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moyo Zoo Lake Restaurant

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RR - RRR
Contemporary, African, Vegetarian Friendly
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1 Prince of Wales Drive | Zoo Lake Park, Johannesburg 2193, South Africa
+27 11 646 0058
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08:00 - 22:00
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Curry's Post, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A early morning walk around the lake with the small children then breakfast at Moyos is always a treat. Service was a little slow and my choice of a Banting style breakfast was disappointing. But a nice atmosphere and the Children could potter around.

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Thank Sue I
moyo2016, Guest Relations Manager at moyo Zoo Lake, responded to this review

Thank-you for highlighting the great atmosphere at our restaurant! We are sorry to hear that your banting breakfast was not up to your expectations. We would love to hear more from you so we can improve on this particular menu item and would really appreciate an email with your contact details in order to do so. Our General manager can... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Have you ever had one of those days where your focus is out of wack and you just cannot concentrate at your desk? Well this was one of those days. I was accosted by a colleague and after many failed attempts at sitting down and focusing on what is needed for every startup - we ended up at Mayo's. This... More 

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Thank Angela H
moyo2016, Guest Relations Manager at moyo Zoo Lake, responded to this review

Thank-you for your 5 star review! Our team appreciate your valuable feedback and look forward to seeing you again soon! Warm regards, Team moyo More 

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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So a few weekends ago I went to Moyo in the Zoolake (I haven't been for years so I didn't really know what to expect). However, it exceeded my expectations. We were greeted in a really friendly manner at the door. I had already made a reservation but we wanted to sit on one of the higher level decks which... More 

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moyo2016, Guest Relations Manager at moyo Zoo Lake, responded to this review

Thank-you for your detailed review! The moyo family appreciate your 5 star feedback and hope to see you again soon! Warm regards, Team moyo More 

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51 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a great dining experience for a group of new travelers to South Africa. The food was good, but the experience is what makes it. It was a great cultural showcase with face painting and a group tribal singers/dancers. The dancing was reminiscent of an American black fraternity step show, the parallels were fascinating.

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moyo2016, Guest Relations Manager at moyo Zoo Lake, responded to this review

Thank-you for the 5 star feedback! Warm regards, Team moyo More 

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209 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

After dropping the kids off at school we had a stop at Moyos Zoo Lake. It is so peaceful next to the Zoo Lake. You hear the ducks and water fountains. Love the African decorated tea pot! There is comfortable sofas & seating up on the deck.

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2 Thank Dirmu G
moyo2016, Guest Relations Manager at moyo Zoo Lake, responded to this review

Thank-you for your valuable review, we look forward to seeing you again soon! Warm regards, Team moyo More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a great time with family and friends on a special day. Service was as good as the food and the atmosphere.

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2 Thank EddieRoodt
moyo2016, Guest Relations Manager at moyo Zoo Lake, responded to this review

Thank-you for reviewing your special experience at our restaurant! Warm regards, Team moyo More 

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25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I ate here with a larger group in early March. The food was excellent as was the service. When you arrive, they will pour rosewater over your hands into a basin. Because I was with a group, it was a set menu that included an Amarula aperitif, soup, salad, mopani worms, multiple sides and entrees, and chocolate mousse for dessert.... More 

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2 Thank Christina W
moyo2016, Guest Relations Manager at moyo Zoo Lake, responded to this review

Thank-you for highlighting the excellent food and service you enjoyed at our restaurant! The moyo family hope to see you again soon! Warm regards, Team moyo More 

Johannesburg
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145 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not far from my hood Moyo''s Zoo Lake is almost a landmark when visiting Johannesburg's (ParkTown suburbs). Centrally localed in the norther suburb of Jozie over looking the Zoo lake and in close proximity to the Zoo - Moyo's offers a meal for anytime of day. There is always a magical feeling when entering any of the Moyo's in SA... More 

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moyo2016, Guest Relations Manager at moyo Zoo Lake, responded to this review

Thank-you for your detailed review! The our friendly team appreciate your 5 star feedback and look forward to hosting you again soon! Warm regards, Team moyo More 

Mazkeret Batya, Israel
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75 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came on Sunday noon and the band was playing, the waitress offered us drinks and ask if we would like to have the buffet for R199 unlimited including dessert. It was a great offer, we ate from salad to soup to calamari to beef to .... all were very tasty. Great place with great value for money. The band... More 

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moyo2016, Guest Relations Manager at moyo Zoo Lake, responded to this review

Thank-you for highlighting the amazing atmosphere you enjoyed at our restaurant! We value your warm feedback and hope you call again soon! Warm regards, Team moyo More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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63 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

THe setting should be ideal and condicive to creating a wonderful eating and social experience.Instead the restaurant is slightly tatty, the music and ambience over contrived to create a fake ,generic African vibe. And the food is okay but not inconsistent.An unhappy, unfulfilling place.

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moyo2016, Guest Relations Manager at moyo Zoo Lake, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank-you for reviewing your visit at moyo Zoo Lake. We really appreciate your valuable feedback and would appreciate it if you could please email us your contact details at zoolake@moyo.com in order to speak to you directly about the experience you had in our restaurant. We look forward to hearing from you soon! Warm regards, Team moyo More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3,5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3,5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4,5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$34
Cuisine
Contemporary, African, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Validated Parking
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 22:00
Monday
08:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 22:00
Thursday
08:00 - 22:00
Friday
08:00 - 22:00
Saturday
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Prince of Wales Drive | Zoo Lake Park, Johannesburg 2193, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Greater Johannesburg  >  Johannesburg
  • Phone Number: +27 11 646 0058
Description
moyo Zoo Lake is a tranquil retreat from the urban hustle and bustle of Joburg.

By day moyo offers a relaxed, family-friendly atmosphere; as the African sun sets, cocktails on the deck and fabulous live music set the tone for an extraordinary evening of fine-dining and soulful vibes.

moyo Magic gives new meaning to birthday parties and workshops.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?