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moyo Zoo Lake

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1 Prince of Wales Drive | Zoo Lake Park, Johannesburg 2193, South Africa
+27 11 646 0058
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Overview
  • Excellent39%
  • Very good34%
  • Average16%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
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Open Now
08:00 - 22:00 Hours
CUISINES
Contemporary, African, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
PRICE
RR - RRR
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LOCATION
1 Prince of Wales Drive | Zoo Lake Park, Johannesburg 2193, South Africa
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1 - 10 of 619 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Loved every bit of the restaurant . African theme that makes you feel very special. Can be used for business or romantic couple meals.

1  Thank Haseena R
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We went with my 8 colleague for dinner on mother's day, the service was excellent but the place is cold and the oxtail was burnt but it was replaced immediately . We booked for 4 hours but we only stayed for 2 hours. They had...More

1  Thank mmooki79
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great location right by a lake. The restaurant has a large external space and when we visited on a Sunday afternoon, they had a live band. There was a good range of food on offer for their buffet, on let down by the bees hovering...More

1  Thank Dapsyd
moyo2016, Guest Relations Manager at moyo Zoo Lake, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank-you for recommending moyo Zoo Lake! Our team appreciate your positive feedback and hope to see you again soon! Warm regards, The moyo team

Reviewed 11 April 2018 via mobile

Set at the zoo lake. Very good African cuisine and traditional meals. Extensive menu and good service. Check the website for nights where they have a live performance from a local artist. Great for a Saturday or Sunday afternoon lunch and finish off with a...More

1  Thank Donovan M
moyo2016, Guest Relations Manager at moyo Zoo Lake, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank-you for the positive feedback, our friendly team hope to see you again soon! Warm regards, The moyo team

Reviewed 8 April 2018

This was my first dinner in Africa and I was disappointed. There was great selection of ethnic food. Service was good and we were even treated to ethnic dancing.

1  Thank kwalkerward
moyo2016, Guest Relations Manager at moyo Zoo Lake, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2018

Thank-you for the 5 star rating, we hope to host you again soon! Warm regards, The moyo team

Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

We booked a table at Moyo... The good The food was really good, slightly overpriced but well worth it. The bad The service is appalling, really slow. Our waitress took a minimum of 20minutes to bring us any single thing we asked for. The food...More

Thank Sunshine0789
moyo2016, Guest Relations Manager at moyo Zoo Lake, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2018

Dear Guest We are terribly to sorry your visit was not up to expectations. Please could you email us at info@moyo.com so we can get in touch regarding your visit. We look forward to hearing from you soon. Warm regards, The moyo team

Reviewed 3 April 2018

The venue needs a good clean & maintenance upgrading. Toilets were not good. Our waiter was very attentive & helpful but sadly let down by the catering staff. The buffet tables had good variety of food choices but were infested with bees. They needed to...More

Thank Forbesanna
moyo2016, Guest Relations Manager at moyo Zoo Lake, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2018

Dear guest, Thank-you for your valuable feedback, we are sorry to hear that your experience was not up to the expected moyo standard. Please could you email our management team at info@moyo.co.za so that your feedback can be addressed directly with you. We look forward...More

Reviewed 2 April 2018

Had a lovely lunch with the family. First time I had eaten at Moyo and what a treat. The menu is fairly extensive, offering traditional African food, full of flavour. The Mozambican peri peri prawns were very good and a decent size, chicken & prawn...More

1  Thank anitar978
moyo2016, Guest Relations Manager at moyo Zoo Lake, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2018

Thank-you for the 5 star review, our friendly team look forward to hosting you again soon! Warm regards, The moyo team

Reviewed 1 April 2018

What a way to start my stay in Johannesburg This food was so good that I had two main meals.The Ostrich Fillet (Well Done) and the Nigerian Meat Kebobs.And for dessert,I had the Peppermint Crisp Cheescake.I`m getting hungry just writng about this.Joseph J.

1  Thank Joseph J
moyo2016, Guest Relations Manager at moyo Zoo Lake, responded to this reviewResponded 2 April 2018

Thank-you for the 5 star review, our friendly team hope to see you again soon! Warm regards, The moyo team

Reviewed 21 March 2018 via mobile

excellent value had the moyo speciality fillet and foresure recommendable my friends from germany had the ostrich and they said best meat they ever had

2  Thank neelsde
moyo2016, Guest Relations Manager at moyo Zoo Lake, responded to this reviewResponded 22 March 2018

Thank-you for reviewing your excellent visit to moyo! We hope to see you again soon! Warm regards, The moyo team

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Ann W
25 March 2017|
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Response from Martin A | Reviewed this property |
The walk isn't long and if the weather is kind, it will be a very pleasant and scenic walk.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$6 - US$34
Cuisine
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, View, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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
  • E-mail
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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