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moyo Zoo Lake

1 Prince of Wales Drive | Zoo Lake Park, Johannesburg 2193, South Africa
+27 11 646 0058
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Overview
  • Excellent38%
  • Very good34%
  • Average16%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible4%
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Open Now
8:00 AM - 10:00 PMAll 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 590 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Our one night in town and friends who live here recommended this place for dinner. It's in a quiet neighborhood, set back from the street in a small compound surrounded by trees. There is free parking although by Joburg or ZA custom you still have...More

Thank paxa
moyo2016, Guest Relations Manager at moyo Zoo Lake, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your positive review! We're glad you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again next time! Warm regards, The moyo team.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great venue over the zoo lake. Good food and entertainment. Found the prices really expensive but the food was really tasty and lots of selection of different meat veg and starch. Traditional pap and neat absolutely delicious. Add to this a trip to the zoo...More

Thank 987adinab
moyo2016, Guest Relations Manager at moyo Zoo Lake, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your positive review! We're glad you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again next time! Warm regards, The moyo team.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wanted to experience a proper African meal so decided the visit Moyo at Zoolake. While the location and ambiance is great, the food was awful to say the least and the service was horrendous. Worst food I've had in SA so far! It's a shame...More

Thank Hamza S
moyo2016, Guest Relations Manager at moyo Zoo Lake, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Guest, thank-you for your valuable feedback. We would love to hear more from you and would really appreciate an email addressed to our general manager at zoolake@moyo.com so we can use your feedback to improve on your experience. We look forward to hearing from...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoyed the meal very much. The service was excellent. Exceptional service. Thanks you Moyos Zoo Lake.

Thank Moshibudi M
moyo2016, Guest Relations Manager at moyo Zoo Lake, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your positive review! We're glad you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again next time! Warm regards, The moyo team.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ambiance is amazing, an idea place to feel African spirit in this place. They have a very big garden. There is a small shop where African hand work souvenirs can be bought. They also have local dance shows in the evenings.

Thank Eren G
moyo2016, Guest Relations Manager at moyo Zoo Lake, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your 5 star review and kind words! We're glad you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again next time. Warm regards, The moyo team

Reviewed 9 October 2017

A large family group met for a light lunch which we all enjoyed. The surroundings are lovely and the service was very friendly and efficient Staff members were patient with children.

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

Thank you for your positive review! We're glad you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again next time! Warm regards, The moyo team.

Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

Was a while ago but have heard nothing positive since. Overpriced. Overrated and lousy service! Would never return.More

Thank Garth d
moyo2016, Guest Relations Manager at moyo Zoo Lake, responded to this reviewResponded 29 September 2017

Dear Guest, thank-you for your valuable feedback. We would love to hear more from you and would really appreciate an email addressed to our general manager at zoolake@moyo.com so we can use your feedback to improve on your experience. We look forward to hearing from...More

Reviewed 14 September 2017

My wife and I visited Moyo Zoo Lake this Saturday noon and opted for an outdoor table right next to the lawn with a great view towards the lake. Well, it was great view up until the time a party of 12 came over and...More

1  Thank Laurentiu I
moyo2016, Guest Relations Manager at moyo Zoo Lake, responded to this reviewResponded 26 September 2017

Dear Guest, thank-you for your valuable feedback. We would love to hear more from you and would really appreciate an email addressed to our general manager at zoolake@moyo.com so we can use your feedback to improve on your experience. We look forward to hearing from...More

Reviewed 9 September 2017

Went and celebrated my friends 42nd birthday and everything was so well organised. The staff were absolutely friendly. The atmosphere was really nice plus the buffet was excellent. Just want to say thank you for the wonderful time and for makings my friends day really...More

2  Thank Shiraz M
moyo2016, Guest Relations Manager at moyo Zoo Lake, responded to this reviewResponded 14 September 2017

Thank you for your 5 star review! We're glad you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again next time. Warm regards, The moyo team.

Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

The outside area was "closed" by 16:00 on a Saturday. Why? This is Joburg, not some 1 horse town in quiet season. In Joburg, we eat out. We were excited by the menu. Good looking, tasty sounding options. But, boy oh boy, service is slow....More

1  Thank Brent B
moyo2016, Guest Relations Manager at moyo Zoo Lake, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2017

Dear Guest, thank-you for your valuable feedback. We would love to hear more from you and would really appreciate an email addressed to our general manager at zoolake@moyo.com so we can use your feedback to improve on your experience. We look forward to hearing from...More

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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
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, View, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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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