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moyo Zoo Lake Restaurant

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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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Montreal, Canada
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148 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Stepping into the restaurant we were already in love with the vibe. It has this charming atmosphere that is hard to describe but totally worth a visit! The windows were open unto the patio even though it was a bit chilly, and the waiter offered a blanket for the lady which was very appreciated. There was a live musician performing... More 

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Thank ScotchAndSuits
Greater Johannesburg, South Africa
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Good food, not cheap but very good. Great landscape and environment. Good cocktails and good music on weekends.

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1 Thank 591jd649
Johannesburg, South Africa
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78 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Good selection from quality salads, meat dishes and spicy Africa.The ambience and surroundings makes this ideal for a business lunch or even a romantic dinner.

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1 Thank Jacques C
enefel
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31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had the most amazing 50th birthday celebration at Moyo Zoo Lake courtesy of the function coordinator Star! The staff were amazing, the ambience was relaxed but upmarket, the decor had a truly African flavor with earthy tones, cast iron dishes, beautifully carved railings and so much more. The food was really good and the variety of different dishes was... More 

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

Thank-you for the magic review! We appreciate your 5 star feedback and look forward to seeing you again soon! Warm regards, The moyo team More 

Ottawa, Canada
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was our first taste of South Africa's BBQ culture, and we really enjoyed a great meal as a family. It is a beautiful setting in a park with calm scenery all around, which was great respite from the city hum. Good service as well.

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1 Thank nancylou528
moyo2016, Guest Relations Manager at moyo Zoo Lake, responded to this review

Thank-you for highlighting the great service you experienced at our restaurant! Warm regards, The moyo team More 

Bloemfontein, South Africa
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went to the restaurant on a Saturday to celebrate my birthday and WOW!! Everyone was satisfied. My brother doesn't eat a lot of things but hey he had a lot of options to choose from. Our day waiter was Bryaston he was hands on with all our request. Thank you brother. The boat was also amaizing not forgetting the... More 

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2 Thank mashego8
moyo2016, Guest Relations Manager at moyo Zoo Lake, responded to this review

Thank-you for the great feedback, we look forward to seeing you again soon! Warm regards Team moyo More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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98 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lets be honest, the food has never been great, what set this place apart when it opened was the great spirit created by the decor and the staffs enthusiasm...these were the real stars of the show. Well now the food has dropped from acceptable to mediocre, the staff have gone from cheerful and enthusiastic to miserable and unenthusiastic and the... More 

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Thank dooley_13
moyo2016, Guest Relations Manager at moyo Zoo Lake, responded to this review

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 you soon! Warm regards Team moyo More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Amasing views, great location, good food (not great but good). Vegetarian / Vegan options are limited. The atmosphere makes it a winner esp if you have tourist guests...but the food is ok to good. Service can be spotty...somwtimes amazing - sometimes poor. A place I bring my foreign visitors to for the mix of decor, African food done in a... More 

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1 Thank marvin c
moyo2016, Guest Relations Manager at moyo Zoo Lake, responded to this review

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

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 20 April 2017 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
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2017

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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1 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$6 - US$34
Cuisine
Contemporary, African, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, View, Bar Scene, Romantic
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?