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US$6 - US$34
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 26 December 2021

Great views, good service, but the food was very under whelming and disappointing especially for a Christmas day when entertaining guests.

Date of visit: December 2021
Reviewed 12 November 2021 via mobile

After a sturdy walk around the beautiful gardens, the choice for lunch was Moyo or the tea room. We chose Moyo which proved very disappointing. The service was really poor - details would surprise you - and the food was bland and boring. This was...the worst meal we had during our 4 days in Cape Town, but maybe the tourists are impressed by the so called local favourites. If faced with our choice, go with the tea room!More

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed 5 November 2021

We had been here before (and other Moyo's restaurants) and had high expectations bit felt a little disappointed. We weren't especially impressed with the food quality. It just wasn't that special. Service was friendly and the views are amazing. Note they don't take bookings for...the terrace. When coming for lunch, you will need to buy a ticket for the botanical gardens (but they are a real treat, especially in spring!).More

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 1 November 2021

Celebrated my sister’s 40th on 17 October 2021 at Moyo’s Kirstenbosch. What amazing service from the team and the food was amazing from starters to dessert (Thank you chef Neil). Catered to all our needs😊 (vegetarian dishes were delightful). Will most definitely recommend Moyo’s for...any function 🌹Keep it up. 11/10.More

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 20 October 2021

After walking for hours in the Kirstenbosch gardens, we were so happy to see a restaurant. We had been rained on several times and looked like wet dogs but the staff were all so kind and welcoming. I asked the waiter about a couple of...items and told him that I was extremely allergic to gluten. He went to the chef and found a couple of great options for me. What I had served to me was delicious and more amazing than I had expected. The service was great and quick, as I was finishing my last sip of a drink the waiter was there asking if I wanted another. Both my husband and I were very happy with the service and what a gorgeous restaurant too!More

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 27 September 2021

I visited Moyo's yesterday. Our previous visit last year was really good and I was looking forward to the same great experience. However, after being seated for quite a while without receiving as much as even just a menu, I ended up ordering take-away coffee...that I can drink on my way to the other restaurant in Kirstenbosch. At the counter, I had to wait for another patron who was also ordering at the counter, complaining that there was no service. Quite disappointing.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 7 August 2021 via mobile

Been once a while ago. Was on a Sunday at lunch. Food terrible, service worse. Never going back. Feels like a tourist trap.

Date of visit: August 2021
Lovemoyo, Owner at moyo Kirstenbosch, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2021

Hi there Jason, We are disappointed to hear that you did not enjoy your moyo experience. If you are willing please send your contact info through to info@moyo.com so that we can get in touch and address - The moyo team

Reviewed 3 May 2021 via mobile

Fantastic setting. Pies were really good (as good as Perigrine!!) Professional, slick and friendly service by Kanta 🙏🏼

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 17 February 2021

I visited Kirstenbosch Gardens and I am disturbed by the behaviour of the workers - Jolene. We asked her for the bathroom and she told us that we should use the bathrooms that are all up the hill which was so far away from where...we were, I think bathrooms are fully open to the public - it’s very disrespectful as I had a baby with me who needed the toilet too. My daughter went to order at Moyo later on and she told them they couldn’t enter inside the restaurant and we should order from her but they were aware that she is not the nicest person and told her they were prefer ordering inside instead and while they were inside she came in and was rude to one of my girls and rudely told her not to tap the card on the machine. If she has issues with herself, she should not work around people. She is rude and the manager should do something about it. Her attitude stinks.More

Date of visit: February 2021
Lovemoyo, Owner at moyo Kirstenbosch, responded to this reviewResponded 18 February 2021

Hi there Tana, We are disappointed to hear that you did not enjoy your moyo experience. If you are willing please send your contact info through to info@moyo.com so that we can get in touch and address - The moyo team

Reviewed 11 November 2020 via mobile

To whom it may concern I would like to lay a formal complaint and it is to be noted in this email against your restaurant managers, Patricia and Floyd who work at the Moyo branch in Kirstenbosh Gardens. My mother is 83 years old and...justifiably scared of contracting COVID 19. It was son's birthday and it was the first time we were getting together as a family. It was a big deal to a close knit family. I literally begged for half an hour for the maitre d’ to allow us to sit outside because there were two empty tables to the right of the entrance. My mother still refused to go inside the restaurant because it would increase her chances of getting COVID. Out of desperation I asked to see the manager (Floyd) He refused but at my insistence he conferred with another manager, Patricia who also refused permission. He explained that because if he allowed us to be seated there it would lay a precedence to the other patrons. After all the fuss my mother reluctantly agreed to go inside. We had a lovely meal, enjoyed a wonderful get together and we celebrated my son's birthday. I was very content. However, upon exiting the restaurant the table we requested outside was full of people. As you can imagine I was furious! I spoke to both Floyd and Patricia to express my unhappiness. They apologized but what was more concerning was their double standards. An apology is not acceptable under these circumstances. It spoiled our day what should have been a happy event. I would greatly appreciate it if you speak to your managers and chastise them for their lack of judgement and discrimination. I refuse to enter the restaurant again. Sent from my iPhoneMore

Date of visit: November 2020
Lovemoyo, Owner at moyo Kirstenbosch, responded to this reviewResponded 12 November 2020

Hi there Elda, We are so terribly sorry that your experience was not up to our expected moyo standards. Please can you email us at info@moyo.com with your contact details and we will take this matter up with our management team - The moyo team

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19 August 2020|
Response from Lovemoyo | Property representative |
Hi there, Please can you email us directly and we will send you all the details. Warm Regards, The moyo team
15 January 2015|
Response from christel | Reviewed this property |
So just wondering why you did not respond last year when I wrote the review. Just been to Kirstenbosch again and avoided Moyo- tried the Tea garden place instead!
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Frequently Asked Questions about moyo Kirstenbosch

Yes, moyo Kirstenbosch offers takeaway services.

moyo Kirstenbosch is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 3.5
  • Service: 3.5
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 3.5