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moyo Zoo Lake

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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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Southampton, United Kingdom
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86 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Every time I visit Johannesburg, which I try and do at least annually to visit family, I have to have at least one meal at Moyo. The food is superb, the service is brilliant and the impromptu entertain excellent. Probably my favourite restaurant anywhere

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Thank Karen27_12
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Recommended - staff very friendly and their food is quite good - the whole environment is very African

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1 Thank Anthony M
Johannesburg, South Africa
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47 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a place for romantic evenings or for bringing your interational visitors to experience African fine dinning.

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1 Thank Mike S
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39 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoyed my meal. It was prompt and what I ordered. Flavour was there and texture was great. No complaints here.

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2 Thank Hardly089
Johannesburg, South Africa
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had the breakfast buffet at Moyo Zoo Lake and was really impressed as it was a wonderful experience. From the quality of the food to the service and the ambience, this was an excellent breakfast choice. I have also visited Moyo at Melrose Arch and was very impressed with that too.

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3 Thank RoyalRidz
Johannesburg, South Africa
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160 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A lot of lights, good meals,even when is storming the place is so cosy.Great bread platter. Just missing the old breadrolls which were on table by opening the Moyo years ago...please bring them back on tables. The rose water for washing hands before meal is great idea, just the towel should be fresh for each client- I suggest.

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

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

johannesburg S.A
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The ambience is lovely and Enthic design . The food is delicious . The service super , the staff are friendly and always ready to explain a meal that's on special. Overall we just love that place.

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

Thank-you for highlighting your great experience at moyo Zoo Lake! The moyo Family appreciate your warm review and look forward to seeing you again soon! Warm regards, Team moyo More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dinner with friends the hand washing and face painting still very popular especially for tourists the buffet was ok being South African nothing extraordinary however our overseas visitors enjoyed the African cuisine and the whole African experience.

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

Thank-you for highlighting the great time your international guests had at moyo Zoo Lake! The moyo family appreciate your valuable review and look forward to hosting you again soon! Warm regards, Team moyo More 

Copenhagen, Denmark
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food was very good. Complimentary starter, I had the ostrich salad and the butternut squash crumble, which both were very nice. The live music made the experience even greater! Some of the staff is a little bit rude, but most of them were very nice and kind. Definitely worth a visit!

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

Thank-you for highlighting the great atmosphere at our store! The moyo family appreciate your warm review and hope to see you again soon! Warm regards, Team moyo More 

Johannesburg
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wonderful to sit outside at the lake. Food great as always. Service team lacking some finesse that makes up such a big part of the cultural experience.

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

Thank-you for highlighting the consistency of our food! The moyo family appreciate the feedback from our regular customers and look forward to seeing 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
View, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Romantic, 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
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?