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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
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
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LOCATION
1 Prince of Wales Drive | Zoo Lake Park, Johannesburg 2193, South Africa
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1 - 10 of 594 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago

Moyo Zoo Lake is amazingly decorated bt I believe this to be more of a tourist trap than anything else. Didn't care much for the food at all.More

Thank Jose A
moyo2016, Guest Relations Manager at moyo Zoo Lake, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear guest, thank-you for highlighting our amazing decor in your valauble review. If there is anything else that you feel can improve the quality of the experience we offer, we would really appreciate an email to zoolake@moyo.com and our management team will gladly get In...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Moyo is known for offering food with an African twist. The vibe is soulful, earthy and rhythmic - like Africa herself. Went there for lunch recently and was reminded what a great restaurant it is. The buffet lunch offered loads of salads and starters, plus...More

2  Thank john_mehliss
moyo2016, Guest Relations Manager at moyo Zoo Lake, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank-you for the positive review, we hope to see you again soon! Warm regards, The moyo team

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The service is good but a bit slow. The athmosfere is relaxed and P an-African.You can enjoj the view at the lake or coose a table in deep shade. Great place

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

As we live in Australia, we planned our engagement party via email. Star and Thando were excellent, so professional, nothing was ever too much trouble and they replied quickly to my emails despite the 9 hour time difference. On the day the room was set...More

1  Thank Jodie F
moyo2016, Guest Relations Manager at moyo Zoo Lake, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

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 9 November 2017

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

1  Thank paxa
moyo2016, Guest Relations Manager at moyo Zoo Lake, responded to this reviewResponded 4 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 7 November 2017 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

1  Thank 987adinab
moyo2016, Guest Relations Manager at moyo Zoo Lake, responded to this reviewResponded 9 November 2017

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 6 November 2017 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

2  Thank Hamza S
moyo2016, Guest Relations Manager at moyo Zoo Lake, responded to this reviewResponded 9 November 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 6 November 2017 via mobile

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

1  Thank Moshibudi M
moyo2016, Guest Relations Manager at moyo Zoo Lake, responded to this reviewResponded 9 November 2017

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 22 October 2017 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.

1  Thank Eren G
moyo2016, Guest Relations Manager at moyo Zoo Lake, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2017

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.

1  Thank Memsahib
moyo2016, Guest Relations Manager at moyo Zoo Lake, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2017

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.

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Ann W
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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
Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
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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