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Back o' the Moon

Gold Reef City | Gold Reef City, Johannesburg 2159, South Africa
+27 11 248 5222
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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good38%
  • Average13%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible12%
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“duck” (4 reviews)
“calamari” (4 reviews)
African, Seafood, International, Contemporary
Gold Reef City | Gold Reef City, Johannesburg 2159, South Africa
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Reviewed June 19, 2018 via mobile

The quality of food for dinner was excellent. The waitress was cognizant of our time constraints and ensured that we got our meals in time to enjoy without a rush. I will go back. The decor does need some attention since it is a busy...More

Thank Saras M
Reviewed April 29, 2018 via mobile

We had a meal at Back of the Moon at Gold Reef City this past Friday 27th April. The vibe and live band was great, however the length of time it took for our food to arrive was not acceptable. We booked a table for...More

Thank Jeemersan G
Reviewed April 3, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful setup in the Gold Reef Casino premises. The food , service, ambience, entertainment, DJ and location was perfect. The Band was not bad. If you choose not to drive afterwards a hotel is located on the premises. Access to the Gold Reef Theme Park...More

Thank H0lidaytrip
Reviewed March 19, 2018

Choose this restaurant as there was no other option for fine dining at this venue. The restaurant is outdated, the decor hasn't changed in years and the the food is mediocre to say the least. The fact that they have a dinner and dance, automatically...More

Thank Fernando P
Reviewed March 7, 2018

We celebrated my aunts 60th birthday at Back O The Moon. The venue has a lovely set up and the staff are lovely. Their menus are all on a tablet that shows you images of what the food looks like. I was very satisfied with...More

Thank Kirsten L
Reviewed January 29, 2018

first arrived on a friday night...they now have a DJ which is awesome had a few drinks outside (Sundowner) afternoon..was really fun tried the steak starter was ok, the chicken main and chips was Amazing..had a state of someones, than decided to order the Duck...More

Thank DarrenAmbrose
Reviewed January 21, 2018 via mobile

We were invited by friends to have supper at this fun restaurant. The restaurant itself has a vibey atmosphere and the staff is warm and welcoming. Make sure you have a reservation because this is a popular restaurant. The waiters are well trained and very...More

Thank ElizabethCroeser
Reviewed December 22, 2017

Back O' The Moon (owned by Tsogo Sun) is a quirky and beautifully decorated little restaurant tucked away in Gold Reef City and I was MOST impressed to come across it recently by accident. The original Back o' the Moon I hear was a famous...More

2  Thank LaurasWorldza
Reviewed December 10, 2017

The place was beautiful, nice atmosphere, friendly staff, but the food was really not as nice as i expected. It was kind of tasteless and dull..... It wasn't even presented nice. I wont eat here again to be honest.

1  Thank rocheryder
Reviewed December 6, 2017

We went there for our Company Year End Function, this is the second time that I have been there, whilst the decorum is OK, the food was not fantastic. Started with a fixed menu where a single item was allowed from starter, main and desert....More

1  Thank Alex L
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
African, Seafood, International, Contemporary
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Gold Reef City | Gold Reef City, Johannesburg 2159, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Greater Johannesburg  >  Johannesburg
  • Phone Number: +27 11 248 5222
  • E-mail
The original Back o' the Moon was a famous shebeen in the historic Sophiatown of the 1950's. It was a special place where rich and poor, the elite and the ordinary folk alike would meet in their Sunday best and enjoy music and great food. Some of the early legends of the South African music scene plied their trade at the Back o' the Moon. Back o' the Moon was immortalised by Miriam Makeba in the late 50's stage play,King Kong in which she sang the song Back o' the Moon - a tribute to the rich history of Sophiatown of the late 50's. Today, our own Back o' the Moon is a feast for the senses. It is the complete dining experience, offering an exquisite menu, impeccable service and great entertainment in a lavish and contemporary environment. Sit back, relax and enjoy the experience.
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