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moyo Zoo Lake

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Contemporary, African
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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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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 22:00
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Beautiful place open to the Park. The food was excelent, and the staff was very helpfull. I would return certainly.

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Thank Julia M
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

If you are looking for local food and southern african feel this is the best place to try. The food is great service is awesome when it's not that busy, it has an unique South African vibe that I can't describe. Best time to visit evening

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Thank Thembi S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great end to our global summit. Great food and authentic African atmosphere. Music, dancing and shopping at the end.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Was a great day out with some different type of food... would recommend for tourists and locals alike

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

Thank-you for your 5 Star review! The moyo Family appreciate your warm feedback and look forward to seeing you again soon! Warm regards, Team moyo More 

Livingston, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Came here for breakfast with my family on a Sunday morning. I can't remember the last time I went to Zoo Lake while I was living in SA as it always seemed dodgy & unsafe. I was very impressed with how the restaurant changed my view & I will certainly be back next time I visit. The menu had a... More 

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

Thank-you for highlighting your excellent experience at moyo Zoo Lake! The moyo Family appreciates your valuable input look forward to hosting you when you visit SA again. Warm regards, Team moyo More 

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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had friends in town and wanted a great restaurant for tourists, with African cuisine on the menu. Moyo exceeded our expectations. We were very impressed with our waiter! We were seated quickly, our orders were correct, and the service was accurate and attentive, despite the large crowd, music, and busy atmosphere. The calamari appetizer had a peanut sauce that... More 

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

Thank-you for reviewing your excellent experience at moyo Zoo Lake! The moyo Family appreciate your 5 star review and look forward to hosting you again soon! Warm regards, Team moyo More 

London, United Kingdom
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82 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

36 years after our original visit we came back for coffee at Moyo (think it was know as the Zoo restaurant in the 80s) and it was still a nice to rest after a stroll in the park. The place is on three level and has nice views over the lake if seated on the terrace. The design is more... More 

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

Thank-you for you valuable review! The moyo Family look forward to hosting you for an amazing lunch again soon! Warm regards, Team moyo More 

Cape Town
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good, solid value and always enjoyable. However was VERY noisy, whicj is OK if you're having a ball, but unpleasant if you want to have a conversation around the table. Food en atmosphere (outside the noise) good.

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

Thank-you for highlighting the festive atmosphere at moyo Zoo Lake! The moyo Team value your insight and look forward to hosting you again soon! Warm regards, Team moyo More 

Alberton, South Africa
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had our Christmas party on Saturday for 18 people. From the time we arrived the service was fantastic, Prince and his assistants were exceptionally attentive. Would have liked a bigger selection of starters but the rest of the food was very tasty,offering a large variety, enjoyed by all. The entertainment was also greatly enjoyed. So a very enjoyable day... More 

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

Thank-you for the outstanding review! The moyo Team are delighted that your function was enjoyed by everyone and look forward to hosting you again soon! Warm regards, Team moyo More 

Johannesburg
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am South African and am surrounded by the African culture every single day. This restaurant, however, enhances the culture and adds a real touch of class. Exceptional service, amazing food, with a live jazz band to set the mood, there are a few meals that you wont find anywhere else - traditional African plates. Also love the decor, simple... More 

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

Thank-you for your 5 Star review! The moyo Family appreciate the mention of your incredible experience and look forward to seeing you again 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
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
Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, 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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?