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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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Johannesburg
Level Contributor
3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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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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 

Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My sister's sixtieth birthday party was held at Moyo's. Our guests raved about both the food and the atmosphere. The service was excellent - our hosts Bryton & Charmaine were really attentive. The event was so succesful that I plan to have my own birthday celebration there. A big thank you to everyone involved, in particular to Bryton & Charmaine.

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Thank robynbl2017
moyo2016, Guest Relations Manager at moyo Zoo Lake, responded to this review

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

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96 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely love the location of this restaurant. Ideal for family or couples outing. Set in gorgeous park where you can go for a lovely walk after your meal.

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

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

Las Vegas, Nevada
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If this is the only "African" meal/experience you can get, do it. The restaurant is very nice and has beautiful grounds, but the food is not as great as you would expect. We were told there would be musicians and dancers the evening we were there (a Saturday!) and nothing happened. When we asked, they said they didn't have that.... More 

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Thank phun-key
moyo2016, Guest Relations Manager at moyo Zoo Lake, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank-you for highlighting the great location of moyo Zoo Lake! The moyo Team appreciate your valuable review and will ensure that your feedback is used to improve the overall experience at our store. Warm regards, Team moyo More 

Gauteng
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184 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were invited to join friends. I must admit I was skeptical given it being a public holiday and the Zoo lake location. How wrong I was. The server was excellent and the buffet both deep and broad in content. Most meats cooked to well done. Good desserts and a cheese board. Pity the place was only a third full.... More 

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

Thank-you for highlighting the excellent all round experience you enjoyed at moyo Zoo Lake! The moyo Family appreciate your valuable review and look forward to seeing you again soon! Warm regards, Team moyo More 

London, United Kingdom
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419 reviews
211 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This venue is ideal for a larger group get together. The venue is spacious and the food at the buffet is reasonably laid out and delicious. Unlike other buffets it's nice small portions which make allowance to try each dish out. Staff are friendly and very helpful only real issue is that with the heat fans of some sort would... More 

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3 Thank Globetrotter201026
moyo2016, Guest Relations Manager at moyo Zoo Lake, responded to this review

Thank-you for your warm review! The moyo Family appreciate you highlighting our friendly staff and look forward to hosting you for another enjoyable family day soon! Warm regards, Team moyo More 

Amman, Jordan
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232 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great family Sunday lunch here recently. What a great setting and serene atmosphere right next to Zoo Lake. Service was friendly and the menu selection offers a great variety to choose from. Definitely worth a visit here for a relaxing afternoon or evening meal.

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3 Thank Esme L
moyo2016, Guest Relations Manager at moyo Zoo Lake, responded to this review

Thank-you for your fabulous review! The moyo Family value your detailed feedback and look forward to seeing you again soon! Warm regards, Team moyo More 

Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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50 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Outstanding! Loved the rustic decor and African spirit that pervades the whole venue. The menu is varied and interesting and the live jazz was superb. The hand washing and face painting was a treat for my overseas guests and all in all an outstanding lunch. Have been to this venue several times and it has never disappointed.

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3 Thank Diane J
moyo2016, Guest Relations Manager at moyo Zoo Lake, responded to this review

Thank-you for the warm review! The moyo Family value your insightful feedback and look forward to hosting you again son! Warm regards, Team moyo More 

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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a lovely spot for sundowners, especially on the upper deck. Great snacks to eat with your sundowners as well

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3 Thank Rob H
moyo2016, Guest Relations Manager at moyo Zoo Lake, responded to this review

Thank-you for highlighting our great location for sundowners. Moyo Zoo Lake is running a cocktail special until the 9th of January 2017 and we hope to see you enjoying another sundowner with us soon! Warm regards, Team moyo More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Took my team for lunch today. The service was really slow, waitress disengaged and inattentive... the food was delicious and generous. Pricing a bit on the high side for the service they give...

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Thank Gladwin1004
moyo2016, Guest Relations Manager at moyo Zoo Lake, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank-you for highlighting the great food you enjoyed at moyo Zoo Lake! The moyo Team appreciate your valuable review and will ensure that your feedback is used to improve the overall experience at our store. 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
Romantic, View, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, 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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