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“"Delightful ;)"”
Review of Back o' the Moon

Back o' the Moon
Ranked #320 of 1,204 Restaurants in Johannesburg
Cuisines: African, Seafood, International, Contemporary
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Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: 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.
Johannesburg, South Africa
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34 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“"Delightful ;)"”
Reviewed November 19, 2012

The is a peaceful resturant with an amazing atmosphere.the music sets a very calm and elegant mood,the deco is nothing but the best.

The food is truely delightful,you can see and taste the fine quality of the ingredians.the food was not disappointing at all,it was more than i had expectited;it was a pleasent surprise.

The seating is spaced out perfectly and surprisingly there is still enough room to move a round.The chair are really comfortabe and are clean(unlike some resturant where you need to check before you sit).

the live music makes waiting for your food a breez.

The coktail(That are alcohol-less of coarse im only 14)where amazing,out of this world.

  • Visited November 2012
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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164 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“A wonderful place to dine and relax”
Reviewed August 10, 2012

This is an excellent establishment. I have visited many times, with the most recent visit in August 2012. The restaurant has recently been renovated. A great place to dine both day and night. The food is delicious. Excellent live music is on offer. The establishment is fairly expensive.

  • Visited August 2012
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