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“Food was average”
Review of moyo Melrose Arch

moyo Melrose Arch
Ranked #10 of 1,208 Restaurants in Johannesburg
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $37
Cuisines: African, Ethiopian, Moroccan, Tunisian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: In the heart of Johannesburg, the 350-seater, multi-level modern restaurant - clad in copper with pressed pebble walls - embodies Africa's finest music and urban cuisine offerings.
Johannesburg, South Africa
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72 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Food was average”
Reviewed December 19, 2012

Visited Moyo early this year. As per normal the ambience is very cool. However on this specific occassion I did not think the food lived up to the normal Moyo standard.

Visited January 2012
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Thank RonelleJ1955
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moyo2016, Guest Relations Manager at moyo Melrose Arch, responded to this review, March 18, 2017
Dear Guest, sorry we missed your valuable review! We are delighted to inform you that we are fully active on Tripadvisor and are responding to all customer feedback on this platform. We look forward to hearing from you again soon!

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“A must experience when visiting Johannesburg”
Reviewed December 11, 2012

You have to go at least once if you're visiting Johannesburg. The traditional element can be a bit overboard, but the food is good, and you will have an enjoyable evening.

Visited February 2012
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Thank Wayne B
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moyo2016, Guest Relations Manager at moyo Melrose Arch, responded to this review, March 18, 2017
Dear Guest, sorry we missed your valuable review! We are delighted to inform you that we are fully active on Tripadvisor and are responding to all customer feedback on this platform. We look forward to hearing from you again soon!

Warm regards,
Team moyo
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London, England, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“delicious!”
Reviewed December 11, 2012

The food here is amazing. I've been about 4 or 5 times and every time it gets better. Mains are a bit pricey, from R70 all the way up to R200. But the whole experience is worth it!
Traditional African hand washing rituals, face painting, dancing, and decor make it a place worth visiting again.
I took my English boyfriend to Moyo in Melrose Arch on a trip to South Africa and he loved it so much we had to go back again before his trip ended!
Drinks are reasonable too. Service is good, and can be great, depending on how busy it is. Live music on Thursdays makes it even more fun.
Highly recommend a potjie, or the Moyo Medallions!

  • Visited November 2012
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Thank Sarah A
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moyo2016, Guest Relations Manager at moyo Melrose Arch, responded to this review, March 18, 2017
Dear Guest, sorry we missed your valuable review! We are delighted to inform you that we are fully active on Tripadvisor and are responding to all customer feedback on this platform. We look forward to hearing from you again soon!

Warm regards,
Team moyo
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Centurion, South Africa
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“great vibe”
Reviewed December 4, 2012

ambiance is nice, food is delicious, service is efficient and location very convenient. definately a place for chilling and listening to good soulful music

Visited December 2012
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Thank Pumla N
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moyo2016, Guest Relations Manager at moyo Melrose Arch, responded to this review, March 18, 2017
Dear Guest, sorry we missed your valuable review! We are delighted to inform you that we are fully active on Tripadvisor and are responding to all customer feedback on this platform. We look forward to hearing from you again soon!

Warm regards,
Team moyo
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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63 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“TERRIBLE pretend to be african food”
Reviewed November 29, 2012

Food is just boring and not good. Also from all the Moyos this has the worst quality of food.
The service is one of the worst in the country as waiters couldnt care less what you ask for, bring what they want and besides the WOW factor for tourists that see "african"dancers and get face painted its simply GARBAGE

Visited August 2012
Helpful?
Thank cheloni
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moyo2016, Guest Relations Manager at moyo Melrose Arch, responded to this review, March 18, 2017
Dear Guest, sorry we missed your valuable review! We are delighted to inform you that we are fully active on Tripadvisor and are responding to all customer feedback on this platform. We look forward to hearing from you again soon!

Warm regards,
Team moyo
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