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“a lot of ambience with true african food”
Review of moyo Melrose Arch

moyo Melrose Arch
Ranked #10 of 1,304 Restaurants in Johannesburg
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $37
Cuisines: African, Ethiopian, Moroccan, Tunisian
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, 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.
Reviewed October 7, 2013

The atmosphere was wonderful.I believe the service was quite good.The menu was varied .There was six of us and we tried six different items.The results were more a product of our culinary likes and dislikes than the preparation of the food.In essence it was a good experience and a place I would recommend.

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Thank Mainelytravel
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moyo2016, Guest Relations Manager at moyo Melrose Arch, responded to this reviewResponded 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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Reviewed October 2, 2013

Our last meal in South Africa with entire group. We were led into the depths of the restaurant. It was like entering a movie set in the casbah. Drapes hanging from the ceiling, tangine served food, exotic drinks, artist painting our faces.

Thank Barbara W
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moyo2016, Guest Relations Manager at moyo Melrose Arch, responded to this reviewResponded 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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Reviewed October 1, 2013

I have mixed feelings about Moyo! On the one hand, I really loved the restaurant's atmosphere... they had created a wonderful terrasse with special lightenings, sofas, tables, etc. which made the place looking amazingly beautiful. On the other hand, I was pretty disappointed with the food and service. I had ordered medium rare kudu but it was cooked as medium and was nothing fancy.
Additionally, the service was pretty poor as the waitress was not really focused in what she was doing. Finally, in terms of price/quality, the value wasn't high either. The menu was pretty expensive for what you were getting in your plate.
I believe this place is really perfect for a drink in the evening thanks to the wonderful atmosphere they've created but I would rather choose another restaurant for dinner.

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Thank LAuditeur
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moyo2016, Guest Relations Manager at moyo Melrose Arch, responded to this reviewResponded 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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Reviewed September 16, 2013

We went to eat here with high expectations, but totally not worth the hype. We managed to get a table without a reservation but that was the only positive from the night. Half the items on the menu were not available, and all of them were over priced (heavily). The wine list is not extensive and once again we heard the "Sorry, out of stock" line on our first selection. The service was quite poor and the food left much to desire for. There are a few really good places to eat at Melrose Arch and this is most definitely not one of them!

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Thank nish v
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moyo2016, Guest Relations Manager at moyo Melrose Arch, responded to this reviewResponded 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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Reviewed September 9, 2013

I am very, very unimpressed by the level of service at Moyo, in fact there is no service. My husband and I were staying the weekend at the lovely Fire and Ice hotel around the corner and decided to go to MOYO for a drink and dinner.
Well we sat at the bar table out in the open for 20 minutes with NO service! We sat and watched 7 waiters and waitresses having a fat conversation by the door. They were so involved in there conversation they didn't even notice us. One looked directly at us and went to another table. We then decided it was clear they do not want our business so we left.
Very disappointing as i have heard such good reviews on the restaurant.

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Thank Lindsey T
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moyo2016, Guest Relations Manager at moyo Melrose Arch, responded to this reviewResponded 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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