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“One visit restaurant”
Review of moyo Zoo Lake

moyo Zoo Lake
Ranked #13 of 1,204 Restaurants in Johannesburg
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $6 - $34
Cuisines: Contemporary, African
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Bar scene, Large groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Scenic view
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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.
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“One visit restaurant”
Reviewed November 20, 2012

Had dinner with the family on a first trip to Jozi. The restaurant is a an African theme park. The location is great at the Zoo lake. Took a walk around the park pre-dinner. Lots of birds and jiggers. The food was ok (had flavor and wasnt expensive) tried the vegetarian boboti and tagine. Pinot noir was served chilled(!) and was overpriced. Service was very slow. I'd recommend skipping if you find a nice African place otherwise probably a decent place to try some new dishes

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Thank agssmd
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moyo2016, Guest Relations Manager at moyo Zoo Lake, responded to this review, March 17, 2017
Dear Guest, sorry we missed your valuable review! We are delighted to inform you that we are now 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
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Birthday lunch at Zoo lake”
Reviewed November 19, 2012

Lovely atmoshphere and friendly staff. i had made a booking and i just wish they had paid more detail to the requests i had made and i wish there could be nicer food for desert in the buffet area.

Visited November 2012
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moyo2016, Guest Relations Manager at moyo Zoo Lake, responded to this review, March 17, 2017
Dear Guest, sorry we missed your valuable review! We are delighted to inform you that we are now 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
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122 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“lovely place, great food and service”
Reviewed November 11, 2012

went for breakfast buffet last week - was excellent - nice choice, beautifully presented and you could pretty much ask for whatever you wanted... omelettes, eggs any style, bacon, sossie and the best - pancakes!
face painting a big win with the kiddies and they decorated a little mirror square which was a big hit. Nice to be able to send the kids off - supervised closed off area - and just sit and enjoy your breakfast and the gorgeous surroundings!

  • Visited November 2012
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Thank MargsCarte
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moyo2016, Guest Relations Manager at moyo Zoo Lake, responded to this review, March 17, 2017
Dear Guest, sorry we missed your valuable review! We are delighted to inform you that we are now 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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Southampton, United Kingdom
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83 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“African ambience”
Reviewed November 10, 2012

I love going to Moyo Zoo Lake whenever I am in Johannesburg. It is the one place I get to at least once during my visits to Jozi. Great African themed setting. Food is diverse and naturally of an African flavour from all over the continent. The virgin mango daicquiri is my absolute favourite. There is a new manager in place who is working hard to bring standards to a higher level. Will be back on my next visit

  • Visited November 2012
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Thank Karen27_12
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moyo2016, Guest Relations Manager at moyo Zoo Lake, responded to this review, March 17, 2017
Dear Guest, sorry we missed your valuable review! We are delighted to inform you that we are now 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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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Rather go to the zoo than Moyo”
Reviewed November 6, 2012

The last three times I have been there the food was disappointing and over priced. On the last occasion we had absolutely no service, it took us an hour to place our order and when it was time to pay I actuall had to phone the restaurant and ask them to send someone to take our money. We could have just walked out and no one would have been any the wiser.

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moyo2016, Guest Relations Manager at moyo Zoo Lake, responded to this review, March 17, 2017
Dear Guest, sorry we missed your valuable review! We are delighted to inform you that we are now 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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