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“Average at best!”
Review of moyo Zoo Lake

moyo Zoo Lake
Ranked #12 of 1,208 Restaurants in Johannesburg
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $6 - $34
Cuisines: African
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
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.
Johannesburg, South Africa
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68 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Average at best!”
Reviewed February 21, 2013

This place is popular and I don't know why! The food is average and over cooked, the service is generally bad...

Visited September 2012
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Thank Ian T
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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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Somerset West, South Africa
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94 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Good African food”
Reviewed February 8, 2013

If you're a foreigner (or a local) in SA and want to experience real African cuisine, you have to go to Moyo. The other Moyo's are nice, but the one at Zoo lake has a great view of the lake, face painters walking around, and I've found that their service is the best out of all the others. Great African cuisine!

Visited January 2013
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Thank Heidi L
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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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Brasov, Romania
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256 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
“a very good restaurant”
Reviewed February 5, 2013

A restaurant located in a beautiful landscape in Johannesburg. Greenery, rich flora.
Good food, friendly staff, pleasant atmosphere.
And, of course, the renowned South African wines.
A typical African art program.
To get in the mood African, tourists faces are painted with folk motifs, by a young girl. Very nice.
It has terrace.

  • Visited November 2012
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1 Thank adi035
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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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SA
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96 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Scenic breakfast”
Reviewed January 30, 2013

I had a lovely buffet breakfast with friends on Sunday morning. You cannot fault the setting of Moyo. It is relaxed and great to be outdoors. Wonderful for kids. The buffet breakfast is such a great idea as you can enjoy exactly what you want. We were a little disappointed that there was no fruit juice when we arrived but they made a plan for us.

  • Visited January 2013
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1 Thank SaLouise
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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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96 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Cool Atmosphere”
Reviewed January 23, 2013

Moyos Zoolake had a very relaxed feel. We sat outside on the upstairs patio and had a view of the lake. There are couches upstairs. The menu is unique. The Chicken wings were tasty!

Visited December 2012
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1 Thank Hash28
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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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