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“A special place”
Review of moyo Zoo Lake

moyo Zoo Lake
Ranked #13 of 1,208 Restaurants in Johannesburg
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $6 - $34
Cuisines: African
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, 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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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“A special place”
Reviewed May 7, 2013

Whether you are going for breakfast, lunch, dinner or sundowners, Moyo's Zoo Lake is always a good time out. The setting is beautiful, the food is good and the service is OK. It's a welcome pieve of tranquility in a busy city.

Visited May 2013
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Thank TashHutch
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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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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Incredible atmosphere”
Reviewed May 5, 2013

Moyo is the closest you will get to a tranquil environment in Johannesburg! Overlooking a lake with ducks and row boats (worth doing for only R10 a trip), the food is authentic and a great representation of African flavours. Love the cultural feel and the relaxed chairs on the balcony that let you forget time.

Visited February 2013
Helpful?
Thank Wendel552
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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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38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Great any time but best at weekends”
Reviewed April 23, 2013

Summer weekends at Moyos are always a pleasure - relaxed eating, great food, beautiful setting, excellent service.

Visited December 2012
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Thank Chris S
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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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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Excellent place to eat, relax and hang out.”
Reviewed April 22, 2013

Absolutely love this place. Fantastic food - very friendly, cheerful service and wonderful setting. Highly recommend this to anyone!

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank KayTeeCee
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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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Gauteng
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“bad service”
Reviewed April 11, 2013

I think for the price they charge the service the waitors offer should be better. You have to ask for things a few times. I also know if you are a bigger group the service is better. When I visited with my family, the service was pathetic, my young sons vowed to never go to Moyos again

Visited February 2013
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Thank Yogi M
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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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