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Review of moyo Zoo Lake

moyo Zoo Lake
Ranked #18 of 1,315 Restaurants in Johannesburg
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $6 - $34
Cuisines: African
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, 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.
Reviewed June 6, 2013

The restaurant is located in a very nice area and definitely worth going to on a sunny day. (Lots of outside space). There is a little shop at the main entrance, where you can buy any African souvenir. At some point during your meal they offer you a face painting, which is something different. They also play the African drums which is nice.

Food and drinks:
Great looking African menu, good size portions. The food itself was tasty but more like a home-made, comforting one.

Service:
Was very slow. We have asked for Sprite 3 times and waited for it more than 30 min.
Table wasn’t prepared well…I think they just didn’t clean the table well enough after previous guests. I have mentioned that to the staff few times and after a long time waiting someone eventually delivered missing cutlery and napkins.

Bathrooms (Ladies) – need a clean or a regular check-up, especially during lunch hours.

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Thank marbid
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moyo2016, Guest Relations Manager at moyo Zoo Lake, responded to this reviewResponded 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,
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Reviewed June 6, 2013

nice place to have dinner or lunck - just by the lake- very authentic- you can taste traditional african dishes

Thank evaimiryous
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moyo2016, Guest Relations Manager at moyo Zoo Lake, responded to this reviewResponded 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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Reviewed June 6, 2013

I loved the vibe, the African feel and the friendliness of the staff. The food was great and the venue is stunning

Thank AthianL
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moyo2016, Guest Relations Manager at moyo Zoo Lake, responded to this reviewResponded 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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Reviewed June 2, 2013

Moyo has a name in Jo'burg as one of the places to be. I went to join a special friend and member of our church who held her birthday party there.
I was expecting them to be resting on their laurels. I was wrong!
The service was great, the food was lovely and everyone around the table enjoyed whatever they ordered.
We had our faces painted by a really talented face painter named Pedi.
The cappuccino was good and it's not even regarded as a coffee shop. And the venue is outside next to the Zoo Lake, so it was beautiful and the vibe was great.

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Thank Trevor B
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moyo2016, Guest Relations Manager at moyo Zoo Lake, responded to this reviewResponded 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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Reviewed May 14, 2013

Wonderful setting - good food, although when i recommend this restaurant it is for the experience. Real sophisticated african feel!

Thank Pamela K
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moyo2016, Guest Relations Manager at moyo Zoo Lake, responded to this reviewResponded 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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