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“Good, bad and ugly”
Review of moyo Zoo Lake

moyo Zoo Lake
Ranked #12 of 1,212 Restaurants in Johannesburg
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $6 - $34
Cuisines: African
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
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.
Rosebank, South Africa
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
“Good, bad and ugly”
Reviewed February 6, 2014

The service was slow and "I'm doing you a favour"
The food was ok but some of the Moroccan spice tasted as though it was not cooked in properly - like raw curry powder.
Love the setting and vibe.

  • Visited January 2014
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Helpful?
Thank GT 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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Johannesburg, South Africa
Level 5 Contributor
65 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Disappointing”
Reviewed January 21, 2014

Visiting after many years, i was disappointed. The decor is tired. The place is in need of renovation. If we leave the decor on the side and go to the food and the service.....food was average, but acceptable. Service was bad. As we were sited inside we could see the bar. Waiters were standing by the bar and chatting and drink orders take forever. Food takes even longer and our waiter had no idea how to serve food. He was passing us the plates from across the table as we were at a canteen. For the 2 hours that we stayed we did not see a manager anywhere....probably this is the reason why service was so bad.
Honestly the place is old, service is bad and food is average. It is not worth a visit and i will not be spending my time or money there any time soon.

  • Visited December 2013
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1 Thank ivabella
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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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NY
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Ok”
Reviewed January 12, 2014 via mobile

The place has a quite athmosphere, you can relax watching birds and the dam. The food is not too bad and the price is ok. The staff is ok

Helpful?
Thank gico
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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
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Quality out door atmosphere with an African setting”
Reviewed January 8, 2014

I attended an end of year function at Moyo Zoo Lake. The food was average but the vintage wine divine. Parking and finding my way to the resturant in the rain was a bit of a challenge. I found the staff to be courteous and efficient given the circumstances. I think I would try it again at my own cost next time for a more personalised experience.

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank Boni_Mwila
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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
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Breath of fresh air”
Reviewed January 8, 2014

I had a lovely experience at a year end function, the stuff was friendly, the place is well kept and the african artwork service of paitings on faces and hands was really beautiful., the food was out of this world with unlimited variety.

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank 652traveller
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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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