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“Enjoyable restaurant” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Moyo

Moyo
Ranked #50 of 589 Restaurants in Durban
Price range: $8 - $24
Cuisines: African
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Scenic view
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Brunch, Lunch, Drinks, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: moyo uSshaka is a uniquely Durban destination offering the perfect place in which to relax and watch the world go by.Cocktails at the Beach Bar, exquisite views of the Indian Ocean, tropical weather, exotic flavours and soulful vibes - this is Africa at its laidback best.
Chichester, England, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
48 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Enjoyable restaurant”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2013

Thoroughly enjoyed Moya - started with a cocktail in the bar at the end of the pier looking back at the lights of Durban over the sea, fantastic. Then headed back to the restaurant itself for dinner. Fantastic range of meals (especially for a vegetarian) and enjoyed the food very much. Staff were a little lackadaisical in their approach to service but we did get our food and drinks reasonably promptly.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank Katie A
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moyo-ushaka-pier, General Manager at Moyo, responded to this review, November 16, 2013
Hi, Katie

Thanks so much for your feedback - we love it when our patrons leave happy.

REgards,

The moyo team
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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64 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“enjoyable experience”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2013

We chose Moyo for an entertaining evening. More than the food, the ambience, warmth of the staff and the local musicians made our evening very enjoyable. Moyo has a selection of African cuisine, however what makes it really memorable is the music and the vibey ambience. The medley of drums, the singers that come to each table to delight the guests leave leave guests feeling very satiated. To experience a truly African hospitality, you know that Moyo is the right door that you have knocked. The food is not heavenly for the very discerning goirmand however in terms of entertainment and location Moyo scores high.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Anu023
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moyo-ushaka-pier, General Manager at Moyo, responded to this review, November 7, 2013
Hi,Anu

Thanks for the awesome words.

We work hard to ensure our customers feel truly African and truly moyo hospitality.

We look forward to seeing you soon.

Regards,

The moyo team
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Hillcrest, South Africa
Level Contributor
28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“You're going to wait.”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2013

Although the food is devine, this was overshadowed by the extreme prices connected to it. And if you want service at all, go somewhere else. You will see staff, yes, but they will be chatting to each other rather than take an order. I had to walk to order my own food and drinks, find my own cutlery from the kitchen and realy urge someone to finaly hand me my bill - and the place was not even busy. Don't bother with this place.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Ravensqarr
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moyo-ushaka-pier, General Manager at Moyo, responded to this review, October 18, 2013
Hi, Sqarr

Thanks a lot for the feedback regarding your experience at moyo.

we have taken concrete steps to eliminate what happened to you in terms of staff interaction.

Pricing is also being seriously looked at.

Thanks again,

the moyo team
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Pietermaritzburg
2 reviews
“Overall disappointment”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2013

The restrooms were dirty not cared for as was the glassware, floors, bar counter. We wanted to have lunch but settled for a drink (from the bottle) due to general cleanliness & it took longer to try and pay for this than it did to drink. Enough staff, it was quiet, more staff than guests, but very disorganised & lots of shouting between staff members and general confusion.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Yvonne O
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moyo-ushaka-pier, General Manager at Moyo, responded to this review, October 11, 2013
Hi, Yvonne

Please can you give me a few more details so that we may follow up and check why proper standards were not in place, and why cleanliness was not maintained.

Please can you drop us a mail on ushaka@moyo.com, detailing the following:


a) date
b) time
c)server
d) any other info you may find pertinent

many thanks,

the moyo team
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Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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23 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Okay...”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2013

Well, the place is nice. I just feel it is a bit overrated. We enjoyed the lunch before going to the stadium this past Saturday. Except the moment where one of our friend's glass just cracked the bottom part and spilled the whole drink out. Maybe the drink was too cold, dunno!

I actually loved the cocktail / bar side right on top of the beach but we never got a chance to go - the weather was not so good.

The food and service was also 'OKAY' - did I mention the barman insisted that we tip him exactly 10% of our bill's total?? Yep - anyway, I'll definitely go back just to experience the cocktail / bar lounge.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank MphoBiz
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moyo-ushaka-pier, General Manager at Moyo, responded to this review, October 11, 2013
Hi,

Thanks for your feedback - I will definitely follow up with the bartender's actions: this is most certainly not proper procedure.

We are sure to be better than "okay" next time.

Thanks again,

the moyo team
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