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Back o' the Moon

Northern Pkwy | Inside Gold Reef City Casino, Johannesburg 2159, South Africa
+27 11 248 5222
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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good38%
  • Average13%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible12%
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African, Seafood, International, Contemporary
Northern Pkwy | Inside Gold Reef City Casino, Johannesburg 2159, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We took a few of our colleagues to Back o’ the Moon for lunch. The restaurant itself is neat with an upmarket feel. The service was ok, but the waitress was not familiar with some of the items on the menu to the point that...More

Thank 932dirkh
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had ordered the mushroom ravioli. After waiting for more than an hour the plate put in front of me was penne with some pieces of mushroom scattered amongst the pasta. Upon questioning the waitress, the reason was something along the lines of the ravioli...More

1  Thank MariaMiltiades
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a great experience last week.The place is very lovely if you want an intimate evening with great food and good company.Great place to unwind after a busy week.Our waiter was very attentive helped me to choose my food and i enjoyed it. We are...More

Thank mandyndimande7
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My daughter ordered the beef rocket salad. The beef was so overdone that some tasted burnt and where was the rocket? Her desert... Was supposed to be berry flavored with macaroons and berries. Was granadella and no macaroons or berries and it was tiny. It...More

Thank Roam795452
Reviewed 20 June 2018 via mobile

The quality of food for dinner was excellent. The waitress was cognizant of our time constraints and ensured that we got our meals in time to enjoy without a rush. I will go back. The decor does need some attention since it is a busy...More

Thank Saras M
Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

We had a meal at Back of the Moon at Gold Reef City this past Friday 27th April. The vibe and live band was great, however the length of time it took for our food to arrive was not acceptable. We booked a table for...More

1  Thank Jeemersan G
Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

Beautiful setup in the Gold Reef Casino premises. The food , service, ambience, entertainment, DJ and location was perfect. The Band was not bad. If you choose not to drive afterwards a hotel is located on the premises. Access to the Gold Reef Theme Park...More

Thank H0lidaytrip
Reviewed 19 March 2018

Choose this restaurant as there was no other option for fine dining at this venue. The restaurant is outdated, the decor hasn't changed in years and the the food is mediocre to say the least. The fact that they have a dinner and dance, automatically...More

Thank Fernando P
Reviewed 8 March 2018

We celebrated my aunts 60th birthday at Back O The Moon. The venue has a lovely set up and the staff are lovely. Their menus are all on a tablet that shows you images of what the food looks like. I was very satisfied with...More

Thank Kirsten L
Reviewed 30 January 2018

first arrived on a friday night...they now have a DJ which is awesome had a few drinks outside (Sundowner) afternoon..was really fun tried the steak starter was ok, the chicken main and chips was Amazing..had a state of someones, than decided to order the Duck...More

Thank DarrenAmbrose
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 144
African, Seafood, International, Contemporary
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Northern Pkwy | Inside Gold Reef City Casino, Johannesburg 2159, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Greater Johannesburg  >  Johannesburg
  • Phone Number: +27 11 248 5222
  • E-mail
The original Back o' the Moon was a famous shebeen in the historic Sophiatown of the 1950's. It was a special place where rich and poor, the elite and the ordinary folk alike would meet in their Sunday best and enjoy music and great food. Some of the early legends of the South African music scene plied their trade at the Back o' the Moon. Back o' the Moon was immortalised by Miriam Makeba in the late 50's stage play,King Kong in which she sang the song Back o' the Moon - a tribute to the rich history of Sophiatown of the late 50's. Today, our own Back o' the Moon is a feast for the senses. It is the complete dining experience, offering an exquisite menu, impeccable service and great entertainment in a lavish and contemporary environment. Sit back, relax and enjoy the experience.
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