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moyo Zoo Lake

) #13 of 1,047 Restaurants in Johannesburg $$ - $$$ , African, Vegetarian Friendly
1 Prince of Wales Drive | Zoo Lake Park, Johannesburg 2193, South Africa
+27 11 646 0058
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Overview
  • Excellent34%
  • Very good38%
  • Average16%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible4%
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Open Now
08:00 - 22:00All hours
CUISINES
Contemporary, African, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
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LOCATION
1 Prince of Wales Drive | Zoo Lake Park, Johannesburg 2193, South Africa
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1 - 10 of 623 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful spot, attractive decor, inviting atmosphere. Live music (for both our recent evening visits) = great vibe. Staff very friendly. Food tasty! Selections from the Tagines & potjies section didn't disappoint - heartwarming fare! Ostrich fillet another standout!

Thank FanieFza
moyo2016, Guest Relations Manager at moyo Zoo Lake, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank-you for the magical feedback, we hope to see you again soon! Warm regards, The moyo team

Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved the music. One of the most beautiful places I have ever visited. Absolutely stunning at night. Plus the most important thing, the toilets are super clean and the service, friendly and fast.

Thank Sonja P
moyo2016, Guest Relations Manager at moyo Zoo Lake, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank-you for the amazing review! We appreciate your 5 star feedback and hope you visit us again soon! Warm regards The moyo team

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The service at Moyo's is amazing, all the staff are so attentive, warm and friendly. Our waiter Jabu, was lovely. Such a pleasure.

Thank Belinda N
moyo2016, Guest Relations Manager at moyo Zoo Lake, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank-you for your valuable review! Our team appreciate your 5 star feedback and hope to see you again soon! Warm regards, The moyo team

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wow what a good place for entertainment, enjoyment and the best service in a long time. Food of excellent quality well prepared and presentation of top quality Staff friendly effiecient and creative. Would enjoy going back in sunny day to explore the garden

Thank PWDCD
moyo2016, Guest Relations Manager at moyo Zoo Lake, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank-you for your 5 star review! We look forward to celebrating with you again soon! Warm regards, The moyo team

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Best view and great place for cocktails- have onky eaten there once but was pretty impressive. Good service and cwrtainky had fun

1  Thank Eloize M
moyo2016, General Manager at moyo Zoo Lake, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank-you for joining us, we look forward to seeing you again soon! Warm regards, The moyo team

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stepping into the restaurant we were already in love with the vibe. It has this charming atmosphere that is hard to describe but totally worth a visit! The windows were open unto the patio even though it was a bit chilly, and the waiter offered...More

1  Thank ScotchAndSuits
moyo2016, Guest Relations Manager at moyo Zoo Lake, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank-you for your detailed review! We appreciate the 5 star feedback and hope to see you again soon! Warm regards, The moyo team

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good food, not cheap but very good. Great landscape and environment. Good cocktails and good music on weekends.

2  Thank 591jd649
moyo2016, Guest Relations Manager at moyo Zoo Lake, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank-you for highlighting the experience you enjoyed at our restaurant! We look forward to hosting you for another 5 star visit soon! Warm regards, The moyo team

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good selection from quality salads, meat dishes and spicy Africa.The ambience and surroundings makes this ideal for a business lunch or even a romantic dinner.

1  Thank Jacques C
moyo2016, Guest Relations Manager at moyo Zoo Lake, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank-you for the 5 star review! Our team look forward to seeing you again soon! Warm regards, The moyo team

Reviewed 8 May 2017

We had the most amazing 50th birthday celebration at Moyo Zoo Lake courtesy of the function coordinator Star! The staff were amazing, the ambience was relaxed but upmarket, the decor had a truly African flavor with earthy tones, cast iron dishes, beautifully carved railings and...More

1  Thank enefel
moyo2016, Guest Relations Manager at moyo Zoo Lake, responded to this reviewResponded 17 May 2017

Thank-you for the magic review! We appreciate your 5 star feedback and look forward to seeing you again soon! Warm regards, The moyo team

Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

This was our first taste of South Africa's BBQ culture, and we really enjoyed a great meal as a family. It is a beautiful setting in a park with calm scenery all around, which was great respite from the city hum. Good service as well.

1  Thank nancylou528
moyo2016, Guest Relations Manager at moyo Zoo Lake, responded to this reviewResponded 17 May 2017

Thank-you for highlighting the great service you experienced at our restaurant! Warm regards, The moyo team

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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Ann W
If we get off the Hop on-Hop off bus, would we use the Zoo Lake stop or the Zoo entrance stop? How far a walk is it? Thanks.
26 March 2017|
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Response from Martin A | Reviewed this property |
The walk isn't long and if the weather is kind, it will be a very pleasant and scenic walk.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 6 - USD 34
Cuisine
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Validated Parking
Good for
Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, View, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 22:00
Monday
08:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 22:00
Thursday
08:00 - 22:00
Friday
08:00 - 22:00
Saturday
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Prince of Wales Drive | Zoo Lake Park, Johannesburg 2193, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Greater Johannesburg  >  Johannesburg
  • Phone Number: +27 11 646 0058
  • E-mail
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.
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