Moyo (Zoo lake)

 
 
1 Prince of Wales Drive
Parkview, Johannesburg
Gauteng
 
011 646 0058
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Website: www.moyo.co.za
 
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Moyo (Zoo lake) 2out of 5 based on 3 ratings. 3 user reviews.
 
Price Range: Mid
Seating: 150+
 
  • Licensed
  • WheelChair Access
  • Child Friendly
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Booking Required
  • Live Entertainment
  • Parking
 

Recent reviews

 
 
Jan
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
I take my business somewhere else thank you ver much, but your service is bad, the food too expensive and not even remarkable and unfortunately your painting face trick doesn't overshadow this for me, sorry mayo zoo lake, you'll never see me again!
1 Moyo (Zoo lake)
 
Emma
Monday, May 13, 2013
Ashley - what a moaner you are. Why don't you check on Food 24 before you go somwhere. It had a terrible review by Ane. You should have been warned by that but yet you still go and have the cheek to moan about it
1 Moyo (Zoo lake)
 
Ashley
Monday, May 13, 2013
Booked for special Mothers Day lunch on 12 May 2013. My table was a 5 min walk from where the buffet lunch was served. Manager was unhelpful and refused to return my deposit already paid. They eventually set me up at a table in the garden close to the buffet, but the garden was gravel filled and all patrons walking by caused dust to get into the food that I had to queue for 20 min to get. Not a special Mothers Day at all where poor treatment, unthoughtful and slow staff messed up my day. Not recommended for special occasions.
1 Moyo (Zoo lake)
 
 
 
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Moyo (Zoo lake)

 
Jan
15/05/2013 09:52
I take my business somewhere else thank you ver much, but your service is bad, the food too expensive and not even remarkable and unfortunately your painting face trick doesn't overshadow this for me, sorry mayo zoo lake, you'll never see me again!
1 Moyo (Zoo lake)
 
Emma
13/05/2013 12:15
Ashley - what a moaner you are. Why don't you check on Food 24 before you go somwhere. It had a terrible review by Ane. You should have been warned by that but yet you still go and have the cheek to moan about it
1 Moyo (Zoo lake)
 
Ashley
13/05/2013 09:47
Booked for special Mothers Day lunch on 12 May 2013. My table was a 5 min walk from where the buffet lunch was served. Manager was unhelpful and refused to return my deposit already paid. They eventually set me up at a table in the garden close to the buffet, but the garden was gravel filled and all patrons walking by caused dust to get into the food that I had to queue for 20 min to get. Not a special Mothers Day at all where poor treatment, unthoughtful and slow staff messed up my day. Not recommended for special occasions.
1 Moyo (Zoo lake)
 
 
 
 
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Food24 eats at... Moyo (Zoo Lake)

 
 

 

The Setting
There have been many positives about the World Cup: the chance for me to repeatedly say ‘I love it when you speak foreign’ and for me to flirt outrageously with other men knowing that when I embarrass myself, the chances of me seeing them again are slim to none. But what I have noticed other than the faster moving highways, the improvement in general manners and camaraderie of people, is that restaurants are really pulling out all the stops. Moyo Zoo Lake is no exception, in fact, they’ve gone all out.

I’ve visited Moyo numerous times, and each time the service was slow, the food slightly above average and the atmosphere, while obviously African, slightly lacking something – patrons mostly. Not this time. The staff were more than capable of dealing with the foreign crowd with  ease, agility and confidence.

I haven’t had so much fun at a restaurant since I hid in the wine cellar at The Local Grill and the chef found me hours later. I was so busy having my face painted that I almost didn’t notice the dancers weaving their way through the tables, banging their drums and singing. I was so proud of my heritage I wanted to wrap myself in a South African flag to prove it. Instead I went with one of the incredibly warm and soft blankets that don every chair in the restaurant.

The Food
Hello delicious bread! Three different kinds of breads served with three different types of seasoning. Unfortunately I ate all the bread which made a starter impossible. I did however taste one of their ridiculously fresh samoosas from my dining partner’s plate while he was in the bathroom. Highly recommend those triangle-shaped bundles of joy. Our waitress recommended Moyo’s favourite dishes and I went for a berbere potjie. My dining partner ordered the flamed fillet steak and I had serious food envy. While my potjie was delicious (too many bones for my overexcited hands) it wasn’t a touch on the flamed fillet steak.

Price range
I don’t want to say that they put their prices up for the World Cup but I’ll hint at it. I don’t remember what the prices were pre soccer invasion, but let’s not dwell on it – it’s done now!

You can feast on the buffet for R195 per person and while you’re freaking out at the price – remember - we’re talking African mountains of food so you’re getting your money’s worth. But if, like me, you prefer to be served controlled portion sizes, you are going to be paying between R29 and R120 for starters and for main courses, between R50 and R200.

Sounds pricy but throw in the amazing atmosphere they’ve got going there at the moment and service that has an injection of brilliance, all in all, worth every African penny. 

Perfect for
Impressing the people who talk foreign. And if they’re paying, even better.

Moyo Zoo Lake was reviewed by Baglett. Read her tea-snortingly funny blog here.
 

 

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