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Moyo Zoo Lake (Parkview)

5 Reviews
African, Buffet, Cape Malay, Modern, Moroccan, Mozambique, South African
Phone Number 0116460058 Opening Hours

Monday to Thursday and Sunday 8am to 10pm ; Friday and Saturday 8am to 11pm

Menu

Menu - Moyo Celebrations Menu - Updated December 2018 Moyo Menu   - Updated December 2018

Details

Cost
R150 avg main meal
Food
African, Buffet, Cape Malay, Modern, Moroccan, Mozambique, South African
Corkage
No BYO
Cost
R150 avg main meal
Ambience
Groups, Kids
Payment
Amex, Mastercard, Visa
Facilities
Accepts credit cards, Alfresco, Breakfast, Child friendly, Cocktails, Dinner, Dog-friendly, Fireplace, Food, Functions, Licensed, Live entertainment, Lunch, Parking, Reservations recommended, Serves food, Smoking, StreetSmart affliated, Vegetarian, Wheelchair, WiFi

Location and contact

1 Prince of Wales Drive, Zoo Lake Park, Parkview, Johannesburg

Owner's description

This ethnic chain restaurant with a sun-deck and live music offers modern, pan-African dishes.

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User reviews

5 Reviews
    We were a group of friends meeting for drinks on a week night. We ordered mostly drinks with some snack platters which were delicious....BUT The bill came to R1147. I gave the waiter my card and said to him I wished to pay R500. Of the bill. He repeated"500!" With that he did a transaction , gave me my slip and card and left..... We sat waiting for him to return with the remaining amount and laughed thinking he had forgotten. He hadn't forgotten at all!! He put the bill through for R1647!! R500 tip he thought he would slip in for himself!! This was by no means a mistake.. He went straight back to setting tables as if nothing had happened!!! I am certain this happens often as it is a tourist restaurant and dark so no one sees their bill or notices amongst the noise of the dancing!! To make it worse, the manager supported his waiter and reluctantly paid back the R500. BE WARNED OF this OBVIOUS FRAUD!!!!

    I booked a table at Moyo Zoo Lake for Mother's Day on 12 May 2013. We were seated about 5 minutes walk from the buffet lunch that was served this day. The Manager on duty refused to refund the deposit paid on booking for this, but offered to seat us in the 'garden' close to the buffet. After 20 minutes waiting to be seated again, a table on the outskirts of the garden was finally set up. The waiter then took a further 20 minutes to get our drinks order and wrist bands indicating that we are guests for the buffet. After queuing for a further 20 minutes to get to the buffet table, we headed back to our table on to find that my mom's chair was removed from the table (all this on Mother's Day). The garden was pebbled, which meant that all patrons passing our table kicked up dust onto the food that we had to queue so long for. The waiter took a further 20 minutes to bring our bill after the meal was finished.

    I would not recommend this restaurant to anyone who has a special occasion to celebrate.

    I booked a table at Moyo Zoo Lake for the 6th of Jan 2013 for my birthday after reading a few very good reviews. We arrived at 12,45 and waited for the rest of our party to get there. When everybody was seated it took the waiter forever to come and take our drink order and another long while to place our food order. Out of the 7 people, 3 ate buffet and the remaining 4 of us ordered of the a la carte menu. We were pre-warned that it might take a bit long. I was the only one to order a starter of springbuck Carpaccio. After about an hour and a half, the mains started to appear at the table, no starter in sight.

    Our food was very well-prepared and tasted divine, but the very long wait was extremely disappointing. At some point we ordered 7 don pedro’s, which we had to wait for 45min.

    The restaurant was lovely and the atmosphere great. I however feel very strongly that something should be done about the lack of service.

    I've eaten here a few times now both for lunch and dinner - it's fun, the food is pretty good and the service has always been excellent.

    On Saturday, 06 Oct 2012, 9 of us wanted to have a relaxed luncheon and drinks. We waited 15 minutes to be served, and then waited 30 minutes to get drinks. We decided that to attempt in getting food will just be a bad idea. So we asked for the bill instead which took another 20 minutes to arrive. Shocking!

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