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moyo Melrose Arch

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The High Street | Shop 5, Melrose Arch, Johannesburg 2076, South Africa
+27 11 684 1477
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08:00 - 22:00
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Thu 08:00 - 23:00
Fri - Wed 08:00 - 22:00
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Greater Johannesburg, South Africa
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I have been to several branches of Moyo's including another one in Johannesburg and one in Durban but each visit to Moyo's Melrose Arch is notable. From the ever-evolving ambience, to the touches of home, to the beat of the drummers...to the profferred blankies on those chilly evenings...This is one of my all-time favourite restaurants in South Africa! Thank you... More 

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Thank Angela C
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6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is the restaurant to go to if you want to have a bit of African flavor...the atmosphere is great....buzzing! There was a live band playing a variety of authentic pan-African songs...this was cool! There was a Zulu dance group that came out every hour...impressive but lacked variety. Finally the food: the menu is exotic and well researched in choosing... More 

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Thank Daryl C
moyo2016, Guest Relations Manager at moyo Melrose Arch, responded to this review

Thank-you for your valuable review! Our team appreciate your warm and honest feedback and will use it to elevate the experience we provide for all our patrons. We hope to see you again soon! Warm regards Team moyo More 

Sebastopol, California
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149 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is the third time I've eaten at Moyo establishments, one in Jo'burg a few years back and then at Kirstenbosch Gardens in Cape Town earlier this month, both quite enjoyable in terms of food, service and decor. Thrice was NOT the charm. We ordered a cocktail, two appetizers and Moroccan chicken. Drink came quickly, then a 20 minute wait,... More 

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1 Thank Don L
moyo2016, Guest Relations Manager at moyo Melrose Arch, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank-you for bringing this to our attention, we are sorry to hear that your experience was not up the standard we set for ourselves. Please could you email us at melrosearch@moyo.com so that we can communicate further with you on your visit. We look forward to hearing from you soon! Warm regards, Team moyo More 

Cape Town, South Africa
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65 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I could not believe how good the stuffed chicken was with butternut and feta! Cous cousin, spinach and layers of potato! If you are brave they have crocodile pie and worms!

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1 Thank Yajna G
moyo2016, Guest Relations Manager at moyo Melrose Arch, responded to this review

Thank-you for highlighting the meal you enjoyed at our restaurant! We value your 5 star feedback and look forward to seeing you again soon! Warm regards, Team moyo More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

One of the best African inspired restaurants in JHB, Although their standard of service seems to have deteriorated.

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1 Thank Sasha_Mieszko
moyo2016, Guest Relations Manager at moyo Melrose Arch, responded to this review

Thank-you for your honest review! We appreciate your valuable feedback and will make sure it is noted for action by our team. Warm regards, Team moyo More 

Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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51 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were greeted warmly and received attentive service throughout the evening. The signature hand-washing and face painting ritual were executed with aplomb. We all ordered the same dish and were equally impressed with the generous portion size in addition to the superb flavor of the Lamb Shank.

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1 Thank MaryLewis747
moyo2016, Guest Relations Manager at moyo Melrose Arch, responded to this review

Thank-you for highlighting the excellent time you enjoyed at moyo Melrose Arch! Our team appreciate your warm feedback and look forward to hosting you again soon! Warm regards, Team moyo More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came with family group of about 20. Service was extremely slow but worst part: the was a rat roaming around by our table-which was next to the kitchen... gets even worse-management offered a half-hearted apology and did nothing about it while guests carried on dining... would never risk taking friends, family or colleagues there again-it's a health hazard! Food was... More 

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1 Thank Greg L
moyo2016, Guest Relations Manager at moyo Melrose Arch, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank-you for bringing this to our attention, we take feedback like this very seriously within our restaurant group. Please could we request that your contact details are emailed to our restaurants general manager (melrosearch@moyo.com) and we will be in contact with you directly. Thank-you again for your honest feedback and we look forward to speaking to you soon.... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a staff lunch there today, service was not bad but the food was disappointing. The face painting added a nice touch the location is pleasant. Clearly aimed at tourists with a local and traditional menu, The curry and oxtail was unappetizing and not tasty, the lamb chops and grill choices were better. The food needs a fresh and more... More 

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1 Thank ninaw521
moyo2016, Guest Relations Manager at moyo Melrose Arch, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank-you for your valuable feedback. We are sorry to hear that your visit was not up the expected moyo standard and we would love to speak to with you directly in order to improve the experience provided by our team. We would really appreciate it if you could send our General Manager an email (melrosearch@moyo.com) to ensure your... More 

Radlett, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Entertainment great - food average. The service is excellent however the food was disappointing, the menu is however very varied and you can experience unusual food from Africa.

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1 Thank NatalieW18
moyo2016, Guest Relations Manager at moyo Melrose Arch, responded to this review

Thank-you for highlighting the excellent service and entertainment that you enjoyed at our restaurant! We welcome any feedback that will assist us improve the moyo experience and would like to encourage you to contact us at melrosearch@moyo.com in order for our team to understand where we can elevate our offering for all our guests. We look forward to hearing from... More 

Buderim, Australia
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14 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

An open plan terrace style very popular with locals and visitors.Generous servings to group booking, good drink list and variety of fresh foods, including Worms that tasted more like grubs!

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1 Thank Garry B
moyo2016, Guest Relations Manager at moyo Melrose Arch, responded to this review

Thank-you for the warm review, the moyo family appreciate your feedback and hope to see you again soon! Warm regards, Team moyo More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 8 - US$ 37
Cuisine
African, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, 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 - 23:00
Friday
08:00 - 22:00
Saturday
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The High Street | Shop 5, Melrose Arch, Johannesburg 2076, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Greater Johannesburg  >  Johannesburg
  • Phone Number: +27 11 684 1477
Description
In the heart of Johannesburg, the 350-seater, multi-level modern restaurant - clad in copper with pressed pebble walls - embodies Africa's finest music and urban cuisine offerings.

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