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3.9 (6 Reviews)

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    Located at the Gold Reef City Casino in Mondeor, Johannesburg, Back of the Moon is an award winning restaurant. Featuring as one of the Best Restaurants in Johannesburg. Extremely popular on Fridays a...
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    Located at the Gold Reef City Casino in Mondeor, Johannesburg, Back of the Moon is an award winning restaurant. Featuring as one of the Best Restaurants in Johannesburg. Extremely popular on Fridays and Saturdays because of the live music and the dance floor. Make sure you book early so as not to be disappointed.  The menu include Africa's great steaks, the fines seafood, jazz and entertainment.
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    Average user rating from: 6 user(s)

    Overall Rating 
     
    3.9
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    4.3  (6)
    Price 
     
    3.8  (6)
    Ambience 
     
    3.7  (6)
    Service 
     
    3.8  (6)
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    I hosted a 30th birthday party at Back o' the Moon on the 05 October 2013. Never have I received such outstanding and heartfelt service from a restaurant before, from the telephonic booking to the moment we left there were smiles and absolutely warm attitudes from all the staff members and the musicians. A fine, beautiful and graceful lady by the name of Prudence made sure my every request was attended to without any hesitation, she is definitately the best restaurant host I have ever met and really is an asset to this restaurant.

    The live music at the restaurant was amazing and my 25 guests really enjoyed it, the musicians made the Birthday boy feel really special with announcements and calling him to the stage. They really kept the guests alive by requesting them to the dance floor from time to time. Which resulted in all 25 guests only leaving the restaurant after 12:30 am.

    All 25 guests had the pleasure of ordering from the normal restaurant menus and the food was brought out promptly, thanks to the hard working kitchen staff. The waiters were there at every moment to take extra drink orders and no one waited for service which was brilliant!

    The cherry on the top was the ability for me to bring a big cake that was made to the restaurant, there was no questions of surcharges etc, which I found most restaurants in Johannesburg speak about when they hear you bringing something along.

    Thank you Prudence and the staff at Back o' the Moon Gold Reef City for your help in setting-up the tables with my decor and for your impecable service.

    Take care

    Regards
    Neil Moodley
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    5.0
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    5.0
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    5.0
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    5.0
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    5.0
    Neil Moodley Reviewed by Neil Moodley October 09, 2013
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    Outstanding service award!!!!

    I hosted a 30th birthday party at Back o' the Moon on the 05 October 2013. Never have I received such outstanding and heartfelt service from a restaurant before, from the telephonic booking to the moment we left there were smiles and absolutely warm attitudes from all the staff members and the musicians. A fine, beautiful and graceful lady by the name of Prudence made sure my every request was attended to without any hesitation, she is definitately the best restaurant host I have ever met and really is an asset to this restaurant.

    The live music at the restaurant was amazing and my 25 guests really enjoyed it, the musicians made the Birthday boy feel really special with announcements and calling him to the stage. They really kept the guests alive by requesting them to the dance floor from time to time. Which resulted in all 25 guests only leaving the restaurant after 12:30 am.

    All 25 guests had the pleasure of ordering from the normal restaurant menus and the food was brought out promptly, thanks to the hard working kitchen staff. The waiters were there at every moment to take extra drink orders and no one waited for service which was brilliant!

    The cherry on the top was the ability for me to bring a big cake that was made to the restaurant, there was no questions of surcharges etc, which I found most restaurants in Johannesburg speak about when they hear you bringing something along.

    Thank you Prudence and the staff at Back o' the Moon Gold Reef City for your help in setting-up the tables with my decor and for your impecable service.

    Take care

    Regards
    Neil Moodley

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    I find this restaurant to be overpriced with poor service. If you go for lunch the ambience is dead and lacking. We ordered a prawns platter and were served 5 less prawns. Thats a lot to count wrong.
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    2.5
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    3.0
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    3.0
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    2.0
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    2.0
    sharma Reviewed by sharma March 30, 2012
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    Overpriced drinks and food

    I find this restaurant to be overpriced with poor service. If you go for lunch the ambience is dead and lacking. We ordered a prawns platter and were served 5 less prawns. Thats a lot to count wrong.

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    It was my first time at back of the moon and I was extremely impressed. The place looks fantastic and has an amazing vibe on a saturday night. The great service and amazing band really set this place apart from other dinner and dance restaurants.

    However, be sure to book in advance and be prepared for a rather large bill at the end. But if you consider how amazing the food is, the price is justified.
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    3.8
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    3.0
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    4.0
    KUBASHINI PATHER Reviewed by KUBASHINI PATHER November 14, 2011
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    GREAT NIGHT OUT

    It was my first time at back of the moon and I was extremely impressed. The place looks fantastic and has an amazing vibe on a saturday night. The great service and amazing band really set this place apart from other dinner and dance restaurants.

    However, be sure to book in advance and be prepared for a rather large bill at the end. But if you consider how amazing the food is, the price is justified.

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    Good food but it is on the pricey side. Drinks are also quite expensive. Ambience at Sunday lunch is dead and disappointing. We ordered a platter of 25 prawns but there was only 20 on the plates. We were told it was because they come in packets. Sounds like a rip off to me!
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    3.3
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    3.0
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    2.0
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    4.0
    samantha Reviewed by samantha September 20, 2011
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    Good food

    Good food but it is on the pricey side. Drinks are also quite expensive. Ambience at Sunday lunch is dead and disappointing. We ordered a platter of 25 prawns but there was only 20 on the plates. We were told it was because they come in packets. Sounds like a rip off to me!

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    I've been to Back of the Moon a couple of time and I've had inconsistent experiences but the food has always been great. Sometimes the music is great other times it is average. The most consistency is the service. If you are to visit this place, make sure you book in advance, as they are always full.
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    4.0
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    3.0
    Pramod Mohanlal Reviewed by Pramod Mohanlal July 14, 2011
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    Mixed experiences

    I've been to Back of the Moon a couple of time and I've had inconsistent experiences but the food has always been great. Sometimes the music is great other times it is average. The most consistency is the service. If you are to visit this place, make sure you book in advance, as they are always full.

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    If you looking for a classy place to dine with live jazz musicians, a dance floor and delicious food, this is the restaurant to go too.
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    5.0
    Quality  
     
    5.0
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    5.0
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    5.0
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    5.0
    Vedika Prag Reviewed by Vedika Prag July 12, 2011
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    Jazz entertainment and classy dining

    If you looking for a classy place to dine with live jazz musicians, a dance floor and delicious food, this is the restaurant to go too.

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