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Tokara Restaurant

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Helshoogte Road, Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa
+27 21 885 2550
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12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 15:00
Tue - Sat 18:30 - 21:00
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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had a table on the front of the terrace which is great for the views. The food is good and well presented. We had hake with pomme puree--on this occasion the sauce was lacking--so no flavours. Having said that it was excellent hake, well cooked. We will return to Tokara as it is a lovely place to visit and... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We reserved a table online, weeks ago. The day we spent in Steklenbosch we were looking forward to dine there and - they were closed the whole day! At least they could tell their potential customers instead of letting them travel and wait in front of closed doors. Maybe the food might be good and I know the view is... More 

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Thank Stefan W
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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82 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

we went with high hopes of a good meal and good view, but were quite dissapointed. The outside seating is limited, where there is a beautiful view. Most of the seating is indoors, which defeats the purpose of eating at the vineyards. The food is okay, quite average compared to food in the town. Portions are very, very small, and... More 

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Thank Dialla K
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83 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We absolutely loved and enjoyed our meal at Tokara it was our best one while we visited South Africa! Everything was scrumptious the meal was just perfect and our waitress Zoe was so sweet and very knowledge of the menu. Thank you all so much. We hope to return one day!

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Thank Gapkarman
Lörrach, Deutschland
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211 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Tokara was one of the best restaurants we visited during our stay in SA. The dishes they offered were cooked to perfection, the ingredients were chosen well, the combination of herbs and spices was excellent. The dessert, one of my favorite courses: marvelous! The staff had an excellent expertise in wine pairing, which was highly appreciated! Overall the staff was... More 

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Thank Martin L
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Everyone at the table had an unreal meal, we shared 2 bottles of wine & had a gorgeous view. Also the service was great!

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Thank Victoria E
Johannesburg, South Africa
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I enjoyed a luxurious dinner with friends at Tokara restaurant. As expected, the price tag was rather steep, but it was woth every penny. Service, food, ambience and wine was of the best any of us has experienced to date. (Especially the 2013 Directors Reserve) Definitely a must for anyone that want to sample the best of... More 

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Thank Ptolla
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a table inside which wasn't any different from any other restaurant. Outside it beautiful with amazing views. Staff very friendly.. Knew alot about their wines and food being served. Baked Alaska.. Served in the way of Norwegian salmon with meringue topping and cream on side. Delicious and very unusual. Duck wasn't that amazing. I prefer it more well... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were near the end of the day and didn't have much time, so we explained this to the server. He was fantastic and hand the wines coming one after the other so we were able to taste what we wanted to and still enjoy the wines. Brilliant service!

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Benoni, South Africa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have always loved Tokara and will probably return again. The ambience and views are really great. The service is excellent and the food outstanding. The only difference this time was the duck main course. It was not served pink - it was quite raw and tasteless. It was very disappointing. All the other courses were excellent as always.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$12 - US$22
Cuisine
European, International, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Private Dining, Full Bar
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 15:00
Monday
12:00 - 15:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 21:00
Thursday
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 21:00
Friday
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 21:00
Saturday
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Helshoogte Road, Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Stellenbosch
  • Phone Number: +27 21 885 2550
Description
Leading contemporary South African restaurant located atop of the picturesque Helshoogte Pass outside Stellenbosch, included on the 2014 Tripadvisor Travellers' Choice SA Fine Dining Top 10 list.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?