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Tokara Restaurant

Helshoogte Road (R310), Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa
+27 21 885 2550
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Ranked #10 of 163 restaurants in Stellenbosch
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $12 - $22
Cuisines: French, Contemporary, International, Winery
Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Scenic view, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Scenic view, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
New York City
Top Contributor
324 reviews 324 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
233 helpful votes 233 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

This stylish restaurant and the winery that houses it are furnished in mid-century modern décor. The restaurant at this winery is superb. Request a table on the patio, overlooking the vineyards for incredible views, especially in the afternoon when the sunlight is glittering over the vines. The lunch menu is sophisticated and will please most tastes. The soup portion was... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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25 reviews 25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

A pleasant lunch venue with views into the surrounding mountains in Stellenbosch. The starters were definitely the highlight of the meal and if I had to return would only order more of these and skip the main courses.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

WOW! This was one of the best meals I've ever had in my life. Incredible starters and the stand out dish for me, was the pork belly. Tender, soft and juicy. We will definitely be back for more!

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Robertson Wine Valley, South Africa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Wonderful views and lovely setting. Enjoy watching the kitchen at work through the large glass windows. Only visit occasionaly as a treat.

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Stellenbosch, South Africa
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Great views from this very nice restaurant. Fresh food beautifully presented. Love the kids playground in view of the restaurant.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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51 reviews 51 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 via mobile

I was really pleased to hear that under the stewardship of Richard Carstens Tokara was returning to its former glory, having been a fan in previous years. The lunch menu was inventive, with several interesting combinations of flavors and seasonal ingredients. Ricotta ravioli starter was simple and light, while the cob with crispy calamari was delicious. Pork belly mains were... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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45 reviews 45 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

A pinnacle of classic cape cooking if such a thing exists. A brand new constructed Winery in the middle of the vines spread over the slopes surrounding the venue. On a clear day beautiful views from the terrace onto the back of Table Mountain and Cape Point. Gorgious menu and all Tokara wines available. Would go back there any day.... More

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Just loved tasting here and left with a few bottles of course! Their reds are fantastic. Quite enjoyed the Granache Rose. Staff friendly and full of information. Loved the deli, unfortunately we didn't book for lunch so couldn't get in. So for the full monty I urge you to book (you can always cancel if you have to!) The view... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

The food was great ! I even got a tour of the kitchen . Being a chef , i really enjoyed everything! The service was fast and friendly .

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Ann Arbor, MI
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

First, you cannot beat the view. Second, the food was fascinating and delicious. My starter tasted like a grown up, cooked version of sushi. My husband's starter was a twist on a Baked Alaska that involved fish. Our main courses and deserts were also fabulous. We were there a week ago, and are still talking about how interesting the food... More

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