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Tokara Restaurant

Helshoogte Road (R310), Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa
+27 21 885 2550
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Ranked #11 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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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Having just spent the last week eating in the best restaurants in the Cape region (The Tasting Room, The Greenhouse etc), Tokara would always have a lot to prove. We have come to understand that in this region there is a high base level of exceptional fare, with very fresh ingredients, culinary creativity, pride and good honest cooking and prices... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Exquisite food, great wine, gorgeous location and friendly, knowledgeable waiters. This is top end food from start to finish.

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Germiston, South Africa
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57 reviews 57 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

We loved the artworks, the design, the setting and the atmosphere, but was a little let down by the food. We love healthy food, but some of the items on the menu is misleading, and better descriptions would be helpful ie: The french toast was a very dense corn bread, so the egg can not infiltrate, resulting in a very... More

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Nairobi, Kenya
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Place was highly recommended and did not disappoint. Went for a late lunch and was pleased with the quality of the food and the views were incredible.

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New York City
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334 reviews 334 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
240 helpful votes 240 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

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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26 reviews 26 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

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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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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