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Tokara Restaurant

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French, Winery, International, Contemporary
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Helshoogte Road (R310), Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa
+27 21 885 2550
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Hours:
Sun 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Tue - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Good for:
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Special occasions
Scenic view
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 279
    Excellent
  • 129
    Very good
  • 46
    Average
  • 15
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
absolutely marvellous

Nice views, good food, free wine tasting. Well worth the stop! The decor is highly entertaining, the staff is knowledgeable and it is only a short drive out of Stellenbosch.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
Deon L
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Pretoria, South Africa
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Scenic view
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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476 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Pretoria, South Africa
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Nice views, good food, free wine tasting. Well worth the stop! The decor is highly entertaining, the staff is knowledgeable and it is only a short drive out of Stellenbosch.

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Bury
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61 reviews 61 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

We were a group of six food lovers and quite a critical lot. One of the starters promised much in the description but was disappointing in its execution. Others enjoyed theirs. Similarly mains were generally liked but some were more successful than others. Considering this is a wine estate the wines were expensive but there are a few cheaper options.... More 

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Paarl, South Africa
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56 reviews 56 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Tokara is always a winner! With or without company you can spend wonderful time in this beautiful location. The building is very light welcoming and modern with inside and outside shaded seating. The play area is creative and blends with the backdrop. Over time I have had different meals here and on this last visit I ordered the hamburger, what... More 

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Sandhausen
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

the restaurant is within the wineyard from Kleine Zalze. Very good wineyard and staff is very friendly and helpful. The menu is written on a blackboard. they change the menue every week. We have chosen three course dinner. and for each course they offered a amuse geul. very nice and tasty small bites. You can see, feel and taste the... More 

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Durban, South Africa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

Tokara is set in the most stunning place with spectacular views of the mountains. The food was exceptional- one of the best we've ever had! The service was brilliant- we never had to ask for our waiter, they were always around. We loved every minute at this beautiful estate.

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Peron, France
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Views from the terrace to die for, discreet service, imaginative, delicious and creative food that was exceptionally well presented. Fantastic and well-priced wines; this place is the yardstick for restaurants in South Africa. The ambiance is relaxed and sophisticated and it wont hurt the budget too much. If you want a memorable dining experience, go here.

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United States
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128 reviews 128 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

We were on a tight schedule to make it to the Cape Town airport. To his credit.. our waiter Eric ran our orders like a swiss watch... perfect! I am not going to say it was a 5 star meal but a few of the miso dishes were very much done to perfection and so, in that league... very nice.... More 

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

Yes you can go to Tokara lunch or supper...the fantastic view complement the menu with different combinations of food. You will enjoy...!!

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Bristol
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330 reviews 330 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
182 helpful votes 182 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

We stopped here for a tasting after going to the Delaire Graff winery, which is totally off the scale for showing how the rich spend their money. You can't get to taste the best wines at DG, but you can at Tokara. The wines are excellent and so too are the staff conducting the tastings. In terms of artistic design... More 

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Harlington, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Took Mother and Sister to lunch during my annual visit, as I had been taken there by my Sister in 2014. If anything the food had improved in terms of innovation and presentation. Service was quick and attentive and the food did not disappoint. The Springbok was one of the most tender pieces of game that I have ever experienced.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Helshoogte Road (R310), Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Stellenbosch
  • Phone Number: +27 21 885 2550

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 12 - 22
  • Cuisine: French, Winery, International, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Scenic view, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?