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Tokara Restaurant

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French, International, Contemporary, Wine Bar
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Helshoogte Road (R310), Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa
+27 21 885 2550
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Today
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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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
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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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
Amazing food and service

The restaurant at the Tokara winery has a justifiable reputation even on a wet night in winter. The baked Alaska trout was a taste sensation with our main course not disappointing us. The service was warm and friendly with a good easy going atmosphere. The view from the window, even at night, is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
JerryDunlop
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Y Felinheli
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
  • Scenic view
  • Doing business
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Y Felinheli
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

The restaurant at the Tokara winery has a justifiable reputation even on a wet night in winter. The baked Alaska trout was a taste sensation with our main course not disappointing us. The service was warm and friendly with a good easy going atmosphere. The view from the window, even at night, is spectacular.

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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

The ambience was really nice. There were art pieces around for us to enjoy our food in an artistic setting. Service was great. So is the food and taste though it was not cheap. What impressed me most was that the waiter gave home made strawberry jam when my 2 year daughter really wanted it.

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Stellenbosch, South Africa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

At Tokara you know that you will enjoy good food and excellent service every time. The beautiful setting and amazing views are added bonus. Not cheap, but excellent food with innovative twists. The salmon trout baked alaska with salmon ice cream remains one of my favourite Richard Carstens dishes - so pleased to find it as one of the specials... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

The view from this restaurant is truly amazing. The food is top quality with friendly staff and great service. The deli is great as well.

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Neuchatel, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Received excellent service throughout the meal, very knowledgeable staff. Food was very well presented and tasted heavenly. The wine complimented the food. Appreciated the wine so much that I ordered a case to take home. The view is spectacular. We will definitely return on our next visit to Stellenbosch.

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Mossel Bay, South Africa
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Special night out. Was made even more special by the amazing food and experienced staff. Anyone looking for a fine dining experience, this is a must!!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Tokara restaurant provides fine dining accompanied by the most amazing views. Watching the sunset whilst drinking one of their signature wines is a blissful experience. On a clear day, you can make out Table Mountain in the distance. The food and service complement the view and make this restaurant a must if you are in the area.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

This top end restaurant is set on Tokara wine farm with spectacular views over the valley. Seating is at beautifully set tables with interesting wooden chairs. Occupancy is usually rather full, we visited on a Sunday and one could only secure a table through a reservation. The atmosphere is sophisticated with chic décor. The menu was small, the executive chef... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Tokara is always a good bet. When it's cold you sit inside with a fire when it's warm you sit on the verandah. The food is great, especially the baked Alaska as a starter. An explosion of flavours. The lamb special was also delicious. Great food in a good setting.

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Stellenbosch, South Africa
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

We have not been to Tokara for some time after a less than enjoyable exprerience on the last occasion. Haven seen the reviews lately, we decided to give it another go. The setting and views remain spectacular. The service was friendly and efficient. The food looked like something from the Expressionistic era. BUT; the prices were ridiculous for the small... More 

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Additional Information about Tokara Restaurant

Address: Helshoogte Road (R310), Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa
Phone Number: +27 21 885 2550
Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Stellenbosch
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
Average Prices: USD 12 - 22
Cuisine: French, International, Contemporary, Wine Bar

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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, International, Contemporary, Wine Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Scenic view, Doing business
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?