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All 165 Stellenbosch Restaurants

Tokara Restaurant

Helshoogte Road (R310), Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa
+27 21 885 2550
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Ranked #11 of 165 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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English first
Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Thanks to our hotel who made the reservation at Tokara in celebrating our wedding anniversary, we got champagne as a welcome drink; this was a very nice surprise. Food was innovative and tasty. Restaurant has a great atmosphere and the staff are very attentive.

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New York City, New York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Shoot for an outdoor table, as the view from the cantilevered deck is absolutely spectacular. The food was very good - especially the springbok entree (yum!) - as was, of course, the wine.

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Hillcrest
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

what and awesome view, and then to have food and service to beat it makes it an absolute must. Fine dining at its best. What an absolute treat

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Tokara been our restaurant of choice for special occasions, but seems to be losing its flare. Food wasn't as exciting as it used to be .. Waiter was fantastic and quite frankly brought some atmosphere to what otherwise would have been quite a "stiff" atmosphere and the hosts seemed rather "judgemental" of guests as they arrived ... not sure what... More

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Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 via mobile

Wonderful place with great food. Not as formal as some restaurants which is great. It's the place you go when you want something special but not the formality.

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Cape Town, South Africa
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

The setting, the friendly staff and the food, wine and the special attention you get as a visitor. The food is very good presented, and a feast for the eye as well as for the stomach.

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Pretoria, South Africa
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

One of the best restaurants in Cape Town. Tastefully decorated, creating an understated elegance atmosphere with a spectacular view. We loved it so much, we visited the restaurant twice in 3 days. The presentation of the food is a work of art and a culinary delight. Portions are small but so worth it. For the no-so-hungry, try 2 starters instead... More

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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188 reviews 188 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We have been to Tokara several times, last time in february it was excellent. This it was still very good but not excellent. But it was still our best meal in the Cape during our 5 day trip. Would recommend it. Lovelly wines as well. Dishes are different from the standard which made it special like baked Alaska trout, a... More

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Durbanville, South Africa
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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We had always wanted to visit Tokara after hearing good reviews from our friends so due to another of our favourite restaurants in Stellenbosch being booked for a conference on Sunday, I phoned Tokara at about 11:45 to see if they had any place. They confirmed that there was place but NOT on the popular terrace. The building is almost... More

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Stellenbosch, South Africa
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Tokara is a spectacular winery with one of the best views and restaurants in Stellenbosch wine region. Friendly and efficient staff provide superb service and the food is out of this world. Will be back again-highly recommended!

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