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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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12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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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: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Breakfast, 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
Impressive setting for impressive food

The smell of the fynbos when you get out of the car in the parking lot is amazing! The view is incredible. The building is awesome. The artwork is lovely. There is a great sense of occasion on arriving for dinner. The service was very professional and staff knew the menu and wines well. I can... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
MattSouthampton
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Southampton
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Scenic view
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
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Southampton
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

The smell of the fynbos when you get out of the car in the parking lot is amazing! The view is incredible. The building is awesome. The artwork is lovely. There is a great sense of occasion on arriving for dinner. The service was very professional and staff knew the menu and wines well. I can recommend the curried Springbok... More 

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Stellenbosch, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Our company gets a lot of overseas guests and one of the favourite places to go is Tokara Restaurant. The views are just amazing and the service top class. The portion size might be small for some people but the quality outstanding

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Heidelberg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Amazing dinner at Tokara - the culinary competition in the winelands is steep, but our experience here was a highlight. Food was delicious (get the springbok!), and wine, obviously... To top it off, the views are amazing!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Hmm - we only did a wine tasting at Tokara and while the venue is wonderful the experience wasn't great. It felt very commercial and to be honest while I really enjoyed a couple of the Reds I really wasn't keen on the whites. There are other wine estates I would be much more keen to go to. The service... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We had a great lunch here. Fillet with black truffle sauce was amazing. Chocolate 9 textures special dessert was to die for. Shiraz wine was spectacular. Try this place, you will not be sorry. Simply amazing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Been threatening to get to Tokara for years. Eventually got there for Sunday lunch. Food and service, some of the best we have had on all our travels. Views are absolute spectacular. And above all, the service we received from our very tentative waiter, the awesome food and beautiful presentation, the superb wines, it was a delight to get the... More 

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Douala, Cameroon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015 via mobile

If You want to call in a tourism trapp do not hesitate to have a test. Prices were just unacceptable, wines were not fine. They try to do gastro/modern kitchen but to success You have to be a "chef". The only good points were the people vert warm and the deserts like white chocolate mousse.

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Western Cape, South Africa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We went as a family of 4 - great adult selection on the menu, limited children's options so our eldest climbed into the a la carte! The food was plentiful and tasted great but a little complicated. Post meal we had intended to taste the wines but everything closed at 3pm on the nail....a little early for a leisurely Sunday... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

I had lunch with my son at Tokara on a week day. I was blown away by the beautiful entrance of the restaurant. The staff was friendly and the server gave us a good layout of the daily specials. There were a few good quality wines to choose from and we decided to have the Lamb Shank as a main... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Visiting Stellenbosch on a regular basis means you are always finding new places tucked away. Aside from their great wines, Tokara offers food with magnificent views of the vineyards and valley that make the experience well worth it. The food is superb with a good menu choice and friendly staff that means this is a must do visit.

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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, Doing business, Scenic view, Large groups, Romantic
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?