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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
Website
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: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 300
    Excellent
  • 137
    Very good
  • 47
    Average
  • 18
    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
An unforgettable food-journey !!

Yesterday I had dinner with two friends of mine at Tokara. It is a complete understatement though, to call it just diner ... at Tokara, it is a complete food journey! As one of my friends - Garrith - is a waiter at Tokara himself, he had reserved his favorite table a week before already. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
Sophia S
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Dallas, Texas
Good for:
  • Scenic view
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
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English first
Dallas, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Yesterday I had dinner with two friends of mine at Tokara. It is a complete understatement though, to call it just diner ... at Tokara, it is a complete food journey! As one of my friends - Garrith - is a waiter at Tokara himself, he had reserved his favorite table a week before already. The atmosphere in Tokara throughout... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

My mum and I visited Tokara with my 2 year old. The staff were very welcoming and friendly and the chef prepared her meal even though the kitchen was technically closed between breakfast and lunch. I had a delicious calamari, fennel and mango salad and my mum's chicken curry dish was equally delicious. Not my first or last visit!

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South Africa
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

We celebrated a birthday there and they coped admirably with a large party of 20. Quality meal. Amazing setting.

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Kabul, Afghanistan
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

We went for dinner, although I heard it is recommended for lunch because there are supposed to be great views. It was dark when we were there, so we couldn't see the views. The restaurant was very comfortable and we enjoyed our meals.

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Pretoria, South Africa
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

The food was expertly balanced and beautiful. Wines are always great and olive oil creamy and delicious. Definitely a must visit location.

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

fresh food and informal atmosphere , a pleasant afternoon sipping chilled wine and good freshly cooked food. the café deli is ideal for children and has a brick oven pizza , plus play area . setting is wonderful

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Had a belated Mother's day and early Father's day lunch at Tokara. The view is just amazing and the Tokara Syrah wine was absolutely lovely. Had two starters which included the ravioli and the beetroot which were both very nice. We had the fish of the day, springbok and the beef for a main, and can recommend any of the... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

My partner and I had a lovely lunch here. There are few vegetarian options for starter and main meal, but regardless of the limited choice, the food is superb. Fresh flavours and wonderful taste combinations show what the chef is all about. Service is friendly and wine by the glass is well priced. The only disappointment was that none of... More 

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Centurion, South Africa
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Excellent meal from the bread to desert with wine complimenting every meal. Great service so very hard to find fault. Highly recommended.

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

This was my favourite wine farm that we visited. The scenery was stunning and the outside deck restaurant had such a wonderful ambience. The food was superb and the presentation was perfection. The service was excellent. Lovely walk after lunch around the grounds. Provided a perfect final day to our week in the Cape Winelands. Definitely best 'til last!

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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: Scenic view, Doing business, Entertaining clients, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups
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?