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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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Today
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: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, 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
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Often brows through the top Stellenbosch restaurants on Tripadvisor and glad to see Tokara hinging in there - it stays my nr 1. Dinner here is really much more than just a meal. Again enjoyed it tremendously! The combinations of balanced tastes, textures and even temperatures in a dish make them... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
TsamayaSentle
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Cape Town, South Africa
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Scenic view
  • Entertaining clients
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Cape Town, South Africa
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52 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Often brows through the top Stellenbosch restaurants on Tripadvisor and glad to see Tokara hinging in there - it stays my nr 1. Dinner here is really much more than just a meal. Again enjoyed it tremendously! The combinations of balanced tastes, textures and even temperatures in a dish make them tasty artworks.

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Stellenbosch, South Africa
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5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

If you're looking for fine dining then Tokara is a good bet. The food, atmosphere and service were all great. They have some different and interesting dishes (such as gorgonzola ice cream). Lovely venue for a special occasion.

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Stellenbosch
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

What a view! This must be one of the best views in the winelands, overlooking the Stellenbosch valley. The food and service was top-notch and really made an impression. We enjoyed a cozy winter romatic dinner and will surely be back.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

The food was really of the highest quality, the service and atmosphere in the restaurant was great and Tokara has the most stunning views overlooking Cape Town. A highly recommendable restaurant for all

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Lincoln, California
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54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

The food was fabulous. The wine pairings as well. Great view of wine country from the restaurant. Excellent knowledgeable service with good wine recommendations.

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Sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Food was dynamic and different yet retaining classic flavour combinations. Impressed with the coconut/cucumber dessert. Delicious. Wines to match are perfect.

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MALIBU
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

The dining room is absolutely beautiful with a view of the wine kegs meticulous storage rooms along the way in. The food preparation and presentation was artistic but bland. The portion sizes were small and reminiscent of Los Angeles ten years ago but who needs a plate full of food anyway? The service was professionally friendly. There are many tables... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

I would go back there anytime... When you get there, 1st have a wine taste. The wine is great. The people are super friendly. The fire place will complement it all. You can also have a olive oil taste (I recommend you do it after you have lunch). Olive oil variety is very tasty! The lunch... well, is just gorgeous.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Had some American colleagues to entertain and Tokara was amazing. Great food, great wine, lovely atmosphere, stunning views and good service. Would highly recommend - absolutely amazing!

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

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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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, Winery, International, Contemporary

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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: Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Doing business, 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?