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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
12:30 pm - 3:00 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
Good for:
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Special occasions
Scenic view
Entertaining clients

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  • 287
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    Very good
  • 46
    Average
  • 17
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  • 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
One of the best dining experiences we have ever had

My wife and I have dined at Tokara once before (in 2010) and we enjoyed it then. But on our second visit, the experience was at another level completely. It helped that it was a gloriously warm and sunny day that highlighted the restaurant's beautiful vineyard setting. And our waiter was great - he... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
Justin W
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London, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Scenic view
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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English first
London, United Kingdom
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

My wife and I have dined at Tokara once before (in 2010) and we enjoyed it then. But on our second visit, the experience was at another level completely. It helped that it was a gloriously warm and sunny day that highlighted the restaurant's beautiful vineyard setting. And our waiter was great - he found just the right balance between... More 

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St Albans
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74 reviews 74 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

Visited a year ago and again on Friday. I had a yummy salad and my husband had the curry. Lovely Sauvignon and super view. My husband bough a Tokara brandy which he has certainly enjoyed!

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Berlin
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

Maybe they had a really bad day at the Tokara restaurant, but every single course we had was really tasting not good, some even disgusting (esp. the fish!). We followed the Eat Out recommendation and expected to have a really good dining experience at Tokara. We both ordered three and four courses, so we had seven different dishes to taste... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

This beautifully designed restaurant is in a stunning setting - with views from every window. And the food matches the setting! We loved the spectacular salmon trout 'baked alaska' with smoked salmon ice cream to start with and we later ended our meal with more ice cream - this time made with goats cheese - absolutely delicious. This is a... More 

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Somerset West, South Africa
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34 reviews 34 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

This restaurant has been on our wish list for quite some time and we were not disappointed at all when we finally had the opportunity to visit. Amazing views; beautiful interiors; professional, attentive and friendly staff and of course world-class food. Each dish is art on a plate, with taste combinations that excite and spoil the senses. After this experience,... More 

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North Nibley
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69 reviews 69 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW via mobile

On our tour of the wine region of the Western Cape my cousin Phil recommended Tokara amongst others. We found it on our drive from Frenschhoek to Stellenbosch and drove in for lunch. We got a great seat with a panoramic view over the valley on a stinking hot day. If you want such a seat you need to book... More 

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Cape Town
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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

My pal and I did a recce for my daughter's engagement party and weren't too impressed with the decor (ie tables and chairs which looked like they had come out of a very old cafe...) however a few text messages later to daughter - and somehow from London my girl managed to pull off the most awesome party - ever!!!... More 

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Perth and Kinross, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Service was very rushed, food was really minimal for fine dining, very limited menu choice. We would not return.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

I had visitors from Germany, both chefs and quality controller of a hotel group. I decided to take them to Tokara for lunch. Beautiful setting, spacious and nicely decorated. We had different meals, all presented nicely and delicious,excellent wine. But the highlight was our waiter, I think Len was his name. Attentive but not disturbing, always a joke and smile-... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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84 reviews 84 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

View, Setting, Service, Waiters' knowledge and explanation of the food, wine, the speed the food arrived. All the above made for one very very pleasant and enjoyable afternoon.

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