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Tokara Restaurant

Helshoogte Road (R310), Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa
+27 21 885 2550
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Ranked #10 of 163 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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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Hamilton, New Zealand
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

Just loved tasting here and left with a few bottles of course! Their reds are fantastic. Quite enjoyed the Granache Rose. Staff friendly and full of information. Loved the deli, unfortunately we didn't book for lunch so couldn't get in. So for the full monty I urge you to book (you can always cancel if you have to!) The view... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

The food was great ! I even got a tour of the kitchen . Being a chef , i really enjoyed everything! The service was fast and friendly .

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Ann Arbor, MI
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

First, you cannot beat the view. Second, the food was fascinating and delicious. My starter tasted like a grown up, cooked version of sushi. My husband's starter was a twist on a Baked Alaska that involved fish. Our main courses and deserts were also fabulous. We were there a week ago, and are still talking about how interesting the food... More

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Falsterbo, Skåne County, Sweden
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

So we went for the wines, which are btw excellent but were really hooked by their fantastic assortment of olive oils!!!! So went back in the evening for a very good meal indeed!

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Oudtshoorn, South Africa
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36 reviews 36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

We have visited Tokara a number of times. Mostly just to buy their olive oil, drink a good cappuccino and enjoy the atmosphere of the place. The huge fire place makes a real statement in the restaurant. This time we stayed for lunch as well, which was excellent. If you just visit for their Deli alone, you will definitely not... More

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Stellenbosch, South Africa
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Looking for the right heading for this review is tough, as so many words spring to mind... fantastic, mind-blowing, superb. These guys are genius and inspiring when it comes to food. The push the envelope every time...and keep on wowing and surprising us. I love the immaculate kitchen that can be viewed through the glass window, the twinkling lights of... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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48 reviews 48 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

The venue is beautiful. We sat outside on the stoep and it overlooked the vines and Table Mountain in the background. The menu is wonderful. The chef is the most creative I have ever seen. Typical French cuisine. I just loved the beauty of the place. Wine tasting around the huge fire also look very popular and very cosy. A... More

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Stellenbosch, South Africa
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014 via mobile

The most Spectacular view over the vines and Cape Town right to Table mountain. Service was faultless and the meal was one of the best I have had in a long time. Worth the visit!

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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54 reviews 54 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

we initially tried to go to the Tokara Deli but it was packed i would recommend to book in advance even in the winter time; the Deli has a kids playground just in front of the terrace it gets very popular with families. We ended up in the main restaurant, which is very nice too. The inside setting is more... More

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George, South Africa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Wow what an awesome experience and a special treat for our anniversary. A gastronomic experience of note and the service excellent and not to forget the beautiful setting on top of the world.

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