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Tokara Restaurant

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French, Contemporary, International, Winery
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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Special occasions
Scenic view
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 264
    Excellent
  • 124
    Very good
  • 46
    Average
  • 15
    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
Most recent review
Averages

I expect more than was given. Waited long time for food and the restaurant was not even full. Think that if they work on service it can change my point of view. Food was nice.

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
QumineS
via mobile
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Scenic view
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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456 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW via mobile

I expect more than was given. Waited long time for food and the restaurant was not even full. Think that if they work on service it can change my point of view. Food was nice.

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Somerset West, South Africa
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

We have been to Tokara on several occasions and have found that this is the top restaurant in our area of Stellenbosch and Somerset West for creative, beautifully presented vegetarian dishes. We were there again for my birthday in February, having been their with overseas visitors just the week before. The chef prepared a special vegetarian dish for us! Isn't... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Positively the most well supported tour guide, this restaurant & winery is one of my favourites!! Thanks Johan & Garreth for great service & Richard Carstens for amazing food!! Would change the garlic aioli with breads though to something less strong!! Anel de Villiers from African Wonder Tours

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London
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92 reviews 92 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

We had the most fantastic lunch at Tokara and left feeling utterly indulged and happy! The views from the terrace were beautiful (could see as far as Simons Town with Table Mountain in the distance), the food was the nicest food we have eaten on our trip and the wine was delicious. The service was really friendly and prompt too.... More 

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13 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

What a great restaurant located beautifully in the middle of the vignard overlooking the valley. The food and service were outstanding and the wine was just great. Even though this is a very elegant restaurant they still accepted our small kids very well and even had a kids menu ready for them. If you are travelling from Stellenbosch to Franschhoek... More 

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015 via mobile

Very nice restaurant with a beautiful deck and a wonderful view. The staff was friendly and helpful. We just had some wine and a cheese platter but it was very good. The ground of tokara and the wine farms are breathtakingly beautiful. Great views and great sculptures throughout the property.

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Johannesburg
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We stopped at Tokara for a lunch during our wine tasting, and we were not disappointed. The food was amazing, and the view simply stunning.

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Helsinki, Finland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Our dinner for four was foodwise a good experience with many tasteful dishes. Suprised that choice of a Tokara wine could not be preceded by tasting it. Please note Amex is not accepted at Tokara.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

We had an evening meal at the Tokara restaurant. The views from the restaurant are breathtaking and we particularly enjoyed the pre-drinks on the terrace. The staff service was excellent and the food was really really good, although, being a bit picky, I did not personally rate it as absolute top notch. Well worth a visit though.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015 via mobile

We did not eat in the restaurant but the place and the taste of wines and olive oils were just fantastic beautiful views and the wines were amazing

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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, Contemporary, International, Winery

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

Questions & Answers

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?