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Tokara Restaurant

Helshoogte Road (R310), Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa
+27 21 885 2550
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Ranked #10 of 158 restaurants in Stellenbosch
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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  • Dutch first
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  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
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English first
Cary, North Carolina
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Friends from South Africa recommended that we go to this restaurant on our vacation. The wine estate's artistic, modern design and decor are beautiful, and the restaurant has a lovely view overlooking the town of Stellenbosch. The meal was one of the best we had in South Africa. The food was delicious, beautifully presented, and reasonably priced. The servings were... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

I booked a table for eight on Friday night 28 March for a very special birthday dinner with International VIP clients at the restaurant as we have eaten there before expecting to have the same pleasant experience and to show off the South African fine dining experience in a perfect setting. The booking was for 20h30, we arrived 12 min... More

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Chailey, Lewes, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

The Franschhoek area is one of the most beautiful, relaxing places I have ever been. This restaurant was outstanding. The food is delicious, interesting and beautifully presented. We were lucky to have a lovely day after a few days of rain, so had lunch on the terrace looking over the vinyards and mountains. I ate Springbok, all washed down with... More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

We were there for a quick lunch. They obviously were not too amused with that (as you could feel). Just wanted a main dish, and did not drink wine (had to drive, and to much wine tasting before), but just tonic. They looked a little dimissively. However, food was very good. Try the beef fillet, it was perfectly prepared, with... More

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Dartmouth, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

We asked for a good table with an unobstructed view over the valley - & that's exactly what we got. A really excellent meal with beautiful views & wines tastings I fondly remember. The setting is superb & the service was very good. Comparing it with two other lovely restaurants in which we we ate, I believe this to be... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

We arrived at 1.30 as per our booking and were shown to our table. Our booking was confirmed by the Tokara that morning. The waitress then informed us that we had to get our food orders in by 2pm as the kitchen was closing and we would have to leave by 3pm as they had to prepare for a wedding.... More

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Clitheroe, United Kingdom
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79 reviews 79 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

Lovely lunch on the porch overlloking the valley.Menu is very 'cheffy' with a good choice plus daily specials.Food was main courses of springbok and sirloin,both of which were excellent, and a dessert of ice cream which was unadventurous but very good.A Tokara shiraz completed the meal.

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Pretoria, South Africa
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102 reviews 102 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

This will be my 4th review of this restaurant. We always go for a lunch during our holidays, and I'm writing this review 3 months after our visit, but looking at my pictures I just had to write another review. I'm not going to bore you with all the food details, as I have written about them in all my... More

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Fort Worth
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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

My family and I went to the Tokara restaurant for lunch on a Saturday afternoon. We lucked out and took advantage of a no-show and sat on the porch overlooking the vineyards and valley. I would recommend you make a reservation for the restaurant, if you want to sit outside on the porch. The food is wonderful and not over... More

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Prince Albert
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014 via mobile

Had a superb sunday lunch at Tokara with family and friends. We didn't have any starters but mains and desserts were delightful. The springbok and the beef fillet were exquisite and the fish (cob) just as good. Service was perfect. Wines were just as good. Thank you to the chef for a perfect lunch

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