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Trokay

10046 Donner Pass Rd, Truckee, CA 96161-0363
530-582-1040
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Ranked #8 of 95 restaurants in Truckee
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Contemporary
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations
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English first
Top Contributor
92 reviews 92 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Take a wife and husband from two stellar big city establishments (In NYC) and transplant them to Tahoe and have them open up a stellar collaboration based on the freshest ingredients and you have Trokay. Place is awesome. Food is done a la carte or on tasting menus. We opted for the 4 course menu with the wine pairing and... More

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Central Coast
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47 reviews 47 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This restaurant was a big disappointment for us and I really wished we had looked at the menu more closely before sitting down at a table. The restaurant is very attractive and the service was excellent. Both my husband and I found the menu selections to be bizarre and had a hard time finding something that sounded appealing. He ordered... More

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Los Altos, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

We were disappointed in the presentation and portion sizes. My husband and I both ordered the trout. It was okay but the small portion of the fish was the only thing on the plate, and I don't consider foraged white pine needles a vegetable. It was also overpriced. We won't go back.

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Greenville, South Carolina
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52 reviews 52 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

A true culinary melange tie treat, Trokay serves innovative cuisine complemented with fine professional service.

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san francisco
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11 reviews 11 reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

I've traveled all around the world. The best meals of my life have been at this restaurant. Great technique and great flavor. Thank you John and Nina (and Roxy).

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Boston
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I was in Truckee for work last week and we stumbled upon this hidden gem. On a quiet Monday night off-season, we didn't have high expectations and what we found was incredible. This chic restaurant was impressive! We were immediately warmly greeted and sat. Our waitress was simply lovely and extremely knowledgeable about the menu. It was like we were... More

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Fair Oaks, California
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72 reviews 72 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

Truckee is quickly becoming a foodie haven. Over the past year or so I have had the pleasure of dining at Trokay, my go to restaurant whenever in town, probably a half a dozen times. You have a choice of ordering a la carte or prix fixe, with or without wine pairings. First, the service is friendly and attentive -... More

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Truckee, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

John and Nina have raised the cuisine bar in Truckee. The quality and perfection of the food reflect John's incredible passion and talent in creating tastes, textures and dishes that rival many fine dining restaurants in the US. The twist - fine dining in a beautifully designed Truckee-style setting.

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Grand Cayman
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45 reviews 45 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

I did not expect to find such an amazing dining experience in Truckee. A drive through town with a rail track passing through. The quality of the service was superb. We were a large party, the waiter was informative without being too intrusive. The wines were another surprise - what a wonderful cellar. The building was part of the historic... More

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California, USA
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5 reviews 5 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

I agree with the reviewers who have said that this food is fully comparable to the finest restaurants in the Bay Area (Gary Danko, French Laundry, etc.)-- or anywhere else for that matter. Service was attentive and knowledgeable, but totally unpretentious. The owner came to our table and chatted with us for a while. Dress was very casual, as you'd... More

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