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“Best Pork Belly in town!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Tokara Restaurant

Tokara Restaurant
Helshoogte Road (R310), Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa
+27 21 885 2550
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Ranked #15 of 176 Restaurants in Stellenbosch
Price range: $12 - $22
Cuisines: French, Contemporary, International, Winery
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Scenic view, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Stellenbosch, South Africa
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Best Pork Belly in town!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

I'm a local tour guide from Stellenbosch and can highly recommend the excellent food, service, wine & view at Tokara Restaurant. The pork belly is a 'must' to eat as well as the famous Chocolate Handkerchief! Thanks, Anel de Villiers

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Basel, Switzerland
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Breathtaking views and fine cuisine”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

This restaurant is worth visiting just for the views, and the food was of a quality to match. We had some of the specials and the estate wine which we thoroughly enjoyed. We then proceeded to go and buy a few bottles to take home with us.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“A great lunch in Stellenbosch”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

we visited Tokara for lunch on the recommendation of a friend, and it did not disappoint. The food was delicious and the service very good. A bit pricier than other options in Cape Town and Stellenbosch but as soon as you arrive you know Tokara is trying to deliver something a bit more special. Thank you to the Tokara team for a lovely lunch in a beautiful setting.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Maputo, Mozambique
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37 reviews 37 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Beautiful and good food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

The view of wineyard is beautiful and the food and wines very good. It worths to have lunch there and buy some bottles of wine.

Visited February 2013
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Corby, United Kingdom
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58 reviews 58 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 38 cities Reviews in 38 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“Fabulous setting, innovative food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

Tokara Restaurant on the Helshoogte Road out of Stellenbosch is a most unusual building with fabulous views. The menu is not extensive and it's a bit pricey but we all thoroughly enjoyed our choices. My daughter-in-law & I just had to try one of the starter specials - Baked Alaska Salmon, a tasty portion of cooked salmon with meringue & salmon ice cream, delicious! My husband had a steak tartare which was served on a bed of sushi rice - quite a different take on an old classic which he pronounced quite tasty. Our mains of Japanese style beef fillet, springbok with truffle cream and slow cooked belly pork all went down a treat. To finish my son & his wife each had a chocolate taster platter which had a lovely selection of chocolate desserts - yummy! A most memorable Sunday lunch with a difference.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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