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Tokara Restaurant

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Helshoogte Road, Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa
+27 21 885 2550
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Tue - Sat 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Brisbane, Australia
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71 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Thought Tokara was one of the best seen wineries to visit. Tasting was well provided and when we saw he views and food offered by the restaurant, we had to try it and it was well worth it. The Springbok and Chardonnay was a Wallabies dream meal!

Thank Desmovalve
Somerset West, South Africa
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310 reviews
184 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had a great dinner here. The food was good and the service great without being overbearing. It did tick every box, but is trying to be over perfect.

Thank Shaun F
Stellenbosch, South Africa
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260 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had an excellent dinner with a client. I had the flame grilled beef - very well prepared and presented. The lady that served us was very attentive on our needs and made sure we got exactly what was requested. Great view of the sunset from the dining area.

Thank Niel G
South Africa
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202 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

You have to book , but there is a reason for it. The restaurant does not seat too many and the food , service and wine is in a class of its own. We had supper with friends and will recall the evening for years to come.

Thank RiaanSouthAfrica
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had lunch. 5 people in total. Quail starter superb, mushroom risotto very disappointing. 2 had lamb very good, 2 had duck was ok & the Springbok was without flavour. Only tasted 1 dessert - Tokara cake with ice cream - everyone tasted it & were not impressed. But the wines were superb! Spent money in wine shop on great reserve... More 

Thank Chantelle M
Brighton, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Booked in advance for a special night out. At night large the picture window gives views of the lights of Stellenbosch. The day time view would be dramatic. The chef had a creative approach. I had a starter including smoked trout baked Alaska. We liked the way some courses mixed sweet with sour in an imaginative way. It was a... More 

Thank nodrog270
Durban, South Africa
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing, amazing, amazing!!!! A romantic dinner we wont every forget! Beautiful location with divine food.

Thank Karen W
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited as a family of four. The burger and beer was an absolute winner. The pizzas and meatballs were just as phenomenal. Loads of play area for the kids outside, excellent ambiance for the adults. We had a very enjoyable meal all round. Make sure you book in advance, as it is busy!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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56 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderfull! Cannot reacomend this place enough! Tasty dishes! Good menu. Awesome service. Great ambience! Far better than its overrated competitor across the road...

Thank Hein H
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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207 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was the second best place to be for the scenic beauty it offers to the diners together with good food. Since Tokara working hours are longer than our first love Delarie Graff we chose to have food here and it was beyond our expectation. Thank God for it. If we had an option to come again, we are sure... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$12 - $22
European, International, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Private Dining, Validated Parking, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Romantic, Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Scenic view
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Helshoogte Road, Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Stellenbosch
  • Phone Number: +27 21 885 2550
Leading contemporary South African restaurant located atop of the picturesque Helshoogte Pass outside Stellenbosch, included on the 2014 Tripadvisor Travellers' Choice SA Fine Dining Top 10 list.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?