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Tokara Restaurant


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Travelers' Choice2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Local cuisine, European, International, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly
Special occasions, Romantic, Scenic view, Large groups, Business meetings

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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.
$12 - $22
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
European, International, Contemporary
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Validated Parking, Full Bar
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Much has changed since a wonderful visit a year ago. There was an air of indifference and bumbling waiter performance. We felt that some of the taste creations were jarring and mismatched. The cheeses for the platter came straight out of the fridge! Very disappointing.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank zephyr1946
Reviewed yesterday

The food was wonderful, but the view is overwhelming. Try to arrive 45 minutes before sunset and sit outside for drinks and pictures. The location is around 10 minutes outside of down town Stellenbosch. We recommend this to anyone that will be in the area.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank jmileswindowcleaning
Reviewed 3 days ago

In 2018 it was the highlight of a visit,sadly 2019 was a disappointment.Substituting whipped meat fat for butter was dreadful.Changing Beef tartare to Lamb tartare was a mistake.By nature Lamb is inclined to be fatty and that was the taste.Roasted fillet of sea bass was...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Robin O
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We ate lunch here after recommendation from family. We were given a table with a spectacular view, which was great. However, that is where most of the positives ended. The service was very off and the staff seemed distracted or as though they would rather...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank elliotm94
Reviewed 1 week ago

Family from Mpumalanga did some online research and invited us to a special birthday celebration lunch at this esteemed venue. A great venue – probably one of the most relaxing in the area with a heavenly view. This is however where the magic stopped. The...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Berte L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Everything was really good. The food, the wine, the service all in a wonderful location. Nice view. We recommend this nice restaurant

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank philbis1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Dinner with the four of us. The ambiance and view is great as well as the decor. The service was very good with the exception below for which I can t blame the waiter bit the Management in the kitchen. All the courses arrived nicely...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank DutchTravellerUk
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a wonderful 3 course dinner and wine pairing. really enjoyed the evening. The waitress was great and knew the menu very well. beautifully plated food and with a smaller menu, there was enough options to please all palates... we did visit a few...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank TheunsT
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you want a beautifully prepared light lunch in stunning surroundings, then try Tokara. Amazing architecture, friendly staff, excellent choice of wines and tasty food. I had a cured yellowtail starter with watermelon cubes and peach sorbet (wow) followed by a perfectly cooked lamb sirloin....More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank E3546KVdavidn
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We so wanted to come back to Tokara which I always preferred to its neighbour, Delaire Graff (my husband prefers Delaire Graff so we always went to both)...Sadly, the chef has moved on to pastures new and whilst the setting is still amazing, the wines...More

Date of visit: January 2019
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November 7, 2018|
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Response from EatAtTokara | Property representative |
Hi Judy, apologies, we managed to miss your enquiry somehow. Both the Deli and Restaurant are closed on 1 and 2 January. We would unfortunately not be able to accommodate you then. Is there another date that we could help... More
October 30, 2018|
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Response from susanalona | Reviewed this property |
Just give them a call or send them an email, you can get the details at Tokaras website.
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