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Tokara Restaurant

(R 310) Helshoogte Road, Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa
+27 21 885 2550
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good23%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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European, International, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
(R 310) Helshoogte Road, Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The food was outstanding. Best gnocchi I've ever had. Thierry wines are fabulous and so are the views.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank empearse
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We celebrated our daughters graduation with a lunch at this brilliant resturant, the service waiter was brilliant and the only thing that exceeded her was the food, fine dining with a view for days, a lunch to be remembered

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank GaryE386
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Probably (one of) the wine estate(s) with the best view. Recommend to do a food and wine pairing and to start off with the best MCC (or bubbles/champagne) that I have tasted. The noble late harvest is also a must try.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Smits S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had made reservations weeks prior to my partners birthday, his 50th so it had to be special. When we got there we got the absolute worst table, which I don’t understand seeing the fact I had explained the occasion and I had done so...More

Date of visit: November 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a very unpleasant experience at Tokara restaurant last night. The hostes was very rude, would not even let us seat at the bar, even though it was completely empty. It’s not like we looked somehow that could offend this place - we are...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Galina R
EatAtTokara, General Manager at Tokara Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Galina R, We are sorry to hear about your unpleasant experience. I should, however, bring to your attention that you arrived two days early for your reservation (Tuesday, 13 November instead of Thursday, 15 November) made by one of the members of your party....More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of my favorite estates. Beautiful views and delicious food. If you can do a wine tasting before lunch. Service is excellent. Book in advance.

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank SunnyWorldTraveller
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant has one of the best views in Cape Town but the food was very disappointing and expensive. 3 of our party had the line fish which was hake - one of the cheapest fish on the market ( and my least favourite fish),...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Tessa S
Reviewed October 28, 2018 via mobile

Couldn't have a better lunch. Amazing views over the valley to Cape Town. Beautifully situated. The food was gorgeous - very pretty on the plate and incredible flavours. Obviously a good choice of wine! And excellent service. Really couldn't fault it. One tip - book...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank AGMStAlbans
Reviewed October 25, 2018 via mobile

We did a tasting followed by a lovely dinner here. The scenery is breath taking. The wine tasting was great and we had super friendly and knowledgeable staff. The dinner was delicious and service outstanding. We definitely will be back.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank 86_Weltenbummlerin
Reviewed October 19, 2018 via mobile

This place has a wonderdul location, views over wineyards. Very nice arcitecture. If the food had been like that it would have reveived 5 stars immediatly.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Marie G
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Response from IsabellaV587 | Reviewed this property |
Yes- it is essential, they will be very busy during that time.
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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
$12 - $22
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Validated Parking, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Families with children, Scenic view, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
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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: (R 310) Helshoogte Road, Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Stellenbosch
  • Phone Number: +27 21 885 2550
  • E-mail
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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