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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
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Tue - Sat 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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London, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Tokara was a really special experience. The sunset with drinks before our meal overlooking Table Mountain was breathtaking. The meal was delicious. Each course was stunning and I tasted my husbands course too and they were good. I loved the decor, the height of the ceilings and the art too, it all added to the evening. We had a really... More 

Thank jennifer L
Alton, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

A South African friend in the UK said that we must visit Tokara and on our first visit they were fully booked and so we returned on another day having made a booking. Oh boy was it worth the journey. The setting is glorious and the open deck (but covered for shade) area just stunning. Staff were wihtout exception charming... More 

Thank Rob G
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Food very well presented Extensive wine list Nice ambiance Beautiful vistas from deck were cocktails can be enjoyed before dinner

Thank Johan M
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent restaurant in one of the best location in South Africa. Fantastic food and wines with a delicious taste wine and fantastic view on the valley

Thank Paolo O
Northampton, United Kingdom
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164 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had a lovely lunch here. The food and service really deserves the full marks of 5. My Springbok was fantastic and the wine superb. Only very very slight criticism is that on such a cool day and in a slightly stark room, a roaring fire would have made a world of difference to the refectory feel.

Thank John S
Greater Melbourne, Australia
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98 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Perched on top of a hill this winery is a delight to see Gardens maintained and grounds looking perfect. Great place for pictures The wine tasting offered $10 ( Aus) for whites, reds, brandy and sweet wine. It was really a pleasant hour spent. Actually ran out of time but would go back again

Thank johnsteele507
Stans, Tirol, Austria
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The last evening during our trip through South Africa was one of the best. All the courses were cooking on highest standards and the service was excellent as well. The dining room looks very modern and the views across the vineyards are superb. Although is´s a fine dining restaurant the prices are not that high like you expect. All in... More 

Thank Tacho1980
Eastern Cape, South Africa
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

In my several previous visits the wine tasting was free. However, the local students clearly took advantage of this (well they would, wouldn't they) and now it's R100 - which is a shame, really. However, the food is brilliant. Pity it has become so well known to your groups, though. The chefs 'special' three course (fixed) lunch has gone from... More 

Thank anthonymM8335QO
London, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing dinner with incredible views across their grape vines and beautiful countryside. The food was some of the best we had in SA and was very affordable given the standard. Staff and service was really good - would definitely recommended dining here and be sure to make a reservation.

Thank Cloakroom
London, United Kingdom
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238 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 195 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had lunch here in November. Beautiful setting! We were lucky enough to get a table right on the edge of the terrace overlooking the vineyards - perfect! Very good food and wine and good service.

Thank Lin G

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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
Business meetings, Scenic view, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?