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Tokara Restaurant

Helshoogte Road, Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa
+27 21 885 2550
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good23%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Open Now
6:30 PM - 9:00 PMAll hours
European, International, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Helshoogte Road, Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa
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Reviewed May 10, 2016 via mobile

For those very special evenings either just two of you or the whole family this is it. Great food great ambiance and a wonderful setting for both lunch and dinner.

1  Thank SimonWB
Reviewed May 5, 2016

Our third visit over three years. First visit exceptional, however steady downward trend. Food portions uniquely tiny. Cuisine bordering on boring. They don't do Don Pedro's. Waitron pleasant but uninformed. Now an overstated overpriced venue

1  Thank rockypw
Reviewed May 5, 2016 via mobile

We had a lunch at Tokara sitting on the porch. The view is excellent, but it was quite cold given the season They only had the a la carte, and no tasting menu. The food was great but not to a perfection. The beef tartar-sashimi...More

Thank ThunderbirdJenis
Reviewed May 4, 2016

Amazing view and setting on the deck, in Helshoogte. Lovely food for the whole family and friendly service.

Thank Emmelou1
Reviewed April 29, 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed a delicious lunch with friends with a bottle of their Merlot over looking the spectacular view. We enjoyed the ceviche and mushroom entrees, beef, chicken and risotto mains and chocolate mousse and poached pear desserts. The menu was hard to chose from as...More

Thank Aussie_Nia
Reviewed April 24, 2016

We returned to Tokara after many month. The views were awarding and we had a wonderful day. The portions, in particular the starters, were very expensive and very small. There were a lot of fancy dishes on the menu so if you enjoy fine dining...More

Reviewed April 24, 2016

Fantastic lunch with some gorgeous wine and one amazing view! You cannot go wrong at Tokara, try and get a table out on the deck, and if you decide to go make a reservation. It was pretty full for a midweek lunch.

1  Thank TravelFundi2010
Reviewed April 21, 2016

What a wow-experience. The view is spectacular, the waiting staff well trained and friendly. The food was some of the best that I have had in the Bo-land's top restaurants and over all it was a lovely experience to dine at Tokara. I had the...More

1  Thank Paljas1976
Reviewed April 21, 2016

Had a birthday lunch at Tokara for my mother's 75th birthday. The service was excellent and lightning fast, despite the fact that the restaurant was packed. We had starters mains and desert, which I would recommend to do as the portions are on the small...More

Thank Neelekke
Reviewed April 18, 2016 via mobile

We visited Tokara on our honeymoon and had a lovely lunch. Very modern building in a perfect position. Sat outside, which is a must, with wonderful views over Cape Town and the wine lands. Food was very tasty and well presented. Service very efficient. Would...More

Thank WorthingFoodie
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$12 - $22
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Scenic view, Families with children
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
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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.
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