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“A night's out delight”
Review of Tokara Restaurant

Tokara Restaurant
Ranked #8 of 274 Restaurants in Stellenbosch
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $12 - $22
Cuisines: French, Contemporary, International
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Scenic view, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: 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.
Reviewed November 23, 2011

Extraordinary (not cheap) but worth every Rand we spent there

1  Thank Cormalon
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Reviewed November 20, 2011

The tour needs to be done... wine, olives, food, sweets and great views. The wine tasting is very good once the people are friendly and happy in serve you. Nice decoration, good prices and lovely indoor area.

2  Thank Gigika
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Reviewed November 18, 2011

we celebrated my wifes birthday at the restaurant. as we started off with a meal that had corriander in it we made it clear that my wife does not like the taste. unfortunately this fell on deaf ears as nearly everything that followed had corriander in it in some form or other. my main meal was on a bed of raw vegetables which overpowered the taste of the fish. the staff tryed hard but it left a bad taste.

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1  Thank kaizerStyria
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Reviewed November 11, 2011

The quality of the meal and service was outstanding. When you add good wines (and they are) you have a very special restaurant. Cannot praise it enough.

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3  Thank Molly187054
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Reviewed November 8, 2011

We had dinner at Tokara restaurant due to the fact that the chef, Richard Carstens, is one of our favourite South African chefs.

The restaurant itself is located in the Tokara Winery which is a modern architectural masterpiece and worthy of a visit itself. The restaurant is beautiful with a modern uncluttered feeling and wonderful ambience. We had a table at the window overlooking the view of the Cape Peninsula.

The staff during the evening was wonderful and attentive without being overbearing. Each dish was explained in detail, so that we understand it, and everything was done as it should be and without any fuss. The staff really made it feel effortless to eat at the restaurant, and that it was a huge pleasure to have you as a customer there.

We decided to go for the Chef’s Menu at R450 per head, which is truly a bargain. The 8 course menu that we had was imaginative, creative, and delicious in all aspects. The flavours and combinations of the elements in each dish was mind-blowing and nothing that can be experienced at any other eatery in South Africa. What Richard Carstens does is he modernises dishes’ and takes elements to a new level of creativity not seen anywhere in SA.

We truly love this chef, and can’t wait to experience each new menu that he creates. I would highly recommend this restaurant to every person, but also beware, that it’s not your standard plate of food, so do not expect that. This is modern, intricate and difficult food, which will require some thought while being tasted.

Bravo Richard, bravo!

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3  Thank mitxcoac
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