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“Wonderful views & superb food”
Review of Tokara Restaurant

Tokara Restaurant
Ranked #9 of 266 Restaurants in Stellenbosch
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $12 - $22
Cuisines: French, Contemporary, International
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Restaurant details
Good for: Scenic view, Business meetings, Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, 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 February 21, 2014

An in demand restaurant situated in a lovely wine farm. We had drinks on the balcony overlooking the vines and a stunning panoramic view across to the Cape Flats, False Bay and Table Mt range.
We then had dinner inside but retaining the view whilst watching the sun set. Quite beautiful.
Our dinner comprised a very good steak and a tasty linefish. We were too full for dessert.

This restaurant is popular so advance booking is essential.

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Thank CrispinN_11
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Reviewed February 15, 2014

Tokara is a spectacular wine farm with one of the best views and restaurants in Stellenbosch. Friendly and efficient staff provide superb service and the food is out of this world. You sit at half round tables drinking in the spectacular view along with the regions best wine

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Thank Maeson M
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Reviewed February 11, 2014

Whenever we stay in Stellenbosch we always eat at Indochine at Delaire Graff estate but this time it was fully booked so we decided to book over across the street at the beautiful Tokara.

Customer service is definitely different, it felt like many of the wait staff where young students just working there part-time, who knew very little about the wines and in general did not care so much about the customer.

The food was ok, we did enjoy the steak we ordered but the starters were mediocre.

The view itself and wine was very good and worth the trip out.

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Thank jetset2London
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Reviewed February 10, 2014

We had made a reservation well in advance to have Sunday lunch here. The restaurant is part of a winery where you can also taste their superb wines.

The setting of this restaurant looking out over Stellenbosh is terrific as is the design and layout.

However, it is the food that is the true star. This is certainly not your traditional Sunday roast. Rather an amazing culinary experience.

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Thank Neal M
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Reviewed February 9, 2014

I recently visited Stellenbosch and Tokara was at the top of my list of restaurants to try. It did not disappoint, quite the contrary. The food is imaginative and tasty and the location is impressive, with amazing views over the valley and vinyards. I particularly liked the detail of the half-moon tables, where my husband and I sat side to side next to the window, thus both enjoying the best views. My starter of smoked trout with meringue and salmon ice cream was a highlight of my whole trip - and we ate at pretty awesome places. The main was a perfectly cooked, crisp duck with sushi rice. Beautiful and artfull decorations throughout the building also contribute to make a visit to Tokara a wonderful experience for all your senses. The one thing I'd say let it a bit down was the service - not that it was bad, but certainly impersonal. It did not detract from a great meal, though. I'll be back!

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Thank CJLetsGo
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