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“Good restaurant”
Review of Tokara Restaurant

Tokara Restaurant
Ranked #11 of 263 Restaurants in Stellenbosch
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $12 - $22
Cuisines: French, Contemporary, International
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Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings, Scenic view, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, 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 March 9, 2014

We went to Tokara night without booking and got lucky because a restaurant is quite required in the region. There was only one free table and dined. It was okay, the wines were excellent and the food was also good quality. The service is good! Highly recommend for those who are in the region.

Thank Douglas A
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Reviewed March 8, 2014

We ate here whilst staying at the Clouds Estate across the road and just managed to get a table as the the restaurant is usually fully booked such is it's reputation. After being seated we were served by a young waiter who brought us some bread and three different butters. On questioning the content of the butter, the waiter was unsure but gave us an answer which clearly was not correct. We questioned this, but he was adamant he was right. Anyway we then went to order, starting with starters quite naturally, after he wrote these down he just disappeared. When he reappeared we called him over and asked if we could order mains, he seemed surprised. I could go on, basically he was totally untrained and uninterested in his job, and this was finally recognised by the supervisor who took over. The food, excellent !

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Thank Lanarios
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Reviewed March 5, 2014

Overated, over priced, over complicated......underwhelming but great views.
The overall experience was regrettably disappointing. The service was amateurish for a restaurant of this calibre

Thank Sue H
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Reviewed February 27, 2014

We booked a sunday lunch at Tokara. It was a great lunch. We first had a winetasting to select our wine for lunch and than sat on the balcony with a very nice view. Lunch was very good (we are used to european michelin standard) Verry daring combinations which worked out well. We both had 3 starters instead of a starter , main course and desert. It was a verry nice way to taste 6 different dishes. Dishes like baked Alaska with Rainbow trout, delicious, and more of these different combinations.
Will absolutely come back next time we are in the area. Tokara was this trip for a long time the best restaurant we 've been to. Only the last restaurant (the Greenhouse in Cape Town) we rated higher. Tokara is a great place to go

Thank ekholland27
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Reviewed February 27, 2014 via mobile

We went to the wi e tasting and it was not an enjoyable experience the wine was warm and small tastings... try to buy a bottle to drink there and told no.. outside the view just drive past x

Thank Rob G
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