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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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Opens in 21 min
All hours
European, International, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Helshoogte Road, Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tokara is set in a beautiful location with a beautiful view. Overall the staff are very friendly and helpfull. The food are plated in a stylish matter and is very tastefull. Definitely the best duck I've ever had.

Thank Shoruta
Reviewed 1 week ago

Tokara restaurant has a beautiful view but our experience was unmemorable. My partner had the starter with the smoked salmon ice cream - which is really not for everyone. The amuse bouche was a silly block of melon and salmon - which had very little...More

Thank Michelle B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First time in Stellenbosch and the winelands. A milestone birthday to celebrate. A Friday night at the end of our first week in SA to create memories. What to do? We asked the manager of the wine estate where we were staying (which incidentally didn't...More

Thank Kim P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I ate lunch at Tokara last week and had an amazing time! We had a reservation and requested an outside seat which had a great view of the vineyard. Lunch was very good- I had the fish special of the day and...More

1  Thank abctravels24
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The meals were beautifully plated but lacking in flavor. There wasn't even a hint of herbs or spices, salt couldn't even rescue the meal. Those half tables against the glass windows are such an awkward place to sit at. The service was average, nothing to...More

Thank Timeawayadvisor
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We recently took our parents here for a lunch - wonderful establishment, great setting, exquisite food - fine dining at its best, enjoyed by all..except my wallet!

Thank garyh51904
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great staff, great service, huge fire place and what a setting. On top of that the food is not to shabby either. You want to impress a friend, celebrate something special or just enjoy yourselves then what's holding you back.

Thank henhwcer
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Whilst the view is incredible, the ambience was off due to the unfriendliness of the hostess when we first arrived. She was positively rude for us arriving 3 minutes ahead of our booking. After having just been to Roca where the staff go out of...More

Thank Nikki S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A cool, misty day we were turned away from a tasting room elsewhere due to rain and they recommended Tokara. No food is served in the tasting room so we decided to have a rosé and a small lunch in the restaurant. We opted for...More

Thank Rhonda A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautifully designed restaurant with stunning views over Stellenbosch to Table Mountain. Watching the sun set from the terrace is amazing. The food is extraordinary: original, full of flavour, beatifully presented. Friendly and helpful service. The Kentridge tapestries on the walls are worth the price of...More

Thank Berwickyork
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$22
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, View, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups
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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