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Tokara Restaurant

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Helshoogte Road, Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa
+27 21 885 2550
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 15:00
Tue - Sat 18:30 - 21:00
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a very enjoyable evening meal here with colleagues. Steak was fantastic. The red wine we had was one of the reserve bottles and was very enjoyable. Service was great. The view as you can see was spectacular.

Thank Jimmy007boy
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We made a reservation by mail, long ago. Requested a nice table outside as we had to celebrate a special occasion with friends. Tokara does everything to get their reservationes guaranteed, they are completely right about that! But....... When we arrived at the restaurant they did not give us a table outside as they stated "sorry, we are fully booked... More 

Thank Isabela Sierra S
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286 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Exquisite food served at a table with a jaw-dropping view! Wow! Professional, gentle service. A memorable lunch... Thank you!

Thank Delius17
Cape Town, South Africa
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22 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic curried pickle fish for a Easter Friday lunch .. accompanied by a side salad and a hot cross bun ... All meals freshly prepared from farm fresh ingredients and extremely tasty . Fish tacos also great and portions generous but also tasty ..must try the baked goods ... chocolate cake, carrot and cheese cake to round off the meal... More 

Thank warrenladac
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4 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a chance to taste more then 8 different wines. We have ordered a good number of bottles with free delivery. Their brandy was also great! Have to came back! The restaurant manager should be a bit more polite though. We have asked for espresso, were told: "need to wait 40 minutes as we are still not open". Common... More 

Thank Robert V
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This winery is a Must Go To. The place is magical... sitting in the restaurant and looking at the view if the hills covered with grape trees We were 24 people and had a big table, the service as excellent with no errors or issues. We all went for the wine tasting and ended up buying a lot In addition... More 

Thank Majd B
The Hague, The Netherlands
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In the afternoon we went there for wine tasting so we knew what kind of wine we wanted for our dinner. It worked out perfectly. The staff is very pofessional, food - no complaints at all and the view is breathtaking.

Thank hofmanhans
London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We spent a very agreeable afternoon at Tokara wine tasting then dining in the restaurant. The food is fantastic, wine superb and service friendly & efficient. I would definitely recommend a visit here if you are staying in the local area. We purchased a number of wines from the shop and returned the following day to purchase a selection of... More 

Thank Ben T
Cagliari, Italy
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65 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely afternoon in front of the wineyards from a beautiful terrace. Food fusion still needs some research efforts, but for now we cannot complain. Waiters very nice and professional. The venue is stunning for the number of pieces of arts spread all around.

Thank Pietro B
Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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273 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a table on the front of the terrace which is great for the views. The food is good and well presented. We had hake with pomme puree--on this occasion the sauce was lacking--so no flavours. Having said that it was excellent hake, well cooked. We will return to Tokara as it is a lovely place to visit and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4,5 of 5 bubbles
    4,5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4,5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$12 - US$22
European, International, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Private Dining, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, View, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
12:00 - 15:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Helshoogte Road, Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Stellenbosch
  • Phone Number: +27 21 885 2550
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?