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Tokara Restaurant

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Helshoogte Road, Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa
+27 21 885 2550
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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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Chester, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Art, wine, excellent food, beautiful scenery, superb service - absolutely worth a visit. The menu - unusual, delicious and beautifully presented - my starter - Smoked Trout Baked Alaska with Smoked Salmon Ice Cream, it was an amazing awakening of the taste buds. The wine, so much choice - they have wine tasting sessions in a lovely, light airy room

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Ilmington, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were with a small group. The view over table mountain at sunset was spectacular. Excellent service and food.

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London, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Tokara was a really special experience. The sunset with drinks before our meal overlooking Table Mountain was breathtaking. The meal was delicious. Each course was stunning and I tasted my husbands course too and they were good. I loved the decor, the height of the ceilings and the art too, it all added to the evening. We had a really... More 

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Alton, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A South African friend in the UK said that we must visit Tokara and on our first visit they were fully booked and so we returned on another day having made a booking. Oh boy was it worth the journey. The setting is glorious and the open deck (but covered for shade) area just stunning. Staff were wihtout exception charming... More 

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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Food very well presented Extensive wine list Nice ambiance Beautiful vistas from deck were cocktails can be enjoyed before dinner

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Thank Johan M
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent restaurant in one of the best location in South Africa. Fantastic food and wines with a delicious taste wine and fantastic view on the valley

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We had a lovely lunch here. The food and service really deserves the full marks of 5. My Springbok was fantastic and the wine superb. Only very very slight criticism is that on such a cool day and in a slightly stark room, a roaring fire would have made a world of difference to the refectory feel.

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Greater Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Perched on top of a hill this winery is a delight to see Gardens maintained and grounds looking perfect. Great place for pictures The wine tasting offered $10 ( Aus) for whites, reds, brandy and sweet wine. It was really a pleasant hour spent. Actually ran out of time but would go back again

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Stans, Tirol, Austria
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The last evening during our trip through South Africa was one of the best. All the courses were cooking on highest standards and the service was excellent as well. The dining room looks very modern and the views across the vineyards are superb. Although is´s a fine dining restaurant the prices are not that high like you expect. All in... More 

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Eastern Cape, South Africa
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

In my several previous visits the wine tasting was free. However, the local students clearly took advantage of this (well they would, wouldn't they) and now it's R100 - which is a shame, really. However, the food is brilliant. Pity it has become so well known to your groups, though. The chefs 'special' three course (fixed) lunch has gone from... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 12 - US$ 22
Cuisine
European, International, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Private Dining, Validated Parking, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 15:00
Monday
12:00 - 15:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 21:00
Thursday
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 21:00
Friday
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 21:00
Saturday
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
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.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?