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Tokara Restaurant

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$$$$
European, International, Contemporary
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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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Istanbul, Turkey
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483 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 176 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Elegant setting with a panoramic entrance and breaktaking view. Nice cabernet. Very modern, design decor. Good service. Food well presented and prepared.

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London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Having experienced most of the top restaurants around Stellenbosch and Cape Town, I have to leave this review as Tokara was a huge disapointment: - on arrival you are greeting with a very sparsely set up table, little bit like what you would find in like in a local cafe / bistro: wooden tables, no table placements, just bare cutlery... More 

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Somerset West, South Africa
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were a party of six, and all of the group were very satisfied with the quality, and presentation of the food. The service was superb, and our waiter, a young zimbabwian deserves a special mention. our group had a variety of starters, and main, main courses and deserts, and every dish deserved the highest praise, The setting is magnificent,and... More 

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Rondebosch, South Africa
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37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had not been to Tokara for a long time, probably because one does not consider it as first option when you have children. Given half a chance on a weekday, we jumped at the opportunity! Service was very friendly and efficient from the start. I ordered two starters and a dessert, my husband a main course and dessert. My... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is a classy joint with views to match. This is fine dining at its best with just as much attention going into the presentation as preparation of the meals.

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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146 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An incredible location with a view back towards Cape Town,Table Mountain and False Bay. We booked today and were given a table with an uninterrupted view. The welcome and service were very good. The wine list gives a large choice of their own wines and some selected local ones. Our aperitifs slipped down easily!! I started with the cured trout,... More 

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Jedburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our second visit to Tokara and we were not disappointed in any way. The table had a spectacular view over the vines and olive grove. There are tables inside and outside. The starters of soup and asparagus/artichoke salad were perfect followed by lamb shank and polenta. Neither are a favorite of mine but these were excellent and I... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to sip on drinks and watch the sunset before dinner. Had the New Year's Eve menu which was amazing thought it got the point where I was too full and eating became a bit unpleasant. Friendly and efficient service! I bet this place looks amazing in the day.

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Somerset West, South Africa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Gorgeous and safe outdoor area for the kids to roam around in, entertained by peacocks and adorned with ever-changing art exhibits. Lovely view of the vineyards and tranquil atmosphere.The service is always special and attentive, with an extensive and very interesting menu. We've been here on numerous occasions and have always left on a high note. Indeed a special place...

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wow what an excellent place! Came here with my husband for lunch. Both the food, wine and the whole setting at this place is just amazing. Ask for outside seating - the view and atmosphere is absolutely lovely. After the lunch we also did their wine tasting. This was also very good. Can definitely recommend this place.

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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
USD 12 - USD 22
Cuisine
European, International, Contemporary
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Private Dining, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, View, 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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?