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Tokara Restaurant

Helshoogte Road, Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa
+27 21 885 2550
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Overview
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good23%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“baked alaska” (50 reviews)
“ice cream” (50 reviews)
“trout” (26 reviews)
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CUISINES
European, International, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
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LOCATION
Helshoogte Road, Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa
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1 - 10 of 895 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

As in the past, excellent service, great menu, beautifully plated food, delicious tastes. Really couldn't be faulted.

Thank NigelDCapeTown
Reviewed yesterday

We came around sunset time for a drink and a walk around, stayed until our dinner reservation. Stunning views, great food and location. Would definitely recommend it. Book dinner reservations in advance.

Thank Kelly061681
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We booked over a month in advance & arrived very early in the evening, but were seated at the worst table in the restaurant with no view of the famous sunset, the excuse being that all the best tables were already booked. However when we...More

Thank John C
Reviewed 2 days ago

Where to start. The only compliant is that it is so very hard to get a table if you have not booked in advance. This location boasts a super fine restaurant and a bistro/deli. I did not eat at the restaurant as it was (of...More

Thank Ravinder45
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Tokara is always a stop on our Winelands travelling. Sometimes for lunch but this time it was dinner. One of the specials is the “baked Alaska” trout. If they have it on the menu we choose it, how boring, but it is nice. Good selection...More

Thank ekholland27
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We absolutely loved Tokara. The setting and food were gorgeous- I’d recommend arriving in time for sunset and enjoying a drink outside enjoying the wonderful views. The staff are knowledgeable and friendly and the menu is impressive. We ordered some of the specials including the...More

Thank fashionflyer1
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

come early for sundowners outside and ask for one of the tables directly at the glass front. The food is still amazing and they have a large selection of really good selection of wines and bubblies

Thank Luxury_Traveller_BL
Reviewed 6 days ago

reserved a table for Valentine evening, months ago.We had a pre-dinner drink on the terrace, what a magnificent view. Lucky us: our dinnertable was at the front row as well, so had a beautifull sunset. Service at entrance, terrace and dinner was excellent, asthonishing lady!...More

Thank 1902alexander
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was a few years since we visited Tokara restaurant. At the time they were trying very hard to be good and they succeeded. But now Tokara breathes an atmosphere of relaxed excellence. It has developed towards the top. The chef and staff deserve 5...More

Thank Rene van I
Reviewed 1 week ago

After a bad experience at delaire graf our visit to Tamara restored our faith in south African dining experiences! Wonderful setting and views and just the right amount of attention from the waiters who were excellent! The food was delicious and beautifully presented without too...More

Thank gengens
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 12 - USD 22
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Private Dining, Full Bar
Good for
View, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
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
  • E-mail
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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