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Tokara Restaurant

(R 310) Helshoogte Road, Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa
+27 21 885 2550
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good23%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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European, International, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
(R 310) Helshoogte Road, Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Unfortunately a pretty rainy day; the location is gorgeous. The waiter was good and made good recommendations. Food was very good, wine too!

Thank MissSiss1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful setting, great food (springbok was to die for!) and amazing wines. Turned up without a booking but would recommend booking in high season.

Thank frequentfans
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are comming to Tokara since opening of this restaurant. Every time when we are in South Africa a visit to this restaurant is a must for us. This time we took 2 friends with us for lunch. Again it was perfect. Creative tasty food....More

Thank Jeroen d
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Come for the views over the vineyards and the valley. Food was good but not excellent. Vegetarian options are ok but quite bland.

Thank 1or2YoungSwedes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Another spectacular winery and restsurant. We went for lunch and wine tasting and both were sensational. Another highly recommended place to go

Thank KTSL
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited Tokara with family, had a first class meal and enjoyed a beautiful sunset. Advice would be to book early to ensure you see the sunset! Also the beef tartare was out of this world good!

Thank RosscoMiller
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our waiter was very good and knowledgeable. To start we had the Japanese interpretation which was delicious as well as the salmon baked Alaska which I would highly recommend. The main courses were good however both the lamb and the pork was slightly under seasoned...More

Thank Liam L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Tokara for a meal and we thoroughly enjoyed it. The location / views are fantastic. The food was very good. As expected the wine was on point. The service was reasonable and the staff were all friendly. Worth a visit if in the...More

Thank jonnyaves
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Despite the restaurant being well less than 50% full it took nearly 20 minutes for anyone to come to our table and then well into the meal before the wine arrived. One waiter seemed to be doing all the work and his personality held it...More

Thank footprint99
Reviewed 20 April 2018

Enjoyed the wine tasting a lot. Very cool views from the terrace of the vineyard. The Baked Alaska Salmon was a bit of an odd combination, but the beef course was really great. A must see location if you're nearby :)

Thank PatrickDeJ
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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
Child-friendly, View, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
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: (R 310) 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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