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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 1 week ago

Mediocre food, raw vegetables, poor service and less than interested manager. Reminded me more of an university canteen meal rather than a fine dining experience. Puzzled how this restaurant is still in business? I assume it is because of the beautiful setting. If you want...More

Thank mjh555
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I can’t really do a review of the food at the restaurant, but I can attest to the wine and the food. My wife and I did a wine a wine tasting and found their wines to be simply superb from the Chardonnay to the...More

Thank Jon A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a beautiful place but far to expensive for the normal SA Family. I think they cater for overseas visitors. One bottle wine thats sells for R65 is on their menu for R400!

Thank Wynand V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A beautiful restaurant in a beautiful setting. The selection of food was amazing accompanied by their super wine selection. Service too was very good as we were a group of 18 Canadians.

Thank cruising46
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Been to tokara about 10 years ago and remembered delicious food. Rich tasty food. But something has changed drastically. Food unseasoned. Oyster unedible with gritty shell in meat. Felt like health food with kale and saltless tastless meat. Chef needs to taste food or change...More

Thank Clive C
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 14 May 2018 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 11 May 2018

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 9 May 2018 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 9 May 2018 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
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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
View, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
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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