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Tokara Restaurant

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Helshoogte Road, Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa
+27 21 885 2550
12:00 - 15:00
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 15:00
Tue - Sat 18:30 - 21:00
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Sometimes one eats at a restaurant where the list of what was wrong with the food is so long, that it serves no purpose. Taker is one of them. At their price level all one can say is that the beautiful restaurant and the legacy of what GT has established deserves a chef that can actually cook. The bread that... More 

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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 1 week ago

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

Thank Thistlewood
Ilmington, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank susied208
London, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

Thank jennifer L
Alton, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

Thank Rob G
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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

Thank Johan M
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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

Thank Paolo O
Northampton, United Kingdom
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167 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Thank John S
Greater Melbourne, Australia
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99 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 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

Thank johnsteele507
Stans, Tirol, Austria
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$12 - US$22
European, International, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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, View, Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
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: Helshoogte Road, Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Stellenbosch
  • Phone Number: +27 21 885 2550
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?