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“excellent creative food- with a fantastic view”
Review of Tokara Restaurant

Tokara Restaurant
Ranked #10 of 252 Restaurants in Stellenbosch
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$12 - US$22
Cuisines: French, Contemporary, International
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, View, Groups, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations
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.
Vienna, Austria
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
“excellent creative food- with a fantastic view”
Reviewed 9 August 2012

Location and atmosphere are brilliant. Food very creative and fitting well with the environment. Extremely attentive service and of course blilliant wines. Top rated for me - I tried a risotto of sunlowerpits - a fantatstic discovery

  • Visited August 2012
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1 Thank toversti
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“One of our finest eating experiences in South Africa”
Reviewed 8 August 2012

An extraordinary table, mixing up different styles in a magical setting with incredible views of the vineyards. All arranged with exquisite taste and for an extremely reasonnable price given the quality of the food.

  • Visited April 2012
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New Hampshire
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Does Not Meet Expectations”
Reviewed 30 July 2012

We chose this restaurant as our splurge dinner in Stellenbosch and It was a mistake. The location is incredible and the reputation of the food is as well but from my experience it's all reputation and no substance. The food is bland (bland should be in all caps) it lacked basic salt and pepper seasoning, how odd for a fine dining restaurant. Service has the twinge of an attitude which is off putting. All atmosphere with tasteless food and marginal service.

  • Visited July 2012
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Thank HappyPaddler
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“Fabulous food fabulous place”
Reviewed 29 July 2012 via mobile

This restaurant is a place one can rely on to have an amazing experience and superb food. The large group recently had various dishes. All loved what they had ordered.
Alway look forward to returning.

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1 Thank Mespey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Nice, but not perfect”
Reviewed 24 July 2012

We had heard a lot of good about this restaurant and had ordered a table. The set wintermenu sounded interesting and we all went for it. The soup was delicious and so was the fish. The main course, however, was tasteless and boring, which was a disappointment. The dessert was nice, but extremely sweet. The staff was friendly, but confused and stressed. We were asked several times about the same thing by different waiters, who obviously were not coordinated at all. The view was astonishing and the atmosphere gorgeous. A shame that the food could not live up to the ambience of the restaurant.

  • Visited July 2012
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Thank SnailNorway
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