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“Classy superb dining”
Review of Tokara Restaurant

Tokara Restaurant
Ranked #10 of 263 Restaurants in Stellenbosch
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$12 - US$22
Cuisines: French, Contemporary, International
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Good for: View, Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours, Dinner, 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.
Reviewed 25 June 2014

The most Spectacular view over the vines and Cape Town right to Table mountain. Service was faultless and the meal was one of the best I have had in a long time. Worth the visit!

Thank Wendy T
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Reviewed 24 June 2014

we initially tried to go to the Tokara Deli but it was packed i would recommend to book in advance even in the winter time; the Deli has a kids playground just in front of the terrace it gets very popular with families. We ended up in the main restaurant, which is very nice too. The inside setting is more on the traditional side, elegant but the terrace is very relaxed and you get amazing views on the valley. service was very friendly and attentive even if we arrived late, just before kitchen was about to close. Food is yummy, inventive and fresh and can be paired with a wide selection of wines. Overall a very pleasant late lunch experience.

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1  Thank VBNR
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Reviewed 24 June 2014

Wow what an awesome experience and a special treat for our anniversary.
A gastronomic experience of note and the service excellent and not to forget the beautiful setting on top of the world.

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Thank SHARONvos134
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Reviewed 23 June 2014

Don't get me wrong, the views were beautiful. The food was good. The service was enthusiastic. The setting was proper. it just wasn't a "top class" premier experience.

Tokara is supposed to be one of the premier cuisine destinations in the Western Cape, and the prices definitely give this indication. It just doesn't live up to its reputation. The food was served well and the portions were decent. The Springbok was nice, and the Sirloin was inspirational if ordinary. The soup was thick and creamy, if slightly bland. If this is your first visit to the Western Cape, then give it a whirl, even if it is just for the view. If you have somewhere else to go, go there... it might be more interesting.

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Thank Andrew W
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Reviewed 22 June 2014 via mobile

I really like Richard Carsten's food. It is slightly unusual but incredibly tasty! Previous times I tried the baked Alaska salmon starter but this time I opted for the broccoli gruyere starter and bobotie sirloin as main. Everything was done to perfection. The views are really spectacular and you can see the sea and table mountain from your table on a clear day. You always leave this restaurant amazed by the unique food experience. I will be back.

Thank Reenwoud
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