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“Fantastic Wines View Food”
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: Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, View
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, 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.
Hamilton, New Zealand
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108 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Fantastic Wines View Food”
Reviewed 18 July 2014 via mobile

Just loved tasting here and left with a few bottles of course! Their reds are fantastic. Quite enjoyed the Granache Rose. Staff friendly and full of information. Loved the deli, unfortunately we didn't book for lunch so couldn't get in. So for the full monty I urge you to book (you can always cancel if you have to!) The view is incredible so is the contemporary design. It's sure a treat to sink into a big comfy burgundy leather chair next to the fire, fat red in hand. Definitely worth the visit.

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English first
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“"Best Culinary experience ever " ”
Reviewed 15 July 2014 via mobile

The food was great ! I even got a tour of the kitchen . Being a chef , i really enjoyed everything! The service was fast and friendly .

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Ann Arbor, MI
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Innovative Food”
Reviewed 2 July 2014 via mobile

First, you cannot beat the view.

Second, the food was fascinating and delicious. My starter tasted like a grown up, cooked version of sushi. My husband's starter was a twist on a Baked Alaska that involved fish. Our main courses and deserts were also fabulous. We were there a week ago, and are still talking about how interesting the food was and how good it tasted. Wine pairings were also superb. Highly recommend!

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Falsterbo, Skåne County, Sweden
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40 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Went for the Wine”
Reviewed 1 July 2014

So we went for the wines, which are btw excellent but were really hooked by their fantastic assortment of olive oils!!!! So went back in the evening for a very good meal indeed!

Visited January 2014
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Oudtshoorn, South Africa
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46 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Always nice to visit”
Reviewed 26 June 2014

We have visited Tokara a number of times. Mostly just to buy their olive oil, drink a good cappuccino and enjoy the atmosphere of the place. The huge fire place makes a real statement in the restaurant.
This time we stayed for lunch as well, which was excellent.
If you just visit for their Deli alone, you will definitely not leave without buying something nice to eat or a bottle of their fantastic olive oil.
We will visit again!

Visited May 2014
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