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Kitima at The Kronendal

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140 Constantia Main Road, Hout Bay 7806, South Africa
+27 21 790 8004
Sun 12:00 - 15:00
Tue - Sat 17:00 - 01:00
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Scarborough, United Kingdom
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157 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW via mobile

It may have changed hands, it may be getting stiff competition from the new place up Constantia Nek but it's still one of the best places to eat in the whole of Cape Town....service & quality remain one of the best around & the staff are amazing....many thanks for switching our table after I made the mistake!! We will of... More 

Thank Doug_Cartlidge
Cape Town Central, South Africa
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We have had many lovely meals at Kitima but last night's meal surpassed all. The food was interesting and full of very different flavours. No once size fits all sauce short cuts here. The salmon in broth is one of the best dishes in Cape Town and the green chicken curry was light and masterfully fragrant. We will be back... More 

Thank kintie
London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had the best meal!!! From being greeted by the restaurant manager to our waiter, all were so hospitable. My husband booked the wrong day but the lady still managed to accommodate us! What a genuine sweetheart. This place is A gem! Food 5* service 5* Everything was outstanding! Amazing veg food. Especially the sushi - ask for it in... More 

Thank lukkatraveller
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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129 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

from first contact with restaurant manager, Liz up to and including our amazing waiter - Chansel - waving goodbye to us at the end of the evening... BRILLIANT. overall decor - amazing bar scene - amazing service from staff - attentive, friendly and great set menu options - value for money wine selection - wow. MUST. GO. BACK.

Thank brad_capetown
KitimaGM, General Manager at Kitima at The Kronendal, responded to this review

Dear Brad, Thank you for the fantastic review you posted on the Trip Advisor web site. The Restaurant Manager Ierephaan, Liz our Reservations Manager and one of our star waiters Chancellor are all deeply humbled at being singled out as having been a direct influence on your dining experience with us. All that remains is to say that we all... More 

2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have gone to Kitima for 10 years now and we have enjoyed the menu. I visited again last night and met new General Manager Jeremy and he is a genuine person that appreciates the Kitima customer. What an even greater surprise to see my good friend Junior in management now and ensuring a positive experience. Crispy Duck, Shrimp Won... More 

1 Thank Linwood J
KitimaGM, General Manager at Kitima at The Kronendal, responded to this review

Dear Linwood, It was a pleasure meeting both yourself and your charming wife on Thursday evening at Kitima at the Kronendal. I was intrigued about the name on the wall story and will when we refurbish later this year be keeping an eye open for this. I am honoured by the mention of my name as are Junior and Serge... More 

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246 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We looked at the menu and thought it looked very different. The service and food was outstanding. The only down side was we were the only diners in the room and the zircon made the room cold. I had the mushrooms in a potato basket and my husband had prawns in a potato basket. The Woton tuna and dim son... More 

1 Thank lynda99
KitimaGM, General Manager at Kitima at The Kronendal, responded to this review

Dear Lynda, Thank you your review of Kitima at the Kronendal as well as the very positive review of your experience with us. The issue with the air-conditioning was attended to and it was found that there was a faulty thermostat which therefore made the unit work more than it was set at, my apologies for this. On the particular... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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44 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Poor service, tasteless food and average presentation. Wouldn't recommend, dead atmosphere and waiters barely understand anything. Not in a great location barely anything surrounding the place.

1 Thank ash_h19
KitimaGM, General Manager at Kitima at The Kronendal, responded to this review

Dear Romy or Ash, It’s very unfortunate to learn of your experience at Kitima at the Kronendal on Wednesday evening. I have reviewed the CCTV footage as well as spoken to the two service personnel assigned to the dining area in which you sat. You were seated in the garden section of our restaurant together with another three tables. The... More 

Cape Town, South Africa
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went to Kitima Sunday afternoon to see 3up with friends, brilliant time had by all. Make sure you get tickets before you pitch up as it was fully booked. Food was fab and staff couldn't be more attentive. One of the best places to go in Cape Town.

1 Thank Dreadlotts
KitimaGM, General Manager at Kitima at The Kronendal, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your comments posted on Trip Advisor. We are all pleased to learn that you enjoyed your dining experience with us and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Best wishes for the New Year and keep well. Regards, Jeremy Flowerday More 

Dublin, Ireland
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

From the moment we arrived today, we have received superb service, Jeremy going out of his way to accommodate the veggie and gluten free diets.... Couldn't do enough to organise everything for us..... No wonder they are so popular.... Slick operation and totally fabulous 👍🏼👍🏼

1 Thank Harrison M
KitimaGM, General Manager at Kitima at The Kronendal, responded to this review

Dear Guest, It is indeed an honour to have such a mention of firstly myself and secondly Kitima at the Kronendal on Trip Advisor. With the increase in gluten free diets amongst the general population I was pleased to see that we responded timeously to you requirements and that you enjoyed the overall experience with us. I trust we will... More 

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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I felt they allow too many people to book for Sunday buffet and the queues around the food make it an unpleasant experience. Would not spoil the experience of Kitima by booking Sunday buffet.

Thank Alison M
KitimaGM, General Manager at Kitima at The Kronendal, responded to this review

Dear Alison, Thank you for your comments posted on Trip Advisor. Yes I agree there are times when our Sunday buffet has some moments where there are a good few people taking food from the buffet tables. We feel that this pales into insignificance when one looks at the quality and quantity of the food available as well as the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25 - US$60
Sushi, Asian, Thai, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 01:00
17:00 - 01:00
17:00 - 01:00
17:00 - 01:00
17:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 140 Constantia Main Road, Hout Bay 7806, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Hout Bay
  • Phone Number: +27 21 790 8004
Between 1835 and 1849 the Kronendal Farm was owned by Sir William Josias Cloete. Legend has it that the homestead is haunted by his daughter Elsa Cloete who died of a broken heart after being forbidden to marry her soldier lover. Kitima still sets and serves a table for Elsa with samples from the menu to appease Elsa's spirit. Welcome to Kitima restaurant where oriental elegance and hospitality meet the unpretentious grace and charm of Africa. Our authentic Thai and Asian Fusion cuisine, prepared by our Thai chefs will carry you to a world of exotic spices, perfumes and all that's precious and exotic. Various dining option are available from our private lover's room seating 2-6 persons, our VIP room seating up to 12 persons, our Temple and Bangkok rooms as well as the Raya lounge for cocktails, drinks, snacks or even dinner to share. Kitima exudes all the splendour of a traditional Cape Dutch homestead with yellowwood ceilings, wooden floors combined with modern Asian artefacts and cuisine. Our cocktail list is extensive and features a number of award winners that are both stunning in taste and appeal. The restaurant has the addition of the garden and the Raya Terrace which are unique covered areas that are available,however these are weather permitting. We invite you to have a taste of true Thai cuisine in a traditional and modernised South African homestead.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?