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Kitima at The Kronendal

140 Constantia Main Road | Western Province, Cape Town, Hout Bay 7806, South Africa
+27 21 790 8004
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Overview
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good22%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“dim sum” (51 reviews)
“sushi” (83 reviews)
“duck” (46 reviews)
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CUISINES
Sushi, Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
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LOCATION
140 Constantia Main Road | Western Province, Cape Town, Hout Bay 7806, South Africa
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1 - 10 of 720 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I used to love Kitima under the old owners. It was never cheap but always felt like it was value for money. You always felt looked after, service was excellent. Prices now seem higher than ever however the quality of the food has gone in...More

Thank Thomas J
Reviewed 1 week ago

We hadn't been there for a while and I believe Kitima is under new management but they have kept up the high standard. the prices are a bit high but it was worth it.

Thank hanns b
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a super meal starting with a variety of which we shared all were delicious . Two of us had the duck pancakes with plum sauce which was really tasty,the nasi goring was also tasty. The setting and service was very good.We found the...More

Thank Francis B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Overall, very disappointed with my visit last night, primarily because of the awful service. First issue was the table my wife and I were sat at, which was wobbling very badly. How could the staff not have noticed and sorted it when they set the...More

2  Thank Amberley_Kent
Reviewed 15 March 2018

Had an absolutely terrible evening at Kitima. The service was just quite shocking - after finishing the meal the table was left uncleared even until after the meal was paid for. You can't take your own wine and the wine on offer has brands that...More

5  Thank CapeTownWatty
Reviewed 10 March 2018 via mobile

As a local I have visited a few times. It has changed. Servings are smaller. Waiter got the order wrong. No corkage permitted. Value for money questionable. Will not be eating there again.

1  Thank Bruce B
Reviewed 10 March 2018 via mobile

We have dined at Kitima every year for over 10 years during our annual vacation from England. Tonight was no exception. Gone was the friendly reception as we entered. When we entered the bar we noticed that it was much quieter than normal for a...More

Thank nicmeljones
ErawanCapeTown, Owner at Kitima at The Kronendal, responded to this reviewResponded 11 March 2018

Oh dear Nick ! It appears that you are a duplicitous character who writes contrarian reviews on different platforms. For the benefit of TA readers here is what Nick posted on the popular Facebook page Cape Town restaurants after the same visit; "Continuing our culinary...More

Reviewed 9 March 2018

We were disappointed that we could not go on the Sunday for the buffet which we have enjoyed in previous years. However, we thoroughly enjoyed our meal and hopefully will go again next year!

Thank LindaMac8
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Interior decor is way better than I expected, but the staff are what make this place so special. A nice touch is being allocated the same waiter for pre-dinner drinks that you will have when dining. Food is good quality produce (Aromatic duck was excellent),...More

Thank Paul_H_Ldn
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Good location with nice food. Service was OK. What is possible to do even better is the atmosphere but in total four good points

Thank darkvoice
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Clare B
22 December 2017|
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Response from Marion G | Reviewed this property |
No the restaurant does not allow corkage, their wine selection is excellent and compliments their food.
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Chris B B
28 May 2016|
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Response from Jeremy F | Property representative |
Dear Chris BB, One cannot help but notice the varied comments between yourself and previous restaurant management. Having taken over the business form 1st October 2016 I felt it important to look back at the various postings... More
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Chris B B
28 May 2016|
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Response from Chris B B | Reviewed this property |
The fact that you would prefer to debate this issue in an open forum rather than discreetly dealing with it may be the answer you need. If you refer to my previous correspondence you should understand what I mean. But... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$25 - US$60
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, 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
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Tuesday
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Friday
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 140 Constantia Main Road | Western Province, Cape Town, Hout Bay 7806, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Hout Bay
  • Phone Number: +27 21 790 8004
  • E-mail
Description
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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