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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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Montanaro, Italy
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78 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Second time that we have been to Kitima, both lunches and once again we ate to our hearts content all food is oriental as well as sushi. The wine selection is good and all good value for money. Recomend Sundays.

Thank Elia C
London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The restaurant is fine, they help you with parking. The food is mainly Thai but they also have sushi on the menu. We did not try that, I am not to keen on restaurants that branch out and away from the main kitchen. The food was nice, authentic Thai flavors, portions not to big when you have a two course... More 

Thank jake861
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you like, sorry, love sushi and or thai and are also partial to a buffet then this is where you should take and treat yourself (and others *optional). But the A la Carte menu doesn't disappoint either. Highly recommended for a special night out!

Thank Theo_Lang
Cape Town, South Africa
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you think you've eaten the best Thai food in Cape Town and you haven't been to Kitima then think again! I went as part of a party of 9 for dinner there on Friday night (28 October) and we were truly blown away. The restaurant is housed in a an old Cape Dutch building in the heart of Hout... More 

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

Dear Amy, On reading your very positive review of Kitima at the Kronendal I was filled with a huge sense of joy and satisfaction. I am about to print the posting and place on our notice board as well as read it out to our various teams as I know that they will also feel immensely proud of what they... More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a lovely experience at Kitima restaurant and can highly recommend it. From the welcome at the Grand entrance into the fabulous bar for pre-dinner drinks. The service was first class and the food out of this world. Its an unforgettable experience and well worth a visit.

Thank Jeff1710
KitimaGM, General Manager at Kitima at The Kronendal, responded to this review

Dear Jeff1710, Thank you very much for the very positive review of Kitima at the Kronendal posted on the Trip Advisor web site. We are all proud to learn that we met and perhaps even exceeded your expectations on the evening and that overall your experience is one that will see you return to Kitima again. Thanks again and in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

What a delight to the senses! Great atmosphere, warm and inviting and the service from the staff is excellent. A great spot for a romantic meal for two. Well worth a visit.

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

Dear Candi M, We were all delighted to read your recent comments posted on Trip Advisor as well as learning of your enjoyment of the service, food and the atmosphere at Kitima at the Kronendal. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back again soon. Once again, thank you kindly. Regards, Jeremy Flowerday More 

Ladismith, South Africa
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37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed another pleasant evening with friends, who are Hout Bay locals. Very pleasant as always. Waiter was a little difficult to understand. Highly recommend the Salmon with pears and creamy sauce as a main. Devine.

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

Dear Andre, Thank you for your recent posting on Trip Advisor with regards to your recent dining experience with us. I was also pleased to note that your local friends also enjoyed themselves. I would appreciate it if you would contact me personally as I would like to understand fully regarding the waiter not being fully understood or his understanding... More 

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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Wednesday 23 October 2016. We have been eating here maybe twice a year for the last 10 years. Always worth the drive for special occasions. Birthday celebration last night that went horribly wrong. Kitima has sold, left as has most of the kitchen staff and the efficient front of house Asian ladies. Some of the old servers are still there... More 

Thank merleb400
KitimaGM, General Manager at Kitima at The Kronendal, responded to this review

Dear Mr.Mrs. Brice, I would like acknowledge having read your recent review of Kitima at the Kronendal Restaurant posted on Trip Advisor. You have made various subjective and objective comments in the review and would like to place on record the following: Thank you for your continued patronage over the last 9 years ( the restaurant opened in 2007) or... More 

West London
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146 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fantastic Thai styled restaurant. A fantastic menu in a former Victorian Mansion house. Service is superb with staff having a great knowledge of the menu and wine list

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

Dear Sir/Madam, Thank you very much for your favourable review of Kitima at the Kronendal restaurant in Hout Bay, Cape Town. I have made a copy of the review and highlighted all the positives and so that all the service team can read and take some great pride in your expectations having been met. I trust you had a pleasant... More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Overpriced disappointing food. Lacks atmosphere out the back. Nothing to recommend. Leave this spot to the tourists.

Thank Cron1
KitimaGM, General Manager at Kitima at The Kronendal, responded to this review

Dear Sir/Madam, I would like to acknowledge receipt of your comments posted onto Trip advisor in relation to your recent dining experience with us. We clearly failed to meet your expectations and would welcome additional feedback with regards to the details supporting your comments in an effort to correct the issues raised. Kindly find my contact details below and would... 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, 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
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, 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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