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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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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good22%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Sushi, Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
140 Constantia Main Road | Western Province, Cape Town, Hout Bay 7806, South Africa
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Reviewed yesterday

Go there often. Love the service and ambiance. And find their food delicious! If you want their best selection you must go to their buffet on a Sunday. As much as you can eat and a wide selection of their best food.

Thank Bobby_HB
Reviewed 2 days ago

Everything about this establishment is excellent. The food is great, the staff is friendly, the decor is a beautiful, a step in to its dutch past. A cozy and warm experience. Love this place. I highly recommend this restaurant. Make sure you make a reservation....More

Thank Ron F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We took a friend out for her birthday. The ambience and service was good. The overpriced cocktails were also good. The food on the other hand did not match. The starters were the highlight..and then it was just downhill. Worst Thai mains we have ever...More

1  Thank TravelGuy099
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Such a treat! I love eating at Kitima. The food is phenomenal. The decor and building is gorgeous. It is my favourite place for a celebratory dinner or date night

Thank Carla T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited Kitima for the first time whilst on holiday in August. A friend invited us to join her for dinner and first explained the story behind the property. I felt the chills on my arms as we stood outside as she told us the...More

1  Thank isabellanicole2016
Reviewed 13 August 2017

We were invited there for brunch, a truly fine place to be in. Great food, great service and a great location. A true meaning of the word for fine dining. We loved the experience, super quality and varieties of the mid day lunch buffet. A...More

Thank nmudarres
Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

Just had a wonderful family birthday dinner at Kitima. Started with drinks in the bar before hand, with beautiful virgin daiquiri cocktails for my young daughters. The service was impeccable as we are used to at Kitima and we tried the winter set menu which...More

Thank AnnaJoy2015
Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

Brilliant food & exceptional service. Kitima is still one of CT's best! A meal here is a special event !

Thank WayneHBay
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

We decided to book the for the famous Sunday Buffet and we were not disappointed in the slightest. The food was absolutely delicious. Everything tasted amazing, it was fresh and there was a great variety. The staff were all very friendly, the service was excellent...More

Thank charleskirstin
Reviewed 17 July 2017

Kitima ticks all the boxes, both as a cocktail bar and a restaurant. The staff were great, leading us astray with amazing cocktails, the venue is beautiful, and the food was fantastic. The wide choice of Asian dishes made decisions very difficult. Made what we...More

Thank Jojospeed
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Chris B B
28 May 2016|
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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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28 May 2016|
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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
  • Value
Average prices
US$25 - US$60
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, Cash Only
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
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
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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