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Kitima at The Kronendal

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140 Main Road, Hout Bay, South Africa
+27 21 790 8004
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5:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Bar scene
Entertaining clients

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  • 287
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    Very good
  • 26
    Average
  • 10
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  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Wonderful dinner

Wow, the Kitima cocktails are the best. And their food is to die for. Great service, wonderful historical place to stay. A real treat. And… not expensive when you compare their quality to other restaurants.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
Marjolein56
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Haarlem
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Entertaining clients
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Haarlem
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Wow, the Kitima cocktails are the best. And their food is to die for. Great service, wonderful historical place to stay. A real treat. And… not expensive when you compare their quality to other restaurants.

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Hout Bay, South Africa
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185 reviews 185 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
187 helpful votes 187 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

We ate here at lunch on a Sunday . The welcome was warm and we where seated and drinks orders taken . The lunch buffet on a Sunday features a variety of Thai dishes , Sushi , duck and delicious deserts . The venue was very full and popular . There is quite a extensive wine list available too .... More 

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Balsall Common, United Kingdom
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82 reviews 82 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

After having a disappointing meal on a previous evening, we were fortunate to book a table in this popular restaurant on our last evening in Hout Bay. Knowing it gets fully booked up I called in earlier in the day and was met by the manager who, despite clearing up after a break in the night before, could not have... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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65 reviews 65 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

We went here on a Sunday for lunch when the restaurant does a buffet service. Buffet service is an expression that filled me with dread but this was a revelation. There was a terrific variety of asian food with sushi included. The main courses were excellent and - for the greedy - the opportunity was there for as many visits... More 

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Niederfullbach, Germany
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Very good selection of asian food and SA wines! Very frindly and passionate staff. Book table a few days in advance!

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Ontario, Canada
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51 reviews 51 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We ate at Kitima on our last night in South Africa. It was recommended by our B&B host. Very busy restaurant so it is best to book ahead. The boneless duck breast and salmon sashimi were excellent. We enjoyed the ambience and history of the restaurant and the service was very good. We look forward to our return visit in... More 

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Ceres
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

This must be one of the best Thai restaurants in South Africa! The food is exquisite. Well prepared and very tasty. The waiters are excellent and takes your orders on memory alone, no notes. The history of the farm and the resident Ghost eating in the main reception area is an added bonus. A must for international cuisine lovers.

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miami
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We loved our dinner at the Kitima. The restaurant is tastefully and classically decorated. Great service, and the food and drinks are great!!!! We tried a variety of appetizers: springs rolls, gyozas, pad thai and duck, and left every single plate clean.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Welcomed from the moment I arrived the staff were very attentive. The menu was explained well where needed and the food was fantastic. Even got help with parking

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Kingston Upon Thames
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75 reviews 75 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
142 helpful votes 142 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

A beautiful building, food was mostly pretty good (not great) and prices reasonable. All staff were an absolute delight with the exception of the main waiter (Mufani I think) who from the moment we walked in our was pure sulk, disdain and/or indifference. Not sure if it was because we brought corkage with us, or kids (who were well behaved)... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 140 Main Road, Hout Bay, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Hout Bay
  • Phone Number: +27 21 790 8004

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Asian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Thursday
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Friday
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday
5:00 pm - 1:00 am

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?