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“An amazing Thai restaurant in an old mansion” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Kitima at The Kronendal

Kitima at The Kronendal
140 Main Road, Hout Bay, South Africa
+27 21 790 8004
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Ranked #2 of 42 Restaurants in Hout Bay
Cuisines: Asian
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Good for: Bar scene, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Goa, India
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“An amazing Thai restaurant in an old mansion”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

It was surprising when our friends told us we would eat Thai in Hout Bay a bit far away from the main city.
The place is set up in an old mansion with two bars, one indoor near the entrance, one outdoor which was more fun.
Dinning is spread over 4 dinner rooms and the service is excellent. Do not forget to book your table as it was full when we went.
An excellent and spicy Tom Yam soup to start followed by a roast duck and a Thai fish curry.
Best place to dine with a group of friends.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Dinner Plain, Australia
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43 reviews 43 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“Outstanding”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

Just to endorse the accolades. Outstanding food, menu and service in a beautiful historic building and tasteful, elegant setting, at very reasonable prices. The coastal road from Cape Town (30 minutes) is arguably unrivalled, no matter how often you do it. Make it part of the outing, if possible in daylight, ideally around sunset. Parking is available on or near the premises.
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  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Cirencester
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“What a vibe!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

Without question, the best Thai food we have eaten outside of Thailand. If you like a 'Buddha bar' style ambience, with Asian-acid-jazz and interesting decor, this is the place for you. Great cocktails and food, with service to match. We'd recommend booking a table though as it was very busy - we sat in the bar area, which was fine, but the decor indoors is worth booking for...

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Exquisite!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

From the soups to the starters, Kitima is by far one of the most decadent and tasteful restaurants you will find in Cape Town. The service was superb and the food divine. Not to be missed.

Visited February 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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“Excellence all round”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

A beautiful restaurant within an historic Cape Dutch building. Start with cocktails - delicious, carefully crafted yet speedily delivered - world class standard. The atmosphere was relaxed, fun, romantic, exclusive - you feel you're somewhere special. The food just sublime. Portions good for Asian cuisine. Beautifully presented and oh so tasty. And as for the service it is impeccable. Our waitress seemed to anticipate our every need, was always available for ordering and delivered all drinks and food without any delays. I cannot find fault. You have to go!

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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