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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 6 days ago

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 weeks ago 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 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank WayneHBay
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a meal at your restaurant which was good and the service was excellent. We did find the food expensive and the size of the puddings very small. What we found unacceptable was when we asked for a glass of tap water we were...More

Thank Peter R
Reviewed July 12, 2017 via mobile

What's not to like. This wonderful Thai restaurant is housed in an historical Cape Dutch House in Hout Bay a charming fishing village 20 miles from Cape Town. The tour bus stops right outside. An eclectic decor superb service a great wine and cocktails list...More

Thank Margaret T
Reviewed July 10, 2017 via mobile

We went to celebrate my father's bday at booked a dinner table. The service - as always - was brilliant. The food was tasty and everyone was happy with their main dish. I did noticed that over the last couple of months from when I...More

Thank MlMuller
ErawanCapeTown, Owner at Kitima at The Kronendal, responded to this reviewResponded July 12, 2017

Dear MlMuller, Thank you for your review of Kitima and your kind words in regard to the service the quality of the food. Whilst you are correct that Kitima is under new ownership your are in fact incorrect in relation to the pricing of our...More

Reviewed July 7, 2017 via mobile

Our favorite restaurant, fortunately for us minutes from 'home'. Kitima never ceases to deliver on every front, simply the best cocktails in Cape Town, in the beautiful Kronendal homestead- delightful friendly staff (shout out to Jane this evening) tauthentic, beautifully presented Thai cuisine, comprehensive wine...More

Thank 661debs
ErawanCapeTown, Owner at Kitima at The Kronendal, responded to this reviewResponded July 9, 2017

Dear Debs Thank you for taking the time out to write such a wonderful and inspiring review of Kitima. It is heart warming to know that we have both yours and our other locals supporting us during winter season. Myself and the team at Kitima...More

Reviewed June 25, 2017 via mobile

First of all I would like to highlight the fact of how professional this restaurant is run and how professional the staff is trained... the host dressed very elegantly and very polite made us feel at home right away .. in fact from the gentlemen...More

Thank 942gerardoc
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Chris B B
May 27, 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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May 27, 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
  • Value
Average prices
$25 - $60
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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
Large groups, Families with children, Business meetings, Bar scene, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 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
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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