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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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Overview
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good22%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“dim sum” (51 reviews)
“sushi” (83 reviews)
“duck” (46 reviews)
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CUISINES
Sushi, Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
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140 Constantia Main Road | Western Province, Cape Town, Hout Bay 7806, South Africa
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Reviewed December 21, 2016

Kitima continues to maintain an excellent level of food and service. Although the setting can be a bit irritatingly opulent, you soon ignore this against the background of good food and service. Important to eat Thai-style, with several dishes ordered for the table and shared—you...More

1  Thank flashflash99
KitimaGM, General Manager at Kitima at The Kronendal, responded to this reviewResponded December 27, 2016

Dear Sir/Madam, On behalf of all of us at Kitima at the Kronendal I would like to thank you for the very positive review of Kitima on Trip Advisor. Indeed, some of our wines are rare and very difficult to purchase as well as expensive,...More

Reviewed December 19, 2016

This is a magnificently restored South African landmark building. No money and time was spared to bring this building to its best. KITIMA serves asian food not only from its Thai roots. korean, chinese and some japanese dishes are on the very extensive menu, great...More

1  Thank Dirk L
KitimaGM, General Manager at Kitima at The Kronendal, responded to this reviewResponded December 22, 2016

Dear Luke, Many thanks for your comments posted on Trip Advisor. We are indeed an historical monument and our plaque is proudly displayed at the entrance to the restaurant and are equally proud of the achievements that Kitima at the Kronendal has received from various...More

Reviewed December 19, 2016 via mobile

Last weekend I visited Kitima for dinner. 1. Service slow 2. Wine list extensive but exhorbitant prices 3. Standard of waitrons-average 4. Food excellent-great flavours great taste 5. Beans as a side dish excellent but again exhorbitant price 6. Bowls of rice excellent but price...More

Thank judon333
KitimaGM, General Manager at Kitima at The Kronendal, responded to this reviewResponded December 22, 2016

Dear Sir, Thank you for taking the time to post your observations and opinions on Trip Advisor post your evening with us. I do recall meeting you briefly, as well as many of your guests who all appeared to be very happy with the food...More

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Reviewed December 18, 2016 via mobile

I am a South African expat visiting from Australia. I have dined at Kitima many times over the years, but my last visit was the best to date. (26 November 2016) Friends, who became like family in Perth, were all in Cape Town and so...More

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KitimaGM, General Manager at Kitima at The Kronendal, responded to this reviewResponded December 22, 2016

Dear Sheila, It was a pleasure meeting you and your friends at Kitima at the Kronendal and from all of us thank you for your very positive review on Trip Advisor. I trust that you had a pleasant journey back to Perth and I hope...More

Reviewed December 17, 2016

I went to Kitima and tried their set menu @ R300 pp as part of a Christmas party of eleven. The bar staff looked after us superbly providing a complimentary welcome bottle of champagne. Nice start. We ate in a private room - the table...More

Thank Lynne339
KitimaGM, General Manager at Kitima at The Kronendal, responded to this reviewResponded December 22, 2016

Dear Lynne, Thank you very much for your positive comments on your recent dining experience with us. I am also glad to learn that the rest of your party were equally impressed with the quality of food and beverage served. The venue for your dinner...More

Reviewed December 16, 2016

A great welcome, and a easy relaxed night,with lovely Thai food! We all know dealing with the public is a very difficult,but they seem to have got off to a great start.More

Thank 911david
KitimaGM, General Manager at Kitima at The Kronendal, responded to this reviewResponded December 19, 2016

Dear David, Thank you for your review on Kitima at the Kronendal posted on Trip Advisor. We are all glad to hear that we met and exceeded your expectations and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon. You are correct in your comment...More

Reviewed December 16, 2016 via mobile

After hearing so much about Kitima and it's history, I had to try it out. I was absolutely blown away! The decor throughout is gorgeous. Each room having its own style and atmosphere. The staff are incredibly friendly and offer a very professional and prompt...More

Thank Lianne N
KitimaGM, General Manager at Kitima at The Kronendal, responded to this reviewResponded December 19, 2016

Dear Leanne, From all of us at Kitima at the Kronendal I would like to thank you for your positive review posted on Trip Advisor. It is yet another positive endorsement of our food and service that we have received and I will ensure that...More

Reviewed December 16, 2016

Friendly welcome before the slow service in the Raya bar. Giving Kitima another try after abandoning it for the last year, four of us ate the disappointingly bland food. we discovered, what appeared to be prepacked cold duck on cold plates with dry garnishes certainly...More

Thank The R
KitimaGM, General Manager at Kitima at The Kronendal, responded to this reviewResponded December 16, 2016

Dear Sir/Madam, I have sent you a message through Trip Advisor as I would like to discuss with you the issues mentioned in your recent trip advisor review of Kitima at the Kronendal. In order for me to investigate what happened and why I would...More

Reviewed December 14, 2016 via mobile

I visited the above again, having had a less than overwhelming experience last time about a month ago. I was actually hoping that this visit would be different and that the establishment would live up to its former glory. Well i can state unequivocally that...More

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KitimaGM, General Manager at Kitima at The Kronendal, responded to this reviewResponded December 15, 2016

Dear Guest, My apologies to you and your party for having not met expectations on last night’s dinner experience. It’s a great pity that the issues mentioned were never brought to any of the management on duty last night who would have been most obliging...More

Reviewed December 14, 2016

After much talk and promise about this restaurant we decided to go there for a special occasion. The display of food as you enter is not great at all.... Old and not appetizing at all. The service is friendly and efficient. The winelist extensive and...More

Thank Karin K
KitimaGM, General Manager at Kitima at The Kronendal, responded to this reviewResponded December 15, 2016

Dear Karin, Thank you for posting your observations on your recent dining experience with us at Kitima at the Kronendal. I was glad to learn that you found the staff efficient and friendly and will let them know. However, the food that you are referring...More

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Clare B
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Response from Marion G | Reviewed this property |
No the restaurant does not allow corkage, their wine selection is excellent and compliments their food.
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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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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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$25 - $60
Meals
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
Good for
Bar scene, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Tuesday
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Friday
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
5:30 PM - 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
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Description
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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