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Kitima at The Kronendal
Ranked #6 of 71 Restaurants in Hout Bay
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $25 - $60
Cuisines: Asian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
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.
Reviewed August 23, 2013

Great place, great food!!
The service was very efficient and on par with anywhere I have been in the world.
Had a blast.

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Thank reggie h
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Reviewed August 21, 2013

On the recommendation of friends who live here we visited Katima mid-week for dinner - the restaurant was busy but they managed to fit us in. You need to book for Friday and Saturday evenings. Great selection of food to choose from - it's primarily a Thai restaurant but there is also Chinese and Japanese section to the menu. We stuck to the thai food - but it all looked lovely. Complemented by a very comprehensive wine list (and cocktail list) with wines to suit every pocket and palate. Includes imported wines - but why would you? Great ambience, excellent attentive service and all at (from a UK point of view) extremely good prices.

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Thank kinwafu
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Reviewed August 12, 2013

I went here with my wife for a romantic dinner and we loved our evening at Kitima.
The food was amazing, especially the duck. They serve a variety of non-alcoholic cocktails which was a bonus. The bar is a great place for a pre-dinner drink.

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Thank Faried J
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Reviewed August 10, 2013

Attention all the foodies out there!

If you are in Hout Bay then you need to visit this hidden gem. It is one of the best restaurants we have visited in Cape Town. Katima serves some of the finest dishes and provides excellent service. We will definitely be back!

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Thank Take2Tours
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Reviewed August 5, 2013

Definitely one of Cape Town's best restaurants. The setting is gorgeous and the staff really efficient. The food is just sublime. The best way to try ALL the food is their Sunday brunches where you get to sample the entire menu. Our kids had carte blanche of a dessert buffet which they loved. The crispy duck, japanese soup, and sushi were just a tip of the iceberg but managed to remain in my taste bud memory for days. They also have a bar area which is fantastic for birthday celebrations - we have booked it many times. They bring in platters of food and you have your own private area. Their cocktails are the only thing that weren't 100%, but we switched to the lovely selection of wines on their menu. The table for 2 at the door and the lovely story that goes with it - add charm to the already beautiful restaurant. Would recommend Kitima to everyone.

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Thank HelenJ000
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