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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
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good21%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Sushi, Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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140 Constantia Main Road | Western Province, Cape Town, Hout Bay 7806, South Africa
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

An absolutely stunning evening meal. The service was impeccable, the food was without fault. Great wines at a decent price and I can thoroughly recommend the chilli chocolate martini for dessert. All in all, an awesome experience - would recommend you try this place -...More

Thank Nick M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have visited Kitima over a number of years and the food has been consistently good. Unfortunately the service is a little erratic. During our recent visit we had to ask the waiter to take our order. The starters arrived after a bit of a...More

Thank Flyer1960
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent service from the Kitima staff from the moment you walk in. Pre-drinks on the patio - chocolate chilli cocktail is a must! The food is absolutely exquisite. The spices combined with the overall presentation is breathtaking and of course, not to mention the History...More

Thank Sandi d
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Never fails to impress. This iconic venue in a beautiful national monument building has stunning but relaxed decor and a top notch overall evening out experience. Food was very good, and although asian food is not my favourite, Kitima always get that spot on balance...More

Thank 494mylesl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had such a lovely evening filled with delicious food and amazing company. Definitely the best dumplings. ☺️

Thank Ivanna O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Kitima is set in a beautiful colonial style building on the way to Hout Bay. We had our pre-dinner drink on their patio and went inside for dinner. Their menu is quite large and offers a great variety of Asian dishes. We went for...More

Thank Pamthiry
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is huge, goes on and on in a grand building with an old world bar and high ceilings. The food is pretty good although I have had better Thai food in the uk and Thailand of course! Nice atmosphere, good service. I am...More

Thank Grant H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had such an amazing evening at Kitima! The Food, drinks, service and vibe were all great. Definitely the best Thai food and I would 100% recommend it!

Thank florienbenninga
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great food, Great cocktails, Great service, Great vibe. Can’t complain! Will definitely be back soon.

Thank Cdechalain
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing cocktails and food is consistently to die for. Beware - no BYO. Also - try and be seated inside rather than courtyard - much nicer. We keep going back!

Thank Nicola B
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Clare B
22 December 2017|
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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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Chris B B
27 May 2016|
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Response from Jeremy F | Property representative |
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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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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$25 - US$60
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
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, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
00:00 - 15:30
Tuesday
17:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:30 - 22:00
Thursday
17:30 - 22:00
Friday
17:30 - 22:00
Saturday
17:30 - 22:00
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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