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Kitima at The Kronendal Restaurant

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140 Constantia Main Road | Western Province, Cape Town, Hout Bay 7806, South Africa
+27 21 790 8004
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12:00 - 15:00
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Pretoria, South Africa
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My daughter booked a table for dinner well in time. The ambience is warm and welcoming. The food was different and exciting. The menu is outstanding. Service was great and friendly. The receptionist shared the story of the laid table for two, which set a good atmosphere for the night.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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1 025 reviews
325 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 158 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were lucky to get a last minute booking for Easter lunch. Service is very good. They have a salad, soup, dim sum, sushi, mains and desserts stations. Food is good but not outstanding. There are some but not many veggie options. Coffee is very disappointing--too bitter. Nearby Cheyne's serves. Ether quality Asian fare but the setting is less elegant... More 

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County Down, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped here early in the evening on our way back from a day out at Cape Point. We had tried to book a table the day before but they were fully booked. So we took a chance and were successful, they had a cancellation. There is parking outside this lovely old building. Inside the restaurant is quite modern and... More 

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Singapore
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354 reviews
264 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Good To Be Back, Great Dining Experience - Again. Nice setting. Friendly staff. Delicious food and good drinks. Thank you!

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Thank iamjohnny
KitimaGM, General Manager at Kitima at The Kronendal, responded to this review

Dear Johhny, It was great to see you back at Kitima at the Kronendal. We are pleased to note your enjoyment of the setting and the quality of food and beverage served as well as the friendliness and efficacy of our staff. We look forward to seeing you again. Kind regards, Jeremy Flowerday More 

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37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Two local friends brought me. I have some recently acquired food intolerances, and the staff could not have been more helpful - checking every ingredient with the chef, and so on. All of us received beautifully presented and delicious dishes. The quality of the food, the helpful staff and the delightful ambience of the historical house all made for a... More 

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Thank Lev P
KitimaGM, General Manager at Kitima at The Kronendal, responded to this review

Dear Lev, It was a pleasure to have met you and your two friends at Kitima at the Kronendal the other evening. I am pleased to note that we catered for your dietary requirements and as discussed we have noticed a lot more guests with varying degrees of tolerances in recent years and we are always open to prepare something... More 

Valkenswaard
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice old dutch style restaurant . Good service ,but pay attention at the prices they charge you for a glass of wine . One glass of wine set me back 100 rand......... Sushi roll was tiny . Setting is very nice.

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Thank Hans9856
KitimaGM, General Manager at Kitima at The Kronendal, responded to this review

Dear Hans, Thank you for your comments posted to the Trip Advisor web site. Please note that our glasses of wine range in price from R60.00 upwards and are commensurate with the varying degree of quality and provenance of each wine. Your comment on the Sushi size is noted, thank you. Overall though we were pleased to note you enjoyed... More 

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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food was superb and the Wine list/cocktails were great. I particularly loved the Thai Martini. Highly recommended.

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Thank Scottishcritic
KitimaGM, General Manager at Kitima at The Kronendal, responded to this review

Dear Scottishcritic, Thank you for your positive review of Kitima at the Kronendal Restaurant. I will ensure your comments are passed on to all the staff concerned and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Kind regards, Jeremy Flowerday More 

Cape Town, South Africa
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22 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the place if you enjoy Thai food !! The whole restaurant resonates class as the food and service are unparalleled in CT . Start with cocktails and end with cocktails. As far as I'm concerned they are some of the best I've tasted in the Mother City . The Sunday buffets are fantastic and great value .. Mae... More 

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KitimaGM, General Manager at Kitima at The Kronendal, responded to this review

Dear Warren, On behalf of all of us at Kitima at the Kronendal I would like to thank you for your very positive endorsement of our restaurant. The beverage staff as well as the kitchen brigade will be particularly pleased to learn of your observations and we trust that we will have the pleasure of welcoming you back again soon.... More 

London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went there in early March and it was fabulous. The service was spot on, the food was delicious and the restaurant itself was welcoming and cosy. A great find and I would highly recommend.

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Thank Katie C
KitimaGM, General Manager at Kitima at The Kronendal, responded to this review

Dear Katie, Thank you for your comments posted on Trip Advisor relating to your recent dining experience with us. I will ensure that all the personnel at Kitima will be notified of your positive review, and, a thank you given to all for a job well done. Look forward to seeing you again. Kind regards, Jeremy Flowerday More 

Cape Town, South Africa
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A rather fancy restaurant, with an exquisite menu. Wine was delicious too. We will definitely be back for another treat of an evening.

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Thank roxanev675
KitimaGM, General Manager at Kitima at The Kronendal, responded to this review

Dear Roxane, Thank you for your comments posted to Trip Advisor. On behalf of us all at Kitima we are glad that we exceeded your expectations regarding food and service and we look forward to seeing you on your return visit. Kind regards, Jeremy Flowerday More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4,5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4,5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4,5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4,5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25 - US$60
Cuisine
Sushi, Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, 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
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 15:00
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
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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