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Kitima at The Kronendal Restaurant

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140 Constantia Main Road, Hout Bay 7806, South Africa
+27 21 790 8004
12:00 - 15:00
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Sun 12:00 - 15:00
Tue - Sat 17:00 - 01:00
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Küsnacht, Schweiz
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22 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The 17th Century Kronendal Estate is impressive and only topped by "Kitima's" art in celebrating the Asian cuisine. The choice and quality of food is simply breathtaking, so is the service. The large lounge bar and its professional barmen must serve the best drinks Cape Town has to offer - there is virtually no drink they cannot serve you to... More 

Thank Waxmaker
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just brilliant.... such a good vibe, big venue with different areas to enjoy. Excellent food and priced accordingly. Never disappointing !

1 Thank Bradley H
Surrey, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place was recommended to us and certainly did not disappoint. We had Jane as a waitress who was absolutely wonderful and had a great sense of humour - laughing at how much we ordered (with us!😂) Duck to start was lovely, followed by pad Thai, green curry, the BEST sweet and sour and beef stir fry. All lovely and... More 

Thank rlhaines
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46 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

At Kitima something happened i had never experienced before. The food is unquestioning amazing, the building stunning, the interior and setting perfect, the staff professionell...so from that point of view it is the way it is supposed to be. BUT: We felt like in another time and as if it was a "Hout-Bay-Local-Celebrations-night" where see and be-seen is the motto.... More 

Thank victordelta85
Cape Town
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54 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

At R360 pp quite pricy but a bargain for the very many tourists who were there for the Sunday buffet. Loved loved loved the dim sum and chicken satay with peanut sauce. The Peking duck and ribs were also delicious - though the duck in the duck salad was dry and tough. Good food, pleasant venue and very friendly and... More 

Thank ChazS50
KitimaGM, General Manager at Kitima at The Kronendal, responded to this review

Dear Chaz, It was a pleasure hosting you for Sunday luncheon recently as well as our gratitude to you for the most positive of reviews posted on Trip Advisor. My apologies to you for the duck salad being somewhat dry, this has been given to the chef for” food for thought “ for the future. If I may make one... More 

Windhoek, Namibia
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great place with a great food and cosy interior. The service was excellent, the food even better! We had an awesome evening! We'll definitely visit again!

Thank DVZ76
KitimaGM, General Manager at Kitima at The Kronendal, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you kindly for the very positive review of Kitima at the Kronendal post you recent dinner experience with us. We hope to welcome you back again soon and in the meantime keep well. Kind regards, Jeremy Flowerday More 

Essex, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Two years running we have booked the Sunday buffet when visiting. It is such fun. Lovely atmosphere, lovely staff and lovely food. You just keep going up for more and taste small samples of everything on offer or hugh plates of what takes your fancy, the choice is yours. As a Brit it is very diifficult to judge value for... More 

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

Dear Granny Melon, On behalf of us all at Kitima at the Kronendal I wish to thank you for your words of praise and enjoyment regarding your recent Sunday luncheon with us. Hout Bay is a great venue to visit on a Sunday morning and later join us for a Sunday lunch with an array of contemporary Asian spiced dishes... More 

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24 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

we had a very nice evening in tête a tête...very nice restaurant,good food,not expensive .The service was perfect,thank you to Marlin. the wine at the right price,and the food mainly asian very well prepared and tasty... all in all excellent combination...food,service,atmosphere, decoration... will recommend it to my friends...

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

Dear Manuel, Thank you so much for your comments and observations regarding your recent dining experience with us. I will make sure that all staff are informed of your comments and a pat on the back is due to them all. Once again thank you and look forward to welcoming you back again for another tête-à-tête together. In the meantime... More 

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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have been fairly often to Kitima and find their professional approach to their guests fantastic their food has never been disappointing one has to book well in advance their main dining areas are the best as they have seating away from the main areas which tend to loose atmosphere

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

Dear John, It was a pleasure being your hosts for dinner recently at Kitima at the Kronendal. It is pleasing to note your overall satisfaction with the food and service provided and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Thank you. Kind regards, Jeremy Flowerday More 

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60 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and arrived at around 6-45pm and it was bouncing with a great atmosphere. We sat at the bar for pre dinner drinks and was looking forward to people watching, however we were shown to our table in a room opposite the bar with around 8 covers. This was disappointing as all the fun was through the door. We... More 

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

Dear Mr. Tauber, Thank you very much for your views and comments posted to Tip Advisor. On the evening that you dined with us the restaurant had over 120 reservations that were split among the 4 different dining areas within the restaurant. You sat in the boat room and at the time of arrival yes there were other diners in... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4,5 of 5 bubbles
    4,5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4,5 of 5 bubbles
    4,5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25 - US$60
Sushi, Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Highchairs Available, 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
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 01:00
17:00 - 01:00
17:00 - 01:00
17:00 - 01:00
17:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 140 Constantia Main Road, Hout Bay 7806, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Hout Bay
  • Phone Number: +27 21 790 8004
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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