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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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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good21%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“sushi” (77 reviews)
“duck” (42 reviews)
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Sushi, Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
140 Constantia Main Road | Western Province, Cape Town, Hout Bay 7806, South Africa
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Had an outstanding Thai dinner and found the staff very attentive, professional and informed. The Tom Yum prawn soup was the best in a long time. The duck and the red Thai curry was excellent. Will be back soon. Well done KitimaMore

Thank sonjaCapeTown
ErawanCapeTown, Owner at Kitima at The Kronendal, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to post such positive sentiments. You can be guaranteed the same "attentive , professional and informed' service now that our new GM is in place. With his energy and dynamism that enhances the whole Kitima experience up to a...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have been to Thailand several times and know good Thai food The food at the Kitima is as good as in the best restaurants in Bangkok. We loved every dish we ordered and the cozy atmosphere. Service was also nice.

Thank Stefan79
ErawanCapeTown, Owner at Kitima at The Kronendal, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear Stefan, Thanks for you review detailing your recent experience at Kitima. We appreciate the time taken to post on Trip Advisor and hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Worst meal at any restaurant anywhere, ever. Rather go to McDonalds, you will get better food, and better service.

5  Thank rdb164
ErawanCapeTown, Owner at Kitima at The Kronendal, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi Jeremy Have you found a job yet ?

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My family and I went for Sunday Lunch and had the most amazing time. With a rather large group, who enjoy big meals, the buffet option is exceptional value for money. The food was impeccable and the service and atmosphere were just as good. I...More

2  Thank Lauren M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I consider myself to be quite a food snob, and love to try and explore a multitude of restaurants around Cape Town at least once a month. Kitima Restaurant was by FAR one of my favorite!! The food was exceptional - our family shared multiple...More

2  Thank Sasha R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Booked for early dinner. For to the door and was informed abruptly no courage We sat down and overheard the manager tell the waiter the if we don't like it we can leave. So we left. Bad energy.

2  Thank stanburton50
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My favorite waiter Freedom did an excellent job ! Had a bottle of rose and some very nice Thai food . We both loved the atmosphere and setting at Kitima . Free and ample parking !

2  Thank Hans9856
Reviewed 16 October 2017

We came here on the recommendation of a friend, getting an Uber across from our hotel in Constantia to Hout Bay. Given that there are so many good places to eat in Constantia, I can’t say that we really thought this place was worth a...More

Thank Mark C
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

Cape Town is known for its gastronomy and I am a lover of good food. My favourite activity is visiting the top (10) ten restaurants in town. Well Kitima is the best Thai food in town followed by Haiku as a close second. The buffet...More

2  Thank Marion G
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

We had an evening meal here while staying in Hout Bay, there was a nice atmosphere in the bar and the food was good international style Thai, service was OK but not great

2  Thank john m
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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
Chris B B
27 May 2016|
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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
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Average prices
US$25 - US$60
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
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 AM - 3:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
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
  • E-mail
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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