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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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“dim sum” (51 reviews)
“sushi” (77 reviews)
“duck” (43 reviews)
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Sushi, Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
140 Constantia Main Road | Western Province, Cape Town, Hout Bay 7806, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

On arrival you are already helped to park and nicely greeted by their parking attendant. Then you enter this unique venue. I loved it as soon as I saw it. The food was delicious and the service very good and friendly. We had a fabulous...More

Thank Marielle L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Always a great and amazing dinner exsperience. From the welcome the cocktails lounge for delicious cocktails. Exemplary waiters for par exelance

Thank Pierrescuba
ErawanCapeTown, Owner at Kitima at The Kronendal, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Pirrescuba We very much appreciate your review of Kitima and the acknowledgment of our excellent waiting staff. They were absolutely delighted when we showed them your review at the daily briefing. We look forward to welcoming you back very soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Been going to Kitima for over 10 years , it was up there with the very best , quality , value and buzz. Changed ownership in last year and wow what a difference . Quality of food poor , service poor and no buzz ....More

1  Thank Joe s
ErawanCapeTown, Owner at Kitima at The Kronendal, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear "Joe S" ( if that is indeed your real Moniker ) Welcome to Trip Advisor for your very first and only review. You say that you have been coming in to Kitima for over 10 years and other "superb" Cape Town restaurants and yet...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

When i was there this place is amazing an old Dutch building,the staff couldn't do enough for you,the food was the best i've tried for a long time,the place was very busy, but the staff cope with this very easy,when i go back to Hout...More

Thank pbleaky
ErawanCapeTown, Owner at Kitima at The Kronendal, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your lovely review of Kitima. The staff were all thrilled when I shared it with them with the message "come back soon"

Reviewed 3 weeks 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

1  Thank sonjaCapeTown
ErawanCapeTown, Owner at Kitima at The Kronendal, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks 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 6 November 2017 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 weeks 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 6 November 2017

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

6  Thank rdb164
ErawanCapeTown, Owner at Kitima at The Kronendal, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Jeremy got a job yet - How's TP?

Reviewed 3 November 2017

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 November 2017

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 28 October 2017 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
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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
  • Value
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
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Business meetings
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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