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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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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good22%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“dim sum” (54 reviews)
“sushi” (82 reviews)
“duck” (46 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

Had an absolutely terrible evening at Kitima. The service was just quite shocking - after finishing the meal the table was left uncleared even until after the meal was paid for. You can't take your own wine and the wine on offer has brands that...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As a local I have visited a few times. It has changed. Servings are smaller. Waiter got the order wrong. No corkage permitted. Value for money questionable. Will not be eating there again.

Thank Bruce B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have dined at Kitima every year for over 10 years during our annual vacation from England. Tonight was no exception. Gone was the friendly reception as we entered. When we entered the bar we noticed that it was much quieter than normal for a...More

Thank nicmeljones
ErawanCapeTown, Owner at Kitima at The Kronendal, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Oh dear Nick ! It appears that you are a duplicitous character who writes contrarian reviews on different platforms. For the benefit of TA readers here is what Nick posted on the popular Facebook page Cape Town restaurants after the same visit; "Continuing our culinary...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We were disappointed that we could not go on the Sunday for the buffet which we have enjoyed in previous years. However, we thoroughly enjoyed our meal and hopefully will go again next year!

Thank LindaMac8
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Interior decor is way better than I expected, but the staff are what make this place so special. A nice touch is being allocated the same waiter for pre-dinner drinks that you will have when dining. Food is good quality produce (Aromatic duck was excellent),...More

Thank Paul_H_Ldn
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good location with nice food. Service was OK. What is possible to do even better is the atmosphere but in total four good points

Thank darkvoice
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Did not meet our expectations. Just not to the standard we were expecting. Not authentic asian food. Not enough spices.

Thank Lydia B
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 5 February 2018

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
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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.
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
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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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