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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 good22%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“dim sum” (50 reviews)
“sushi” (73 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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1 - 10 of 649 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

First of all I would like to highlight the fact of how professional this restaurant is run and how professional the staff is trained... the host dressed very elegantly and very polite made us feel at home right away .. in fact from the gentlemen...More

1  Thank 942gerardoc
Reviewed 1 week ago

We started with a cocktail, wow never had such an amazing tasty cocktail. Then we had our dinner which was really delicious, good service, would go there again.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A great experience of Asian (primarily Thai) food. Try the Ostrich - it is not a meat you would normally associate with Asian but it works well.

Thank KevinDAshby
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited Kitima while visiting family and had such a fantastic evening. The building is beautiful, and is like a tardis, it just keeps going on and on and on. The cocktails were imaginative and so visually stunning, but it is the food which really wows....More

Thank hummer0027
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This is our second trip to Kitima and it didn't disappoint. From the cocktails at the bar to the extensive wine list which covers every palate. Then onto the menu where we tried the Crispy Duck and Lamb curry - both excellent. Well done Kitima,...More

1  Thank Rob A
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I love bringing the family to Kitima as they always make you feel most welcome. On our recent visit for my daughters birthday they pulled out all the stops to make the evening special. Kitima is just that kind of place to go and get...More

Thank Jeff1710
Reviewed 21 May 2017

We have been Kitima regulars for a long long time, ever since they opened a decade ago. It has been our favourite Cape Town restaurant. Kitima was this Asian food gem, with a Colonial feel, great service, in a gorgeous setting. For the last few...More

3  Thank Robert B
Reviewed 19 May 2017

You think you remember this title? You are right. it was the heading of my April review. To cut the story short. We, Peter Boshuijzen and I, have been regular guests of this wonderful place. Whenever we were in Hout Bay we came and visit....More

1  Thank Marjolein W
ErawanCapeTown, Owner at Kitima at The Kronendal, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Marjolein I certainly do remember this title and have looked into your complaint extensively and find your review wholly disproportionate to what you have speciously described. Your guest whom you repeatedly name drop " Mr Hans Vonk" arrived and joined your table and you...More

Reviewed 13 May 2017

We had a very disappointing experience at Kitima a couple of months ago, during which we heard there was some turnover in kitchen staffing. After letting the managers know directly, they graciously apologized and encouraged us to return. We went last night and WOW, it...More

Thank LifeTraveller07
Reviewed 9 May 2017

Having heard lots of good things about Kitima it was great to be finally experiencing it myself but so many different aspects of the meal were so poor that I would easily say this was the worst meal I've had in Cape Town since moving...More

2  Thank Becks12487
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Chris B B
This restaurant WILL disappoint! This is the LAST restaurant I would visit in Cape Town. There are over 1,000 better choices.
28 May 2016|
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Response from | 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
How do you explain your arrogance?
28 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
USD 25 - USD 60
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
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
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
  • 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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