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Kitima at The Kronendal

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140 Constantia Main Road, Hout Bay 7806, South Africa
+27 21 790 8004
17:00 - 01:00
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Sun 12:00 - 15:00
Tue - Sat 17:00 - 01:00
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London, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Having said that, I have had a few experiences that were not top class:-( though I am then always comparing to the best experience ever. Top class food. Great service by well trained staff (but we have had a few experiences less than excellent), wonderful ambience. Start at the bar with their cool cocktails and experienced barmen. But beware...a few... More 

Thank Adrianamartini
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

After having been recommended we went to Kitima this evening. Unfortunately our expectations appeared to be too high. First of all we had to wait 10 minutes to order a drink. After another 20 minutes the waiter informed us that both drinks (Negroni and a rosé) were not available. He then asked what we wanted to eat, while we were... More 

Thank Tjeerd N
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106 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went last weekend for the Sunday Buffet. We are, annoyingly, quite tricky to please. This place is awesome! We sat undercover outside and my husband had an amazing looking mint julep and I had a properly wonderful mojito. The atmosphere is fun, and full of families and couples having a nice day out. The food was so full of... More 

Thank MrsSimmo12
KitimaGM, General Manager at Kitima at The Kronendal, responded to this review

Dear Mrs. Simmo, What a lovely surprise to read of your enjoyable dining experience with us recently and specifically our Sunday Luncheon Buffet. We are all very pleased to note your observations made and glad that you and your party had a superb time with us. I trust we will be able to welcome e you back to Kitima again... More 

Northern Ireland
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222 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 218 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Unfortunately, Hout Bay doesn't have a lot to offer when it comes to good restaurants so when our friends recommended Kitima (the number 1 choice on TripAdvisor) we were keen to try it. You have to book well ahead of time to get a table for dinner because it is so popular. The interior is rather dark and dreary and... More 

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

Dear Photopedia, Thank you for your comments relating to your recent dining experience with us. I have gone into great detail regarding what occurred at your table and have used the information as a highlight of what guests are expecting as well as what not to do. Thank you and I do hope that we will see you again soon.... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For a first time experience, we had a fantastic evening. The restaurant with buzzing with an electric ambiance. And we knew by the inviting aromas spilling out, that we had found a great spot. Our meal was fantastic - the food was super yummy. And it was so cool to have a place that's service was not only reliable, but... More 

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for your positive comments you placed on Trip Advisor regarding your recent dining experience with us. Our service teams will take great heart at the positive mention you made regarding the service and a style that we are equally proud of. The kitchen brigade will also be proud of their achievements here as well. Thank you... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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38 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Hands down one of the best restaurants in LaLaLand (Cape Town). Lacking all the BS associated with this 'oh-so-fab' city, this superb Restaurant focuses on superb cuisine & great service delivered in a stunning setting. It has a number of differently decorated dining rooms, an 'outside area' ( more like a tented courtyard, which is ok for lunch) and a... More 

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

Dear Guest, On behalf of all of us and our resident ghost Elsa I would like to extend our appreciation at the positive review posted onto Trip Advisor. Your description of our restaurant is very detailed and I believe gives the reader a good overview of the various dining options available with us. As for our resident ghost Elsa I... More 

Somerset Village, Bermuda
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363 reviews
210 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 182 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have lost count of our times dining here but never disappoints regardless of how many in our party or what variety of tastes are being catered for..... Visited twice recently both for my birthday & to entertain visitors..... nobody was disappointed & we really enjoyed trying out some dishes we had not tasted before.... the mixture of dishes offered is... More 

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

Dear Guest, Allow me to indulge somewhat and concur with your name " wish I was sailing" as its a greatly admired pastime of mine as well as a keen interest in things nautical. I would like to thank you for your continued patronage at Kitima at the Kronendal and greatly appreciate your views in light of the travel and... More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We celebrated my wife's birthday with our son and his girlfriend and were once again treated to good food and great service. Melvin was our waiter and he was ever attentive. The kids started with the Kitima Starter Platter (i will have that next time) and we had Miang Pla Tu (Tuna Salad) to share. Main courses were Kitima Duck... More 

Thank L93PP
KitimaGM, General Manager at Kitima at The Kronendal, responded to this review

Dear Guest, A belated happy birthday to your wife. I was happy to note that you and your family enjoyed your dinner experience and the selection of dishes tasted met your expectations. I will make a point of giving a pat on Melvin's back for a job well done, these types of comments prove hugely motivational for us all. I... More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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38 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Celebrated my birthday there in January. Had a table of 10 people and we enjoyed a la carte dining for dinner. (I have also been here previously for the Asian buffet on Sundays). Started the evening out with signature cocktails in their covered outdoor lounge area. All the ones I tasted were wonderful. Moved into one of the dining rooms... More 

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

Dear Guest, I was pleased to note that you and your party had an enjoyable birthday with us at Kitima at the Kronendal. Our barmen are true professionals in the preparation, presentation and serving of cocktails are we enjoy a large amount of positive feedback in this regard. Thank you for posting your comments on Trip Advisor and we look... More 

north yorkshire
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136 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

having spent 7 weeks in the Cape Town area we managed to get a table for the Sunday lunch buffet for our last day. Are we glad we did! From the car guard helping us to park, the gentleman opening the metal gate for us at the front of the building and the receptionist who was most welcoming we couldn't... More 

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

Dear Joyce, Thank you for the positive review on Trip Advisor. We are all truly grateful for your comments and take great pride in what we all try to achieve at Kitima. Your profile exhibits a large amount of travel and with this has come experiences of many different establishments, we are very pleased that we have exceeded your expectations... 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, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?