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Kitima at The Kronendal

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140 Main Road, Hout Bay, Hout Bay 7806, South Africa
+27 21 790 8004
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17:00 - 01:00
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Sun 12:00 - 15:00
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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129 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

from first contact with restaurant manager, Liz up to and including our amazing waiter - Chansel - waving goodbye to us at the end of the evening... BRILLIANT. overall decor - amazing bar scene - amazing service from staff - attentive, friendly and great set menu options - value for money wine selection - wow. MUST. GO. BACK.

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1 Thank brad_capetown
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I have gone to Kitima for 10 years now and we have enjoyed the menu. I visited again last night and met new General Manager Jeremy and he is a genuine person that appreciates the Kitima customer. What an even greater surprise to see my good friend Junior in management now and ensuring a positive experience. Crispy Duck, Shrimp Won... More 

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1 Thank Linwood J
KitimaGM, General Manager at Kitima at The Kronendal, responded to this review

Dear Linwood, It was a pleasure meeting both yourself and your charming wife on Thursday evening at Kitima at the Kronendal. I was intrigued about the name on the wall story and will when we refurbish later this year be keeping an eye open for this. I am honoured by the mention of my name as are Junior and Serge... More 

UK
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246 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We looked at the menu and thought it looked very different. The service and food was outstanding. The only down side was we were the only diners in the room and the zircon made the room cold. I had the mushrooms in a potato basket and my husband had prawns in a potato basket. The Woton tuna and dim son... More 

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1 Thank lynda99
KitimaGM, General Manager at Kitima at The Kronendal, responded to this review

Dear Lynda, Thank you your review of Kitima at the Kronendal as well as the very positive review of your experience with us. The issue with the air-conditioning was attended to and it was found that there was a faulty thermostat which therefore made the unit work more than it was set at, my apologies for this. On the particular... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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44 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Poor service, tasteless food and average presentation. Wouldn't recommend, dead atmosphere and waiters barely understand anything. Not in a great location barely anything surrounding the place.

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1 Thank ash_h19
KitimaGM, General Manager at Kitima at The Kronendal, responded to this review

Dear Romy or Ash, It’s very unfortunate to learn of your experience at Kitima at the Kronendal on Wednesday evening. I have reviewed the CCTV footage as well as spoken to the two service personnel assigned to the dining area in which you sat. You were seated in the garden section of our restaurant together with another three tables. The... More 

Cape Town, South Africa
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went to Kitima Sunday afternoon to see 3up with friends, brilliant time had by all. Make sure you get tickets before you pitch up as it was fully booked. Food was fab and staff couldn't be more attentive. One of the best places to go in Cape Town.

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for your comments posted on Trip Advisor. We are all pleased to learn that you enjoyed your dining experience with us and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Best wishes for the New Year and keep well. Regards, Jeremy Flowerday More 

Dublin, Ireland
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

From the moment we arrived today, we have received superb service, Jeremy going out of his way to accommodate the veggie and gluten free diets.... Couldn't do enough to organise everything for us..... No wonder they are so popular.... Slick operation and totally fabulous 👍🏼👍🏼

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1 Thank Harrison M
KitimaGM, General Manager at Kitima at The Kronendal, responded to this review

Dear Guest, It is indeed an honour to have such a mention of firstly myself and secondly Kitima at the Kronendal on Trip Advisor. With the increase in gluten free diets amongst the general population I was pleased to see that we responded timeously to you requirements and that you enjoyed the overall experience with us. I trust we will... More 

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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I felt they allow too many people to book for Sunday buffet and the queues around the food make it an unpleasant experience. Would not spoil the experience of Kitima by booking Sunday buffet.

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

Dear Alison, Thank you for your comments posted on Trip Advisor. Yes I agree there are times when our Sunday buffet has some moments where there are a good few people taking food from the buffet tables. We feel that this pales into insignificance when one looks at the quality and quantity of the food available as well as the... More 

Springdale, Utah
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A delighful old house on the main road, with a splendid interior but a nice relaxed feel. Wonderful wine last and excellent cooking.

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Thank Tupu2013
KitimaGM, General Manager at Kitima at The Kronendal, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your comments posted on to Trip Advisor. Kitima at the Kronendal is indeed a delightful building and is in fact an historical monument, as, it was one of the first farmsteads in Hout Bay in the early 18th century. I am glad to see you enjoyed the ambiance and found it a relaxing venue to... More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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267 reviews
188 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Going to Kitima is always a special treat. Staff always welcomes you with a warm smile and the service is impeccable. Do have a drink at the bar before you go to your table. Try the spring roll starters or the lovely Tom Kha soup. And as a main you may want to try the duck - it is scrumptiously... More 

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Thank Roxxxy7
KitimaGM, General Manager at Kitima at The Kronendal, responded to this review

Dear Roxxxy, Thank you for your recent visit to Kitima at the Kronendal and we were glad to note the opinions expressed on Trip Advisor. Indeed our story of Elsa and her broken heart is both captivating and true. Our presentation table to Elsa is made every day to ensure we are offering her the best in food and remembrance.... More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are regular guests in Kitima since it opened. It was always outstanding. Last year ownership and chef changed and it was still good, but not as excellent as before. We went there two days ago and it was superb. Quality and taste of food outstanding. Thanks to the team and congratulation to the chef.

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

Dear Russian Lady, Thank you for your recent visit to Kitima at the Kronendal as well as your opinions expressed on Trip Advisor. Indeed there was a change of ownership from October 2016, some of the staff decided to return to Thailand to be with their families necessitating us to employ some new staff in the kitchen and the front... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25 - US$60
Cuisine
Sushi, Asian, Thai, Gluten Free Options
Meals
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
Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 15:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 01:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 01:00
Thursday
17:00 - 01:00
Friday
17:00 - 01:00
Saturday
17:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 140 Main Road, Hout Bay, Hout Bay 7806, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Hout Bay
  • Phone Number: +27 21 790 8004
Description
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?