Kitima

Price guide: Mid-range

140 Main Road, Hout Bay, Cape Town, Western Cape

Price guide: Mid-range

Kitima
#5 of 25
expert-rated restaurants in Cape Town
Expert overall rating:4.3 out of 5
Food and drink:
4
4.0
Ambience:
4.1
4.1
Service:
4.5
4.5
Location:
4.3
4.3
Value for money:
4.2
4.2
Recommended for:
Couples, Culture vultures, Foodies, Singles, Design and architecture, People watching, Relaxation, Romance, Special occasions

Expert review of Kitima

A smorgasbord of authentic Asian delights in stylised surrounds.

I've yet to have a bad experience at this jewel box of a restaurant. Situated in a historical homestead, if Asian's your thing, then you'll love it here. Silk fabrics and gilded surfaces glitter while a smart and social set sample a range of delights from the enormous menu.

Food and drink: 

From dim sum to sushi, stir fries, noodles dishes, curries and steamed fish, there is a seemingly never-ending parade of Asian (mostly Thai) offerings. Some have been dumbed down for western palates but, for the most part, authenticity reigns supreme. The cocktails (including non-alcoholic choices) are reason enough to go while wine lovers will be impressed with the list.

Recommended dishes: 

Where to start? If the scallop dim sum are available, definitely try these but I think it's best to dine Asian style especially for starters and opt for their mixed platters and top up with the killer potsticker dumplings. For mains there's something for every taste - spicy, low fat, seafood, chicken and seared beef. I tend to tell the waiter what mood I'm in and let them order for me - that way I veer away from my usual Thai curry bets and broaden my horizons.

Ambience: 

An elegant and sophisticated restaurant with a lively undercurrent, thanks in part to the central Raya bar and its more private lounges, all serving drinks, light eats and sushi. Thanks to this element, Kitima has become a local haunt.

Service: 

I think the service here is among the best in the city. It is friendly, efficient and, above all, well versed in helping to make sense of the overwhelming menu.

Location: 

Hout Bay Main Road.

Price advice: 

Main courses 70 rand. Sunday lunch buffet 195 rand per person.

Tables to book: 

Book a private dining room for an exclusive supper or, for a relaxed dining experience, the Raya lounge is popular.

More information on Kitima :

Price guide:
Mid-range
Type:
Bar, Restaurant
Food:
Seafood, Thai, Vegetarian
Address:
140 Main Road, Hout Bay, Cape Town, Western Cape
Telephone:
021 790 8004
Website:
http://www.kitima.co.za/
Serves:
Lunch, Dinner
Opening times:
Tues-Sat 6pm-10.30pm, Sun 12-3pm. Closed Mondays.
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Always essential
Free tags / Keywords:
asian

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