Kitima is an authentic Thai Restaurant situated in Hout Bay. It is built inside an old Cape Dutch Homestead called Kroenendal Manor. From the outside it looks like a beautiful place but inside you are transported to what feels like King Bhumbibol's Palace, this restaurant has not held back on decor and finishes being a rich and elegant venue where the staff are unbeleivably friendly and polite in traditional dress and welcome you by pressing their hands together and bowing their heads respectfully.
There are different rooms or areas to sit in as well as two bar areas, some may be booked for private dining functions and each more beutiful than the next. This time we were seated in the Bangkok room covered in silk drapes with wooden floors. Kitima does a fantastic buffet on a sunday. I don't really like buffets in general, being a chef I prefer to sit, relax and not battle with the masses vying for food, this is not like that at all but a real treat, in fact I don't think I could just eat one item off the menu after being offered tastes of all the popular dishes on the menu like this.
The buffet is beautifully displayed, all the tables are laid with table clothes, topped with Thai dishes, steamers and hot chafing dishes, filled with perfectly presented Thai offerings. To start there is endless sushi, sashimi, four varieties of dim sum, duck springrolls, fried dim sum and a delicious Tom Yum Goong.
Once again yet another restaurant to add to my favorites list. This buffet costs R160 per person, well worth it as a starter and main in any restaurant being R60 and R100 respectively except here you get to taste all that Thailand has to offer.
021 - 790 8004
Kroenendal Estate, 140 Main Rd
Pictures and Review Copyright by Tamsyn Wells