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Lot 65 Quayside | Hout Bay Harbour, Hout Bay 7806, South Africa
+27 21 790 0900
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9:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: The Lookout Deck Hout Bay arguably boasts one of the best views in the...
The Lookout Deck Hout Bay arguably boasts one of the best views in the Western Cape. Situated on the water's edge in the Hout Bay harbour, the restaurant boasts breathtaking mountain and ocean views.The restaurant has an extensive menu including: premier seafood, freshly caught line fish from the local fisherman, live Cape rock lobster, succulent LM prawns, juicy black tiger prawns, fresh steamed black mussels, as well as the finest cuts of A-grade meat. There's a great selection of appetizing salads, lighter snack baskets, wood-fired pizzas and hearty breakfasts.Japan meets Hout Bay with a new Sushi Bar on the deck. Wasabi greets Sashimi with Maki & California rolls and more on the side!The Oyster Bar continues to draw cheers with Champagne accompanying chucked live oysters.The bar stocks local and international beers, including Amstel, Stella and Castle Lite on tap. The wine list reflects the wine growing regions of the Cape.Enjoy sensational sundowners and cocktails whilst listening to local live music on selected evenings.
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  • 58
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  • 98
    Very good
  • 41
    Average
  • 17
    Poor
  • 15
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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I met a friend there for drinks at the end of the long weekend and it was super busy, but we received service straight away, as well as a table. Our waiter was very friendly and kept checking if we wanted more to drink or to order. They also make one of the best ice coffee's in Cape Town!

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 15, 2015
Kat_Bodmer
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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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  • Scenic view
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Cary, NC
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65 reviews 65 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

I just finished a wonderful lunch of Kingklip and chips here. Tonic was the name of my great server who made the recommendation over the yellowtail fish of the day. It was simple, but fresh and very tasty.

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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

I met a friend there for drinks at the end of the long weekend and it was super busy, but we received service straight away, as well as a table. Our waiter was very friendly and kept checking if we wanted more to drink or to order. They also make one of the best ice coffee's in Cape Town!

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Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Good sushi and selection of beer and wine. Very nice location and service. Only thing that bothered us was the smell. But you can blame the establishment. Its just the harbor that smells like that on a windless day. Would go back though:)

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Oslo
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151 reviews 151 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Had to wait some time to get a table. A busy place. Food is good, but nothing special. A good possibility to see a seal from the restaurant..

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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015 via mobile

My friend and I were helped by waitress Glory. She was very friendly and did a great job. I highly recommend the sushi. We had two platter and shared. Absolutely amazing!

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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

The Lookout Deck isn't the institution that the other fish & chips shops nearby are, but if you're looking for something less stiff than Fisherman's Wharf but more than just an eat and go experience, the Lookout Deck offers a good inbetween option. Relaxed atmosphere and a menu with a good mix of dishes that should appeal to a variety... More 

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Benoni, South Africa
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136 reviews 136 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

We went to the harbour to browse the flea market and decided to have something to drink and ah early supper. What a nice restaurant. The fish we had was good and the service pleasant. We watched some 10 to 12 Seals playing in the water near the restaurant. We also had live music to listen to, late 70 early... More 

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Midrand, South Africa
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41 reviews 41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

We went a Sunday afternoon and we have oysters , line fish was yellow tail and prawns .nice for a relax Sunday lunch

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Clitheroe, United Kingdom
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113 reviews 113 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

I have visited Cape Town 10 times and always pay several visits to Lookout Deck.Its a fabulous venue for a relaxing lunch looking over the marina and across the bay to Chapman's Peak.Food has few pretentions but is always good and service has usually been good.Young children will be given dough to play with and the y can have their... More 

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London
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41 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Very nice setting over looking the harbour at Hout Bay. Outdoor seating is heated on chilly evenings. Craft beers from Noordhoek worth a try. Cheers

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Lot 65 Quayside | Hout Bay Harbour, Hout Bay 7806, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Hout Bay
  • Phone Number: +27 21 790 0900

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Pizza, Seafood, Sushi

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view

Description

The Lookout Deck Hout Bay arguably boasts one of the best views in the Western Cape. Situated on the water's edge in the Hout Bay harbour, the restaurant boasts breathtaking mountain and ocean views.The restaurant has an extensive menu including: premier seafood, freshly caught line fish from the local fisherman, live Cape rock lobster, succulent LM prawns, juicy black tiger prawns, fresh steamed black mussels, as well as the finest cuts of A-grade meat. There's a great selection of appetizing salads, lighter snack baskets, wood-fired pizzas and hearty breakfasts.Japan meets Hout Bay with a new Sushi Bar on the deck. Wasabi greets Sashimi with Maki & California rolls and more on the side!The Oyster Bar continues to draw cheers with Champagne accompanying chucked live oysters.The bar stocks local and international beers, including Amstel, Stella and Castle Lite on tap. The wine list reflects the wine growing regions of the Cape.Enjoy sensational sundowners and cocktails whilst listening to local live music on selected evenings.
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 10:30 pm

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