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Lot 65 Quayside | Hout Bay Harbour, Hout Bay 7806, South Africa
+27 21 790 0900
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wed - Thu 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 9:00 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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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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
On the Quay in Hout Bay

A cool and wet day, we drove 60 km to Sea Point and on to Hout Bay. Lunch at the Lookout in the harbour seemed appropriate. Just really their fish and seafood baskets, nothing too fancy, with a bottle of Barista Chardonnay and a shared dessert. It's a special place,great staff, boats not 20 metres... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 22, 2015
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Gordon's Bay, South Africa
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Gordon's Bay, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

A cool and wet day, we drove 60 km to Sea Point and on to Hout Bay. Lunch at the Lookout in the harbour seemed appropriate. Just really their fish and seafood baskets, nothing too fancy, with a bottle of Barista Chardonnay and a shared dessert. It's a special place,great staff, boats not 20 metres away and across Chapman's Peak... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Great venue in Houtbay Harbour. 3 sections - one quite formal and the other less so with bench style seating (option 2 the best views) and then a bar area where you can watch sports etc etc. So really something for everyone or what you feel like on the day. they have extensive sushi menu (although I found it to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Great location with great views of the seals when they come in to visit. Extensive menu with something for everyone. We were there twice during our visit and enjoyed it immensley on both occasions.

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Cary, NC
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Additional Information about Lookout Deck Restaurant

Address: Lot 65 Quayside | Hout Bay Harbour, Hout Bay 7806, South Africa
Phone Number: +27 21 790 0900
Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Hout Bay
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 10:30 pm
Cuisine: Steakhouse, Pizza, Seafood, Sushi

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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 - 7:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 10:30 pm

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