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The Lookout Deck Hout Bay Restaurant, Bar & Sushi

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Lot 65 Quayside | Hout Bay Harbour, Hout Bay 7806, South Africa
+27 21 790 0900
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10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tue - Thu 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 9:00 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Good for: Scenic view, Families with children
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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  • 88
    Excellent
  • 136
    Very good
  • 50
    Average
  • 21
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  • 22
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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
Nice atmosphere good food friendly service

I stopped here with friends on a day tour around the cape. We had a good time and the service was excellent. The food is good and I really liked the atmosphere. I actually came back on a solo trip on the motorcycle and stopped again. I don't usually visit A place twice while on vacation but I did... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
kicka55
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Singapore, Singapore
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George, South Africa
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119 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I always wish there was a rating option between "Average" and "Very Good" because that's really where LookOut Deck should be. The setting is great, the staff on the ball, but the food sometimes just misses the boat. We opted for Tuna in sesame seed, and there were just too many seeds and the fish could have been a thicker... More 

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Thank gramench
Singapore, Singapore
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36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I stopped here with friends on a day tour around the cape. We had a good time and the service was excellent. The food is good and I really liked the atmosphere. I actually came back on a solo trip on the motorcycle and stopped again. I don't usually visit A place twice while on vacation but I did this... More 

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1 Thank kicka55
Hout Bay, South Africa
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I ordered catch of the day and was horribly disappointed! The fish was rotten inside much to my disgust and my boyfriends prawns were completely black they were so burned! Will never go back. Terrible food and terrible service

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Thank Cheys1
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I went to The Lookout Deck Restaurant for a late dinner. There was no one available to show us to a table, (even though there were quite a few waiters walking around), so we seated ourselves on the deck. After about 5min of not being acknowledged we tried to hail down a waiter to get menues and... More 

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Thank Cheryl968
Bellville, South Africa
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to this restaurant. The service was friendly and efficient, and the food well prepared, fresh and tasty. The view is excellent and the live band was a treat with 80s style music and made us stay longer and have an extra bottle of wine!

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2 Thank hi3oos
Paphos, Cyprus
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33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were recommended to this place, but it was very windy on the day so could only sit inside. My soup was cold and had to be sent back. Fish was plentiful, but not memorable.

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1 Thank srwally2014
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Got off Blue route bus at Houts Bay for a drink, stumbled on Lookout by accident, fantastic location overlooking marina, excellent service and service, no rush, no problem!

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Thank Paul H
Shelly Beach, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
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127 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I would not go back to this restaurant in a hurry. Very average. service is mediocre. food was very average, if not bland. we ordered a greek salad - dressing was like tartar sauce. not fresh products used. the pint of prawns tasted to bland, almost as if they had been boiled. The sole was tasteless. had to drown in... More 

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1 Thank Chantel E
Johannesburg, South Africa
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42 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Been to this restaurant before (reviewed it before, not impressed then, but thought I would give it another chance). Service was appalling (slow and we had to ask for salt and pepper, salad dressing, more ice etc and then we were given two salts and no pepper...). Kitchen not coping, long delay for the food and my chowder had obviously... More 

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1 Thank SJD2203
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have stayed in Llandudno bay just outside Capetown 4 times over the last 6 years and ALWAYS spend our Sundays at the Lookout in Hout bay. very casual and relaxed dining on the waterfront and on both our visits this time we watched seals in the bay as we ate. Booking is essential for an out side seat (... More 

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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: Pizza, Seafood, Sushi

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view, Families with children

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
Monday
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 10:00 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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