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The Lookout Deck Hout Bay Restaurant, Bar & Sushi

Bar, Seafood, Sushi, Grill
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Lot 65 Quayside | Hout Bay Harbour, Hout Bay 7806, South Africa
+27 21 790 0900
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Sun 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wed - Thu 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 9:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Cape Town
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Awesome meal. Two mussel pots and two prawns. Hot and delicious. Great service. Would come here anytime of the week!

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1 Thank TammyKnight1990
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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59 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Perfect Cape winter day 22o😎What better place for lunch than The Lookout Deck! Only criticism is the very small size of the mussels portion - a quarter of the portion you get at other local restaurants 😬

1 Thank 661debs
Dracut, Massachusetts
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102 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My friends and I enjoyed a delusions lunch with fresh seafood on a beautiful sunny day. We ate on the deck overlooking the water with the African penguins a short distance away. Food was excellent as well as wine . Service also very good. This is s locals secret place. Excellent!

Thank baxtersmom46
Saint Julian's, Malta
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72 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This on the harbour restaurant has all the ambiance of a working harbour combined with quality food and service. We dine and enjoy ourselves there frequently. One special feature is the Sunday late afternoon/evening live music. Entertaining for all. Highly recommended.

2 Thank saswcpr
George, South Africa
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144 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I remember when Lookout first opened in Hout Bay, and we loved it. We have taken overseas visitors there often, and with great success. HOWEVER our visit in July 2016 was a huge disappointment. Looking scruffy, average service, and although we would have loved some sushi, the sushi station was decidedly tatty. Great location...but get it right guys...otherwise we will... More 

Thank gramench
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'm in love with this restaurant. The views of the Hout Bay harbour are excellent. The food is amazing and I especially love the fact that they have a separate sushi bar. There are often live bands and those really fill up the place. The waiters are very friendly and are capable of giving one a very memorable experience. This... More 

1 Thank Hlumelo M
Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were out for the day and pop in for a lunch and what a lovely meal. Our waiter Tonic was brilliant. Enjoyed the atmosphere.

1 Thank carlYsmith04
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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48 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

We had breakfast here with friends. The staff was very friendly and attentive, the view magnificent and the food very good. The interior looks very nice, trendy and well looked after. Bathroom-facilities neat and tidy. Overall a good experience - would definitely pay a visit to this restaurant when visiting Hout Bay in future.

2 Thank IP_CapeTown
Rotorua, New Zealand
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016 via mobile

The food was excellent fresh and very tasty. The gentlemen the that serviced us was extremely good and an asset to the company! Unfortunately I can remember his name but a very happy fella! Will definitely return on our next visit to South Africa!!

1 Thank Lotz1983
Durbanville, South Africa
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260 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

Friends of ours have recently moved to Hout Bay and we had lunch with them at this venue (which they love). It was a gorgeous day and the view from our table was magnificent. The staff are very friendly. The food was OK but certainly not fantastic and the waiter got my wife's order wrong. To be honest, both my... More 

Thank georgestof

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Bar, Seafood, Sushi, Grill
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Parking Available
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Large groups, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Special occasions, Bar scene
Open Hours
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:30 pm
9:00 am - 10:30 pm
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
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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