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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
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 9:00 am - 9:30 pm
Mon - Thu 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 9:00 am - 10:30 pm
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

My wife had the mussels and I had the hake with calamari. Generous portions and well prepared. Service was excellent and friendly staff. Will definitely go back.

Thank Braam K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

In busy season average out of season great .For a large group quite accomdating .Good mixed up menu with something for all

Thank kellsb78
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited here with my family , the best steak ever , had with sweet potato chips , beautiful , good prices also . Lovely sitting watching the seals in the Bay following the small fishing boats . Great market there too . You can have a boat trip to seal island to see them all basking in the sun .... More 

Thank lollysills
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Four of us had lunch here. Three were happy with their meals but I was disappointed. The two seafood platters were regarded as excellent and so was the half a pint of prawns. However, my West Coast sole was watery and mushy. I should have anticipated this as East Coast sole is normally a much better bet.

Thank nevvy
Cape Town, South Africa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We unfortunately picked 2nd Jan for a family drive to Houtbay.seemed the retauarnt not deal able to deal with full house . Food eventually arrived, and was worth the wait . for a venue based at an active harbour, seafood very expensive . I suggest make a reservation !

Thank Craig N
Nairobi, Kenya
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped for lunch at Lookout. As there was a waiting list for outdoor seating, we happily sat inside. Out waitress was cheerful and professional. Our meals were delivered at different times and the wait was significant. The quality of the food was very mediocre, neither good nor bad. Front of house is well organized vut it seems the kitchen... More 

Thank Madame_Trey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stunning view, friendly staff and the food was delicious! Lovely family restaurant as well and well priced. My husband and I loved every minute of it and will return.

Thank Paula_Dasilva13
Bellville, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The views and atmosphere at this location at night is so to.antic with the lights of the boats reflecting off the water we had a fabulous meal and all the while a live band where playing with a lead guitarist that is worthwhile laying to watch. A must visit location but at this time of the year bookings are essential!!

Thank Baz055
Grahamstown, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We decided on a whim to pop in and eat here. While waiting got our food Iblooked through TripAdvisor for reviews- and was quite concerned to see that there were more than a few unfavorable stories about bad customer service. We were a tale of 6 - on a busy night, with a last minute booking and the food and... More 

Thank BarbiCow
Randburg, South Africa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Service was disappointing. Had to ask for ice 4 times and only received after asking for another waiter. Ladies toilets stunk of urine and were extremely untidy. Empty toilet rolls, plastic bags and toilet paper lying on the floors. Food was fine but wouldn't go back.

Thank Jennyeales

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Seafood, Sushi, Grill
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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
Good for
Special occasions, Kids, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Large groups, Bar scene, Scenic view, Families with children
Open Hours
9:00 am - 9:30 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 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, 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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