We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Book a Stay + Win a Getaway Book your hotel on TripAdvisor and you could win a great trip!

The Lookout Deck Hout Bay Restaurant, Bar & Sushi

$$ - $$$
Bar, Seafood, Sushi, Grill
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Lot 65 Quayside | Hout Bay Harbour, Hout Bay 7806, South Africa
+27 21 790 0900
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tue - Thu 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 9:00 am - 10:30 pm
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

468 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 413: English reviews
Cape Town Central, South Africa
Level Contributor
25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Visited with two ex-colleagues from Europe who both enjoyed the crayfish special - 300g grilled crayfish for R195 - They also loved the sushi and one of them had three portions. Good meal in a beautiful setting. Good service as well. Only complaint was that the meal sizes were a little small.

1 Thank L93PP
Mentmore, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
89 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Hadn't been here for a couple of years and was very happy to be back. We were just there for afternoon drinks, and very much enjoyed just watching the seals and the activity in the harbour right in front. Other people's hake looked and smelt great. Top spot, one of my favourites on the planet. Manager Lance and waiter Laugh... More 

1 Thank Amanda L
Island of Malta, Malta
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a lovely time at the Lookout Deck Restaurant, basically drove down from JHB to try their Crayfish and they did not disappoint. Service was on par and the food fantastic very reasonably priced as well.

2 Thank Master3000
Gordon's Bay, Western Cape, South Africa
Level Contributor
21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A very dynamic restaurant overlooking the waterfront with a huge variety of fish dishes and the biggest union rings I have ever seen. Relaxing ambiance with big portions of fresh fish. Friendly service A very enjoyable outing

1 Thank Andries D
Level Contributor
64 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Sheltered tables against the wind. Lovely view of the harbor. The calamari was excellent. Prices were reasonable. Interesting Norwegian Salmon kebabs, The large sole was enjoyed. Service above average. A serious competitor to the other restaurant in Hout Bay. I'll definitely be back to The Lookout Deck again.

Cape Town, South Africa
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a lovely place and well situated. The food is good and the service was awesome, really awesome! Our waiter had her hands full with the bunch of us but she did it with a smile. The only bad thing I can say about it is their plating. Some steaks were served without sauce and others with only half... More 

Thank Ras_CT477
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We've recently moved down to CT and tried out The Lookout Deck to end off a LONG week! Food was awesome (massive portions) and our waiter Adam was world class! Highly recommend him, and the restaurant! 5 star guys!

Thank Michelle C
Kelowna, Canada
Level Contributor
31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I don't understand a restaurant with such good reviews could serve such a poor dish of West Coast Sole. I literally was served a plate of bones that should have been thrown in the garbage!! What a shame!!

Thank Louise M
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great venue and great food and service. Would rather order from general menu than sushi but a great experience.

Thank Talitha H
Wokingham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
148 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our first meal in the Cape Town area whilst staying with family. The Lookout Deck didn't disappoint - lovely deck area with a great bustling vibe, great choice of food, and stunning scenery all around. The pizza, fish and chips, and ribs were all excellent, and really got us off to a great start with our holiday travelling around South... More 

Thank LovelyDinosaur

Travelers who viewed The Lookout Deck Hout Bay Restaurant, Bar & Sushi also viewed


Been to The Lookout Deck Hout Bay Restaurant, Bar & Sushi? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

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
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Bar scene, Large groups
Open Hours
9:00 am - 8:00 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, 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.

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of The Lookout Deck Hout Bay Restaurant, Bar & Sushi and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from The Lookout Deck Hout Bay Restaurant, Bar & Sushi staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?