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“Relaxing and fun” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Lookout Deck Hout Bay Restaurant, Bar & Sushi

The Lookout Deck Hout Bay Restaurant, Bar & Sushi
Ranked #7 of 62 Restaurants in Hout Bay
Cuisines: Bar, Seafood, Sushi, Grill
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Kids, Special occasions, Families with children, Large groups, Scenic view, Bar scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Brunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
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, 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Relaxing and fun”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2014

Great location. Good value for wine but we generally eat elsewhere. The band on a sunday afternoon makes for a great afternoon out. Curious seals plop up and down outside.

Visited April 2014
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Newcastle, Australia
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642 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
“Delicious food and great views”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2014

Only visited Hout Bay for a short time but glad we had lunch here. Were welcomed straight in and quickly given a table despite it clearly being a very busy day. Head waitress was fantastic as were all the other staff. Food was very good and the views here are amazing. Get a table right near the water to take it all in. Wish I could spend more time in this location and would definitely eat here again!

  • Visited January 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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53 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Great view and Service”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 4, 2014

The view across the bay to the mountains through the swaying masts of the moored yachts is wonderful.The service was great, the only thing that let it down was the food. My meal was very average. The prawns were flowery and greasy, the salad limp. My wife’s had a pizza and this meal was very good. well worth a visit, but if your meal is not up to standard send it back, they are very accommodating.

Visited December 2013
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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“AMAZING Experience!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2014

The name says it all! Beautiful wooden deck, stunning views of the harbor, stunning yachts and friendly seals! Awesome accommodating and efficient staff, great food (we had breakfast AND lunch there) just a little pricey! but a wonderful experience none the less! a Definite must for the family :)

Visited May 2014
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Cape Town, South Africa
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43 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“True Harbourside eating”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 27, 2014

The position is excellent, particularly when the weather is good. This allows one to sit on the wooden deck, which extends over the water. The glass surround shields one from all but the strongest Southeasters.
Before you are an array of yachts, and the fascinating activities of a harbour.
But the batter was developed by the tank corps, and the fish did not match the view for quality.
The service was excessively familiar and intrusive and detracted from what was, overall, a good experience.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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