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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
09:00 - 21:30
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Sun 09:00 - 21:30
Mon - Thu 10:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 09:00 - 22:30
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Greater Johannesburg, South Africa
3 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

With the ocean breeze, seagulls and the mountain backdrop, what a brilliant setting to this restaurant. But best of all came, the fish and chips....awesome. Fast and friendly service with an outstanding atmosphere. This is a must if you visit Hout Bay.

1 Thank davidsH8273NP
south africa
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49 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My husband and I had lunch at this restaurant on Monday. The Setting is beautiful- can sit right next to the water and watch the boats coming in and out and the seals playing in the water.Very relaxing. The service was very slow although the restaurant was not busy at all. We both had the fish and chips- generous portion,... More 

1 Thank debbieSouthAfrica
United Kingdom
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Despite being busy the service was quick and efficient. The deserts were to die for too. With the ad stunning scenery and good food what more could you want

1 Thank Elizabeth C
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Good prices, wholesome food, great setting on a beautiful day watching seals swim in the harbour with a mountainous backdrop. The service is a little slow, hence 4 stars....

1 Thank Rikidick
Cape Town, South Africa
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35 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You can't go wrong here, a variety of food for everyone with live music on some nights. Really awesome sushi and amazing views. Great prawns special however peri peri was not spicy and just tasted of tomato but still very tender. Great for all types of crowds.

2 Thank TheTwoCanns
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A reunion lunch between old friends and colleagues at Lookout Deck started well enough. The food, ambiance and service were all great! Unfortunately, midway through our lunch we noticed that the bag of one of our guests had been stolen from next to her chair – and that’s when the nightmare began. Instead of showing compassion, understanding the customers distress... More 

3 Thank Sylvia B
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are looking for value and a vibrant place to be, this is for you. Sunday about 5 is especially good with a live band playing old favourites, but make sure to wrap up if the wind is blowing because it can drop chilly out on the deck.

1 Thank tpark
Hout Bay, South Africa
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

great atmosphere and good food. The place is actuallz made up of two joined dining options, a fine inside in a beautiful decorated restaurant with table settings and the open and over the water outside deck section ) Covered with umbrellas and heater during the chilling weeks. Finer dining and more quiet inside and rustic and with all the harbour... More 

2 Thank Dirk L
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4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You can see the seals in the harbour as well as the boats coming and going and the bay, they have lovely food and drinks. We had a splendid time

Thank Joané B
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fabulous food and staff. Fish fresh and beautifully cooked. But why do restaurants insist on playing loud music, screeching so badly you can't hear yourself think never mind hold a conversation. Music stops at 22h00 so then the restaurant it's location, food and conversation can be enjoyed.

Thank Desiree E

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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, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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
Cheap Eats, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, View
Open Hours
09:00 - 21:30
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:30
09:00 - 22:30
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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