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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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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A mountain view, great food and an excellent attentive waiter. What more could you ask for on another beautiful day in South Africa!

Thank Paul T
Loughborough, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Been twice lately, first for lunch when they were doing prawn specials, half kilo of prawns for Rand150 (about £9.00) we had it between two and it was more than enough. Second trip was Sunday afternoon when they put on free entertainment. Food was as usual great and reasonably priced by tourist standards. Seating is a bit basic on picnic... More 

Thank Martin D
Kroonstad, South Africa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We are regular visitors to this little gem of a restaurant in Hout Bay Harbour , specializing mostly in fresh seafood . A popular eatery for tourist!! Service mostly done by Zimbabwe waiters - well spoken, friendly and helpful ,a real bonus ! The seafood is great and affordable ,especially the battered hake !! Definitely worth the visit !!! Alf(0828005545)

Thank AlfieSA
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We ate at the Lookout Deck over the Easter weekend. We sat on the deck and enjoyed the views, and the food was delicious.

Thank Patrick M
Lockerley, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Sunday on the terrace is great fun, live music and reasonable food, get up and dance and get involved if you like, nobody minds the dad dancers. The service was fab, shout out for the Zim waiters. Sad face for all those inside make sure book in advance and get on the terrace. Glad I was on holiday and not... More 

Thank thatwaylimited
Jacksonville, Florida
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61 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Generally one can find amazing seafood at a seaside location but that was not the case here. It wasn't bad, it just wasn't anything to write home about. The same with the service. It wasn't awful, just a bit slow. The place itself was nice enough, a good little seaside vibe with comfortable seating inside, and picnic style tables and... More 

Thank Michelle N
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had made a reservation. Food was really only average. Nothing to tell friends about. Service good. Think prices are too high for the average food we got. All felt the same. One cannot really lodge a complaint for food not being spectacular I guess. Won't visit again.

Thank johnnye973
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5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful little gem nestled in the Hout Bay harbour. Friends and a De Krans Cape Ruby makes a chilly day just so much easier. Nice variety seafood and wood fired pizza on the menu and to top it all a sushi & oyster bar. No need to hurry as service is friendly but slow.

Thank Christoff S
Jon R, General Manager at The Lookout Deck Hout Bay Restaurant, Bar & Sushi, responded to this review

Thank you for the feedback Christoff, really happy you enjoyed our restaurant, will work on the speed of service, hope to see you and your friends again soon. More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very good quality and well prepared seafood . Has a real on the water feel , with great views . Very good drink selection .

Thank bmw740il2015
Jon R, General Manager at The Lookout Deck Hout Bay Restaurant, Bar & Sushi, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, happy to hear you enjoyed the restaurant ambience, quality of Seafood served and the drinks selection, appreciate the feedback. More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I'm a local visiting and this place is what one considers a special occasion. The surroundings can't be beaten, as it's on the waters edge looking out at Hout Bay harbour. The food took a while for mains , the mussels were ice cold and sauce warm. The grilled calamari slightly spicy and luke warm.Calamari fried for other guests was... More 

Thank saffagirl007
Jon R, General Manager at The Lookout Deck Hout Bay Restaurant, Bar & Sushi, responded to this review

We really do have a fantastic location, and will address the points you made about the food quality, we appreciate your feedback, and will endeavour to prepare and serve food worthy of our location. Thank you. More 

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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
Groups, Cheap Eats, View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
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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