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“Great restaurant for a treat but be reday for the prices”
Review of Lookal Mar

Lookal Mar
Ranked #2 of 169 Restaurants in Luanda
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
UK
Level 6 Contributor
137 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Great restaurant for a treat but be reday for the prices”
Reviewed 18 December 2013

As the title states, this is a great restaurant - for a treat,. Unless you are on Company expenses you can probably not afford to eat here more than once a month or possibly even every 2 months. The food is excellent, well cooked with a great atmosphere, but dont be fooled because it is on teh beach, most of the seafood is flown in live from Europe, hence the prices.

  • Visited December 2013
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Luanda, Angola
Level 5 Contributor
64 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“The best, with the price tag that comes allong with that title”
Reviewed 28 October 2013

The title says it all. The best restaurant in Luanda, with the price tag that comes along with that title. I'll explain:

Best sea food ever, huge Shrimps, Alaska Crab, Pata Negra Ham for appetizer... This is a restaurant that serves only the best products...
The service is outstanding, I didn't had to wait 5 minutes for the appetizers and the main course was also expedited fast.

Unfortunately it is very good, but very expensive, around $300 for two.

So, If you are middle class worked like me, You'll keep this one for special occasions.

  • Visited January 2013
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Houston, Texas
Level 6 Contributor
110 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
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“Excellent Seafood, Very Upscale Atmosphere”
Reviewed 19 October 2013

I remember when Lookal first opened, it was a fresh new, upscale restaurant on the strip of Ilha that had a lot of older upscale places that were simply looking and feeling old. You went to them each time only because there was nowhere else.

Then Lookal came along with its fresh, modern decor, wood paneling, flowing canapes and open air atmosphere.

The food here has always been excellent, they first opened Lookal, which had a combination of meats and seafood, but I noticed in July 2013, that they opened Lookal Mar. We went there and it was basically the same great look and feel as the other one, but specializing in seafood.

The seafood is fresh and can be cooked in any fashion you want. They bring platters of fish, shrimps, lobster and other choices to your table and you choose what size or type you want and discuss how you want it cooked.

They also have a pretty decent wine list, although a lot of it is Portuguese wines, which at times are not the most appealing for the occasion.

They are also very expensive, so be prepared to take some serious money with you.

Visited July 2013
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Limassol, Cyprus
Level 5 Contributor
80 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
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“Do you pay the bill or your company does : 3000$ for 2 lobster”
Reviewed 26 July 2013

ok it's Luanda...
ok this is a restaurant where you have descent food and all other seem to cook dogs or cats (even expensive ones).
ok you never pay the bill because your O&G company does

We were suggested to have a lobster and we had.
It was just transfered from Lisbon that is supposed to be the best place in Europe for Angolan and one of the poorest and the worst for European...

but money cannot be insulted as Lookal Mar does
Expensive is quiet Normal in Luanda but when your company doesn't pay the bill your may die...
This is a crazy amazing place with insane prices.
From NY to Singapore, no other restaurant may insult your credit card (accepted...) as the Lookal does.

En français : on y mange très bien (sans doute le meilleur de Luanda) mais les prix (si vous payez l'addition) sont insultants.
Mon client, habitué aux belles tables internationales ne s en est toujours pas remis

  • Visited April 2013
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Luanda, null, Angola
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
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“Nothing special”
Reviewed 30 June 2013

I am from Angola and I don't get what people see in Lookal. It has nothing special. The food is not that good, the staff is not that competent. The food takes forever...
It is very avarage. The physical place is actually cool, beach front. One coke is about 4usd, but, Luanda is an expensive place...
Well...

  • Visited May 2013
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