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“Stay away from the calamari”

The Lookout Deck Hout Bay Restaurant, Bar & Sushi
Ranked #8 of 64 Restaurants in Hout Bay
Cuisines: Bar, Seafood, Sushi, Grill
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, View, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, 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.
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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47 reviews
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“Stay away from the calamari”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2014

Just had dinner at the Lookout Deck. Ordered the calamari and catch of the day (cod). Had to send the plate back after the fish was raw inside, and the calamari was rubber at best. The second plate's fish was much better but no improvement on the calamari. Waiter was good, and stayed close to make sure I was happy with second plate. Will not return soon, as there are many great options elsewhere.

  • Visited May 2014
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Lovely view, tasty breakfast and good service.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2014 via mobile

We just made the 11 am deadline in time to choose from the breakfast menu. The eggs benedict was very tasty. The hot breakfasts all come with juice, fruit salad and coffee. Well worth it.

  • Visited May 2014
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Krugersdorp, South Africa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Fish and chips outing”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2014

We had a very relaxing afternoon eating fish and chips while watching the seals playing right in front of us. Later the fishermen arrived with their catch and feed the seals with the rest of their bait. The kids of course loves that. The service was good and when it gets cold there is gas heating. Setting is good, service is friendly and the food was good.

  • Visited May 2014
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1 Thank skippie1973
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Bellville, South Africa
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88 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Lovely setting in Hout Bay Harbour”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2014

Lovely setting and good service but at the price I felt some of the meals just did not provide good value as I had the fillet of beef with crushed potatoes but no vegetables. The Tuna fish was very good though a smallish portion and while the fish and chips is also good it was a little over priced. The combo meals are also good but again the price is pretty steep. All in all I guess the view and setting and vibe is worth it once in a while

  • Visited April 2014
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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“Best fish and chips.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2014

Best fish and chips in Cape Town that we have found. This place has friendly, helpful staff and lovely views of Hout Bay Harbour. It's great to see the Seals and watch the boats and yachts. There's a lovely jazz trio that play on Saturday afternoon too. Highly recommended.

Visited April 2014
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