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The Sunset

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6800 Westward Beach Road, Malibu, CA 90265 (PCH)
+1 310-589-1007
Website
Today
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Drinks, Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 53
    Excellent
  • 64
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
right on westward/zuma beach.

upscale, excellent California cuisine dining, with fresh seafood, vegetarian and meat dishes. on the beach with whitewater waves coming ashore. terrific happy hour bar downstairs, wth drinks, wine, and great small plate snacks for$5 at 5pm.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 3, 2015
Zippy808
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Malibu, California
Good for:
  • Scenic view
  • Romantic
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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

I run a local tour company and the Sunset is my go to place 3X a week! . Not fancy, great food, good prices, right on the beach with dolphin & whale watching & after lunch walks to the sand & sea. The food is good & the location cannot be beat anywhere in LA.

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Malibu, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

upscale, excellent California cuisine dining, with fresh seafood, vegetarian and meat dishes. on the beach with whitewater waves coming ashore. terrific happy hour bar downstairs, wth drinks, wine, and great small plate snacks for$5 at 5pm.

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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

The Sunset had a lot going for it-great water views, amazing fish tacos, casual and a fun ambience. We were taken there by a local, which is always a good sign. Though we were kind of eating on the run, this is a relaxing and casual restaurant (and bar) experience3. If you want a quieter experience however, don't sit in... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

The food was terrific, the service excellent and the view of the ocean was really quite nice! I will go back for lunch sometime in the future.

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Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Visited The Sunset a second time (first 7 years ago). Location is great, right there on Zuma beach, but must pay $5 for parking. food expensive, but good. Our waiter was cold and seemed to just want to get us out for the next seating. Go for the experience, not the food.

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Southern california
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66 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

The Sunset has the essentials covered. This isn't beach dive funky, or fancy huge volume food factory. This is small, comfortable, good food quality and great views of the water from nearly every chair. The bar is well sited but small, the lounge comfy and also small, and the restaurant comfortable and beachy. Raw bar cranks out all of the... More 

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Todos Santos
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213 reviews 213 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

This has always been a magical location. It was my neighborhood for over nearly 20 years and no matter who took over this restaurant's location or whatever name it had over the years, it was always the locals place to go. I've seen some of the most famous people in the world sitting in a booth next to us...from politicians... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

All the food was good. Drinks took a while and we're watery due to the ice melt. Food was good, though possibly uninspired. Definitely try to experience the Sunset at sunset.

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Montreal, Canada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

I think the variable reviews here are related to what you order off the menu. We ordered right as everything was delicious. No doubt the setting is amazing - right across from Zuma beach on the way to Point Dume. Great lounge and bar and restaurant seating was beach chic. We ordered the kids size calamari (our 4 year old... More 

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

if you are looking for the perfect sunset then this is the best in Malibu, don't expect good service though, you will wait about 20 minutes for a drink and the food is average. Thats all i can say about this place.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 6800 Westward Beach Road, Malibu, CA 90265
    (PCH)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Malibu>  > Malibu
  • Neighborhood: Malibu
  • Phone Number: +1 310-589-1007

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 40
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood, Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Scenic view, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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