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The Sunset

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Malibu
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6800 Westward Beach Road, Malibu, CA 90265 (PCH)
+1 310-589-1007
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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Fine Dining
Romance
Scenic view

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Visitor rating
  • 51
    Excellent
  • 63
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Beach, sand, surf, sunset, cocktails, raw bar, dinner, view.

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
Socalicouple
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Southern california
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Scenic view
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Santa Barbara, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

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
65 reviews 65 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

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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136 reviews 136 reviews
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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200 reviews 200 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
112 helpful votes 112 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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Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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142 reviews 142 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
124 helpful votes 124 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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LA
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

The bar area is fun, great for sunset watching. The locals go there. The service is friendly. We didn't eat there, just had beers. The bar seems to be a bit limited but the bartenders are very friendly. Recommend.

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Los Angeles, California
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Wanted to try a new seafood place on the water in Malibu and found this rustic wooden structure across the road from Zuma Beach at Point Dume. Limited menu for lunch, a little on the expensive side, but a good view of the beach and water, only interrupted by a steady flow of cars coming & going to the beach... More 

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New York City, New York
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37 reviews 37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Even if you are not a surfer, this is a fine restaurant offering excellent food and fish on Zuma beach. You will enjoy fine dishes while listening to the ocean noise and admiring whales. Service is pleasant, there is a free private parking. The only negative point is that the restaurant is noisy and you may have to raise your... More 

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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: Romance, Scenic view
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Neighborhood Profile
Malibu
The Malibu coastline is like a chameleon. In some areas it resembles the French Riviera with its lush, green hillsides descending into crescent-shaped shorelines. In others, it feels 100% Southern Californian with beaches wide and flat as a football field, and often crowded with beach-goers lounging on towels and playing volleyball. Other coastlines still feel secluded, tucked under tall cliffs and dotted with stunning rock formations. In certain areas, where the ocean waves are just right, surfers can be seen bobbing in the water. Up in the mountains to the east hikers take in truly stunning views of the ocean and the sprawling Los Angeles landscape. And along Pacific Coast Highway, restaurants are filled with visitors and locals from all walks of life. Stumble into the right place at the right time, and you’ll likely encounter a celebrity.
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