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The Sunset Restaurant

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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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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Drinks, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Romantic, Bar scene, Scenic view
Description: The Sunset Restaurant is a lovely getaway from the hustle of life. Let our...
The Sunset Restaurant is a lovely getaway from the hustle of life. Let our staff whisk you away on a culinary journey you are sure to enjoy.
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  • 66
    Excellent
  • 88
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
On the beach, amazing view, great food!

We came across the Sunset Restaurant while sightseeing in Malibu and were so delighted we chose to have lunch there. The ambience was wonderful, especially being with close family, enjoying a great meal, a bottle of Sauvignon Blanc with a excellent view of the beach and sea! Between the five of us... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
CraigvE
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Canton, Michigan
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Oak Park, California
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54 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I have been dining here for years, and the food is always excellent. We made a reservation a few weeks ago so we could watch the sunset, our table looked out over the ocean, not a cloud in the sky, perfect sunset! I suggest you make a reservation the restaurant is not that big and is very popular. We split... More 

Helpful?
Thank Bobbyoyo
Martin I, Manager at The Sunset Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for the review and recommendation! It sounds like you had a lovely evening enjoying the sunset and Langostinos -- and those cakes, too! We look forward to having you back again soon. Cheers, The Sunset Restaurant More 

Bovingdon, United Kingdom
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96 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Relatively quiet weekday location, and good for sit down lunch. Just across the road from lovely beach. Adjacent free private car park. Quite something in these parts. My linguini with clams still in their shells was the best ever. Nice to have large linen napkins. A quality restaurant, brilliantly situated, and lunchtime prices not exorbitant. Oh - and the restrooms... More 

Helpful?
Thank Maxima5
Martin I, Manager at The Sunset Restaurant, responded to this review

It sounds like you had a wonderful afternoon on the beach, and we thank you for stopping by for a quiet weekday lunch. Excellent choice on the linguine with clams! We’re glad it hit the spot and hope to have you back next time you're passing through Malibu. Until then, The Sunset Restaurant More 

Bellbrook
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent food, great drinks (bloody mary), spectacular service. Really loved the location right by the beach! Price of the drinks were a little pricey but they were great. Really happy they had truffle fries!

Helpful?
Thank Cassie T
Martin I, Manager at The Sunset Restaurant, responded to this review

Cassie, we're thrilled the food, drinks, and service were all so impressive -- that's all we could ask for! We love knowing when our guests get the chance to really enjoy the view, too, and we hope you'll make it back for another round of fries soon! Best wishes, The Sunset Restaurant More 

Canton, Michigan
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92 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came across the Sunset Restaurant while sightseeing in Malibu and were so delighted we chose to have lunch there. The ambience was wonderful, especially being with close family, enjoying a great meal, a bottle of Sauvignon Blanc with a excellent view of the beach and sea! Between the five of us we enjoyed some really tasty dishes- Artichoke salad,... More 

Helpful?
Thank CraigvE
Martin I, Manager at The Sunset Restaurant, responded to this review

We're so glad you stopped by, Craig -- it sure was a pleasure to have you and your family over for lunch! It sounds like you all did a great job of ordering, and we'd like nothing more than to welcome you back sometime in the near-future for more of all your favorite dishes! Warm regards, The Sunset Restaurant More 

Tinley Park, Illinois
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204 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have only had lunch there and have never been disappointed. The food is good, service good and limited parking. We generally go early so parking has never been a problem for us.

Helpful?
Thank Colleen B
Martin I, Manager at The Sunset Restaurant, responded to this review

From food to service, we're glad every lunch has been a hit for you, Colleen. Parking space can get a bit tight here on the beach, but we're glad you haven't run into any major problems with it during your visits. Thanks for the review, and we'll see you back next time! Cheers, The Sunset Restaurant More 

Biot, France
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47 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Friends brought us here for lunch and it was a memorable experience. Relaxed dining, great ambiance, spectacular view and fresh, delicious food. I enjoyed and would recommend the baby asparagus salad with shrimp. Love this place!

Helpful?
Thank Beth G
Martin I, Manager at The Sunset Restaurant, responded to this review

Excellent choice on the baby asparagus salad, Beth! It sounds like you and your friends had a lovely lunch here on the beach, and we're glad you enjoyed your meal and those ocean views! Thanks for stopping by, and we hope to have you back next time you're in the area. All the best, The Sunset Restaurant More 

Boulder, Colorado
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were out in CA just for a few days and hanging around Malibu and grabbed this place out of the blue. The food was wonderful and fresh! And of course you can't beat the view being only 5 paces away from Zuma Beach.

Helpful?
Thank tachimon
Martin I, Manager at The Sunset Restaurant, responded to this review

There are a lot of restaurant options here in Malibu, so we're thrilled you stumbled across our place for a little beachside hangout. It's wonderful to know you enjoyed your food and the view, and we hope to have you back next time you're in California! Until then, The Sunset Restaurant More 

Sydney, Australia
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699 reviews
515 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 197 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

Delicious food in a fantastic location on the beach. Service was very good but does not come cheap! Worth it for special occasions.

Helpful?
Thank Drew M
Martin I, Manager at The Sunset Restaurant, responded to this review

Our prices are reflective of the fresh, quality ingredients that go into each dish, so we think we're giving guests the best bang for their buck -- and hope you do, too! We're glad you enjoyed our food, service, and atmosphere, Drew, and hope to have you back for your next celebration. Cheers! The Sunset Restaurant More 

Rockford, Illinois
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85 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

Tucked along the public access to the beach is The Sunset. There seem to be 2 distinct atmospheres; the upper deck is more secluded, quiet, and the menu refined than the main level. Our meal was very good, if a bit pricey and the service was excellent. Valet parking is a must.

Helpful?
Thank okie56
Martin I, Manager at The Sunset Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for spending a day with us on the beach! We're glad you enjoyed our coastal atmosphere and are happy to hear that your food and service were both on point. Hope to have you back next time you're in California! 'Til then, The Sunset Restaurant More 

Malibu, California
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708 reviews
408 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 295 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

Bad hostess, bad food and mediocre service makes me wonder why is this place still open? Nasty dining details to follow… Decided to try it before a play at the Malibu Playhouse. Arrived for our 6:30pm reservations—Only 3 tables occupied (When we finished this dining disaster and left at 7:45--still only 3 tables on a Saturday night.) Hostess: First tried... More 

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1 Thank SanMo
Martin I, Manager at The Sunset Restaurant, responded to this review

Poor service is not something that we're typically known for, so it's tough to hear that you were so disappointed with your dining experience. We seat our guests in an arrangement that will allow our staff to attend to you as efficiently as possible, but we're sorry if you were repeatedly unhappy with the tables at which you were seated.... 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: Romantic, Bar scene, Scenic view

Description

The Sunset Restaurant is a lovely getaway from the hustle of life. Let our staff whisk you away on a culinary journey you are sure to enjoy.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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