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The Sunset Restaurant

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$$ - $$$
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6800 Westward Beach Rd, Malibu, CA 90265-4166 (PCH)
+1 310-589-1007
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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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
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45 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Good place, yummy burger and nice wines. It is a pitty that the restaurant is too small but I love to be there year by year. Great parking service!!!

Thank JOE M
las vegas, nv, USA
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96 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

OK, this place just is not good. Great location, and always packed. I don't get it. I imagine it's a great place to have a drink at the bar. But I've been there 3 times now over the last few years for lunch. Nice ambiance in the dining room, always have a nice server. Always disappointed in the food. This... More 

Thank acribari
Alexandria, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in after afternoon hiking in Malibu with the family. Xochtil was our amazing, patient server who offered spot-on drink and food suggestions. Salads were tasty and ample. Kids were happy with their meals. Entrees were scallops and linguine with clams. Both meals pleased mom and dad too. Price seemed okay for the area. I bet it's even better... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you enjoy looking at the Pacific Ocean while you eat fresh seafood and sip wine, you need to make the drive to this great place. Across a quiet road from Zumba beach, this is a must-go-to place for a meal. I guarantee you will enjoy your experience!

Thank dougontheroad
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18 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016

Valet parking $10, service OK, super sight with sometimes wales, often marriage, but ... very poor quality for any food, sits very closed of eachothers

Thank Etretat c
Arezzo, Italy
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328 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2016 via mobile

Great restaurant in Malibu! I suggest to book , very popular place . Oysters, calamari, monk fish and muscles, all great . Friendly and efficient service . Open for lunch and dinner

Thank paolok66
Scottsdale, AZ
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2016 via mobile

We always want fish in Malibu as we drive thru on our way to Bay Area. Tried a new restaurant on the beach in N Malibu. Shrimp Louis salad was excellent and spouse loved his fish and chips. All the meals looked fab and neighboring table's clam chowder smelled divine.

Thank Donna B
Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016

Probably the best restaurant we were during our 6 week trip along the west coast ! Just dropped in for a quick lunch and were served the best fish & chips for years. Catch of the day fresh fish, fine, light and tasty batter, "pommes allumettes" french fries. Absolutely perfect and very tasty.

Thank Karel V
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2016 via mobile

You can see the whole beach from the second floor window! It's beautiful and always a joy to be in Malibu. I had the fish tacos which were delicious and generous. The weather was beautiful and the company was equally enjoyable . Thank you to my friends who hosted. Lovely way to spend the afternoon.

Thank NC R
Malibu, California
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111 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2016 via mobile

What makes this place great is the location! Excellent views of Westward Beach and steps from the sand. Good bar scene if you go during happy hour. Stick to the drinks, oysters and bar menu for the best options. They have a high turnover in staff so service is always a little sketchy but take a deep breath and watch... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$15 - $40
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Scenic view, Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Special occasions
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6800 Westward Beach Rd, Malibu, CA 90265-4166
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Malibu>  > Malibu
  • Neighborhood: Malibu
  • Phone Number: +1 310-589-1007
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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