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Nikita Malibu
Nikita Malibu

Nikita Malibu Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Phone: (310) 456-3274
  • Hours of Operation:

    Wednesday-Thursday: 5:45pm - 10:00pm
    Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm-11:00pm
    Sunday: 5:00pm-10:00pm


    Friday-Sunday: 12pm-3pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean
  • Executive Chef: Massimiliano Blasone
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Fireplace, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: South of Sweetwater Canyon Dr, North of Carbon Cayon Rd
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet and street parking
A word from Nikita Malibu
Whether your plans are for an intimate dinner for two, a celebration for twenty, or a gala for 150 of your closest friends, Nikita is sure to impress. Perched on the pristine sea-side, Nikita is the ideal experience in beach elegance and refined taste. Nikita’s design is an expansive two story exquisite setting on Carbon Beach in Malibu, one of the most sought after coastlines in the U.S. Nikita boasts an ocean front view, rich teak wood, cozy fireplaces and floor to ceiling glass that allows for an alfresco flow to the sea; as if you are walking out onto your own private yacht. Cuisine by Italian Michelin-Starred Chef Massimiliano Blasone formally of Apsleys, a Heinz Beck Restaurant, paired with a wine cellar of over 500 selections curated by Renée-Nicole Kubin formally of Gary Danko and Charlie Trotter’s, Nikita offers an exclusive synergy of food and wine in a uniquely refined capacity.With the most gorgeous setting this side of St. Tropez, Nikita is a must visit along PCH.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
Diner Reviews
  • "Our first time at Nikita. Overall a great Saturday lunch. Very friendly staff from parking guys, to the hostess, the waiter and the chef in the kitchen. The food and wine is excellent. The ambiance and view is top class We look forward to coming back again to NIKITA"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Beautiful setting with an original menu. Superb manager save the day. Could get extremely expensive."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "What a fantastic experience. Nikita is a great place to celebrate a special occasion or to simply enjoy good food. Truth be told it is a bit pricey but completely worth it. The staff is friendly and engaging, the food was delicious, and the drinks were inventive. Add to that the fact that you are right on the beach, what more could you as for. I will definitely be back! Thanks Nikita & staff for an absolutely fabulous birthday experience."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "beautiful place with amazing company, amazing views, worst service, regs food, weirdest restaurant you gotta go but know going in its about the ambience not the food/service..."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "We wanted to like this place. We live in Malibu and love not having to drive far to eat dinner. The setting is gorgeous, the restaurant itself very pretty but a little crowded with tables. The menu was not really exciting, and too contrived. In addition to the "put together" dishes, there should have been a few "comfort" selections that are familiar for those diners (we had 2 at our table, plus a gluten free diner) who are picky or restricted. I don't think we will bother to go back. Oh, and VERY expensive."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "on the drive to Malibu my husband thought it would be too cold to sit outside. I am glad the hostess convinced us to at least have our drinks outside. We sat at a table with a fire pit, got heaters and blankets . It was just perfect! Needless to say we stayed there and had dinner outside as well. Service was lovely, food just the right size, soups were delish. Sunset, dolphins and the sound of the ocean - life is good!"
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "Finally made it out to try. Had made a reservation on OT but ended up waiting a half hrs to get seated even though the restaurant was half full on a Friday night. No drink order taken during the wait as we were upstairs where there was limited wait staff. About to walk out after 28 minutes but just then hostess seated us. Overall experience: staff extremely friendly and trying. Food very good but greatly overpriced. Ambience a strange mix of family vibe with trendy atmosphere. Beautiful outside dining areas. Tiramisu dessert very disapointing. Bass , pizza and soup very good. Glad i went but won't go back. Not worth the price/quantity ratio nor $10 valet. Staff gets A + for friendliness and availability once seated."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "We had an amazing nite. Great atmosphere...great service...and loved the coconut bay breeze. I expected the food to be a little better than it was. Would recommend for special night out as it was expensive. But so glad we went!"
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "Took a day trip to Malibu and absolutely fell in love. Nikita was the perfect restaurant to have lunch with my girlfriends! Counting down to come back to Malibu and Nikita!!!!"
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "Sat outside despite the fact it was a little chilly. They should get the regular standing heaters which are more effective for cold weather but they do give you a blanket which I thought was a great idea. The out side area is much nicer for dining and you hear the ocean. My BF and I ordered the burrata and the beef carpaccio which was really good. The bread they serve is heavenly. I had the lamb which was perfect and my BF had the seafood pasta which he liked a lot. Had the fruit tart for dessert and that was delish. Overall had a good impression of the place, waiters are very attentive and courteous."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "The food was great! The setting over looking the ocean makes it terrific place to get away. The service was excellent !"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Food is over priced, not a Mediterranean menu. Just all around, pretty lame. Must be hard life next to Nobu."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "This was our second visit to Nikita. The first time was for dinner and while the food was wonderful, predictably, the room was quite noisy. But for lunch -- we had a quiet room., attentive service and excellent food. We'll definitely be back."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Nikita Malibu is an outstanding restaurant. The food was original, fresh, excellent and beautifully plated. The service was outstanding and the view of the ocean and overall atmosphere were lovely. I highly recommend this restaurant - as long as you are not on a budget. We will definitely be returning."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Great views but it's a shame you can't enjoy it because they barely have any umbrellas. Everyone was dying under the sun a trying to switch tables. They've been open for almost a year and still haven't tried to make people more comfortable."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "At the very waters edge, Nikita in Malibu has a Mediterranean menu crafted with creativity and care. Everything fits together: flavor, texture, color, ingredients, and presentation. The food is exceptional in quality, originality, and taste. There is a whole range of menu items from truly exotic presentations of fish, meat, and salads to pizzas that are inventive and...perfect. Friendly attentive service. The restaurant is only a few feet from the Malibu surf rolling in just outside the open sliding doors with ocean sounds to compliment lunch or dinner."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "We had dinner dinner here last night. The service was overall beyond terrible and slow, but it got worse when we were still finishing our glasses of Wine after eating our food... the Manager of the restaurant approached us and said that she had to clear our table due to an upcoming reservation. She was basically throwing us out of the restaurant after we had spent $100 on food and drinks, when there were multiple other tables available and free! I have never in my life experienced such poor service. No surprise that this place has such bad service if the person running it lacks any kind of manners. We will not be returning!"
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "Great food. Wyagu beef is fantastic. Branzino even better. Avoid the Sea Bass appitizer. Decor, very similar to Nobu. Ambiance, not quite as lively as Nobu. I give it 3 1/2 - 4 stars."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "More vaneer than substance at Nikita. Service was slow and uninterested. Food was average - not bad but not great. Felt like dining in someone's gorgeous California living room but the hosts were indifferent to the guests. Too bad - we thought it would be a treat."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "This is a gorgeous setting right above the surf with a very beautiful and well designed restaurant - inside and out. Service was courteous and quite prompt. However, the menu choices are very limited, and the food is simply bland which is really, really a shame. Prices are very elevated which is why the poor food quality is even more deplorable."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "Very disappointing, if you are going to try an Italian Restaurant, perhaps the name should be Italian. A good Italian restaurant has happy vibes, try and go to some of the great Italian Restaurants in the Napa Valley, keep it up-beat and happy. Italians like to socialize and color, and feel good. Take some of the authentic Italian dishes and give them a 'healthy contemporary twist.' 'A modern interpretation of an authentic Italian dish". Wine list is limited, 1 choice for a Chordanay and @ $20.00 dollars a glass is outrages. Give us an option. Don't know if I will be back."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "If dinning in Malibu then Nikita is a must. Fantastic view of the ocean, great decor and the food was delicious......the Margaritas are fabulous, really!"
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "It was my birthday and the night couldnt have been better. We were seated at a table for 5 directly over looking the ocean, our res was at 530 so we could watch the sunset. The drinks were amazing ,the wine was Also enjoyable ( several choice) and the food was fantastic. The servers were very attentive and the whole night flowed so perfectly. Great for small bday party and prob a sexy place for a date 1x1. I don't write reviews but it was that special. And I will be back"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Amazing food, amazing service, okay pverall cost... Atmosphere was just out of this world.... HIGHLY HIGHLY RECOMMEND....WILL MOST DEFINITELY GO BACK AS SOON AS POSSIBLE!"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "My friend and I decided to dine at Nikita because we wanted to go somewhere "nice". Wow, it was an amazing experience. The food was superb. I had the chicken and it couldn't have been more tender and delicious. Our waiter even paired it with a fantastic Pinot Noir. Each course was brought out with a description by the waiter. The service was impeccable. The view of the ocean with the moon's reflection was absolutely breathtaking. Overall, it was a spectacular evening, from the food to the service and to te ambiance. I will be back."
    Dined on 2/19/2014
  • "A MUST visit on a beautiful day(which Malibu has many) as the view is spectacular as well as ambiance. We were kindly greeted by the Valet with a big smile, approaching the door, the host from inside rushed to open it for us welcoming us as we entered, the gal behind the desk saw our reservation in 5 seconds, seated us immediately on the patio at a table for two overlooking sand and beach. Waiter was there immediately. Great service. Delicious food. We stuck to the lighter Insalate de Mare and Tuscan Salmon salad. Both delish ! Bread to die for. We don't live too far away, so we will be back for sure !"
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "this was our second visit to Nikita - we got there early and a nice guy at the bar let us have his seats so we got to sit at the crowded bar. the view of the Pacific is gorgeous. they seated us soon after and the food was excellent - I had the chicken (strangely cut up into bite-size chunks) and my wife had the veal milenese - cut into strips and served with a salad. the dining room is very beautiful. we'll go back."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "Wow, amazing how the welcome affect one's evening. And it's a shame. Nikita's hostesses have been written about before and I don't understand why management allows them to make people stand around for no reason, well past reservation time, when tables are sitting empty at the start of the evening. And, the attitude! Ick! Truly unacceptable for a fine restaurant. The table service and food were way above average. Pasta and fish were delicious. Beautiful decor and view. That's why I don't get the UNwelcome. It doesn't fit because you can tell that the restaurant is otherwise trying to create a good experience. For context, our bill was close to $200 for 1 starter, 2 entrees and a moderate bottle of wine."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "Food presentation was excellent however the price to quantity ratio was very poor."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Had lunch, hamburger was delicious with great service and views."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Parking was valet only which was fine by me, seating was fast(withreservation) sat outside right on the coast absolutely stunning! Unbelievable wine list and an amazing man (I choose the Nikita Burger medium rare, and my date the gnochi which was cooked to perfection) For a romantic date or just lunch with friends I'd recommend this place I have reservations for dinner as well and will post another review regarding their dinner menu and ambiance. Overall one of my new favorite dinning spots!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Absolutely lovely Valentine's Day dinner overlooking the Malibu and Santa Monica coastline! Food and service excellent --we will return often!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Waiter was polite but SO SLOW. Drinks were great, food was pretty good. Pineapple carpaccio for dessert was an embarrassing $12 plate of fruit. Music choice was awkward and caused more anxiety than relaxation."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "First time here but loved it! I'd definitely go back!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "This was our fourth visit to Nikita, and though we greatly miss Max, their Michelin chef, this may have been the best meal. Portions were bigger; the branzino and salmon exceptional; and the deserts, as always, great. The wine suggested was perfect. The only disappointing courses were the pasta, which seemed old and rubbery, and we agreed the scallops were good but are better at Geoffrey's. In the past, meals always missed the mark in some way, and this was going to be our last visit. Now we're looking forward to returning, thanks to a near perfect evening."
    Dined on 2/9/2014
  • "The ambiance is one of the best ! Beautiful view ! Outstanding service ! But the food is not the best , the hamburger was dry but the risotto was the best ! The Myshroom Pizza was good but also end up dry. But overall it's worth coming back hoping the food gets better ! Extremely expensive valet. !"
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "My wife and I had a great time at Nikita - we sat outside by the ocean with a gas lamp and blankets that they gave us. They took great care of my wife, who has food allergies, and the food and ambience was amazing. Thank you to all at Nikita for making our rare night out without kids a memorable one!"
    Dined on 2/9/2014
  • "The service and staff were great and the location is amazing but the food was just average. Nothing wow or so special that stood out. I have lived overseas and love to eat and drink by the water so if you want something relaxing and peaceful then this is your place."
    Dined on 12/6/2013
  • "Food was not good and I would only go back for the outside ambiance and the sunset and a drink. Resaurant was gorgious but food was not good."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "A++++!! We were at lunch on a rainy day and therefore only had drink outside - fabulous deck Architecture amazing in & out - Food fantastic & staff wonderful Love this !!"
    Dined on 2/8/2014