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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: Mediterranean, Californian
  • 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
  • "When you come here you don't ever wanna leave! Everything is simply amazing!!"
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Went to celebrate my birthday and was not disappointed! Food was amazing. Craft cocktails the perfect touch while watching the sun set from our rail side table. Heaters to keep you warm, and they even have blankets if you need them. Can't wait to go back and relax on the patio at a firepit table and sip some wine!"
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "My boyfriend and I went out to celebrate and I found this place. It has such an amazing atmosphere with a knowledgable staff. They took the time to explain the food and wine and were very prompt. We dined outside and the lighting was perfect and the heat lamps were at a perfect temperature where I didn't have to put on my coat. The food was amazing! I had the gnocchi and it was cooked perfectly and was not to heavy. I am a vegetarian and the veal looked so darn good I had to try a bite! The dessert with the dill ice cream is a strange and genius idea with so much flavor and not being to heavy after eating an appetizer and and entrée. I love it here! I would highly recommend it for a date or just to have a veery relaxing elegant atmosphere."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "The restaurant and location are great.. The food was pretty good, but not great. The portion sizes are small, which would be fine if this was a tapas restaurant, but they are not tapas.. The preparation was pretty good, but nothing notable.. I thought that our waiter tried too hard too... Overall it was pretty good, and the ambiance was gorgeous, so I gave it four stars, but it was not great.."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "I have been here a few times. Last Saturday had promised my daughter from NYC Id take her. No hitches other than the Filet was tough. Should not have ordered that there. But everything else was tasty. Loved the appetizers. Loved the ocean although they cannot take credit for that! Every time I have been it's a little older Malibu crowd."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "...but outrageously expensive. For that reason alone, I probably won't go back."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Beatiful place on the beach in Malibu, but tables in sun without umbrellas, very expensive and food is not worth the price."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "The menu has changed and not necessarily for the better. Most of the proteins are the same and it is very limited for the size of the restaurant/ Service has gotten better and the view is still spectacular. Everyone is very nice. Wish they kept the Ravioli Carbonara"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "I keep going back to Nikita. The atmosphere, service and food is unparalleled! The couches on the bar deck are so comfy. It's peaceful, romantic and absolutely beautiful!!!"
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "This was my first time experiencing Nikita-Malibu. Obviously, the Carbon beach location and superb construction is fantastic. However, I found the hostess staff and bar staff to be lacking in the service areas. We arrived 30 minutes early prior to our 7.30pm reservation and had a drink at the bar. The hostess said she would come get us when our table was ready. 2 drinks later and its 7.45 we still have not gotten a table. Meanwhile, 6 others were seated in this same period. This was a WEDNESDAY night and it was not busy. I travel and routinely stay at Ritz Carlton hotels. The service, especially for the prices charged, should be at this level. Our server was great but overall lots of staff that seemed to have "better things to do"."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "Excellent, romantic place with fantastic ocean view. One of the best in town for outdoor dining quite fit for foodies. Very good, unobtrusive service."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "We were so looking forward to it after dining at Nobu recently. 8:15 p res, got there early-no bar seating (lovely couches were "reserved") empty tables everywhere. Made us wait until resevation time. Sat us inside (had requested outside and there were seats available) Service was not pleasant at all. Food was fine, everything was fine, nothing was outstanding. It was very pricey and totally not worth it. Gorgeous view. They were seemingly very full of themselves (all of the staff) and I'm just not interested in spending $500 for attitude. Save your money or go to Nobu. At least their food is excellent."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "If you are looking for a romantic place for an special occasion, Nikita is it! We went there for lunch and our table was right next to ocean! (or it felt that way!) The beach was under us and the waves were crashing to the shore! It was beautiful and zen! If we go back again I would like to be there for the sunset!!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "The only thing this restaurant has going for it is the view. The restaurant is poorly managed. The service is poor and the food is tasteless. This is a tourist spot versus a true foodie local restaurant. I should have paid closer attention to the reviews before I made my reservation. I will not make that mistake again. This was a complete waste of a night out for dinner."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "over priced, wait staff is inexperienced. The wait staff uniforms look like they are from the 70's, very strange look for Southern California. Old college preppy look."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "My place for special occasions in our family. Celebrating a birthday and it was disappointing. To spend this kind of money, the service should be impeccable. The reception when first greeted was horrible. Very rude, unwelcoming,and arrogant young women were bothered when I announced our reservation. Who are they to treat people this way? The first impression is always the most important. I thought I was at Nobu. Waiter was wonderful. We sat outside. Beautiful view, but the heater had no propane after 3 requests for it to be turned on. Food was ok. Not superior for the price. It was a let down. Not our usual experience or memory. Very disappointed in the evening. I don't think anyone noticed or cared."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Friendly, helpful staff. The food was to die for. Location could not be more beautiful: the waves crash practically underneath you."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Beautiful location and atmosphere right next to wonderful Nobu but yikes unlike it's neighbor the food was very unimpressive, ordinary and down right bad. For some reason our party ended up with a free seafood pasta to sample and still couldn't shake off the continuous tasteless cuisine. The best part of the dining experience was the free bread and I guess you can say our wine! Don't let the sticker shock of your bill kick you on your way out while just having experience such s disappointing dinner. Beware foodies, good luck to the chef and Nikita!"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "We enjoyed the experience of out door dining, however the food was too expensive for it's quality (ordinary), took too long to arrive and the service was was good but not excellent."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "Great staff, great location. Food was not overpriced at all, but it didn't dance in your pallet either. The lobster is diced so tiny in the pasta that it might as well be popcorn shrimp. The cauliflower was cut so tiny and bland that it misses a zing you find elsewhere. Nikita is wonderful experience, truly. But they will have to up the food game if they expect to stay in business for the long run."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "We came here Saturday night to celebrate a win for him at work. The hostess was distracted and unprofessional, refusing to answer our questions about lounge seating outside, as we waited for our dinner reservations, saying she "wasn't allowed to answer questions." When we were seated, at the worst table in the house, the server was either very new, or he was also distracted and unprofessional. We had to keep asking other servers or busboys to find him. We ordered drinks and appetizers - he kept taking the menus away after we said that we were going to order entrees and another round of drinks. We had to hunt him down to ask for a dessert menu. Very disappointing on what should have been a very happy occasion for my husband."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "The Malibu beach location is fabulous and the restaurant was beautiful, but the food was terrible. My branzino was over-cooked and my friend's fish was mostly tasteless. I don't usually write reviews, but for those prices, we expected more. Something is wrong, as the restaurant next door was packed and Nikita was empty. Bring back Pierview!!!!!!!! "
    Dined on 5/26/2014
  • "Location is absolutely amazing! The food was good, but VERY overpriced. I guess you pay for the location!"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "I was a little apprehensive in choosing this restaurant. It was recommended by my nephew, but the reviews on Yelp were not good. I decided to go since it was a beautiful day to sit by the ocean. We had a great waiter; and the food was excellent. We brought our own champagne (they have corkage fee of $35); and I was glad that I did since the champagne I brought was three times the price I paid for it (not surprising in L.A.). You cannot beat the view, since the restaurant sits right at the base of the ocean. Burrata appetizer was delicious; scallops were yummy; and homemade gnocchi (which I am usually not a fan) was surpisingly very light."
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "I would recommend this restaurant based on its location to friends with the following reservations. Staff were polite and knowledgeable but very slow and disjointed - our 2 course meal took almost 3 hours. Food was good but overpriced. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Service + Server was great. Hostesses were unfriendly. Waited 30 minutes before they seated us and there were plenty of empty tables."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "Loved the ocean view and the warm comfortable design but it is at a price; if the food was just a notch better it would have been one of the best restaurants in California! "
    Dined on 5/26/2014
  • "The good, the bad and the ugly - wonderful shrimp risotta, very tasty burrata, disappointing and tasteless pizza, somewhat inattentive and clueless waiter."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "We spent our last night in LA at Nikita. The service was great and the food was even better. Nice portion sizes, which seems to be not on anyone's radar anymore. The view is obviously one of the best you can get. We will definitely be back very soon. The staff was great in helping us celebrate our anniversary. We are very appreciative. You've got a good thing going!"
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "The setting of Nikita is spectacular. The food we had was good, but not good enough for the price. The servers were friendly but the service was pretty slow (took a long time to get drinks and menus). The bottom line, however, is that this could and should be a stand-out restaurant and it really just isn't. "
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "I picked this place for my last night in the LA area with a few girlfriends. This place was amazing. The view is picture perfect, food was also really good, and all our servers were really friendly. We couldn't get an outside right away but we only had to wait 5 minutes. "
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "The menu is very limited and service was very bad. By the time our forth entree was delivered, three of us finished our food. The waiter blamed the kitchen being so small that they don't have enough space to put four dishes. Are you kidding me? Looked at the kitchen on the way out, he was right. Kitchen is at best a size of a bar kitchen not for a five hundred seat restaurant. I do not recommend not would go back. "
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "It's unbelievable that perhaps one of the world's greatest "view" restaurants could spoil its dream location with such horrible service and mediocre food. Celebrating our adult son's birthday was nearly ruined by the snobby hostess and the complete lack of attention from our server. With a 7:00 p.m. reservation, we weren't seated until 7:20 (in a shockingly nearly EMPTY main room) and no one bothered to bring menus or even offer water for another 10-15 minutes after two requests. When it finally came, the food, particularly the pasta dishes, was bland and grossly overpriced. Never again."
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "Let me start by saying this would be a great restaurant for apps and a drink overlooking the ocean. If this was all you were after, this is your place. The view of the ocean (it is literally on the sand, waves crashing beneath the deck on which you are sitting) is memorable. They even bring you a warm blanket for when the temp drips at night. And the food is good. You probably won't be disappointed. But the prices are very, very high for what you get. For example, we ordered a small pizza (no bigger than a dinner plate) with cheese and mushrooms. For $30. The pizza was good, but not $30 good. In short, go for the drinks, then eat elsewhere. "
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "Everything was great, we were overly excited about the view. The appetizers were ridiculously delicious and the main course was alright. Took forever to get drinks but it was over all a great dinner."
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "Probably some of the worst service we have had at such a nice restaurant. Food was pretty good but not worth the price. Views are amazing."
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "We had a reservation for 7.30. Got there at 7.20. We were told we had to wait for 7.30 in a rude way despite the numerous open available tables. When we were seated, the hostess was rude. We have waited for 20 minutes for a waiter and then we left without ordering. Horrible service. Not worth your money. Go spend it on a good service."
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "Seating was confusing and very slow even with many open tables. Slow service. To have to wait one and half hours with two young children for Mother"s day celebration was not a good thing! when we spoke to the GM about the service. She shrugged her shoulder and said " That is too bad". She was not interested in our comments. Our bill was close to $400.00 for four people! will never go back!!!!! "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Everything was lovely! The food was wonderful; the beef filet was melt in your mouth tender and the chicken dish was delicious. The ambience,location,view were lovely and the service was attentive, helpful and friendly; however, it was quite pricey ."
    Dined on 5/11/2014