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The Sunset
The Sunset

The Sunset Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.thesunsetrestaurant.com
  • Phone: (310) 589-1007
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday 12:00pm- 4:00pm
    Brunch: Satuday & Sunday 11:00am-4:00pm
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday 4:00pm - 10:00pm
    Dinner: Friday & Saturda: 4:00-10:00 pm
    Dinner: Sunday 4:00 - 9:00 pm
    Happy Hour: Monday-Thursday 3pm-8pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, Seafood, Global, International
  • Executive Chef: Chef Enrico Glaudo
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: The Sunset Restaurant offers an unmatched location for any type of special event. Private Parties can be accommodated from 18 guests to 200. "My Fox LA Hotlist" voted us #1 Best Wedding Venue in Southern California! We are also perfect for wrap parties, bar mitzvahs, corporate events and business functions.
  • Private Party Contact: Grace Rocoffort de Vinniere (310) 589-2027
  • Entertainment: The best local DJ's play nightly on the weekends Friday-Sunday, inspiring amazing dance parties. Located on the first floor bar area that overlooks dolphins and whales frolicking in the waves as the sun sets over the pacific. You won't want to miss it.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: PCH
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: $5 with our validation
A word from The Sunset
Welcome to The Sunset Restaurant, located on a beautiful stretch of Zuma Beach in Malibu, California. As you drive up to our secluded restaurant location, the first thing you'll notice is the breathtaking ocean views and magnificent Pacific horizons. Situated a few steps from the waves, and the passerby whales, The Sunset offers a unique setting unmatched in Southern California.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
Diner Reviews
  • "The noise level is very high, food is OK, service is OK, view of the beach is good if you can get a table by the window (reservations don't insure window seating). Clam chowder was good both times we went this last week. Wish I had just ordered the chowder and saved the $60 on the entrees.The rest of the meal reminded me too much of cruise ship fare. Wine list was good. Overall it's a great place to go after a stroll on the beach if you are looking for an energetic loud scene but not a winner if you are looking for a relaxing, quiet meal to watch the sunset. Supposedly upstairs is quieter but open only on the weekends."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "We went for a birthday brunch. Were lucky to get a window table, with windows open to feel like you are on the beach which is actually 50ft way. The food was excellent. We were not a sea food foody but if you are, all fresh sea food bar. The service was also a surprise extremely prompt and fun. This is our new favorite place. This is a small restaurant so I do recommend reservation. Reserve on line. Enjoy!!!!!"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Although the food was very good, and the staff very nice, the food service was just OK. We had to ask more than once for drinks and food items that were ordered. We were a party of five, and there was quite a time lag between when the first and last person's entrées were served."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Food is great. VIEW IS AMAZING! Just fun to act like a local and eat great food. Can't say enough about it!"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Well, this location is unbelievable -- literally on the sand with a killer view, and a cooperative pod of dolphins that frequent the area. Service was slow and the food was fine, but the ambience made up for it. You don't come here for the food -- you come to get a slice of the Bu that you can't get anywhere else."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "For those of you adventurous enough to travel to west Malibu for a meal, The Sunset should be on your list. It is located on Westward Beach just SE of Zuma. The food is quite good, with lots of seafood dishes. I recommend the snow crab claws, grilled octopus, and diver's scallops. There is filet mignon and jidori chicken for the non-seafood crowd. The meals are well prepared and tasty. Service is a weaker issue for The Sunset. I gave them a good rating, but that was being a little generous. The staff will keep you waiting, so don't be in a hurry. The restaurant is located directly on the sand and has wonderful views of the ocean, especially from the second floor. Take a walk along the shore after dinner!"
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • " So loud that I couldn't have a conversation. Bread was overly done and hard as a rock. Service was slow. We were sat in a busy crowded area and then they prepared a fish table side at the table next to us and forst every passerby to bump my chair. I had the seafood stew and it tasted funny. You would expect it to be acidic or salty, instead it tasted bland and smelled faintly of feet. The view was nice but would have been better if we were windowside as we had requested."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Right on the beach! Great lunch, moderate prices, & good service."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "The Sunset Grill in Malibu has a gorgeous view. The food is very good, but our waiter was not very friendly. I can live with a mediocre waiter, even if I shouldn't have to, but what I really didn't like was the horrific smell in the bathroom of dirty water or sewage. That is not a smell you want to come across in a nice restaurant."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "We were seated in the best spot next to a window open to the ocean view. The food was surprisingly exceptional. The only problem was the pulsating, techno beat music throughout the restaurant. For me, fine dining and bar scene music do not belong together but I assume the management is trying for a hip scene. Again, the food was outstanding."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "This place has a great view. Nothing like having dinner and then just walking out on to the beach. The flat bread starter was very good. Would order it again. The cauliflower curry soup was good. Might order it again. The fish tacos were so so. Something just didn't come together right in them. Wouldn't order them again. Carrot cake for desert was good, but no cravings to order it again. At the end of the day, this place is nice, you can have a decent meal and enjoy the view. But, this was not a place that had us eagerly waiting to go again."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Tucked away from the busy comings and goings on PCH, this spot is perfect for a beachside dinner or lunch. Food is very well done, with beautiful presentation as well as tasty. I like to choose this spot for out of town guests and it has never let me down."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Service was really friendly but not professional, we asked the waiter to have time between the starter and main, the starters came and straight after the fish!!! I had to ask the busboy to remove our plates!!! we ordered the Dorade fish (whole) waiter came to deliver, put down the plate and walked away, our fish was waiting to be prepared for our plate, was getting cold!! Then somebody came up to us and trying to fillet our fish, he really had NO idea what he was doing and left pieces of bones in, it was a shame because the taste was good but eating with the bones makes it not enjoy your food. Then she came with the bill and left us sitting with the finished plates, again I had to ask to remove the dirty plates..."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "The service was amazing. Our server was friendly and attentive! Food was amazing and fresh!"
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "The Sunset is in a great location, right on the beach. We went for dinner with friends and kids, and loved that we could walk on the beach right after dinner. The food is good, but nothing spectacular, and a little pricy for what it is. Desserts were also good, but pedestrian. Our server was aloof, but not rude. No one took a drink order before our food order, and the waiter seemed a little surprised when we started ordering drinks with our food. It was also pretty noisy the night we were there. All that being said, I would try it again."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Never would have known about this place if I hadn't searched on Open Table (because I don't hang out at Zuma Beach). Nice, casual atmosphere. We ordered a shrimp cocktail - shrimp were large, plump and the cocktail sauce made your eyes water from the horseradish. I thought it was great! My husband got a large calamari appetizer but they were a bit tough. The sea diver scallops entree was good - 3 large, perfectly cooked scallops on risotto in lobster sauce. The risotto was good but I didn't taste lobster. My husband ordered the fresh fish special - that unfortunately was poorly filleted and he got a bone in every mouth full. Server was apologetic. Although the experience wasn't perfect, I'd like to give it another try."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "local hangout with i enjoyed,service was good and food was excellent"
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "I made a reservation and arrived 45 minutes early - I let the hostess know in case something opened up, but was in no hurry. At 30 minutes PAST my reservation time the hostess informed me that I was fifth on the list. We were not seated until almost an hour after our reservation time. Drinks were great, but difficult to get. They could really use a separate bar to make cocktails for the tables. I would not go back."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Great food Great service Great location. Nothing more to say."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "We discovered The Sunset by accident, after finding our usual "go to" in Malibu booked for Father's Day. Let me tell you - this is our new "go to" spot. Amazing food for the price, great service - even my 2 yr old enjoyed herself. The waiters were all very attentive, and we could not have asked for a better brunch spot to celebrate both my husband and my dad."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "A solid restaurant with a relaxed beach vibe that will suit all those who keep with the relaxed atmosphere. If you want to find problems you can but this is not uptown frou-frou even though the menu may imply the idea. All the food was well made, and the portions are generous. The grilled octopus appetizer we ordered was double the amount I have received elsewhere. The cocktails were well made and fresh tasting. Great for a relaxing weekend but I probably wouldn't bring my children here after lunch or brunch."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Too loud for me but probably great for the under 40 crowd."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Had dinner Saturday night . Service was poor but average food. We had starters then main course and were rushed through it all"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "The view of the sunset from the Sunset restaurant is amazing! Love the location right on the beach, plus delicious food & wine! Great choice for any special occasion!"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "The Sunset restaurant used to be one of my favorites, even with a 30 miles drive from LA it was worth it. But it seams they changed the chef. The food menu is static since a while. So we tried the Chilean Halibut with peas and pepper sauce for +/- $30; the fish - thin cut and super dry, the sauce was good and the pea puree... well it was pea puree, nothing special. It's the first time I went back to this restaurant after I had a bad experience on new years day which I wrote down in a email to the owner (email address from the homepage) but I never got any responds. So I took a break and went back this week after 6 month, Unfortunately not very convincing either."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "The valet guys can turn you away from coming back. The rudest valet I have ever experienced. Hope the owner /manager of the restaurant will talk to them to be discrete to their restaurant customers."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "Great location, excellent food and attentive service."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "As the name suggests, this restaurant features an amazing beach-front view of the sun setting. The food is excellent. This time, our service was very slow, but when our server did come to the table, he was attentive. Our food was very good. This visit there were more families with children than in the past. Still a lovely experience."
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "I have eaten at different restaurants which had food priced similar to "The Sunset". The food was good, but not for the price. I think you mainly pay for the view of the ocean. We went for our anniversary. It's more of a regular date night instead if a special occasion. Service was good and view was beautiful. If the food was better it would have been perfect. "
    Dined on 6/2/2014
  • "Valet service, amazing view, solid wine list, fabulous food and attentive service- A perfect gem of a restaurant. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Along with the BEST view and dolphins playing as you watch, the food is creative (best Mexican white shrimp cocktail!) and they offer an interesting cocktail menu with the dates they were "invented"! "
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "Our reservation was honored even though the restaurant was crowded."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "We had tried to reserve another restaurant but could not so we chose the Sunset and so glad we did. The reception was friendly and we were seated immediately. The wait staff were attentive and friendly. Everything tasted wonderful and the location was perfect. We all had a great time!"
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "Food was on the salty side. and the place was really too noisy, crowded, and not what I had in mind from looking at restaurant photos on the internet. Great place for happy hours."
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "This was out of character, but the service was slow with no explanation. Disappointing, but it did not destroy the overall enjoyment that we have."
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "We made a day before reservation thru open table and I had asked for a view table, not really expecting to get one-but alas we had a front row seat to the Pacific. The service was friendly and helpful and the food was surprisingly delicious! I say surprisingly as most places on the ocean tend to be average thinking the view will keep you coming back, but the Sunset had the whole package! And we will be back!"
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "When the sun goes down, the magic disappears. Bar service awful. Restaurant dirty and food very mediocre. Lunch would be the best bit. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "We are regulars at The Sunset and drive there from Century City. We are never disappointed with the extraordinary cuisine, service and view. The restaurant is an absolute gem and we tell the world about it as often as we can. Splendiferous!!"
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "Great place to go when you are at the beach and want to have lunch. Nice atmosphere. We love it!"
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "Great, food good drinks, upstairs tables are very nice, food was great but not the best. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014