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Castaway - Burbank

4.1
829 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
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The Castaway Restaurant and Events is located high in the Burbank hills overlooking De Bell Golf Course, with a breathtaking city view that is spectacular day or night. This Polynesian themed restaurant is appropriately nicknamed "The Jewel on the Hill" and has been a landmark in the Burbank area for over 50 years. Open for lunch and dinner daily, the Castaway Restaurant menu offers award winning cuisine, steaks aged for 28 days and fresh seafood. On weekends the restaurant serves a spectacular Champagne Brunch offering over 100 specialty items. The Castaway Restaurant also offers large event venues for Corporate Events & Meeting Planning, Weddings, Socials, Themed Events and Private Parties.

Please contact the restaurant for reservations over 20 guests. We will do our best to accommodate your reservation.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Steak, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm, Brunch: Saturday: 10:30am - 3:00pm, Sunday: 9:00am - 3:00pm
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Phone number
(818) 848-6691
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Jesus De Anda
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Private party facilities
Uniquely situated on the hills of Burbank with a mesmerizing view of LA, the Castaway Restaurant is the ideal location for your next Corporate Event, Wedding, Social, Themed Event or Private Party. We offer full-service, event planning to ensure that your event is executed with excellence.
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Private party contact
Castawaybcatering@srcmail.com: (818) 843-5013
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Catering
The Castaway Burbank is proud to partner with SRC Event Group, one of Southern California's leading event production companies. SRC Event Group specializes in custom catering menus, detailed coordination and innovative design services for off-site corporate and social events. Please contact events@srcmail.com for more details.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Sunset Canyon Road and Harvard Road
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Parking details
The Castaway Burbank offers complimentary valet parking.
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Special events & promotions
Whether you’re celebrating a milestone or planning a business event, we welcome you to The Castaway. We offer a diverse range of catering packages including options like ceremony coordination, designer event linens, hotel reservation assistance, free valet parking, shuttle services, specialty cake creation, flexible menu accommodation (including vegan and vegetarian options), event production furniture and outside preferred vendors.

Available year-round, our eight elegant outdoor and indoor event spaces accommodate 20-1,000 guests.Our indoor event rooms feature high ceilings, crystal chandeliers and floor-to-ceiling windows. All of our spaces boast views of the surrounding valley and cityscape. From silver service to buffet with action stations, we accommodate the needs of your group and work within your budget.

We look forward to sharing in your celebration!

Contact our Special Events team at castawaybcatering@srcmail.com for more information!
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Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 829 People Are Saying
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4.1  based on all time ratings
3.9
food
4.0
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4.4
ambience
3.7
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83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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BurbankMom (Los Angeles)
3.0  Dined on August 6, 2017

We had been hearing about the Castaway Sunday Brunch since moving here 2 years ago and finally decided to go. The venue is by far, one of the most scenic high up in the foothills of Burbank. I would recommend you go just for that. We found the perfunctory greeting and check -in with the hostess staff to be inconsistent with the overall ambience of the venue and the scenic views. In other words, no warm and fuzzies at check-in. The buffet spread was vast, had many choices, but honestly, reminded us of cruise ship buffet food. Lots of quantity, but low on the quality and flavor of the dishes. The waitstaff was just ok. Lots of good service from the lady pouring mimosas, but not so much from the waiter, who we only saw twice in the 2 hours we were there. Overall, pretty mediocre for the $5w/per person asking price. It's my understanding that the dining room is now closed for renovations. I really hope that the upgrade in interior design will also include an upgrade in the overall customer service and food quality experience.

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Ivoneprado (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on August 6, 2017

I love this Resturant my coworkers and I come every 3 months. We also celebrate Christmas and exchange our gifts there and enjoy the great food and friends. I come with my family to celebrate birthdays. I can't wait to see what great changes are in store for this great restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on August 6, 2017

brunch dat

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on August 5, 2017

Castaway was absolutely incredible. My wife and I went for our wedding anniversary. We received a glass of champagne on the house for our special occasion. The food is impeccable and was the best tasting food I have ever had. The view was breathtaking, and I would recommend going close to sunset. The service was some of the best you will find. I would recommend this restaurant 110 %.

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on August 4, 2017

Great service, the view was fantastic. Great place for a romantic dinner.

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on August 4, 2017

It's a very welcoming environment and beautiful view for a special occasion. I would recommend food for anyone. Overall one of the best places I have been for dinner.

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
1.0  Dined on August 4, 2017

We sat down at 4:15 didn't get out till after 6:45. It took atleast an hour and a half after we ordered to get served REALLY BAD FOOD. The table of 8-10 next to us sat down after we ordered they were served and left before us.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on August 2, 2017

Warming staffs with great service! The view is exquisite and the new york stirp steak was excellent!

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Patronkn (Los Angeles)
1.0  Dined on July 30, 2017

Overpriced experience for subpar food. Stations were poorly kept and food quality was lacking for the overly charged price.

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
3.0  Dined on July 29, 2017

Although our server was fantastic, we were not pleased with the taste of the food. My steak (ordered medium well) looked great but was very chewy, hard (overcooked), too fatty, and not flavored well at all. As far as the seafood dish for my girlfriend, she complained that it was too salty and had poor flavoring.

We did appreciate the kindness of our server and his manager to move us indoors since there was an unusual amount of bees that kept landing in our food or simply would not leave us alone on the patio. It would be great if in the new upgrades to the restaurant would include an outdoor patio area this is netted for those who want the outdoor ambiance and experience without the bugs or bees.

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OpenTable Diner (Las Vegas)
4.0  Dined on July 26, 2017

This place is great for a date and a very beautiful setting. My biggest issues were the fact that I was there on a date and the first 30 minutes were filled with a helicopter putting out a fire on the other side of the hill, a crying baby, loud talkers, and a toddler running around. Once all that subsided, it was a very romantic setting. Great views, great drinks, good food (very rich), awesome staff!

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on July 25, 2017

Rude staff at times. Said areas were reserved but a bunch of open tables that never filled. Poor service. Good food and beautiful views.

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on July 23, 2017

Totally unexpected price increase for brunch. Two 10 year olds - charge $35 each, last visit were $25 each and adult price increase to $50 each. Was definitely not worth it for the children. Was caught completely unaware. Brunch prices are not posted online on their website.

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
3.0  Dined on July 22, 2017

The service is amazing and the view for the outside dining is breathtaking. Perfect place to relax with a drink in hand. Food is good a little over priced but good.

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DerraE (Orange County)
3.0  Dined on July 22, 2017

Decent restaurant, didn't have the area I requested available despite making a reservation and arriving early

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OpenTable Diner (Orange County)
5.0  Dined on July 21, 2017

Overall it was nice

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OpenTable Diner (Las Vegas)
4.0  Dined on July 21, 2017

Need to cut the bushes shorter so are able to see the view of the city.
Our table had not a great view because bushes were to tall.

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on July 19, 2017

Had a lovely time here, celebrating my mom's birthday. We sat on the patio, it was a gorgeous view during sunset and afterwards. Our waiter, Scott, was incredible and we really enjoyed our meals! Staff is super friendly.

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DiegoMartinez1989 (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on July 19, 2017

I took my fiancé for her birthday and we both absolutely loved it. Scott took care of us with excellence and even though the food and view were great, Scott would be the reason for our visit back. Thank you all for the wonderful hospitality!

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VanessaS (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on July 19, 2017

A friend and I came to Castaway to try their DineLA menu. Food was delicious and the view was beautiful. The service from our waiter was great. We'd like to come back to try their brunch.

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