The Sunset

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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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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OT
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They were awesome!! They let us do separate checks we come once a month this is our second time we will make this a regular meet for this!!!

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall1food4service1ambience3

Food was great, but service was really disappointing. Host and server were not friendly at all.

LT
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the view, food and service!

TO
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All went well. Food and drinks were good as usual.
I don’t appreciate gratuity added to my bill. It’s low class, disrespectful and most importantly illegal in the state of California.

PM
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Started off 2020 with a fabulous view of the beach and a very tasty Salmon Benedict. Be sure to get the freshly made on the premises blueberry jam if you have toast. Amazing.

RH
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We enjoyed our New Year’s Eve dinner at The Sunset. The menu was limited, though offering a broad variety of entrees the appetizer selection was disappointing and inordinately expensive. We also noted prices were raised by about 20% for the evening. The filet, chicken and pasta dishes were excellent and well-prepared. The crab stuffed salmon seemed to be missing the crab, which was a disappointment. Our primary server was less attentive than we would have expected but others pitched in to help. Desserts were phenomenal.

D
Denver
88 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Nice place. Food was good, but under spiced. Still worth the experience and view.

OT
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Hostess was fairly unfriendly. Waiter completely forgot our cocktails and forgot butter. Not sure if the restaurant no longer uses tablecloths at all anymore, but they weren't using them on Sunday, which made a marked difference in the ambience. I've had several good dining experiences at this restaurant in the past however, this time it was nice but not at the same level.

C
Los Angeles
56 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

We have been to the Sunset many times, mainly for lunch on the weekend. We really enjoy the setting and the food is very good. First time with the waiter we had today, I think his name was Omar. He seemed like he was very busy, I don't know how many tables he had. Normally our waiters have been more attentive. But we still enjoyed our lunch.

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall2food1service1ambience1

They lost their power just as we got there. Had to leave. Will be back.

OT
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

It’s a little cold in the room. Bring a warm sweater.

LT
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service1ambience5

The service was impeccable. The food was delicious and the view from table twenty-one was outstanding!

PO
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely. I like upstairs.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect place to be with someone you love.

SP
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience5

What an amazing location. I would definitely go for drinks there only as the service was good. The food was honestly average to below average...especially for the price.

F
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience5

Great location, food great for price, service needs some help, had reservations, was on time, gave host my name, she said "well restaurant is really full so let me go check upstairs". Not sure if this is the proper way to welcome your customers, what does that mean, the fact that I had a reservations is irrelevant cause place is full, how about "welcome, have a seat and relax at the bar will check on your table and let you know when ready". All other tables got bread, our table was missed. service was spotty and slow at times. Valet guy, GREAT, friendly, helpful as I needed to get something out of the car for my girls, he provided the best service. Wifes birthday, added that to the notes of the reservation through Open Table, they had no idea. Still recommend due to location but dont expect much from the service.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful first visit to the sunset. Amazing food, gorgeous decor and view! Already booked a reservation to go back!

SB
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We all enjoyed our meal, including the delicious cocktails.

p
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service - very available but not intrusive
Food - Had lobster taco-delicious; raw clams, also excellent
price-reasonable for ambience and quality of food
easy, convenient, free parking
Very charming, wonderful view, very quiet so was easy to talk
Guesses also very much enjoyed the evening. Will be going back.

DP
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The food was good. The service was impeccable. The Ocean view was stunning. I definitely would come back here again.

AB
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

I love Zuma Free Beach and having Franco's wonderful The Sunset is The Best Day Ever!!
Anita Bussing

D
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful spot right on the ocean!! Perfect really and very fabulous Halloween decorations!

OT
Columbus
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came to The Sunset to celebrate birthdays. I requested a table with a view. We were given an amazing view of the ocean and sunset. We had a delicious dinner with great service. This place is great for celebrations, and after work cocktails.

FR
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible view! Great service and amazing food! Very reasonable prices and big portions. Loved it !

OT
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nncnnfc good

LW
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I would definitely return to Sunset. The food was fresh and delicious.

BB
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Always an excellent experience! Good food and beautiful views.

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The restaurant is on the beach with no special amenities outside of the view it offers. The view of the ocean from the upstairs dining area is worth the visit alone. The food exceeded expectations — we had light fare in the mid-afternoon: a hearts of palm salad that was delightful with a dressing that was a perfect complement —delicious. We followed with the scallops appetizer with frizzled prosciutto on top (artistic) and a surprisingly tasteful apple dressing. Reservations at sunset are likely difficult and with a crowd the noise level will elevate. A lovely sidebar to our visit in Malibu.

DA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service every time we eat there.

j
St. Louis
4 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience5

Great setting for sunset view. Food was okay. Service was okay.

JI
Tulsa
4 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food was fantastic- view was a plus!

PL
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall it was a wonderful experience. The only negative thing I experienced was the confusion of my showing up for the reservation. Not only did I state my name for our reservation when we arrived, the restaurant called my cell phone in the middle of the meal to ask if I was going to show up. I told them I was already there and they apologized. Then on the way out of the restaurant I stopped by the hostess stand and reminded them again that I was there. Again they apologized. Then I have to take the time to follow up with Open Table to explain it again to clear my record. Not a good experience.

WD
Los Angeles
40 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, great cocktails, delicious food

s
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience3

The food was terrible!!!!! Really awful.
Everything i ordered was too greasy, no flavor, bas presentation. I'll never go there again...i'll just go to the beach and forget the overpriced, unappetizing sunset

BS
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food, service and ambiance were fantastic! Just a word of warning: do not Uber there, we had a horrible time getting a Uber home. Would definitely go back!

DZ
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall4food3service2ambience4

Beautiful location and charming setup. Would have rated higher, but the wait staff rushed us to order the minute we got there. Felt very rushed for a sunset dinner. Food was just okay, especially for the price.
Brunch, on the other hand, was very relaxing, scenic, and kind wait staff.

DL
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Sunset is always a great place with fantastic food. Looking out the window at the sunset while dining is hard to beat.

JL
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Had one of those writers who thought he could memorize everything but then... otherwise the food is always excellent, though the burger was over cooked and we had to send it back. Still, we’ll be back and do love this place.

K
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had brunch with my family from out of town. The food was delicious, the view amazing and the price very affordable! I would definitely go back! We sat upstairs looking at the beautiful ocean! Make a reservation!! Thank you!

C
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our friends from Ireland just arrived and we thought they would enjoy a meal at the beach . They lived the restaurant, the food and the location. It was a great afternoon

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