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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C
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated upstairs and it was a beautiful day. The food was great - we all had the fish tacos and our waiter was attentive but not overpowering. My friend loved it and it was the perfect place to celebrate her birthday.

c
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food2service2ambience5

It took a long time for someone to come by and offer water -- The food was so/so. the noise was crazy due to some car show going on - I can't blame the restaurant for that. I would go back for a drink, however.

B
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great, perfect sunset and food

TO
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about the Sunset was outstanding. I couldn't have asked for a better restaurant to visit in Malibu on a day off from work. Great service, the food was incredible. I definitely will be going back there again.

RM
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent service! Food was fantastic. Can’t wait to return.

GS
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience2

It seems like it's changed since I was there last year. Maybe new ownership. Very noisy and more casual dining. That maybe OK for some people, but not my preference.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always we love coming here after our walk once a month they are very accommodating to our group and even separate checks!!

OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience1

I’ve always had a great experience at The Sunset Restaurant; we had a party of four for Valentine’s Day and the service was slow, the special menu was limited, and the banquet style additional seating was uncomfortable.

We’ll still go back based on prior experiences and faith.

OT
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the first time here for my husband and me, and we were very happy with the food, service and ambiance. We will definitely be back!

OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Having an Open Table reservation saved the day! Many people arrived without a reservation and were turned away.

JY
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service1ambience5

It was valentines day so I can understand them being busy. But I'm someone who drinks water like a fish, and me/my girlfriend just came back from a hike and were quite parched. They put us in the back of the restaurant and filled our water cups like twice.

MS
Central Coast
13 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was Valentines Day and everything was perfect! Warm rolls, delicious oysters and salad...

JB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Good food and location without breaking the bank. Across from a small street from the beach. Parking is easy to find between their lot and the street parking.

j
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Location is amazing! Restaurant is very busy, so service does suffer. Food is good. This visit was a bit disappointing- was my birthday. I traveled from out of state with my son and was really looking forward to dinner at The Sunset, have been several times previously and I really enjoy this place because of the location. As a surprise, my best friend from out of state had called the restaurant earlier and spoke to the manager requesting they charge her credit card for our meal/drinks and also provide a dessert..plus 25% for a tip. My friend provided her credit card info and was told it would be handled. Did NOT happened. Of course I did not find out until later that my friend had planned this...was really bummed, and also bummed for my friend that her surprised was ruined. Not the end of the world by any means, just disappointed. Service for sure needs a little polishing at The Sunset, but again, this location is so beautiful, I guess you have to just take in all the beauty and forget the rest!

SP
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

I enjoyed dinner at The Sunset twice in the last two weeks and had a far better experience on Thursday. Saturday the service was incredibly slow and inattentive. The food was good on both occasions, the fried calamari was perfectly prepared with a lively sauce. The linguine with clams was very well balanced and had nice sized clams - don't you hate it when you get a lot of empty shells? The chowder was not the best - lukewarm and a bit on the salty side. Of course, you can't beat the view and prices were not unreasonable.
Overall, a great place for a special weeknight sunset dinner.

RS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place, the service is excellent, food is delicious and the location is the best

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great view, decent food, very Malibu.

DA
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Went to celebrate a birthday. Food was great . Beautiful views and good service!

OT
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Enjoyed the spectacular location right on the beach. Clam chowder was delicious and a huge portion. Fish tacos good as well. It was pretty noisy so if you want a quiet dinner this is not the place. But a fun beachside vibe.

S
Los Angeles
33 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We go for the sunsets and the beach. The food, while good, is secondary to the view and the ambience.

KG
Northern MI
4 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS PLACE

OT
Austin
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cozy corner table on the second floor with superb service.. spectacular views.. delicious food. A must!

D
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location - great views - beachy vibe - great service

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
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
12 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
58 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
12 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
16 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely. I like upstairs.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review