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The Sunset, Malibu, CA
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This restaurant now offers Takeout

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The Sunset

4.5
4.5
3288 Reviews
$30 and under
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 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 15 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Seafood, Mediterranean
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:45 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:45 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 3:00 pm–8:00 pm Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (310) 589-1007
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Resort Casual
  • Executive chef
    Paolo Sicuro
  • Private party facilities
    The Sunset Restaurant offers an unmatched location for any type of special event. Availability is during the week and at certain times on weekends.
  • Private party contact
    Mindy Roderick: (310) 589-2027
  • Neighborhood
    Malibu
  • Cross street
    PCH
  • Parking details
    Fri-Sun $9Valet
  • 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. (seasonal)
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 3,288 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Beach Cities

    Great for brunch

  • Beach Cities

    Great for scenic views

3,274 Reviews
  1. NavrajS

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This place is as good as it gets. A near perfect combination of perfectly prepared food, views and service. I remember going to the Sunset for the first time in 2011. It was good back then but something definitely changed a few years back and the place has noticeably better quality of food and service. Especially considering the Covid ERA. Well done!

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  2. LizbethF

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    What a sight for sore eyes! The place was an absolute stunner, and the atmosphere was absolutely spot on. And let me tell you, the wine selection was quite satisfactory, and the food? Oh boy, it definitely lived up to its expectations!

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  3. janinez

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best place in Malibu, hands down. Been coming here for years. It’s a hidden gem

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The views were amazing and the atmosphere was great. The food was subpar; chewy shrimp, terrible appetizer.

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  5. TamaraB

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The server in the bar was slow and not good about coming back and checking on us. I actually had to get up and find out where our drinks were and also to find her to order another. Our server for our food was excellent

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  6. JoanneD

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We LOVE the Sunset restaurant - it’s our ‘go-to’ place in Malibu as residents here. The food and people are always pleasant and the sunset scene is second to none.

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  7. James

    Orange County

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    My wife and I went to the sunset for Valentine’s Day. The food was amazing and the view was stunning, especially since we were able to be there at the setting of the sun. We were seated relatively near the entrance, so there was a lot of foot traffic right by our table and the noise level got a little high from time to time, but Valentines dinners are a popular thing, so we understood. Highly recommend this wonderful restaurant for a romantic dinner with you and yours.

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  8. WalterC

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was mediocre, my date and I got sick after. Very disappointed.

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  9. Steve

    Los Angeles

    85 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    85 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    As usual, the food and drink at The Sunset was excellent. The only issue this time was our waitress would sometimes disappear for long periods, of course right when we wanted to add something to our order. But then we'd feel the gentle breeze and gaze out at the Pacific stretching as far as the eye can see and say "oh well, I guess we'll just have to sit here longer!" I really should try to explore more of the menu but the salmon entree and octopus appetizer are so darned good that I ordered them once again.

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  10. PierceS

    Orange County

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was awful, but everything else was nice though.

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  11. Huntley

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Ambience is very nice but the food really needs improvement. The service was very good though

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  12. LizN

    Central Coast

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Beautiful views upstairs! The lobster tacos were the best I've ever had. The only downside is they didn't have milk for my toddler but other than that I 10/10 recommend!

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A beautiful afternoon at the beach. We always come around 3:00pm on a Sunday and have wonderful service

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    This is our go to place at the beach. Management handles it well but bar service and food wasn't great today. Rough for the bartender to try and make all of the drinks and serve tables.

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  15. DebiN

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Can’t ask for a better location and the brunch was delicious! I had the vanilla pancakes and my Guy had eggs Benedict and both were delicious! Can’t wait to go back!

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  16. SteveH

    New York City

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Make it our business to come hang with the friendly staff, great drinks and fun food in Malibu. Always treated like family

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  17. SamInAustin

    Austin

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Compliments to the chef! The food was amazing. Long line for valet parking though.

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  18. KAVA

    Los Angeles

    33 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Service is very poor. Only person who was truly on it was the bus boy in the patio. I wish I got his name. He deserved the tip. The food needs help. They are relying on their location, quite unfortunate.

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  19. PersnicketyInLA

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The staff at Sunset made a perfect evening for me to celebrate with my family. Food was good, sunset was beautiful and Nico and her staff was brilliant. Thank you guys!!

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    If I say what I really want to say— I’ll never be able to get a reservation at The Sunset again! Catch my drift? ;) Everything about the Sunset is darn near perfect. The team is almost incomparable when it comes to personal hospitality. The food is always, always good. The inner ambiance is so welcoming. And the views? Umm, never mind. There are no views. Don’t even THINK about the, umm, views. I mean, WHAT views!?

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food calamari and fish tacos were great! Beautiful place to watch the sunset and eat dinner.

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  22. DanielC

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfect birthday lunch! Diana did such an amazing job of taking care of us for our annual birthday lunch. This was an spectacular lunch with amazing food, and a wonderful birthday dessert, with the birthday gal's name written on the plate. Truly a perfect and memorable event, phenomenal service and a cherished memory. We'll be back soon!

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  23. Gettyvisitor

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    1.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    This restaurant overall is a disappointment. It took too long to get our dinner served. Under staff and noise level is high. All this restaurant has to show for is the sunset view. Amazing view! The waiter service is lousy, and a bit of impatience as she is too busy due to the crowded restaurant. Finally, the dinner was served, and the food was lousy, overpriced bar food-level cuisine. I will not recommend this place for dinner if you expect to have a decent seafood.

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  24. CherieH

    Dallas

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We love The Sunset and always find time to eat there when we are in town. Everyone is so friendly and the service is great, even down to the valet. The food is amazing and you can’t beat the view!

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Dirty wine cups, fishy smell on seafood. Only good item was clam chowder

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  26. lisa0810

    Dallas

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place!! Service was amazing, food delicious….definitely would go again.

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  27. AndrewC

    Atlanta Metro

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great dinner experience. Server was great. Fish tacos were outstanding. Clams were delicious. And thanks for the New Years Eve hats and horns.

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  28. Readinglady

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    A complete disappointment. One of our items didn’t come out until everyone else had finished our dinner. No apology. Didn’t take the item off the bill. Our waiter spent 15 minutes talking to a friend and just ignored us and his other tables. The food was mediocre. We won’t be returning.

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  29. JennyW

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Great Food and serve fast. Love the location. But, It can be very crowded and loud at Lunch hours.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Armando fabulous server , my salad was fresh and perfectly balanced. The mussels could have been better . A few tasted odd , so I did not eat them. Overall a great lunch

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  31. Aussie

    Los Angeles

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best fish tacos ever! Lovely location and staff were very attentive.

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  32. ToddT

    Washington DC

    13 reviews

    2.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was decent but overpriced. Outstanding location does not make up for so/so service and a waiter who made comments about one of our party not drinking alcohol during our meal. This is our second consecutive experience like this and we will likely not. be back for food any time soon.

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  33. JessB

    Los Angeles

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everyone was so kind ! We live it here the food is the best the views are amazing!!

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  34. BBLL

    Los Angeles

    30 reviews

    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What could be bad about sitting at an open window enjoying a view of the beach on a beautiful day drinking a Bloody Mary and eating delicious Vanilla Pancakes?

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  35. Beachbum

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A little pricey, my french toast was cold, don't enjoy dinning with dogs even though I am adog owner. Wish the fish & chips frim years ago was back on menu. Gabriella was great! The Host, gentleman, was very accommodating since one of the guests with her dog was also overly perfumed. I live at beach and enjoy dinning at beach but maybe not at these prices and dogs!!!

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  36. MiriamK

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of my favorite places to sit, relax, dine and watch the waves and the sunset! A restaurant right in front of the beach!!! A winner! The entire staff is so courteous! Highly recommend it for the ambience!

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  37. YummyBird

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Way over priced. The covered patio had the most uncomfortable chairs i've ever sat in. Woman standing at the front check-in desk looked like a witch - Never smiled or even said hello. Food was good, but not worth the price. Salad, soup, and orange juice came to $72 + tip + $10 valet. No thanks.

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  38. PatT

    Greater Boston

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place to go. Food is great. Service is awesome

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    107 reviews

    4.0

    107 reviews

    Dined on December 6, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Normally, we really love this place, but we were seated between 2 different couples that were loud & obnoxious. There was plenty of seating options, so it was unfortunate.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A truly fantastic place! from the food to the service to the breathtaking view... we didn't want to leave because of how good we had it! 5 stars and not much ❤️

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Diner temperature check required
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

The Sunset does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. The Sunset also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (310) 589-1007.

The Sunset is rated 4.5 stars by 3288 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 15 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for The Sunset

6800 Westward Beach Rd., Malibu, CA 90265

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    PCH
  • Neighborhood
    Malibu
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:45 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:45 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 3:00 pm–8:00 pm Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Seafood, Mediterranean
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Resort Casual
  • Parking details
    Fri-Sun $9Valet
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Paolo Sicuro
  • 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. (seasonal)
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (310) 589-1007
  • Private party facilities
    The Sunset Restaurant offers an unmatched location for any type of special event. Availability is during the week and at certain times on weekends.
  • Private party contact
    Mindy Roderick: (310) 589-2027
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