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Thu, 2/22
7:00 PM
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Booked 8 times today

The Sunset

1094 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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  • Waterfront (22)
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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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Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Contemporary American, Seafood, Global, International
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday 12:00pm- 2:45pm
Brunch: Satuday & Sunday 11:00am-2:45pm
Dinner: Monday - Thursday 2:45pm - 9:00pm
Dinner: Friday & Saturday: 2:45-10:00 pm
Dinner: Sunday 2:45 - 9:00 pm
Happy Hour: Monday-Friday 3pm-9pm
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Phone number
(310) 589-1007
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Enrico Glaudo
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Cross street
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Parking details
Fri-Sun $6 Valet
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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)

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Special events & promotions
Call our events department at 310-589-2027
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1094 People Are Saying
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4.5  based on recent ratings
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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3.0  Dined 4 days ago

Been waiting to try this spot for years. Finally pulled the trigger this Sunday and man was it packed! To be expected though, it was a gorgeous day at the beach.

Had a reservation so luckily didn't have to wait to be seated. The place was a little crammed but not a bother. We didn't get a window seat per request with the reservation but we could still get the view of the beach.

Service was fine, our server was good except I knew the moment we ordered and he didn't write any of it down that there would be some issues. We ordered the calamari to start which I have to admit was probably the best I've ever had. The pieces were thick and meaty and the marinara sauce seemed to be made in house which was excellent. As for entrees I ordered the Salmon Benedict with a side salad instead of hash-browns, manfriend ordered two eggs with chicken sausage and side of hash-browns, comes with toast as well. Also ordered a side of muffins.

We get our food, my dish comes out with two sides of hash-browns and no side salad. No muffins or toast ever come. The food tasted good except I wasn't a fan of the Salmon Benedict. The fish itself was tasty but the whole thing was wayyyy too smothered in Hollandaise sauce. Made the English muffin soggy and overpowered the taste of the fish.

Overall I'd say I would be back if the opportunity arose (with a reservation for sure) but I won't go out of my way. Some of the people who came without reservations were waiting 1hr+. Beautiful location with some good food, just made sure your server writes down your order and get ya sauces on the side.

vipDoodlebug (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

We loved our breakfast! Delicious food and gorgeous view. Highly recommend having breakfast lunch or dinner!

Networkthinking (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined 5 days ago

We always get the fish tacos and did not disappoint. The clam chowder is also very good. We also tried the burrata cheese and tomatoes and found that to be very good but the not sure the tomatoes were heirloom.

OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Had a nice quiet dinner, with some great fresh seafood and a nice cocktail

OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined 5 days ago

First time here and was a Friday night president's day weekend. So probably not representative of normal weekend. We had seafood plater and burrata tomato plate; everything was extremely fresh and good. Seemed like they only had one waitress for the entire restaurant. Saw her once maybe twice the entire meal.

OpenTable Diner 
3.0  Dined 5 days ago

Evening started off fine, service was a bit slow. Had reservations at 5pm.
My biggest complaint was that I literally had 4 bites of my food and asked for the rest to go and they only gave me part of my dinner. I ordered mussels and frites but when I got back home to Irvine I looked in my bad and .. no fries.. what????
I did have appetizers so that’s why I took my food home; not because it wasn’t yummy.
Just disappointed. Also the cocktail orders too about 10 minutes to 15 minutes every time we ordered not to happy about that either.

vipOpenTable Diner (Dallas)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Highly reccomend

vipCollin (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined 5 days ago

We have been here several times but this was the first time seated upstairs. It was great with terrific views. We enjoy lunch here every time we come.

toprater (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

The cottage-y ambiance reminds one of Nantucket-on-Zuma Beach. There’s noplace like it!

vipSteve (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Since we were married at The Sunset, we have Valentine's Day dinner there every year. But tradition alone isn't what brings us back. The food and drinks continue to be excellent, with interesting presentations being added every year. The view of course is amazing and we love getting there in time to have our margaritas while watching the sunset at the Sunset.

This year, the crab cakes were divine as usual -- the perfect combination of crispy outside and soft, warm inside. The spiny lobster salad was also excellent. My wife likes her filet mignon medium well, yet many restaurants apparently can't imagine anyone wanting a steak cooked that much and bring her a medium rare steak. The Sunset is creative yet takes direction well--her filet was cooked perfectly, exactly how she wanted it. My crab-stuff salmon was similarly cooked perfectly and was really tasty.

We were a little disappointed that the usual lava cake was not a dessert option this year, that is, until we tried the chocolate mousse. Never mind. This was the best chocolate mousse either of us had ever had.

Bravo to The Sunset for yet another perfect Valentine's dinner.

OpenTable Diner (Las Vegas)
3.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

Only negative is that we couldn’t get the desired view as requested but, overall the food was amazing and the service was okay.

OpenTable Diner (London)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

Our experience at the Sunset was fun and delicious. It definitely helped that we had booked through open table as the restaurant reserved us a GREAT table that otherwise we would have been waiting for a long time . The service was exceptional, fun loving and tip top!

vipMalibugirl (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

love the food and service but the noise is impossible !!! Also, they leave the windows open when it is cold so it is freezing in the restaurant.

OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on January 14, 2018

Our server was so attentive and they kept the hot rolls with butter coming! Couldn't have asked for a more enjoyable, rewarding experience. The food was delicious -- nothing out of this world, but really, really good.

Jlucre (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

Overall we had a great time on a beautiful Malibu day. The Sunset is blessed with an amazing beachside location, and they manage not to mess it up by providing a tasty meal in a clean, attractively appointed space, with decent service. Look forward to coming here again.

OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
3.0  Dined on January 5, 2018

I had the Fish Tacos,asked for not hot spicy. It could have had some sauce that was not spicy HOT. I found it very bland. For people that have pain when they have Spicy HOT food you should have some sauce that has flavor but not Spicy HOT.
I had to ask for water 4 times before it was served.

OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on January 1, 2018

Great food, amazing view, and great service. We had the breakfast burrito, the vanilla pancakes and the fried chicken sandwich. They were all soooooo yummy! Definitely going back for more!

Carymon (Central Coast)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

What a wonderful place, their staff were so happy and nice, very welcoming and great New Year's party. We had a great time for been our first visit. We definitely going back soon.The view was perfect dinner for our romantic dinner. Thank you

DebraHartsell (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

Over book tables but accommodated is upstairs. Turned out great.

abcproductions (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

Great time with family on New Year's Eve. The Sunset had a wonderful menu available for that day. We had Lobster Florentine, Filet Mignon, Scallops, Crabcakes, Chicken and more. Everything was fantastic. Price was a little steep but that's Malibu.