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About The Sunset
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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Malibu, CA 90265
Contemporary American, Seafood, Global, International
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
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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)
Fri-Sun $6 Valet
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
Special Events & Promotions:
Call our events department at 310-589-2027
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The Sunset Ratings and Reviews
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
My husband and I ate here for his birthday dinner. Service was great - food was awesome! Oh...the VIEW!!!! What an AMAZING VIEW of the ocean! There was a sunset wedding going on right across the street - it was a beautiful ceremony to witness. We will be back for sure!
The Sunset would get 10 stars for its view of the ocean and sunset. We went there after picking my son up at the airport for a welcome home late lunch. Service was accommodating and fine, although we had to request removal of a double charge for a latte on the bill. The bread basket had good, warm sourdough rolls. My son ordered the Scottish salmon and I tasted it. The presentation was very nice and the slab of salmon with seared skin was thick and appetizing. The salmon was very tasty and my son raved about his choice. My mother and I had fish and chips, which is made with red snapper. I ordered it because it was described as tempura coating. Well, maybe, but the coating was doughy, thick and not crispy. The fish was fine. The chips were those tiny little thin sticks and were also not crisp, not tasty and not even very hot. Wine by the glass was fine. We shared a piece of carrot cake that was good, not too sweet. So, I will return to this restaurant for the location and view but will be choosing other dishes to try. I want to love the food as much as the view!
The Sunset Restaurant had a great beach vibe and incredible seafood. We dined there with friends the past two weekends and everyone raved about their meal and we enjoyed the nice setting. We started off with cocktails and calamari. then had salads, followed by the main course. The mussels in tomato broth were to die for- truly the best mussels I have ever had. My husband had the seafood risotto and really liked the variety of seafood in the dish. One friend had the linguini and clams- which had so many clams and was quite tasty. We enjoyed the catch of the day on both occasions as well. Hats off to the chef! We will be back!
Beautiful ambiance. The reason for 4 stars instead of 5 in the food category is because the Risotto needed to be cooked longer. It was still watery. I was with my family and did not was to upset the flow of the dinner, so I did not send it back as I should have , so I did eat some, but did not enjoy. If they cannot prepare a risotto correctly, I would advise to remove from menu. Thank you:))
The Sunset is the perfect place for a healthy dinner that sits right across from Zuma Beach. My wife and I spent 15 minutes at the beach before dinner and went for a sunset walk by the water right after. We enjoyed the Lobster Roll w/fries and Lobster Linguine for dinner. Both dishes had fresh lobster that tasted wonderful. The service was good and attentive. The location was outstanding. This is a great casual spot (that's a bit pricey) to take friends who want to dine near the water.
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