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The Sunset

4.5
1983 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
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
What 1983 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.5based on recent ratings
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food
4.2
service
4.6
ambience
4.1
value
Noise · Moderate
86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipNadiaA
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Everything is fine the service is a little slow it took a long time to get our food but other than that everything was OK.

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Cece
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience5

Upstairs dining - great ambiance and loved our window table! Service, however, was slow and not attentive. Had to ask for everything. Providing warm bread on the table, especially during dinner hours, would go a long way!

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vipRichardL
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Eat here often. This time they messed up the order so that my food came out, my wife's was sent back and didn't arrive again until I was finished. Big bummer. Honestly they should have comped her meal but they just gave her a glass of wine for waiting.

Food this time was so so.

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Raboon
Los Angeles
36 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super people working there to make our experience beyond pleasurable. Love the place and setting is killer. Shhhhh! Don’t tell!❤️

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Grilled Octopus, Fish Tacos, Allegria Salad...all amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Hamachi was not fresh. Shrimp in the seafood salad was not fresh. ahi tuna tasted store bought and low grade. Lots of sauces used to mask the lack of quality of the seafood. Disappointing for such a great location. Wouldn't return for food, but maybe a drink although overpriced.

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SidM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Nice spot with ocean views. Street in front is busy but iconic spot in “The Bu”.

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Karen
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The view from the upstairs is amazing, I ordered the fish tacos and clam chowder both were delicious. This is our new spot for beach food.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience4

The first pleasant thing is my waiter, a nice guy, and second one is the view. The host whoever answered the phone was extremely RUDE. Food is fast and over average.

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vipDuecavalli
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great place to go. Cannot beat the view.

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MarkW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

try the tables upstairs...spectacular view of the sand/ocean just across the street.

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Spudboy
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We first came to this restaurant in 2008 as our friends held their wedding reception there. The food is always great and they find very creative and flavorful new items to put on the menu. The wait staff is always very helpful and quite excellent at their job. The valet parking is awesome. But one of the best features is the view from the second floor. I highly recommend this dining experience, but be prepared to pay Malibu prices.

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Nathalie
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2food2service1ambience3

I enjoyed the atmosphere and ambience. Unfortunately it was too busy, and the service was a bit slow, and dis-organized. The waiter disappeared several times and we had to ask bus boys for bread, refills, etc. The quality of food was mediocre for the prices. However, on a good note it is a great spot near the beach and beautiful views. I went here last year for my Birthday, and it was a whole different experience, and restaurant was not so casual. I think they may have a new owner perhaps. They use to have a great Happy Hour in the bar area, which is not available yet. I was overall a bit disappointed with everything, and expected the same as last year I went for my Birthday.

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MarkR
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great view, very good food, such a friendly staff including the valets.
They all made the evening great!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Love this spot!!

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WaterfrontBrunchCouple
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

First time here and we will come back for sure but we feel it’s important to note both the good & a couple that can easily be rectified. The ladies at the hostess stand had wonderful, welcoming attitude, they acknowledged the table request noted on the reservation, our server was polite, the wine took a while to get to my husband (heard our server explaining to the other table that their bartender is a bit behind), our food got to us after following up with our server who surprisingly, did not seem to have wondered why the 2 tables who got there after us (one table with 4ppl even) got their food way ahead of us. We didn’t fuss - no need , we were enjoying such beautiful day at the beach. Noticed that the menu pricing was higher than what’s online - inflation, quite sure. Manager came to each table to greet guests which is always a plus - professional, sincere & very pleasant. Valet guys were terrific- efficient, polite, happy & caring. They welcomed us with sincere smile as we arrived and stopped traffic to make sure we got out safely. All in all, good-positive attitude wins for us. My husband happily gave good tips to our server and valet. Thank you and hope our review helps.

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vipYani444
Los Angeles
25 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience4

We waited for a while to get our entrées and when they finally arrived The pasta was almost room temperature and my I hate tuna with brussels sprouts were faceless that I hate tuna was cold and it took a while to get on one of the waiters attention they get back they didn’t even ask if we wanted a replacement so we also had a way to re-order another dish overalls a lot of waiting they reheat a display but when they delivered another been reheated the tuna was bland

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McG1
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I don't know where the valet put all those cars, but he did it!!

they booked more tables than the kitchen could handle, hope it does not get worse with wider opening tomorrow.

All the staff is first rate and the food is great.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was very attentive and fun. The food came out at a great pace and was very yummy. My boyfriend and I went to celebrate our anniversary and we’ll definitely be returning

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vipLisaL
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great spot! Beautiful beach views, good service and great food. Will definitely be back!

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Laura0607
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Had a great experience at The Sunset. Food was top notch. Nice atmosphere.

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Maryam
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

This place used to be special and now it’s like poorly run cafeteria. Quite a shame, really.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Great location with good food. Ambiance a bit underwhelming.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

My bf and I were so excited to go there. We were celebrating a special night. We were seated by the bar, which was exactly what we wanted. No one helped us. We had to get up and go ask someone for menus, get up and go find someone to take our food and drink order after sitting for nearly 30 minutes. We ordered the large seafood tower (the most expensive thing on the menu) and it came out thrown together and the seafood was inedible, not fresh by any means and dishes were missing. We each ate one oyster, one shrimp, a piece of ceviche and a scallop and more than 95% of the seafood platter was untouched. We never complain or send food back. After the food was dropped off no one came back to our table. We had to get up go to the bar, give the bartender our cc and ask him to close out. No one even noticed that we barely touched the food.

We overheard the manager who I think was also acting as the hostess comp 4 group’s drinks and food and give her contact information to another group to comp their next meal because so many people were unhappy and upset. We felt so bad so we didn’t complain.

We still paid full price and left a tip because we understand there are growing pains coming back from covid, but it was a horrible experience for what was supposed to be a very special night.

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WhitW
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great evening for our 25th Wedding anniversary. Was a little loud but overall it was great!

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience3

Bed service, drinks came after we were done with our food.

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designguy625
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

beautiful beach setting
wish the menu was a bit larger with more fresh fish options
staff was great

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vipFoodiebu
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience2

we are locals and regulars. the service has disintegrated.
Food was fair.
menu very reduced.
sad. because they have a captive audience so they no longer need to try.

LK
vipLindaK
Central Coast
36 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service, great food… great view

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vipharoldw
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Tuna tartare was great. Burrata was great, except tomatoes were hard. Great Ambience.

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stacim
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

You can’t beat the location. It’s a hidden gem. I got the Tuna Tartare it was delicious and the presentation was beautiful. Another friend got the Salmon Benedict and it was good. 2 friends got the salad and they were just ok. We all agreed it’s not a salad place and would definitely go back.

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DonnaW
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The employees here are so amazing. The way the took care of our table of 9 was just so accommodating. From getting an extra chair to accommodate my little one that I didn’t account for, moving an umbrella to shade the baby, and to constant coffee and water refills they were so wonderful and made our visit with kids easy. The food was also amazing but that’s expected bc I’m a return costumer and it is always very tasty. This place is right where you park for the beach too so location is perfect before or after a nice beach day!

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MarkD
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place with great food and a killer view. Highly recommend to grab food and watch the sunset.

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johng
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Waiter was very friendly but the food was not anything to brag about
Ordered the Big Platter which was missing the Ahi Tuna tartar, the scallops were ok but oysters were not fresh at all.

RP
RochelleP
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

It was cold outside, not the same ambiance as the old days but still had a good time.

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NeilK
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Little pricey but the location and staff were excellent. The food was quite good as well. Will definitely go back again.

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aflo
London
2 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service. Armando took care of us. He was very accommodating. The food was good. View of the beach was nice.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a lovely lunch. We were seated right away. Our food was delivered fresh and hot. The staff was very friendly, courteous and attentive. Kudos to the valet staff. I was cutoff while waiting in line to have my car parked and the valet witnessed the entire ordeal and respectfully responded and handled it in a very professional manner. I love this restaurant

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vip1vipeater
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always however check in at the front door was a bit of a process, only down fault. Great food, service and amazing views.

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 1983 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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