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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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http://www.thesunsetrestaurant.com/menu/dinner-menu

6800 Westward Beach Rd.
Malibu, CA 90265
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
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 & Saturda: 2:45-10:00 pm
Dinner: Sunday 2:45 - 9:00 pm
Happy Hour: Monday-Friday 3pm-9pm

Cross Street:
PCH

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(310) 589-1007

Website:
http://www.thesunsetrestaurant.com/

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.

Parking Details:
Fri-Sun $5 Valet

Executive Chef:
Edgar Ramos

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dancing, 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

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

Join us this New Year's Eve 2018 at The Sunset Restaurant
3 Course Prix Fixe Menu $95/pp+tax+gratuity
Seating at 8pm, DJ and Dancing starts at 9pm, Party Favours *Our Regular Menu is Not Available tonight-short A'La Carte version of the Prix Fixe Menu is available till 7pm-and All night at the Bar

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The Sunset Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

4.1

ambience

4.5

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (36)
Waterfront (36)
Good for a Date (25)
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Special Occasion (24)
Worth the Drive (24)
Casual (22)
Bar Seating (16)
Neighborhood Gem (16)
Romantic (16)
Good for Anniversaries (15)
Great for Lunch (14)
Good for Birthdays (14)
Fun (12)
Happy Hour (11)
People Watching (11)
Fit for Foodies (10)
Sunday Lunch (10)
Vibrant Bar Scene (9)
Cozy (8)
Creative Cuisine (7)
Hot Spot (7)
Great for Brunch (5)
Kid-friendly (5)
Comfort Food (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Notable Wine List (5)
Authentic (4)
Healthy (4)
Business Meals (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Seasonal (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Live Music (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Tapas (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Live Sports (1)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Quick Bite (1)
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined 3 days ago

This restaurant is delightful whenever I've had the opportunity to dine there! Nice ambiance, good food, good service and the view of the ocean is spectacular!

Tags: Comfort Food, Seasonal, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined 5 days ago

The view from this restaurant was unbelievable. Along with the view the food was amazing I will definitely be back her often with my girls .

Tags: Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Great for Brunch, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 11, 2017

This is a hidden gem. It is out of the way, but well worth the drive. The food is great, and the view is fabulous!

Tags: Authentic, Business Meals, Casual, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Such a hidden gem right on the beach! Best blueberry pancakes ever!

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 27, 2017

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:))

Tags: Cozy, Scenic View
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 27, 2017

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.

Tags: Casual, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Waterfront
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Pass. Ok view but way overpriced for bad food.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 23, 2017

The Sunset is one my favorite places to eat when I want to relax at ocean, but I was a little disappointed with the cuisine. The dishes could use a bit more seasoning. Although our server was good overall he wasn't as attentive as I had come to expect from previous visits. It's a great place to share a meal and a sunset.

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 (Denver)·Dined on October 21, 2017

The Sunset view was amazing dining upstairs.
Great service. Ok food.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 15, 2017

We went to The Sunset for the first time to celebrate my birthday. It is located right on the ocean and we were able to take a very nice walk on the beach before going to the restaurant. My son does not eat seafood and the available options were a bit limited. I ordered the shrimp/mushroom risotto which was very good. His spaghetti was okay but nothing special for $22. Overall we had a good time and I look forward to coming back for brunch sometime soon.

Tags: Scenic View, Waterfront, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

Great food and service, and watching the sunset while dining at The Sunset was a bonus!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (México)·Dined on October 13, 2017

It is great place, beautiful sunsets and views, the food is great. Very nicely presented.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 12, 2017

First time at The Sunset. Went for my husband's birthday. We wanted to have lunch overlooking the ocean. This place is a gem! It's on a side street off PCH, right near Zuma beach (Pointe Dume). The food is great, as was the service. The view was gorgeous. We got lucky...the weather was beautiful. After lunch we sat outside the restaurant on the two Adirondack chairs just watching the ocean. Simply perfect!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Fun, Special Occasion, Waterfront
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

This is my favorite feel good restaurant! The food is great! The service is great! And the ocean gives you a wonderful show every Time!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Waterfront
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Worst service ever. Nice waiter. But had to constantly ask for our waiter and ask for water. The food was sub par and they messed up a ton of our food. Not good.

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 (Houston)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Coincidentally we ate at The Sunset at sunset and the views are spectacular. The ambiance was incredible. Probably the most comfortable dinner chairs that I have ever sat in. We were in a room upstairs that was quiet and had big windows with views of the ocean and a nice breeze blowing through. Our waiter was great and made some excellent drink and wine recommendations based on the specials and what we were ordering. The food came out pretty quickly and was delicious. You can't go wrong with any of the seafood there. We got the Cioppino, bacon wrapped Salmon, and the seafood spaghetti. All of which were delicious. I would go back the next time I am in Malibu.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Waterfront
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Great location! steps away from the beach. Food was priced correctly, drinks however were on the higher side. The food was very good.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Seated 25 minutes later than our 7pm appointment. Nice waiting area however, so could have been worse. Food was just ok (black cod, NY steak just so-so.). Beautiful view, nice staff. Just an odd thing to mention, however it makes a difference with respect to the dining experience....one of the staff people smelled bad, meaning this gentlemen needed deodorant. Pointing this out because it was quite noticeable to all of us at the table. Takes a bit off of the evening.

Tags: Waterfront
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Very good location, very good food, tad overpriced but its cool. At times Service could feel impersonal and and distant. But overall service was good and fast which im ok with. Good location for dates, hang outs and etc.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 15, 2017

We had great food and a very attentive server! We asked to be seated upstairs thinking it would be a bit quieter but it seems everyone else wanted it too. A bit noisier than we had planned but still a lovely evening.

Tags: Waterfront, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 11, 2017

The Sunset seated my husband and I upstairs at a window table.The view of the Ocean was amazing. The sunset would also have been amazing to view from that table but the sky was too overcast that night and we couldn't see the sunset.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Scenic View, Cozy, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Met some good friends for dinner~ yummy oysters and shrimp to start and then we had branzino, seafood tacos, clam chowder, and a hamburger..all was great.
Service was slow, we weren't in a hurry, but we had to flag down our server to order, etc.
We WILL go back!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Romantic, Scenic View
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 10, 2017

We have eaten here several times and it never disappoints. The downstairs is a little loud at night so we prefer to sit upstairs. Food tasty and plentiful. The ocean views gorgeous. Our server was very attentive.

Tags: Happy Hour, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Good food, scenic view, good wine. But very noisy, consequently had a good vibe. We had a corner table upstairs so we're very happy.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Local Ingredients, Happy Hour, People Watching, Authentic, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Kid-friendly, Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Waterfront
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 4, 2017

Waited an hour and a half for our dinner, sparse portions and presentation, disorganized staff, tables dirty. Service was underwhelming, I could go on....

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Omar, our server, was Amazing!! We eat at Sunset Restaurant often & love it for the view of Zuma Beach, great service & the ambiance!! They have a new chef & the fish tacos were spectacular!!! Can't wait to go back & try some other items on the menu!!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Very close to the beach, ideal to watch sunset, the place is full of life, people come to see and be seen, a mixed crowd of seniors and almost seniors in the restaurant, a bit younger around the bar perhaps... this place is not for kids, it is loud and fast, staff is busy.
The food is quiet nicer than one might expect for a beach bar, the clam chowder is one of the best I had with lots of clam. Salad are nicely made, creative , calamari were deep fried in a clean and new oil and deserts are decent.
Drinks are perhaps a bit the week point, cocktails nowadays are fantastic almost everywhere. You should send your barperson back to school...

Tags: Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Scenic View, Casual, Fun
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·Dined on September 1, 2017

I will make the long drive from Burbank to Sunset any day. They have great food and the view is out of this world.

Tags: Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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 (London)·Dined on August 28, 2017

Great setting on a gorgeous beach. Food casual and delicious.

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Waterfront
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on August 27, 2017

We love going here on our way to LAX to catch the red eye to Boston! Great views of the ocean and the food is very good!

Tags: Authentic, Casual, People Watching
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on August 26, 2017

I had the ribeye. It was a little bland and just not anything spectacular, especially for the price. The view was amazing and I would give the staff high marks. My waiter did disappear for about 20 minutes just prior to me being ready to leave so that threw off my times. Not a terrible experience by any means, but for the price, I expected a little more.

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 (Tahoe)·Dined on August 26, 2017

One of my favorite restaurants in Malibu.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on August 25, 2017

The food was great and the service was great. We got there about 20 minutes before they stop serving the brunch ,a friend walked up to the window and we started talking with her seeing as how we are from Florida and she hadn't seen this in years we talked for about 40 minutes. I walked up to the waitress and said is it too late to eat and she said no you'll just have to eat off the dinner menu I think maybe they could've made an adjustment and given us the brunch menu as we order the exact same things off the dinner menu at a higher price. We thought that was a little chumpy.

Tags: People Watching, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Waterfront, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Fun
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 24, 2017

I recommend The Sunset, for it's location; the view and proximity to the ocean as well as the friendly environment. It is casual, at least for lunch. But it's great for any time of the day, really. I would definitely go back. Just one thing to mention is that the french fries could improve; they were a little underdone!

Tags: Scenic View, Great for Lunch, Waterfront, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 23, 2017

I refuse to review this restaurant because I don't want more people to want to come here. If everyone knew how perfect the location, how good the ambiance, how amazing the view of the Pacific, and how delicious the food, it would become an impossible reservation. And I don't want to do that, we want this to be available and affordable for us for years to come. So no, I will not give you a review of The Sunset.

Tags: Fun, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Casual, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 20, 2017

I've been to this restaurant as a musician playing for special events but never dined here and was always taken with the location and the nice private party room. So when my family asked where I wanted to go for my birthday, The Sunset came to mind. Well, it was basically a nightmare and was so disappointed and depressed after spending over $200 for a bad experience. Here's why: I made my reservation through open table and picked the 8:00pm slot. Their slots are 15 minutes apart and they only hold them for 15 minutes past your reservation. We made sure we got there early and when we arrived at 7:45 it was JAMMED with people! The hostesses said they were running "behind" and would be ready to seat us at 8:15. 9:00 pm we still weren't seated and starving so we ordered pricy appetizers at the extremely noisy bar area fighting for a seat and watching(appropriately) a boxing match on 3 tv's! Had 2 champagne cocktails to make it through. Good news was my drinks and the calamari were really good and our server was great. Finally after 9 we got seated. Why'd they accept close reservations if they couldn't turn the tables? We weren't the only ones-many patrons waited more than an hour. Got seated at a table where the AC was blasting, and as this was a chilly night, we asked to have it turned off since we were freezing; had overhead fans too. Took 15 minutes and 5 people to get it done. Our mood was sour but we ordered and the food came out in 10minutes!! Makes me wonder why we had to wait. But the food was good and the waitress tried hard but nothing could make up for this bad service. Final blow: when she brought out a bowl of ice cream with a candle and sang a sad happy birthday. Is this chuck e. cheese and I'm 6 years old? Plus, I'm lactose intolerant and couldn't even eat it. The pear tart I ordered came out burnt but she took it off the bill. Left with heavy hearts and guess what? The room was half empty with lots of tables open. Will not come back unless I'm paid.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Love this spot but this visit we had an issue with service. It was a busy Sat night but we had no one come over to our table for 40 min after being seated.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on August 16, 2017

We enjoyed our visit to this beachside restaurant in Malibu. The ambience is a mix of casual and elegant with friendly service. The food is fresh and tasty, if a little over-priced. Try the fish tacos and carrot cake. Reserve to get a window seat with a superb ocean view.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Romantic, Scenic View
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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 14, 2017

Breathtaking view, incredible sunset, delicious food, and outstanding service!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, People Watching, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Disabled Access, Happy Hour, Organic, Hot Spot, Good for a Date
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Food was great, view was terrific, had a great dinner, as good as the time prior, that tells me a lot about a restaurant, consistent on the food (except they need to clean the vent on their split system upstairs, that thing goes on and there will be dirt everywhere!)

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Live Music, Hot Spot, Cozy, Casual, Waterfront, Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Fun, Fit for Foodies
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