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The Sunset Restaurant

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$$ - $$$
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6800 Westward Beach Rd, Malibu, CA 90265-4166 (PCH)
+1 310-589-1007
12:00 - 21:00
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Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 12:00 - 21:00
Fri 12:00 - 22:00
Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Los Angeles
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68 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The appetizer Calamari was fresh and tasty. I had the Linguini with Clams which was good. I asked for some parmesan cheese but never got any. My daughter had the White Trout - OK, a little over cooked and on the dry side. My other daughter has the Spaghetti Bolognese which she liked. Got the Clam Chowder - had no... More 

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West Chester, OH
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168 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had an amazing lunch at The Sunset Restaurant after hiking in the Topanga State Park. The restaurant is situated on the Westward Beach in Malibu. All of the lunch dining was on the indoor/outdoor patio with sweeping views of the beach and ocean. The view alone would have been sufficient, but our food was spectacular too! Be sure to... More 

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Four of us visited for lunch; oysters, calamari, lobster & crab linguini........ everything we had was excellent. Highly recommend

Thank cutebluekitty
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113 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The view of the sunset was gorgeous from this restaurant. The food wasn't super great but it wasn't bad. The view def makes up for any imperfections in the food.

Thank TerryEgan
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52 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Right by the beach, the restaurant has a great location and even better food. We arrived as a family of 3 slightly earlier than our reservation, but this was no problem and we were seated at a table by the window. The food was excellent - the salmon I had was one of the tastiest meals I've had in the... More 

Thank Cooper216
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317 reviews
179 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was our first visit on the way back from Santa Barbara. We arrived around 5.30 and were seated next to the window which was great. We saw several dolphins and also a whale in the distance. Amazing views. Food was great, with plenty of seafood. I had the special which was lovely.

Thank JC00000
Columbia, Missouri
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85 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were really happy with our choice to go here for lunch. The location is literally right on Zuma beach, not far from Malibu. The restaurant was clean and welcoming. The food was fantastic. We had two types of oysters, clam chowder and Ahi Tuna Tartar. All were spectacular, my favorite was the oysters. We spent quite awhile watching surfers... More 

Thank Chris A
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Location location location! Great view of the beach combined with amazing seafood. I had the best risotto in California. My family really enjoyed the fish tacos, seafood linguini, and the roasted cauliflower. We also had some really great cocktails with this lunch. I HIGHLY recommend the food here. You won't be disappointed!

Thank Jorge F
Malibu, California
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54 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

For a quick bite and an ocean view, its fine but gone are the days when they had an amazing chef (he moved to Rhode Island to open his own place) and his helpers were put in place. Nothing new and nothing fantastic. Ho hum...just when you think Malibu has finally put food as a priority..and then it is not.

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Albany, NY
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445 reviews
235 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

We stopped in on a Saturday afternoon just randomly. we're not from the area and we're just passing by on the PCH. And we were glad we did. My wife and I sat at the bar and ordered drinks. The bartenders at The Sunset are true artists and they clearly take pride in their mixology. Servers were friendly and the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$40
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, View, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6800 Westward Beach Rd, Malibu, CA 90265-4166
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Malibu>  > Malibu
  • Neighbourhood: Malibu
  • Phone Number: +1 310-589-1007
The Sunset Restaurant is a lovely getaway from the hustle of life. Let our staff whisk you away on a culinary journey you are sure to enjoy.

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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