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The Sunset Restaurant

6800 Westward Beach Rd, Malibu, CA 90265-4166
+1 310-589-1007
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good44%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“fish tacos” (24 reviews)
“langostinos” (3 reviews)
“risotto” (11 reviews)
Closes in 8 min
11:00 - 22:00All hours
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
6800 Westward Beach Rd, Malibu, CA 90265-4166
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Reviewed 23 August 2016

Although its address is Malibu, this restaurant is at Zuma Beach, at the end of the free parking area. It offers valet parking for patrons for $5 compared to $10 to park 100 yards further along Westward Beach road. We were lucky to be just...More

1  Thank jmeem42016
Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is on the "feeder" road of the beach. The people are very nice and welcoming. The service though is incredibly slow. It took 2 1/2 hours to serve a group of 8. The food was typical beach food- fried, greasy, obviously came frozen...More

Franco S, General Manager at The Sunset Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2016

Dear NAJCSZ, I'm sorry that you had a bad experience. We would like to get a second chance to prove to you that we can do a great job taking care of you. We want to clarify that we don't buy frozen foods and that...More

Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

Great view and parking, but the guest experience didn't match the gorgeous view. Long wait for water refill, or even picking the bill. Manager was really friendly, food was good. But not a complete experience.

Thank ducatista79
Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

We had a beet salad & fish and chips. The salad was ok, not much leaves in it to call it a salad but was a nice snack. The fish was really good- nice crispy batter and good size portion. Pretty busy place but served...More

Thank SballNewry
Reviewed 7 August 2016

Took my wife on a romantic date here last night. They have types of martinis I had never tried. The Spicy Grapefruit Margarita was delicious. The service was top notch. The oysters are very fresh. I wish they would have had saltines crackers to go...More

Thank Qbert33
Reviewed 31 July 2016

The best part about the restaurant is the view. They have two stories and it sits right across from the beach. The food was a bit pricey but it's expected due to the location. Overall the meal was average but the waitress and staff were...More

Thank Justravelin86
Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

Great location and good service. The food is so so. My fish tacos were blah. But the view and a glass of wine make it worth it, especially if you come early to get a seating with the beach and sunset view.

Thank Marriedwchildrn
Reviewed 20 July 2016

I held a Rehearsal Dinner for 50 for my son and finance. Mindy at The Sunset went above and beyond! The service was excellent, they were extremely organized and set up the room/patio exactly as I requested, including my decorations. I had to coordinate the...More

Thank Janet J
Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

Make sure you visit this adorable, quaint restaurant. Right (literally) on the Malibu beach. They were taping housewives outside our window. Saw Nick Nolte when we were leaving. Many stars visit this location, but everyone is cool in Malibu and does not bother them. Food...More

Thank hillary210
Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

This place only gets stars for location. I can't believe that people in Malibu actually eat here. We arrived and I had to get out of the car to call the valet over. Then our table wasn't ready for our 8:30 pm reservation. They sent...More

1  Thank aukalou
The Malibu coastline is like a chameleon. In some
areas it resembles the French Riviera with its lush,
green hillsides descending into crescent-shaped
shorelines. In others, it feels 100% Southern
Californian with beaches wide and flat as a football
field, and often crowded with beach-goers lounging on
towels and playing volleyball. Other coastlines still
feel secluded, tucked under tall cliffs and dotted
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
what is the closest hotel?
19 July 2016|
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Response from Barry H | Reviewed this property |
Hi there, the closest hotel is the Malibu Country Inn, where we stayed. it is approx 30 minutes walk but is also accessible by car.
Lois L
Does Sunset do take-out!
18 April 2016|
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Response from Drew M | Reviewed this property |
Not sure, but the right amount of money usually secures most things!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$40
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly
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
  • E-mail
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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