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The Sunset

4.6
2302 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.

Offers

  • Come watch the sunset 365 days a year

    Oct 19, 2021 - Apr 7, 2022

    Sun 3:00 PM - 8:30 PM, Mon - Thu 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM, 3:00 PM - 8:30 PM, Fri 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM, 3:00 PM - 9:00 PM

    Come watch the sunset at The Sunset Restaurant Malibu and get a free glass of Happy Hour wine with your meal if you mention Open Table. You will be mesmerized by our sunsets, dolphins and if we’re lucky whales sightings.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser 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
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
What 2302 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.4
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4.6
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4.2
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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall2food3service2ambience1

This restaurant downgraded recently. They used to have more good wine selections and services for customers desired but no more. We ordered some to go menus but those were too small portions like somebody’s left over. Also too pricy it may be for only their view.

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DavidS
Austin
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience5

The sound of the surf while dining is magnificent.

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vipRachel
Montreal
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good restaurant with a great sunset view. Friendly and courteous staff, excellent service.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2022
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Horrible service! Walked out 50 mins in because our server was totally ignoring us.

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Jeanette
Palm Springs
13 reviews
Dined on 8 January 2022
Overall3food3service5ambience3

First time we’ve been back to The Sunset since the pandemic started. Lots of additional seating space outside or open window indoor seating. We enjoyed our evening, the staff is always incredibly nice :) great cocktails, food was good and beautiful sunset,

Inside decor of the restaurant is a little disappointing. After the sunsets the restaurant is not as nice as it could be. Felt more like fast food restaurant seating. It would be so lovely to Add some nice decorations. Put candles on the tables, nice lighting. Make it romantic and cozy.

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vipWalterL
Las Vegas
30 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The shellfish platter was amazing. The clam chowder was delicious.

MC
vipMariaC
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2022
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Yummy food great ambiance overlooking ocean

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vipjayhawk
Central Coast
7 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place. Casual but outstanding food and wonderful view. One of our favorites.

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viporiginalin
Los Angeles
41 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience4

went for sunday brunch. everything we had was excellent; bloody mary’s, eggs benedict, lox and bagel plate, raw oysters. sat outdoors. service was very good as well. it was a bit chilly around noon. highly recommended!

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RONALDW
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2022
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The Sunset is always an enjoyable restaurant for a Sunday brunch or any other meal time. The ambience, food and service is always top-notch. The only critique that I would like to share with the Sunset is for them to begin to focus more on having really good cocktails vs the fairly pedestrian cocktail menu that currently exist. Other than that, the Sunset is one of my favorite restaurants in Malibu.

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PixieLee
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 1 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this restaurant!
The food was really good, the atmosphere was nice. We got a seat upstairs with a view of the sunset. It took about 40mins to be seated even after having a reservation, which was okay since valet parking took a while because the place was packed.
A reservation is needed. The staff was super friendly despite the rush. We would definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on 1 January 2022
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was great. Service was great.

CM
vipCzarMe
Los Angeles
47 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

We love this restaurant but the New Years Eve menu seemed blah. Our crab cake appetizer was small. My steak was ordered at Medium Rare but came out medium to almost medium well. Our server and staff were all nice and great but after spending over $300 for an okay meal, we walked away disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Great food, drinks were good, service a little slow

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience5

It took them 45 mins to bring my card back very slow service. Horrible experience

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Love
New England
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is superb. Service is ok; one waiter is in charge of so many tables so he was very slow.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 26 December 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

They were a little overwhelmed so the service was slow, but the food was great and the server was very pleasant and trying their best to keep up with the crowded restaurant. Amazing views.

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nadiah
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on 26 December 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Usually love The Sunset and have been going there for many years. Made a reservation ahead of time, requested outside seating and there were tables open, but was seated in the outside tent area which looked and felt run down.

We didn’t request alternative seating as we could see the restaurant was short staffed and everyone was super busy. We saw the manager pitching in moving tables and sweeping the floor - clearly all hands on deck. The food was good, but we were seated by a large party and the noise in the tent was very loud. Disappointed with this last experience considering we had made a reservation. Will go back because the food is consistently good.

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Lainy
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on 26 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful staff, beautiful view, and delicious food!

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Leo23
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 26 December 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great Place. Easy Parking. Delicious food and Scenery

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Mingo
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Fabulous tuna tar tar. And had the chopped zuma salad with salmon...absolutely amazing....

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Althea
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The Sunset restaurant was very nice, had very friendly staff and the proximity to the beach couldn't have been better! I was there for lunch and would love to go back for Sunset.

ML
MaryLAX
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was lovely. Attentive & positive. Good food. Had a mixture of brunch & their regular menu. Eggs Benedict was spot on, good potatoes, calamari cooked just right, French toast was amazing. Good Bloody Mary too. So you can’t go wrong with the location. It’s a the beach! We sat outside in their sandy outdoor dining area and it was wonderful!

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vipWinEatsandBeaTS
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Came here for brunch on a gorgeous Sunday. Breathtaking views from upstairs. Our seasoned server made excellent recs, from the wagyu meatballs to the vanilla pancakes to lobster tacos. My DD loved the salmon and lox bagels.

Uber Black picked up us within minutes to take us to LAX.

Perfect weekend getaway with the fam after staying at Calamigos

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OpenTable Diner
Little Rock
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it! Such a beautiful location and equally beautiful restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

10/10 would recommend and will return

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vipAwesoooome
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Brunch in Malibu! First choice for us every time! AND best happy hour ever during the week! 3PM til closing! Great atmosphere anytime!

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SpaghettiWestern
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful spot, good seafood and steak with a nice Italian slant. Good portions, attentive staff. They opened at noon which was fine. Can’t wait to go back again and try more menu items.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

We had a great time at Sunset restaurant. The food and service were great. We sat in the the larger middle enclosed room, next to the outdoor section. It doesn’t have an intimate feel but was ok. The food was delicious. Overall it was a great experience.

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RafaelF
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Food was good, felt it was a little over priced. Could be dolue to location.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Tuesday night in Winter…understaffed…poor lighting and no ambiiance…expansion tented area needs a lot of work to be a fun spot on a quiet night… I’m a local who took some out of town friends and it was sad

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vipDina
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on 1 December 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

My favorite restaurant on the beach. Always a very Friendly and excellent service with the best view!

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LisaP
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Last night of our vacation. We arrived at 4:15 and ate outside to watch the sunset.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tourist
Zuma highlight at SUNSET

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LorraineM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love your restaurant! You are a must see when we have out of town guest!

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viptvkyum
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious lobster tacos. A great brunch location and menu. Will definitely do it again soon.

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Sara
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we were seated at the window, and all thr cars for valet pull up front, and the expensive sports cards can be very loud. Also, a mercedes benz g class alarm kept going off. that was unpleasant.

the food was good, i had the fish tacos and shrimp cocktail, but the absolute highlight of the brunch was the pistachio tres leches. it was divine.

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vipParetta
Los Angeles
25 reviews
Dined on 27 November 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

A fun place with passable food. Great service and the absolute best thing about it is that it is on the beach. You can hear the surf while you are dining. Who could ask for more?

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vipRicardo
Los Angeles
29 reviews
Dined on 27 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great service. Even greater location.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on 27 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service, ambiance!!

FAQs

The Sunset does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. The Sunset also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (310) 589-1007.

The Sunset is rated 4.6 stars by 2302 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 bookings at the moment.

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