Malibu >Food & Dining > Sunset Restaurant & Beach
6800 Westward Beach Rd, Malibu, CA | Directions 9026534.006744 -118.812977
Tue - Fri, 5pm - 10pm; Sat, 11am - 10pm; Sun, 11am - 9pm; Mon, closed
Neighborhoods: Central Malibu
One of Malibu's Most Underrated Gems – I have eaten here about 6 times over the last few years since it became The Sunset after being the horrible Grey Whale. The food is always incredibly delicious and well-prepared, the staff is always warm and friendly, and I have never been disappointed. I highly recommend the Fijian Escolar (whenever they have it) and the Lava Cake is to die for. To be fair, I have never had a bad appetizer or entree at this restaurant. Sooo yummy! I recommend coming to The Sunset for dinner or brunch, especially on non-holidays. While there are often weddings on the weekends that take up the entire bottom floor of the restaurant, diners are generally seated in the upper dining room which is very peaceful, has great ocean views, and is quite romantic. The only weird thing about the venue is that you have to take an elevator to get upstairs and the only bathrooms are downstairs. Also, some of the local regulars can be a little "different", but who cares! Malibu is full of characters.
don't go here ... terrible service terrible food – we made reservations here for new years eve, thinking this was a classy, four star restaurant, and that it would be a nice place to eat for this special occasion - it was a massive disappointment, to put it mildly. the service was HORRIBLE, it was every 20 minutes before the waitress came around, the first 2 courses we received were poor quality, little taste, just crappy food overall. the main course, 3 of us ordered the filet, they all came out rare, not what any of us ordered, and none of the food was warm, let alone hot. i would never go here again, let alone recommend it to anyone. do yourself a favor and don't spend your money here.
busy, but not noisy-GREAT FOOD & SERVICE...VALET & INCREDIBLE SUNSET! WELL PRICED. – We celebrated our 3 husband b-days last nite & had the most fun evening. Drove over Malibu Cyn. from Calabasas. Sunset offered us a beautiful, romantic location, round table by the window & sunset, (7:30 ish) Warm, friendly, accomodating service. They had very ample cocktails (martini's & belini's. The appetizers & dinners were excellent. We had one of the specials, a swordfish w/ salsa toping & fresh veggies beneath. Yummy mussel appetizer & indiv.flowerless choc. cakes w/ candles for each guy for dessert.
When we drove up, it was extremely crowded out side & we soon saw a wedding party & a large group going to have dinner inside & downstairs. They took the 6 of us up an elevator (need decorating) to a top floor diningrm. The wedding party never interupted our great service.
Perfect Place to Take Visitors from Out of Town – The view is absolutely stunning. The food is very, very good. The only cons are that people come in right off the beach, so there are some scruffy people in shorts and flip-flops amongst the dressed-up couples. There is also a very strange bar scene downstairs. But the upstairs dining room is lovely, and you can watch dolphins jump out of the water while the sun sets over the ocean. I took my parents from Pennsylvania there, and they were thoroughly impressed.
Awful restuarant - Nice sunset. – Although the Sunset was great the resturant which I'd been to several times was consistently inconsistent- The food cold, the servers sometimes nice sometimes miserable- The drinks good sometimes terrible other times. The Owners seem to be nonchalant and somewhat rude. It's too bad- this could be a great place.
Great views – Good food, great views, romance everywhere. Diffently worth the drive.
Comfy spot! – I've gone for brunch on weekends and weeknight dinners. Everyone is friendly and nice, but stick to the basics when it comes to the food. The bar is a great place to watch the sunset and there is also a perfect room for parties.
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