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4 Top Upscale Restaurants in Malibu, California

A symphony of taste and luxury

 Natalie Kowalewski
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4 Top Upscale Restaurants in Malibu, California

Experience the epitome of gourmet dining in Malibu, where culinary artistry meets luxurious ambiance. Immerse yourself in a world of sophisticated flavors, breathtaking views, and impeccable service as you discover the hidden gems of upscale dining destinations in this coastal paradise.

While you're staying at Wander Malibu Beach, be sure to visit at least one from our lists to make your trip more memorable!

Moonshadows Malibu

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  • Distance from Wander Malibu Beach: 1.5 miles 

  • Location: 20356 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, CA 90265

  • Hours: 11AM-11PM Saturday; 11AM-10PM Sunday; 11:30AM-10PM Monday-Thursday; 11:30AM-11PM Friday 

  • Phone: (310) 456-3010

  • Website: https://moonshadowsmalibu.com/ 

Moonshadows Malibu is an enchanting beachfront restaurant that promises an unforgettable dining experience along the iconic Pacific Coast Highway. With its elegant ambiance and panoramic ocean views, this establishment sets the stage for a romantic and memorable meal. Delight in an eclectic menu featuring innovative Californian cuisine as you're serenaded by the soothing sounds of crashing waves, making every visit to Moonshadows Malibu a truly magical affair. The menu features Thai curried tiger shrimp, California-style bouillabaisse, short ribs pappardelle, pumpkin tortellini and almond-crusted Albacore Tuna steak.

Nobu Malibu

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  • Distance from Wander Malibu Beach: 1.5 miles 

  • Location: 22706 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, CA 90265

  • Hours: 12PM-10PM Sunday-Thursday; 12PM-11PM Friday & Saturday

  • Phone: (310) 317-9140

  • Website: https://www.noburestaurants.com/malibu/home/ 

Nobu Malibu stands as a culinary gem where Japanese fusion cuisine takes center stage. With a reputation for impeccable service and a menu curated by world-renowned Chef Nobu Matsuhisa, this restaurant offers a symphony of flavors that blend traditional Japanese techniques with fresh ingredients. Indulge in the artistry of sushi and innovative dishes, including a variety of sushi maki, nigiri, and sashimi, in addition to Jidori Chicken, tempura shrimp, king crab, and short ribs.

V's Restaurant & Bar

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  • Distance from Wander Malibu Beach: 1.6 miles

  • Location: 22821 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, CA 90265

  • Hours: 11:30AM-2PM & 5PM-9PM Monday-Friday; 11:30AM-9PM Saturday & Sunday 

  • Phone: (310) 456-3828

  • Website: https://vsmalibu.com/ 

The menu at V's is a delightful fusion of contemporary American cuisine and international flavors, with a range of mouthwatering snacks and starters that tantalize the taste buds. Whether you're indulging in their creative small plates, enjoying craft cocktails, or savoring their delectable dishes, V's promises a memorable dining experience that captures the essence of Malibu's relaxed yet sophisticated atmosphere. The menu includes pan-seared diver scallops, pesto-crusted lamb chops, and stuffed ricotta shells. 

Tip: Gluten-free options are available for those with dietary restrictions.

Sol Agave - Santa Monica

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  • Distance from Wander Malibu Beach: 9.7 miles 

  • Location: 1733 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401

  • Hours: 11AM-10PM daily 

  • Phone: (424) 238-8076

  • Website: https://www.solagave.com/ 

Sol Agave is a vibrant and authentic Mexican restaurant in the heart of Santa Monica. With a focus on elevated traditional flavors, it offers a diverse menu that showcases the rich tapestry of Mexican cuisine. From handcrafted margaritas to carefully curated dishes, Sol Agave creates a warm and inviting atmosphere where guests can savor the essence of Mexico's culinary heritage. Menu items include taquitos, pork belly bites, tacos, and fajitas.


Need more dining tips? Reach out to Wander's Concierge Team anytime via text at 737-377-3205. They're available 24/7 and can help you plan the best trip ever!

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