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The Insider’s Guide To Dining In Malibu
There’s more to Malibu than rich & famous tenants, sandy beaches, and vegan food. While Los Angeles moves fast (everywhere except for on the 405), Malibu, full of hole-in-the-wall seafood restaurants and old-timey charm, moves at a slower pace.
And coastal-chic Malibu is seeing a new wave of dining options – so don’t listen to anyone who tells you there’s nowhere to eat in Malibu. They don’t know what you do; that in addition to the 27 legendary miles of pristine coastline and noteworthy hiking trails, Malibu is home to some of the most delicious food in California.
Here’s everything you need to know about eating well in Malibu in 2018.
Malibu Dining Trends & Cultural Influences
Sustainability and environmentally responsible seafood are the rule.
Sustainability and environmentally responsible seafood fit the Malibu dining scene perfectly. Wellness-minded diners demand the best – for their health and for the health of the earth. Many Malibu chefs share this passion and focus on delivering the highest quality, most nutritious dining experience with minimal environmental impact.
And while the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization reports that nearly three fourths of fisheries are “over-exploited, fully exploited, significantly depleted or recovering from over-exploitation,” it’s no surprise that with its “27 miles of scenic beauty” and more than 20 unique beaches, Malibu is a leader in the responsible seafood movement.
Malibu is also one of the California cities making permanent changes, banning plastic straws, utensils, and styrofoam.
Wolfgang Puck and Frank Gehry are taking over Gladstones.
The ink isn’t dry on this deal yet – but it was recently revealed that with the end of Gladstone’s lease (and an era) comes the potential new tenant and innovation of Wolfgang Puck.
The Will Rogers State Beach staple has been a favorite since 1972 but it’s still exciting to see new developments taking place. If the deal goes through, diners can look forward to “…a changing menu of locally-sourced, farm-to-table cuisine, a lounge, a rooftop bar, a public deck, small retailers including an ice cream shop, and a monument to the site’s well-known current tenant, Gladstones.”
Lavish dining experiences are the norm.
Malibu favorites like Nobu and Mr. Chows offer diners the best of the best. Sumptuous meals in stunningly designed dining rooms with white glove service are a Malibu benchmark. And with the nickname “Billionaire’s Beach” are you surprised?
Malibu isn’t unwelcoming and exclusive to only the rich and famous… but it’s still home to a lot of them. And whether they’re out for business meetings, dates, or just dinner, they’ve got the money to spend and 5-star expectations, which many Malibu restaurants are happy to cater to.
And if you want the “Billionaire Beach” experience in Malibu but Mr. Chow’s is slightly out of reach, you can always book one of our Private Chefs to bring the 5-star experience to the comfort of your home.
Where to eat in Malibu in 2018
Malibu Farm – Upon arriving at the end of the Malibu Pier you’re faced with a choice: which restaurant to eat at? Malibu Farm Restaurant at the beginning of the pier… or Malibu Farm Cafe at the end of the pier? Both farm-to-table operations deliver the highest attention to quality. Chef Helene makes sure that every ingredient is as local and wholesome as possible. You can even check out their About Page to read where every ingredient is sourced from. With an enviable location overlooking the Pacific, Malibu Farm is the perfect spot for any meal but it’s especially enchanting around sunset.
Nobu Malibu – While this restaurant is one of many in the Nobu Empire, you wouldn’t ever suspect that it wasn’t the only one of its kind even once during your visit. Iron Chef Nobu Matsuhisa’s attention to every detail, married with the freshest California ingredients, merge into a magical meal that you won’t soon forget. The PCH beachfront location, A-list clientele, and culinary magic are spellbinding. Everything, from the pure salmon sashimi to the fried king crab is delicious. Just make sure to call at least four weeks in advance to make a reservation to spare yourself a frustratingly long wait or worse, not getting a table!
Ollo – The perfect spot for brunch, a date, or to refuel after a long hike – Ollo is one of the most beloved bistros in Malibu. The fresh, farm-to-table menu is inspired by locally sourced ingredients and Mediterranean and Italian cuisine. According to their site, Ollo sources ingredients from ‘Thorne Family Farm, One Gun Ranch, Silver Farm, DeJoria Farm, Niman Ranch, Pitman/Mary’s Ranch, Snake River Farm, Hobbs Ranch, Durham Ranch, Groundwork Organic Coffee, Charles & Company Tea, and Laird’s Guatemalan Hand-Pressed Espresso’. The effortlessly cool, relaxed vibe at Ollo is almost as delicious as the food. Make sure to try a seasonal cocktail when you stop in.
Mr. Chow – Their website shares (almost) everything you need to know about this dining destination in one succinct sentence, “For half a century, clients enjoy watching the nightly Handmade Noodle Show at all of the locations and on the menu is one of the best prepared Beijing Ducks in the world.” But there is more to Mr. Chow than theatre. Although the Malibu location features the first Mr. Chow to have an open kitchen where diners are able to watch the kitchen choreography and dramas play out. The food is a mix of true Beijing “Emperor’s Cuisine” and creative original recipes.
Bring the best food in Malibu to the comfort of your home with a Private Chef.
You don’t have to be an A-lister to dine like one! At Your Table makes it easy for anybody to hire one of our Personal Chefs for any occasion. Bring the very best Personal Chefs into your home or chosen venue to create the perfect Malibu dining experience.
Just imagine one of these accomplished and talented chefs cooking a private meal for you…
Chef Diana Hernandez – Clients seek out Chef Diana because of her passion for natural, farm to table cuisine and her innovate cooking techniques focused on bringing each ingredient to its full potential. This Colombia native grew up in a beautiful, truly farm to table environment. From a family of farmers and butchers, she learned from a young age to respect the love and attention that go into producing ingredients. She’s worked as a Professional Chef in the U.S. for over 17 years and brings her philosophy, that we should be conscious about the impact our food has on our health, to her delicious meals. You can learn more or book an event with Chef Diana here.
Chef Scott Kroner – Chef Scott specializes in reinventing classic dishes into something surprising, exciting, and beautiful. With over 26 years of experience working in New York kitchens, he combines technique, intuition, and respect for ingredients into unforgettable meals. For Chef Scott, cooking is a way to connect… to connect the present to the past, to connect people to each other, and to connect to his own father who first inspired and encouraged him to become a chef. You can learn more or book an event with Chef Scott here.