The view from Nobu Malibu, Nobu Matsuhisa's swank new restaurant on PCH, is utterly magnificent. Tables run along the front balcony of the restaurant, which rises above the sandy beach and lapping waves. Every view is an ocean view — to the north, south and west — and every hour is the right hour for a visit. At lunch, the light blue sky rests on the brilliant blue sea. People stand and sit on the edge of the Japanese garden, listening to soulful samba, waiting for the doors to open at noon. Come for dinner and catch one of the world's most beautiful sunsets. What to order: tai sweet shiso with red snapper and crispy shiitake mushrooms. 22706 E. Pacific Coast Hwy., Malibu. (310) 317-9140, noburestaurants.com/malibu. —Jessica A. Koslow
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