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The following are restaurants close to Pepperdine.

Buca di Beppo - 1442 2nd Street, Santa Monica, 310.587.2782
Buca di Beppo has a great atmosphere, fun people and authentic Italian food served family-style, meant to be shared. Make it a day to remember for you and your family, or bring all your friends. Come celebrate with us! Exceptional and diverse menus "Family Style" portions, intended for sharing by the entire table! Banquet Packages For groups of 15 people or more. There is also a location in Thousand Oaks.

Bui Sushi - 23733 Malibu Rd., Malibu, 310.456.1500
Japanese cuisine with lunch specials. Take Pacific Coast Highway south and Bui Sushi will be on the right next to Coogie's Beach Cafe.

Cafe Habana - 3939 Cross Creek Rd., Malibu 310.317.0300
Cafe Habana specializes in Cuban, Latin, and Mexican flare. They offer flavorful food while you relax on the patio outside or catch some the game on the TV inside.

Chart House Restaurant- 18412 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, 310.454.9321
This restaurant features magnificent sunset views of the Pacific and Santa Monica Bay while offering traditional seafood dishes. The Chart House is 8 miles from campus. Take Pacific Coast Highway south and it will be on the right.

Cheesecake Factory - 442 West Hillcrest Dr., Thousand Oaks, 805.371.9705
Well-known for its great desserts, the Cheesecake factory is also now highly regarded for its other main dish items. The Cheesecake Factory is located 22 miles from campus. Take Malibu Canyon Rd. to Highway 101 north, exit at Moorpark, and turn left onto Hillcrest Dr.

Cholada Thai Beach Cuisine - 18763 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, 310.317.0025
Authentic Thai cuisine just across from the sand. Take Pacific Coast Highway south and Cholada will be on your left, just past Topanga Canyon Rd.

Coogies - 23755 W Malibu Rd, Malibu,  310.317.1444
Popular with the local celebrities as well as with Pepperdine students, Coogies serves a variety of sandwiches, salads, and more. It is located south of Pepperdine in the Malibu Colony Plaza, right next to Malibu Yo.

Coral Beach Cantina - 29350 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, 310.457.5503
Mexican cuisine with indoor or outdoor patio dining. Just south of Zuma Beach on the "ocean" side. From the city, on Pacific Coast Highway, pass Heathercliff, make a U-turn at the bottom of the hill and proceed back up Pacific Coast Highway a few feet. The restaurant is on your right.

Duke's Malibu - 21150 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, 310.317.0777
This Hawaiian tropic seafood restaurant offers spectacular views of the Pacific. Duke's is located 4 miles from Pepperdine. Take Pacific Coast Highway south and Duke's will be on your right.

Fast Food Favorites - McDonald's, KFC,  Jack in the Box, La Salsa, Taco Bell, and Subway

Geoffrey's Malibu - 27400 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, 310.457.1519
An elegant beachside restaurant set on top of the cliffs at the Pacific's edge that offers a variety of entrees and has an extensive wine cellar. Geoffrey's is located 4 miles from campus. Take Pacific Coast Highway north and it will be on your left.

Giovanni's Ristorante Italiano - 22235 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, 310.317.6769
Take Pacific Coast Highway south and the restaurant will be on the left.

Gladstone's Malibu - 17300 Pacific Coast Highway, Pacific Palisades, 310.GL4.FISH
A popular seafood spot located on the way to Santa Monica. Gladstone's is located 9 miles from campus. Take Pacific Coast Highway south and it will be on your right.

Godmother of Malibu - 23847 Stuart Ranch Rd., Malibu, 310.456.3254
A quaint family-run restaurant located at the Malibu Raquet Club. Take Pacific Coast Highway south, left on Civic Center Way, continue straight onto Stuart Ranch Road. Follow the signs to the Malibu Raquet Club.

Howdy's Taquerica Malibu - 3835 Cross Creek Rd., Malibu, 310.317.0127
Located in the famous Malibu Country Mart, this Mexican food outpost is popular with Pepperdine's students offering great tasting dishes with very affordable prices. Howdy's is 2 miles from campus. Take Pacific Coast Highway south to Cross Creek Rd., and it will on your left.

Johnnies New York Pizzeria - 22333Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, 310.456.1717
New York style pizza, pastas, and sandwiches at Malibu's stop of this popular chain. Located 3 miles from campus. Take Pacific Coast Highway south and Johnnies will be on your left.

John's Garden - 3835 Cross Creek Rd., Malibu, 310.456.8377
Located in the Malibu Country Mart, John's Garden has a variety of fresh salads, sandwiches, and soups, with outside seating in the open air of the Country Mart.

La Paz - 4505 Las Virgenes Rd., Calabasas, 818.880.8087
Yucatan style Mexican Seafood fare right at the tip of Malibu Canyon before you reach Malibu. Take Malibu Canyon Rd., and La Paz will be on the left just past Lost Hills Rd.

La Salsa - 22800 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, 310.317.9466
Popular for its fresh and healthy Mexican food, this Malibu version of the chain is also very popular with students. Located 2.5 miles from campus. Take Pacific Coast Highway south and La Salsa will be on your right. Look for the big man with the sombrero.

Lily's Cafe & Pastries - 29211 Heathercliff Rd., Malibu, 310.457.3745
Lily's has the much talked-about breakfast burritos. Be sure to call in your order ahead of time to avoid a long wait. Take Pacific Coast Highway north and tun left on Heathercliff Rd. Lilly's is located in the Pavilions shopping center on the right.

Malibu Cafe - Calamigos Ranch, 327 Latigo Canyon Rd., Malibu 818.540.2400
Self-described "nouveau barbecue" spot offers a chic outdoor dining space for new American cuisine.

Malibu Farm - 23000 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu 310.456.1112
Breakfast & lunch spot offering fresh organic and locally sourced American cuisine, located at the end of Malibu Pier. They also serve dinner Wednesday - Sunday between 5:00-9:30 pm.

Malibu Fish and Seafood - 25653 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu 310.456.3430
Enjoy fresh seafood right on the beach. Outside dining.

Marmalade Cafe - 3894 Cross Creek Rd, Malibu 310.317.4242
This restaurant and catering company serves California/eclectic cuisine with a variety of soups, salads, pastas, pizzas, and entrees. They are also known for their great desserts. Marmalade is located just 2 miles from campus. Take Pacific Coast Highway south to Cross Creek Rd. and it will be on your right, behind Starbucks.

Moonshadows Malibu - 20356 Pacific Coast Hwy., Malibu 310.456.3010
Oceanside restaurant with breathtaking view as you eat. Moodshadows offers a mix of seafood and signature dishes with Asian fusion, Italian and American influences.

Neptune's Net Seafood - 42505 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu 310.457.3095
Longtime spot where fresh catches burgers are served at picnic tables overlooking the ocean; and maybe you'll get to be an extra in a movie while there.

NOBU - 3835 Cross Creek Rd., Malibu, 310.317.9140
Chef Nobu Matsuhisa brings the sushi closer to his celebrity clientele with his famous restaurant in the Malibu Country Mart.

Paradise Cove Beach Cafe - 28128 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, 310.457.9791
This oceanfront restaurant specializing in seafood is along the water and a strip of sand north of campus. Paradise Cove is 5 miles from campus. Travel north on Pacific Coast Highway and you will see the sign for the restaurant on your left.

P.F. Changs - 21821 Oxnard St., Woodland Hills 818.340.0491
"P. F. Chang's China Bistro offers a unique combination of traditional Chinese cuisine and American hospitality in a contemporary bistro setting." P.F. Chang's is located at The Promenade in the heart of Woodland Hills. Take the 101 south and the Topanga Cyn exit. Take a left on Topanga Cyn Blvd., and a right on Oxnard St. P.F. Changs will be on your left. Locations also in Santa Monica and Thousand Oaks.

Plate - 22601 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, 310.317.6800
"Earthly Califorani Cuisine." Take Pacific Coast Highway south and it will be on the left.

D'Amore's Famous Pizza (at Point Dume) - 29169 Heathercliff Rd., Malibu 310.457.2838
Take Pacific Coast Highway north and turn left on Heathercliff Rd. Point Pizza is located in the Pavilions shopping center.

Reel Inn For Fresh Fish Restaurant - 18661 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu 310.456.8221
Reel Inn serves mainly seafood, but does have chicken and vegetarian entrees. The Inn 

Spruzzo's - 29575 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu 310.457.8282
"Their extensive menu includes filet mignon for Dad, burgers and fries for the kids, and, yes, Mom, all the Italian specialties you would expect from a l'italiano reale (real Italian) restaurant. Spruzzo has 3 dining areas, each with its own distinctive sensory stimulus. Ambience and beyond!" It's located North on Pacific Coast Highway.

Taverna Tony - 23410 Civic Center Way, Malibu, 310.317.9667
Mykonos comes to Malibu at this festive Greek taverna near the beach. Featrues authentic traditional Greek cuisine such as baby lamb, giant prawns, fresh seafood, delctable salds and homemade sweets. Beautiful garden-patio and indoor dining. Come and experience "Zorba-style hospitality" to the sounds of our bouzouki band. Tony's occasionally has live music and is located on Civic Center Way just south of Pepperdine.

Thai Dishes - 22333 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, 310.456.6592
Authentic Thai food with karaoke available some nights. Thai Dishes is located south on Pacific Coast Highway on the left side.

Tra Di Noi - 3835 Cross Creek Rd., Malibu, 310.456.0169
A classic Italian restaurant with patio seating that specializes in authentic pastas and pizzas to superb seafood. Tra Di Noi is 2 miles from campus. Take Pacific Coast Highway south to Cross Creek Rd., and it will in the shopping plaza to the left.

Wood Ranch - 5050 Cornell Rd., Agoura Hills, 818.597.8900
Known for their fantastic barbecue, the closest Woodranch is located in nearby Agoura Hills. Take the 101 north and get off at the Kanan exit. Turn left on Kanan, left on Roadside Dr., right on Cornell Rd., and it will be on your seft side.

Zooma Sushi - 29350 Pacific Coast Highway #8, Malibu, 310.457.4131
"Fresh sushi in a casual restaurant where you might see stars. Many unique specialty rolls, a la carte dishes and desserts." Zooma is located north of Pepperdine, on Pacific Coast Highway, just before Zuma Beach.

TREATS

Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf - 3835 Cross Creek Rd #12, Malibu, 310.456.5771
A very popular student spot best known for its notorious ice-blended drinks. 2 miles from campus. Take Pacific Coast Highway south to Cross Creek Road and it is in the shopping area to the left.

Malibu Yogurt - 23755 W Malibu Rdl, Malibu 310.456.3522
For the best variety of frozen yogurt in town. Located just south of Pepperdine in the Malibu Colony Plaza.

Starbucks Coffee - 3900 Cross Creek Rd., Malibu 310.317.4515
What's a town without this necessary coffee shop? Malibu's version is just 2 miles from campus. Take Pacific Coast Highway south to Cross Creek Rd., and it will be on your right.