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20356 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, CA 90265-5428
+1 310-456-3010
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good32%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (16 reviews)
“bouillabaisse” (10 reviews)
“octopus” (17 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
20356 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, CA 90265-5428
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Really good place. Wanted to stop and let traffic die down and this place was handy. Glad we stopped. Not cheap! I had the lobster and crab in alfredo and a octopus appetizer and water. $56.00 plus tip. The octopus was different...... the entree was...More

Thank Kirby P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've eaten at Moonshadows three times in the past 3 or 4 years, and coincidentally were seated in almost the same seat, and fortunately with the same waiter. Paul, who does a hefty commute every day, is an outstandingly friendly, efficient, caring person, and this...More

Thank Artsy12
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While the location was prime, dinner was disappointing. It did not taste fresh and there was nothing original on the menu. There were 3 people in my group and we all agreed that our meal was underwhelming. I would have given it a one star...More

Thank kaciez31
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our group of 6 dined Thursday night excited to see the sunset over the Pacific and hear the waves while enjoying a quality meal. Some of us had been before for lunch and happy to be back. As we were working the next day we...More

Thank 102corinar
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While visiting a friend in Beverly Hills, CA, (I now live in Portland, OR), we came to Moonshadows for lunch. He brought me here, not only because it is a popular, fantastic seafood restaurant with a spectacular view, but also because I have wonderful memories...More

Thank Tricia S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a nice dinner with friends. It was great that it wasn't that busy by 6:30, so it was easy to get a table. Incredible views! Hostess seemed a bit snobbish, but our server was great. Food was good as well. We got raw oysters,...More

Thank anotableman
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Loved the food and the views from the patio. Choose patio seating. Great service by JJ.. Would highly recommend when in Malibu

Thank rgarg_23
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had the last meal of our vacation at Moonshadows and again it didn't disappoint. We sat inside this time overlooking the water (it was a hot day) and it was even nicer than being outside I think as no distant smoke from those smoking at...More

Thank MarcusM777
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Obviously - given my now husband proposed to me at this restaurant - i may be bias. That said, I have been going to Moonshadows for 15 years. The food is constantly good. Its not cheap, but given the location one expects that. Having drinks...More

Thank Jeanette B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I like the patio, and watch the ocean and visit with friends, there drinks are first rate. In fact he always makes me some new drinks I have never had. So go ahead and ask for something new!

Thank MikeinMalibu
The Malibu coastline is like a chameleon. In some
areas it resembles the French Riviera with its lush,
green hillsides descending into crescent-shaped
shorelines. In others, it feels 100% Southern
Californian with beaches wide and flat as a football
field, and often crowded with beach-goers lounging on
towels and playing volleyball. Other coastlines still
feel secluded, tucked under tall cliffs and dotted
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10 July 2017|
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Response from AnikF | Reviewed this property |
So sorry for the delay Did not see your question... we did reserve it is a lot safer to avoid the wait. The restaurant is quite big.
Darnell Y
24 October 2015|
Response from Moonshadowspch | Property representative |
Our Menus can all be found on our website. We also feature a fish of the day during lunch, brunch, and dinner which changes frequently.
Darnell Y
24 October 2015|
Response from Moonshadowspch | Property representative |
There is no specific dress code. Guest attire ranges from casual to formal. We only require shoes and shirt at all times.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$80
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, View, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:30 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 20356 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, CA 90265-5428
    (Big Rock)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Malibu>  > Malibu
  • Neighbourhood: Malibu
  • Phone Number: +1 310-456-3010
  • E-mail
Oceanside restaurant with breathtaking panoramic views for romantic dining. Our chic nightspot. Serenades by live DJs spinning hot tracks nightly in the Blue Lounge, brims with a vogue, Hollywood-meets-Malibu crowd, indulging in a tranquil, yet hip vibe.
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