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20356 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, CA 90265-5428 (Big Rock)
+1 310-456-3010
11:00 - 22:30
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Sun 11:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:30
Fri 11:30 - 00:00
Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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New York City, New York
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453 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Enjoyed an al fresco lunch here with some friends on a Monday afternoon. Valet parking right at the restaurant ($4) but we parked about 100 yards west on the PCH and walked. Seated immediately in a comfortable booth overlooking the water. The ambiance and view were amazing on a sunny 75 degree afternoon. Service was terrific - our young male... More 

Thank William J
Hastings, United Kingdom
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447 reviews
179 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We stopped at Moonshadow on the drive through Malibu and had late afternoon salad. We were sat straight away, there was no issue with dress code as we had shorts on and the valet parking was only $7 so very reasonable. The beets and goats cheese salad was delicious

Thank peppermint
Okotoks, Canada
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62 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We went here while in LA for our 26th Wedding Anniversary. The food was delicious, the service was fast, friendly and welcoming. Well worth a stop if you're in the Malibu area.

Thank Jacknclare8289
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great views. (Pic attached is of water outside my window seat!) Excellent food. Helpful staff that have been there awhile. Always at the ready, never intrusive. Surf and turf was absolutely perfect. Nice specials. A little light on dessert choices, but I didn't have room anyway. A great stop!

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560 reviews
309 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 276 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hard to make a strong rec when you got just 4 things but what we had very good and service was fast and friendly. Came by for a mid afternoon snack. 3 of us. Got bottle of Prosecco, shrimp cocktail (fresh and tasty. good sized shrimp), Crab Omelette (seemed to have plenty of crab) crab cake (pretty good but have... More 

Thank sccrref
Toronto, Canada
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69 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went with a group of 11, and had good service, despite the restaurant being packed on a thursday night. Tried for the outside patio, but it was too busy. The food is OK, but few choices if you don't want seafood. The 3 vegans spent some time ordering modified dishes. The pumpkin ravioli with brown butter sauce is standard,... More 

Thank sarah c
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here on a drive down the Pacific Coast Highway from Ventura to LA. Calamari appetizer, lobster Caesar salad, and crab and shrimp salads were delicious! Waitstaff were polite and attentive.

1 Thank Amy G
Swindon, England, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I cannot rate Moonshadows high enough!! I was recommended to go here by a colleague and loved the looked of it when I booked it online before going to LA. MY boyfriend is a huge fan of seafood and even though I don't eat it as I'm a vegetarian, I was blown away by the quality of the food and... More 

Thank Missylawrence
Los Angeles, California
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63 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

The outside area is the best part of moon shadows as the sunset view is amazing. The inside of the bar could do with some work!

Thank Ohsophie
Southampton, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Excellent seafood from a well-conceived and varied menu. Good wine list. Impressive service from knowledgeable staff. If it looks like it's going to be a nice day, then get a booth on the outdoor terrace - fantastic ocean views.

1 Thank solentblue16

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$80
American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, 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
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups
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
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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Staying in Malibu

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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 with stunning rock formations. In certain areas, where the ocean waves are just right, surfers can be seen bobbing in the water. Up in the mountains to the east hikers take in truly stunning views of the ocean and the sprawling Los Angeles landscape. And along Pacific Coast Highway, restaurants are filled with visitors and locals from all walks of life. Stumble into the right place at the right time, and you’ll likely encounter a celebrity.
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