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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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Leicester, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2015 via mobile

Moonshadows was a beautiful restaurant, located right on the beach, over looking the sea. You couldn't get a more more perfect view. The staff were fabulous, always at the table top up the drinks when they needed to be. There menu recommendations were also very good. The food was delicious, and also good value for money especially given the location,... More 

1 Thank Wherestay
Long Beach, California
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137 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2015 via mobile

Moonshadows is our go-to spot whenever we are in the area. The food consistently and creative. The service is professional and friendly. Of course the view can't be beat! I love sitting over the ocean with the waves crashing under my seat!!!

Thank Carol C
Los Angeles, California
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39 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2015 via mobile

I've been coming to this seaside restaurant since the early 1990's and it never disappoints- especially the views of the ocean. It had been a few years since my last revisit and even with the nostalgia I had an awesome dinner. Cocktails were a string and inventive as I remembered them. And the romantic atmosphere has survived after all of... More 

Thank westcoastguy2015
Novosibirsk, Russia
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53 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2015

It was our Anniversary dinner. We reserved a table 1 week forward and requested an oceanfront table. When we arrived, hostes even didn`t check our request and show us table at the wall. We decided to wait. There were also a party of 6 people who was also standing during half an hour in the middle of hall (there were... More 

Thank TatyanaMis
Seattle, Washington
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189 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2015

I would say it's the most romantic place in town and you would agree with me on that. First I heard of this place from the series Beverly Hills 90210, if you remember this one. And I decided to check if this place was real. And it really was. Besides great view (it's in Malibu, right on the water), they... More 

Thank MT W
San Francisco, California
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102 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2015

We stopped in for a Sunday brunch on our way out of the Los Angeles area. The reviews seemed good, so we thought we would give it a try. Valet parking was welcome and a breeze. We were given a choice of tables and chose a window table right over the water. The service was excellent - the wait staff... More 

Thank Michael g
West Hollywood, California
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113 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2015 via mobile

I wish I could give this a 3.75, but I like to round up. This is a classic beach restaurant on PCH (Pacific Coast Highway). It's on stilts so the when the tide comes in, you'll be right over the water. It's lovely inside, but we opted for outside so we could hear the waves crashing beneath us. Cool experience.... More 

Thank Dolla Y
Hampton, New Hampshire
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64 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2015 via mobile

Passed it going north and had lunch at another place. Stopped by for a drink on the way home. Wish we would have had lunch here instead. Gorgeous views and setting. I can't speak to the food as we didn't eat but we had a great bartender and spectacular views.

Thank MDGreek
Memphis, Tennessee
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41 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2015 via mobile

Looked on Trip Advisor on the way up the coast for a great restaurant. Trip Advisor did not fail me!! This restaurant has an amazing view! The food was perfect and some of the best oysters we have had. Ask for Francisco as your server, he is awesome!! Lionel was helping and was great too! Definitely will stop again!!

Thank acookiegirl
Istanbul, Turkey
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24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2015

An outstanding restaurant / bar at the seaside. First you can have your drink and observe the sunset and then a delicious dinner. Octopus and ahi tuna was excellent. Prices are exceptable.

Thank Yasar L

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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
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
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings, View, Bar Scene, Romantic
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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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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