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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” (20 reviews)
“octopus” (20 reviews)
“bouillabaisse” (9 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
20356 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, CA 90265-5428
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Reviewed 23 August 2016

We only visited this restaurant as it was a short walk from the holiday home we rented. Excellent food, service and atmosphere with stunning views. I would be prepared to travel far to come back here again.

Thank David G
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Great moment Fantastic food and splendid view Even with a group of 9 people, the service went fast Started with the apero outside and had the diner inside No complains

Thank Patrick Z
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

View. View. View. It's simply the iconic view of the Pacific Ocean. You can travel the world. You can see beautiful places. But it's hard or impossible to top this. Especially without leaving Los Angeles. The food? It's good. Inventive ? No. Masterful? No. But...More

Thank frankiebeer
Reviewed 23 August 2016

For dinner I had a wonderful chiapino and for lunch I had a tuna steak sandwich. Both were excellent. Of course, the crashing waves may have had a effect on the food. This is a good restaurant for both locals and visitors.

Thank Russ B
Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

We celebrated my son's MBA degree in this beautiful restaurant. The food choices were varied. Everyone from the foodies on the group to the two year olds found something to make them happy. The salmon in particular was amazing. The wine list is fairly robust-...More

Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

We have been to Moonshadows for brunch at least 50 times (if not more) over the last 16 years. Not only is their brunch food excellent, they have the best Bloody Mary's I have ever had. Ironically, we have never thought of going there for...More

Thank D B
Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

The dinner was so close to a great experience. The view was magnificent, the food was great, the beer was perfect. But by the end, we did not get approached to have dessert and had to flag the manager down to get our waiter and...More

Thank culbers2
Reviewed 28 July 2016

OK food, nothing to write home about. As locals we almost never go. It is mostly a bar scene with the Blu lounge. Food is maybe a bit better than Dukes, but not really memorable.

Thank kellyp400
Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

This is a great experience, a lovely spot on the water. The crowd on a Saturday night was quite funky, an odd mix of folks - that's LA. The scene and music felt like a nightclub, and the best part is the ocean air and...More

Thank FlySwim
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

We visited Moonshadows just after our wedding reception. We wanted a romantic, ocean view and that's exactly what we got! We both ordered the lobster salads , which were very good! The staff was awesome and even gave us a " congrats" dessert:) We would...More

Thank txgirl1965
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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Gary M
19 March 2018|
Response from 55CCT | Reviewed this property |
Ring them direct and ask the Chef. We owned a Restaurant in Australia and we always preferred to tell customer’s what the options were ourselves - our best friend was celiac so our menu already catered towards special... More
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.
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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, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, View, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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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