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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%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (16 reviews)
“bouillabaisse” (10 reviews)
“octopus” (18 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:30All hours
American, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
20356 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, CA 90265-5428
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We were in Malibu for the week celebrating our 20th Anniversary. For that actual date, my wife chose Moonshadows and we were not disappointed. The ONLY turn down was at the beginning; that being a rather snippy woman at the front reception that seemed put...More

Thank FlexMartian
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A group of 9 of us from Texas was looking for a place on the ocean to have brunch and came across this place. It did not disappoint!! The drinks, the food and the view was awesome! Best raw oysters I've had!

Thank Deborah M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Sneaky little open area in the back with bar stools facing the water. Can't beat it. Had king crab and various raw fish appetizers. All excellent. Special sea bass for the meal. Phenomenal. Good service.

Thank lillywillis
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed our dinner. Appetizers included barbecue octopus & fried calamari....both delicious! Main entrees included bouillabaisse, crab/lobster linguini, black cod.... all very tasty! We were very pleased with the service & we were seated at the scenic window area & could hear & watch the...More

Thank Mommabez
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here for lunch on a Friday. We had no reservation, but did not have to wait long to get seated. Nice view, good food, good service, cool place!

Thank 8erta
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The highlight of Moonshadows is definitely its location...it is ON the ocean with waves breaking right under the restaurant. The views are beautiful, and there's a variety of seating, indoor and outdoor. The restaurant is long and narrow, parallel to the ocean, so every table...More

Thank Dollyamas
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A friend had recommended the restaurant so we decided to check it out ourselves. You can tell that they have been doing this a long time! No surprises, just good food and an amazing view over the ocean. There is a hidden gem of a...More

Thank eyeloveshoesToronto
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food was pretty good and the views are absolutely amazing! It's pretty pricey for what it is, but I guess you're paying to look and listen to that beautiful ocean while you eat.

Thank TheFarahsAdventures
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Just dined here this evening, we booked for the view and the soufflé! The view is excellent and buzzy attractive crowd with good service. The food is quite average though and i had looked forward to a soufflé all day saving myself for dessert but...More

Thank Essextravellots
Reviewed 14 August 2017 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
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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9 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
23 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
23 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
Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, 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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