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20356 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, CA 90265-5428 (Big Rock)
+1 310-456-3010
11:00 - 22:00
Closed now
All hours
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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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Food was marginal at best, service was terrible. Never did get to order an entree as my waiter totally ignored me after the appetizer and drink. It was ridiculously overpriced, dirty, but had an amazing view

Thank Pattie R
Albury, Australia
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were travelling as a group of 4 guys and pulled into the restaurant by mistake. What a great mistake. It's got the best ocean view and if you sit outside on a sunny day, the lunch you have will be perfect. Must stop on your way.

Thank Chris D
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really Enjoyed our experience at Moonshadows, the food was delicious, the view exceptional. Service was great. We sat out on balcony.

2 Thank JRNicholson
Belgrade, Serbia
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent place to have a very tasteful lunch, extraordinary kitchen.Stunning view , comfy terrace with lounge area right by the ocean.Very friendly staff, though with a high level of professional approach.The place that would make one spoiled in the best way.

Thank Liliana j
Newbury Park, California
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74 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Dropped off family at the airport and took the scenic coast route home. The view is spectacular. Not a bad seat in the house. The food was delicious and fresh. We had the seared ahi tuna burger, outstanding clam chowder and fresh Better Than A Cobb Salad. All very good. I wish they would have offered some type of fish... More 

Thank Diana D
Melbourne, Australia
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100 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a perfect spot to take in gorgeous ocean views, this place is the quintessential Malibu hang out!! We were lucky to get a cosy booth outside on the balcony, we did book in advance & requested one if possible, so we were very happy 😊 It was a sunny, warm Malibu afternoon & we enjoyed a few rounds of... More 

Thank Donna255100
Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

Went for a drive , ended up in Malibu, So we went to " Moonshadows " for a nice lunch with an excellent view of the Pacific Ocean ! We chose to sit closer to a window with the sunny view inside ! I had a lobster bacon Caesar salad and my son had tortellini with shrimp 🍤, my husband... More 

Thank SunshineMontreal
Toowoomba, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

We had a long lunch here with friends at the end of a 12 day business trip to the States. What a great way to finish our trip. The food was magnificent. Some of the best fish I've ever eaten. The views are outstanding and the wait service was first class. If you're ever in the Malibu area I would... More 

Thank Ken G
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Right on the Pacific Coast Highway.... Right on the water.... Nice oceanside view of the coastline...a little pricey but this IS California and we were literally on the ocean's edge.

Thank sally w
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32 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

You couldn't dream for a better dining place in South Cal. Breathtaking views of the beach is just the beginning of a wonderful dining experience that will take your taste buds for the ride of their life. Excellent service. Can't wait to go back

Thank pio d

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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
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, 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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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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