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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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Open Now
11:30 - 22:00 Hours
American, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
20356 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, CA 90265-5428
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Reviewed 26 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 25 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
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Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

We arrived on time for our reservation, but still had to wait awhile to be seated. We found a spot near the end of the lounge and had a cocktail. After being seated at an interior table overlooking the ocean, we had a leisurely meal....More

Thank Carlyque
Reviewed 20 July 2016

We stopped for lunch on a Sunday morning. Moonshadows sits on the Pacific Ocean in Malibu, CA. Valet parking ($7) was efficient; views are excellent; service very good and drinks were also very good. We thought the food was just average for a place where...More

Thank TravelingTom47
Reviewed 18 July 2016

This restaurant is in a great location & if you are lucky enough to get a sit by the window you will enjoy the view! Also reservations made in advance are taken but not always honored!

Thank Lorifurey5655
Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

We were looking for a place for lunch after spending the morning at the Getty Villa (very cool by the way) and spotted this place on Yelp so decided to give it a try. First thing you notice is the amazing view. The restaurant hangs...More

Thank JimRiesterer
Reviewed 16 July 2016

Great location and good food. The view can't be better -- right on the Ocean! Food is solid. Service was a bit slow, but that is just find given the view.

Thank Gary602
Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

Nice cafe fare with emphasis on seafood. A bit pricey. Nice staff and great view. Reservations and valet parking.

Thank Pamela M
Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

Delicious food. Romantic dinner with another couple. Quiet, charming ambiance. Sat by the window, felt like we were sitting on the water. The water is lit at night so you can see the waves crashing in. Reminded me of a restaurant in the bday area...More

Thank Beaxplorer
Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

My wife and I celebrated our anniversary at Moonshadows. The place is right on the water. It was a perfectly clear night. Watching the sunset, with the waves below, is an experience neither of us will forget. The tuna tartar could be greatest dish I...More

Thank John H
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
18 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
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.
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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
Romantic, View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
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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