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Moonshadows

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20356 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, CA 90265 (Big Rock)
+1 310-456-3010
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Drinks, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Description: Oceanside restaurant with breathtaking panoramic views for romantic...
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Terrific location, very good food

Literally, right on (actually, just above) the water. Waves break underneath the restaurant. You can sit in the restaurant or at a bar overlooking the water. Quite nice. Very good bar and okay wine selection. The seafood is terrific, as is the service. Very highly recommended.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 20, 2015
ColoradoDoc
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Colorado
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Romantic
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Pahrump, Nevada, United States
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292 reviews 292 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Love the location of this restaurant right next to the water. Super good food, great staff, but note it is rather pricey! Best place is on the deck or tables right by the water

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Tampa, Florida
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126 reviews 126 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Stopped in to eat lunch here with a friend. We received a warm welcome. We were seated next to the water and the view was relaxing and beautiful. We had the most amazing food and the service was excellent. The bar and the Blue Lounge are very inviting. Would like to return on a nightly visit. We will be sure... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Loved this resturant, super super food, a little expensive but worth it. Tables need to be booked. They also have an outdoor bar area for those who dont wish to eat, but its popular so maybe full.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

I have been many times but always try to get out on the deck. If not there then the bar stools overlooking the ocean. The food is good, not Michelin star but pretty good! Great cocktails! Don't drive!

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Los Angeles, California
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43 reviews 43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Options for sitting in or outside make this one of the best Malibu spots for ocean-view dining. Make sure to specify in your reservation if you want to sit outside as seating is limited. You can see the waves crashing below - very romantic spot! The food was fabulous, and they have a nice selection. Valet parking costs only a... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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226 reviews 226 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Great location just on the Malibu Beach. The waves break underneath the restaurant. Spectacular sunset. Very lively bar and restaurant. Great fun. Good service. Very average drinks, e.g. Margaritas in crude duralex glasses with far too much ice. Very average to subpar seafood, e.g. tuna from Hawai of pretty low quality definitely overgrilled.

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Colorado
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402 reviews 402 reviews
257 restaurant reviews
171 helpful votes 171 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Literally, right on (actually, just above) the water. Waves break underneath the restaurant. You can sit in the restaurant or at a bar overlooking the water. Quite nice. Very good bar and okay wine selection. The seafood is terrific, as is the service. Very highly recommended.

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melbourne
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23 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Had been in US for 3 weeks and last Monday evening we were catching flight back to Melbourne. One of our daughters lives in LA and she drove us down to Malibu in the afternoon and took us to her favourite bar there Moonshadows. We didnt have a booking for lunch but we sat at the bar overlooking the ocean... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

My friends and I decided to drive to Malibu for the afternoon while on vacation in LA and had a great experience here on Friday night. I was really impressed with the staff's attentiveness. Our server was really helpful with the menu, offering suggestions, and the food did not disappoint. I booked our reservation just before sunset, but the weather... More 

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Tehran
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

It was a fantastic experience in moonshadows. Charming view of Pacific ocean and delicious food next to special beer menu. Music is smooth and cool to enjoy with best friends and I prefer to go with my lovely girlfriend to this romantic bar.

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Additional Information about Moonshadows

Address: 20356 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, CA 90265
Phone Number: +1 310-456-3010
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Malibu>  > Malibu
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Saturday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Average Prices: USD 31 - 80
Cuisine: American, Seafood

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 20356 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, CA 90265
    (Big Rock)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Malibu>  > Malibu
  • Neighborhood: Malibu
  • Phone Number: +1 310-456-3010

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 80
  • Price Range: $ $ $ $
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Bar scene, Romantic

Description

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:00 am

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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