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Moonshadows

20356 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, CA 90265
+1 310-456-3010
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Ranked #6 of 81 Restaurants in Malibu
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $31 - $80
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Big Rock
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.
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English first
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39 reviews 39 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

This venue speaks location location location but really it's service and food as a whole leaves a lot to be desired. I've been here a handful of times and every experience presents something different. The food and drinks are nothing amazing to speak of however it's the setting, ambience and general back drop on the ocean front that leaves you... More

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Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Coming from the midwest we are not use to such surf the lights, the seagulls, the waves added together they are quite impressive. Good food, quality service reasonable price point we will be back next time we are in LA.

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Richmond CA
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42 reviews 42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 via mobile

I stopped for an early when driving down the coast to visit friends in LA , as I needed to eat and also wait for traffic to improve. The staff were very friendly and helpful, and I had a great view of the waves, ocean and Catalina. Almost every table had a great view. The sea bass was cooked perfectly,... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

We showed up at Moon Shadow without a reservation but we had very high expectation to dine outside. The hostess had no easy task as we were not ready to settle for less than a table with the perfect view(it was our anniversary!) I have to admit she was very professional and did her very best to accommodate us but... More

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UK
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Stopped here for lunch on the way north. Very welcoming, happy staff, good service, delicious food but the view is what its all about - tables on cantilevered projection overhanging the ocean with huge glass windows giving an unobstructed view. We saw dolphins playing while we ate our lovely lunch. It was all such a happy experience we returned on... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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45 reviews 45 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

First off - if you want a Shahs of Sunset Experience this is the place on a holiday weekend. Had been many years ago and very different especially outside. We didn't realize at four they switched over the menus so arrived at 3:40 and they made us wait til 4:15 to be seated outside. our table sat empty. probably wanted... More

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Redondo Beach, California
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5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

ah… Moonshadows. I'll be as truthful as I can be as a native of Los Angeles. Food is mediocre there is nothing about their dishes that makes flavors melt in your tongue's palette. Guests come here for the ocean views. Elevated ocean views. It's very posh for the Malibu community. If you're not a malibu friendly neighbor expect to wait... More

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Long Island, New York
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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We arrived before the dinner menu was offered at 4pm and were seated outside in a booth on the Patio Deck and it was perfect. Relaxed, casual atmosphere over looking the Pacific Ocean doesn't get much better. Waitstaff was top notch, polite and very helpful. Ordering from the Lunch Menu our appetizer was the BBQ Mediteranean Octopus which was a... More

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Los Angeles, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Let me just preface this review by saying that I LOVE the ocean. Moonshadows is a restaurant that allows for unobstructed views of the Pacific while being located basically on the Pacific. What more could you ask for? The service is great, the food is awesome, the drinks are refreshing, the music is on target. I mean, you won't be... More

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San Francisco, California
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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Great service and amazing ocean views! Food wasn't too bad either---in fact, everything was delicious! Wait staff was friendly and our waiter was super accommodating. He took a few nice photos of us! Quite the photographer he was!

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