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American, Seafood, Soups, Pacific Rim
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20356 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, CA 90265-5428 (Big Rock)
+1 310-456-3010
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Closed now
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Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had an inside table but were still able to partake of the sunset over the sea as we ate. The food was excellent with the Thai Shrimp being simply delicious. There is an outside section with DJ music on the weekends but we were happier inside. Very good and attentive service.

Thank SimonAB28
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67 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I have been coming here occasionally for decades, as they offer the closest ocean view of any restaurant I know. The waves literally crash right below you as you dine. We came for brunch. The Kobe burger with carmelized onions was very tasty, and the barbequed octopus was delicious, but the pear salad tasted of fish, The service was okay,... More 

Thank 86michealb
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We only visited this restaurant as it was a short walk from the holiday home we rented. Excellent food, service and atmosphere with stunning views. I would be prepared to travel far to come back here again.

Thank David G
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great moment Fantastic food and splendid view Even with a group of 9 people, the service went fast Started with the apero outside and had the diner inside No complains

Thank Patrick Z
Malibu, California
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

View. View. View. It's simply the iconic view of the Pacific Ocean. You can travel the world. You can see beautiful places. But it's hard or impossible to top this. Especially without leaving Los Angeles. The food? It's good. Inventive ? No. Masterful? No. But good. Well prepared. Simple. Fresh. And frankly you don't want more. You just want a... More 

Thank frankiebeer
Hidden Hills
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45 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

For dinner I had a wonderful chiapino and for lunch I had a tuna steak sandwich. Both were excellent. Of course, the crashing waves may have had a effect on the food. This is a good restaurant for both locals and visitors.

Thank Russ B
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We celebrated my son's MBA degree in this beautiful restaurant. The food choices were varied. Everyone from the foodies on the group to the two year olds found something to make them happy. The salmon in particular was amazing. The wine list is fairly robust- try the Viogner- it was a favorite of the group. The atmosphere cannot be beat.... More 

Los Angeles, California
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33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have been to Moonshadows for brunch at least 50 times (if not more) over the last 16 years. Not only is their brunch food excellent, they have the best Bloody Mary's I have ever had. Ironically, we have never thought of going there for dinner...until this weekend. While not as perfect as their brunch, our dinner experience was wonderful.... More 

Thank D B
Las Vegas, Nevada
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51 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The dinner was so close to a great experience. The view was magnificent, the food was great, the beer was perfect. But by the end, we did not get approached to have dessert and had to flag the manager down to get our waiter and get our check. By the end, we were just ready to leave. Extra disappointing since... More 

Thank culbers2
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35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

OK food, nothing to write home about. As locals we almost never go. It is mostly a bar scene with the Blu lounge. Food is maybe a bit better than Dukes, but not really memorable.

Thank kellyp400

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$31 - $80
American, Seafood, Soups, Pacific Rim
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
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Bar scene, Scenic view, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 20356 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, CA 90265-5428
    (Big Rock)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Malibu>  > Malibu
  • Neighborhood: 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

Neighborhood Profile
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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