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American, Soups, Seafood, Pacific Rim
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20356 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, CA 90265 (Big Rock)
+1 310-456-3010
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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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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36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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
Brooklyn, NY
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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 view with trippy moonlight vibe. It felt like a magical world. The downside: the food... More 

Thank FlySwim
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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 highly recommend Moonshadows!

Thank txgirl1965
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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. At times it was hard to catch the attention of our server. My tortellini was... More 

Thank Carlyque
Santa Barbara, California
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22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 everything else is exceptional.

Thank TravelingTom47
East Brunswick, New Jersey
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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
Edina, Minnesota
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355 reviews
213 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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 out over the beach near Malibu and the entire back wall is glass. Talk about... More 

Thank JimRiesterer
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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
Los Angeles, California
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank Pamela M
Los Angeles, California
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71 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 where "Birds" was shot.

Thank Beaxplorer

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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, Soups, Seafood, 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, Families with children, Scenic view, Bar scene, Romantic, Special occasions
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 Highway, Malibu, CA 90265
    (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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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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