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20356 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, CA 90265-5428 (Big Rock)
+1 310-456-3010
11:00 - 22:30
Closed now
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Sun 11:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:30
Fri 11:30 - 00:00
Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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Los Angeles, California
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39 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have called in sick at work just to eat lunch here so that I could enjoy the ahi tuna burger with taro chips, as it's available only during weekday lunch. we usually come 4 times a year to sit outside on the deck right out on the ocean to enjoy a couple of their original mojitos, some oysters, and... More 

Thank dorkiemiche
Helsinki, Finland
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144 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Although it was November, the sun was shining well and the terrace at this place was hot. Beautiful view while having a great tuna steak with excellent service! I was not able to expect just a great lunch! I truly recommend this place.

Thank Traveller007Finland
Birmingham, Alabama
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328 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great views from the outdoor patio. Right over the ocean. The outdoor booths had roofs and curtains to block out the direct sun. Food was very good. Great place for a leisurely lunch!! Usual lunch fare. Sunset would be beautiful as well from here.

Thank John F
Melbourne, Australia
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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We booked this restaurant due to the overwhelming positive reviews on TripAdvisor. The setting is five star, we were situated on a table with unhinged views of the water. Service was exceptional and staff were very attentive. Bread was brought to our table, fresh out of the oven and may I say, the butter was one of the best I... More 

Thank PrincessStephanie01
Prescott, Arizona
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a table by the window, nice ocean view, good food, Ahi Tartare is a must try. Our server, Roxanne, was fantastic, helped to make our evening very enjoyable. Moonshadows has a nice bar and outdoor seating.

Thank 7Dixie7
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Food was marginal at best, service was terrible. Never did get to order an entree as my waiter totally ignored me after the appetizer and drink. It was ridiculously overpriced, dirty, but had an amazing view

Thank Pattie R
Albury, Australia
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18 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

We were travelling as a group of 4 guys and pulled into the restaurant by mistake. What a great mistake. It's got the best ocean view and if you sit outside on a sunny day, the lunch you have will be perfect. Must stop on your way.

Thank Chris D
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

Really Enjoyed our experience at Moonshadows, the food was delicious, the view exceptional. Service was great. We sat out on balcony.

2 Thank JRNicholson
Belgrade, Serbia
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

Excellent place to have a very tasteful lunch, extraordinary kitchen.Stunning view , comfy terrace with lounge area right by the ocean.Very friendly staff, though with a high level of professional approach.The place that would make one spoiled in the best way.

1 Thank Liliana j
Newbury Park, California
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90 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

Dropped off family at the airport and took the scenic coast route home. The view is spectacular. Not a bad seat in the house. The food was delicious and fresh. We had the seared ahi tuna burger, outstanding clam chowder and fresh Better Than A Cobb Salad. All very good. I wish they would have offered some type of fish... More 

Thank Diana D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$80
American, Seafood, Soups
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
View, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:30 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
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
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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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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