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20356 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, CA 90265-5428 (Big Rock)
+1 310-456-3010
11:00 - 00:00
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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Marana, Arizona
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59 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Sitting at a table overlooking the ocean sipping a Kir Royale is heaven! Whether it's lunch, brunch, dessert, cocktails in the afternoon or dinner, number 1 all the way! Meals prepared and presented impeccably, excellent service --prices very reasonable! Treat yourself!

Thank Helen H
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53 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I came here with friends for just drinks, so I can't comment on the food. However we sat in the bar, which overlooked the waves crashing. The restaurant carried a very nice passionfruit hard cider, which I would go back for. It was a beautiful view and a nice place to have drinks. I would return just for the view

Thank 553gabya
Barcelona, Spain
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94 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

During our trip to LA on 2007 we visited this amazing place two times by recommendation of friend. First was outside at sunset at it was incredible experience that always remember(after 10 years). Second was on dinner inside with amazing table with views. Something that both times was excellent was the service with a lot of kindness with us. We... More 

Thank Irene1482
Pasadena, California
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

On the recommendation of a friend, we stopped by Moonshadows for cocktails and appetizers late one afternoon. Perfection! We got one of this seats outside directly facing the ocean. So serene. I had a Bloody Mary and we shared a tuna tartar. Lovely!

Thank smccmcd
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

nice beachside restaurant...simple menu, good food, good service... rated average as several areas need improvement: receptionist was rude, better presentation of menu, and food...simple example, bread basket with frozen bricks of packaged butter... could be better...

Thank tom s
Georgetown, Texas
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112 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When a dish is supposed to be Risotto, I expect it to be made with Arborio rice, and be creamy. My Risotto-lie dish was bland, and was NOT made with Arborio rice. Dessert was excellent, as was the coffee...and the view can not be beaten!

Thank Anne V
Westbrook, CT
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very fresh and well prepared seafood. I had grilled octupus served on a bed of white beans and very thinly sliced Russian potatoes with and olive oil and lemon...perfect. As an entree, the black cod was fresh and beautifully prepared. Nice menu selections. Very nice service, lovely views of sunset over the Pacific.

Thank 2peripatetics
Santa Clarita, California
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great ocean front restaurant to meet friends for brunch with a perfect view overlooking the Pacific. The server was attentive and friendly.

Thank Diana W
Los Angeles, California
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant wins for the view and ambiance, they've done it right with outside cabanas, or inside tables. The food is seafood done right, it can be a little on the pricey side but hey it really good quality food, done right. Have to mention the bar as they do really good cocktails and have a good selection of sparkly's,... More 

Thank Smrtyoz
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27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

The view is just amazing! We saw dolphins whilst lunching over burgers and fish with salad and of course a glass of champagne. It can get quiet hot with the sun beaming down so wear something light. Food is a good price pay average $20-$30 depending on the meal type of course. Friendly staff. Good for singles, couples, groups or... More 

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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, Gluten Free Options
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
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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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