Moonshadows

4.6
2741 reviews
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Moonshadows has set the standard for excellence in Malibu dining since the day it opened it's doors, four decades ago. At Moonshadows guest's find themselves immersed in an elegant yet comfortable environment complete with the breathtaking view of the Pacific Ocean.

Whether sitting down for a romantic dinner, or a weekend brunch, guests are treated to the best of contemporary American cuisine. The menu is complimented by a wine list that has been honored with Wine Spectator's Award Of Excellence for three years in a row.

Weekends feature an international roster of DJs spinning an eclectic mix of down tempo, lounge, and house grooves. Bottle service is available on the patio, and reservations are highly recommended on the weekends.
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New York Area
48 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Have been here several times and today was most disappointing. Service good and food was ok, just not quality I remembered:(. Was seated in the enclosed outdoor section rather than the nicer dining room - even though we had reservations and had requested a window seat. That started the night off on a bad note. Very loud on the side we were seated. Cocktail list disappointing. Good wine selection. Sea bass special was good but a little over cooked.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

Such a disappointment

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OT
Munich
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Sehr guter Service. Lage, Aussicht und Ambiente top und spektakulär. Valer Service mit 9$ hätte man sich sparen können, sollte bei der Preisklasse eigentlich mit dabei sein, aber ok das Restauranterlebnis war top und der Service überragend.

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JM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

staff is great, for a cold night they did great it was warm and cozy

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OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Valentine’s Day

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TL
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very Nice View and Delicious Food! I would definitely go there again.

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TC
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Location allows high prices and looseness around the edges. But the food is solid and the service friendly.

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OT
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food and views

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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 2service 5ambience 5

It was very nice! I had a wonderful time

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OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food, view and service were excellent. They took great care of us as we celebrated.2 birthdays.

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GL
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 5

I have dined here for 30 years. Always great. However I ordered an iced tea, never got it. My wife ordered a hot tea. Never got it. We were never brought bread or butter. I had to get up to get water as it was never offered. Great place. But please get your act together!

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was great my wife love it

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CB
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It is a very romantic restaurant. Great sunset view both on the partio and by the window. Awsome food and drink.

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JB
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The view alone is worth a trip but everuthing else is great too

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience

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T
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A must visit when in Southern California. Service food is always consistently great.

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VJ
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is a gem. The service was amazing, the food was to die for, & the views were incomparable. It was our first time but most certainly won’t be our last!

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R
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Moonshadows is just awesom. I have been their client since 2010. I have many good memories in here. They have been in this business for a long time and they know how to do It well. They are improving their ambiance and services always. Multiple dining area, outside deck and bar are just great.
Seafood is their specialty.
The Cod bowl is my favorite I give it 7-star
Their crew are very friendly and kind.
I just wanted to say thank you.

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JR
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

This is our go-to spot when we want a nice, quiet, adult dinner. The food is always lovely, the setting is beautiful and you can actually sit and have a conversation with your date, not yell at them over the music.

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DB
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A great out of the city escape...

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LV
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Decent food in a great location with great views but service could use a little improvement.

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T
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The patio was great you can feel the ocean underneath you. The service was great and the seagulls are entertaining trying to get you food. We liked sitting out at the balcony it was a beautiful day.

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p
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Despite its popularity on the water, Moonshadows feels like walking into your neighborhood place where the staff is friendly and the food is reasonable and there you are on the beach/ocean.

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IC
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Great location, average food served with an expensive check.

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WG
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great time. Great food and service. Never disappoints.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

Food was marginal and expensive. Once I finally got the server’s attention, he was fine but waited for 10 minutes to have him come over to take a drink order. Used to come here many years ago and it was much better so I don’t know what happened but definitely gone downhill...

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect evening

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OC
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Moonshadows was amazing. They absolutely exceeded my expectations with their delicious food and exceptional service.

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CM
Los Angeles
34 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

Was there to celebrate our wedding anniversary and we noted it on our reservation. Received no acknowledgment of it from host or server. Our server was borderline rude. It felt like he was rushing us. There was “no care” in him taking care of us. He was just going thru the motions. He practically threw the cocktail menu at me as he passed by after we asked for it. He made no mention of the fish of the day or anything to entice our experience.

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BD
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

The food wasn’t fresh and it was very cold in the restaurant.

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JW
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience, great food, service, and views.

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DC
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

18Th Anniversary

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great birthday occasion!

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R
Los Angeles
27 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Immediately seated and service was outstanding. The chowder, crab legs and sea bass were all outstanding. This has been our birthday restaurant for many years since I proposed to my wife there 4 years ago.

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N
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Food was average when I asked each member of our party what they would rate their food.
Staff not very friendly.
3/6 of the party didn’t feel too well that evening.
Beautiful view but food doesn’t match the setting.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The sea bass was delicious!

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San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful birthday celebration!
Starting with a wonderful greeting at check in through excellent attention by servers and staff, and of course the incredibly delicious food, from appetizers to desserts.
Truly a another memorable family evening at Moonshadows.

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CJ
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Fantastic place to go and chill and enjoy a wonderful view, and fantastic food, and the Dj's playlist is dope. Two thumbs high up...

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B
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had the fish of the day, it was excellent. Love the bar, scenic view in restaurant and great service. It's a pearl on the PCH and I will be back.

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TB
Columbus
9 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Pulled up to the place and was not impressed until we got to the patio area, then WOW....the views were amazing, sitting basically on the water. Loved it. Service was great and food was good. But the views were AMAZING!

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