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Moonshadows

New American Restaurant and Wine Bar$$$$
Eastern Malibu, Malibu
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  • Karyn B.
    "Tiki bar, the day beds, the view and the cosmo's simply fantastic!"(46 Tips)
    DJ AM M.
    "Where brit brit and mel gibson get into trouble"(4 Tips)
    CityTop20.com
    "Get the Tuna Tartare appetizer and a mojito and enjoy the view!"(6 Tips)
    sol p.
    "... sashimi, oysters, miso black cod (amazing) and bouillabaisse all well worth..."(4 Tips)
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  • __TR3V
    __TR3VApril 5, 2013
    had crab cakes, salmon, and apple pie. All were just average. Go for the ambiance. The outdoor deck overlooks the Pacific Ocean. Reserve a cabana or just chill on their beds. Very sexy!
  • Dmitry L.
    Dmitry LyubimovAugust 25, 2015
    Lobster and crab pasta are delicious! Also pork chops. And bottle of Merlot! What an amazing combination, enjoying a view! Plus a good service and very low prices! Enjoyed all the ways! 5+
  • Scott F.
    Scott FarrSeptember 28, 2014
    Great food and drinks. The view is amazing. The Sea Bass was cooked perfectly. This will be a great place for a date night with my wife next time we're in town.
  • Clean Bay R.
    Moonshadows is part of the Clean Bay Restaurant Certification Program! They are doing their part to help reduce stormwater pollution in the Santa Monica Bay! To learn more, visit Read more
  • Caro S.
    Caro Schiefer1 week ago
    Went there for Easter. Simply it is a great place. Very good and high quality food. Wine is relatively cheap. Try the rose. And of course the view is amazing.
  • Marina J.
    Marina JamiesonMarch 9, 2015
    Exquisite view, wonderful for a special occasion with family, partner or friends... Got to sit right in front of the ocean
  • Jenny T.
    Jenny TaylorOctober 30, 2012
    I've dined in booths or on daybeds in the patio lounge area several times and I've always amazing service. The night-time ambiance in the lounge is very sexy!
  • Seyhan
    SeyhanSeptember 26, 2015
    The view is really nice, their service is good and the food is really delicious. Octopus salad is highly recommended👌🏻
  • AskMen
    AskMenJune 11, 2010
    The mood at this sundeck stop Fridays & Saturdays is just right with its view of the ocean & plenty of beautiful faces to take in over Tiki Bar libations while DJs spin nice, laid-back electronic. Read more
  • Dominique R.
    superbe ambiance, lovely staff, excellent food and wine .we love it . it is a little bit if the Riviera... Black COD !!! I come back for it, delicious.
  • DJ AM M.
    DJ AM MoJanuary 6, 2012
    Where brit brit and mel gibson get into trouble, this is also a really cute and fun spot when you don't feel like going out to Hollywood on Friday or Saturday nights.
  • Beth C.
    Beth CorrellJune 1, 2013
    Took my octogenarian mom and aunt to a long lunch there this week. The service, food and my bloody mary were wonderful. The view- incomparable. Perfect for us kids of all ages.
  • Nabil B.
    Nabil BazzariSeptember 27, 2014
    Amazing views as right on the beach. Pear and Lime martinis are excellent. For starters get the calamari, octopus, scallops
  • Busem E.Y.
    Busem E.Y.September 20, 2015
    an awesome combination of fantastic view and nice foods..if u r in LA u should come here once at least..must do reservation before going..
  • Sandro G.
    Sandro GrafSeptember 15, 2010
    We had lunch at the Moonshadow. The food was wonderful (go for the tuna tatar) and the staff, contrary to other comments, was very friendly and professional. We watched dolphins while eating!
  • MetroWize
    MetroWizeMarch 1, 2012
    The view alone will get you hooked and the food is pretty good as well. And, as always, there is plenty of premium alcohol to choose from. Read more
  • Jeffrey G.
    Jeffrey GilesFebruary 8, 2015
    Charming, romantic and extraordinary customer service! The Blue Lounge is charming and cozy. Call ahead to reserve the private cabanas!
  • Mar .
    Mar December 22, 2013
    It's a grt place to make new friends👫👬👭 , the view of the ocean🌊 in front of you and the mountain behind 🌁you is a breathtaking🙆😍 . Very relaxing place😌💁 .
  • Erika S.
    I love this place so much! Amazing view! Perfect to have drinks watching the sea!
  • sol p.
    sol parkerJanuary 4, 2013
    Sit outside if you can, tuna sashimi, oysters, miso black cod (amazing) and bouillabaisse all well worth trying....
  • Justin
    JustinMay 11, 2014
    The Chilean Sea-Bass isn't always on the the menu, however if you ask your server they may just be able to make something happen! #sweetpotatosauce
  • Justin E.
    Justin EhlyMarch 14, 2010
    when it's warm out, Moonshadows has a DJ on the outside deck on Saturdays and Sundays...take a date, go with friends, everyone shares the beds and the crowd is usually super friendly...if not, buy you
  • Pete
    PeteSeptember 9, 2013
    The deck is nice (and usually packed). Grab a seat on the rail behind the bar (outside)for a more intimate sea view.
  • MaryAnn B.
    MaryAnn BrownOctober 6, 2013
    This is my favorite lunch venue. Malibu is beautiful . Sitting by the window watching the surf is exquisite .
  • Sana M.
    Sana M.October 22, 2016
    The food at Moonshadows is fine but the view is what I go for. The lobster and crab linguine is delicious!
  • Chris R.
    Chris RiveraApril 24, 2014
    Very fun atmosphere: classy, clean, and beautiful views wherever you sit! Will definitely come here again!
  • CityTop20.com
    CityTop20.comDecember 5, 2010
    This is my favorite bar in LA. Check out www.CityTop20.com for other LA or NYC bar suggestions. Everything is good here, including the views!
  • Adrian G.
    Adrian GarciaAugust 15, 2010
    Order the filet mignon its so tender and juicy. its drizzled with a slightly sweet red wine reduction sauce plated on top of Yukon gold mashed potatoes.
  • Dre C.
    Dre CharaOctober 13, 2014
    Great places for cocktails and fresh seafood. Amazing calamari! Great sea views!
  • Cheryl W.
    Cheryl WoolseyFebruary 12, 2016
    The Burrata and Heirloom tomatoes are awesome, as is the Pumpkin tortellini with sage/butter sauce.
  • Bianca G.
    Bianca GonzalezAugust 9, 2014
    beach chic ambiance, great dj's and outdoor lounging on deck, best calamari in town
  • Offbeat L.A.
    Offbeat L.A.January 29, 2016
    Opened 1972. Pricey ocean front restaurant. Its exterior remains the same, but its interior was remodeled in 2012.
  • Debbie S.
    Debbie SavianoFebruary 5, 2014
    The View IS So Worth it! Pacific Ocean YES! Service IS Incredible! Food - Amazing!
  • Alena L.
    Alena LaPerlaMay 15, 2015
    Absolutely fantastic place! Tasty food, big portions:) quick service, the view!
  • Michael D.
    Michael DuquetteJanuary 28, 2014
    I've been here 4 times and each time, the view is wonderful, the service is great, but the food is absolutely horrendous. I come back hoping for a change, but sadly it hasn't.
  • Mike S.
    Mike ScottMarch 30, 2015
    Reasonably priced for Malibu and stunning ocean views. Corner table is lovely.
  • Nabil B.
    Nabil BazzariApril 20, 2015
    Great lounge to hang out on the water. Must get table outside on water.
  • eric b.
    eric bornemannMarch 15, 2015
    Reserve FAR ahead for weekend brunch, worth it for the view
  • Alefiyah
    AlefiyahSeptember 20, 2010
    Amazing food and views - tuna tartar is yum! As are the drinks. Perfect sunday evening spot. Sit outside, bring a sweater.
  • Zied B.
    Zied BFebruary 21, 2012
    Go to the lounge section and eat on a bed in front of the ocean: amazing experience!
  • Marco Z.
    Marco ZetaMay 29, 2013
    Beautiful view good wine there always some dolphins ... Definetly my best place in LA
  • Nabil B.
    Nabil BazzariSeptember 27, 2014
    Get a table outdoors (for better direct sea view) on balcony or blue lounge
  • K D.
    K DesaiJuly 7, 2013
    Beautiful venue! Romantic! Food better than expected for the ambiance.
  • Maurice S.
    Maurice SallaveNovember 1, 2013
    Sign up for the emails to find out the lobster special.
  • ❤️Ƙҽ  ժ.
    Last night was a blur. But i remember a beautiful view of the ocean, good peoples, good music and shots...
  • Tosha R.
    Tosha RaeMarch 21, 2015
    Ocean view, happy hour, seafood, desserts, cocktails
  • Iain N.
    Iain NashSeptember 6, 2015
    Amazing views and go for the soufflé cake for dessert
  • S
    SAugust 7, 2014
    Grab a table by the windows and order the farm salad
  • Jenny T.
    Jenny TaylorMay 28, 2012
    The ahi tuna tartar is delicious and well presented
  • Kimberly M.
    Kimberly MessiNovember 25, 2012
    Avery is the bedt!!!!! Make sure you request him as your server!!!
  • Adrian G.
    Adrian GarciaAugust 15, 2010
    An off menu item that is amazing is the ribeye steak with a balsalmic reduction. Its a thick cut.
  • melissa r.
    melissa rJuly 18, 2014
    really pretty view where the waves almost come crashing up against the windows of the restaurant
  • Crystal J.
    Crystal JohnsonAugust 7, 2011
    Dancing With the Stars Tony Dovolani put the bug in our ears about his love for Moonshadows restaurant in Malibu. Not kidding see the video. Read more
  • Linda A.
    Linda AntwiAugust 7, 2014
    The view and the tuna tartar! Just yum!!!
  • robin c.
    robin colemanJune 9, 2010
    Arrange for seating outside, have a glass of wine and a Kobe burger! On weekends the dj spins the best chill music...
  • Mike H.
    Mike HeathJanuary 7, 2012
    The outdoor heated cabanas are an amazing spot for having brunch.
  • Rui Fausto M.
    Rui Fausto MouraSeptember 15, 2015
    Excelente view and seafood's
  • Melanie J.
    Melanie JohnsonFebruary 20, 2014
    Definitely go about an hr before sunset!
  • doug j.
    doug jaegerJune 13, 2014
    Burrata is super tasty.
  • Stacey W.
    Stacey WalkerSeptember 5, 2011
    Love, love, love Avery! Plus the Lobster Caesar isn't too shabby.
  • Hyunjung K.
    Hyunjung KimApril 10, 2014
    Love lounge music at night
  • Betsy P.
    Betsy PepperSeptember 25, 2011
    great scallops,calamari,octopus appetizers!!!
  • @johnnyg_79
    @johnnyg_79June 2, 2010
    Great food at a very reasonable price. Nothing better than good food and the ocean in Malibu.
  • Lisi
    LisiAugust 20, 2012
    The shrimp and scallop omelet is deeeelish!!
  • Us Weekly
    Us WeeklyJune 19, 2013
    Mel Gibson partied at this Malibu landmark with fans just before he was arrested in 2006 and went on his infamous rant against the police that pulled him over for a DUI.
  • Sean D.
    Sean DoughertyAugust 10, 2012
    Grab some cocktails and enjoy the amazing ocean view in the Bu.
  • doug j.
    doug jaegerJune 13, 2014
    BBQ octopus. Mmmmmmm....,
  • CityTop20.com
    CityTop20.comMarch 2, 2010
    Get the Tuna Tartare appetizer and a mojito and enjoy the view! One of my faves in LA.
  • Jackie H.
    Jackie HernOctober 28, 2012
    steak is nice, just don't mix up the girls bathroom with the boys
  • Norman S.
    Norman SalasNovember 13, 2010
    Was not too impressed with DJ on a saturday night. Music was way too mellow and way to soft...........felt like a sleepy lounge than anything else. Did not feel the vibrant mood I was expecting.
  • Ziad A.
    Ziad AlammariAugust 11, 2014
    U can't go wrong ordering anything here
  • Jazzi
    JazziAugust 17, 2014
    Here for b friend Birthday.
  • Christina A.
    Christina AnwarSeptember 29, 2014
    Cocktails, appetizers and seafood.
  • Karyn B.
    Karyn BlenkironAugust 16, 2010
    Tiki bar, the day beds, the view and the cosmo's simply fantastic!
  • Kobe S.
    Kobe SingletonAugust 9, 2014
    Anything on the menu is good.
  • Tiffany G.
    Tiffany GrahamApril 17, 2011
    Kobe beef burger, yummy cocktails, and gorgeous views!
  • Julia J.
    Julia JacksonMay 26, 2012
    Such a beautiful and romantic view
  • Jordan S.
    Jordan SnowhookMay 26, 2012
    The Sea bass is to die for!
  • afif t.
    afif tabishMarch 10, 2011
    Awesome place. Wonderful view and pretty ladies! Foods ok.
  • Lara
    LaraJanuary 21
    Miso black cod for the win
  • Angelique M.
    Angelique MorganApril 21, 2011
    BEST PLACE IN MALIBU FOR NICE DINNER ON OCEAN
  • Samira S.
    Samira SHdolatabadiJanuary 25, 2016
    The view is just perfect❤️
  • Gu F.
    Gu FidelisJanuary 16, 2012
    Nice place to see the sunset!!
  • Jeff K.
    Jeff KnemeyerApril 25, 2016
    Great service very pleasant staff
  • Charles T S.
    Been around forever....hopefully forever going forward. Malibu would not be Malibu without Moonshadows
  • Candis H.
    Candis HigginsOctober 17, 2011
    great place to eat and good people are always here
  • Leslie d.
    Leslie dMarch 13, 2015
    Try to go right around sunset!
  • Jeanette
    JeanetteMarch 31, 2012
    Don't be intimidated by the seagull with the stink eye.
  • Tosha R.
    Tosha RaeMarch 21, 2015
    Watching the sunset
  • Curt B.
    Curt BlackburnOctober 19, 2016
    I love this place during the week
  • Konstantina S.
    Oscar is the best bartender!
  • Hyun C.
    Hyun ChoiFebruary 1, 2011
    Tuna tartare & clam chowder is good =D
  • Jade S.
    Jade SwordsJuly 3, 2010
    Service here blows! The shrimp and grits a mighty tasty though!!!
  • Heidi A.
    Heidi AndersonNovember 17, 2011
    Tuna tartar is amazing!!!!!!!
  • Edward H.
    Edward HawsJanuary 7, 2014
    The black cod is asome.
  • C. P. B.
    C. P. BisgaardJune 29, 2015
    Not a great value, but the view!!
  • John S.
    John SuttonFebruary 15, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Arrive early and use the public stairs on the left to take a walk on the beach.
  • Julian H.
    Julian HuenerfauthAugust 17, 2015
    Great view
  • Giulia C.
    Giulia CortexAugust 8, 2011
    I can touch the seagulls!
  • Shehab F.
    Shehab FawzyDecember 26, 2014
    Great view
  • Esra G.
    Esra GültekinSeptember 10, 2014
    Buraya cafe demişler yani beyanları bu yönde ama daha fazlası 👌
  • Madeira M.
    Madeira MaikonAugust 31, 2014
    Muito boa a comida e uma vista espetacular...
  • Cem H.
    Cem HorozoğluJuly 8, 2016
    Yediğimiz, içtiğimiz herşey çok lezzetliydi...
  • Cem H.
    Cem HorozoğluJuly 8, 2016
    Servis, yiyecek ve manzara 👍👍👍
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