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20356 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, CA 90265-5428 (Big Rock)
+1 310-456-3010
11:00 - 22:30
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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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Georgetown, Texas
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114 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017

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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160 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

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 29 January 2017

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 24 January 2017

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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49 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 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 

Thank PhoebeAlexander
Los Angeles, California
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41 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

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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148 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

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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341 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 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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53 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016 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 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

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

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