Cafe Miro
Cafe Miro

Cafe Miro

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://cafemirohawaii.com/
  • Phone: 8087342737
  • Hours of Operation:

    Dinner: Tuesday - Sunday: 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: French, Japanese
  • Executive Chef: Shigeru Kobayashi
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wine
  • Catering: Cafe Miro offers off-site catering for weddings and other special gatherings. Chef Kobayashi can work with you, and design a menu that fits your budget and personal needs. Please call for more information.
  • Private Party Facilities: Cafe Miro has a private room available that can accommodate up to 16 people. Completely removed from the main dining room, it’s perfect for meetings/presentations, small weddings and Birthday gatherings. The main dining room can accommodate up to 70 people, and can be sectioned into smaller rooms for smaller private areas.
  • Private Party Contact: Chef Kobayashi 8087342737

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 9th Ave.
  • Public Transit: Cafe Miro is located on a major bus route. The Bus No. 1 - Hawaii Kai, Kahala Mall or Kalihi Transit Center, conveniently stops in front of the restaurant on either side of Waialae Ave.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Cafe Miro has designated guest parking located behind the building. Patrons can park in the Hawaii National Bank stalls after 5:00 pm. Additional street parking is available on Waialae and 9th Avenues.
A word from Cafe Miro
Since 1997, Cafe Miro has been considered a "hidden treasure" in the heart of Kaimuki by it’s patrons. Specializing in French/Fusion cuisine, Cafe Miro offers each guest their own choices in a three or four course menu designed by chef/owner Shigeru Kobayashi. Through mostly "word of mouth" from returning customers, Cafe Miro has established itself as a respectable, affordable, French restaurant for all occasions.
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Cafe Miro reviews from OpenTable diners
59 reviews since May 5, 2014
Overall Rating4.7
  • Food4.7
    Service4.8
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (43)fit for foodies (41)neighborhood gem (36)romantic (28)good for groups (15)notable wine list (5)kid-friendly (2)great for brunch (1)great for lunch (1)late-night find (1)hot spot (1)Show More
  • Unique French/Japanese Fusion
    ger3sf
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    While in Honolulu, we try to find new and interesting dining places. Can't get enough of the Asian/Hawaiian fusion cuisine. So when Cafe Miro popped up in OpenTable (never noticed it before) and clicked on the sample menu , I decided to give it a try. There are 2 set menus: prix fixe (3 courses) and chef's menu (4 courses). Some items can be cross-ordered from one menu to the other. Plus, add'l side dishes (e.g. foie gras) can also be ordered, but the portions are already generous. We mostly ordered seafood, rather than the meat dishes for apps and entrees, and were very good. Definitely a nice find, and we will come back on future visits to HNL.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • やさしい雰囲気
    covap
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    のんびりしていて、でもきっちりおいしくて、素敵な雰囲気で、ハワイ最後の夜で、結婚10周年の記念ディナーを楽しんですごせました。スタッフもあったかくて日本語も出来る方もいて安心でした。
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always and enjoyable meal
    debDVIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Hadn't been for awhile but the waiter recognized us and welcomes us back. It was very busy for a Sunday evening as they had a group party in the back, the service and food was still up to par. I enjoy the prix fixe menu, appetizer - warm seafood salad, entree - fresh catch - opah, the chicken and mushroom dish was very tender and flavorful, dessert is always a nice ending with 3 different petit desserts, this time strawberry cheesecake, Creme Bruelle, and lychee sorbet.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Favorite
    fable
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Cafe Miro is wonderful. We enjoy the attentive and friendly service but really come for the fabulous food and drink. The lobster and scallop are so delicious and with the tasting menu you can have them both and another delicious entree. The hard part is deciding what to have. But we use that as a reason to come back for another special occasion so we can try another item from the menu. Great spot for a romantic date night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Unreal
    Devine
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Wha can I say but perfect. every thing is so good . The staff is amazing, wonderful food you won't forget, and the atmosphere is perfect for dinner.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our sixth anniversary
    HawaiiKai1
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We celebrated our sixth anniversary at Cafe Miro. We wanted to eat somewhere special and neither of us had ever eaten to Cafe Miro. It was wonderful. The food, ambience were top rate. The service was so good I could have given them 6 stars. Your questionnaire asked whether we would recommend the bar to a friend. My answer is "we already have". We saw a good friend as we left and were walking to the car. He will be going very soon. And the final clincher for me was the bill. For such wonderful food, I would have happily paid far more. Cafe Miro is reasonably priced.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • PERFECTION!
    wonkifer
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Miro, thank you! You never disappoint. Great food prepared with care and skill, and thank you so much for accommodating my request for a special chocolate treat to wish mom and dad a belated anniversary wish. Miro is truly a gem. Forgot those celebrity chef joints with fancy decor. If you want REALLY good food prepared with heart and extreme skill and creativity, this is the place to be. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Delicious in Kaimuki
    HonoluluBest
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Our dinner included one of each of their set menus. One three course and one four course. The ahi salad was excellent, scallops perfectly prepared, the lamb entree was flavorful, and the dessert trio delicious.! Our completed meal for two was $100.00. We plan to go back very soon and share this find with friends and family.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome find
    marct808VIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Wow!!! What a hidden gem. Terrific food!!! Awesome service. The chef even comes out to meet a great you during and after you meal. What impeccable service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Neighborhood Gem
    OZexpat
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Good value for a fine dining experience. The scallops with a delicate curry sauce are to die for........ likewise the seafood salad appetizer. While the dessert menu is limited, it offers a cheese platter or a platter of assorted desserts which comes as 5 small portions of deliciousness (such as creme brulee, sorbet, fruit, cheesecake) my husband's favorite part of the meal. The staff was attentive and friendly making us feel that no request was too much trouble. We will most certainly go back for dinner at Cafe Miro.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • FINE DINING IN A QUIET PLACE
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We love coming here for a romantic dinner because there is not the stress of Waikiki ,etc. Jimmy runs a great crew that is always on top of things. Food is dynamic and exciting! See you soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Old Reliable
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    My girlfriend's fav restaurant so it was natural to take her there for her birthday. Great food and service.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food and service
    Wanda
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Reasonably priced, excellent food and services. One of my favorites.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A place for that special occasion
    Trekkie
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Good restaurant to take someone to celebrate for an event like a birthday and/or an anniversary. Excellent service from the long time waiter named Ryan. He was very knowledgeable in everything from the wine list to the all the courses and ways it was prepared. The only downside is parking in the back is very limited but you still can look for alternate street parking if you can find one. But overall, I would highly recommend this restaurant if you want a special place to take that special person.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of the best
    Trekkie
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    This restaurant in the Waialae area is a hidden neighborhood gem and has one of the best Rib Eye steaks available. We had it with the red wine sauce and ever so yummy. They have two Prix Fixe Menu selections and you can mix and match items from both sides of the menu. The appetizers, entrees, and desserts are all included which makes it a pretty good deal. A small parking lot is in the back but street parking is also available as well. They have a full bar and good wine list available. Cafe Miro is one of our favorites and we will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Rudi
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Food & Ambience was impressive... Our server Bronson-Jordon was very attentive and informative, from start to finish.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New Favorite!
    THamVIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Outstanding food and service! The best French food for the price on Oahu
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Happiness and Satisfaction
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    I'm happy to say that the positive reviews that I had read about Cafe Miro were true. One exceptional aspect is the superior service. The servers all share the responsibility of pleasing customers. The hostess was wonderfully welcoming. Also unique is the fact that regarding the prix fixe and Chef Tasting menus, items can be interchanged, so you really feel the abundance of choice. Tables are not too close together. The background music is pleasing. Creative, fresh and hearty dishes are offered. Try the chef's tasting menu appetizer plate because it's so fun to try a little of several tasty ideas and the fresh, firm and plump oysters! Overall, it's a rare experience of casual comfort and fine food among delightful staff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • HighlyRecommend!!!!
    Wendy
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    We go here 1-3 times a year, NOT once have we been disappointed. Excellent service, top notch staff and the best food ever. Highly recommend this establishment
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing food!
    Wilkongk
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    The food was so good I was would eat anything that came out of that kitchen! I would highly recommend this place to anyone looking for a nice fine dining type of dinner. It's easy to get a table and seems highly underrated. I was very impressed and I have eaten at fine several fine dining restaurants. We will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    Very nice, beautifully presented food, good service. Waitstaff very experienced. Would go there again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food!
    Foodie
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    We went here for the first time and was impressed by the service and food. The waiter carefully explained the menu options and courses. The food was outstanding and the service impeccable. When was the last time you went to a restaurant and had your water glass constantly refilled without asking. I like that the courses could be mixed and matched or ordered separately. The casual atmosphere also fit right in with the neighborhood cafe ambiance. A great place to get fine dining service without having to dress up.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Thank you!
    Sunshine
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    As always it's my favorite place to invite special guests and to enjoy wonderful meals. I appreciate the people working there giving us caring attention and definitely made memorable fun night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unexpectedly Good
    Martha
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    I was not sure what to expect. Rather plain-looking on the outside - not terribly enticing. My friend and I were looking for someplace not far from home and thought we would try this place. We were pleasantly surprised with the menu and the food itself. Everything we had was nicely presented and delicious. At first we thought the prices were a little higher than we expected, but the servings were very generous and of excellent quality. The servers were very friendly and attentive. We would recommend Cafe Miro to others.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful Anniversary Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    For our 2 year anniversary my boyfriend and I had selected Cafe Miro. My boyfriend had dined here previously with his mother and she told him he should bring me here. And I'm so glad he did. We were sat at a cute little round table in the corner. There were flowers on the table and a candle. It felt so intimate. The manager and the servers were so warm. The food was amazing! The pork ribs were so tender and delicious. The mozzarella prosciutto walnut salad was so tasty. The lamb was a little fatty for my liking but the seasoning was good. The dessert tray was nice and light, perfect way to end the meal. It was a lot of food but I felt comfortably full and satisfied. Needless to say we will be back.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • MJC808VIP
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Cafe Miro is wonderful. our amuse-bouche chilled kabocha soup was a nice opening to a delicious dinner. The side order of foie gras and chicken liver pate is so good and the lamb and beef tenderloin were perfectly prepared. Delicious French cuisine at a reasonable price.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently good
    lifeisgood
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    Cafe Miro brings us back over and over again :-) The menu and staff are both exceptional!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GREAT FIND
    V123VIP
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    Enjoyed the restaurant. Although I thought the duck was over done; all the other dishes were extremely good. Would come back again.
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  • Birthday
    Honolulustar
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    One of the few places my mother-in-law will go. She's hard of hearing, and many restaurants are too loud for her.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • nikkeipadawanVIP
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    Great food in HI at a reasonable price. Service is great and wait staff friendly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding experience
    sigkmyafamilynjoyfood
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    This was our second visit to Cafe Miro and the family felt that it was great dining experience. The staff is very attentive and thorough in explaining their Prix Fixe menu and specials for the night. The food was so onolicious!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hidden Gem
    Gk888
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    The service is excellent. The food is fresh and delicious. I always have an overall wonderful experience. I have been eating here for years and the quality and service has always remained the same. Excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent French food !
    Mayaloha
    Dined on 5/6/2014
    Wonderful food, good serves and very reasonable price. This is the best French restaurant in Hawaii.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 26 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 5, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.6
    • Food4.6
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.7
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 185 reviews are from the Cafe Miro reviews archive.
  • A neighborhood germ.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    If you are looking for a great meal and don't mind the outdated decoration, it is definitely a germ in the neighborhood.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • a must try
    foodfight808
    Dined on 4/23/2014
    the food and service was outstanding. waiters were very knowledgeable about the menu
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Yummy French inspired food
    TravellerVIP
    Dined on 4/23/2014
    Miro is a great restaurant with nice laid back service. Their abalone dish has a lot of umami and the abalone super tender. A neighborhood gem for sure.
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Bravo !!! Bravo!!! Bravo!!!
    Jimbo9988
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    For our Anniversary dinner, I cannot ask for anything more. Food, Atmoshphere, Service, and celebration style with two glasses of complimentary champagne and two separate assorted dessert with creatively decorated with dark chocolate written "Happy Anniversary" Over the 20 + years of anniversary dinner, I've never experience such a perfect memorable evening. I will definitely return to your restaurant for special occassion. All the waiter and waitress are very nice and always on their toes.
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 4/15/2014
    The restaurant isn't busy, but the servers make you feel right at home. Food is solid, though the fish of the day (opa) wasn't that great. The amuse bouche and chicken were actually really good.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Everything about our experience
    Kaneohe2
    Dined on 4/2/2014
    Everything about our experience dining here was wonderful. The presentation, taste and service was outstanding. Our only regret is that we never heard about this gem before!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Service
    Cpharts
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    My wife and I love this place. Great food as always and the best service we have experienced on island.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.