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Cafe Miro
Cafe Miro

Cafe Miro Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://cafemirohawaii.com/
  • Phone: (808) 734-2737
  • 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 (808) 734-2737

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.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
Diner Reviews
  • "Reasonably priced, excellent food and services. One of my favorites."
    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."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "Food & Ambience was impressive... Our server Bronson-Jordon was very attentive and informative, from start to finish."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Outstanding food and service! The best French food for the price on Oahu"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "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"
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Very nice, beautifully presented food, good service. Waitstaff very experienced. Would go there again."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Cafe Miro brings us back over and over again :-) The menu and staff are both exceptional!"
    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."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "One of the few places my mother-in-law will go. She's hard of hearing, and many restaurants are too loud for her."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "Great food in HI at a reasonable price. Service is great and wait staff friendly."
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "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!"
    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. "
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "Wonderful food, good serves and very reasonable price. This is the best French restaurant in Hawaii."
    Dined on 5/6/2014
  • "If you are looking for a great meal and don't mind the outdated decoration, it is definitely a germ in the neighborhood. "
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "the food and service was outstanding. waiters were very knowledgeable about the menu "
    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. "
    Dined on 4/23/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "My wife and I love this place. Great food as always and the best service we have experienced on island."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "The Service was Excellent. We were not rushed and was able to lounge at the bar while waiting for our party. The Servers were very polite and helpful. Our server was very knowledgeable and advised us of the the specials, what was rare - Beef Tongue. He also advised what he had eaten and what he would recommend. There was sufficient parking in back and it was very quiet, as it was a weeknight. the menu was a little confusing, left side vs. right side, and I had to ask our server to explain a few times. In the end, it was an Excellent experience."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "Our server informed me that the restaurant had been around for 17 years but Inhad never heard of it. We don't have enough places like this on Oahu as far as I'm concerned. The food was execellent and service outstanding."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "We made a reservation via Foursquare - OpenTable. It was very easy and worked perfectly. When we arrived, 1 hour before our reservation, it was not a problem at all. The service was outstanding. They offered us a champagne to cheer on our anniversary and the dessert came with a chocolate decoration "happy anniversary". We really enjoyed the dinner with this good food and great service. Thank you! :)"
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "We love Cafe Miro every time. Although there are a few other great restaurants of repute in the area, we feel the quality and consistency of the food at Miro is the best. And that's saying a lot in this neighborhood. And Japanese/French fusion...it works so well. Can't wait to go back! ...and the wait staff is superior and very helpful!"
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Three of us went on a Wednesday night and were delighted. It was very quiet with only two other tables occupied - great for us. The Warm Seafood Medley salad was delicious - each morsel was succulent amid the greens/veggies. For the entree in the Prix Fixe menu we all ordered the fresh fish, opah, offered grilled or pan-fried with two different sauces. Both were fabulous - the fish was cooked perfectly. Finally, the dessert was just right - no decisions required because the plate arrives with small bites of several desserts. One friend chose the cheese plate instead and she loved it. Price w/bottle of wine, tax, & tip: $65 ea. The only negative: The tablecloth was plastic, not linen --this just doesn't match the level of the food."
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "Cafe Miro is our 'go-to' restaurant for a delicious meal at a reasonable price, and a quietly romantic evening. The food is consistently good, and we appreciate the prix fixe menu which has an appealing variety of selections with the nice touch of an 'amuse bouche' starter. One of the desserts is like a sampler of delights and not too heavy.The staff are very nice people, and the service is unfailingly good. We always leave full and content."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "All the staff we encountered were helpful and courteous, patiently explaining the menu and the specials. If your looking to for japanese/french fusion, go to Cafe Miro!"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Asian-influenced French restaurant that does not feel like you are necessarily in Hawaiʻi. They have a nice bar/window into the kitchen for a couple to sit at--good view of the crew working. Nice to see a student from KCC's culinary institute working here. Entrées are tasty and well presented. There is a three-course meal and a four-course prix fix menu, and you can essentially mix and match from the three onto the four (but not the other way). Nice variety! Truffle and morels on the menu during winter. Definitely a place to return to."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "This was our first time to Cafe Miro although we've heard many good things about it before. We thoroughly enjoyed our experience and plan to return in the future."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "The exterior does not match with the class of service and culinary delights on the inside. Warning to restaurateurs, do not be fooled by the exterior, it is wonderful inside and you can't go wrong. The menus are fixed and meals are cooked to perfection. For an appetizer, the spiny lobster was an ample serving and FRESH! The lamb was cooked to perfection and very tender. The abalone, which is tricky, was spot on right along side a large succulent scallop. The waiter made our mouths water with his descriptions, and he was right. Overall, I highly recommend this restaurant, especially to those who enjoy seafood."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Chef Kobayashi must have incredible sources for seafood-- the oysters, scallops with sea urchin sauce and abalone were so pristine and sweet you could almost eat them for dessert. I've dined there for special occasions for years now, and Cafe Miro never disappoints. This place is terrific for people with more adventurous palates-- highly conservative eaters (meat & potato folks) and vegetarians may not enjoy this place as much. The menu is prix fixe, but many substitutions are available. Everything is prepared with a precise, delicate touch to bring out the flavors of the ingredients."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "service couldn't be better. added touch on our dessert plate was so nice."
    Dined on 2/11/2014