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Michel's at the Colony Surf
Michel's at the Colony Surf

Michel's at the Colony Surf Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.michelshawaii.com
  • Phone: (808) 923-6552
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner Reservation Times: Sunday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm
    Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 9:30PM
    Brunch Reservations: First Sunday of Every Month: 10:00am - 1:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary French, Continental
  • Executive Chef: Eberhard Hardy Kintscher
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: The combination of food, service, ambiance and view make for an unforgettable event.
  • Private Party Facilities: We have several rooms we can use as private areas. It ranges from 12 - 150 people based on availability.
  • Private Party Contact: Amber (808) 728-3463
  • Entertainment: Nightly: Sunday - Thursday 6:30pm - 9:30pm
    Friday - Saturday 6:30pm - 10:00pm
    Two time Grammy award winner Jeff Peterson calls Michel's home on Thursday, Friday and Saturday's when he is home in Hawaii.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Kapahulu
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Complimentary valet is offered and there is also free metered parking on street after 6:00pm.
A word from Michel's at the Colony Surf
Come and experience French fine-dining cuisine at its best at Hawaii's premier ocean front restaurant, voted "Most Romantic Restaurant" by "The Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous" on Oahu's Gold Coast.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
Diner Reviews
  • "Went for a romantic, celebratory dinner with my wife. Screaming children at nearby tables. One family was watching a movie on an ipad. Kids running around the restaurant. The waiter did not inform us of all the specials, nor did he explain that items from the tasting menu were available ala carte. (We heard the full list of specials & the ala carte option as he explained these to a couple at the next table.) The butter and the sauces tasted like the inside of a refrigerator. They brought the wrong appetizer, then insisted it was the right one. (Still pretty good, though.) My spouse's dinner was undercooked even after discussing and confirming with wait staff. Maybe they were having an off night?"
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "Our dinner at Michel's was for our birthdays but also the night before my husband had surgery. Having been to Michel's a few years ago for our anniversary, I thought it was the perfect place for a memorable evening where nothing would go wrong. Everything was just as we wanted. The food was gorgeous, presentation, taste, serving size, the service was impeccable and nice looking too, the wines were perfectly matched. Oh yes, Jeff Peterson was playing his beautiful music. What a perfectly lovely evening. Mahalo."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "Looking for a restaurant with one of the best ocean view's in Waikiki? If so, Michel's at the Colony Surf will not disappoint. However, this rest of your dining experience may not be as exceptional as the view. The culinary offerings may be good, but they pale in comparison to the meals prepared and served by some of Michel's top competitors. Given the right management team and innovation (with supervision) in the kitchen, Michel's could become an excellent restaurant rather than remaining a "very good" one with a beautiful view of the Waikiki oceanfront."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "Watched sunset and ships while the happy and friendly staff served an awesome meal."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "Outstanding menu selections. Gracious service. Beautiful sunset view of Waikiki Beach. A perfect spot for romantics."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "We always go to Michel's everytime we travel to Honolulu. This is one of the best reataurants on the islands. The Food & Service are fantastic I have 2 children that are teens and they have been requesting this restaurant since we first went in 2000."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "My husband and I had an amazing experience celebrating our first wedding anniversary at Michel's. We really loved the food (Bison with Mushroom Red Wine Sauce, Lobster and Crab; Lamb Chops with Au Gratin and Veggies); mouth-watering complimentary dessert; the view from the restaurant overlooking the beach is just breathtaking; the nice romantic ambience and music; and last but not the least, our server Duane and the whole staff were very attentive and thoughtful!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "I was really enjoyed eating there. I love your food, service and scenery. I think Michel's is the most delicious restaurant in Hawaii . Thank you so much your kindness."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "the women who can speak japanese was so nice and kind. I loved today's special of fish And Michel's original tequila cocktail."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "I've eaten at Michel's now at least a dozen times and it's the same old story. Food average to below average. Service and atmosphere outstanding. If the restaurant would spend its time and resources to find a good chef with talented cooks, there would be a line out of the door nightly. The food is heavy, with attempted flair that is not necessary, very little flavor and some of the dishes are too heavy. French food should be light and refreshing. Not this menu. Food needs serious work. If not for the outstanding table side Caesar, we would not visit this restaurant again."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "Ambience, service, and food. What else could you ask for!"
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "Dinner was very good, as was the service. There were 2 large wedding dinners while we were there and our table was stuck between them. It was very noisy. The view of the water was nice and our server did the best she could with the amount of tables she was taking care of. On a quieter night, this would be a lovely place to have dinner."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "We have been eating here for years and it is always a fantastic dining experience. They continue what many restaurants have stopped and that is tableside preparation of the dishes. Anything served tableside and flaming is a hit. Everyone in the dining room stops what they are doing to watch the flames. Besides that, the food is delicious!! Robert our waiter was wonderful, knew the menu and was excited to tell you about. His enthusiasm only added to our enjoyment. I'm not a wine person, so I can't help you there but, the cocktails were spot on. Every time we are on Oahu, this is our go to spot."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "Our family enjoyed brunch to celebrate a birthday and father's day. The ambience was just picture perfect--calm waters with families enjoying the sand, water and surf. Loved it! Got a special treat--saw Sigourney Weaver with her family in the restaurant. The service was just what you expected--exceptional!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Some of the finest food I have ever had. The staff are all very professional, yet warm."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Service and food were the best!! This was our 35 anniversary and they made it a special night. Maybe the best experience we have had!"
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "ハワイ旅行最後のディナーに行きました。海沿いのきれいなレストランです。スタッフの対応、お料理のパフォーマンス、味もとても良く、女性2人で行きましたがとても大満足でした。 一番おいしかったのはロブスターのスープですね。是非また行きたいです。"
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "Michel's is the most romantic restaurant with an open air, scenic view. Food & service, everything is great!"
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "Usually not the choice for a business dinner, but everyone loved it! The view of course, right on Kaimana Beach was fabulous; especially in the summer when it stays light later. Beautiful pink/orange sunset. Food was fabulous and creative. Strawberries and foie gras for desert?! Divine, sweet and savory. Love the "old school" table side preparation of the peppercorn sauce for the filet mignon as well as the "flambé" deserts."
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "Waiter, Dwayne was outstanding. We were seated ocean-side at 5:30 pm. Setting sun made it a little warm and a couple of bees visited the table. A sun screen may help."
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "From the incredible view to the amazing preparation and taste of the lobster bisque to the phenomenal wine and tenderloin to the delicious chocolate soufflé the meal was one of our best dining experiences in our thirty years of marriage!!!! Hank you for the perfect meal and experience! The staff was fabulous too!!"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "This is one Restaurant that is on my "Must" eat at list, every time I am in Honolulu. Love the ambience and the food and their great attention to service."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "superb service but food was not all that great and is way overpriced. Great beach view. Not for kids because we had a child screaming next to us and the manager starred them down and said something to us about the family which I found very unprofessional. Our bill came out to almost $200 for me my husband and daughter which was outrageous for what we got. Never again will I come back to this place. Nor recommend it."
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "This is usually one of my favoite places in Oahu. Not this time...we had the tasting menu with wine pairings. Sadly, it wasn't the highlight of this restaraunt. The wine that was paired with each dish was excellent, but the food wasn't that great. I would say save your money and order al a carte. Also the service was very rushed. When each course was brought to the table we had to ask our server to tell us what we were eating and about each wine that was paired with the dish. They were actually just dropping the food and not saying a word and the wines were coming out after each course was brought to the table and nothing was being explained. It was a disaster and a disapointment. The dessert on the tasting menu was jello. Very disaponting."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Everything about Michels is special. When we return to Hawaii in a few years we will be back to dine there. Absolutely love the view. It was my birthday and they presented me with a serving of cheesecake & a Happy birthday sign made out of chocolate stuck in it, nice surprise. Staff was knowledgeable & professional."
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "There was a group of Japanese tourists celebrating a wedding and they got too rowdy for this classy restaurant. It detracted from our dining experience. I wish the manager had asked them, nicely, to quiet down. Unusual for Japanese since they are usually quite and respectful of other people. "
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "We selected this restaurant to celebrate our wedding anniversary on our 1st trip to Oahu. What a perfect evening!! Everything was fabulous - down to the last detail; the food was mouth watering and beautifully presented; great table side preparation; the harp music, table with ocean view & sunset added to the romantic evening. Our server, Larry, was the BEST - ask for him! "
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "I love the upscale, but very friendly atmosphere. We had a table right by the opening to the beach and the wait staff made our celebratory dinner an experience to be remembered. A couple of dishes served table side (caesar salad and beef tenderloin flambé) really made it special!"
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Delicious food, amazing setting. They DID honor my request for a best view table and it was fabulous. Right by the water with view if cityscape at night and Diamondhead. Seafood platter appetizer is fresh and has great variety. Then spinach salad table side - a first. Chateaubriand to die for. Warning - all but heartiest eaters will have a hard time eating it all but it's so good, it's hard to stop! Will make Michels a regular stop for any visit to Honolulu from now on. "
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "このたびは、予約いただきありがとうございました。テーブル担当のグエインさん?がとても素晴らしい対応で、お料理も私好みで美味しかったです。 ロケーションも素晴らしく、直前予約だったので、ビーチサイドが取れなかったのが、1つだけ残念でしたが、十分景色は楽しめました。"
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "Wonderful dinner, our waiter Larry was great . The sunset was beautiful . Worth the money. Would go again in a heartbeat!"
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "Classic from the '40s All the classics done well with tableside performance"
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "My wife and I went for our anniversary the food was fantasic, the view was wonderful and the service was better than I had ever experienced. We will definately be back soon."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "From the moment we arrived, right through the after dinner drinks, everything was perfect. Robert, our waiter, was superb, explaining every option from wines, appetizers, entrees and desserts. He was very attentive, spoiling us the entire night. We had a very special 45th Anniversary dinner, thanks to Robert and everyone Michel's."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "I haven't been to Michel's in over ten years, so I wasn't sure what to expect. The restaurant is still lovely with a cozy interior and beautiful view. The service is top notch down to the smallest detail and the food is amazing. We had six in our group, two couples with two teen boys, and the fixed menu was perfect - Prime rib, pork shank, seafood (main), a well-rounded starter menu and perfect cheesecake or gelato ending. Michel's should be your first pick restaurant for a romantic meal, a family meal, or simply to enjoy a beautiful view and great food."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Had Mothers' Day brunch. Food was OK but you definitely pay for the ocean view. This iconic restaurant could really use a refresh to bring it up to the level of at least Roy's if not Mavro, Ala Wongs or La Mer. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "The service at Michel's is what an upscale eatery should aspire to. Wife's steak was overdone. It happens. The waitstaff was very apologetic. They more than compensated for the kitchen error. Well handled Michel's. Sure it interrupted our meal, however, we were so relaxed, soaking in the sunset, enjoying the wine and it was handled so well, that it mattered little. Yes, it's expensive, meant for special occasions. Well worth it!"
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Beautiful setting, ambience, people. We did the tasting menu for $95 per. My standard was Scarpetta's Las Vegas. Consomme was so-so. Poke too salty. Goat cheese OK w/ good dressing. Scallop perfectly cooked. Veal a little dry but yummy. "Jello" dessert yummy. Bus person was unfriendly, abrupt and unskilled, especially given the setting. Server did not bother to announce the dish or to describe it. Person who took our order was friendly and warm. Would not do it again."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "We go to Michel's every time we come to Waikiki! We are never disappointed. Everything was wonderful again! They made our wedding anniversay very special!! It is our favorite restaurant in the world!!!"
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "What was once a quiet elegant beach front restaurant appears to be catering to a new clientele. Since Michel's first opened, my wife has dined there for special occasions. So last night for her birthday we were there once again. Unfortunately a "friend of the owner" was also there making certain that everyone in the restaurant knew about his love for Jack Daniels. All during our meal we were assaulted by his loud inane behavior. When a table opened up across the dining room our waiter was kind enough to seat us there for dessert. However, the Michel's that we knew never would have tolerated a patron's drunken disrespectful behavior inside their dining room. Spending $300 for a party bar atmosphere left a very bad taste in our mouths."
    Dined on 5/6/2014