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

Michel's at the Colony Surf

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.michelshawaii.com/
  • Phone: 8089236552
  • 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: Continental, Contemporary French
  • 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 8087283463
  • 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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
Michel's at the Colony Surf reviews from OpenTable diners
102 reviews since May 20, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.4
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.7
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (85)romantic (83)scenic view (83)fit for foodies (42)notable wine list (33)neighborhood gem (19)great for outdoor dining (17)good for groups (9)kid-friendly (8)great for brunch (8)great for lunch (6)hot spot (4)late-night find (4)vibrant bar scene (2)Show More
  • THE BEST OF THE BEST
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    ALL GET LARRY AS HE IS THE BEST OF THE BEST AT THE BEST.. TRAVELED THE WORLD BEEN AT THE MOST EXPENSIVE AND MICHELELS IS TOP OF THE BEST IN THE WORLD..
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • nice food with great sunset
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    For some menus waiters did small performance (maily easy cooking) in front of guests when they served, which really impressed. We were happy with their service and nice food. Warm apple tarte with cinnamon icecream was must-try.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not quite worth the cost
    finediner
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Went to eat at Michel's based on recommendation from a friend. Staff was wonderful and attentive, views were romantic, and tables were nicely set. Food was not as good as I expected for the price. Bread that came to our table was hard. Virgin cocktail ( pina colada) lacked flavor, had large ice chunks, and was garnished with fruit soaked in alcohol. My appetizer and entree were very heavy on the caraway seeds. They have a very strong flavor and were overpowering to say the least. With a few modifications this could be a #1 spot for fine dining but it missed the mark for us in more than one way.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A lovely dining experience.
    nettiemae
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    This restaurant is beautiful, both the interior and the view - casually elegant, a perfect blend of chandeliers and beachfront. Our dining experience was superb, from the little extras from the chef to the professional, warm, and welcoming service. The waitstaff works together calmly and seamlessly for their guests' comfort. Chateaubriand was delicious, as well as the side dishes (mushroom mashed potatoes, broiled tomato, and a wonderful little bundle of fresh veggies). The lobster we saw served to other diners will be a must next visit!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • seasoned70s
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Michel's has been a perfect dining venue for special occasions in Honolulu for a very long time. The delicious classic French cuisine has remained intact. (There were other more "fusion" dining choices for those who prefer a lighter fare.) And the attentive service is still very much alive and superb as it was in the past. (The only thing we were apprehensive was the new relaxed dress code where shorts are allowed. Lucky for us, on the night of our visit all the male diners had long pants and all the ladies had smart looking outfits.) We will continue to treasure Michel's and make high recommendations to anyone who looks for a special place to celebrate in "haute gamme".
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Experience
    jabw9
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    This is one of the finest dining experiences on Oahu. Martini's are always the way we like them, extra dirty. Wine list is impeccable, and suggestions for pairings are always right on. Caesar salad for two made at the table. Steaks are always cooked perfect, medium with a little pink in the middle. Finish is either chocolate or grand marnier soufflé or molten chocolate cake with coffee. The service is always outstanding !!!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GREAT for romantic dining!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    The view is ridiculous you can't get any closer to the water! A great spot for a romantic dinner and to catch a beautiful sunset. The food is OUTSTANDING and very fresh!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Michele's-Nothing but Classy!!
    Coach
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We were celebrating our second anniversary and there is no other place more romantic than at Michele's At the Colony Surf. We had not been there in awhile so it was a pleasant and reassuring experience that you will always get top notch food, service and a great sunset view. We will definitely be returning for many more anniversary celebrations. Thank you!!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Country folk from Kaua'i
    Lub2u
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    A truly great dining experience for my wife and I. We flew in from Kaua'i and celebrated my wife's birthday. Food was wonderful; loved the fois grois; the waiter and staff were very friendly and attentive; Waikiki sunset da best; and the evening was punctuated with the fantastic guitar of Jeff Peterson.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing dining event
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    The service was the best we ever had. Attention to detail was superior. The quality of the food was outstanding. You must visit when you are in the area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Aralen
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Everything was very good. We enjoyed a nice view and quiet restaurant. The food was delicious.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Simply the best!
    foodserviceproVIP
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    This is simply one of the three best restaurants in O'ahu. Incomparable view, great food and professional servers and staff. Not inexpensive, but worth every penny!! I have gone many times and will continue to do so.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Slow start, strong finish
    808davo
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    The service was slow initially with no waiter in sight. No introduction, very cold, no discussion of the menu. Finally about the time we were well into our appetizers, a transformation took place and the waiter was engaging, friendly, attentive, and it saved the evening. Food as always was delicious.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 10th commemoration
    PIRATES28
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    We chose the meal in Michel's at the Colony Surf in commemoration of the 10th travel to Hawaii in this time. The meal could also be delicious and children could also be satisfied with very polite correspondence of the meal. Moreover, please let me use in commemoration of something.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Elegant Ocean Front Restaurant with Excellent Food/Service/Ambience & Million Dollar Waikiki Sunset View.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Will be back
    GreatDiner
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    11 of us including 4 children visited on the last day of our 10 days visit in Hawaii, and it turned out to be the best night to be remembered. Corner table fit perfect for families and group events, and appreciate michel's arrangement. Course meal was perfect for ladies and elder child to enjoy Michel's speciality.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    This is my favourite eatery in Honolulu and on my world top ten list. Absolutuely wonderful. About $110 a head but worth it. Location is stunning right on the water and overlooking lights of Honolulu. Can;t think of a superlative good enough for Michel's.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First Sunday of the Month Brunch
    PalakaWineGroup
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Michel's Brunch on the first Sunday of each month is a delightful way to spend the midmorning. Complimentary mimosas and a full bar is a great way to spend a Sunday wining and dining with friends.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fine dining at Michele's DOA
    EatingHonoluluVIP
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    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?
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A lovely evening
    konakate
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Exceptional view with decent food
    MarcoVIP
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delivered in style
    Gps1378
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Watched sunset and ships while the happy and friendly staff served an awesome meal.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Jim65
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Outstanding menu selections. Gracious service. Beautiful sunset view of Waikiki Beach. A perfect spot for romantics.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Michel's is great
    meyerlvVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • AWESOME experience!!!
    leehawaii0713
    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!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The most delicious restrautant
    Ydexyer
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    the women who can speak japanese was so nice and kind. I loved today's special of fish And Michel's original tequila cocktail.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Food needs work
    OceanPrimoVIP
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Dining onf the beach in Hawaii
    Hawaiianfoodie
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    Ambience, service, and food. What else could you ask for!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dinner
    Lexismom
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic!!!
    MaryFVIP
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brunch with Sigourney
    2soon2retire
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous!
    Michels
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Some of the finest food I have ever had. The staff are all very professional, yet warm.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful
    DaveVIP
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • とても素敵でした
    mini
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    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。
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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  • The most romantic restaurant!
    AlohaJanet
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    Michel's is the most romantic restaurant with an open air, scenic view. Food & service, everything is great!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Incredible view
    csfmdVIP
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Service
    kamaaina
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • In the top 3 best meals ever
    Happy2b
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    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!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great as usual!
    Perry
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate