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About 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.

3446 Waialae Ave.
Honolulu, HI 96816
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
French, Japanese

Hours of Operation:

Dinner: Tuesday - Sunday: 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Cross Street:
9th Ave.

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(808) 734-2737

Website:
http://cafemirohawaii.com/

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.

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.

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.

Executive Chef:
Shigeru Kobayashi

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

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wine

Cafe Miro Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.6

ambience

4.3

value

4.5

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Quiet

96% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (20)
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Neighborhood Gem (16)
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Creative Cuisine (14)
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Authentic (11)
Worth the Drive (10)
Cozy (9)
Casual (8)
Local Ingredients (8)
Romantic (8)
Tasting Menu (8)
Bar Seating (7)
Business Meals (7)
Seasonal (6)
Hot Spot (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Fun (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Comfort Food (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
People Watching (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
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·Dined on January 6, 2018

We have been coming to Cafe Miro for decades and we always enjoy Chef Kobayashi French cooking skill . His GM Ryan always makes our evening enjoyable with impeccable attention to details & Service ; especially since we always come with a large group and eager to finish on time for our next group activities after dinner.
The menu is very good and always with a uniform excellent standard . The only suggestion to add is to have the menu includes 2 to 3 monthly specials ( and be a bit more adventuresome & creative in this regard to show the Mind of the Chef ; that will be the difference between a very good chef versus a great chef ! )

Tags: Good for Groups, Tasting Menu
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·Dined on January 4, 2018

Great food, great service. Definitely a place that is worth going back for or even trying out for the first time. It’s great for every occasion.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 1, 2018

I've always enjoyed coming here for special occasions. This last visit for a birthday that fell on New Year's Eve was a little disappointing with the 5 course menu. First off, we mentioned that my bf doesn't like wasabi, which was listed as a ingredient for one of the main courses, so no wasabi sauce for him. Then we discovered that we had 2 different menus with different main course options. Waiter explained that the lamb was only going to be served if they ran out of an entree. So why did we have the menu?!? He went in to check and told us we can order the lamb. Great!
The first course that came out was a soba noodle. Not knowing that there were wasabi in it, my bf got a mouthful of the wasabi sauce and ruined his first impression of the place. It took us at least 4-5 minutes to flag down someone to let them know. They ended up substituting with a vichyssoise soup. I understand that our waiter might be new, but he should at least know what he was serving. The second course was brought out by a different server. There was no explanation of what we had on the plate with 5-6 various bite sized items. It was a guessing game for a couple of them.
Bf got the steak without the wasabi sauce, and I had the lamb for the main course. Steak was good per bf, but the lamb was delicious! I think that was the highlight of the meal for sure. We closed the restaurant and they were nice to not say anything about them being closed.
I would definitely come back and will assume that they were slammed for New Years Eve.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Authentic, Fit for Foodies
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 1, 2018

We came in for a lovely New Year's Eve Celebration.
Ryan ,Joe and the rest of the Team Served us well!The Menu from Chef was perfect
See you soon!
Aloha,
Geoff & Lehua

Tags: Cozy, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

The reception was pleasant. The service was attentive. The food was well prepared. We both had the lamb; outstanding. Happy Birthday Catherine, was printed out on my wife’s menu; nice surprise ;) Great experience; I look forward to the next visit.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Our server Jason was professional and engaging. Meal was superb.

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·Dined on December 26, 2017

Cafe Miro NEVER advertises because anyone who is anyone knows the food & its reputation!!!

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 26, 2017

The moment you arrive at this charming neighborhood restaurant your met with warm greetings. The service compliments the genuine nature of this wonderful French café.
Food -- tasty. Attentiveness -- enough but not rushed. Enjoyable time. We will definitely return.

Tags: Disabled Access, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on December 25, 2017

ワイキキ中心から少し離れていて徒歩だと40分ほど、タクシーだと10分ぐらい。
距離が気にならないほど美味しかったです!クリスマス特別メニューで$85、アワビやフォアグラ入りコロッケの前菜、お肉のメインなどが絶品。デザートはまぁまぁでしたが全体的に大満足!パンは手作りではなさそうでしたが、温めて出して頂けたのが嬉しかったです!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Even though it was a simple menu tonight, food was very good! Taste, prepared right, but the service was not on point tonight. Could it be not so experienced servers? Staff was triple that of a normal night, but lacked in many areas of service. But still, it's Christmas Eve.

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·Dined on December 24, 2017

Great venue and a great chef. Service was awesome. A memorable experience.

Tags: Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on December 21, 2017

Cafe Miro is one of the best hidden gems in Kaimuki Town. The Manager, Ryan and wait staff were all so accommodating and treated us all so kindly. We were celebrating my husband’s Birthday and our Friend’s Anniversary tonight. They made a special personalized menu and Happy Birthday and Happy Anniversary written in Chocolate!! Sooo sweet of them!! The Food, Drinks, Customer Service is so Amazing and off the charts!! I would highly recommend everyone to come try this Restaurant!! It’s one of the best in town!!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Enjoy coming here several times a year. As always, the food and service were great.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Excellent menu, well thought out, but necessarily limited due to size of room and value oriented pricing. Wine list small and dominated by domestic offerings. Reasonable pricing.

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·Dined on December 11, 2017

I visited this restaurant 4 years ago and enjoyed the dinner very much, they continuous gave me an enjoyable dinner. Will return to this place again when I return to Honolulu next time. The only disappointed surprise in compare 4 years ago; they do not offer BYO options; even their web-site say so; now they are charging USD 25.00 for one bottle. I hope they can update their information accordingly

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Tasting Menu
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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 3, 2017

This was only my second visit in two years. I was rewarded with professional service and fine dining. Wonderfully prepared french dining.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Romantic, Good for a Date, Casual
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Wonderful food, excellent service, great value!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Wonderful meal. Excellent service in a quiet, relaxed atmospheres

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Nice quiet restaurant for times you want to talk with your guests. Creative food. The lamb chops were especially excellent. Good service. Parking is around the corner behind the restaurant.

Tags: Business Meals, Fun, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Great, as usual. Kobayashi-san is consistently fabulous.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 11, 2017

We have gone for several anniversaries and always pleased with the delicious food and wonderful, friendly service!! Definitlely a must each year.

Tags: Special Occasion, Comfort Food
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Awesome food, have not returned for over 15 years because of trying other upstarts, but this place needs to be in the rotation more often

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Very nice place to celebrate a birthday. Food is excellent. Wait staff are so friendly and kind.

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Bar Seating
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 5, 2017

We have eaten here many times and as always the food and service was outstanding.

Tags: Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (東京)·Dined on November 2, 2017

2016Hawaiiawardで選ばれたのを見てきて見ました。
とても優しい味のフレンチで僕達は感動しました。美味しいのは勿論ですが、優しい味を提供してくれます。
アパタイザーからメイン、デザート共に優しさに包まれて食事を終えることができます。
大味気味や濃いめのソースに疲れてきたらこのお店で感動を持ち帰ってください!
おすすめです。

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Hot Spot
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Very reliable menu with all selections very good and satisfying.

I had the sole which was a bit "bony" but the meat was tender and flavorful. My spouse had the seafood salad as always. Very good portion and very tasty. Also had the raw oysters for an appetizer which were excellent. Service was attentive and all and all a very enjoyable meal with friends.

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on October 20, 2017

Both the atmosphere and the tast
of the dishes were good.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on October 19, 2017

サービスも良く、料理もとても美味しかったです!

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Neighborhood Gem, our go to restaurant for special celebrations. We have NEVER been dissatisfied, highly recommended

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Cozy
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Simply the best food in Honolulu! "Always" excellent dishes & unbelievable deserts! Can't wait to go back again soon. ;-)

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on October 7, 2017

The structure of the menu is both unnecessarily complicated and annoying. We wanted one of the $35 three course menus and, because we wanted to have Pate as a starter, we went outside the rules. The result was we were charged by item making the dinner ridiculously expensive for what it was.

If you listen to the wait staff, they spend a massive amount of time explaining the menu. That doesn’t achieve a great deal.

Bye, bye until you get sensible on the menu.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Food and service superb as usual. Good for special occasions. It was our one year anniversary. We had our wedding dinner there also a year ago.

Tags: Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on October 1, 2017

Excellent choices of set menu with delicious foods. Reasonalbe price.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Kid-friendly, Healthy, Creative Cuisine
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on September 22, 2017

You know... for a restaurant to survive in Kaimuki for 20 years at the very top of the restaurant food – chain, it must be doing something, many things, very right!
Flawless and extremely knowledgeable service
Exquisite and exclusive recipes resulting in over – the – top food.
Worth every penny…

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Seasonal, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on September 16, 2017

The food is always good! I love that I can bring my own wine but there is a corkage which I don't mind. Staff always provide excellent service

Tags: Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Paleo Friendly, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on September 15, 2017

We had a wonderful birthday celebration at Cafe Miro last week. I let them know in advance we were celebrating a birthday and they surprised us throughout the evening with special touches. Our servers were attentive and personable and definitely added to our wonderful experience. The food was delicious and creative. Perfectly seasoned and prepared. Went with the waiters recommendations for the braised pork ribs appetizer and opah in almond sauce and we were very happy. We will definitely come back!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Authentic
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·Dined on September 4, 2017

Everything's on point. It made my birthday extra special. Thanks a lot Chef Shigeru for spending your time with us. Great menus & awesome staff! Keep it up!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on September 3, 2017

The restaurant offers both ala carte and table d'hote with three choices in the latter depending on the number of courses to be consumed. Wine list is smallish, but corkage is $25 per bottle which seems the prevailing corkage fee in Honolulu.

Food is exquisitely prepared and deliciously sauced. The foie gras donbori (an add-on) is terrific and (at $17 , I think) well worth adding to the usual menu offerings. Service was prompt and friendly.

We both had a steak as the main course -- the tenderloin and the larger rib eye -- both offered in reasonably sized portions and pan fried. Excellent preparation.

The only drawback is the oilcloth tablecloths (as contrasted to linen) but that's a very minor item. Good, dependable neighborhood restaurant.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on August 30, 2017

Cafe Miro is our neighborhood gem. Food is consistent and always excellent!

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Romantic, Casual, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on August 27, 2017

Staff was super nice and attentive, but not intrusive. Food was delicious and timed well so that courses appeared at the right time. Presentation was very nice with the food appearing appealing. Atmosphere is quiet and relaxed. We very much enjoyed it as a couple.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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