Cafe Miro

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626 reviews
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$31 to $50
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French
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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RV
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent French cuisine with a twist of Japanese, surprisingly compatible. They offer very good values on their set meals. Service is outstanding and very friendly. A great evening with quality food

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Hawaii
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a wonderful dinner. Excellent service. All food were superb, served at perfect timing with beautiful presentation and tasted so good. Volume was more than expected. Appetizer portion are so big, almost like a size of entree!! Started with a small cup of potate soup, it was very creamy and tasted wonderful.The special appetiser Pork was melting in your mouth. My boyfriend had rib steak as main, it was very tender and tasted so good even without sauce. My main, the Grilled fish had nice smokiness that I love. Sauteed veg was so tasty too, it was more than just a side on the plate. I will recommend CAFE MIRO to anyone. This place is a precious gem at the heart of Kaimuki!

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K
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Food was very delicious overall.
Will be back. The price was very reasonable,too.
Just one thing, can not figure why they added tips for their kitchen staff on the tab? Very confusing!

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WK
Hawaii
23 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cafe Miro is never a disappointment, food, service, everything is always perfect. Highly recommended neighborhood jewel

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TH
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We find that the appetizer were very good and good size. Not like the tiny portions you get at high end restaurants. Dressing was tasty too. As for the entrees, chicken was tender but the sauce could have more taste. The sides were small but tasty. We hoped that they were more. Fixed menus are good way to go. Good value. We will come back.

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TK
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Friendly and cheerful atmosphere. Food is very good, and the restaurant is clean.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Personal opinion - food was slightly on the sweet side
my opah was good and not over cooked but the lamb’s was again was a bit gamey

Wonder if sweeter side because run by Japanese.

The music is nice, local feel and waiter accommodating but service very slow.

Price of course was a good deal

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Hawaii
8 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and excellent price for the amount and quality of food served.

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KL
Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

Services were not up to the level of fine dining. We felt like eating at a fast food cafe.

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l
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a hidden gem in Kaimuki. Everything about Café Miro was well-done. After seeing a fantastic movie at Kahala Mall, we made our way to Kaimuki and enjoyed a delightful and delicious meal. We'll be back! The staff is so friendly and knowledgeable too.

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L
Hawaii
18 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

As there aren't many French restaurants on the island, we were pleasantly surprised to find this gem in the Kaimuki dining scene. Definitely a good price for what you get and everything was delicious. Service was a bit slow but with good company, you don't notice that much.

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NO
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I felt good!But I want to be evolved 15years ago.I feel a little disappointed about that.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and service. Wait time for entree was a bit long but the food was awesome. Foigras-don is indeed a masterpiece! Very attentive waitstaff.

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g
Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and food.

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g
Hawaii
189 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a lovely New Years Eve dinner
We will see you all soon

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F
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exquisite service and food. Wine pricey, and we would have liked to have been offered a refill of our small cups of decaf coffee...

We'll definitely be going again for another special occasion.

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Hawaii
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

お料理が、何を食べても美味しい。デザートのチーズの量が多くて食べ切れませんでした。

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J
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

Sort of tacky place with plastic table cloths. We sat down and before we could order a drink they asked if we were ready to order our meals.

Not exactly fine dining.

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g
Hawaii
87 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Guess with a special holiday prie fix menu most item prepped way too early

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AL
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I would not call this a fusion restaurant, but more of a French restaurant with Japanese influences, where the influences can be found in the ingredients (Hokkaido scallops, daikon sauce, wasabi sauce) while the preparation/presentation is closer to French. You basically order from a prix fixe menu: The Soleil option gives you 1 appetizer choice, 1 entree choice, and one dessert choice; The Plaisir option adds an additional appetizer choice. All of the food was tasty and the service was fast, friendly and excellent. Parking is in the lot behind the restaurant (the bank stalls are supposedly available at night) or on the street. The atmosphere is casual, not stuffy like a fancy French restaurant. Cafe Miro is highly recommended!

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Hawaii
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

5 stars all the way. Consistently high quality !!

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AR
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious fare. Our party of 6 had 4 different entrees and all reported the food to be excellent. Portions were just right. The vischsoisse amuse bouche was a final that we were in for a wonderful gastronomic experience! The staff was attentive, patient and very professional.

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GL
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food & service!

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WC
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always the food and service was excellent. Recommend for any special occasion.

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C
Hawaii
28 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service!

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CY
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Menu was somewhat limited. They were out of their fresh catch at 7pm. The restaurant was not crowded, so makes you wonder if they had it at all that evening.

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c
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious
Good service
If you are a bit cheaper,you want to go frequently

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K
Hawaii
20 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had never been to this iconic restaurant although we've passed it many times in Kaimuki over the 11 years they've been open. They serve French cuisine by a Japanese chef, Shigeru Kobayashi. After celebrating an annual Christmas dinner with high school friends in a nice private room in the back of the restaurant, we returned the following week to dine with family. A week later, we took some friends who enjoy good food. The wait staff remembered us and provided excellent service. The menu is ala carte or prix fixe with choices right off the ala carte menu. The fresh oysters were a big hit. The lamb, scallop, and grilled opah were also favorites. Probably not the best place to eat steak. Their tasting plates are a good way to try a little of everything (appetizer and dessert plates are offered). The value is great for the amount and quality of food you receive. Free parking is in the back.

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BK
Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was wonderful. Well flavored but not overpowering. Staff is nice and helpful. Not snooty. Great neighborhood restaurant. If you want a dark romantic dinner maybe not; but if you want a great experience with great food and service, this is it. Casual. No need to dress up.

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JO
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Very reasonably priced for the quality and quantity of food.

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KY
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The appetizer, soup and dessert were amazing. We were, however, disappointed with the entree (sole and opah). The fish was fine, but the butter sauce was too heavy for us. Service was great. I would go back and ask for the sauce on the side.

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K
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bravo, Cafe Miro!
We celebrated our wedding anniversary there primarily because we had a gift certificate; what a wonderful neighborhood restaurant! The attention to detail, imaginative and tasty dishes and the wonderful service made our celebration all the more special; Bravo, Cafe Miro! We will be back!

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LC
Hawaii
17 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a solid dining experience with excellent food and a great supportive staff.
Seafood rules.
I should go here more often!

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S
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gave us a requested quiet corner of the restaurant. Great food and attentive service. Our business partner was very impressed. Thank you.

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TT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We celebrated our wedding anniversary at Cafe Miro after a good friend’s recommendation. True to his word, this restaurant was quiet, all of the food served was amazing with good sized portions and priced to keep us wanting to come back. They specialize in course meals, two options included a course meal with one or two appetizers. The appetizers are like an entree and each person could choose their own! At the end, we were so full, we were glad we didn’t get the second appetizer! Oh and did I mention, they come around with freshly baked bread rolls throughout your meal; the sweet server came around three times to our table! Yummy warm and fresh!!

The touches were amazing, too. Friendly wait staff and host, they had a cute “happy anniversary” sign on the table as we sat down and, also, written with chocolate on our dessert plates. They offered us complimentary half-glasses of champagne. My husband and I don’t drink so a half-glass was sufficient to taste and just enjoy each other’s company.

The only thing I can point out is the inside window ledges were dirty and dusty but we didn’t mind since there was ample space and didn’t come close to touching it. We definitely recommend this place and will come again... soon, I hope!

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Hawaii
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

コース料理の味も選択肢の多さ、料理の説明、コストパフォーマンス、どれも最高でした。メニューに載っていない当日のスペシャルメニューも多く、選ぶのに悩みますが、それが楽しみになります!

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p
Tokyo
14 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

最高です。
僕たちの結婚記念日は、cafemiroがお気に入りです。
限りなく優しいフレンチと大人カジュアルの雰囲気が、いつも落ち着かせてくれます。
僕たちにとってスペシャルなレストランです。
日本から通う甲斐があります!

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JU
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cafe Miro is still wonderful. After being open for more than 21 years, the food is consistently great. Last night, they had Japanese hamburger steak Cafe Miro style and it was fabulous. It was made with great cuts of meat (either ground Rib Eye or ground Prime Rib) and it was so delicious. My favorite appetizer is the Seafood Medley, which comprises of Opah, Shrimp, Hokkaido Shrimp, Veggies, etc. So delicious!

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s
Hawaii
16 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

food was amazing THis gem in Kaimuki is a must! our server was just ok but he left in middle of dinner and another server took over and it was amazing service.! Great place I hope they open for many more years.

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LW
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Hosted dinner for well-traveled out of town guests from Japan. They, also, were VERY impressed with the selections, service, and attention to detail. Fabulous experience!

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