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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

4.4

value

4.5

Noise

Quiet

98% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (22)
Creative Cuisine (20)
Good for a Date (20)
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Fit for Foodies (18)
Good for Anniversaries (18)
Quiet Conversation (18)
Good for Birthdays (16)
Neighborhood Gem (16)
Tasting Menu (16)
Authentic (15)
Romantic (12)
Good for Groups (12)
Casual (11)
Worth the Drive (11)
Business Meals (10)
Cozy (10)
Local Ingredients (9)
Notable Wine List (7)
Bar Seating (6)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Seasonal (4)
Comfort Food (3)
Fun (3)
Healthy (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Happy Hour (1)
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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined on June 28, 2017

Always a positive experience. Great service, excellent food and beautiful ambiance. Highly recommend

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on June 25, 2017

Foods were great except the bread that was mediocore at best. They should serve good French baguette that matches good French style cuisine. We did not like the vinyl table cloth that killed the beautiful presentation of foods. Table cloth should be white to hilite the cuisine or to match.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Always enjoyable. However, since I did not look at the bill well before paying with a credit card, they do add 4%Kitchen charge into the bill . You may want to take that into consideration when adding your tip.

Tags: Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on June 22, 2017

Dinners at café miro are always good. The 4oz tenderloin I had was just the right portion and tender enough for my appetite. The sauce was good. The crème brulee could have been more toasted and crisp on the top.

Tags: Casual
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on June 3, 2017

Went there for birthday celebration, guest of honor was treated royally. Prixe fixe menu is very affordable and the choices were great. Food came in a timely manner and service was excellent. Potato Leek soup was delicious, all the appetizers were fantastic. Entrees and dessert were great. Would definitely come back to try other dishes.

Tags: Cozy, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on May 28, 2017

The food and service is always excellent. I can always count on them when I need a place to celebrate a special occasion.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on May 24, 2017

From beginning to end our dinner at Cafe Miro exceeded all expectations. This was our first time, but will not be our last. The wait staff, ambience, and food were exceptional. The cost for a dinner for 2 was very reasonable. The quality of the food preparation, presentation and taste was wonderful. We've already recommended it to several friends.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Special Occasion, Casual, Seasonal, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined on May 14, 2017

We came in for a wonderful Mother's Day Dinner and everything was great! (party of 9 )
Service from Ryan,Joe and the rest of the Team was on point
All of the dishes were excellent
Aloha,
Geoff & Lehua

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Authentic, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 14, 2017

For years this has been our 'go to' restaurant for 'no drama' special occasions. They did not disappoint this week. Our only hope is that they upgrade their beer menu to match the quality of their food and wine menus.

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined on May 12, 2017

Superb food and welcoming staff. Cafe Miro has a comfortable and warm decor, makes you feel relaxed. Everyone in my party enjoyed themselves and one even wished he had more time in Hawaii so that he could return for the incredible food. Owner/chef Kobayashi truly puts his heart into it all. The seafood medley salad was nice and light. The lamb tasted great. Superb value. Staff answered all of our questions regarding the menu and the restaurant.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on May 11, 2017

Great food with excellent service in a comfortable country inn atmosphere makes for a winning combination.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Local Ingredients
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on May 6, 2017

Always a warm experience. We enjoyed the three-course option. It leaves you satisfied, but not uncomfortably full.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Casual
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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined on May 6, 2017

I brought my friends from Japan over and they loved the food. They definitely will return to try different menu.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on April 30, 2017

毎年、ゴールデンウイークに、お世話になってます。今回3回目。
プリフィクスメニューの選択が、増えて
小食派にも嬉しい内容です。
また、来ます。

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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined on April 30, 2017

This is one of my absolute favorite restaurants! The food and service are outstanding!

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on April 20, 2017

We always enjoy dining at Café Miro for the excellent cuisine. The service is quite good and the complimentary vici soir [sp?] was refreshing. I liked that they started having a course for a small appetite person, in addition to their original 2 courses. It was perfect for my 84 years old husband.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined on April 16, 2017

The staff was wonderful and made our evening a memorable occasion. Every one was attentive, warm and very helpful. I can't believe this was my first time after all the years I've lived here. Incredible food!! I'd have to say the food rivals all the four and five star restaurants on Oahu. Never have I had more delicious and tender local abalone and squid.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on April 16, 2017

Pleasantly surprised and would definitely go back again. Shared experience with friends and recommended that they give it a try.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined on April 15, 2017

Anniversary dinner

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 (Seattle)·Dined on April 8, 2017

This was a repeat as we have dined here before. The staff (everyone) was friendly and very knowledgeable . Food was excellent and the taste still lingers from all the great blending of herbs and spices. Will return again in the future for sure!

Tags: Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Romantic
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on April 6, 2017

First time here after hearing great things about it. The menu is spectacular. I wanted to try everything so I'll just have to go back again. Our meal was fantastic down to the service.
The only thing is, I wish they would incorporate more local ingredients where they can. I know it would drive prices up but it seems it's a good fit for the neighborhood they're in.
Will definitely go back since everything was delicious but I have to try the dishes I missed.
Thank you cafe Miro!!

Tags: Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on April 5, 2017

Salad was very good, main course disappointing, dessert mediocre. Service was good.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on March 23, 2017

家族で利用しました。
ワイキキのホテルからは、行きはトロリー、帰りはタクシーで。プリフィックスでデザートを含む3品でしたが、日本のフレンチと比べるとポーションが大きく、十二分に満足のボリュームでした。

Tags: Hot Spot
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on March 11, 2017

Café Miro was a recent find for us despite being open for 20 years (per our server).
It was a refreshing change from the crowded dining upper tier dining venues. We enjoyed the cuisine and service.
We will likely be back soon.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Cozy, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on March 10, 2017

The food here is always outstanding! One of my favorite restaurants. Only thing I would change is to liven up the ambience somehow. The decor is very dated and the lighting is a little too bright. My wife and I love to come here on our anniversary, so it would be nice for the ambience to be a bit more romantic.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Cozy
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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined on March 3, 2017

Food is quite good here. Duck confit was super tender, as was the Burgundy beef. The mozzarella in the salad was the only disappointment. Its hard to find good mozz in Hawaii!

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on February 23, 2017

I have been to Cafe Miro for various occasions: dinner seminar, birthdays, special occasions, Christmas Special Menu, and a quiet dinner for 2. The food has been consistently great, good value, warm staff, Chef come out to see how things are.

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Outstanding Value, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Seasonal
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on February 21, 2017

誕生日で使いました。メニューに名前を入れてくれ帰りに持ち帰らせてくれるなど非常に気遣いのあるお店でした。リブステーキは柔らかく絶品でした。

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on February 19, 2017

This is a well established French café with a chef influenced by Japanese cuisine. I have been on island since the 80's and hadn't heard about this restaurant until recently. It has a great menu items and creative dishes. I had only dined there once previously. This trip was my second with two "newbies."

The café offers a few ordering options. Two are fixed priced based on amount of courses you choose (three or four). It also offers items at ala carte prices. What is fun is the fact that you can pretty much mix and match between the two menus in the same category.

Their serving portions are amazing. A seafood medley salad was enough for a meal itself. In the "fancy" places you might get two pieces of greens with a couple seafood items - not at Café Miro. They provide a full salad with a Scallop, with large (head on) shrimp, cuttlefish, Fish (ours was Opah) and a few small mussels. The dressing was awesome.

The appetizer sampler and dessert sampler are definite winners in your courses as they add a nice variety of items to try and admire.

The décor is casual / café style. You can come with casual attire or spruce up your clothes a bit without any objection.

The staff is plentiful and helpful. My only concern is when food is placed to the customer the staff didn't take time to identify the components of the dishes. With the menu long gone it would have been helpful for the staff to explain the different components of the dish especially in "mixed" dishes such as the seafood medley and the samplers. The person who "dropped" our dishes to us was not our server.

The chef/owner was working the evening we were dining. It would have been nice if he had visited tables for a quick "aloha."

All in all a great experience and I would go and invite others again.

Tags: Casual, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Outstanding Value, Creative Cuisine
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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on February 19, 2017

My husband and I had very high expectations coming to Cafe Miro but left disappointed. The staff was amazing but the food was boring. The menu seemed impressive but tasted like a cruise ship meal. The entire experience was out of the 70s.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on February 18, 2017

Saw an old friend Rob Wright and he made the night special for me and fiance!

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on February 14, 2017

My wife, who LOVES Cafe Miro, was troubled in what she saw as a dramatically different menu for Valentine's Day. It was a disappointment to her. After being seated and looking at the offerings, she felt strongly that she wanted to go somewhere else and return soon when the more standard menu was being featured. Personally, I found items that would have suited me. But on an evening when we were celebrating our years together, I didn't want her to be disappointed. So, we went elsewhere after my wife apologized to our hostess and I expressed our regrets to our server, both of whom were amazingly gracious. We will return. Cafe Miro has been and will continue to be a favorite.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Disabled Access, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined on February 14, 2017

We came in and enjoyed Valentine'Day .
Great to see Ryan,Joe,Chef and others
Loved the Special Menu
We will see you for Mother's Day
Aloha,
Geoff & Lehua

Tags: Cozy, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 10, 2017

Wonderful service and food! Great place for special occasions!

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 28, 2017

This was my second visit. Once again, the food was excellent. However, there was a table with a large group and they were quite noisy. This made the conversation with my friend less than enjoyable. I also had to spend a good half hour looking for parking. That was not fun.

Tags: Tasting Menu
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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 28, 2017

Restaurant accommodated lactose intolerance,

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 24, 2017

Chef Takahasi's place is an absolute must. Off the beaten path but close to Waikiki. Nice wine list, three or four item price fix dinners and he lets you swap items between menus. Might be a small fee but great way to customize your dinner.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Casual, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 20, 2017

Food was great but I was surprised with the "kitchen fee" in addition to the tip. We were a party of 5.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 20, 2017

First time at Cafe Miro and the food and service were excellent. Loved the opah specials that night and the warm seafood salad appetizer was amazing.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 17, 2017

We went with a couple from the Mainland who enjoy good food and a place to have good conversations as well as good food, and Cafe Miro was perfect. We took a special bottle of wine because they have a small vineyard of wine grapes at their home and appreciate fine stuff, and the restaurant was exceptionally good about decanting and serving the wine.

There were food choices that worked for everyone. They started with good ingredients, treated them well, spiced them perfectly, and presented them elegantly. The service was informed and attentive, without being over-bearing or making anyone feel rushed.

In our opinion, you would not make a mistake to go there whenever you feel like a modest treat.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Gluten Free Options, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Fun, Healthy, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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