Michel's at the Colony Surf

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Contemporary French
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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1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great location by the beach. Friendly yet professional service. They have a valet parking also. Food is great too. They know how to entertain. I took my two boys including an infant one. This restaurant knows what to do with them and the open air atmosphere pardons kids a bit going loud. I hope I can go there again. Recommended.

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Hawaii
22 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated Easter with dinner here. This is one of my favorite places to go because of the ambiance and view. They have a friendly staff that is attentive and accommodating.

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M
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our daughter had an easter brunch here 13 years ago and never stopped raving about it so of course we had to go. Teddy, our waiter was kind and attentive, the signature cocktails were wonderful and we were sorry we couldn't try everything on the menu. The courses were served in a timely fashion and we were encouraged to stay after and enjoy the view. The valet parking added a lot to the experience.

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P
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Michel’s was awesome! The atmosphere is simply fabulous! The service couldn’t have been better and the entire meal was scrumptious but my absolute favorite was the warm spinach salad, prepared table-side!! The dining experience was superb!

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g
Tokyo
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

良い雰囲気のお店、ビーチに面していてサンセットが最高。
友人の結婚記念日の為に予約したら、アニバーサリーのデザートをプレゼントしてくれて、友人も大感激していました。

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i
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my second visit.
I always enjoy the wonderful scenery and food.
I will visit again.
I am very happy with David

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SC
St. Louis
5 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Daughter’s birthday. She never has never come close to having such an elegant restaurant with the view and services. Because of her dietary preference, she was only able to have a salad. Nevertheless, she enjoyed it very much and is definitely an experience she will never forget.

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J
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Disappointed to have small children screaming and crying...

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MC
Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

The service was a bit off the usual outstanding standard we expect at Michels. We spoke with the general manager and he is committed to ongoing training and positive reinforcement, so we expect the service to improve before the next time we go to our favorite restaurant.

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Hawaii
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

海側の席を希望して
願いが叶って奥様も喜んでました!!^_^

今回で3回目の来店でしたが
いつも通り雰囲気最高でハワイの思い出が
また出来ました!!!

次のハワイも必ず行こーと思います!!

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DW
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and view. Had a little opera singing and the man in with the guitar was excellent

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Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

よかった、美味しかった

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EC
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best restaurant in Waikiki !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

雰囲気が素晴らしかったです。

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Tokyo
3 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

雰囲気がよく、提供されるお食事にクオリティも良し。

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AB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

My dad recommended this restaurant to us as one of his favorites. We had the best seat in the house right on the water. It was the perfect way to start our honeymoon, including the celebratory dessert from the restaurant. It is a very quick ride from Waikiki hotels.

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RW
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful setting, great service from the staff and the food as usual was superb.

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Hawaii
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 3ambience 5

家族でサンセットを観ながら食事。
ビーチサイド席に通してもらいました。とても素敵なサンセットです。

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R
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

everything was perfect
What a great place
Joel our waiter for 2 nights was the BEST!

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OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

Too long between courses

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PC
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Not what it once was.
Service was okay.
Food only so-so - lobster bisque was watery and skimmed over by the time it was served.
Ambiance was very noisy.

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KW
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was one of the highlights of our trip to Hawaii. Thank you for making our 20th Anniversary so special. Mr Shaw (Partner of this amazing place) came to our table to ensure everything was perfect, then sent over a gift of decedent white chocolate mousse with a medallion which read, "Happy Anniversary!". Exquisite food, GOOD service and GREAT staff. We recommend you start off with the Lobster Bisque....wait til you see what they do. Quite a show!

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CJ
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Special occasion

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s
Hawaii
8 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great time at Michels, always a great place to mingle and watch the sunset and always get great service. For some reason the souffle had a too strong eggy flavor.

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P
Vancouver
10 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

Last time we ate at this place was exactly 40 years ago. So we decided to do the retro thing and booked our 40th anniversary dinner here. We had requested an Oceanview table, but this request was not fulfilled. Restaurant was busy for Monday nite. We were seated and then waited sometime to get drinks. My wife ordered a cocktail which arrived shortly and I ordered a bottle of champagne which also arrived on time. I took nearly 15 minutes before the server was able to open the bottle and I was able to join my wife for a drink. Dinner menus arrived much later after we had requested them. Even though the place is under new management, the food I must say was pretty good although a bit pricey. Service on the other hand could use some new techniques so that it is not solely dependent on the head waiter alone.

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CF
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Service and ambiance is very good. Great experience. Would definitely come back.

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

結婚記念日の事前連絡したらケーキを用意してくれました

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OT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent view of sunset. Great table side Caesars salad. Not many fish options but what they had was great. Cannot best the location and proximity to the water. Wait team was also efficient and professional! Sea Food tower was a bit skimpy. Otherwise food was good.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Service average. Food expensive and average. Great view.

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KM
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We haven’t been to Oahu in 49 years. During that long ago visit, we ate at Michels, and in the years since, have used that experience as our benchmark for quality dining service. We were anxious to try the restaurant again during this visit to see if the service was as we remembered.

It was just as good as we remembered - both food and service! What a treat to find a restaurant that is just as special today as it was 49 years ago. And we had the added bonus of a lovely sunset complete with green flash.

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LE
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Michel’s is our favorite place to dine for special occasions. The view of the beach and setting sun, the ambience, Ono grinds and the service is fantastic.

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D
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 5

Was one of the first groups to enter but was given a table right by the entrance. Even if the food is good it's not worth being aggravated from the start.

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FL
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Special restaurant for special occasion!! Food was OUTSTANDING!

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E
New York Area
228 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a 5 star experience of tableside service with an array of delicious seafood culinary delights. A breathtaking view was the cherry on top. A wonderful and special experience for my birthday.

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B
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

This was our second time to eat here after going with friends on our last trip to Honolulu.
The food again was excellent! Sunset was gorgeous. We had escargot, lobster bisque, filet with lobster tail and cherries jubilee!
Our server Frank was excellent!
We will look forward to returning the next time we are on the island.

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LL
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

They would not accommodate my request for an oceanside table even though there were at least four vacant tables. I had requested when I made my reservations. When we arrived, they said the table were all reserved. Really.

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Osaka
2 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

お店の雰囲気、案内されたお席、提供頂いた料理、全てにおいて満足させてもらいました。

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AV
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Had the special which was ok, sorry no 'wow' to it.

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MY
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, wonderful service, and a great view of the beach.

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SD
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My beautiful wife and I had a wonderful and romantic dinner right on Waikiki Beach. The service was excellent and the food was amazing.

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