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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Palm Springs
15 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience5

Been coming for over 30 years, wow did everything fall apart. Sat for over 15 minutes and no came to our table.
Only after I got up did a waiter come by. Ceasar Salald no flavor. Cold seafood platter tasteless. Mr Shaw
Give me his card and said next time, last time I heard that in Honolulu the restaurant went out of business.
What a fall from the top. Never could figure out the wooden chop sticks in a white table cloth establishment.

OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

料理もかなり美味しく、ロケーションも抜群です。
ロブスターのスープは絶品です。
ただ料理の運ばれてくるのが個人的にスローテンポだった。

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F
Denver
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my 6th visit to Michels. It’s always outstanding with the best ambiance and food on the island! The service is perfect! Can’t wait to return again!

OT
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

日本人の私達にも分かりやすい英語で対話していただき、とても満足のいく時間でした。
涙出るくらい素敵な時間をありがとう。
記念日はミッシェルズに伺いたいと思います。

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SM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tremendous service, delicious food and a special opportunity to meet the GM, Mr. Shaw, whose kindness elevated our overall experience even further. We are grateful to have shared such a special meal in a place where the staff are respected , encouraged to continue to learn, and where customer experience is truly the paramount focus.

OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in the island! Views are incredible. Must book your table for sunset. Order the lobster bisque, it’s fabulous. Also, grand marnier soufflé.

SE
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Not just dinner, Michels is an experience. The view is fabulous and everything, food, drinks, service is impeccable. It is worth every penny. It is a v

FT
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were in Honolulu for our 30th Wedding Anniversary (travelling from Australia ) and I had booked Michel’s online and advised it was a special occasion and if we could have a table overlooking the beach. We were seated at a beautiful table overlooking the beach and were also able to see some fireworks that were in Waikiki.
The 3 course meal that we had was faultless, the service was on point and a good wine list.
We would highly recommend Michel’ and if we are ever back we will be back,

Frank & Therese

A
Orlando
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

James was a wonderful waiter, very attentive and informative . Thanks for making dinner terrific.

LL
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

always happy to dine at Michel's. beautiful setting , view and sunset, excellent wine list.

p
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, great service from our waiter Joel! Great table

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed eating here. The food was great and service was even better. Excellent choice for a date night or special occasion.

J
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The seafood was very good and our server was so friendly and prompt. We were sat at one of the only tables without a view, but the restaurant is elegant in a vintage 70s way. There were patrons at a table a few tables away who were streaming loud videos on their phones clearly disturbing other customers (us included). Would have been nice if the management had politely asked them to put them away, or at least put earphones on. Kind of ruined the latter part of our meal.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were outstanding as usual. Try one of the flaming desserts - they’re all amazing!

PJ
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Michel''s is a fine restaurant with great food and attentive, professional service.

UH
Hamburg Area
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Tolles Restaurant an ganz toller Lage. Machen sehr gut, obwohl in usa.

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OT
Hawaii
28 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, wonderful dinner!

G
Hawaii
9 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Very good spot for a romantic evening. The food and service was good.

OT
Phoenix
146 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food service and Atmosphere is the Best in Hawaii ‼️

HN
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Owner/management needs to invest in a reservationist and/or host/hostess to answer phone and questions from guests. At this high caliber, pre-arrival experience is just as important as the dining experience itself as well as at departure. Not sure if it's a frequent occurrence but screaming Japanese kids at a high end French restaurant...very rude and annoying! Other than that, physical aspects of venue, view, food and service were all good.

L
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was highly recommended and lived up to everything that was said. Right on the beach, beautiful sunset, excellent attentive service and outstanding food. Wine list was good as well.

EL
San Diego
42 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and wonderful service.

k
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was very good and surprising. Service was good and was very satisfied.

a
Tokyo
7 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience2

フレンチ?ですが、騒がしいです。
味も美味しいとは言えませんでした。
夕焼けが綺麗だと雰囲気はいいかもしれませんが、騒がしいです。

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OT
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

誕生日に利用させて頂きましたが、本当にホスピタリティーにあふれた接客をして頂き大変満足しました。
料理のクオリティはもちろん最高ですし、店の雰囲気も素晴らしいの一言です。

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OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best restaurant.
I want to visit again!!

OT
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

結婚記念&誕生日で利用しました。全てのことに満足しました。

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m
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

クラブケーキがとても美味しかった。

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

老舗らしい落ち着いた雰囲気が魅力です。

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RB
New England
36 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Remarkable food with tableside service, attentive and professional waitstaff. The most magnificent view makes this the most romantic restaurant in the U. S.

DM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the tasting menu, and we really enjoyed the show. The service was top-notch - we were never hurried, the two waiters answered our questions about the food and wine, and they called us a taxi when we were ready to leave. The wine choices were all pretty good, and at least two of them were excellent. The best part of the meal was "people watching" - watching some of the other tables, a couple of tables with (well-behaved) children.

T
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love dining at Michel’s. Simply a treasure here in Hawaii.

KV
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter, Pasaj, was extraordinary. The entire experience was something our clients (and we) will always remember.

ED
Pittsburgh
18 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderfully memorable overall culinary experience in every way possible. From the delicious cuisine, first rate service, picturesque view to the Grammy award winning guitarist whose incredible music accompanied our meal, I could not recommend Michel’s highly enough.

EK
Portland
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our dinner at Michels was beyond our expectations. The sunset was amazingly beautiful. The staff was very attentive and professional. We are in Hawaii often but never had been to Michels. We thought it was a lot of French food and too expensive. Not so.! The seafood was the best I’ve ever had and we eat a lot of fish when dining out. It is now our favorite and we will go every time we are on the island. Wish we didn’t wait so long to pull the trigger! Seafood mixed grill is a must.

OT
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect. The ambiance was delightful, the service was impeccable, and the food was delicious. The dishes that were expertly prepared tableside by our waiter made this a truly memorable experience.

OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

いつも雰囲気もお料理も素敵です!
記念日などで利用するにはハワイで1番だと思います!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

2人で行きましたが、
二人分から肉の注文ができます
というのは、日本人にとっては、量が多すぎるため
食べられなかったので残念でした。

景色は、最高でした。

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E
San Francisco
31 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Michel’s is a wonderful throwback. They have many terrific table side preparation items. We had table side Caesar salads for two plus steak Diane, steak tartare and crepes suzette. One night we had grand Marnier soufflés for dessert. Wonderfully done and visually appealing. Bill is one of many exceptional waiters who can prepare these items. It is rare to see table side preparation anymore in restaurants. To top it off their location right on the beach with often open windows looking out on the water is stunning. One of the top restaurants of the many I’ve been to. Highly recommended.

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Loud, pretentious, sadly limited menu. Officious and annoying service. Extremely loud large parties making it difficult to enjoy conversation. We will not return.