Michel's at the Colony Surf

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Contemporary French
Come & 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

Update July 2020

All guests will be required to wear a face mask

We are encouraging guests to use sanitizer, available at the restaurant entrance

We are practicing social distancing

We may deny entry to customers with high fever, above 100.4°F, or who may not be feeling well. Please allow us to take your temperature using noncontact thermometer at the entrance to the restaurant

Restaurant staffs will be wearing face mask to serve our guests

We will be wiping common areas, furniture & fixtures frequently with disinfectant

Maximum seating per table will be 10 persons

Bar counter seating is not available until further notice

We ask for your kind understanding & cooperation

Please visit michelshawaii.com for more information
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NicholasP
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for our anniversary and had a great meal. I am a bad person to review because this is the fanciest meal we ever ate. Tips: Go during sunset and ask to sit close to the music. The view of the skyline was amazing
It was really good and nice to splurge. Drinks: I had the mule and it was great. My wife had a tropical drink and liked hers as well. Appetizers: She did the onion soup and it was really good and rather large. I had the escargot and it was ok, there was so much butter and garlic I couldn't taste the escargot. She did the steak Diane and it was cooked tableside and was really nice. I got the seafood plate and it was excellent. Ranked in order: scallop, ahi, prawn, lobster, mahi. We also got bananas foster and it was ok, I didn't care for the orange peel and citrus taste but that is probably just me.

Overall it was a fantastic experience and I would love to go back.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

This was a terrible experience! We were celebrating our Engagement and was expecting a phenomenal time as this restaurant highlights special occasions. When we arrived the waiter came to the table brung us water and walked away. He told us nothing about the restaurant, the specials of the evening, suggest a wine. It felt like I was at a Chinese take out restaurant. We order the table side lobster bisque and it was burnt with no other flavor. The mashed potatoes came out cold. After sending 2 items back still no manager came by to check on us. Finally at the end of the disaster still no mention of our celebration. The waiter was not up to par on fine dining and was talking to us as if we were at a take out. He had no wine knowledge or steps of service and the table side was terrible . This was a terrible experience and absolutely ruined my engagement weekend!!!! Food was terrible, waiter was awful and manager was lackluster.!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food4service3ambience5

食事が出てくるのがちょっと遅いかなと思った。
ご飯は美味しかったし
何より、景色は絶景だった。一度は行くべき。

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LaurieO
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dined here two years ago when visiting and were excited to come back. Michel’s did not disappoint. Wonderful food, service and atmosphere. We will be back again 😊

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

子供が産まれてから初めての妻とのdinner

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vipBusinessWoman
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Known as a romantic venue, Michel's provides outstanding service in a beautiful setting, but the prices are sky-high, especially the bar bill.

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vipJay701
Cleveland
15 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Old fashioned classic restaurant with a bit of a clip joint flavor. Prices are high even for Waikiki but you expect that. Table side prep of Caesar salad and crepes suzette are more about show than food. Food generally good but my chicken and prawn entree while well-cooked was swimming in way too much brown sauce that bore no particular relation to the food it accompanied. Kind of place an older gent might take a young date to impress her. View is spectacular and overall an okay experience but once every 5 years would be plenty.

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OpenTable Diner
Tokyo
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

お料理はどれもおいしかったですが、
ただ、アワビのお料理は美味しく無かったです。
アワビらしさが全く感じられず、日本人の口に合わないと思います。

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

友達の誕生日って書いといたらHappy Birthdayのプレート出てきました(^^)

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vipjulieD
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic restaurant. You must try it. Sunset and fireworks view. Closest restaurant to the ocean. Amazing food and service.

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Dell
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The restaurant has it all. It was an amazing experience from walking in the door. Celebrating our 20 anniversary and wanted something special. Staff somehow found out (friend called in) and celebrated quietly with us. So special and appreciated as they were welcoming. Jackie was our server and so fun. Congratulations to a business that focuses on doing it right from start to finish. You all nailed it!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charleston
72 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Location is wonderful with clear views of the nearby ocean with its surf and activities. Staff is exceptionally deceiving,friendly and helpful. Steak Diane was cooked table and was MARVELOUS from both a taste and “show” perspective. Their house red complimented the meal very nicely and their crane brûlée was exceptional. Wonderful evening from all perspectives.

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vipBill
Detroit
53 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect evening and meal. Service perfect and received a desert for my birthday.

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Karl
Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a remarkable experience. We were able to not only watch one of our dishes be prepared table side, but throughout the evening perhaps six more at other tables. Our waiter was exemplary, and the food was priced far lower than the high-end restaurant in Hilton Hawaiian Village.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful classic restaurants. Will return

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, service and ambiance right on Waikiki beach. Can’t ask for more. We got lucky in the fact that we were in town on the one day a month they do Sunday brunch.

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vipSteve
Hawaii
20 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Menu changes monthly with best sellers from previous month remaining and new items added. Great ambiance and very good service although there were a couple of hiccups this time.

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BARRYD
Hawaii
23 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best location in Honolulu for a dinner. The seafood is always very good quality in terms of ingredients. The kids meals are better than most adult meals at other places. They have lots of dishes prepared at the table like Caesar salad or crepes suzette which is a nice show. The menu is old fashioned but well prepared so no problem. We go here a lot so really enjoy it. The best part is the view/ambiance especially if your table is against the outside wall which is open to the beach. Service is old fashioned good service

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vipbobbo501
Hawaii
15 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, as always!

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vipCigarguynhi
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This wasn’t our first time here. We’ve been here many times before. It was my wife’s bday dinner. Food, sunset and service were excellent. I must point out that our server, J, was FANTASTIC. We really enjoyed how attentive and responsive she was. We will definitely return.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

ハネムーンで利用しました。素敵なおもてなしと、希望通り窓際の席で大満足です!サンセットがとてもキレイで一生の思い出になりました。
お料理も目の前で作ってくれるサラダとスープも美味しく、もちろんメインも最高でした。

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JW70
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food! Highly recommended!

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miumiu
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

ロケーションがとても良かったです。ロブスタービスクアラミッシェルズでのパフォーマンスも素敵でした。お味も良かったです。テーブルサイドで調理をしたりするのは盛り上がります。

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

デザートは頼んでいないのにハネムーンで予約をしたら特別にご用意してくれました!
店員さんもとても親切でお料理も美味しく、大変満足できました!またハワイに行った時には訪れたいです。

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Koichiro
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall2food4service5ambience2

The restaurant was very beautiful, service was great and foods were good plus wine selection is really nice. I clearly requested a table facing the waterfront, but they seated us away from the waterfront, saying tables near waterfront are supposed to be booked at least 6 months ahead of time. I was very disappointed because it was a very important business dinner with one of the famous chefs in Honolulu. The worst thing was that the hostess told me when I was walking to the rest room "Oh, I did not not know the chef would be with you. You should have told us who would be coming with, then we could have seated you at the table right by the waterfront. The reservation was made under your name whom we were not familiar with". What ? So, this restaurant clearly differentiates their service level depending upon who is coming. I will probably come back to this restaurant if and when I become famous in town.

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vipSusanE
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our 2nd time here. This time with a group of 6. Outstanding remains an understatement. Food and drinks amazing. Johnny prepares cocktails that will delight all your senses. Its a fantastic evening.

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vipWilliam
Palm Springs
15 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
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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vipFoodie
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
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!

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
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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SMSBJLJMY
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
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.

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vipSusanE
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
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 very special atmosphere & the staff is especially knowledgeable & friendly..

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FrankT
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
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

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Amanda
Orlando
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipLeoL
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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patrickt
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
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.

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vipJoseph
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.

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OpenTable Diner
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!

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Michel's at the Colony Surf offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (808) 923-6552.

Michel's at the Colony Surf is rated 4.6 stars by 2717 OpenTable diners.

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