Michel's at the Colony Surf

4.8
3257 Reviews
$50 and over
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 August 2020
TAKE OUT AVAILABLE

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

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 3257 people are saying
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vipKathyD
Palm Springs
16 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the Taste of Michel with the wine pairing. Everything was wonderful. We particularly enjoyed the table side presentation. Our server was excellent and the wine pairing perfectly complimented the food. My only complaint is the price of the coffee. We were charged $16 for a cup of coffee. After spending $170 pp for dinner, an additional $64 for coffee seemed excessive. Other than that, it was perfect.

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Staceyrie
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

personalized menus

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NICHOLET
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time coming here and we live in Hawaii!! Titan was an outstanding waiter! Food was beyond what I imagine it to be. Ambiance was so romantic! Will come again for every occasion and celebration!

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OpenTable Diner
Oklahoma City
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time visiting the island and was looking for a place that was perfect for a anniversary celebration. Waitstaff and manger were very friendly and attentive. Enjoyed the evening sunset with the seaside breeze eating a well prepared meal. Five stars all day

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vipPriscilla
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is spectacular! The food was delicious and the view was breathtaking. The staff are very friendly, accommodating, and over the top amazing. My fiancé and I definitely had a great time and will be coming back here when we go back to Hawaii.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You have to ask 3 months in advance for a water side table. I am doing it next

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CrisC
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was one our best dining experiences. As one recent reviewer said, they treated us like VIPs. Our server Josh was very helpful with the menu and wine selection. Especially liked his comment regarding the Vouvray we had. “Like drinking gold!”. Every item on tasting menu was a work of art.
Mr Shaw the general manager was a charming gentleman as well.

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MaggieR
Miami
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Expensive for what it is. No Happy with the food. The service is good as well as the ambiance but not happy with the food. Is the type of restaurants that you leave dissatisfied after expending so much money.

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Lifeonoahu
Omaha
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They treat everybody like a VIP. Personalized menu, constantly filling up drinks, and table side food service. It was a great experience and we loved all of the food.

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DJC44
Hawaii
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

from the moment we entered the building from the parking area, the experience was exceptional. The food exquisite, service was very attentative, service was excellent, and the overall experience was for making memories. All the dishes from pupus, entre, to dessert were finely prepared. The wine selection was great. Definitely a place for special occasions, but also just place to eat, drink and enjoy the view.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, service and view!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Life changing food, amazing view

DH
vipDiamondHead
San Diego
41 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Terrific but dated, but that's why we love it. I'll go back.

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vipJosieTD
Hawaii
10 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent as ALWAYS!!!! Kudos to Chef Hardy and his team and the entire Michel’s staff!

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vipAcorn
Grand Rapids
16 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The menu stated Diver Scallops, but they were the size of Bay scallops. Service was a little slow, maybe due to Covid? My lamb chops were wonderful.

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BrianN
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

One of the best restaurants to watch sunset in Waikiki while having a wonderful meal

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ReidS
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my birthday and they had printed a personalized menu. The service was excellent. The ambiance of the restaurant could not be beat. We were next to a window right on the beach and experienced one of the best Hawaiian sunsets I’ve ever scene. It was one of the best dining experiences I have ever had!

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vipGaryM
Houston
38 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always the food and service was excellent! You go to Michel’s to experience dining-you go to other restaurants to eat!

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Greg
Orange County
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Service. Kevin our server was awesome. Philip was also great. Was there for sunset, fantastic.

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vipJoKaplan
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and amazing service. To top it off… the view is to die for!

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LanceA
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Romantic spot for special Birthday on the Island. Food was on point and the staff was respectfully attentive.

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RogerP
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It has been a very long time since we dined at Michel's. We remember it as being excellent and were not disappointed.

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JWMAC
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Beautiful view, food was great and they were very accommodating.

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LissaP
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was great! Glad we found it. Hard to find with GPS.

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vipcraig
Hawaii
25 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Maintaining excellence in a restaurant over many years is a great challenge. Michel's reassuringly continues to meet it. Do read the menu: for creative cutting-edge cuisine there are other places in Honolulu. Michel's specialty is *consistently* excellent versions of classic dishes, with an emphasis on French, but also taking due advantage of local fish & seafood. As I am sure I have done before, I had *two* servings of the outstanding raw oysters and then the beef wellington. The puff pastry of the latter could have been more subtle (read: flakier), but I am nitpicking. The beef was done to perfection, and the sauce and the accompaniments were great. David's service was knowledgeable, friendly, & attentive. The view of the surf and of the Waikiki skyline after dark cannot be beat--especially recommended for couples celebrating some romantic occasion.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing. The best of everything in all my 46 years.

JK
vipJasminK
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent with excellent service. Would definitely return for a special occasion

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Appreciated the complementary birthday dessert. Very thoughtful.

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JeanetteH
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Our first experience at Michel's and we were not disappointed. We plan to return soon.

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CynA
Hawaii
7 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Birthday celebration. Ambiance was excellent as well as the service. The crab Benedict was delicious except it had no visual appeal. Artichokes had no flavor. In my opinion. It needed color by possibly adding a twisted Orange slice & parsley garnish.

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ScottH
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Absolutely the best place on Oahu for an upscale, quiet romantic dinner. The beef wellington was cooked to perfection, and the service was amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Under spiced & over priced but a killer view. Perfect date restaurant with spectacular sunset.
Service wasn’t what you’d expect for a $$$$ fine dining experience. Food was good, not great. When you charge $16 for soup $42 for salad and $68 for an entrée put yourself under the microscope.
All in all the ambiance made the night.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If was my husband’s bd celebration, this place will be one of our favorite. Service was all to the top of services, ambience romantic and quite. Food was great, over all we were very impressed!

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JamesJ
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A-mazing. All around

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vipMarkS
Hawaii
11 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Food was just fine at high prices. Location and view great. Service was outstanding

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Foodie
Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

55 Anniversary
Michels is our anniversary tradition
Everything was superb

MK
MitchelK
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful atmosphere outstanding service warm welcome

MM
MarcelaM
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The chocolate soufflé is a must

FAQs

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 4.8 stars by 3257 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.