I love your restaurant. I have been 5 times and I have never been able to have a window seat. T
It wasn't really busy but the service was really slow. I saw a table leave cause the wait was too long. The food was mediocre. I have dined there in the past and the food was amazing. This time nothing really stood out. Very disappointed.
This occasion was the first Valentines Day since moving to Oahu, and Michels was the best recommendation ever! Fine food, satisfying drink, and skilled musical entertainment made for an unparalleled experience.
The ambience and food wee excellent. Service was a bit rushed at first but when we asked for time it slowed an appropriate pace
All was wonderful and will have great memories... :)
It is always a pleasure to dine at Michels! Our table had the best view of Waikiki ‼️ The food and service was incredible‼️
This was for my wife’s 60th birthday. The service was fantastic and the food was very good.
I was disappointed. My family (5 total) had gone to Michel's in December, and although the dinner took a long time, I felt taken care of and the quality of food was high. This time there were only 3 of us, and I felt that little care was given to us or our food. Although initial drinks were promptly brought, everything else lagged. This restaurant has several table side prepared dishes, including appetizers, entrees and desserts. A very long time elapsed between ordering, and them bringing out our appetizers, which included a table side preparation of lobster bisque. As our waiter was wheeling over our appetizers, another table was wheeled over from a different direction and included our entrees. For entrees we had ordered a seafood dish, plus 2 wagyu beef dishes, and I just KNEW they weren't going to refire them, and unfortunately I was right. The appetizers were good, but when I came back from the restroom our entrees were on the table, and they looked sad. For entrees that cost nearly $60 each, it really was unacceptable, but we had already been there for 2 hours, and didn't want to wait anymore, so we didn't complain. The wagyu actually held up pretty well and was still tender and delicious. My seafood entree was pretty horrible. I actually spit parts of it out. Then we were excited for the table side cherries jubilee which was our favorite from December's dinner. And it was amazing. Truly beautiful the way they make it. But it took nearly 1 hour from the conclusion of our entree to get to the dessert.
Hawaii trip/Anniversary dinner. Amazing establishment. Great service for our server and everyone in the restaurant. Loved the food and the advice given from the menu for being our first time. Thank you guys so much! We are still smiling!
Wonderful ambience and the service was spectacular! The dishes we ordered were prepared table side, which is hard to find done in restaurants anymore. Wonderful menu items, superbly prepared. Even with multiple large groups in the restaurant, the staff made you feel like you were the most important and the service didn’t suffer at all. Highly recommend!
Very nice semi formal restaurant with long time reputation for quality in Honolulu. Very accommodating staff and excellent food and service.
We use this restaurant for our honeymoon dinner. Omar shrimp soup was awesome!
Exquisite setting with delicious food-many items prepared at your table. Our server was exceptional-very knowledgeable about the menu and attentive to us.
Our reservation was made two months ago through open table. I ask for a window which we got. It was my wife’s birthday and I ask for them to make it special. No acknowledgment at all. Service was just ok. We have to this restaurant 4 other times and was delighted. Food was subpar. I was really disappointed.
It was a wonderful experience. The view of the ocean and sunset was very romantic and mesmerizing. We were seated right away at a table for four. This was ideal as it was only the two of us. The staff were very friendly and engaging all the while allowing us to dine in peace. Food was exceptional. We had the ocean bounty and the 12 ounce New York blue rare. Excellent. We had a memorable experience. Will definitely go back again.
Excellent food, service, and ambiance. A great meal all around!
We had all tableside dishes. The prep was great and extremely non-intrusive. Presentation superb and food tasted exactly as it should. Steak Diane & Fish Cioppine. Lobster Bisque for two. Wish i could go back next weekend too. Jason (waiter) extremely knowledgeable. friendly, professional and attentive. Never a bad moment the entire 1 3/4 hours. LOVE IT.
This was my first time at Michel's and it will be a night to remember! The whole experience was amazing from start to finish from the wait staff, to our waiter of the night David, drinks, food and most of all ambiance! Our food was so delicious and the scenery did not disappoint! I'm so happy I got to spend my boyfriend's birthday here!
Lovely from first moment to last. Staff attentive and friendly, food amazing. Magical sunset and gorgeous evening. Will definitely be back. Mahalo and aloha
Location and atmosphere are great, as usual. Entertainment with live guitar is awesome. Table side prep is done with style and flair. Food is good but not exceptional. The food quality and menu creativity just aren’t up to the five star prices.
We had a amazing time! Love them! Nice view,delicious foods,nice and friendly staff! We will be back.thank you!
Could not have been better ! Beautiful surroundings, impeccable service and wonderful food . AAAA++++
All the appetizers and food was delicious except for the fresh fish preparation that came out in a parchment paper. The free appetizer and amuse bouche was delicious and a added a great touch to the meal. We had a visiting guest from California and he thoroughly enjoyed the sunset even if we were unable to get a table on the perimeter as requested when the reservation was made. He had to go between the tables and excuse himself to take a few pictures.
Our server Jenna was fantastic. She was very friendly and helpful and was always smiling.
In an era where there are many great small restaurants in Kakaako or China town offering novel or reinterpreted cuisine, there’s a value to a classic restaurant that is practically an island landmark with fine dining and a twist of “island flair”. It’s been years since we were last at Michel's but decided that a lovely birthday dinner would be the occasion. As always, the location is beautiful and the view exceptional.
Unfortunately, the food wasn’t a match for the reputation. We ordered the Chef's menu and wine pairing for two. The first course was a mushroom chowder that was delivered tepid. Some longtime customers came in, and our service started to get further and further apart. The 2nd course was a Kozen sweet corn risotto served lukewarm and with large amounts of corn kernels. --Not what we expected from "French haute cuisine”.
The duck salad course was at least supposed to be served chilled. The Kauai Prawn had a taste of curry along with coconut, but was again only adequate. Likewise with the wine, most were unexceptional except for the Spanish garnacha which was a very good 2oz.
The lamb chop was delicious, with a goat cheese and demi-glace. This is what we were hoping for! Unfortunately for us, it was followed by dessert and the meal was over. Our server could sense our disappointment and with the experience and apologetically told us that the feedback for the Chef’s menu hadn’t been very enthusiastic.
In the future, I would like to give Michel's another try. The a la carte menu looked like a better choice. I wouldn't recommend the Chef's menu to anyone. Here’s to hoping that they change it soon. 2/5 Stars.
Probably one of the best restaurants in the state, but you'll pay for it (~$100/person). Worth it once a year for something very special. Ask for seats next to the window for the best view.
We will reminisce this Birthday dinner for many years to come. Service was impeccable. The food was undeniably The best we have had in a long time. Watching the sunset and the moon rise, Glistening on the water, was a real treat that we could not have planned better.
Michele's was wonderful yet again. A wonderful wedding anniversary dinner. We were though pretty disappointed that we didn't get a window table. I had made our reservation almost two months earlier and had made the request. David N was a great waiter. Did apologize for not being able to get our request. But did give us his card for our next visit.
Outstanding & classy service. Amazing food. The Vitello Tonnato is my favorite appetizer that Chef Hardy makes. However, just about everything on the menu is spectacular.
Waiter was professional, yet down to earth. View is picturesque and food is excellent. Made for a special date night on our honeymoon!
Awesome! Beautiful setting. We return every year to celebrate our wedding which took place on the beach outside the restaurant.
We were here 34 years ago and my memories were not disappointed. The service and charm of this restaurant are amazing. Food and s life very.
Fabulous dinner, fabulous service with awesome setting. Highly recommend!!