Michel's at the Colony Surf

4.6
2073 reviews
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$50 and over
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Contemporary French
Top Tags:
  • Special Occasion
  • Scenic View
  • Good for Anniversaries
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.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary French, Continental
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Hours of operation
Dinner Reservation Times: Sunday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm
Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 9:30PM
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Phone number
(808) 923-6552
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Eberhard Hardy Kintscher
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Private party facilities
We have several rooms we can use as private areas. It ranges from 12 - 150 people based on availability.
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Private party contact
Amber: (808) 728-3463
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Catering
The combination of food, service, ambiance and view make for an unforgettable event.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Kapahulu
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Parking details
Complimentary valet is offered and there is also free metered parking on street after 6:00pm.
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Entertainment
Nightly: Sunday - Thursday 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Friday - Saturday 6:30pm - 10:00pm
Two time Grammy award winner Jeff Peterson calls Michel's home on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday's when he is home in Hawaii.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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5.0Dined a day ago

上質な空間、サービス。お洒落して行きたいお店です。

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

We arrived a few minutes early yet we were promptly seated. Our table was fine but the table in front of us opened up and our waiter, Chase, moved us without any fanfare. Now we had a full view of the sand, the ocean, and all of Waikiki to celebrate our wedding anniversary.

The crowd is mixed from dates to families to a table of 8. The noise level is well under control and to add to the ambiance, a guitar plays softly in the background.

Table side prep seems to be a thing of the past, yet Michel's still wheels the cart in for salads and flaming desserts. Ooh la la!

Can't wait for our next occasion to visit Michel's.

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4.0Dined 3 days ago

All the dishes were delicious. However, it was dazzling before sunset.

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1.0Dined 3 days ago

美しい景色を眺めながらお食事できるレストランということで楽しみにしていましたが、ホールスタッフ(日本人女性)の対応がとても残念に感じました。
男性1人、女性2人で来店しました。コース料理もありましたが、滞在数日目でしたのでそこまで量も食べれそうになかったのでシェアできる単品メニューをオーダーしようとなりました。グラスのシャンパン3つ、シーフードの入ったサラダ、ビスク、蟹コロッケ風、シーフードのグリルを注文しました。ビスクを注文すると女性スタッフは3人に分けるためにはもう一つ注文をすると私が責任を持って分けるので、と言われました。お腹の具合もありましたが、1つを3人でシェアするのはこちらの自由なのでお店の方が半強制的に注文させる態度に3人とも不快に思いビスクは1つでとお断りしました。その後その女性から食事中何度も嫌な視線で見られ、持ってきたシャンパングラスをお皿に当ててもお詫びの言葉も一切なし、ビスクを断ったからなのか3人のオーダー量が少なくて態度が悪いのかわからないですが、どんな理由であっても感情で接客するプロ意識のなさが目立ちました。更にはお会計を他のスタッフにお願いしたにも関わらず、デザートメニューをすかさず持ってきました。接客の悪さに気分を害していましたので早く切り上げて他のレストランで食べ直したかったため、お断りしました。景色はとてもよかったですが、全体的にお料理も特別に美味しくなくお口に合いませんでした。二度と行きたくないレストランです。

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

The restaurant is very beautiful & the food tasted amazing. Unfortunately, the service went through ups and downs over the night. At first was too fast and then too slow. Then, a drama in the kitchen took the concentration away from the host to the point that was more important to gossip about the issue then keep an eye on the customers.

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2.0Dined on August 8, 2018

Anniversary

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3.0Dined on August 7, 2018

Overpriced and underwhelming. Kitchen took forever

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5.0Dined on August 6, 2018

Second time there and was the same as our first visit. Service, food and ambiance was first class. Will be coming again many more times.

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3.0Dined on August 5, 2018

As ever, Michel's venue and ambience were unbeatable. Eight family members celebrated a birthday and had a leisurely enjoyable evening. The ocean view and sunset were so pleasant, the service was attentive and friendly, the wine list and cocktail suggestions were top notch, but the food was good, not great. You must decide for yourself what is most important to you. We had a good time.

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5.0Dined on August 4, 2018

ご飯の量もちょうどいいし、最高!

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1.0Dined on August 3, 2018

3ケ月前にシーサイドのテーブルをリクエストを出し予約したのですが、案内されなく、少しガッカリです。ハイシーズンなので致し方ないのですが…年に一度の楽しみだったので…

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5.0Dined on August 1, 2018

素敵なサンセットを見る事ができました。
ありがとうございました、

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4.0Dined on July 31, 2018

The table was beside pillars. I felt a little disapoint about that.
The food was good.

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5.0Dined on July 29, 2018

Service was fantastic, view was beautiful and the good was spectacular! Mahalo for making our anniversary dinner special.

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5.0Dined on July 29, 2018

Hadn't been there for a while but as usual they had great food, wine and service. I requested a table where we can view a sunset and they gave me the best spot. This is probably one of the best restaurants in Honolulu and if you want a memorable evening this will be the place.

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5.0Dined on July 29, 2018

デートにとっても最適でした!
また行きたい!

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5.0Dined on July 27, 2018

50th anniversary

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5.0Dined on July 27, 2018

今回 結婚記念日と誕生日で利用させて頂きました。

一ヶ月前に海側の席を予約していたのでリクエスト通りのお席でした。

日本語のメニューもあり、お料理の説明も日本語でしたので安心してオーダーすることがでしました。

素晴らしい景色、美味しいお料理、行き届いたサービス、特別な日にふさわしいディナーとなりました。
サービスで結婚記念日プレート、誕生日プレートがついたムースもそれぞれご用意頂き とても嬉しかったです。
7歳と4歳の息子を連れて行ったのですが、スタッフの方々が優しくてファミリーでも楽しめるお店でした。

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5.0Dined on July 26, 2018

Wonderful dining experience and outstanding service. Highly recommend!

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5.0Dined on July 26, 2018

一ヶ月前に5時半の予約を入れました。
念願通り、窓際のお席で青い海が目の前の素晴らしい眺めです。右側にワイキキのホテルか見えます。最初は日差しがきつく、もう少し遅く6時半ごろからでもよいかもしれません。
七時頃までの夕日は感動的です。
お料理は、オススメのエスカルゴやビスク、シャトーブリアンのステーキ、シーフードサラダと堪能しました。

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5.0Dined on July 26, 2018

That is the Best restaurant in Hawaii, food, services, ambiance, and breathing taking views are all absolutely superior! We were there to celebrate a dear friend's birthday. It was a lovely and memorable evening. Chef Hardy's tasting menu was very creative and delicious beyond all our expectations. Server was very pleasant and knowledgeable. GM was there to welcome every guest with warm greetings. A best of best, indeed!

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3.0Dined on July 24, 2018

Service only fair. Escargot great. Desert great. Dinner below average and overpriced.

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5.0Dined on July 24, 2018

Outstanding food and drink menu selections. Gracious but attentive service.

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2.0Dined on July 22, 2018

My first visit since the recent renovation confirmed the only reasons to visit Michel's are the excellent Caesar salad and the beautiful (but accompanied by scads of loud, sweaty beachgoers literally right under your on-the-railing table) sunset views.

The crab cakes were small, bland, and heavily encrusted outside while mostly filler inside. My companion's medium-rare lamb chops were themselves excellent, although very rare indeed, but her green beans were raw, her mashed potatoes bland and dry, and her polenta tasted curdled/off. My rare Porterhouse was cooked fully medium, probably because it was the thinnest 22oz steak I've ever seen. My mashed potatoes were also so dry and bland that I suspect they forgot to add salt, milk, or butter at all. The creamed spinach was just under steamed spinich leaves in a bland, creamy sauce of some kind.

Between a solid Cahors and properly cooked dessert soufflés, it wasn't an awful meal. But Michel's just isn't what it tries so hard to be: excellent. Go to La Mer for good French food on Oahu.

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5.0Dined on July 22, 2018

Very much enjoyed celebrating our 34th anniversary at Michel's. This restaurant has been one of our favorites since we moved to Hawaii in 1984!

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5.0Dined on July 21, 2018

We went here for our 30th anniversary on a Friday night. We sat at a beautiful table by the open window and were fortunate to see the fire works over the city. It was gorgeous with the city scape in the background. We started with lobster bisque prepared at the table. Then we continued with a Cesar salad also prepared at the table. We split a scrumptious Chatreaubriand - cut at the table. We ordered a chocolate molten lava cake, but they surprised us with a nice anniversary dessert. Can’t have enough sugar! David and his assistant were fabulous! Superior service - first class!!!

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5.0Dined on July 20, 2018

ハネムーンでステキな思い出ができました。お食事もサービスも最高でした。

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5.0Dined on July 19, 2018

The restaurant was spectacular. Food outstanding. Service practically perfect. A classical guitarist played Queens "Bohemian Rhapsody“ and it was AWESOME! We filmed it. Request a table on the wall next to the beach.

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4.0Dined on July 18, 2018

海を見ながら食事が出来て雰囲気が最高に良い。事前にシーサイド側の席をリクエスト入れるのは必須です。目の前で料理を作るパフォーマンスもあるので楽しめます。

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5.0Dined on July 16, 2018

We celebrated my partners birthday and they provided a delicious complimentary white chocolate mousse with a chocolate “happy birthday” sign - it was a lovely touch but also discrete. We were having a romantic dinner so appreciated the level of service we received - attentive but not too attentive. We had oysters, escargot and the vitello tonnato to start then shared the beef Oscar/lobster. Was a good tactic because we had chocolate soufflé and creme brûlée for dessert - the soufflé was delicious but we were too full for the brûlée. We had a delicious bottle of Pinot Noir from Russian River for about $110 but forgot to take a note of the vineyard - our waiter recommended it as a good accompaniment to our food and he was right. We spent about $370 and it was worth it.

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5.0Dined on July 16, 2018

ハネムーンの際にディナーで利用しました。
こちらで眺めの良い席をリクエストしておいたおかげか、窓辺でサンセットを見ながらの食事が楽しめました。
日本語メニューもあり、日本語担当?と思われる方が、一生懸命終始気にかけてくださり、楽しませようとしてくれる姿が印象的で、お食事のお味もとても美味しく、楽しい時間を過ごすことができました。
他の方も毎回お気遣いいただき、気持ちよく過ごすことができました。
このお値段であのお味とサービスであればコスパも良いと思います。
ぜひ、また訪問したいなと思えるお店でした。

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4.0Dined on July 15, 2018

結構前に予約して五番目くらいの入店で、窓際の席が全部空いてるにもかかわらず窓際の席には案内されず…( ; ; )なんでかなと思ったら恐らく予約順?なのかなと思います。絶対窓際じゃないとテンション下がるので行くなら早めの予約をオススメします!!ハネムーンと伝えたらデザートプレートサービスしてくれました!すごく美味しかったです!雰囲気は抜群に最高です!

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3.0Dined on July 9, 2018

My lobster was raw in the middle, the service was best that I had also my food was on the cold side not hot at all

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5.0Dined on July 9, 2018

The Food was expectional, very Wholesome,
Delicious/Tasty, very well prepared, and served with elegance by our server. All the dishes we ordered was extremely Five (5)
Star quality. The server was very well versed in the knowledge of the menu and the dishes that he presented at table side. We were very well taken cared of by our server. I wish I could remember his name. However we are looking forward to another time & day to return and will be sure to ask for this one server again.

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5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

Incredible service and ambiance!!!

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5.0Dined on July 6, 2018

Family reunion

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5.0Dined on July 6, 2018

窓から見える夜景が美しくて感動した。サンセットの時間にも来てみたい。
最初案内された室内の席では海しか見えなかったが、途中お願いして窓際の席に変えてもらえたお陰でワイキキの夜景を見ることができた。あまり席の移動は許してもらえないと思うが、親切なスタッフのおかげで素晴らしいディナーになった。
できたら楽天の特典クーポンが最初伝えたときに使えたらありがたかった。意味が伝わらなかったようでお会計の時適用されてないことがわかった。
料理もすべて美味しくてロブスターを目の前でフランベするパフォーマンスも素晴らしかった。

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3.0Dined on July 5, 2018

独立記念日の花火観ながら食事が出来て良かった!
ローカルやツーリストもお祝いムードで🥂楽しい時間を過ごすことができました。
担当のウェイターが日本人に対してサービスがイマイチです。
ワインも自分で注ぐ感じ!
隣の席の白人には素晴らしいサービスし勿論ワインサービスのバッチリでした、

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5.0Dined on July 5, 2018

My friends and I wanted to dine at a restaurant where we could view the Magic Island Fourth of July fireworks show. We selected the perfect place, and plan to dine here again next Fourth of July. The food was delicious, the view was fantastic (both the fireworks and the people on the beach), service was excellent, clean, and prices reasonable for the total package. A great, great, value. We couldn't have chosen a better place for friends to get together, enjoy a great evening and watch the fireworks.

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3.0Dined on July 4, 2018

We ordered the tasting menu with wine pairing.
Service problem consisted of waiter forgetting to bring out the wine for one of the wine pairings. Server had to be reminded.
The main course was the lamb and the waiter said it was with a port wine reduction. The lamb was cooked properly but the wine sauce was not port it was very tart to the point ruining the dish.
The service was a little rushed as we had had a 8:30pm seating.

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