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About Michel's at the Colony Surf

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.

2895 Kalakaua Avenue
Honolulu, HI 96815
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary French, Continental

Hours of Operation:
Dinner Reservation Times: Sunday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm
Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 9:30PM

Cross Street:
Kapahulu

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$50 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(808) 923-6552

Website:
http://www.michelshawaii.com/

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.

Catering:
The combination of food, service, ambiance and view make for an unforgettable event.

Parking Details:
Complimentary valet is offered and there is also free metered parking on street after 6:00pm.

Executive Chef:
Eberhard Hardy Kintscher

Private Party Facilities:
We have several rooms we can use as private areas. It ranges from 12 - 150 people based on availability.

Private Party Contact:
Amber: (808) 728-3463

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

Michel's at the Colony Surf Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.7

value

4.0

Noise

Quiet

91% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (57)
Scenic View (56)
Romantic (51)
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Good for a Date (46)
Good for Anniversaries (45)
Waterfront (34)
Good for Birthdays (31)
Notable Wine List (22)
Quiet Conversation (22)
Worth the Drive (21)
Fit for Foodies (20)
Live Music (16)
Business Meals (16)
Creative Cuisine (14)
Cozy (13)
Great for Outdoor Dining (13)
Tasting Menu (12)
Handcrafted Cocktails (11)
Authentic (10)
Neighborhood Gem (10)
Hot Spot (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Local Ingredients (6)
Fun (5)
People Watching (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Healthy (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Seasonal (2)
Bar Seating (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 2 days ago

I love your restaurant. I have been 5 times and I have never been able to have a window seat. T

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 (Hawaii)·Dined 4 days ago

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.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined 6 days ago

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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Live Music, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Waterfront, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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 (Atlanta)·Dined 6 days ago

The ambience and food wee excellent. Service was a bit rushed at first but when we asked for time it slowed an appropriate pace

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 (Hawaii)·Dined 6 days ago

All was wonderful and will have great memories... :)

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 12, 2018

It is always a pleasure to dine at Michels! Our table had the best view of Waikiki ‼️ The food and service was incredible‼️

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on February 10, 2018

This was for my wife’s 60th birthday. The service was fantastic and the food was very good.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on February 10, 2018

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.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 9, 2018

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!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Waterfront, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Scenic View
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 (Portland)·Dined on February 9, 2018

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!

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on February 9, 2018

一番海側の席ではありませんでしたが、それでも十分すぎるほどのオーシャンビューで感動しました。
また、毎週金曜日にあがるという花火を席から楽しく見ることもできました。
料理はシーフードをメインに頂きましたがとてもおいしく、コスパも良かったです。
特別な日の食事で利用したのですが、スタッフの方の対応が素晴らしくまたまた感動しました。
日本語のメニューもあり、安心でした。
ホノルルに行く機会があれば必ずまた行きたいと思っています。

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Very nice semi formal restaurant with long time reputation for quality in Honolulu. Very accommodating staff and excellent food and service.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Waterfront, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (東京)·Dined on February 8, 2018

We use this restaurant for our honeymoon dinner. Omar shrimp soup was awesome!

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 (東京)·Dined on February 3, 2018

ハワイに来ると必ず行く大切なお店。全てが素晴らしかった!

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 (New England)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Exquisite setting with delicious food-many items prepared at your table. Our server was exceptional-very knowledgeable about the menu and attentive to us.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 31, 2018

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.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 30, 2018

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.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 29, 2018

Excellent food, service, and ambiance. A great meal all around!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Live Music, Romantic
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 29, 2018

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.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Cozy
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 28, 2018

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!

Tags: Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Lovely from first moment to last. Staff attentive and friendly, food amazing. Magical sunset and gorgeous evening. Will definitely be back. Mahalo and aloha

Tags: Happy Hour, Authentic, Good for a Date, Romantic, Waterfront, Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 27, 2018

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.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 26, 2018

We had a amazing time! Love them! Nice view,delicious foods,nice and friendly staff! We will be back.thank you!

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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Could not have been better ! Beautiful surroundings, impeccable service and wonderful food . AAAA++++

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 25, 2018

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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Paleo Friendly, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Cozy
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 (東京)·Dined on January 24, 2018

サンセットが素敵なお店

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Our server Jenna was fantastic. She was very friendly and helpful and was always smiling.

Tags: Good for a Date, Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 23, 2018

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.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 22, 2018

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.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, People Watching
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 21, 2018

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.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 20, 2018

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.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 16, 2018

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.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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 (東京)·Dined on January 15, 2018

ハワイ旅行の最終日に利用しました。窓側の席を希望していたので、窓側のとても景色がいい席に通していただきました。
料理もサービスも最高です!またハワイを訪れた際には利用したいと思いました。

Tags: Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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 (Nashville)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Waiter was professional, yet down to earth. View is picturesque and food is excellent. Made for a special date night on our honeymoon!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Awesome! Beautiful setting. We return every year to celebrate our wedding which took place on the beach outside the restaurant.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 14, 2018

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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Fantastic!

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 (Portland)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Fabulous dinner, fabulous service with awesome setting. Highly recommend!!

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 (東京)·Dined on January 11, 2018

今夜は家族と親戚の初ハワイ最後の夜に最高のサンセットが眺められて、とても嬉しかったです。
今回の旅行は私たちにとって特別なものでした。
私たちは一年半前に、大切な親戚を白血病で亡くしました。まだ、従兄弟はまだ32歳でした。
その従兄弟は倒れる前に、翌年のお正月にハワイに母と姉を連れて行きたいと考えており、親孝行ができると思ったのにと亡くなる1週間前に彼から聞いた私たち家族が代わりにハワイのミシェルズに連れてきました。
ミシェルズでの夕食は平凡な私たちには、とても背伸びをしたものでしたが、とても美しい夕日が見れる席をご用意していただき、サービスも素晴らしかったです。
ただ、私たちにはオーダーした料理がかなり多く、前菜1品、サラダ、ビスク5つとデザートを3つくらいでシェアした方が良かったと思いましたので、その点だけ教えていただけるともっと嬉しかったです。
最高の夜をありがとう。

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vip
 (St. Louis)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Ambience is always great. Or wait staff was fine her food was not as good as normal

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