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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

95% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (56)
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Good for a Date (45)
Good for Anniversaries (43)
Waterfront (36)
Good for Birthdays (29)
Notable Wine List (22)
Fit for Foodies (21)
Creative Cuisine (19)
Live Music (18)
Quiet Conversation (18)
Worth the Drive (17)
Business Meals (16)
Cozy (15)
Great for Outdoor Dining (15)
Neighborhood Gem (11)
Handcrafted Cocktails (10)
Tasting Menu (9)
Hot Spot (6)
Local Ingredients (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Authentic (5)
Fun (5)
Comfort Food (5)
Good for Groups (4)
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Kid-friendly (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Healthy (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
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 (Hawaii)·Dined 2 days ago

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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·Dined 3 days ago

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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 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

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

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·Dined 3 days ago

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

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Live Music
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined 5 days ago

Fantastic!

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 (Portland)·Dined 6 days ago

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

Tags: Scenic View, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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 (東京)·Dined on January 12, 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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 (St. Louis)·Dined on January 11, 2018

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

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 9, 2018

シャンパーニュで乾杯し、
グラスワインの白と共に
前菜 シーフードの盛り合わせとロブスタービスクをシェアし、
ナパバレーの赤ワインをボトル
メインのお料理は面前で仕上げるステーキと
チキンと海老のプレートをいただきました。
メインはボリュームがあり食べきれませんでしたので
デザートはパスし
お会計‼︎
サンセットに合わせてたくさんの人がいましたが
絶妙なタイミングでサーブされ
ゆったりと食事をすること出来、とても良いディナーでした。

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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 8, 2018

Very enjoyable! Food preparation in front of us was artistically done and the food tasted out of this world! We had the Steak Diane, which was the tenderest filets we had ever had! Can highly recommend Michel’s!

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Michel's was outstanding as we always find. The abalone was excellent and personal service outstanding

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 6, 2018

The tiki torches outside are no longer lit. Sounds trivial but it really detracts from the magical experience Michel’s once was.

The food wasn’t good on this visit. I asked if the chef had changed. It’s the same staff but apparently ownership of the restaurant changed hands last year.

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·Dined on January 5, 2018

Beautiful menu with professionnel advice to select items. The service is outstanding

Tags: Tasting Menu, Special Occasion
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Celebrated our 4th wedding anniversary at Michel's because the atmosphere and ocean front views at sunset are spectacular and romantic. The staff and our server did a great job to make our special occasion a memorable one. Open Table indicates the cuisine is French but most of the menu is steak and seafood. Our soups, appetizer and entrees were nicely presented and delicious. I ordered the Steak Diane and the steak was done just right; however, the sauce was a bit too light in taste. The restaurant brought us a complimentary dessert for our anniversary which was a delicious and perfect end to an excellent dinner.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 4, 2018

This was not our first time at Michel's but the first time in several years. It was a beautiful sunset which is exactly what we hoped for. In fact, that's why our reservation was for 5:30. We were familiar with the ambiance and it was just as nice as we remembered. The food was excellent and the service was first-rate. My wife needed a little help in deciding what to order and Pasha explained the different dishes very clearly. All in all, a very enjoyable dining experience.

Tags: Business Meals, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Waterfront, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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·Dined on January 3, 2018

We had a beautiful celebration for my mother’s 80th bday!! Amazing service and delicious, beautifully presented food.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 1, 2018

We have been to Michel’s many times before, but never for New Years Eve. We were very disappointed in both the rushed service as it was obvious they were trying to turn the tables quickly for the next seating. We were also shoved into an extra table with no view and the ambience of being in the middle of the staff rushing from one table to the next. We expect much more from Michel’s and wouldn’t recommend it as a place to dine for New Years Eve.

Tags: Notable Wine List
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

三世代で大晦日の日に行きました。料理はコースのみだったのが少し残念でしたが、どのお料理もとても美味しく、景色も店の雰囲気も最高でした。ただ、メインの料理ころから来るの時間がかかりすぎかなという印象を受けました。他に関しては満点です!店員さんの接客も素晴らしかったです!気配りが隅々まで行き届いていました。またぜひハワイに行った際には訪れたいお店です!

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 29, 2017

お料理も美味しく、ワインのチョイスも抜かりありません。好みを言えばハズレのないワインを勧めてくれるスタッフ、これで夕陽が見られれば言うことなしです。

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Best ambiance of any restaurant in Honolulu if you get a seat by the water. Food is always top rate

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Christmas Eve diner with family

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 25, 2017

クリスマスディナー
良い席、良い食事、良い雰囲気、で三拍子揃った心地よい時間でした

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Slowly Michel’s is declining. They stopped many table side dishes. Xmas eve was a prefix. Portions were meager and quality just ok. Service and ambiance great.

Tags: Romantic, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on December 22, 2017

There was a mistake in our online reservations, but they accommodated us and gave us a lovely table right on the beach with a great view. We started with the escargot and lobster bisque, had the lamb chops and steak and lobster main courses, and cherries jubilee for desert. The food was excellent and the cherries jubilee was scrumptious and just making it at the table was a lovely production. They gave us a free coconut cheesecake for our anniversary, but honestly the cherries jubilee was so great that the cheesecake was then just mediocre. I was so full, I could only eat a half of one of the lamb chops, so we had them for dinner the next day and they were still wonderful.

Tags: Disabled Access, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Tasting Menu, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Live Music
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Open ocean views. Great service. Food good but not overwhelming.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Enjoyed my anniversary dinner there. Great service and food.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Gluten Free Options, Business Meals
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 19, 2017

We have visited Michel's several times, and every experience has been superb. This most recent dinner was the best -- service, food, drink, ambience without parallel in Honolulu.

Tags: Scenic View, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Traditional French fine dining. The food preparation was outstanding, even the one's done tableside (there are several items that are finished or prepared tableside). The service here is classical - with complementary amuse bouche and the mid meal "palate cleanser" sorbet. The kitchen was a bit slow this evening, perhaps because they may have been understaffed or busier due to the holiday season. Nevertheless, the food was worth the wait. The items of particular note: very thin, tasty lavosh; warm seafood salad; fresh fish en papillotte; filet migon with foie gras; cherries jubilee; grand marnier souffle. The only disappointment was there was no recognition of the fact that we were celebrating our 51st wedding anniversary even though this was noted on our reservation.

Tags: Scenic View, Romantic
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·Dined on December 15, 2017

ハワイでの思い出になるようなシーンということで兄弟の還暦祝いに利用しました。
夕日の中、いかにも観光客相手ではない、そして、雰囲気、サービス、景色、味など堪能しました。
三人で$400の価値はあったかなと思う。予約の時間ギリギリになったので、比較的カジュアルな感じで行ってきたが。今度は何かの記念に盛装して行きたいと思います。

Tags: Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 13, 2017

05:30pmに予約して10分前に到着するが、扉が開いたのは05:28pm
大勢の方がエレベーターホールで待たされてました。
パチンコ屋の開店じゃないんだから、余裕をもってゲストを受け入れるべきだと思う。
あとは料理のサーブが遅過ぎます。
前菜からメインまで3時間。
デザートは食べる気になりませんでした。

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Im not really sure what happened. Table was great. Our server started fine then after dinner was rushed out it took 30 mins to get dessert menus and 45 mins of waiting for dessert...we waited so long we were ignored I had to get up and cancelled so it basically ruined my birthday celebration.
I have eaten here so many times where service was 5 star. Our poor server seemed slammed. Not enough wait help. He kindly took the coffee order off our tab and apologized...unfortunate because I was with a prominant businessman.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Overall the staff was fabulous. I got the lamb chops that were incredible, another got the Chipino which was great too. My wife and son both got the seafood bounty, which unfortunately came out cold and was disappointing. Our waiter took it back and it came out hot and tasty the second time. For the price, that was unacceptable, but thanks to the waiter it saved the experience. Unfortunately I can't remember his name but we would certainly go back.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Waterfront, Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 7, 2017

It def is an exquisite spot that is why they can afford not paying attention to someone's 23rd wedding anniversary that was pointed out in the reservation as well as charge $40 for a vegan (read: rice and veggies) dish. Boo!

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 7, 2017

My girlfriends & I have been coming to Michel's for over 10 years for a birthday & an early Christmas get together. We manage to get a table by the "window" for the awesome view. Michel's has never disappointed us with their fantastic service & delicious food! The goat cheese lamb chops were awesome! A special thank you to our outstanding server, Jenna! We will be back next year!

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Scenic View
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·Dined on December 6, 2017

Went for our 2nd year anniversary. Had the Scottish salmon, seafood paupiote, steak dianne and the cherries jubilee. Phenomenal. From the time we sat down the the moment we left. Phenomenal. Roughly a 200 dollar meal that we had a gift certificate for, but it's one of those meals you would be completely content for spending so much on. Everything was perfection. If you want a romantic, fine dining experience on the shore with VERY reasonably priced FINE DINING foods....this is it. Comparable to Le Mer.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Waterfront, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Much better before the buy out. Food still competent but not anything to write home about. More tables, so it is crowded and much less intimate. Noisier. Electronic music instead of Hawaiian musicians. Closed windows, instead of open air. Rushed food. It wasn’t the same ambiance. Burgundy and Bordeaux wine prices were escalated. But domestic wines without reviews were bargains. Evidently the current owners don’t really know anything about wine. A sad turn for this formerly iconic restaurant. It was a go to for us. Always reliable, with spectacular food. Not now. Find another place to go.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Great restaurant located on the edge of Waikiki, away from the hustle and bustle. Service is attentive and responsive - really excellent. Food is good, but not spectacular. Table side preparation is a treat as not many restaurants do tableside service any longer. Nice views of the sunset and water. Breezy and can be cool, so bring a jacket or sweater. Live music was EXCELLENT! The guitarist is amazingly talented. Restaurant needs a refresh as everything is dated and unexciting. It is stuck in the 1960s...

Tags: Good for a Date, Scenic View, Romantic, Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries, Live Music, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 1, 2017

ハネムーンで伺いました。
窓際の席を用意して頂いて、サービス・料理も最高でした!

是非また伺いたいです。

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Nashville)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Magical dinner date with an amazing view, wonderful staff, and delicious cuisine. We Will certainly be back.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for a Date, Scenic View
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Well worth the time to get there. Excellent fine dining

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Waterfront, Scenic View
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