Michel's at the Colony Surf

4.9
3118 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 3118 people are saying
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OutriggerPaddler
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to have a final meal before leaving Oahu. We had a table overlooking the beach and water and you can see the downtown city scape. I would recommend booking a dinner time that is 15 minutes prior to sundown so you can catch the daylight hitting the beach/ocean/city scape and watch it transition to the evening time while eating. The place requests that you do not wear flip flops/bath suits and that men wear a collared shirt to fit the atmosphere that Michel's exudes. We did see one individual wearing shorts and a regular T-shirt at a table so while it is a recommendation, it does not appear to be a requirement.
This a great place to celebrate a special occasion (birthday, anniversary, graduation, etc) and Michel's staff is aware of your special event and will do what they can to make it more memorable.

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vipChrisMeyerGlobal
Las Vegas
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous restaurant that always delivers great food and the best experiences. We return everytime we are in Hawaii. Just the best!

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A perfect place to celebrate our honeymoon/post wedding! The service, cocktails and meals were excellent!! Perfect place to watch the sunset too if you time the reservation right!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to Michel’s to celebrate our honeymoon, and had a fantastic evening! The food, the view, and the service were all amazing! If we are ever back in Honolulu, we will definitely be dining at Michel’s again.

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LBI808
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The ambiance, location (on the beach), and dining room setup were all superb. Tableside food preparation really added to the evening. The wait staff was attentive but not overbearing. We had the Prix Fix (tasting) menu. Everything was excellent and in just the right amounts. Our only issue was the beef tenderloin. It was surprisingly tough and unevenly cooked (for both of us). We will definitely go back and give it another try. We highly recommend Michel's to anyone who wants to have a classy dinner and night out.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food2service4ambience3

The fact that you can only get everything on the menu and can’t pick was so annoying. There were many items we don’t like and we don’t order and we were forced to get

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was spectacular. View amazing. Service impeccable
Highly recommend

MF
vipMaryF
San Francisco
65 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dined here for my birthday dinner. As usual, it was FANTASTIC. Everything we ordered from drinks, appetizers, first & second courses to dessert, were superb.
My only negative, and it is just my personal preference, this is a very special restaurant, I know people are on vacation but, come on men……you can get a light weight pair and trousers and shoes, you are a grown-up after all……save your shorts and flip flops for the beach.

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant on Oahu. Come here every time we are on the island and the food and service are fantastic. Tried the six course tasting menu and loved it.

JW
JudieW
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The tasting menu and cocktails were delicious. The service was excellent and the view was beautiful. Highly recommend.

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vippatd
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is amazing!
Awesome atmosphere and great food!
Our waiter and entire staff were very attentive!

DP
DanP
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Most incredible experience. Yes, you pay for it, however, this should be no surprise. You want the best, pay for it. This restaurant truly the best on the island.

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vipTerri
Hawaii
16 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous fixed price menu - highly recommend it.

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vipksh1
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful staff. Phenomenal view and the food was very good. Some of the best sashimi I have had. Reasonably priced wines.

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vipDoodles
San Francisco
99 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I had eaten here 50 years ago when I lived in Honolulu. Fun to go back with my family!

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Anniversary

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Frank
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply perfect. The food was top notch, service was attentive, and the ambiance was exactly what we hoped for. Worth every penny.

JB
JessicaB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Gorgeous views and outstanding service. Food was good but not great. Overall ambiance made up for any lacking in the food. Bring sunglasses! We had a qicked glare in our eyes for awhile as the sun moved across the sky.
Would recommend to others.

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dfinhnl
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location and always a reliable, quality dining experience.

SM
vipSusanM
Hawaii
8 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent in every way!

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vipAshandjeff
Memphis/West TN
9 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was one of the best meals I have ever had. The view, cocktails, wine selection, food options, and the friendly service will not disappoint. If you are on the fence, book it. We ate at another restaurant very close (right next door), and it is okay compared to the meal you will get at Michel’s.

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ANNV
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Excellent food, on the beach with Waikiki in the background. Definitely a must visit everytime we're on Oahu. Adored our waitstaff, especially lead server Jackie! Jackie was attentive, charming and very professional with table side presentations. We look forward to returning! Thank you.

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vipSugie01
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is AMAZING!!! The attention to detail and personalization blew our experience away. We booked through open table and as we arrived we were amazed by the Ocean View. Our table had our menu with our name on it. The manager Philip Shaw does a great job he visits every table and gives you a VIP experience. The food and drinks were perfect! We Loved this place and can’t wait to go back. If you want to feel like a VIP and enjoy great food and great views I urge you to dine at this 5 Star restaurant.

Great Job Philip!!

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KefiHawaii
Hawaii
9 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience5

Wonderful ambiance. Directly on the beach with great sunset views across the ocean toward Waikiki, Honolulu, and the Waianae Mountain Range. Food is good but not excellent. Emphasis is on the "show" of tableside flambe and cesear salad-mixing.
Expensive. Paying for the view and ambiance. Mostly tourists dining there.

MS
vipMonaS
Phoenix
25 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

It's a beautiful restaurant, right on the beachfront, with amazing views. Wonderful food.

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vipHankster
San Francisco
59 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Michels is the best. Wonderful, romantic, and with a great ocean view. Service it top notch. We always enjoy the food.

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TastesofAloha
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband had wanted to go the Michel's since he was in high school. I figured why not take him for his birthday...such a good idea!!! Everything about the experience was phenomenal. Our waiter, Austin was so amazing. Extremely tentative, courteous, very knowledgeable and and so very personable. The food, oh my goodness, was to die for. Everything was cooked perfectly and the the flavors just kept my head spinning. One of the appetizers we ordered was the escargot. I thought I heard Austin say that there were over 30 different spices added. OMG!!! It was so awesome!!!

So, I had requested outdoor seating when I made our reservation (over a month and a half early) which made everything perfect! We were so fortunate to see the monk seals, Kaiwi and her newest pup Loli'i. We were able to watch the beautiful sunset, which was the icing on top.

Normally we try to go to different restaurants to celebrate our birthdays each year, but I'm thinking we may just need to come back for my birthday in September...or sooner!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Views were out of this world and the food was absolutely exquisite! Our server was great and very attentive to our needs, would highly recommend for a special dinner :)

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

ハワイに行く度に行くお気に入りのお店です。サービスもお料理も最高。今回は、モンクレールの親子にも会えてラッキーでした。

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
84 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and amazing food. Beef Wellington is hands down, best I’ve ever eaten. Chocolate soufflé yummy. This place is not to be missed

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TamraB
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always exceptional! The service is outstanding and the atmosphere is always great!!

BB
BeckyB
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exquisite experience. There is nothing like dining at Michel’s.

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Karen
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Am a HI resident they will be leaving in a few days! Such an extra special treat!!) Already planning the next return to Michel's next month!! We had a party of 5 & each of us had an absolutely wonderful time. Definitely worth finding a day-time 4 anyone looking to dine in a restaurant with an ocean or oceanfront view!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Professional service from host to server. Highly recommended for those wanting to enjoy an overall great service and food.

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Adrian
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second time to dine at Michel’s, the last one being 2 years ago, before the pandemic struck. Our first experience was excellent and we were hopeful that they were able to maintain the quality of food and service that we experienced then. Michel’s did not disappoint!

Outstanding in every way!! I had the Ocean’s Bounty entree and my wife had the Beef Wellington. Both entrees were superb, as was my escargots appetizer. We finished with the chocolate soufflé and the cheesecake for dessert. These were also outstanding! We were lucky enough to be seated next to the window in the main dining room which I highly recommend as you are able to experience the view and the sights and sounds of the surf crashing to shore just a few yards from our window. The manager and owner were courteous, friendly and helpful and our waiter was as well. You should not miss this restaurant when you visit Honolulu, it may be the best on the entire Island!!

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vipTamiK
San Diego
20 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service and ambience. Perfect for a special evening out - especially at sunset. For 50 years, it has never disappointed!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our table have the best view , monk seal and her baby 5 feet away from us ,Super cool experience and the food was great!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Girlfriends birthday. Everything went fantastic. We were both extremely full and happy!

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vipBobby
Kansas City
16 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Michel’s literally never disappoints but now it is better than ever. The food was exceptional and the service was great. Thanks Joel!

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RonR
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything great but special occasion pricy. Had the six course prefix (spelling)menu w wine pairing. Our Oceanside table looked out a gorgeous sunset and best of all a momma Hawaiian monk seal and new baby were 10 feet away on the beach. Much of the meal was final prepped table side.
Romantic setting w the best Hawai’i can offer. Again for the very special time can not be beat but expect to leave w a lighter wallet. Cant wait to do it again (next anniversary) .

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 4.9 stars by 3118 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.