Michel's at the Colony Surf
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
- 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
- Limited number of seated diners
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
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.
Fabulous restaurant that always delivers great food and the best experiences. We return everytime we are in Hawaii. Just the best!
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!
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.
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.
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
Food was spectacular. View amazing. Service impeccable
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.
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.
The tasting menu and cocktails were delicious. The service was excellent and the view was beautiful. Highly recommend.
This place is amazing!
Awesome atmosphere and great food!
Our waiter and entire staff were very attentive!
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.
Fabulous fixed price menu - highly recommend it.
Wonderful staff. Phenomenal view and the food was very good. Some of the best sashimi I have had. Reasonably priced wines.
I had eaten here 50 years ago when I lived in Honolulu. Fun to go back with my family!
Simply perfect. The food was top notch, service was attentive, and the ambiance was exactly what we hoped for. Worth every penny.
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.
Great location and always a reliable, quality dining experience.
Excellent in every way!
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.
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.
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!!
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.
It's a beautiful restaurant, right on the beachfront, with amazing views. Wonderful food.
Michels is the best. Wonderful, romantic, and with a great ocean view. Service it top notch. We always enjoy the food.
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!!!
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 :)
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
The food is always exceptional! The service is outstanding and the atmosphere is always great!!
Exquisite experience. There is nothing like dining at Michel’s.
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!!
Professional service from host to server. Highly recommended for those wanting to enjoy an overall great service and food.
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!!
Excellent food, service and ambience. Perfect for a special evening out - especially at sunset. For 50 years, it has never disappointed!!
Our table have the best view , monk seal and her baby 5 feet away from us ,Super cool experience and the food was great!
Girlfriends birthday. Everything went fantastic. We were both extremely full and happy!
Michel’s literally never disappoints but now it is better than ever. The food was exceptional and the service was great. Thanks Joel!
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) .
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.