Michel's at the Colony Surf

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Contemporary French
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.
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Hawaii
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

ハワイ旅行中に利用しました。
とても素晴らしいロケーションと美味しいお食事でした。
アメリカは味付けが濃いのかなと勝手に思っておりましたが、素材の味を生かした調理で、適度な香りづけで風味を出しているので味が薄いなと感じることなく素晴らしかったです。
また事前に英語でアレルギーがある旨を記載したところ最初から最後まで気配りをしていただけました。
サンセット時が人気のようで予約が取りづらいですが夜も夜景が綺麗ですので是非ともご利用ください。
ドレスコードについては気にしていない方もいましたがきちんとした服装で行った方がいい場所です。

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F
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal once again. We were treated like royalty by waiter Brian and GM Philip. It was my wife's birthday celebration and she was very happy...….

MT
Hawaii
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Of course, there's no other restaurant like Michel's which has been around for nearly all of my life (+60 yrs) for ambiance, ocean front and elegance. I must say that 90% of the guests are now Japanese tourists, predominately in their 30s, probably because the restaurant is now owned by Watabe Bridal Co.
Almost every table ordered lobster bisque and seafood tower appetizer.

The raw oysters and salad were delicious. We ordered the wrong entree though, catch of the day, mahimahi en papillote. Fish was over cooked, making it taste a bit fishy with pronounced dark meat flavor. The presentation of opening the parchment revealed a very unappetizing dish. The spinach and kale were an ugly color from steaming in the pouch, spinach had slimy texture because overcooked too. It was also served with something like saurkraut mixed with the kale & overcooked spinach giving the dish another "off" sour taste that did not compliment the fish. During our meal, no one came to ask if we were happy with our dish, so we didn't complain until they took our plate away. We ended the evening with a yummy dark chocolate gelato to erase the off tastes of the main dish.

K
Hawaii
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 2

金曜日の夜はサンセットと花火目当ての日本人客ばかり。ツアーできていると思われる日本やその他アジア観光客の料理は決まっているらしいが、何しろ一人のウェイターが担当するテーブルが多すぎてフリーで来ている我々には、まるで手が回らない。
前菜の名物料理「ロブスタービスク」は煮詰まっているし、前菜からメイン料理まで実に1時間待たされた。
もはやかつてのような落ち着いたレストランとは言えない。

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BG
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Talk about the best view in the world! This is it! The food was exceptional the desert was the best chocolate soufflé we’ve ever tasted!

LE
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

立地は文句なしで、素晴らしい景色が楽しめます。
アペタイザーは美味しいですが、
メインのシャトーブリアンはパサパサでまた焦げ目が強く苦味が走り、価値がありません。
サービスはお料理の提供が極めて遅く、
またスタッフがバタバタしており、エレガントさに欠けます。
トータルでのコストパフォーマンスは極めて悪いです。

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OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food & setting for special occasions!

OT
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

アラカルトは面倒なのでコースをお願いしたら
提供時間がゆっくりすぎてメインとデザートは
次の予定があったので急いで食べました。
日本ではコース料理は2時間から二時間半ですが、
ここでは3時間はみておいた方がいいです。

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OT
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Food and ambiance were excellent. Staff was friendly, but service was very slow. Server was very nice, but kept apologizing for keeping us waiting for each stage of the meal service. I believe he had too many tables and we were not as vocal about our needs as others. Long lag time between greeting, to cocktail requests, to meal order, etc, Extended length of time between cocktail order and delivery. Had to ask for bread service when 1st course was almost finished. This was the theme for the entire evening. Because the food and view were both amazing, I would try again and hope this was just a fluke.

n
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

景色も食事もとても美味しく接客も素晴らしかったです。アニバーサリーのプレートも出して頂きありがとうございました。とても素敵なお店でした。

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k
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always exceptional. The service is 110% as is the food and ambience. Peter makes it an experience not just a meal. I have been going there for 10 years and it has remained truly exceptional. Well done to whomever runs the place. A model for all.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 5

とても料理は美味しく、景色は最高だったものの、料理の提供スピードが異常に遅かったのが残念

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OT
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

お店の雰囲気がとても良く、料理が美味しくパフォーマンスも最高でした。
窓際の席がおススメですが、早めに予約しないと取れません。
ハワイに行くなら絶対に行くべきお店です。
接客もハワイで何軒か行ったレストランの中でも一番良かったです。
金曜日の花火の日でしたが、窓際じゃなかったので席からは見えませんでしたが、お店の裏口からビーチに出て見ることができ、
スタッフの方もビーチに出て見ていいよと促してくれました。
ビーチからは遠目ですがしっかりと花火が見れて、大満足でした。

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OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

メインのシャトーブリアンは名前だけで日本と比べるとパサパサのステーキで食べる価値はあまり無いと思います。魚やロブスターにした方が安全です。アペタイザー等は普通に美味しいと思います。

サービス面は前菜やスープ等が来てからメインまでの時間が空きすぎるのが気になりました。ハワイだから多少の緩さは許せるけど
払う金額からしたらもう少しちゃんとしてほしいです。

酒ほぼ飲まずに6人で850ドルにチップ入れてほぼ1000ドルでした。景色にお金を払ってるようなものですね。

コスパは良くはないと思います。

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s
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

結婚式の前の、母へのプレゼントとして、予約し招待しました。
ハワイには何度か来ましたが、友人レコメンドでトライしましたが、食事もサービスも最高でした。
アラカルト注文でお酒も飲んで、このクオリティで300$ほど。
最高でした。
お祝いには、最高だとおもいます。

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OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great services!

RS
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

I hope the new owners of Michel's will re-establish a dress code in keeping with the traditions of this fine establishment. On 9/4/19 we noticed two foreign visitors wearing flip flops, cut off jeans and matching white Mickey Mouse t-shirts and we were surprised they were served. Hy's steak house also caters extensively to our foreign guests, but maintains a dress code in keeping with up scale restaurants. I wonder if these two patrons would wear the same attire if they were to dine at a similar restaurant of equal standards in their home country. When I visit Japan or any other country in Asia, I make sure that I am personally attuned to the standards and customs of the host country. I hope the new management will make some attempt to establish a dress code, but not sure if generating profits is more important than respective local customs and culture.

On a more positive note: Our complements to our server, Kalani, who did a great job. A special shout out to the Master of the Caesar Salad, Trent, who managed to recreate the old recipe which we have enjoyed for years.

We will always be back. RM Smylie

WA
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

全体では星5つです。
サービスとロケーションはパーフェクトでした。

比較的安価なので文句は言えませんが味はまあまあです。
今回コースを注文しましたが、単品で注文すればテーブル前で調理してくれるみたいです。

Tシャツ、ハーフパンツ、サンダルのカップルがいたので入店可能のようですが雰囲気に合わなかったです。

日本人のおばさんがサンセットの写真を撮りに席から立って騒いでいたのが残念でした。。

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

窓側のリクエストに答えてくださり、大満足です!ありがとうございました!

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CM
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An old favorite from years ago when my husband was stationed there. Whenever we have the opportunity to vacation in Hawaii we try to eat there. It never disappoints.

OT
6 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

ロケーション、雰囲気はとても良いです。
サンセットではなく、遅い時間に夜景を見ながらというのも全然いい。
サービスも大変良いです。お料理は勿論美味しいですが、コスパは観光地プライスです。

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OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Michel's always the very best.

M
Denver
30 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was one of the best restaurants I have ever been to. The ambiance was spectacular with the beach and sunset in the background. The service was exceptional. It was worth the 450$ we spent for the two of us and I did not order any alcohol beverages but my husband ordered a few glasses of wine, so the meal was pricey.I ordered the Maine lobster and they only had 3 lbs and up to choose from which was too much food to eat so I left hall of it on my plate due to being too full. I should have ordered the lobster bisque but instead I ordered the French onion which that was below average in my opinion. The presentation was nice but the flavor was bland. Everything was wonderful!

OT
Hawaii
7 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We love the Colony. It was a little last minute so our reservation was for 8:15. It lacked their usual attentive customer service this particular evening. Definitely prefer to go just before sunset so you can unwind and take in the beautiful ocean and Waikiki setting while sipping on their delicious Hibiscus martini. Table side Caesar salad and Lobster bisque is consistently yummy. My husband got the Fish Special that was wrapped in parchment paper and served nice and warm table side. It was pretty good. I tried the Ocean Bounty and it was just ok. I prefer their warm Seafood salad and one of their steak dishes instead. Still one of our favorite places.

AL
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one the best fine dining restaurants on Oahu...the best atmosphere and view at sunset! The service is always great!

TA
Hawaii
16 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s always nice to dine here. Great service always. The food was just excellent.

S
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The ocean front table was reserved as requested, from which we had a wonderful sunset view.

OT
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 5

The waiter asked me if I could please finish my martini quickly so that he could reuse my glass to serve me another one. This is after having to share menus to order in the first place. We repeatedly asked for bread and were told that we couldn't have it until entrees were on the table even though other surrounding tables had lovely baskets on their tables. We received a bread plate with the end of a roll sliced on it. No butter. The food was mediocre, at best, especially given the price point. I will never set foot in this restaurant again

JJ
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a pleasure to dine at Michel's. My go-to place for VIP clients. The GM there (Donald) always makes the experience extra special.

OT
Hanover
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Many thanks for a wonderful evening with delicious food and excellent service. Greetings from Hannover (Germany) to Eberhard, Philip and Jenna

B
Hawaii
8 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Great food, great views, good service, although we did have a longer than anticipated wait for the main meal.

RR
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Devine atmosphere and food. Beautiful ocean sunset view. Open air to the lovely Hawaii tradewinds. Excellent high end foods.

MD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Michel’s is my favorite restaurant in Honolulu! I recommend it to everyone. See you next year.

HG
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Nice place to simply hang out and enjoy. Food was good. Very friendly staff. A bit touristy though.

KA
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have no words to describe how amazing the experience was.

Everything was perfect.

The food and of course the insane view makes this spot timeless for ever.

b
Hawaii
12 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had not been to Michel's in a year or so, but always enjoy the setting and the food. We celebrated my birthday dinner last Saturday and had a wonderful time. Steak Au Poivre at onetime was a menu item but it had been removed. I inquired with the waiter, he asked the chef, and they prepared the dish for me, which was outstanding. The cherry jubilee desert is to die for and done tableside. I highly recommend Michel's for great food, service and you cannot have a better view.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

お料理はどれも素晴らしくて雰囲気も接客サービスもよかったです。
残念ながら雨だったのでサンセットは見れずでしたが
それでも波音を聞きながらのお食事はとても良かったです。
またハワイに行ったら行きたいです。

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

とても雰囲気の有るレストランでした。
予約した時間が、日没とヒルトンホテルの花火も見える時間だったので、とても良かったです。
お天気が少し悪かったので、日没は僅かにしか見えませんでしたが、生演奏とキッチンライブショーのようなスタッフ達の仕上げに感動しました。

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Hawaii
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

英語が分からない場面もあららましたが日本語での対応、日本語メニューで、丁寧に対応してもらい安心して楽しむ事が出来ました。
予約した席も景色が良くとてもステキな時間を過ごす事ができました。
ただ、コースメニューをオーダーしましたが一品ごとの提供時間が遅く感じました。

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Hawaii
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

最高な夜でした。特に夜景が良かったです。サンセットが見たかったら、予約時に窓ぎわの真ん中でと伝えると良いと思います。

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