Michel's at the Colony Surf

4.8
2937 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 5 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 2937 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.8
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4.9
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RobertS
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Experience was overall excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is so incredible. We came here for the last night of our honeymoon and ordered the tasting menu which had a few courses made table side. It’s a long time gem that is open-air on the beach and is not crowded with tourists. Definitely on the more expensive side, but worth every penny. I would definitely try to book the dinner time slot to watch the sunset. I would recommend this spot to anyone and will definitely be back.

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AlanK
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A classic "old school" fine dinning experience. Impeccable service. Great view of the sunset and Waikaki Beach from the dining room. They were operating at 50% capacity following COVID regulations so lots of space. The dining room is basically open to the outside so great air circulation as well. A special occasion place.

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Guest
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Overall very good. Service was great. The seating was disappointing. I asked for a table by the rail when I made my reservation but the hostess was noncommittal. She didn’t say those tables are already reserved two months in advance. When we arrived we were seated by the bar which was very noisy. There was also a loud drunk lady sitting nearby.

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AaronNYC
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

What an incredible staff, it truly is a fine dining experience with a gorgeous sunset view! The food was tasty, and prepared table side (what a show). I would come back just to hang out with this friendly and attentive staff that made us feel very welcome and appreciated during our meal.

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TimothyM
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very nice restaurant with amazing servers worth the time for a nice beachside meal, everything about it was perfect. Great experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service by Kalani!

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vipTina
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome experience!

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LHPanda
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance, food, service. No place better for a nice romantic dinner in the Islands with a view of the Hawaiian sunset.

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vipIrene
Columbus
6 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great way to celebrate our 35th wedding anniversary! They even had the menu made up special for us with a congratulations message preprinted on it! Food was delicious! Service was awesome! And our table was perfect in a corner right next to the beach! Outstanding!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stellar! In every way possible

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place with amazing food! Definitely worth the stop!

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ElizabethE
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing! Everything we ordered was great and came out fast! The service we received was wonderful As well. No complaints.

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ChrisH
San Antonio
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful time at the Valentines Prix Fixe. Well taken care of. The food was incredible and the views cannot be beat. It was a wonderful way to end our trip to Hawaii. A good variety and well put together set menu. Everything tasted great.

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vipJoeboy
Hawaii
13 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service from Josh, Phil and the whole team

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vipLive2Eatg
Hawaii
58 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Valentine's dinner at Michel's was exceptional! Every course was excellent (taste and presentation) coupled with the great wine pairings made it a memorable evening. Our guests enjoyed it very much and we will definitely return to this fine restaurant!

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AndreaD
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Michel's provides a magical and intimate experience that made my husband and I feel special and valued. Every detail was planned and executed to the highest standard and we felt safe in dining there during the pandemic. Mahalo to the Michel's ohana for delivering such a high quality experience. We'll definitely be back and recommend to our ohana and friends

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Aloha808
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Yet to have a negative experience at Michel's. Food, service, ambiance were wonderful. Will definitely return🤙

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LacyLady
Hawaii
8 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had dinner because it was my daughter's birthday. She had the Wine Tasting special. She thoroughly enjoyed herself, server was excellent. Food was delicious, with impressive plating. The whole experience made it very memorable for her. Only complaint was that we were seated near the beach and the sun was beating on us. After sunset, it was comfortable.

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Outstanding high quality food that is memorable and delicious. I eat out most nights and all over the world - a top ten destination - must have Lobster Bisque, Caesar Salad, Lamb and Fish dishes. Bravo! Worth the risk of Covid!

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EthanM
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome view excellent service food was amazing! They take great pride in there service and are very attentive to your every need highly recommend lobster soup or even Ceasars salad to start! Will be back a must do if you only live once, or over and over like there's no tomorrow you should come here to Michel's restaurant!

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vipjoans
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pricy, but the location and great food makes it worth it.

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vipSnowflake
London
9 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

You can’t beat the ambience of dining at Michel’s. Considering the Covid 19 social distancing, we still had an enjoyable dinner. Service was a bit slow but all in all, still a great place to enjoy a romantic evening under the stars beachside. They’ve recently freshened up the place so feels nice.

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vipJosieTD
Hawaii
8 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanks to Chef Hardy and his creative team plus the excellent service staff, we had a fabulous brunch! We will definitely be back latest on the 1st Sunday of March and every month thereafter!

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible experience.

TM
TerryM
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve already recommended to two other couples. My wife has decided it will replace Top of Waikiki as our significant event dining location.

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vipadams
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The ambience and service here really can’t be beat. Definitely one of my favorite places in Oahu. We tried the tasting menu and the crabcakes and desserts were out of this world.

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JKGSW
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely evening, everyone was was helpful and kind.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I can see why, so many of my mainland and Hawaii business colleagues and close friends ... chose Michel’s as the special place to propose marriage to their significant other. Of my 8 friends who did propose to their partners here at Michel’s Waikiki... all of them are still in fact married after all these years! LOL. And it has to be primarily attributable to 4 to course meals at Michel’s. From the a·muse-bouche to the smokey lobster 🦞 bisque and the French onion soup... to the foie gras side and op caviar... to the entrees, our party enjoyed each course. Staff were very attuned and intimately knowledgeable about the foods.
5 stars for taste and cuisine
5 stars for locale
5 stars for service

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vipkitty
Central Coast
49 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure dinning at Michelle’s.
Philip has a finely turned team of servers to make your
experience A+
And the food was delicious. Everything
If you like a sunset dinner, reserve early.

MP
MarkP
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is outstanding well worth the visit. Watching the sunset there never gets old.

MK
vipMikeK
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had been to Michel's in a long time, it was as good as I remember it. The service was very good and the menu had a wide variety. Out two main ere the Lamb in coffee and goat cheese and Cioppino, both were cooked as ordered an had great flavor.

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JandL
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Michel’s is a quality, traditional dining super star. It’s all first rate—the service, the food, the drinks, and the desserts.

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DerrickP
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

The foods here are just ok but not great. The cioppino here as example came with green muscle and no squid. The broth for this dish is just OK but not great. The restaurant is old and dated, it’s in real needs for some remodeling. The only thing this place has above average is the view and the service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was exquisite! Service was great and food was amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. The view is amazing.

TJ
TiffanyJ
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you enjoy ambiance, fabulous food, perfect service then Michel's at the Colony Surf should be your first choice. From the foie gras to the table side Caesar salad to the chateaubriand to the chocolate soufflé --everything was perfection! And just because Michel's was once called one of the most romantic restaurants in the world, don't think it is "couples only". We had a FUN Girl's Night out + yes we followed all Covid guidelines! EXCELLENT!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went here for my 35th birthday. Had the best view and best server. Food was great

OT
OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated my husband’s birthday! Everything from the sunset to the dessert was amazing!

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 4.8 stars by 2937 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.