Michel's at the Colony Surf

4.8
2982 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 2982 people are saying
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vipDeniseM
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
172 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

結婚記念日で予約したのですが、妻が急遽仕事でWebミーティングする事になり、滞在時間が1時間程しかなくなり、お店の方に最初に事象を伝えたところ、お料理を急いで出してくれました。
短時間でしたが、料理も雰囲気も堪能出来て、大変満足出来ました。

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vipJonnelleC
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had to come back again . Brandon was absolutely amazing yet again. Everything was perfect

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vipJonnelleC
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated our honeymoon. Between the hostess, the manager and our server Brandon it couldn’t be more perfect . We got there around sunset, we ordered two orders of oysters, sashimi Trio and ahi tartare. Ahhhmazingggg :) we ordered a bottle of Cabernet and also the steak and lobster and chocolate soufflé . Everything was perfect

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous.

Great food, great service.

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Cmgale79
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Michel's might be one of my favorite restaurants ever! The setting is absolutely breathtaking. The food is delicious and the service was spectacular. I highly recommend Michel's on your trip to Honolulu!

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PTGhawaii
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect for special occasions. Oceanside views. Delicious food, especially recommend the Tasting Menu. Alas, it is disheartening to see guests now wearing flip flops and shorts at Michel’s. I wish Michel’s would bring back its previous dress code. Such extremely casual clothing detracts from the elegant ambience.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very romantic

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Les004
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was brilliant. The lobster bisque was just perfect. We also had the beef Wellington and soufflé. It was just so good

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RicardoV
Houston
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambience, service, and food. It’s a good choice to celebrate a special occasion. Make sure to request a table looking out at the ocean.

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vipCounterbander
Central Coast
94 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Exceptionally beautiful location right on the beach. But take a sweater: if there is any wind you will be cold. We did not stay for dessert for that reason.As others have said, the food is spectacular in taste and presentation, in a different league from anything else in Oahu.
Service was competent and friendly, but nothing out of the ordinary, including a very curt disengaged nod by the manager.
Wines by the glass were not numerous but remarkably well priced considering the exaggerated pricing of many food items.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Sacramento
11 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The table side prep foe the lobster bisque was a lot of fun. We ordered the Ocean Bounty and Beef Wellington, both were excellent. Views and ambiance of the restaurant was one of a kind!

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vipJosieTD
Hawaii
9 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and impeccable service as always!

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dennisr
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed Easter Sunday Brunch and the food was spectacular and the oceanside views were even better. Chef Hardy finds new ways to delight even frequent diners with new touches and flavors. Highly recommend it for any special occasion.

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vipKoby
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing view and food

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vipOpenTable Diner
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible experience! The service, views & food were all amazing. We were lucky enough to watch the sunset from our table & enjoyed every minute! The lobster bisque and chocolate soufflé was absolutely delicious. HIGHLY recommend! The service is beyond.

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JohnD
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The service and view was exceptional. Food was excellent one of our party had their steak a little more done than they prefer but overall everything was superb. Everyone was talking about it for days. We all would recommend going to Michel’s as a wonderful option when in Waikiki.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food, service & the location right on Waikiki beach cannot be beat!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our server Jackie was superior in every way. Great attention to detail.

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Jochen
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food and service were very good. Not that I could detect anything French other than escargots. I would call it pan-Asian with good ingredients and a good taste of mixing flavors.
This is not a romantic place (we came for our anniversary) and the entrance way from the street is positively off-putting. Most of the beach-front hotels in Waikiki offer the same view and many a similar menu. The only advantage of Michel's is that the tiny beach is not crowded with noisy strollers but only a few residents of the apartment complex that Michel's is part of.

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vipGretchenA
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant. Beautiful atmosphere, great views of Waikik and excellent food.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We chose Michele’s 2 nights out of 4. Titan was a perfect server and the atmosphere was serene. You shouldn’t miss this experience. I hope you can enjoy!

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HCGC
Seattle
12 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Nice and friendly service. Expensive but you get what you pay for

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Sydney
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything from begining to end was perfect! Food and service were both amazing. My husband really enjoyed his birthday dinner.

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vipSteph
Anchorage
7 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dinner at Michel’s could not have been better! The staff were amazing. The location and ambiance was epic. The food was superb! Highly recommend!

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LeilaniL
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for our 25 wedding anniversary. Highly recommend! The most romantic restaurant ever. Nothing beats watching the sunset literally right on the beach and eating amazing food.
The service , amazing! Our waitress was like a ninja! She knew when to wait on us. This dinner was special and didn’t mind what the bill was gonna be....worth every penny. Can’t wait to go again!

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vipMsTF
Hawaii
29 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's always lovely to dine at Michel's with a window table, have a cocktail, watch the people on the beach while the sun sets. They have new carpet and did some cosmetic changes, decor looked refreshed.

Our waiter Titan was friendly & efficient. We started off with fresh oysters which were nice & tiny (we requested the tiniest ones), the crushed ice kept them chilled perfectly.

The 2 people that had the beef Wellington said that theirs were perfectly cooked.
My seafood platter was delish, esp the lobster.

We can't wait to return for another sunset dinner.

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MicheleWI
Milwaukee
10 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very special treatment. Table side service. Accommodated my daily sensitivity. We were very glad we ate here. It was recommended by a long term Hawaiian visitor.

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Vince
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Definitely a nice restaurant for a special occasion. However, it is a very expensive restaurant, so be prepared to spend hundreds of dollars if you want to eat here.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Ate here in the 80’s and 90’s and it was a great French restaurant. But now, the food is mediocre and uninspiring. Cesar salad still a knock out but not made with a raw egg anymore. I ordered a $65 steak that didn’t seem to be seasoned or very flavorful in general. Less than an ice cream scoop of mashed potatoes and 4 green beans. Maybe it is because I’m from Texas, but I’ve had much better steaks at high end restaurants at home that have been outstanding, and for about 40% less in cost. Just overall disappointing. Service was just okay. Our waiter was friendly but maybe had too many tables due to ramping up from covid. Restaurant has had its hey day but it’s time for a renovation and hiring a new and inspiring French chef.

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vipNavywife
Hawaii
39 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An absolutely lovely evening celebrating my birthday with an oceanfront window table. Service was impeccable and the food was divine. Mahalo for making this gal feel so special.

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vipGinger
Hawaii
28 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dining here is a great experience. Delicious food and impeccable service - always a treat!

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vipGESReviewer
Detroit
60 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the distinct pleasure of dining a Michel's for my birthday. The setting is just amazing, literally right on Waikiki beach. We enjoyed a LOVELY sunset with cocktails before our dinner. The food was nothing less than phenomenal. The table side preparation of lobster bisque was entertaining and it was very tasty. Appetizers we tried included the Veal and Ahi Tuna dish which was amazing, and the Ahi Sashimi. It was a lot of food! I was amazed at the size of both appetizers. For the main course we had the seafood bounty, the waiters recommendation. It was beautifully presented and had a sample of all the things on the menu. Calamari, prawn, 1/2 of a small kona lobster, mahi mahi and seared ahi tuna. It was so much food (considering we had really over ordered for the appetizers) we had to get a doggie bag to take home! All this LOVELY food with impeccable service! The waiters were attentive but not hovering. I would highly recommend this restaurant for a very special occasion, it's worth the splurge!

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BobP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The location on the beach was beautiful. The service was professional, friendly, knowledgeable and not rushed. The food was exquisite and delectable.

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JamesM
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow. What an amazing experience. From the staff to the service to the ambiance. A true delight not to be missed !!

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JessieU
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

30th wedding anniversary

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service in helping me with my proposal!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
62 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Josh was the perfect server

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Leelee
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience1

Food wasn’t as good as the price. I guess we are paying for the view. Our table wasn’t very good either though so it wasn’t worth it.

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 2982 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.