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 10 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

素敵な席に案内してもらい、
予約時記入した利用目的(お祝い)についてもウェイターの方から祝福の言葉があり、心に残る食事になりました。
料理も最高でした。

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k
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great place for a unique experience right on the water.

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T
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the time you walk in until you leave you have “Old World” charm, service and wonderful food. Always consistently delicious

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t
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food with wonderful ambiance right on the water near Diamond Head. Seafood is the way to go here. We had both the chilled and hot seafood which was a bonanza to say the least.

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LM
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely loved Michels. A perfect last night dinner in Hawaii. We will be back. The table side service was brilliant. Lobster Bisque was superb. Cannot rate highly enough. The staff were wonderful also - Kalani - you made our night!

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Angus
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great location with a stunning view of Honolulu. 5 star service. Food was excellent but did not meet the expectation considering the price paid. Excellent wine. One small dessert offered as it was my birthday. It is worth visiting.

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SF
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Birthday dinner

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S
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 4

Beautiful dinner, good service, spent about $350 food was good. However I ordered 4 desserts and they were disappointing and dry. And wished I had passed on dessert.

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N
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What an absolutely beautiful experience! Gorgeous restaurant in a gorgeous setting. Amazing, kind and attentive, but too attentive, servers. Many dishes prepared table side which is just so much fun. Everything we ordered was so delicious. Just a wonderful wonderful dinner.

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Tokyo
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 5

料理の提供がとても遅いのと座席と座席の間隔がせまいのが残念でしたが、夕日もきれいでとても美味しかったです。

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SN
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

二年ぶり、三度目に伺った。

自分の席は海が見えないので、景色に惑わされずよけい料理を確認出来た。
エスカルゴはほぼソースのみで、添えてあるパンで腹一杯。
タルタルステーキは肉の味がしない。まさか冷凍?と思うほど。
ステーキのポーターはサービスワゴンの下の棚に10分以上置きっぱなし。しかもペラペラの薄さ!

妻と「経営者が変わった?」と話してました。

皆が書いているような海沿いの席はカップル優先、ではありませんでした。
ざっと半分は4名、6名のテーブルとなっていました。
今までの印象と一番変わったのが白人客が増えた事。前はアジア人がほとんどだったと記憶しています。

19時半に会計。結局満席にはならなかったようです。

はっきり申し上げて、日没後には行く価値が無いお店。
早い時間でも席で印象は全く違ったものになると思います。

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New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

To start, the service was exceptional! We can’t say enough wonderful things about the staff. But, for the prices, we did expect a little more. After reading so many wonderful things about the lobster bisque, we were really excited to try it. I can honestly say it’s the most I’ve ever spent on lobster bisque and it was nowhere near the best. Not bad by any means but also not super special. Our chateaubriand was delicious. Cooked perfectly and the sauces were really yummy. The rest of the plate was a little lackluster, though, and our meal felt a little quick. We had a nice experience but I wouldn’t say Michel’s is an absolute must.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

とても景色が良くてよかったです。

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D
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 4

My personal opinion is that Michel’s is a faded star. Over priced and under performance. Now that they are owned by a corporation specializing in Japanese weddings they give the impression they focus primarily on large groups and not small parties of only two to four. In essence, my group of three was very disappointed., but then we are not professional food critics.

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DJ
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We very much enjoyed the table side preparation.Few restaurants do that anymore.Are server
Royce was excellent.Overall it was one of are best restaurant experience we have had in years.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

A Crying baby and screaming children.
Hard to stay!
Soufflé is delicious but not hot enough.

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Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 5

雰囲気がとてもよく、お料理も美味しかったです。ただ、アラカルトメニューで注文したのですが、お料理が運ばれてくる待ち時間がとても長く、 忘れられてるのではないかと確認すると、メインの食事がすくでてきましたが、さっきまで一品ずつゆっくりゆっくりでてきていたのに、一気に4品運ばれてきて、最後慌ただしく食べた感じでした。総じてはとてもよいレストランだと思います。

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KS
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I will admit I primarily picked Michel's over other restaurants was because of the flambe desserts - we have never experienced that! But I'm so happy we picked it because overall it was amazing. There is a reason this restaurant is rated so high! We decided to splurge for our anniversary dinner and we were not disappointed. Beautiful table with a view of Waikiki at night, open air windows, excellent service, food and cocktails...and dessert! Tableside food preparation, wonderful flavors, attentive and knowledgeable service, and a special anniversary dessert. We felt so special! Thank you Michel's! (And the flambe dessert did NOT disappoint!)

PS. The only thing I will say about the ambience is that the lights are a bit bright in my opinion.

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HE
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

a very good table excellent servers food was well presented

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IT
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We firstly asked to order 5 plates for 2 people, but waiter gave us advice that it might be too much, so we decreased to 4plates which were sea food mix, salad, Omar bisque and grilled Omar.
Every plates were good, especially bisque.
Here is popular restaurant for Japanese tourers and behind table of us was 9 Japanese in a party, so it was little bit noisy unfortunately.

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y
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

妻と二人で伺いました。アラカルトメニューを頼みました。アヒのタルタル、ビスク、ロブスターをシェアで。どれも美味しかってですが、2.6lbのロブスターは二人でも多くかなり満腹。車で伺ったのでお酒も飲めなかったのと、目的でもあったサンセットは水平線付近に雲が多く、日が沈むところが見えなかったのが残念でした。

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TW
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The evening was fantastic and better than expected. it was a celebration of my wife's birthday and I couldn't have asked for a more romantic and memorable evening. The way and manner in which we were greeted, served, and doted on made everything extra special. I cannot say enough about the professional behavior of the staff. Going to do this again just to relive the event.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great staff

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C
Vancouver
14 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing restaurant

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Denver
28 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant was the highlight of our visit to Waikiki. From the greeters at the front door to the soft gentle live music to our wonderful waiter ( sorry I do not remember your name) it was a night to remember! The menu was a culinary delight. Every bite was a wonderful. This kitchen staff knows what they are doing A gem in the middle of a historic beach town. Make your reservations now! Oh did I mention the sunset was also a bonus !

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great location by the beach. Friendly yet professional service. They have a valet parking also. Food is great too. They know how to entertain. I took my two boys including an infant one. This restaurant knows what to do with them and the open air atmosphere pardons kids a bit going loud. I hope I can go there again. Recommended.

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Hawaii
22 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated Easter with dinner here. This is one of my favorite places to go because of the ambiance and view. They have a friendly staff that is attentive and accommodating.

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M
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our daughter had an easter brunch here 13 years ago and never stopped raving about it so of course we had to go. Teddy, our waiter was kind and attentive, the signature cocktails were wonderful and we were sorry we couldn't try everything on the menu. The courses were served in a timely fashion and we were encouraged to stay after and enjoy the view. The valet parking added a lot to the experience.

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Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Michel’s was awesome! The atmosphere is simply fabulous! The service couldn’t have been better and the entire meal was scrumptious but my absolute favorite was the warm spinach salad, prepared table-side!! The dining experience was superb!

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Tokyo
9 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

良い雰囲気のお店、ビーチに面していてサンセットが最高。
友人の結婚記念日の為に予約したら、アニバーサリーのデザートをプレゼントしてくれて、友人も大感激していました。

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M
Sacramento
4 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Michel’s view of the ocean is spectacular. Make sure you make reservations near sunset, it is amazing. Food and service top notch!

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i
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my second visit.
I always enjoy the wonderful scenery and food.
I will visit again.
I am very happy with David

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St. Louis
7 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Daughter’s birthday. She never has never come close to having such an elegant restaurant with the view and services. Because of her dietary preference, she was only able to have a salad. Nevertheless, she enjoyed it very much and is definitely an experience she will never forget.

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J
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Disappointed to have small children screaming and crying...

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MC
Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

The service was a bit off the usual outstanding standard we expect at Michels. We spoke with the general manager and he is committed to ongoing training and positive reinforcement, so we expect the service to improve before the next time we go to our favorite restaurant.

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Hawaii
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

海側の席を希望して
願いが叶って奥様も喜んでました!!^_^

今回で3回目の来店でしたが
いつも通り雰囲気最高でハワイの思い出が
また出来ました!!!

次のハワイも必ず行こーと思います!!

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DW
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and view. Had a little opera singing and the man in with the guitar was excellent

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Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

よかった、美味しかった

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EC
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best restaurant in Waikiki !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

雰囲気が素晴らしかったです。

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