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Michel's at the Colony Surf

4.6
1997 reviews
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$50 and over
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Contemporary French
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  • Scenic View
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion
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.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary French, Continental
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Hours of operation
Dinner Reservation Times: Sunday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm
Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 9:30PM
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Phone number
(808) 923-6552
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Eberhard Hardy Kintscher
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Private party facilities
We have several rooms we can use as private areas. It ranges from 12 - 150 people based on availability.
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Private party contact
Amber: (808) 728-3463
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Catering
The combination of food, service, ambiance and view make for an unforgettable event.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Kapahulu
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Parking details
Complimentary valet is offered and there is also free metered parking on street after 6:00pm.
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Entertainment
Nightly: Sunday - Thursday 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Friday - Saturday 6:30pm - 10:00pm
Two time Grammy award winner Jeff Peterson calls Michel's home on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday's when he is home in Hawaii.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.5
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4.6
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4.7
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5.0Dined 4 days ago

I brought 8 business clients and had a terrific meal. The view is stunning and impressive.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

This was an amazing all around experience. Great food, service and location. Loved everything about our dinner and would highly recommend.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Beautiful sunset view, great service, and generous wine pour. And the food was great!

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1.0Dined on May 16, 2018

Been dining at Michel's for 5 years but will never be back. New ownership has not served this delightful place well. One of my party was vegetarian. Not catered for (except a single option of a vegetable pasta - lazy for a 5 star restaurant) even though stated at time of booking. Totally ok for restaurants not to cater for dietary requirements but let customers know so they can choose an alternative venue.

Staff didn't look happy and not attentive, as experienced in the past. Beautiful house bread selection is now one piece of garlic bread, you know, garlic bread like Pizza Hut or the Cheesecake Factory. Had to ask for it to be served right at the start of the meal (as is customary) as apparently "chef doesn't want people to fill up on it". Chef is clearly more used to feeding children under 5 than those who are responsible for their own levels of food intake.

Michel's claims to be "haute French cuisine" however my entree was some kind of fish ramen. While it tasted nice there was nothing French about it. And the oysters for appetizer were no bigger than a dime.

What an enormous shame. Beautiful location and a wonderful past reputation. However this place is a shadow of its former self.

While, in the short term, the tourists may continue to flock (and new customers won't have its former greatness to compare to the current state as I have) it feels like, as more and more high end restaurants are opening in Waikiki, that Michel's will be left well behind. It no longer offers anything special.

Do yourselves a favour and go to Le Mer. Faultless every time. I will not be returning to Michel's nor recommending it to anyone.

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5.0Dined on May 16, 2018

As always, everything at Michel's was excellent. The ocean front dining, especially at sunset is
spectacular. We even had a fireworks show later in the evening. The service (James was our waiter) was very attentive by not overpowering. All of the food choices (there were seven in our party) were delicious and perfectly prepared. I had the lamb chops and they were the most tender I have ever had.

Highly recommended for a fine dining experience.

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5.0Dined on May 16, 2018

I loved the relaxed atmosphere and the level of service. The staff was attentive, polite and truly demonstrated the Aloha spirit. The menu options were just right and for the quality and portion sizes, the prices were on point.

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5.0Dined on May 14, 2018

Everything about this place was amazing. We ended up there right at sunset and it was gorgeous. The service was the best I’ve had. Jenna was our waitress and she was so incredible and sweet. The food and the makawao mule were delicious as well as the dessert martinis :)

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3.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Service is slow and pretentious; food is forgettable and over priced; ambience is that of a solemn affair. The view was probably golden years ago, but there is a small beach directly outside the restaurant with people doing beach stuff while you are eating in what is supposed to be an upscale restaurant.

I was thoroughly disappointed and would never suggest to anyone that they waste their time or money at Michel's. We were there 2 hours and did not order dessert or coffee because of the pace of the meal.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

特別なお食事に最適。
とくに、オマール海老のスープとタルタルは最高でした。
パフォーマンスもあるので見ても美味しい。

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

The staff was on top of things! Attentive and made us feel like they genuinely cared about our dinner service. The food was delicious and prepared well! Our first time dining at Michel's, but not our last! Excellent staff!

We had reservations for 5:30P, we arrived a few minutes early; however, we were not able to enter the restaurant. We had to wait in the lobby on a bench outside of the restaurant. Not a problem, but had we known this would be the situation, we would have stopped somewhere else for a pre-dinner cocktail.

That being said, the dinner experience, overall, was excellent! I look forward to dining at Michel's again in the near future.

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

The view is the BEST. Food, prices, service are $$ -- but the experience is worth it !!!

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

Awesome evening as usual, we always try to make it here when we visit! Service was great as usual!
We do miss the tiki torches outside however

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4.0Dined on May 9, 2018

The receptionist's women's response is bad.
he waiter is unkind, too.
Restaurants with scenic value only.

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5.0Dined on May 9, 2018

We returned to Michel's on the last night of our trip to Hawaii. We have a special connection to this restaurant since we went here on our first date over 41 years ago and hadn't been back to Honolulu for quite a while. I'm delighted to say that the place is even better than I remember. An incredible location right on the beach, and it has been renovated several times to keep it up to date. We started with lobster bisque, then on to Caesar Salad, followed by Chateaubriand and finally bananas Foster...the classics, and all prepared table side. What a culinary experience it was! We'll certainly not wait another 41 years to go back.

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5.0Dined on May 8, 2018

I have been going to Michel's for over 30 years. It is one of a kind for table side preparations (a lost art in this day and age) and the location/view is spectacular. The food is always delicious, the service top notch and we always leave feeling very satisfied and special. This is my favorite place for celebrating a special occasion. There is nothing on the menu that I would not recommend. Highly recommended, always!

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5.0Dined on May 7, 2018

Beautiful sunset and terrific meal. Thanks to our waiter Joel. We will be back!

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5.0Dined on May 7, 2018

Fabulous location. Great table. Incredible food. Charming Staff...

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Our go-to place for annniversaries. Wonderful food, excellent service, lovely view by the ocean. We appreciated being seated at the table we requested and the complimentary dessert commemorating our celebration.

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Lovely location, great food nice place for a romantic evening

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4.0Dined on May 4, 2018

Great atmosphere, view, and service! An especially appropriate option for celebrating occasions.

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3.0Dined on May 2, 2018

Location Location Location! View View View! Food okay. A small fly flew into my white wine glass and I told the waiter. They just scooped it up and brought it back. Would you drink it? The waiter said “in an open restaurant like this we have no control over bugs get into the wine.” Fair enough. But I told him, nevertheless, the restaurant has 100% control about what to do about it.

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4.0Dined on May 2, 2018

予約時に窓際を希望した。残念ながら通らずも、雰囲気、眺め共に素晴らしい。Iced seafood、アヒ タルタル、ビスク、シーザーサラダ、メインロブスター、ホワイトチョコとフォンダンショコラのデザートを注文。ビスク、ロブスターは期待とは程遠かったが、妻が満足していたので良しとした。ハネームーンの旨を予約時に伝えており、サービスデザート(ちょっとしたチョコムース)が出されたが、メッセージプレートではなくこれまた残念。他のテーブルではメッセージプレートが出ていたので、ウェイターの差か。惜しみつつも会計時に$50弱のチップを出した。合計$430のディナーでコスパを考えると割高に思えたが、前記した通り、妻が満足していたので、良しとする。

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5.0Dined on April 30, 2018

夕日とビーチを感じながら食事できるのが素晴らしい。

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5.0Dined on April 30, 2018

Possibly the most romantic restaurant in world. Great food ,excellent wine list. Sited on the beach near Diamond Head, overlooking Waikiki Beach. Simply 1 of the finest around

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2.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Ordered Lobster during a 2 course menu and they informed me it was the last one they had. I had to pay 162 USD ¡¡ WAs very simply cooked sauces , soja and melted butter. Too simple for a such a supposed to be outstanding cuisine
Better for a lunch , then you can have daylight view of Waikiki, unless you prefer to watch Waikiki skyline by night
Overall dissapointed after having paid 380 USD, gratuity included

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3.0Dined on April 29, 2018

We have spent wonderful time for birthday dinner with great dish, service and sunset.
Every dishes is tasty and staff serve each dishes very politely and kindly. And they escort us to silent sheet so we can enjoy our dinner with my wife.

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

The most amazing and spectacular view of the sunset. WOW!
The food was amazing, the staff were so attentive and courteous!
A top notch experience!

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5.0Dined on April 25, 2018

Superbe en tout! Vue, service et nourriture ... très attentionné ... wow

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4.0Dined on April 25, 2018

今回もウインドウサイドテーブルをとって下さって有難うございました
いつ行っても素敵なレストランです
二年前に行った時はステーキも美味しく大満足でミッシェルスの余韻がいっまでもありました
友人・親戚 皆に紹介しました
でも今回のお料理は前回に比べて感激しませんでした

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5.0Dined on April 24, 2018

Outstanding view, service very good, salads and entres all very good. New additions to the mneu are very good. Wine list is very good

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

This is our second time. The food is exceptional. Great location and GREAT place for sunset viewing over the beach. Our table was slightly less than ideally located, but still a wonderful experience and will DEFINITELY go back.

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5.0Dined on April 20, 2018

Food and service were excellent. Would recommend for any occasion.

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5.0Dined on April 18, 2018

素晴らしいお店でした。味もサービスも最高です。

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3.0Dined on April 18, 2018

Food was just mediocre and for overpriced, but it is Hawaii so perhaps should’ve expected it. Go somewhere else for a special occasion. Not worth the money.

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5.0Dined on April 17, 2018

夫の誕生日で予約しました。
リクエストしなくても窓側を確保してくれていて驚きました。
本当は夕陽が眩しいからあえてリクエストしなかったのですが、曇りだったのでそれほど眩しくはなく、潮風が心地よく、かえって良かったです。
サービスもスマートでいつ来ても素晴らしいです。
お料理もとても美味しく、今回もとても満足しました。

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

The food was outstanding and the view at sunset was incredible!

Frank, our server was awesome and attended to our every need.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Celebrated our birthdays at Michels again. As usual, excellent food and service at the perfect beachside location. Chef Hardy and GM Philip welcomed us personally (once again). Our waiter remembered us from last time and alerted Chef Hardy that his friends where dining there again. So nice to be treated like a welcome friend and not just a customer. We even ordered a couple of items no longer on the menu (potato crusted opakapaka and abalone appetizer), but with prior request, they were happy to oblige.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

We came in for a Saturdate and everything went well
Service was perfect!
Food was very good and as we expect when we eat here
Mahalo to Chef Hardy, Phillipe and the Team

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Throw back vibe. Our favorite restaurant in the world. Gorgeous meals you can't get anywhere else, like tableside made Ceasar Salad, flambayed Steak Diane, and Cherries Jubilee. Fine dining, fine service, with white tablecloths and open air candle lit ambiance on the beach. It doesn't get any better than Michel's.

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

very good restaurant. view is fantastic. server is very kind. food is very delicious.

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