About Michel's at the Colony Surf

2895 Kalakaua Avenue
Honolulu, HI 96815
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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

Cuisines:
Contemporary French, Continental

Hours of Operation:
Dinner Reservation Times: Sunday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm
Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 9:30PM

Cross Street:
Kapahulu

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$50 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(808) 923-6552

Website:
http://www.michelshawaii.com/

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.

Catering:
The combination of food, service, ambiance and view make for an unforgettable event.

Parking Details:
Complimentary valet is offered and there is also free metered parking on street after 6:00pm.

Executive Chef:
Eberhard Hardy Kintscher

Private Party Facilities:
We have several rooms we can use as private areas. It ranges from 12 - 150 people based on availability.

Private Party Contact:
Amber: 8087283463x

Additional:
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Michel's at the Colony Surf Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

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4.6

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4.7

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Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

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good for groups (16)
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Special place

Dined on April 22, 2016

Intimate dining in elegant surroundings. Open air sitting brings the ocean to your table without intrusiveness. Gorgeous sunset. Top notch wines. Impeccable, understated service; prompt but never intrusive. Food was good but could not match the ambience.

Tags: great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Michel's 1970's to 2016

Dined on April 20, 2016

My Mom and Dad went to Michel's in the 70's and I've always wanted to experience the restaurant. Michel's went above and beyond my expectations. Everything was simply fabulous!

Tags: great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Aloha at it's finest!

Dined on April 18, 2016

Dined here last week to celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary and we enjoyed every aspect of the occasion. The setting is classic French/Hawaiian. The food is classic French with elements of Hawaiian fusion. Service is impeccable. We were greeted like returning friends, seated oceanside, and pampered with lavish attention throughout the relaxing evening. We've visited Hawaii numerous times over 40 years and have celebrated at Michel's several times. The Maui onion soup that has been on the menu since we've been going there is as flavorful as ever. We both ordered seafood and were delighted with the fresh taste and sophisticated presentation of each dish. Dessert was a masterpiece of chocolate cake, berries, cream and macadamia nut ice cream which the restaurant gifted us in honor of our anniversary. Although Honolulu has so changed that it doesn't resemble a Hawaiian city any more, Michel's has held true to the spirit of aloha. For a romantic dinner served with grace and flair, Michel's is the restaurant to choose in a city crammed with competitive venues.

Tags: romantic, special occasion, scenic view
food5
ambience5
service5
value3

Great!

Dined on April 16, 2016

We had a great time there. Nice food, view, and service!! We'll come back here again!

Tags: kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
food5
ambience5
service5

Great location and what a view! Great m ...

Dined on April 15, 2016

Great location and what a view! Great menu and a nice choice of some dishes prepared table side. Definitely recommend if you're in the neighborhood!

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Fantastic

Dined on April 14, 2016

We had a wonderful time celebrating my son's 21st birthday. The food was delightful and the crepes suzette exceptional. We will be returning again, even if there isn't a special occasion to celebrate.

Tags: good for groups, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Great food and service!

Dined on April 12, 2016

If you want fine food and service this is the spot. The view of the ocean and sunset here are the best. We celebrated our anniversary here and it was perfect! Don't worry about the bill it will be expensive but worth it!

Tags: romantic, special occasion, scenic view
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

Simply delilcious!

Dined on April 12, 2016

Service was outstanding and the food was delicious--a 12 on a scale of 1-10.

Tags: great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
food5
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service5
value5

We make it a point to come here whenever ...

vip
Dined on April 2, 2016

We make it a point to come here whenever we visit Honolulu. It is always a wonderful experience.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
food4
ambience3
service5

Classic French restaurant where service ...

vip
Dined on March 30, 2016

Classic French restaurant where service is top notch. The Caesar Salad and other favorites are prepared in front of guests. The food was good and very traditional. The view was fantastic as was the service. The restaurant decor could use an uplift. I found the food overpriced but expected given the location and tourist clientele. However, the wine list is excellent and many of the higher priced wines were at retail. There was little to no markup. In fact, it looked like wine prices were not adjusted over time.

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Easter Brunch

Dined on March 27, 2016

Fantastic Easter Brunch - great menu with choices that pleased our group of six - including two teens and a picky eater. Service was top notch - as always. Didn't request a window seat, but was blessed with one anyway. Beautiful view, beautiful restaurant. Thank you for another memorable experience.

Tags: great for brunch, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

wonderful special occasion dining

Dined on March 26, 2016

We plan a visit to Michel's every time we visit Honolulu. Food is exquisite, service is impeccable, setting is outstanding. Wish we could afford to go every night!

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5

Excellent! Great view, great service and ...

Dined on March 25, 2016

Excellent! Great view, great service and great food. Our favorite 'special occasion' restaurant. Wish we had started coming here earlier!

food5
ambience5
service5

First time we'd eaten here. Me and my gf ...

Dined on March 24, 2016

First time we'd eaten here. Me and my gf wanted a romantic dinner on the last night of our vacation and we sure got one! The service we received was beyond outstanding and the food was incredible. The view we had while we watched the sunset was better than anything we could have asked for! Michel's was a great place for a romantic dinner and I would definitely go back!

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Bravo

Dined on March 21, 2016

Have dined at Michele's many times for a romantic evening or a group dinner and every occasion has been wonderful. The food, ambiance, and music make it for a special evening. Kudos to General Manager Phillip.

Tags: good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5
value3

Michels

Dined on March 17, 2016

Food, quantity, preparation and service were all excellent a bit pricy but worth it Highly recommend getting there early enough to enjoy the sunset

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Great romantic dinner spot

Dined on March 17, 2016

The food was phenomenon and the service was superb! I would definitely recommend this restaurant for anyone looking for a nice dinner place in Honolulu.

Tags: romantic, special occasion, scenic view
food5
ambience5
service5
value3

Food and wine are top notch, the servers ...

Dined on March 17, 2016

Food and wine are top notch, the servers are the best in town. Can't wait for next year's birthday to come back. Great sunset views, but a little bright, so bring your sunglasses!

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

We have dined at Michel's for over 40 years.

Dined on March 16, 2016

We still love to come to Michel's for special occasions

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
food3
ambience4
service3

I would not go back. Very overrated, foo ...

vip
Dined on March 15, 2016

I would not go back. Very overrated, food was good nothing special. Worst bar drinks I have ever had. Waiter was good.

food5
ambience4
service4
value4

Amazed

Dined on March 15, 2016

My son had a fever ,but they gave him a whole tomato.

Tags: kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic
food5
ambience5
service5

A memorable dining experience - a glowin ...

Dined on March 14, 2016

A memorable dining experience - a glowing sunset, wonderful food and impeccable service, capped off with a spectacular fireworks display. A jewel of a restaurant tucked in on the quiet end of Waikiki Beach. Unique and not to be missed!

food5
ambience5
service1
value4

wait help

Dined on March 13, 2016

waiter never introduced himself; was more interested in party of ten next to us with their 8 bottles of wine asked us same questions repeatedly each time he came to table so was not paying attention food and presentation awesome as usual

Tags: romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Fabulous

Dined on March 13, 2016

The sunset view is so beautiful and the water just right - exactly what we think about the beauty of Hawaii. The food was better than excellent and needless to say, the service was just perfect. We will be going again very soon.

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
food4
ambience4
service4
value4

Wonderful Dinner

vip
Dined on March 12, 2016

Wonderful food both as to the palate and the eye. Appetizers and mains were excellent. Lovely ambience and view over the bay and down to Waikiki. Excellent service from Trent. The only flaw was a surprisingly underwhelming Grand Marnier souffle.....quality, size and presentation not up to much.

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

Outstanding Service and Ambiance

Dined on March 11, 2016

The setting is oceanfront with beautiful views and décor. The spacing of the tables is good but in some areas could be slightly more. We spent three hours at our table and not once did we feel rushed or neglected. The staff was attentive during our entire evening. Our waiter Chiminy was perfect he made us fell comfortable and welcomed the entire evening. The food was delicious with reasonable proportions. The seafood appetizer platter had one item Tako that was the most tender and delicious I have ever had. The music was entertaining and at a volume that made conversation pleasant. Would we return here absolutely.

Tags: romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5

The meal, ambience and service was outst ...

vip
Dined on March 7, 2016

The meal, ambience and service was outstanding! We haven't been to Michel's for a long time but our dinner was everything (plus more) of what we remember . We had s nice birthday celebration and have plans to return soon!

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Favorite Island Restaurant

Dined on March 2, 2016

This restaurant is a must if you love great food and wine. It is also a great place to celebrate a birthday, anniversary, or other celebration. They make you feel very special.

Tags: good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

Gold Coast Gem

vip
Dined on March 1, 2016

Michel's is located on Kaimana Beach in Honolulu's Gold Coast neighborhood, underneath Diamond Head and adjacent to Kapiolani Park...a beautiful area. To find a five star restaurant here is thrilling. Dinner and sunset on the beach, nothing better.

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Greatest Restuarant!

Dined on February 29, 2016

I lived in Dusseldorf Germany for 3 years, 5 years in Los Angeles. , 2 years in London and I constantly travel many different places last 40 years. I think Michel's, for me, is The Best Restaurant in the whole world!

Tags: fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
food5
ambience5
service4
value3

Always a special treat, our best experience yet.

Dined on February 28, 2016

We have been to Michel's 5 or 6 times and have enjoyed the dining experience on each visit. This was our most enjoyable experience. The open air temperature was perfect, making the dining experience even more satisfying.

Tags: romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5

Everyone and everything were top drawer ...

vip
Dined on February 27, 2016

Everyone and everything were top drawer when I took a friend for dinner in Feb. The bartender however was a little brusque and way too stressed out ! I wanted to jump back there and help him .

food3
ambience5
service4
value4

very elegant French Restaurant right on the Water

Dined on February 27, 2016

Michels is a rare find in the oh so busy concrete Jungle that Waikiki has become. It is located slightly passed the end of Waikiki main strip Kalakaua Ave. and therefore provides quite the romantic getaway, with a beautiful view on Waikikis nightly skyline. Not only us, but also lots of others must crave a little peace and quiet, since the Restaurant was packed. Even though we had a reservation, we had to wait almost a full hour to get seated, albeit a free glass of sparkling wine was offered during that hour-long wait) The old school french decor sets the expectations high for the food. The Yellowfin Ahi Appetizer was great. My main course was a Steak Oscar with some Lobster, which was good as well. The Lobster came already prepared and the sauce was al little too rich for my taste, but overall I was very happy with the quality of the food and the service as well. The Cioppino Seafood Stew felt a little uninspired meaning the fish wasn't that fresh, but acceptable. Additionally the waiter made sure our Drinks were served to out liking, he was even capable of handling special requests. Generally, I would highly recommend that seemingly hidden gem of a restaurant, and I believe on a less busy night it will only be a delight to have the pleasure to dine here.

Tags: great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, notable wine list
food4
ambience5
service5

Our server Shigeru was amazing! Made our ...

Dined on February 27, 2016

Our server Shigeru was amazing! Made our experience so GREAT!!!

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

The food was delicious! The servers wer ...

Dined on February 22, 2016

The food was delicious! The servers were very helpful with explaining menu items. The staff was also super attentive. It was one of the best meals we ever had!

Tags: romantic, special occasion, scenic view, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

Love this place for special occasions. N ...

Dined on February 22, 2016

Love this place for special occasions. Never been disappointed in the food, the ambiance or the attentiveness of the waitstaff .

Tags: romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
food3
ambience3
service3
value3

Disappointed!!

Dined on February 21, 2016

There was water from an a/c dripping on my friend's head, and the dish served, was missing the abalone, it had the shell but no abalone. I had high expectations of this well known restaurant, but was quite disappointed.

food3
ambience2
service4

Food was alright. Nothing really stood o ...

Dined on February 21, 2016

Food was alright. Nothing really stood out, but the service was good. And please read the menu very carefully. They just might charge you double for some orders and not tell you...

food5
ambience5
service5

The most romantic restaurant on Oahu. Co ...

vip
Dined on February 15, 2016

The most romantic restaurant on Oahu. Come in time to watch the sunset!

food5
ambience5
service4
value4

We went for Valentine's day. The window ...

Dined on February 15, 2016

We went for Valentine's day. The window table provided a beautiful setting.

Tags: romantic, special occasion, scenic view

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