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Michel's At the Colony Surf

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$$$$
Diamond Head - Kapahulu - St. Louis
French, Steakhouse, International
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2895 Kalakaua Ave, Ste A, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-4008 (Kapahulu)
808-923-6552
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5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Come and experience French fine-dining cuisine at its best at Hawaii's...
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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  • 214
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  • 71
    Very good
  • 40
    Average
  • 30
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Magical Night with Family

This was my Grandma's favorite place to go with her friends when she frequented Honolulu in the 60s and 70s with her late husband and my Grandpa - she took us there and we absolutely loved the charm, sophistication, and service we experienced. My Grandmother was thrilled that "nothing had changed... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 17, 2015
jmemrick
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San Luis Obispo, California
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Scenic view
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San Luis Obispo, California
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51 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

This was my Grandma's favorite place to go with her friends when she frequented Honolulu in the 60s and 70s with her late husband and my Grandpa - she took us there and we absolutely loved the charm, sophistication, and service we experienced. My Grandmother was thrilled that "nothing had changed" since she last came, and my sister and I... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Our dinner at Michel's At the Colony Surf was certainly one of the best dinners I have enjoyed on Oahu in the past 20 years! Both the food, and service were superb; with a relaxing, and romantic atmosphere.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

One of the most romantic dinners one can share, especially if you book early enough to have a table on the rail. Food is wonderful and traditional, wait staff professional and non-invasive, making for intimate dining. In fact, we have made reservations for our coming Anniversary next week.

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Vienna, Austria
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Restaurant has a lovely spot right on the water, and the service was pretty good. But for us, it wasn't nearly worth the money. For a dinner where you pay nearly $100 per head, the food needs to be a lot better, and the decor has to be a whole lot nicer. Sitting at such an expensive dinner looking at... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

I had a terrific meal there last night. Very prompt service and, of course the spectacular view. We had the baby spinach salad for two. We went after the dressing left on the empty plate with our bread. I had the lamb and it was cooked just right and the sauce was flavorful. My friend had the tenderloin special that... More 

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honolulu
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Michel's has a great view of the ocean. The waiter was polite but distant. The wait staff need to inform guests that if a birthday is being celebrated a complementary dessert is served to the birthday person. I didn't know this with the result that I ordered dessert, so the waiter brought me a complementary dessert and the one I... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

I loved every bit of this dining experience. The ocean front table I had, to the food, the service, everything! I would recommend this to anyone. It is a fine dining establishment, so be prepared to spend a little extra money.

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
2 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

We have dined at Michel's many times but last night was terrible! Cocktails however were great and service excellent All our dishes were very poor,old fashioned and badly presented. The onion soup was disgusting,my husband complained and changed to lobster bisque which was thin and watery. We were told they had " run out of fish" so I had a... More 

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Overland Park, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Make reservations well ahead of time and ask for a window seat so that you can watch the sun set. I recommend the Chateau Briand for two and either the soufflé or crème brulee. The soufflé requires an advance order to be prepared. Excellent service and great food, but be prepared to pay for it. Shirt wit a collar and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 via mobile

The restaurant is quite nice, the view beautiful, the staff impeccably dressed and the food quality was ok. But the service was quite slow and the meal overpriced, in my opinion. This was the most expensive meal in the three islands we visited and not our favorite. The lobster bisque could have had more lobster. The risotto was slightly heavy.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2895 Kalakaua Ave, Ste A, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-4008
    (Kapahulu)
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Honolulu>  > Diamond Head - Kapahulu - St. Louis
  • Neighborhood: Diamond Head - Kapahulu - St. Louis
  • Phone Number: 808-923-6552

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 50 - 50
  • Cuisine: French, Steakhouse, International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Doing business, Scenic view

Description

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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