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Michel's At the Colony Surf

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Diamond Head - Kapahulu - St. Louis
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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 - 8:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, 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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  • 203
    Excellent
  • 71
    Very good
  • 38
    Average
  • 26
    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
A perfect dinner

My wife and I have visited Oahu a number of times and decided to try Michel's. We have always seen reviews that people either love it or are disappointed. Upon doing some research, it seemed the negatives were based on

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
gegogo
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Cleveland, Ohio
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Scenic view
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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347 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Cleveland, Ohio
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

My wife and I have visited Oahu a number of times and decided to try Michel's. We have always seen reviews that people either love it or are disappointed. Upon doing some research, it seemed the negatives were based on

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Reservation required. Ambiance is wonderful, great for a Romantic evening, dining with family, or a celebration. View of Waikiki and sunsets is amazing. Food was exceptional, and the service top notch. This is a high priced meal, with an extensive wine list, but worth it.

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New South Wales, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

We live in Australia and were recently married in Hawaii. At the recommendation of our wedding planner we had our wedding dinner at Michel's At the Colony Surf. We were given a table right by the edge looking out to the ocean and the lights of Waikiki. It was amazing. The staff, the food, the atmosphere - everything was exceptional.... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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51 reviews 51 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

We made reservations for 6pm at Michel's thinking it would be a good time to eat and be there for the sunset. This is truly the best time to have dinner there! I read mixed reviews about Michel's prior to our visit there, and was a little concerned about this. It felt like maybe it was an old style French... More 

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

We made reservations at Michel's At the Colony Surf for Friday night May 15, 2015. We celebrated our 20th anniversary here in 2013 and so we decided to visit the restaurant once again. I requested a table with open window view of the ocean. We arrived and was seated immediately. Everyone from hostess, water girl, waiter were not only friendly... More 

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Kaneohe, Hawaii
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

My wife, son and I went to Michel’s to celebrate my wife’s birthday and our anniversary, yes on the same day. The staff is fantastic and provided great meal recommendations. The food was nothing short of amazing and the wine selection is superb. I had the tenderloin that was so tender I did not need a knife. In addition to... More 

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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015 via mobile

This is a favorite formal & very classic dinner spot for locals & visitors. It's nestled in the back of the lobby of the Colony Surf right on Kaimana Beach just a mile from Waikiki resort hotels. The service is outstanding - all waiters are in formal wear and have worked at Michel's for years. Their healthy non- dairy spinach... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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78 reviews 78 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Table side spinach salad was excellent. Beautiful location on the water. Our reservation was 8pm (after the sunset) and our table was at the window.

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Alberta
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34 reviews 34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

We make a reservation for at least one dinner on every trip to Waikiki at Michel's. We always request a table oceanfront and have never been disappointed. If our favorite server Tod is working we request that he takes care of us. He knows the menu and also is very well versed with the extensive wine list. If you ask... More 

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Bristol
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37 reviews 37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Michel's is worth the expense for the views, the ambiance, and the music alone. There is no finer view of the beach and sunset in Waikiki. And Jeff Peterson at the guitar is amazing. When you hear him play -- whether it's Hawaiian music, classical Spanish, or mellow and smooth jazz classics -- you may just feel that you have... 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, Continental

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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