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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 - 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: 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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  • 211
    Excellent
  • 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
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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 17, 2015
Rta2311
Good for:
  • Scenic view
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
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Vienna, Austria
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

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 reviews
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
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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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47 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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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Honolulu
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

My husband & I Celebrated our Anniversary at michel's. The service was awesome & the food were wonderful along with the stunning view of the ocean. It was a memorable night.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Sunset dining on the beach in wakaki, what is not to like? Great seafood, great wine, a spectacular view, and good service all make for an outstanding dining adventure. The Cesar salad is one of the best I have had.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

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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Additional Information about Michel's At the Colony Surf

Address: 2895 Kalakaua Ave, Ste A, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-4008
Phone Number: 808-923-6552
Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Honolulu>  > Diamond Head - Kapahulu - St. Louis
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
Average Prices: USD 50 - 50
Cuisine: French, Steakhouse, International

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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: Scenic view, Romantic, Doing business, Special occasions

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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