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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 96815-4003 (Kapahulu)
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Back in the 70s and 80s I traveled to the Hawaiian Islands on 4 vacations with friends and a very special 5th return taking my parents to celebrate their 30th anniversary. Each time a special night was selected to dine at Michel's. A small apartment/hotel down the end of Kalakaua Avenue going out to the Kahala district. The View, the... More 

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Paradise Valley, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were anticipating a gourmet experience, in fact had a lack luster dinner. I most admit that the setting directly on the Beach was amazing, but the food left us cold. We all ordered their Caesar salad,allegedly tossed at the table side, but the salad was actually made in the kitchen and simply assembled at table side. I ordered the... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As this was our last night we decided to go somewhere a little upmarket. OMG we were not disappointed. The food was truly amazing. It was so good we could not finish it. Highly recommend lobster bisque and the chateaubriand. The service we had we at the highest level. We also had pallet cleansers between each serving. They couldn't do... More 

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phoenix, AZ
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visiting Honolulu recently, our local friends suggested we go to a beautiful restaurant that they hadn't been to for ten or more years! After going there, I, too would not return again. Yes the view was lovely, but I place a higher factor on food vs ambience. The Caesar salad was pretty good but that they do a table side... More 

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Roseville, California
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85 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

We has a absolutely wonderful dinner here on our last night in Honolulu. We sat by the open window looking out onto the torch lit beach. It could not have been more romantic. Our waiter Shiggy was helpful, non intrusive and professional. The fish was terrific, steamed onaga. We started with the seafood appetizer-lots of fresh shellfish. The wine list... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I had planned to have our anniversary holiday starting in Waikiki . Michel's was the perfect restaurant. Everything was extra special. The view. The service , Kyle our waiter was superb , he certainly was very experienced and he really made our night special . We ordered the chateaubriand , ( delicious ) then we were delivered... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016

Had the pleasure of dinning and experience of fine dinning at Michele's on the 4th. They had 4 star service and saw to our every need. The food was delicious. The appetizer to desert lived up to the recommendation. On the waterfront with a view of Waikiki. Would return in a heartbeat. Price tag is high especially if you order... More 

Thank Katherine P
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016 via mobile

After reading all the glowing reviews and seeing a Zagat recommendation we decided to leave our comfort zone of what we consider worthwhile restaurants for our annual Hawaii vacation. When we arrived we were seated in a very sunny location with the sun blaring on us. We noticed there were sunshades that had been rolled down for other tables but... More 

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Oahu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

My husband and I went to dinner at Michel's to celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary. We had read about it and saved our visit for a special occasion as it is a high end restaurant. We were so impressed we will not wait long to return. The restaurant is situated next to a canoe club and we watched the paddlers... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

We would come to Oahu without dining at Michel's. Been coming here for 30 years. Open for dinners only beginning at 5:30pm. We always request a "window" table and get there early. They always say those tables cannot be guaranteed and are first come, first serve. We were the 2nd couple to be seated and were told all the "window"... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$50 - $50
French, Steakhouse, Seafood, International
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Validated Parking
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Scenic view, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2895 Kalakaua Ave, Ste A, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-4003
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Honolulu>  > Diamond Head - Kapahulu - St. Louis
  • Neighborhood: Diamond Head - Kapahulu - St. Louis
  • Phone Number: 808-923-6552
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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