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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)
+1 808-923-6552
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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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We visited Hawaii for our 30th anniversary in September 2016 and stayed at the Lotus, Diamond Head. Michel's is next door and we had walked past and seen that it fronted the beach so we decided to give it a go. We were not disappointed. I originally dropped in and spoke to Jenna at the front desk and explained that... More 

Thank GenSpec
Los Angeles, California
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43 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Love, love, love Michel's. The food is outstanding, service wonderful and the ambience - amazing. My husband and I have eaten here several times since our first visit in 2008 and the quality remains outstanding. Fine dining while watching the Waikiki Sunset, listening to Jeff Peterson playing his slack key guitar - it doesn't get better than this.

Thank OzzieinLA
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Having had a very enjoyable evening at this restaurant two weeks ago, I took a friend to dinner there giving high expectations. The comparison to my previous visit was a disappointment in every possible way. The off handed attitude of the Reception/Hostess, an admittedly front table was jammed between a table on either side which, after much coaxing, was given... More 

Thank Warmrose
Claremont, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very outstanding cuisine, enjoyed the dishes very much. Had a lovely dinner and a lovely time with my dining companion.

Thank haohuangpianist
san diego
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42 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After enjoying Michel's several times over the years I decided to book for a party of eight including visiting foreign visiting dignitaries. We arrived for our 6 pm reservation to find out the main dining room to be understaffed due to a large private party. Our amuse bouche arrived after several inquiries at 7:10 pm. 10 minutes later the appetizers... More 

Thank agi11
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went there for an introduction meeting with our new business partners. The setting is really fantastic, right on the beach. The food is excellent and typically the salad isn't my favorite part; however, the table side caesar is fantastic.

Thank tamer s
Ashland, OR
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An experience that will return you to the days of dining in the 1930s. Spectacular table-side preparations and reliable favorite menu items. But the service is a different matter. We waited nearly an hour between appetizer and entree, perhaps because one of the servers was spending most of his time "performing" at a table of six. Given the number of... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2017 via mobile

Stayed in hotel next to this restaurant. Sunset views and across to Waikiki are lovely. Food is very nice with exceptional service by all staff. It is very expensive though.

Thank Kathleen D
Iowa City, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2017 via mobile

Michel's is an amazing restaurant-this is a must for our annual trips to the Islands-absolute top quality food, the presentation, the service, the ambiance and the view of the beach, the sunset makes for a very memorable experience. A special thanks to Travis he did a splendid. Job, the flambé was great!

Thank alumnus
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2017 via mobile

We've been going to Michels for about 20 years now. It used to be our "go to"special occasion restaurant. I hate to admit it but dining at Michels in 2016 was nothing to write about. The food became mediocre and uninteresting, somewhat old and just ordinary. The view is still spectacular, of course, but the ambience has completely changed......it looked... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$50 - $50
French, Seafood, International, Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Scenic view
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: +1 808-923-6552
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?