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Michel's At the Colony Surf

#102 of 1,786 Restaurants in Honolulu
Certificate of Excellence
Diamond Head - Kapahulu - St. Louis
As featured in Waikiki Guide
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2895 Kalakaua Ave, Ste A, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-4003 (Kapahulu)
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Probably the best escargot I've ever had. Enjoyed the table side preparation of caesar and steak diane. The oceanside dining was great and the service was terrific. The best dinner we had in Oahu.

Thank Sheila2302
Torrance, California
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was recommended as a "must" eat in Waikiki. The service was good but the food is marginal and way over priced. The restaurant has a wanna-be french twist with modified table side service. Caesar sald was marginal (no anchovies available) and was very disappointing at $18 per person (minimum 2); steak Diane was over cooked and the pasta with... More 

Thank Thomas M
Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016

Terrific food, attentive service, timeless ambience. Perfect venue for French food on the beach. I've been here several times more and they have never dissapointed. Kudos to Phillip and his staff ...

Thank FiveStarDiner
Palm Springs, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016

Outstanding cusine, excellent, friendly staff, incredible ambiance and stunning ocean views. My first visit to Michel's was my birthday, August 1986 on our summer vacation. Always include it on my list of "musts" when on O'hau. In 2014, I celebrated my 60th birthday at Michel's with a party of about 30 people. It was outstanding and I'll never forget it!

Thank vjliddy
Honolulu Landing, Hawaii, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016 via mobile

I had one of my best experience ever going to Michel's. The employees were very friendly and ensured my time there was enjoyable. My food came out in a timely manner and was very good. The price on the food was a little pricey, but well worth it. I will most definitely visit Michel's again. It comes highly recommended in... More 

Thank Jermaine G
Oahu's Windward Coast, Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016 via mobile

Growing up here, I'd never been to Michel's. I was excited and anticipated a wonderful experience. I wasn't disappointed! From the moment we arrived, the evening and food was exquisite. Service was world class and the view of Waikiki Beach was ,as always, breath taking. Everything we had was superb. Highlights are the Caesar Salad. Prepared table side, it was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016 via mobile

Michel's is expensive but it was the best dining experience that we have had in a quite a while. As a good restaurant should, they did not bring the menu right away but waited until after we got our drinks. A lot of items are done table side which is rare these days. The food was great but the service... More 

Thank Twintravler
Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2016

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 

Thank shoregal150
Paradise Valley, Arizona
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2016

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 

Thank Jefftimb
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2016 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 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
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
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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