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“Good food, great service, spectacular view”

Michel's At the Colony Surf
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Ranked #89 of 2,370 Restaurants in Honolulu
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $50 - $50
Cuisines: French, Steakhouse
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Good for: Scenic view, Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Neighborhood: Diamond Head - Kapahulu - St. Louis
Cross street: Kapahulu
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.
honolulu
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55 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Good food, great service, spectacular view”
Reviewed November 23, 2013

Had dinner with some co workers on Friday. The dinner was a pre-set 5 course menu. The steamed onaga was prepared with ginger and somen noodles. The fish was tender, juicy and cooked to perfection. The tenderloin was also cooked perfectly with a slice of foie gras which had a crispy crust and soft, smooth texture inside. A drizzle of berries on the steak with crunch green beans and a pickled vegetable. The food was awesome! The wait staff was very attentive and constantly kept our water glasses fillled and our drinks and wine glasses freshly poured. The staff was unobtrusive and very professional. The ambience, the view of the ocean and the Waikiki skyline in the distance is spectacular. That view is unbeatable! Topping it all off were the fireworks off Waikiki beach that happens every friday around 7:45pm. Dinner ended with cherries jubilee and bananas foster prepared tableside. All in all it was a beautiful dinner and I would definitely recommend Michels for a special evening. Well done.

  • Visited November 2013
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Paris, France
1 review
“Beautiful view for a romantic dinner”
Reviewed November 20, 2013

Very good food and service. Best restaurant I tried in hawaii. You can see the sunset and the view of Waikiki from your table. The Caesar salad was delicious

  • Visited November 2013
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melbourne
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59 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“For that special night”
Reviewed November 20, 2013

My wife and I went here for our last night in Honolulu. So glad we did. Read mixed reviews but we could not fault the place. Service and food was exemplary as we wine list.
I would recommend the 6 course degustation menu-a taste of the best restaurant has to offer.
Book a table next to the window and be there for sunset with someone you care about.

Visited November 2013
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Ridgeland, Mississippi, USA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Awesome Experience”
Reviewed November 4, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The service - Awesome
The food- Awesome
The atmosphere-Awesome

This is the place to go if you ever get to Honolulu...

Visited October 2013
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Weybridge, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“excellent with a fabulous view of waikiki”
Reviewed October 22, 2013

This was our first visit to Michel's,another open air restaurant, and we all enjoyed it, the service was very friendly and attentive without being over the top, the wine list was fantastic and I was delighted that I could have a half bottle of chateauneuf de pape with my meal, my friends were all drinking white, the food was excellent and view at night very nice, one little thing, turn down the lights it would create a little more atmosphere it was a bit bright other than that I will return.

  • Visited October 2013
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