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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
17:30 - 20:30
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Sun - Thu 17:30 - 20:30
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 21:00
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Sydney, Australia
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62 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Beautiful location, views, the ambience of classic, old Hawaii. Service fantastic and food very good.

Thank MeredithW1
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410 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We always go to Michel's during our trip to Oahu. We try to get one of the first reservations (5:30 or 6:00) so we can catch sunset. The starters are seductive enough that my husband often gets just a series of appetizers for dinner. Bisque soup, cold seafood platter. I love the abalone appetizer. The entrees are scrumptious as well.... More 

Thank DERtravels
Vancouver, Canada
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a great restaurant on the east end of Waikiki in the Colony Surf where the condos are. The menu is awesom, the food the best and the service second to none. The mailer di, Roy, could not have been more attentive and friendly. The view over Waikiki and the ocean is truly the best and the water almost laps... More 

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Roseville, California
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102 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2017

Not having been to many exotic, out of the way places, I cannot say. What I can say is that my wife and I have dined here several times and have enjoyed it immensely. Dining while looking out at the ocean, the torches illuminating the sand and pier is truly lovely. The best food on the menu, IMHO, is the... More 

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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

A friend suggested having a drink one evening. It was after the dinner rush and we sat in the bar. Philip, the manager, took time to speak with us and extolled abilities the bartender, Christian. The drinks were fresh, the atmosphere is very elegant, the service, excellent. I decided to return for dinner two nights later. I decided on the... More 

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Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 April 2017

You have to check the time for the sunset before the reservation. Location is promised and food is good as well. Night time is good but the best time is for the sunset time. You can almost enjoy the two different restaurant in one place.

Thank bokupurin
Philadelphia, PA
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134 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2017

Michel's is an exceptionally romantic restaurant with very good-to-excellent food, depending on the dish. The ambience inside is warm Parisian and you can't be much closer to the beach/ocean. Super sunsets! We are big fans of their lobster bisque, which has been to-die-for over the years; served tableside. On this visit it was a notch or two down from its... More 

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Kailua, Hawaii
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29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Celebrated my daughter's birthday with dinner and decided to come here rather than Wolfgang's Steakhouse and we were definitely impressed. We consider ourselves "foodies" and love great food, wine and service (as anyone would) and always love to try "new" trendy cuisine and eateries. We've been to Wolfgang's and DK Steakhouse numerous times and love their dry aged steaks and... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Here is something out of Hawaii's golden past that has managed to remain relevant and fresh all these years since Michel Martin opened it decades ago. It's an elegant but not stuff dining experience with one of the most iconic and stunningly beautiful "right on the beach" locations in Hawaii. Alas, the supremely enjoyable early morning breakfasts that were served... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

From the Steak Diane to the Bananas Foster Flambe this meal was outstanding. Kyle was our Waiter/Chef and made our meal memorable and ensured that a few dishes were gluten free. Some dishes were cooked tableside and the flambe was show in itself! Michels is located at near Diamond Head on Waikiki and opens to a beautiful beach. The view... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$50 - US$50
French, Seafood, International, Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, After-hours
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 Occasion Dining, View
Open Hours
17:30 - 20:30
17:30 - 20:30
17:30 - 20:30
17:30 - 20:30
17:30 - 20:30
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
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
  • Neighbourhood: 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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