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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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Kailua, Hawaii
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28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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 

Thank themaddgolfer
Honolulu, Hawaii
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

Thank msakurai
Anchorage, Alaska
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

Thank aklynx99
Melbourne, Australia
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Entree was fabulous and service was great. However made the wrong choice for mains it was something not quiet what I expected. it was seafood sitting in a watery broth. It was the most unpleasant meal I have ever had, and to top it off I felt sick all night.

Thank kathyvmunis
Sacramento, California
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116 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant is located in the Colony Surf. The restaurant has very good food and the view is terrific for a romantic dinner. This restaurant has been here many years. This restaurant is located across the street from Kapiolani Park.

Thank Ed J
San Diego, California
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247 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is the best Restaraunt in the islands. Yes it is expensive. It is truly worth it. Ask for Pasha. He is a kick. Don't miss at sunset. Everything is sensational. No bad meal here.

Thank stephen10023
New Zealand
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75 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is exquisite in every detail. We adored the live guitarist, he seemed to play non-stop all evening and that alone took it a notch above other fine dining restaurants; many of whom don't have live music - or at least not live music of this calibre. His lilting melodies and that swish-swish of surf as it hit white... More 

Thank Isolde E
Adelaide, Australia
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33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Sublime location, superb staff, exquisite food. My tip, book early and request a waterfront table. If you come to Waikiki this should be the first dinner reservation you look to make.

Thank Timbo5000
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2017

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
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

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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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
USD 50 - USD 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
View, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?