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Honolulu and Oahu Restaurants

Michel's at the Colony Surf

  • 2895 Kalakaua Ave. Map It
  • Waikiki
  • French

Updated 02/02/2015

Fodor's Review

Consistently voted "most romantic restaurant" in local publications' reader polls, Michel's is an old-school French favorite on Waikiki's tranquil Gold Coast. You pay for the beachside view, which you watch turn from blue to fireball orange at sunset. (To get a window table you need to reserve at least a month in advance.) Opened in 1962, the place retains a Mad Men feel, with lots of wood and stone and bow-tied servers preparing things like steak tartare tableside. Among the French classics (garlicky escargots, mustard-crusted rack of lamb) are local twists, such as the yellowfin ahi tartare with tobiko and Hawaiian salt and the Chinese-style steamed onaga (pink snapper). Brunch is served the first Sunday of every month.

Restaurant Information

Address:

Colony Surf, 2895 Kalakaua Ave., Honolulu, Hawaii, 96815, United States

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Phone:

808-923–6552

Restaurant Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • No lunch
  • Reservations essential

Updated 02/02/2015

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