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Michel's at the Colony Surf

  • 2895 Kalakaua Ave. Map It
  • Waikiki
  • French

Published 01/10/2017

Fodor's Review

Often 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 sunset view, and to secure that premium table, reservations at least a month in advance are essential. 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). It remains a favorite of the old-time local crowd, a charm that is sometimes lost on its younger diners. Brunch is served the first Sunday of every month.

Restaurant Information


Colony Surf, 2895 Kalakaua Ave., Honolulu, Hawaii, 96815, USA

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Restaurant Details:

  • No lunch

Published 01/10/2017


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