Michel's Restaurant on the Beach at the Colony Surf in Honolulu.

Michel's Restaurant
on the Beach at the Colony Surf
2895 Kalakaua Ave.
Honolulu, HI 96815
Phone: 808.923.6552


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Welcome to Michel's, where all five senses are enchanted and romanced. Soothing jazz melodies, lapping waves, first class service and unforgettable  cuisine. Opened in 1962, Michel's remains one of Hawaii's longest-standing and finest restaurants, offering delectable dishes celebrating the rebirth of classical French cuisine. While enchanted by Michel's breathtaking ocean view, diners enjoy the service provided by Michel's tuxedo-clad wait staff. Delectable culinary masterpieces incorporating fresh island ingredients and an extensive wine list provide for the most unforgettable dining experience. Visit Michel's for a special occasion, romantic celebration, or anytime you want to impress.

Open air dining at Michel's features fabulous views of the Waikiki skyline, the beach, and beautifully romantic sunsets.


Dinner: Daily
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm (last seating
Sunday Brunch:
first Sunday of every month
10:00 am - 1:00 pm (last seating)
Reservations Suggested
Private Parties:
The perfect locale to celebrate any occasion.
Lanai Dining:
Open air dining room features fabulous views of the Waikiki skyline, the beach, and romantic sunsets.
Full Bar:
Martinis, Cocktails, Refreshers and more...
Wine List:
Extensive list of over 200 wines, including  a nice selection of wines by the glass and half bottles.
Dress Code:
Elegantly casual (slacks, collar shirt, shoes)
Valet Parking:
"Award of Excellence" ... a tribute to fine food and exemplary service, awarded only to premier dining establishments.
DiRoNa, Distinguished Restaurants of North America

"Those looking for French cuisine in an incredible on-the-beach atmosphere will find it here. One of the most romantic places in Honolulu, one wall of windows opens to the sunset, torches on the breakwater, a hula moon above the palm fronds, and the entire Waikiki skyline visible to the leeward side. All tables have an ocean view, and dining here is less stiff and more welcoming than in bygone years. Jackets are no longer required for men, and the live music (slack-key and classical guitar with a vocalist Thurs-Sat, and strolling musicians on Sun) attracts sunset and music lovers too. Chef Hardy Kintscher has added his touch to the classics (onion soup, steak tartare, chateaubriand, bouillabaisse) and prepares fresh seafood, vegetarian creations, and rack of lamb with restraint and creativity."

Frommer's, by Jeanette Foster,

"A visit to Michel's is a reminder of the glory of fine dining. Its tranquil oceanside setting, perched right over the beach, begs guests to relax. Patrons, as they gaze out at the horizon through large windows spanning the dining room, feel stress wash away with the waves. From the moment you are seated, you are treated to the sort of attention almost forgotten except in old movies where butlers graciously serve their employers. Traditional lobster bisque ... they have been serving this trademark soup for more than 40 years. Jesse quickly heated the rich, creamy liquid over a burner until it reached just the right temperature. Then he proceeded to flambé tender chunks of fresh Maine lobster in cognac, adding them as a substantial garnish to the soup. It is impossible not to enjoy these classic tableside preparations. My companion's choice of steak Diane, another flambéed dish, upstaged my Sugpiaq wild Alaskan salmon. My companion relished each bite of the beef coated in a velvety smooth sauce, with portobello mushrooms. A cordial atmosphere and exceptional service — combined with executive chef Eberhard Kintscher's opulent continental menu — will have you dallying over your meal. And don't forget that breathtakingly romantic view."

Honolulu Advertiser, by Helen Wu

UPDATED January 23, 2024.  Copyright Restauranteur, 2005-2024.  All rights reserved.

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