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Chef Mavro

#108 of 1,967 Restaurants in Honolulu
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
American, French, Hawaiian, Contemporary
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1969 South King Street, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96826 (McCully)
From Waikiki get on TheBus #2 (School St./Middle St.) at Kuhio & Seaside. Get off at S. King St. and walk 10 minutes to Chef Mavro 1969 S. King St. Taxi is recommended. If driving, parking lot entrance is from S. King.
+1 808-944-4714
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6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: Taste the flavors of Hawaii and Provence paired with exciting wine...
Taste the flavors of Hawaii and Provence paired with exciting wine pairings that earn the highest food rating in Hawaii (18/20 Gayot). Flexible course menus include lobster, wagyu beef, onaga, pork, lamb & local produce. Romantic occasions & business entertaining. James Beard award. AAA Five Diamonds. Don't miss the flight of sustainable caviar & the Grand Tasting Menu. Mavro's brigade of young chefs share his philosophy: always buy the best and freshest, buy local, treat all products with great respect, and start afresh every season with new ideas and creative recipes.
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Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Dinner
Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 134
    Excellent
  • 33
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 19
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Innovative French cuisine with a Hawaiian twist

The first time we dined at Chef Mavro's, it was a set Valentine's Day menu, and it was good but not memorable. We decided to give the restaurant another try a couple of years ago, and we have been ardent fans ever since! The food is clearly prepared by a chef who is classically trained in the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 10, 2015
mayliang
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washington
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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213 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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  • Italian first
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English first
washington
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

The first time we dined at Chef Mavro's, it was a set Valentine's Day menu, and it was good but not memorable. We decided to give the restaurant another try a couple of years ago, and we have been ardent fans ever since! The food is clearly prepared by a chef who is classically trained in the French tradition, but... More 

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Yorba Linda, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 via mobile

Certainly the antithesis of the fast food dining experience. The restaurant is off the beaten path of Waikiki but easy to find with adequate parking. When you arrive the staff acts as if they are expecting you and your leisurely paced fine dining experience begins. Menu is a 4 or 6 course prix fixe with or without wine pairings. The... More 

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Stamford
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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

I travel the world, seeking out the best dining experiences, and this was one of them. The very accessible, but complex menu, was well balanced and thought out, no repetition of flavors or key ingredients, and extremely flavorful and fresh. This is on par with the Michelin *** restaurants in Europe.

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Campinas, SP
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We went to Honolulu for Christmas/ New Years celebrations. Decided to go to some of the "best" restaurants (and went, check our other reviews). This one was THE best. Decided to have a full course menu with wine pairing. Superb, surprise from every single dish/wine. The vegetables in the first course were amazing (and we are not a kind of... More 

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Boston, MA
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

My husband and I travel frequently, and make a point of researching and trying at least one gourmet restaurant at every possible destination. Chef Mavro rewarded our efforts. We both ordered the tasting menu, but asked for substitutions for both allergies and preferences. The chef’s willingness to accommodate our needs included our request to have only one wine pairing for... More 

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Concord, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Have been going to this restaurant for over a decade and the menu is always a surprise and delight. Fantastic quality of ingredients and creative blending of flavors and texture. Service is very professional and warm. Meal is well paced and noise level is ok.

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Kaaawa, Hawaii
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

The atmosphere is classic, subdued and very elegant with booth seating with privacy for couples if desired. Service is unobtrusive and very professional, not overdone, and very timely. Each course comes at just the right intervals allowing the diner to enjoy the flavors and discover the wine parings. The plating is beautiful, the flavors extraordinary. Every bite is something to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015 via mobile

My wife and I travel to Hawaii about three times per year to visit family. We have been to Chef Mavro on nearly every visit for all of our special occasions. They have never disappointed us and always deliver excellent service and phenomenal food with use of the freshest local ingredients. I recommend this restaurant without hesitation to anyone who... More 

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Miami Beach
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

With limited time and so many wonderful restaurants in Honolulu I was so disappointed in spending one of my nights eating at Chef Marvo's. Maybe this used to be a good eating experience, but on this trip we had the 4 course tasting menu and each course was bland and boring - and one overcooked. There was not one "ooh"... More 

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Shanghai, China
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Restaurant deco and ambiance was average. Food presentation was OK but the cuisine was very Middle-Eastern taste. Garnishing was very random for example, having a piece of Deep fried Taro with cumin flavor right next to Lobster ! $138/pax plus tax for a 6 course dinner. Not that value for money !

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1969 South King Street, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96826
    (McCully)
  • Public Transportation: From Waikiki get on TheBus #2 (School St./Middle St.) at Kuhio & Seaside. Get off at S. King St. and walk 10 minutes to Chef Mavro 1969 S. King St. Taxi is recommended. If driving, parking lot entrance is from S. King.
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Honolulu
  • Phone Number: +1 808-944-4714

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 85 - 128
  • Cuisine: American, French, Hawaiian, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

Description

Taste the flavors of Hawaii and Provence paired with exciting wine pairings that earn the highest food rating in Hawaii (18/20 Gayot). Flexible course menus include lobster, wagyu beef, onaga, pork, lamb & local produce. Romantic occasions & business entertaining. James Beard award. AAA Five Diamonds. Don't miss the flight of sustainable caviar & the Grand Tasting Menu. Mavro's brigade of young chefs share his philosophy: always buy the best and freshest, buy local, treat all products with great respect, and start afresh every season with new ideas and creative recipes.
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?