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Chef Mavro

1969 South King Street, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96826
808 944-4714
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Ranked #166 of 1,920 Restaurants in Honolulu
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $85 - $128
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Cuisines: American, French, Hawaiian, Contemporary
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: McCully
Transit: 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.
Description: Chef Mavro's passion for trend-setting regional cuisine & exciting wine pairings consistently earn the highest food rating in Hawaii (18/20 Gayot). Flexible course menus include lobster, wagyu beef & local produce. Romantic occasions & business entertaining. James Beard award. AAA Five Diamonds. 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. Don't miss the flight of sustainable caviars & the Grand Tasting Menu. We welcome children 5 & older.
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English first
Toronto, Canada
Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Came here with lower expectation as I read that while decent, compared to mainland restaurants in large cities like New York, it would not be too special. I found the experience pleasant, and the food good if not too exciting. I had chosen this restaurant over Alan Wong's thinking it had more local hawaiian ingredients, as there was a Hawaii... More

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Reno, Nevada
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84 reviews 84 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

This is one of the highest-rated restaurants in Hawaii and so we were excited to try it. The restaurant is located in a run-down area of town. Atmosphere inside is just OK. We ordered one of the tasting menus and most of the items were delicious. The fish dish (I think snapper of some sort), however, was not good. The... More

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Kailua, Hawaii
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Two Prix Fixe choices with excellent wine pairing. They also let you mix and match between the two prix fixe choices. With the wine pairings it was very expensive (about $500 b/c we shared the pairings), but worth every penny. Here is a link to their english menu http://www.chefmavro.com/english/. The Onaga was AMAZING!!! (That's right, I used all caps and... More

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London
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I am happy to pay good money for top food and have dined at some of the world's best restaurants with or without Michelin stars. This restaurant just isn't worth the money you pay for it. Service was worse than poor. We waited over one hour for the first of our seven courses and they didn't even serve wine to... More

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New York
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86 reviews 86 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Chief Mavro is an affable person, who winds his way around the dining room. He should spend less time in the dining room and more in the kitchen. His dishes tend to be sweet, with some odd ingredients making at times a combination that is not befitting the food. On the whole, we had a good meal, but when Chief... More

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Midland, Michigan
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

The restaurant is small but inside was fancy. It a short drive from Waikiki hotels. Expect this restaurant is really expensive. The service are well attentive and the 6 courses menu are very delicious! All the foods are very fresh and local picked. I was very picky vegetable eater and I don't normally like to eat vegetables but Mavro did... More

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ChefMavroRestaurant, Owner at Chef Mavro, responded to this review

Thank you for your review which was rewarding to all of our team. We are glad that you noticed the freshness and local sources of our ingredients and that you found everything delicious. Next time just ask if you'd like to take a photo with Chef Mavro. This is a frequent request and Chef Mavro always makes time for guests... More

Hawaii
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

I have previously posted my approval and enjoyment of the food here at Mavro’s. The food is great and every season a new menu is set along with excellent wine selections to be paired with each dish. My last two visits have been less than my previous experiences and this is the focus of this up to date review. The... More

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ChefMavroRestaurant, Owner at Chef Mavro, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to describe your most recent dinner. We were happy to read that your previous dinners were positive experiences and that you say «The food is great and every season a new menu is set along with excellent wine selections to be paired with each dish.” Of course it’s upsetting to learn that this time your... More

San Francisco, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

"Oh oh" I thought, after reading some of the yelp reviews for Chef Mavro's. I had already made reservations. Will this be one of those dinners where we spend a a small fortune, eat foam and single bites of food, and have to stop at Zippy's on the way home? It turned out to be a wonderful, memorable dinner. Creative... More

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ChefMavroRestaurant, Owner at Chef Mavro, responded to this review

Thank you for appreciating all the details of your dining experience! And for letting other TripAdvisor fans know what to expect at Chef Mavro restaurant. It was very inspiring for our staff to know that you noticed and enjoyed so many things. All our team works to adjust those details to the very individual preferences of each guest. Some do... More

Sydney, Australia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Hubby and I recently dined at Chef Mavro and had the tasting menu or degustation. Everything from the superb service (deferential without being stiff or fake) to the food and matching wines was fabulous. We actually dined on the first night that Chef Mavro was bringing back two of his most famous dishes: the Onaga baked in salt crust and... More

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Melbourne, Australia
Top Contributor
111 reviews 111 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

As with Sundays at Hula Grill, a visit to Chef Mavro on our last night in Hawaii had become a ritual for us. The food was great, the atmosphere elegant but relaxed and, whilst expensive, the cost seemed appropriate. However, on our last night this time, we came away feeling ripped off. Perhaps the wonderful lunch we'd had at Orchids... More

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ChefMavroRestaurant, Owner at Chef Mavro, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to let us know about your most recent dinner. We were happy to read that your previous « last night » dinners were positive experiences yet very upset that this time your dinner was not at all up to our precise standards. We are especially sorry that we did not react to your dissatisfaction while... More

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