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Chef Mavro

1969 South King Street, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96826
808 944-4714
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Ranked #135 of 1,913 restaurants in Honolulu
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $85 - $128
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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181 reviews from our community

77% Recommend
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English first
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
9 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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San Francisco, California
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
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
110 reviews 110 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Easily the best meal we had in Hawaii. Definitely recommend for a romantic dinner. Had degustation with matching wines and loved every course.

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Lawai, Hawaii
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

To all Gentlemen, Chef Mavro and his staff deliciously takes care of all the pleasantries while you and your spouse dine and converse intimately for a marvelous night out. The soup and fish courses were my favorite along with the dessert. Please do not judge this review based on my lack of recall for the culinary descriptions. After I ordered,... More

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Honolulu, Hawaii
19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Chef's menu was superb, a delight for the eyes and palate. The only negative were the rolls, much too hard for me. The abalone, duck and lobster courses were wonderful. The wagyu course was good but not exceptional. The course that I am still salivating over is the goat cheese with chives with pickled kumquats and Big Island white honey.... More

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Sierra Foothills
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38 reviews 38 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Did I think I was in Yountville - well almost. Chef Mavro is doing some amazing things in his kitchen and offers one of the most unique and well planned meal experiences you will ever have. My highest compliments to the chef and his staff,

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San Francisco, California
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

My dinner companion and I had the chef's menu, which was 7 courses. Standouts for me were many!! The meal opens with a delicious chilled carrot and orange soup with coconut foam amuse bouche, the tender abalone and creamy sea urchin foam paired with a 2012 Albarino from Spain for the next course was very imaginative and precise. We substituted... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

We experienced a bad to mediocre menu. A couple of dishes were okay. None justified the high ratings we read before making our reservation. The service was fine, a lot of show but poor delivery. We were told several times during our dining experience that the dishes will 'blow us over', in fact all were below what we have enjoyed... More

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