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Chef Mavro

1969 South King Street, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96826
808 944-4714
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Ranked #151 of 1,920 Restaurants in Honolulu
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $85 - $128
Tue - Sun 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Logistics: parking is free. There is not a bar so don't plan on going early for drinks. Setting: intimate. Very quiet restaurant and seems to be set up for couples or small groups. Seems the perfect place for a romantic evening. Service: I don't think I have ever had such incredible service. They remember you name the staff is knowledgeable... More

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Turin, Italy
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40 reviews 40 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

I went to this restaurant on a Wednesday night with a fairly large group of friends. Chef Mavro was recommended to us by a local friend, who was also in the party. We chose the Chef's menu with wine pairing, which we found overall excellent. Service was very slow at the beginning (after more than one hour we were served... More

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Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
206 helpful votes 206 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

I had the degustation at Chef Mavro tonight. Arriving at 6.30 I was greeted by name as I walked in, and provided with a personalised menu of 14 courses, most with matched wines. The amuse bouche was a chilled carrot soup with Crecy orange topped with a coconut foam. The orange gave a touch of sweetness to what otherwise might... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

“Spectacular - Having dined all over the world and loving good food this is one of the top dining experiences of all time. The care in menu selection, the tastes, the ingredients were all so fine! Healthy, delicious food paired with great wines in a warm and unpretentious atmosphere. This is excellent dining for the traveled foodie or for people... More

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Toronto, Canada
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107 reviews 107 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

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
40 helpful votes 40 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant 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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87 reviews 87 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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
15 helpful votes 15 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

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