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Chef Mavro
Chef Mavro

Chef Mavro Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.chefmavro.com
  • Phone: (808) 944-4714
  • Hours of Operation: Open Wednesday-Sunday with reservations from 6:00-9:00 p.m.
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Hawaii Regional Cuisine, Provencal, Contemporary American
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Chef Mavro produces his award-winning cuisine at private residences and unique locations in Hawaii, on the Mainland U.S. and internationally. Groups have ranged from 6-1,000 guests.
  • Private Party Facilities: Semi-private room available for up to 30 guests. Total restaurant capacity 68.
  • Private Party Contact: JoAnn Uchimura (808) 944-4714
  • Special Events & Promotions: Fresh truffles flown in from France this Fall as soon as nature provides!
    All year long: Flight of Caviars offered as an opportunity for side-by-side tasting of three different sustainable caviars.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: McCully
  • Public 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.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Private restaurant lot with complimentary self-parking.
A word from Chef Mavro
Taste the bounty of Hawaii with Keahole lobster, onaga, local produce and the highest quality wagyu beef, lamb & duck. Famous desserts showcase local chocolate and tropical fruits. Chef Mavro is the top Honolulu restaurant popular for romantic occasions, celebrations & business entertaining. Beautiful art-filled ambiance perfect for private conversations. Mavro's passion for trend-setting Hawaii regional cuisine & exciting wine pairings consistently earn the highest food rating in Hawaii (18/20 Gayot). Don't miss the flight of sustainable caviars.

James Beard award. Hawaii's only independently owned AAA Five Diamond restaurant. 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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
Diner Reviews
  • "Great meal. The salt crusted fish was the ever a long with the rest of meal"
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "Our introduction to Chef Mavro came when we pulled in to the parking lot and were escorted to the door by the parking attendant. Good start, but something about the wait staff seemed "off key" - - perfunctory service, no coordination. The wine flights were not well-selected and were mostly tart. The salt-crusted fish turns out to be fish cooked in pastry. Well, actually, it was overcooked and lifeless. Not good value for $500 plus for two."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "If you like great food and wine pairings, this is the place for you. We did the Chef's tasting menu (the more expensive of the 2) with some substitutions from the regular tasting menu. We split one wine pairing between the two of us which was enough except for with one course. The service was very good. It is an expensive evening out, but I would definitely recommend it for a special occasion.l"
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "Excellent service, ambience, food. The location of the restaurant is surprising; non-descript. But, once inside, and seated, all is forgotten. Chef Mavros even came to our table for a short chat."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "My wife and I went for our 10th anniversary dinner and had an amazing dinner! Flavors were superb; portion size and presentation were perfect; and the wine pairings were all spot on. Service was outstanding. The only thing they could improve on are the decor and view; just could use an update. Once you're inside it's very comfortable...and the service and food more than make up for it. Once the course start coming it doesn't matter where you are...just bring more of the delicious food!"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Superb multi-course food selections with outstanding wine pairings. Gracious and attentive service."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "We are priveledged to be able to travel and to dine out, frequently and yet this was one of the most memorable dinners in Hawaii or anywhere, in years."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "My wife loved the return of the greatest hits menu including the fresh vegetables, Salt Crusted Onaga (served table side by the chef himself--perfectly cooked and topped with a vibrant flavorful tomato sauce), lamb loin with eggplant caviar in a crispy dough package, and the light as air bite sized Malasadas with vanilla bean ice cream. I tried the Chef menu and was wowed by course (the duck with Bhutanese black rice and lobster were favorites) after course perfectly paired with wine. I reluctantly shared one course with my wife--the goat cheese with kumquats and white honey, but I kept the decadent chocolate to myself. Service was warm and friendly. Special celebration and memorable evening!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "It was wonderful - cannot describe the perfection of the flavors. Chef came out to our table prior to the meal - served one of the specialities himself and said goodbye -- very personal - portions were perfect - wine pairings exceptional. Hope to return next time I'm in Honolulu."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Chef Mavro was amazing. We went for my husband's birthday and was treated like royalty. We had the chef's menu with wine pairings and was not disappointed. I was so full and satisfied by the end of the meal. Worth the price."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "chef mavro continues to be cutting edge in his approach to food. it was nice to have a repeat of many of his past favorites as an option this summer. added one optional dish and one wine to the four serving option and found it to be a totally satisfying meal. thiis is a top restaurant in honolulu for special occasions and has been for many years. always continues to provide top of the line food, ambience, service and beverages. easy parking and access add to hte experience. what more can i say?"
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "The food was very good. I didn't like three of the courses but that was actually okay with me. My biggest issue was the atmosphere. I prefer Le Mer over Chef Mavro because of having a view."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "we had read reviews and were grateful to be able to use open table to make our reservation in DC. everything was perfect, servicem ambiance and the food extraordinary, interesting, surprising and always delicious. The explanations were specific, the presentation also perfect. one of our top dining experience in Hawaii and at home,"
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "From the moment we walked in we were treated like royalty. The food and service was amazing. The chef came out and talked to us about our food allergies. He had no problem modifying the meal. After we were finished our waiter walked us to our car ( 2 women). I have never seen such service paired with such fabulous food."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Best dining we have found in Honolulu in over a year of eating out!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Locally grown/raised ingredients prepared with a dynamic character utilizing classic french preparation. Chef Marvo masterfully uses European preparation techniques with the diverse Hawaiian palette of ingredients to create a multidimensional sensory experience. Uniquely Delicious as Hawaii is itself..."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Chef Mavro never ceases to amaze! Paired with fantastic food and a wonderful wine list, Chef Mavro has kept this restaurant at the top of the list of restaurants for those who appreciate fine dining and great service."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "My friend and I are dining buddies who can afford to indulge our tastebuds at least every 4 - 6 months. Our dinner the other evening at Chef Mavro's was quite an experience: the excellent service is a given, and, the 4-course meal was a delightful series of surprises. At the end of the dinner, we were happily stuffed, yet, we walked, not waddled, out the door."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "Chef Mavro's, where to begin.. from the time you first step inside you can tell it will be a great dinner. Although the portions were small the four course dinner plus dessert was enough to ensure I had my fill. To be honest dinner at Mavro was a journey with my taste buds. the great thing about Mavro's is that the menu depends on season. Overall: I would surely return for the next seasons menu!!!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "My only complaint was the lack of a real wine list. They rely on you selecting the wine pairings to go with your dinner instead. Food was outstanding."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "I went to there for boyfriend's birth day. Food is so good and romantic. We were happy . But I felt a little expensive for dinner. Especially night , I want to go to here again."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "I had their tasting menu. Everything was quite good. The staff were very pleasant. I even briefly met Chef Mavro."
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "We had a wonderful time--the food was delicious and beautifully presented, and the staff was attentive to our needs."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "This is my go to restaurant when I want a gourmet dinner and have had enough talking wait staff and huge portions. The food is of international quality and is served beautifully with attention to the look as well as the taste of the dish. Local ingredients are used as mush as possible for an international menu. The wine pairings are excellent and are wines that often one doesn't see much of, here or on the mainland. I eat here with each season and sometimes more as there are plenty of choices. It is the best dinner in Honolulu in my book. Just the palate cleanser with fresh watermelon balls in a gelee is enough to know you are in the presence of a true chef."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Perfect for a special occasion. Well, it was the best Mother's Day Dinner I've ever had!!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Foie Gras perfection with mango three ways(pickled mango in one preparation adding a bright hit of acidity). The wine pairings with each course elevated the entire experience to a high note. Another favorite was the mushroom salad with hearts of palm, poha berries (loved this pop of flavor!!) and fresh taste of the sea--sea asparagus. The China town day boat catch was exceptional in preparation. It was difficult to choose our favorite course, but with out a doubt, the Wagyu beef with crispy Brussels sprouts was near the top of the list. The local goat cheese course with white honey is exceptional. And oh, the chocolate....it was out of this world with mac nuts, caramel and more. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Love this kind of set menu. The food was delicious and the price was right. Expensive, but expected. Loved the various dishes and the portion sizes."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "The food was fabulous. The portions were more than sufficient and perfect for a multi-course dining experience. The staff were very observant, courteous, professional, and knowlegable. I had previously read reviews about portions being too small and the wait period between courses too long, but I found neither to be the case. Everything was appropriate and perfectly fitting for a true fine dining experience. We celebrated our 25th Wedding Anniversary and were able to create a wonderful memory at Chef Mavro's. If I wanted a quick, cheap, and large portioned dinner I would have gone elsewhere. However, I wanted a classy fine dining experience with exquisite food and service and I found that at Chef Mavro's."
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "As always, the food, service, wine everything about our visit was excellent. If I had only one meal left on this earth it would be at this establishment! This restaurant has all of the fun and good times of Disney World, except it is for adults. They never have an off day or meal everything is superb. We look forward to returning every year."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Outstanding personal service. Chef menu highly recommended. Sit back and enjoy."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "We tried "Chef's Summer Menu". No words needed...loved every plates and every wine. Each pairings made me surprise. This restaurant is not about ocean view nor romantic sunset, that's why it's great. "
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "Regional, Natural, Healthy french food with good recommendation of wines."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "Went with a group to celebrate after taking a board exam earlier in the day. Service was exceptional. A couple of the courses on the new menu were not my favorite, but others were phenomenal. The wine pairings were great as well. A special congratulatory dessert at the end was a really nice touch and really tasty as well. While the meal is definitely pricey, it is truly a great culinary experience making it great for a special occassion."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "This is a restaurant for the food, not a bar scene or drinks. There is no bar, no wine list, you go for the food. The menu is a fixe' menu with either a 5 or 7 course meal, only a main entree option on the menu and the option of wine pairing. For the caliber of restaurant the corkage fee is a reasonable $25, but make sure to review the menu first since you'll want to take a wine that will compliment the dishes, not a heavy red wine. Though the portions are not large, there are an ample number of them to make this a complete meal and not leave hungry. Each course is superbly and meticulously made to offer splendid blends of texture and flavors. None of it is standard high end kitchen preparation such as Alan Wongs. Recommended!!!"
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "The food and service are always great at Chef Mavro!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "An excellent dining experience but very expensive. Would return to dine for a special occasion but not suitable for regular dining outings."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "We had the four course dinner, with wine pairing, at Chef Mavro. Each course had so many wonderful flavors and the wine pairings were spot on. The fish course was one of the best pieces of fish I have ever had -- tender and tasty! Overall, a fantastic dining experience - would definitely recommend!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "What I love most of all about dining in Chef Mavro is that each dish is harmonious and pleasing to the senses in ways that are not found in upscale restaurants. Recently I had the opportunity to dine at several high end restaurants. If I were to select one, I would choose Chef Mavro. It was our anniversary dinner and we couldn't have had a better experience."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "The day boat China Town style snapper was exceptional - cooked to perfection. However, it is hard for my wife and I to select a favorite course . . . selecting from the beautifully prepared lobster, with the light as air Chorizo Taro dumpling, to the Wagyu beef with lightly sweetened Brussels sprouts and a celery mousse. Wow. The cheese course with kumquats was combined with a white honey which we couldn't stop licking off the honey dripper. Everything paired with gorgeous wines. Relaxing and fun atmosphere with seamless service."
    Dined on 3/28/2014