Chef Mavro

4.6
1220 reviews
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$50 and over
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Chef Mavro restaurant. Located 5 minutes from Waikiki. Savor Hawaii's best fish, lobster, upcountry vegetables, free range chicken, wagyu, Elysian Fields lamb and more. Choose Chef Mavro's 9-course Tasting Menu with unsurpassed wine pairings. OR enjoy our 4-course menu $98 or a 5-course menu with choices $118. Don't miss Pastry Chef Jose Calpito's famous desserts. Chef Mavro is the top-rated Honolulu restaurant for romantic occasions, celebrations & business entertaining. Semi-private area is popular for small groups too. Chef/Owner & James Beard award-winner George Mavro and Executive Chef Jeremy Shigekane share a passion for trend-setting Hawaii regional cuisine & exciting wine pairings. Consistent winner of the highest food rating in Hawaii (18/20 Gayot) and the AAA Five Diamond award.
This is a dining experience you can only have in Hawaii featuring farm fresh Island products that are delivered to our kitchen door every morning.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Seafood, Hawaii Regional Cuisine, French
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Hours of operation
Reservations Tuesday-Saturday from 6:00-9:00 p.m. Walk ins welcome also.
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Phone number
(808) 944-4714
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Jeremy Shigekane
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Private party facilities
Semi-private room available for up to 30 guests. Total restaurant capacity 68.
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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.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
McCully
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Parking details
Private restaurant lot with complimentary self-parking.
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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, pull into parking lot entrance from S. King.
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Special events & promotions
Fresh Perigord truffles flown in from France in Fall and Winter and from Australia in Summer. All year long: Sustainable caviar.
Additional
Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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KJ
Hawaii
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An exceptional restaurant, an exceptional dining experience: one of my favorite restaurants in the world. Foie gras to die for! Onaga simply tasting superb! I will be back soon.

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1 review
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The 5-course Summer menu is a real winner! We’ve dined at Chef Mavro many times over the years - always enjoyable - but we’d rate this menu, with wine pairings, one of the best!

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NR
Hawaii
8 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thanks for the great food and great atmosphere.

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Montreal
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

A foodies paradise

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New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I had an incredible meal at Chef Mavro while we were on our honeymoon. It was an incredible treat! The food, the wine pairings, and the service were all exceptional.

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Hawaii
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

When one goes to Chef Mavro you can be certain to have a lovely presented small course dinner, exceptional service & great wine pairings. From the summer menu, only the foie gras disappointed us, as the sweet aspic layer over powered the foie gras mousse.

Nice touch that Mrs. Mavro came over to introduce herself.

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CJ
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was delicious, from the first bite to the last. We enjoyed the seasonality of the ingredients as well as the Chef's use of them.

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San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Entire experience was amazing.. Chef Mavro is probably the best restaurant on the island !

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New Orleans
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good food. Excellent service.

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DW
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As a foodie and visiting fine dining restaurants frequently I can honestly say that this was the greatest dining experience I’ve ever encountered. I couldn’t fault a thing! My expectations were high and they were met in every way. Donna and Chef Mavro were wonderful hosts and both took the time to come and have a chat. The food was exceptional- the plating, the variety and the flavour, l could honestly talk about how wonderful this restaurant is all day.
Thank you and I’d love to come and visit you again some day!
Dannii (Melbourne, Australia 🇦🇺)

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CM
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chef Mavro is by far the best luxury dining experience I have ever had on the island. I have eaten at Allan Wong's, 53 by the Sea, Assaggios, and many other higher-end restaurants and Chef Mavro leaves them all in the dust. Every dish is very creative and each aspect of the dish is so well thought out that they taste just as amazing by themselves as they do together with the other ingredients. If you're looking for a restaurant to splurge on some good food, look no further than Chef Mavro's. They are truly the best!

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k
Hawaii
21 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of the best restaurants in the U. S. The service and quality of food are beyond outstanding and we can’t wait to go back to try their summer special menu!

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Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best meal of our lives!

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1 review
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

The experience at Chef Mavro was pleasant, and the food was delicious. I would recommend this restaurant to others, if your willing to spend the money.

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TL
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Disappointing. Not sure what the hype is about. Trying too hard to be haute cuisine.

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S
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful, quiet setting. Extraordinary service. Delicious food. Friendly staff. Overall, a memorable, three hour, dining experience I reccomend.

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S
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Overall.. service was excellent. Quality of food was good. Just the price doesn’t match the quality. They have set course menus. The price did not exceed the quality unfortunately. I don’t mind paying outstanding dining prices.. but the taste needs to be on point.

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Hawaii
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was amazing as usual. Thanks chef for a wonderful evening!

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MS
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The best meal I have had in Hawaii. Expensive, but first-class.

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c
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was a culinary delight on the tastebuds. Well worth the experience.

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RN
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chef Mavro is likely one of the top ten fine dining restaurants in the United States. Every meal is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. An opportunity that is not to be missed.

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Key West
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nous avons célébré notre voyage de noce chez Chef Mavro. Un rêve devenu réalité !! Une expérience culinaire unique !! Nous avons retrouvé dans la cuisine du chef de la Provence, de l'Asie, des états unis et bien sûr Hawaii. Les techniques de cuissons sont justes parfaitement maîtrisées. Un grand merci au chef ainsi qu'à toute l'équipe pour le service. Nous recommandons sans hésitation.

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Denver
3 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was impeccable

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Hawaii
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was definitely a positive experience. I loved the personal attention we received. I loved the descriptions provided for every dish and wine served. The personalized menu was impressive.

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New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Timing was off.

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f
Milwaukee
32 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 3

Service staff were great. Appetizers were good. This place was recommended by several guide books for eclectic dining, so we decided to try it despite the cost since we were on vacation. Food was ok but not a mouth explosion, which it should be for the cost. I think this Chef Mavro is resting on his laurels and probably coasting into retirement. I think there are better options around this area

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GL
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I have celebrated my birthday at Chef Mavro for the past 15 years. The ambiance is quaint and the service was exquisite. The new 9 course dinner was a surprise but of the course the playing and taste of each dish was superb.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday dinner, 9 course chef’s tasting menu, excellence all around. Would highly recommend, especially for special occasions!

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San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always exceptional!

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a
Hawaii
31 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent hospitality, service. Food was well presented, innovative blending of flavors to enhance food.

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PA
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Always an exquisite time at Mavro's. Never disappoints. Our go to restaurant for special occasions. Wife's favorite. Mahalo Chef Mavro and staff.

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RS
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Disappointed that only one of each large fish and meat dishes

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s
Las Vegas
40 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best ‘price is no object’ restaurant in Hawaii!

Small portions French entrees, using locally sourced ingredients as much as possible.

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LS
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 4

After looking at the menu we agreed to do the wine pairing, so we booked an uber, and made our way over. The exterior is so unassuming, I immediately thought of Gary Danko's in SF. I had very high expectations. We went inside and it was also simply dressed, with what looked to be Murano glass as accents but otherwise neutral colors and décor. We were seated immediately and I noticed there were only three other tables occupied in the whole place.

We chose the Tasting Menu, which was very impressive on paper. We had customized menus with our names on them which was nice, and they offered to start us with some champagne which was one of the best things I had all night. We were also given the option of adding truffles or truffle risotto to our menu but we decided against it because we had a lot of truffle at VCC.

Service was good, timely, attentive and informative. Best part of the evening was talking with the sommelier Willy/Billy, and him testing us on some upcoming wines from Lebanon. Definitely the highlight of our dining experience.

Biggest downside was that despite only having 4 tables occupied, and us specifically saying we'd like to thank Chef Mavro, the Chef literally made personal greetings to every table BUT ours. I was completely taken aback by this. Our server said "oh he's an older gentleman, and his wife usually makes sure he says hi to everyone...so I guess you will just have to come back and say hi next time." Unbelievable.

Food was good, service was good, wine pairing was INCREDIBLE, but I can't overlook the massive feeling of being ignored in the Chef's presence. At $370 for food, $50 for two glasses of champagne, and $164 for the wine pairings, I would hope the chef would take 5 seconds to just say hello. Especially if only 4 tables have people at them. This somewhat minor thing to them was a major thing to us, and left us with a bitter aftertaste. Otherwise this would have been an overall rather enjoyable evening...shame.

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CU
Hawaii
183 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

For my wife’s pre birthday dinner.
Chef Mavro is our go to super occasion dinner restaurant. Being formally from NYC and heavily into the food and wine scene( for thirty years we taught Wine programs in Manhattan ) we feel that we have an idea what a great restaurant is all about. We’ve been living on Oahu for over six years. What makes Chef Mavro so very special to us is his ability to Change. What was six years ago a fine dining establishment with classic appointments has become a restaurant where you will feel excited and amazed at every dish presented to you. Now you will see many eye drops of liquid gold. Asian flavors mixed with French and Hawaiian beauty. The waitstaff knows every essence of what’s on your plate. We had so much fun learning about the bizarre and unusual spices, fruits and other ingredients that made up each of our dishes. In the past you had to pick one of the two menus. They are still there but now you can create your own menu. There are some awesome choices from their small wine list. With our Truffle Risotto we opted for one of the best Barbaresco’s we’ve ever had. And we’ve had many. Their new sommelier is a true wine enthusiast. No overflowing egos here. A true lover of wine. The following is a list what we had for this special occasion.

Peterson Farm Egg( we ordered 2!)
yukon potato, san danielle prosciutto, poutargue

Day-Boat Snapper Bourride( a true Bouillabaise with all the trimmings. Smelled it before it got to our table)
fennel, onion, tomato, aïoli

Keahole Lobster
tamarind broth, long rice, pork belly, kaffir lime, green papaya, crustacean essence

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BW
Minneapolis
62 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

Food is okay. Portions are small for sure. Main course was not cooked properly. Biggest issue was trickery by the waiter at attempting to serve me a wine by glass which was different from the menu and what I had ordered. He acted as if it was what I had ordered.

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DB
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We visited Chef Mavro's restaurant while in Honolulu for my husband's birthday. While the bill was the most I've ever paid for a gourmet dinner, I can definitely say that it was a one-of-a-kind experience with impeccably prepared, imaginative food. My husband opted for the wine pairings, which accompanied the 9 course tasting menu we selected in advance. Each wine was delicious and paired beautifully with it's corresponding course. Each course was an artistic, delectable creation beginning with the cauliflower and crispy puffed rice amuse bouche, and culminating with an array of artfully prepared desserts. It was a dining experience we will never forget!

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San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An awesome choice for innovative Hawaiian cuisine. In this case using classical French dishes to reinterpreted, and often invigorated, by local Hawaiian ingredients. The tasting menu was exceptionally fulfilling, and the wine pairings were on point. Highly recommended.

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h
Hawaii
26 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This was our first time at Chef Mavro and we really enjoyed the overall dining experience. We were celebrating a belated Valentine’s Day and opted for the five-course “romance” menu and accompanying wine flights. Without going into detail overload, the room is nice (not sure why there was no music for added ambience), the food was beautifully presented and tasty, but the service was uneven. Our waiter didn’t offer a pre-dinner cocktail and seemed in a hurry for us to order all 5-courses ASAP. A little “cruise ship” for our taste, but beyond that, we were pleased and we’ll try it again.

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Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 3ambience 3

Food portion was small, food quality was alright. Big eaters don’t go here, you will be disappointed. I wanted to walk to jack in the box afterwards. I think it’s way too over priced. That’s how I felt about this place. Would I go back? Nope.

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