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About Chef Mavro

Top Honolulu restaurant for romantic occasions, celebrations & business entertaining. Chef Mavro's passion for trend-setting Hawaii regional cuisine & exciting wine pairings consistently earn the highest food rating in Hawaii (18/20 Gayot).
In the main dining room, choose multiple small plates to share or build your own menu. For lovers of Chef’s AAA Five Diamond dining, tables are available in the semi-private dining room for the 9-course Chef’s Grand Tasting Menu. This is the popular choice for foodies, special occasions and for visitors celebrating their grand finale night in Honolulu. You'll taste the bounty of Hawaii with Keahole lobster, onaga, local produce and the highest quality wagyu beef & free range chicken. Jose Calpito's famous desserts showcase local chocolate and tropical fruits. Beautiful art-filled ambiance designed for private conversations.

1969 South King Street
Honolulu, HI 96826
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Hawaii Regional Cuisine, Provencal, Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Reservations Tuesday-Saturday from 6:00-9:00 p.m. Walk ins welcome also.

Cross Street:
McCully

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$50 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(808) 944-4714

Website:
http://www.chefmavro.com/

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.

Parking Details:
Private restaurant lot with complimentary self-parking.

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.

Executive Chef:
Jeremy Shigekane

Private Party Facilities:
Semi-private room available for up to 30 guests. Total restaurant capacity 68.

Private Party Contact:
JoAnn Uchimura: (808) 944-4714

Additional:
Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Fresh Perigord truffles flown in from France in Fall and Winter and from Australia in Summer. All year long: Sustainable caviar.

Chef Mavro Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.7

ambience

4.3

value

4.0

Noise

Quiet

93% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (18)
Good for Anniversaries (16)
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Tasting Menu (11)
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Good for a Date (9)
Local Ingredients (9)
Good for Birthdays (8)
Cozy (8)
Creative Cuisine (8)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
Authentic (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Business Meals (3)
Seasonal (3)
Healthy (3)
Good for Groups (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Organic (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Casual (1)
Disabled Access (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Overall, this was a fabulous dining experience. Service was personable and friendly while giving up nothing in attentiveness and professionalism. The food was exquisite, although if you are into large portions go elsewhere. I much prefer quality over quantity and the food at Chef Mavro definitely was of the highest quality. The room was quiet and comfortable as well, so for service, ambience and food this restaurant gets my vote!

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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 15, 2017

The food was nothing special and the price was quit high. Many other better options in Honolulu for the money

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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on November 2, 2017

We're from Texas and whenever we are in town, we always have to go to Chef Mavro. The food is always stellar and so creative. I love Chef Mavro's creativity with his dishes. It is amazing how he pairs interesting fruits or spices or rare vegetables and are able to pair it with meats, chicken or fish dishes. The ambience is nice and quiet. We hate loud restaurants. The service is always impeccable.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Special Occasion
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Amazing food ... we're on their email list so we got notification of a Fall Flavors menu that we were intrigued with. Some friends wanted to get together and so we suggested this place. They loved the food as much as we did. They ordered one of their signature dishes that I've uploaded a photo of with the Chef Mavro serving.

We always love it here and plan on returning!

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Chev Mavro is one of our favorite restaurants. We have been customers there for the last 7 years. It is truly a dining experience with exquisite dishes that combine original presentation with combinations of flavors that make your mouth smile. Wine pairings add more pleasure to the palate. Service is always attentive and friendly. We will continue to return.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 19, 2017

This dining experience was exceptional. Some of the best food I have ever eaten. Service perfection.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Dishes were good but not great. I was hoping for something more impressive, especially for the price. Alan Wong’s was less pricy and much better. Ambiance was nice but Noi is nicer. The pistachio dessert was excellent.

Tags: Romantic
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Honolulu's first-rate modernist cuisine, fine dining locale, capitalizing on local ingredients where available, bringing in special ingredients to enhance local offerings. The food lives up to expectations. If one is familiar with this kind of restaurant in other cities, the service may seem a bit intrusive, explaining more than necessary, but I wouldn't fault them for it, this being the only restaurant of its type on O'ahu. Best dish of the night: foie gras torchon with cocoa nibs and black sesame mini-malasadas. Save room for dessert.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Organic, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 7, 2017

This was our first visit since the new tasting menu was initiated. The menu was a true success. Chef Mavro simply gets better every time we visit. I would certainly choose to eat at Chef Mavro any time I am in Honolulu. Truly a special meal.

However two issues. One is that the tasting menu is only served in a small portion of the restaurant. The tables are not comfortably arranged, and we had to look at the back of two persons seated fairly close to our table. While we understood the reasons for the placement, it still felt crowded and uncomfortable. Even the servers had to reach over us to serve.

The second issue was much more serious. Chef Mavro has always had one of the best pairings we have experienced. We opted for the pairings. Twice the sommelier shorted the second pour because it was the end of the bottle. The first time we waited a reasonable time, but no service person appeared and we ate the dish. When it happened again, I was dumfounded. This is not the way wine service should be conducted. A real blemish on an otherwise excellent meal.

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 7, 2017

Exquisite meal with exceptional down to earth service, thankyou.

Tags: Cozy, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 1, 2017

Absolutely fantastic experience and food! The staff were very friendly and knowledgeable as well. Highly recommend Chef Mavro for your special occasion!

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Food Average for Haute Cusine
Food expensive for what you get
Pretentious and limited
The waiter told my wife she needed to have liquid courage for being with me
No appropriate at all
I won't go back
And judging from the number of people there they agree with me

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on September 24, 2017

As usual, I had another great experience at Chef Mavro. The service was impeccable, as always. The food, memorable, elevated, and most of all tasty! Of course, it costs an arm and a leg, but you can see how much work they put in to prepare each dish. They can increase the portion a little IMO, however. I am not a big eater by any means, and 4 courses was just right for me. I would need to eat 2 more dishes if I was 20 years younger. Another ounce of protein won' t cost that much more, but it will make a much better impression. Also, since I can't finish the prix fixe menu and opted for the small plate menu, we didn't get the amuse buche and the pre-dessert. Unfortunately, those were the items that I'd pay for, but not even given an option for. Kind of tarnished the evening a little bit.

Tags: Seasonal, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Amazing dinner. The 9 course tasting menu w/ wine pairing was a continuous stream of delights. The Hawaiian take on classic fine dining courses such as lobster and foie gras was refreshing and very well done. Details such as the crispy fried nori and poha berries made some of the dishes truly stand out.

The meal was certainly on the expensive side, but in line with what could be expected of fine dining in Honolulu.

Overall, highly recommended for a date night or special occasion meal, or just to appease the demanding foodie looking to reward themselves.

Tags: Good for a Date, Local Ingredients
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on September 16, 2017

We come annually as it is a pricey place to dine, but the food is always great, the wine pairing is spot-on, and the service is excellent. They recently changed the service from selecting small plates off the menu or having the 9-course tasting menu. Addition to that, your entire table must have the tasting menu. I failed to ask if they would substitute dishes from the tasting menu as they had a couple of seafood dishes and my husband is allergic to shellfish. Otherwise, it is a great place for a special occasion.

Tags: Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Tasting Menu
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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined on August 31, 2017

Usually we only go to Chef Mavro for very special occasions since it is way up in the price range, worth it but we like to save it for those special times. We received an email from Chef Mavro that he obtained fresh, awesome Chanterelles. Aside from fresh black French Truffles or Italian white truffles, Chanterelles are our favorites but they must be fresh, clean and not wet. The ones that were presented to us before we actually ordered our food were perfect. The following were our choices and each one was magnificent. Chef Mavro has had a new chef who actually creates dishes in the style of Jean-Georges Vongerichten who is one of our all time greatest chefs.
chanterelle risotto
carnaroli rice, parmigiano reggiano
wild golden chanterelles

keahole lobster
tamarind broth, vermicelli, pork belly, kaffir lime, green papaya


bigeye ahi poke
shallot, chive, ogo, aleppo pepper, extra virgin olive oil, taro crisp

day-boat catch gray snapped
saffron, zucchini, aïoli

island free range chicken
truffle, sweet corn, sunchoke

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 27, 2017

honeymoon, 2 weeks after our wedding, perfect for us

Tags: Romantic
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Excellent pairing of wine and food! Enjoy conversation as this is fine dining. It is a place to visit occasionally. Expensive.

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 (Columbus)·Dined on August 17, 2017

The food was second to none. Service was absolutely amazing. If I ever find myself in Oahu again, I will definitely be sure to set up another reservation to sample the menu again. We LOVED this place!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Great place. Chef was founder of La Mer. We tried La Mer as well as here. Here is better though La Mere has better view. If you are looking for good food and comfortable environment.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Authentic, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on August 12, 2017

The food was extremely delicious, but was enormously overly priced

Tags: Romantic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 6, 2017

A little overpriced and portions are small. Good service though!

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Our kids have grown, so we treated ourselves to a nice, adult
anniversary dinner. Find a sitter and leave the under 18 year olds home.

Pricey, but worth the dining experience.

Ordered small plates to share.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on July 28, 2017

By far the best dining experience in years. We opted for their small plates menu and picked our own custom menu consisting of five courses. We started with Misozuki Tofu with lychee and rhubarb off the vegetarian menu, which was phenomenal! A Gewürztraminer paired very well with it. Secondly, we had the black truffle risotto with fresh black truffles shaving from Australia. The Australian truffles were just as flavorful as the perigord truffles from France. The risotto wine pairing was the Masi Amarone which surprisingly turned out to be the best pairing of the night. As a third course, we ordered Chef's signature recipe and split it up for everyone to share. The salt crust onaga is the best fish recipe ever! The onaga, which is baked in a salt crust, served with a tomato-ogo relish was the most moist and tender bar none! The Banol Rose made this experience even better. As a main course, we had the Keahole lobster with long rice vermicelli, crispy pork belly in a tamarind-lemon grass broth. Another outstanding recipe! The lobster was paired with the Sixto chardonnay which was a spot on pairing. For dessert, I had to try the truffle ice cream which made my dining experience complete. I also tasted the halo halo and the mango chiboust which were just as good.
The staff was just as phenomenal as the food, which put the icing on the cake to make this one of the best meals ever.

Tags: Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Tasting Menu, Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 28, 2017

Superb multi-course menu selections. Gracious and attentive service. Outstanding wine selections paired to menu selections.

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on July 23, 2017

Really great dining experience and the staff were super attentive. Some of the evening winners included the Onaga baked in a salt crust, Peterson Farm Egg, Keahole Lobster, and Island Free Range Chicken. Save room for the creative dessert including the Calamansi Creamsicle.

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Romantic, Tasting Menu
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on July 23, 2017

It's always a delectable experience.

There are other places that are as great yet different, but none better in Honolulu.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on July 22, 2017

Dinner at Chef Mavro's was nothing short of complete culinary bliss. Due to our careers, my wife and I live apart most of the year, so when we have a chance to spend some time together, we always celebrate by indulging in our favorite past time -food- and what is a nine course grand tasting other than indulgent? Frankly, it was so much more than just that. While each dish was absolutely delicious on its own, Chef Mavro's full tasting was an absolute master work of inexplicable beauty and decadence. Every dish combined ingredients in such a way that they all seemed to accentuate each other's best qualities. Each successive course would either stand in stark juxtaposition or flow in perfect harmony with he last- part of the fun was never knowing what to expect next, even though a full menu is provided.
While I'd love to go on, I'll concluded simply- if you love food, eat here and regret nothing.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 13, 2017

Chef Mavro is the finest restaurant in Honolulu!! The Tasting Menu with the Wine Pairing was outstanding!!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Romantic, Tasting Menu, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Not in salubrious surroundings at all.
Very dated pretentious decor and smells of old food.
Food quality excellent traditional style- very small portions on the small plate menu- so one must realize that many plates would be needed to satisfy hunger- and this will cost much more than is justified.
Unpleasant olive oil.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on July 6, 2017

Everything was amazing, from the farm egg, day boat catch, island chicken and goat cheese. It was a great first experience. Service was very attentive, and they made the night special with a surprise cake for the occasion. Will have to return for the truffle risotto!

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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined on June 18, 2017

We appreciate good service and well prepared food. That was Chef Mavro. We are glad it is close by and has a parking lot.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Columbus)·Dined on June 17, 2017

Had the tasting menu. It was superb. Eclectic, well paced. A wonderful experience.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on June 6, 2017

Phenomenal service from a knowledgeable staff who were quick to answer questions and attend to guests. I tried multiple new things throughout the dinner and unfortunately did noy enjoy one, but that hardly ruined the experience and how quicly the staff noted my distaste without being prompted was impressive.

Tags: Good for Groups, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on May 31, 2017

It was our first time and it was a great place to celebrate our anniversary! Food was very delicious and the wine pairing was a great addition to the flavors!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on May 20, 2017

One of the best meals we have enjoyed in some time. We went with the new small plates menu and our party of four fully enjoyed it. (Small plates are perfect for TWO to share. The salted crust Omaha was incredible!! Having Chef Mavro present and serve it was extra special. I highly recommend for special occasions.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on May 20, 2017

Food excellent but service uneven... Hovering to take my plate when not finished, wine server interrupting conversation. Nice to meet Mrs Mavro.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on May 19, 2017

Interesting, great tasting food. Unlike many 'nice' restaurants in Hawaii, the chef did not go overboard in an attempt to create new and unique fusion. The tasting menu felt well thought-out but without trying to hard too hard to fuse flavors and food, it felt natural.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 19, 2017

The food was all too salty and taste wired. The service is not good at all, the waiter served us wrong course and wine. They even gave us the wrong bill when we wanted to check.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on May 19, 2017

Superb combination of fresh ingredients lovingly prepared, balanced and presented. I could taste everything!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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