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About Chef Mavro

Chef Mavro restaurant. One restaurant. Two options. Chef Mavro's Tasting Menu or Small Plates a la carte. Located 5 minutes from Waikiki.
Chef Mavro's Tasting Menu features an award-winning 9-course tasting menu with unsurpassed wine pairings. Seating in the upper tier area. OR In the Main Dining Room choose Small Plates a la carte and build your own menu.
Chef Mavro is the top-rated Honolulu restaurant for romantic occasions, celebrations & business entertaining. Chef/Owner & James Beard award-winner George Mavro has 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.
You'll taste the bounty of Hawaii with Keahole lobster, onaga, local produce and the highest quality wagyu beef, free range chicken & local pork plus Jose Calpito's famous desserts.

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, Cocktails, 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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Overall Rating

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food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.2

value

3.9

Noise

Quiet

94% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Anniversaries (10)
Special Occasion (9)
Fit for Foodies (9)
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Good for Birthdays (8)
Quiet Conversation (7)
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Romantic (6)
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Local Ingredients (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Healthy (2)
Neighborhood Gem (2)
Seasonal (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Authentic (1)
Business Meals (1)
Good for Groups (1)
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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined 3 days ago

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)·Dined 3 days ago

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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 (Hawaii)·Dined 3 days ago

Amazing quality, service, presentation and ambiance.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined 6 days ago

Very special. 20th anniversary and we were treated like royalty. VERY expensive but so worth it... highly recommend a special occasion at Chef Mavro's... Thank you Chef Mavro for the special meal!

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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined 7 days ago

Our dining experience at Chef Mavro was exceptional from the beginning to the end. The special Valentine's Day seven course dinner was delicious and beautifully presented. The staff took care of every detail and provided excellent service throughout the evening. I would highly recommend Chef Mavro to anyone in search of an exceptional dinner experience that is second to none!

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Great place to go for a special occasion!

The food was amazing! We did the 9-course tasting menu, and, even though the portions seemed small, we left feeling very full! The foie gras, the egg osmose, and the wagyu steak were outstanding!

I was celebrating my birthday, so they even brought out a special dessert for me to celebrate.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on February 3, 2018

The small a la carte plates were wonderful, each delicious and different.
My frineds from Japan were very happy. Thank you

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Worth every penny. We had the Grand tasting menu, with added truffle risotto. From the very first dish, we could not believe the quality and complexity of flavour. We would recommend to anyone going to Honolulu.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 17, 2018

This is THE place to go and create memories, we were there several years back and we were back for our anniversary two weeks ago. Each visit meet and go beyond our expectation. We opt for the tasting menu and it was superb, you never know food can taste so good! The ambience is good, we got a private corner all to ourselves, and the service is attentive and personable.
They even have our names print on the menu for us to take home! There were two servers waiting on us throughout the courses, explaining in details about each course and introduce the wine pairing to each course. You feel like you are being spoiled throughout the evening.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 16, 2018

Absolutely the best food and wine pairing in Hawaii. I'm always impressed with everything om the menu.

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 (London)·Dined on January 10, 2018

We tried 9 dish course menue. all dishes were very delicate and tasty.I especially enjoyed their signature dish with ann egg. They were flexible with changing to pescatarian dishes as I don't eat meat. I recommend with very special occasion to dine there.

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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Truly amazing. They small plate menu is a great idea and we thoroughly enjoyed the Onaga, truffle risotto, and the special malasada dessert made special for us. Worth the money!

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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Amazing experience with flawless food taste and presentations. We picked the tasting menu and everything we taste are so spectacular. We definitely are surprised and delighted. The only thing is it lasted for 3.5 hours long. Though I understand why we need space to refresh for every meal, but for us with kids it ended really late.

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vip
 (London)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Well intentioned but not prepared for Christmas Eve. The tasting menu sent ahead of time was altered from the one provided at the table. The 6 courses took 3.5 hours to serve even though we arrived promptly for our table, as instructed by restaurant so as not to disrupt their flow. The first course took 45 Minutes after we were seated. Remaining courses came out irregularly. Servers seemed confused. A couple items were stellar, fish course and dessert, but goat cheese was frozen in the middle and chicken dish was blah.

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Not happy. Menu was fixed and wouldn’t allow substitutes. We were rushed through dinner so the next seating could get our table. Different courses were at different quality and interest. Presentation was good; but for the price ($800 for 4) the dinner should have been spectacular. It wasn’t.

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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 16, 2017

We did the tasting menu offered by this restaurant. While each of the dishes was unique and really perfectly crafted in every other way, temperature of several of the nine courses was not quite right. While this would be a significant challenge for the small portions offered on the menu, the fact that several courses were just warm (one hot dish even included elements that were cold to the touch) took away from the experience. At this price level expectations are appropriately high - and our experience with the restaurant fell a bit short.

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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 15, 2017

We came back to Chef Mavro because of a really good experience many years ago. I was so impressed then they had a full vegetarian menu and the food was really good. But that was then, and this is now - I did not enjoy the experience this time. The place or concept has changed; you either have the choice of small plates in one dining room or a nine course tasting menu ($ 185 each plus about another $ 85 for wine pairings) in another room. You must review the menu in advance and decide.
We opted for the small plates and the operative word is SMALL. I get the concept of small plates and tastings, but this is silly. The goat cheese was literally the size of a large marble with some strawberry jam - two very dainty bites. The overly salty house-made tofu was a thin slice with a little bit of fruit. My partner, who is not a vegetarian, also experienced the tininess of the portions, but did really enjoy the three or so bites of Wagyu beef ($50!!). The other annoying thing was the pushiness of the server wanting us to order a special truffle risotto or to add shaved truffles to other dishes ($35 extra).
Truly the best part of the evening was returning hungry to our room at the Halekulani and having an outstanding and elegantly served room service dinner on our lanai. Without Chef Mavro we probably would never have had that great experience.
P.S. One odd thing; received an email that the restaurant cancelled our Open Table reservation just a few minutes before we arrived

Tags: Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Haven't been to mavro in awhile(trying new places), but surprised at new menu. Food profile great and each dish layered with combinations that are new and exciting. tasting menu great and will be going back soon. The chicken dish was a great surprise so moist and flavorful and additions of the vegetable tartlet was great.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 28, 2017

My wife and I have been to Chef Mavro now six times over the years on our visits to Honolulu.
The tasting menu remains among the finest dining experiences the two of us have ever had. The food is delicious, creative and unique; the wine pairings are always perfect.
This year Chef Mavro himself visited our table and spoke with us for an extended period of time during which we were able to express our appreciation for the meals he has prepared for us.
Dinner is expensive at Chef Mavro, but is a good value based on the dining experience the restaurant provides. When in Honolulu, do all you can to include Chef Mavro among your stops.

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Thank you so much for such a fabulous meal! We added the Onaga and it was served table side by chef mavro himself! That was especially wonderful. The most amazing fish we've had in our lives. The wagyu was incredible and something I cannot describe in words. Desserts were something we've never had in our lives, the blend of ingredients...harmonious! Everything was so excellent from from start to finish. We were all so very impressed. Thank you so much for the delicious meal and warm service!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 15, 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 14, 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 1, 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 October 31, 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 21, 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 18, 2017

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

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on October 10, 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 6, 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.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on October 6, 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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 (New England)·Dined on September 30, 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 27, 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

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on September 23, 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 16, 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 15, 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 30, 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 26, 2017

honeymoon, 2 weeks after our wedding, perfect for us

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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on August 25, 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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 (Hawaii)·Dined on August 16, 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 12, 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 11, 2017

The food was extremely delicious, but was enormously overly priced

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