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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.
Disappointing. Not sure what the hype is about. Trying too hard to be haute cuisine.
Beautiful, quiet setting. Extraordinary service. Delicious food. Friendly staff. Overall, a memorable, three hour, dining experience I reccomend.
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.
Food and service was amazing as usual. Thanks chef for a wonderful evening!
The best meal I have had in Hawaii. Expensive, but first-class.
The food was a culinary delight on the tastebuds. Well worth the experience.
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.
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.
It was impeccable
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.
Timing was off.
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
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.
Birthday dinner, 9 course chef’s tasting menu, excellence all around. Would highly recommend, especially for special occasions!
Excellent hospitality, service. Food was well presented, innovative blending of flavors to enhance food.
Always an exquisite time at Mavro's. Never disappoints. Our go to restaurant for special occasions. Wife's favorite. Mahalo Chef Mavro and staff.
Disappointed that only one of each large fish and meat dishes
The best ‘price is no object’ restaurant in Hawaii!
Small portions French entrees, using locally sourced ingredients as much as possible.
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.
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
tamarind broth, long rice, pork belly, kaffir lime, green papaya, crustacean essence
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Amazing quality, service, presentation and ambiance.
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!
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!
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.
The small a la carte plates were wonderful, each delicious and different.
My frineds from Japan were very happy. Thank you
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.
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.
Absolutely the best food and wine pairing in Hawaii. I'm always impressed with everything om the menu.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.