M by Chef Mavro

4.5
110 Reviews
$50 and over
Hawaii Regional Cuisine
M by Chef Mavro is executive chef, Jeremy Shigekane’s creation for a chef-driven French Brasserie experience where he designs all of the items on the restaurant's menu based on his personal style using locally sourced ingredients. The purpose of M is to feed our community good food and drink and to support local farms and purveyors.

Chef Mavro restaurant owner and executive chef, Jeremy Shigekane is a chef with a pedigree of working at fine-dining restaurants in New York City, San Francisco and Hawaii. He’s talented, innovative and a visionary and his greatest joy is sharing his passion for food with Hawaii’s community and the world!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 110 people are saying
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great food and service, we have a great night.

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IHeartFood
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was outstanding. We ordered the tasting menu and our preferences was accommodated.

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HarrietP
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Convenient parking. Liked herbs from their garden. Friendly attentive service . Delicious sauces. Artistic presentation.

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MaggieM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing from start to finish. Perfect food and wine pairings. So fresh! Love love loved it. Highly recommend it!

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HNLBill
Hawaii
9 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow! In the past, I had been hesitant to go to Chef Mavro's flagship restaurant due to inconsistent reviews. But my wife loves French food, and we were in town for only one night. Everything was amazing. The restaurant has carpeted floors and columns between tables that break up the sound and keep things more quiet. This restaurant looks as if it were designed with acoustics in mind. The decor is somewhat 1980s, but is tastefully done. There were no tablecloths on the tables. No bread was served with the meal.

We ordered the 5-course tasting menu. Everything we tasted had subtle, yet complex, and amazing flavors. Each dish had sauces or creams and multiple tasting delights. I'm no food critic, but this was one of the very best meals I've ever had. For me, the foie gras mousse was a bit on the salty/strong side, but my wife, who's had it many times, loved it. The catch of the day was a white fish (ahi?) served in an amazing sauce with caviar. The beef was A5 Wagyu from Japan. We found out if you get the Wagyu on the a la carte menu, it's not A5, and is from Oregon (Wagyu cattle were imported to the USA from Japan in the 1970s). The dessert was amazing.

The only disappointment was the double-shot of decaf espresso, which my wife ordered, but didn't finish. It was pretty bad, although I finished it.

The service was impeccable. The wine pairings were spot on, and amazing. Overall, I'd give this one 4.95 stars if I could. Highly recommended!

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vipGregg
Los Angeles
40 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chef Mavro is the finest restaurant in all of Hawaii. You must have the Chef's Menu with a wine pairing. If they have Truffles available have them!!

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Anonymous
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience1

I have never written a restaurant review in my life but was so disappointed by my dining experience, I felt compelled to share. I had made a reservation at 8p for my last night in Waikiki (Saturday). I had hoped it would be a good dining experience based on the cost and prior reviews. Suffice it to say, I would NOT recommend this restaurant to anyone. We ordered the tasting menu (no wine pairings) and each course took about 20+ min to come out after our table was cleared from the previous course. The server kept saying "thanks so much for waiting" with each course, reminding us that we had no choice but to continue waiting through the set menu. The servers were all very kind but did a poor job of explaining the dishes. The food itself was NOT worth the money. The salad was overly simple (pretty sure the “dressing” was a green breakfast smoothie), the poached egg was a bunch of flavors blended together that shouldn’t have been, the fish was overcooked, and the beef just tasted like fat. I will give them credit that the desserts (banana with chocolate cake and strawberry with ice cream) were quite good. Overall it was nowhere near worth the $125 per person charge. The price to quality ratio simply wasn't there...this was definitely NOT fine dining. I was also surprised to see them charge $10 for bread and butter service, when they simply asked "will you be enjoying bread tonight?" on a prix fixe menu. The chef did not come out (as many others said he did during their meal), so perhaps he was not working that night and therefore the lackluster food, but for that much money in Waikiki, there's no excuse for the poor quality food and would recommend you choose one of many other places that are SO much better. WOULD NOT RECOMMEND.

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RowBoat
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our meal at the Chef Mavro restaurant rivaled, if not surpassed, a three-Michelin star meal I had in Paris several years ago. We both ordered the tasting menu, and I added on the wine pairing and extra truffles (which I added to the banana dessert, which if you like truffles DO IT!!!). Every bite of food was heavenly, and the wine was expertly chosen and curated for each course served. I'd take a sip of wine before trying the food, then have my last sip with my last bite. It was incredible. I seriously cannot stop gushing about it to anyone who asks. This is definitely a special place, and well worth the cost. My boyfriend and I will be dreaming about the food we ate here for years to come. <3

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We found ourselves back in Hawaii for our 15th anniversary, after honeymooning here on the North Shore. Indulged in the tasting menu. Not disappointed. Absolutely excellent. Food, service, drinks, everything. Highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience1

The food was decent but not worth the price. The service was attentive but the pace of food from the kitchen was so, so, so slow. If we were aware that each course of the 5 course tasting menu would come out 30 minutes apart, I’m sure we would have ordered a la carte.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and experience was excellent! Can’t wait to return!

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MaryS
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebration for 40th wedding anniversary

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ANRO
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

nice servers, but average food, very slow food service.

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LSW212
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Great ambiance and good service. The mushroom appetizer was outstanding. However my husband’s beef was the actual end of a tri tip and only half of it was anywhere close to the chef-recommended medium rare. He didn’t finish the well done pieces. Disappointing because the chef came out and poured the sauce over it so he saw it. The sauce was outstanding though. Fish was very tender but sides were a bit lackluster. The banana dessert was very rich. Appreciated that they recognized our special occasion with a special dessert. Thai basil mocktail was delicious and refreshing.

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Dutch
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful dining experience. The chef’s tasting menu was unique, balanced and delicious. The service was excellent.

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KGMD
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chef's table is an excellent choice to sample the best foods the restaurant has to offer.
The staff and even the owner were very polite and professional. They even made an out of towner like me and my wife feel right at home!

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AngelY
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience3

Excellent tasting menu. The wine pairing was deeply disappointing. The choices of desserts was off putting-either a banana- or strawberry- based dessert. The banana had a tiny chocolate cake on a bed of banana puree or pudding. I had requested in advance a dark chocolate option but this request was not entertained, so I ordered the banana dessert . It was truly dreadful and had an acerbic taste which really undermined the entire meal. The wines were also highly unimpressive. I ordered a glass of a cab merlot blend off the menu to match with the wonderful wagyu beef and that wine was lovely. All in all, it was not what I would expect from a fine dining level restaurant.

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vipHopeless
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Classy, delicious. Much more than we expected.

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SamanthaS
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful dinner and the tasting menu was very unique and delicious! They grow some of their own greens at the restaurant too. Every staff member is passionate about their creations and each plate and drink is thoughtfully crafted!

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RituR
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We picked M by Chef Mavro for our final night in Honolulu and to celebrate Father’s Day! It was the cherry on the pie! The food was divine! Highly recommend this gem!

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Gypsea808
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend and I both had a wonderful time again at this restaurant. Everything is perfect from the moment you open the door till you leave the restaurant. I will definitely come back again soon.

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MarieP
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was beautifully presented. The creator of the mixed drinks came out and explained to us and how he created them, then a somalíes told us what wines would pair best with our entree. The food was so delicious and the complex flavors made it a real treat. The Chef came out to pour the sauce over my lamb. It was fun to meet the chef. We enjoyed every minute.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The waiter was very knowledgeable about every dish and the bartender even discussed his thought process in the drinks he created - which were outstanding. A great experience for our entire party.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Delicious and unique, well thought out menu.

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Rupert
Portland
29 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful! A worthy leader among Oahu’s fine dining.

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vipJenniferY
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As folks who travel quite a lot and enjoy foods and wines Worldwide, this was a great find. Chef Marvo is gone and his Executive Chef is now leading the show. Excellent ingredients and preparations offering differing experiences in your mouth and palate. Highly recommend this restaurant during your Honolulu travels

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vipKenI
Detroit
6 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jeremy Shigekane is cooking sophisticated food, executed with confidence.

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JamesK
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Some of the best food and service I have had. Would recommend to anyone.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time and amazing food!!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super intimate experience, got explanation about the cocktails from the bartender and about the all the courses from the chef! Awesome experience

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of a kind dining experience! You can tell they put a lot of time and thought into every dish! The whole staff and chef were so nice!! So delish!! Must get the banana dessert!

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Marim
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The portions are tiny but exquisite and leave one waiting for the next. This is not a place to get stuffed, but to appreciate what can be done with the best of Hawaii's food. We did not go away hungry, but happy and satisfied.

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vipgeoffreym
Hawaii
252 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came in for a Thursdate and everything was excellent
Looking forward to coming back

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RalphZ
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Great spot. Food was really tasty.

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AS15
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience1

Too expensive for what it is! The vegetarian menu was a poor replacement of the actual menu (instead of replacing the meat sauce for a different sauce, they just took out the sauce from the dish entirely, making it super dry and bland). Similarly, the other courses on the tasting menu were also pretty bland. I wouldn't care so much if I had ordered a la carte, but annoyed because I grossly overpaid for a pretty mediocre experience (being able to replace the tasting menu dishes with vegetarian options that taste equally good should be the expectation if we are paying so much money!)

Staff was super sweet though, and the cocktails were amazing.

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HaochengS
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I forgot to take my sunglasses on the table .Hope I can get it back -Thanks

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
84 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I’ve eaten here every time when visiting Oahu. Didn’t realize that Chef Mavro actually retired. Food was not as good as I remembered, but still above average. Desert not so good. Mixologist is a pro. Enjoyed the meal but had better elsewhere

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MatthewS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unbelievable service and food! Walked us out in an umbrella when it rained after! Truly a perfect ending to our honeymoon!

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vipEsther
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is THE BEST RESTAURANT in Oahu. Food was amazing. Their Lamb is 1000 times better then Hy’s. And this mocktails are so tasty ( no concentrate or syrups ).
French Hawaiian taken to a perfect fusion.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing

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M by Chef Mavro is rated 4.5 stars by 110 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.