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). Flexible menus. Don't miss the sustainable caviar. You'll taste the bounty of Hawaii with Keahole lobster, onaga, local produce and the highest quality wagyu beef, lamb & chicken. Famous desserts showcase local chocolate and tropical fruits. Beautiful art-filled ambiance designed for private conversations.
James Beard award. Hawaii's only independently owned AAA Five Diamond restaurant. Mavro’s brigade of young chefs share his philosophy: always buy the best and freshest, buy local, treat all products with great respect, and start every season with new ideas and memorable flavor combinations.
Hawaii Regional Cuisine, Provencal, Contemporary American
Hours of Operation:
Reservations Wednesday-Sunday from 6:00-9:00 p.m. Walk ins welcome also.
$50 and over
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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.
Private restaurant lot with complimentary self-parking.
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.
Private Party Facilities:
Semi-private room available for up to 30 guests. Total restaurant capacity 68.
Private Party Contact:
JoAnn Uchimura: 808-944-4714x
Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, 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 from Australia in Summer.
All year long: Sustainable caviar.
Chef Mavro Ratings and Reviews
I have NEVER had a bad meal at Chef Mavr ...
I have NEVER had a bad meal at Chef Mavro. The menu always changes with the season, and features seasonal fruits and vegetables. The chef continues to re-invent himself, thus coming to this restaurant never gets old.
The hostess was charming but the wait st ...
The hostess was charming but the wait staff, while professional and attentive, lacked sparkle. Maybe it was just one of those evenings. The Filipino inspired menu used wonderful ingredients but missed: the flavors tended to blandness. (Sorry. We were not, of course, expecting Filipino food but familiar reference points - garlic, vingear, fish sauce - seemed pretty much absent.) Deserts were top notch.
One of the top 3 restaurants on the isla ...
One of the top 3 restaurants on the island in terms of food. They only offer a set menu - 4,6 or 11 courses so it's not for a casual outing. Restaurant decor/atmosphere could use an upgrade but it's nice and quiet - perfect for a date or business dinner.
This is an experience in tastes with win ...
This is an experience in tastes with wine pairing. Menu adjusts seasonally and has 4,6, or 10 courses. Portions are small, but are done to perfection. We chose the 6 course tasting and it was enough for me but no leftovers. Service was excellent, food superb wine pairings great. Quiet atmosphere as I prefer for fine dining.
The food was excellent except for a mino ...
The food was excellent except for a minor problem. It was taken care of immediately. The service was superb. Very attentive staff and they took care of everything in record time. Even the wine steward was excellent. We will definitely be back!
Outstanding 4 and 6 course pre-fixe menu ...
Outstanding 4 and 6 course pre-fixe menus. Outstanding table service. Quiet and intimate ambiance. A special occasion or celebration meal and venue. Parking is readily available. Highly recommended dining experience.
The atmosphaere was very busy. Too much ...
The atmosphaere was very busy. Too much waiters are running around...
The Food was good but if I compare it with star-Restaurants in Luxembourg, Germany or France, it was too expensive.
But anyway, a nice experience in Honolulu.
I took my friend there for her birthday. ...
I took my friend there for her birthday. We were looking for a new dining experience and my brother, who is a food and wine connoisseur, recommended Chef Mavro. As it turned out, it was a great suggestion. Although I do not drink, my friend does and she had the 4 course meal with the wine pairings. She said the food was not only divine, but a work of art. The waithelp was perfect and on point for every course. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and both said that we would have to return for another special occasion. BTW, the desserts were also spectacular!!
Thank you for a fabulous dining experience to everyone at Chef Mavro who made it a memorable experience!!
The service and meal quality was excelle ...
The service and meal quality was excellent. Reading the menu was difficult for some of us with aging vision due to the low light level, but I think it was just as well that they didn't see the prices. LOL. The servers were wonderful and courteous with a genuine and gentle sense of humor. The lamb was one of the best I've tasted and the truffled risotto was amazing.
We enjoyed the seven course meal with th ...
We enjoyed the seven course meal with the wine pairing. We received personal attention throughout the meal as each course was explained to us and we were provided the background on each wine served. The food was delicious, the presentation phenomenal. We even received a special dessert to celebrate our special celebration.
Perhaps this was a fine restaurant in th ...
Perhaps this was a fine restaurant in the past, but our experience didn't reflect that. Very expensive, but the 4-course meal was not up to par. The salt cod broth of the 2nd course was very salty, as was the bouillabaise. The onaga in the bouillabaise tasted "fishy," and the keahole lobster 4th course (a substitute for the lamb that my spouse enjoyed), tasted more like plastic than seafood. The watermelon- champagne gelatin palate cleanser before dessert should have been offered between dishes, but only came at the end. Rolls were okay and frequently replenished, but a bit hard. Chocolate and peach desserts were pretty and tasted nice.
Everything was perfect. I chose tasting ...
Everything was perfect.
I chose tasting menu which was included more than 6 course(I forgot the name of course.)
usually I don't take a photo of food. But they were really pretty and I took photos for every plate.
And.. taste was awesome!! Wines were really really good for itself and much better with plate.
Menus are not special at Mavro. But Plates(Foods) are totally special.
It's really awesome remember that Having dinner in Mavro.
and.. Mr. and Mrs. Mavro. thanks for photo with us. :)
Service and food was excellent as usual. ...
Service and food was excellent as usual. The Food Runner was very efficient and good at his job, just not warm and fuzzy. Thank you Chef Mavro and Donna for recognizing us even though we come only once a year. Love you folks!
This was our second time at Chef Mavro's ...
This was our second time at Chef Mavro's and we were "lured" in by his advertised Summer in Provence menu. It was wonderful as it appeared in the email flyer. The baby squid was a nice surprise with the cod base as was the bouillabaisse and the truffle risotto, but the lamb was out of this world. Never have tasted such tender and succulent lamb. The wine pairings were matched perfectly.
Our server was also excellent. Not too intrusive and attentive to our needs as well as knowledgeable about each course. A wonderful evening.
When we want a fabulous meal, and that m ...
When we want a fabulous meal, and that means incredible food, excellent service and overall exceptional ambiance, we head for Chef Mavro's restaurant on King Street. The staff makes everyone feel like the most important customer in the world, and the great service is only exceeded by their spectacular offerings - so imaginative, beautifully presented, and most important of all, everything tastes great! Mavro's is not just a great Hawaii restaurant, it is world class. You will never be bored by the menu, because Chef is constantly pushing the envelope to make the food more innovative and unique. Chef Mavro never rests on his laurels, and we really admire that.
Chef Mavro offers on of the best dining ...
Chef Mavro offers on of the best dining experiences around and deserves his 5 star rating.
The addition of the new Thomas Keller-trained chef to the kitchen has enhanced the innovative approach to tastes they have followed since they opened.
Continues to Excel
We have come off and on to Chef Mavro's since soon after it opened. It is expensive, so it is something we do only on special occasions, but we have never been disappointed by the food or the ambiance. There simply is no place that has the same innovative menu, and most of the dishes are truly a delight (and a little bit of a reach). It will leave you feeling satiated (but not overly full) and with a desire to come back in a while for a whole new, but always dependable, experience.
My husband and I dined at Chef Mavro for our anniversary. The entire evening was memorable. Service was excellent from the attendant in the parking lot to the multiple wait staff who were very attentive but never hovered. The ambience was perfect for a special occasion, quiet with just the right level of Hawaiian music in the background; visually clean and elegant with touches of Hawaii. And the food...each course was excellent in itself but also built on the last. I kept thinking the course I was on was my favorite and then I'd taste the next one. The chef's unique use of local ingredients (watercress, breadfruit, jackfruit) and excellent technique really create a dining experience that I've never had before. I'm not usually a white wine fan but the wine pairings changed my perspective of how food and wine are made to pair together.
I hope to celebrate more occasions at Chef Mavro and experience other menus.
Good, just not good enough
While I have had a wonderful meal at Chef Mavro a few years ago, time has not been their friend. At $250 per person, no add on's, standard wine pairing, they are asking Michelin one star prices but not delivering the goods. Most of the courses are good, but none of them were great, nothing truly stands out. The chicken course was not up to par I suspected they hoped most would upgrade to the Wagu option for this course. The wines were interesting but not spectacular and unfortunately the Sommelier was hurried in describing the wine and very hard to engage though the restaurant was far from busy. Sadly I can no longer recommend the restaurant and I wonder if it will still be around in a year or so absent a complete restart.
Chef Mavro is a creative genius
We have been to Chef Mavro many times. We go on our anniversary or on other special occasions once or twice a year. I remember Chef Mavro as the best restaurant in Hawaii where I have had my most memorable meals on the occasions where I am celebrating something something special so the expectations are pretty high. Somehow each time the experience exceeds my very high expectations. This place is a treasure and Honolulu is very fortunate to have it. I have been to some other very fine restaurants but none better than Chef Mavro.
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