Chef Mavro

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Chef George Mavrothalassitis, Pastry Chef Lynette Pflueger, and Sommelier Jordan Nova of Chef Mavro - Honolulu, HI

1969 King Street
Honolulu, HI 96826
(808) 944-4714
www.chefmavro.com
Hours: Tue-Sun 6pm-9pm

One of the better wine lists in Honolulu, a burgeoning pastry program by Lynnette Pflugger, stellar service, and a superstar head chef are what makes Chef Mavro one of the top restaurants to visit while on Oahu. The food is decidedly French, but not overwhelmingly so. And while most Hawaiian restaurants pay tribute to the Asian immigrant influx, Chef George Mavrothalassitis (himself a James Beard Award-winner, as well as one of the founding members of the Hawaiian Regional Cuisine movement) does so in such subtle-yet-powerful ways that the dishes are not at all muddied in flavor or presentation. Local artists’ portraits hang in the small dining room, which does only one seating a night for its prix fixe menu. The totality of the experience—the food, ambience, wine, warm way Mavrothalassitis and wife Donna greet diners—has landed Chef Mavro on several Top 10 restaurant lists year after year. Not just Top 10 for Hawaii, but worldwide.

Recommended Dishes:
  • Oursinade-Uni: Sea Urchin Froth and Poached Kaua’I Shrimp
  • Mochi-crusted Uku: Citrus-Sancho Sauce and Asparagus

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