Chef Mavro Earns AAA Five Diamond Award

Congratulations to Oahu restaurant, Chef Mavro, for earning the AAA Five Diamond Award – the first independent, non-hotel restaurant to do so in Hawaii.

The restaurant is the namesake of George Mavrothalassitis, a James Beard Foundation award winner, and one of the founding members of the Hawaii Regional Cuisine movement, widely recognized as the renaissance of modern fine dining in the state of Hawaii.

Mavrothalassitis was born in Marseilles, France, where he honed his culinary skills and owned and operated two restaurants. He emigrated to Hawaii in 1988, entranced by the state’s beauty, the multi-cultural atmosphere, and the local foods of Hawaii.

He was previously executive Chef at the La Mer restaurant in the Halekulani Hotel in Waikiki, another Five Diamond Award winner.

This award is a big deal – other past winners include the French Laundry in Napa Valley, Gary Danko in San Francisco, Alinea in Chicago, Alain Ducasse, to name a few.

So, if you find yourself on Oahu, don’t forget Chef Mavro, for a fine dining experience. We imagine that the restaurant’s already popular profile will go even higher, so get those reservations in early!

Congratulations Chef Mavro!

Chef Mavro
1969 South King Street
Honolulu, Hawaii 96826
Phone: 808-944-4714
Reservations required!

1 Comment

  1. Kekoa said

    am November 15 2008 @ 5:56 pm


    It’s a well-deserved award for Chef Mavro.

    He’s one of the cooking “institutions” in Hawaii.

    I’ve been to his restaurant many times, and the food is outstanding – a real fusion of French techniques meeting local food.

    Great news…..thanks for spreading the word!


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