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Gayot's Top 40 includes Hawaii restaurant

By Joleen Oshiro

LAST UPDATED: 10:31 a.m. HST, Mar 06, 2014

Gayot, the international guide to dining, hotels and travel, has included Chef Mavro in its 2014 list of top 40 restaurants in the U.S. Chef Mavro was the only Hawaii eatery listed. 

The restaurant, owned and operated by James Beard award winner George Mavrothalassitis since 1998, prepares seasonal, locally produced ingredients to present four- and six-course meals and a Grand Degustation meal that offers tastings of every dish on the menu, including delectable creations by pastry chef Elizabeth Dippong. 

Chef Mavro earned three toques, an "excellent" rating, with a score of 18 out of a possible 20 points. The rating is based solely on cuisine. The restaurant has been on Gayot's list every year since 2007. 

Other restaurants on the top 40 include Daniel, Jean-Georges and Per Se in New York; Alinea in Chicago; the French Laundry, Gary Danko and Michael Mina in California; Joel Robuchon in Las Vegas; and The Barn at Blackberry Farm in Tennessee. For a complete list, visit gayot.com/best-restaurants and click on "2014 GAYOT Annual Restaurant Issue."

Chef Mavro is at 1969 S. King St., on the corner of South King and McCully streets. Call 944-4714 or visit chefmavro.com

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Morimoto wrote:
I never trust these reviews since tastes are so subjective. I've found 3 star restaurants on Yelp that are great and 5 stars that are only okay. It really depends on the individual. When in a new area I usually just do a quick Yelp search and take my chances. Reading a few reviews about the types of food is better than looking at how many stars a restaurant receives. That said, I feel over 95% of restaurants are nothing special. It's rare to find a restaurant that I actually look forward to returning to.
on March 6,2014 | 08:47AM
Anonymous wrote:
What an HONOR! Congrats Chef Mavro! Hawaii is proud of having you as their TOP CHEF!!
on March 6,2014 | 09:09AM
GoldenRule wrote:
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on March 6,2014 | 01:30PM
ryan02 wrote:
Yeah, the food is pretty good for the most part (surprisingly the lemon grass lobster is not -- how can you NOT make lobster delicious?), but it is nowhere near being worth the price. I think people just like the *idea* of eating at an expensive French-style restaurant.
on March 6,2014 | 01:59PM
whatzupwitdat wrote:
@ morimoto: If you read the article, this is an INTERNATIONAL honor! definitely not YELP! Congrats to Chef George, your restaurant! Awesp,e!!
on March 6,2014 | 06:02PM
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