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Chef Mavro was the only independently owned Hawaii establishment to earn the rating.  |  CHEF MAVRO

Two Oahu restaurants, Chef Mavro and La Mer, have earned American Automobile Association’s prestigious Five Diamond Rating.

They join just 67 restaurants in North America to attain the designation — and just 0.2 percent of the nearly 32,000 that AAA has inspected and approved across the United States, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean.

“Attaining the Five Diamond Rating is an impressive accomplishment,” Michael Petrone, director, AAA Inspections & Diamond Ratings said in a statement. “To be considered leading edge, chefs must incorporate a laser-focused approach using innovative concepts and menus featuring the finest ingredients. Diners want to be wowed on multiple levels, so exceptional service is also important, but they’re not necessarily looking for all the formalities that were once synonymous with fine dining.”

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