Celebrated my husband's birthday
Celebrated my husband's birthday here. Louis and his team did a great job! He explained each dish and its preparation perfectly. The food was wonderful. Would recommend.
3/10/2013 5:00:00 PM
Enjoyed dinner so much the
Enjoyed dinner so much the first night, I went back the 2nd night! Delicious food, amazing cocktails and fab service....You won't be disappointed!
3/12/2013 5:00:00 PM
The preparation and presentation
The preparation and presentation of the food was inspired!
3/20/2013 5:00:00 PM
I love Ko. The food is great
I love Ko. The food is great and it is an overall fine dining experience.
3/23/2013 5:00:00 PM
A Lighthouse for Maui Residents
A wonderful personal and professional attitude at this restaurant. Start off with great food and then add perfectly elegant and timely service without the pressure that one sometimes feels from an overly-zealous wait staff-- and what's not to love? But here's the clincher: Unlike most restaurants on Maui that never offer (or sometimes offer) or (only at special times of the year offer) kama'aina pricing for locals and residents, Ko offers kama'aina prices all the time (24/7) at the bar and hi-top tables -- which I like as much as the main dining area for ambiance. Take advantage of this great restaurant if you live here, for sure, but even if you don't -- the prices are reasonable and the food is eclectic and superb.
3/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
Excellent ambiance and food!
Excellent ambiance and food! Definitely will go back.
3/31/2013 4:00:00 PM
We've dined at Ko Restaurant
We've dined at Ko Restaurant several times, and absolutely love it. We are local residents of Maui, and found Ko Restaurant to be a very romantic place with amazing food and excellent service. The use of our names from the staff added a nice, personal touch. We love the music and entertainment. The kama'aina deals are a great way to generate local business. We will highly recommend Ko Restaurant to our family and friends.
4/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best dining experience on Maui!
I absolutely loved this restaurant! The food was excellent and so was the service. I will definitely have dinner at KO's when I return to Maui!
4/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
First of all, I like to say that the food is wonderful. It was very filling and it couldn't Have been any better without the great service we got from Andrew and some other waiters that were assisting him..I didn't get their names but they were very helpful..kerry is always welcoming and helpful as well...I absolutely love the atmosphere of the restaurant it is very clean. To start me up I've tried the calamari and the Filipino spring rolls which was a big portion for appetizers. Then my entree was the lamb chops which was the best I ever tried considering I dont like lamb..and to conclude my meal with the famous banana limpid which is a MUST TRY..which is my all time favorites...I LOVED it..Hope future customers will love it too..
4/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
The best restaurant on Maui!
Tylun Pang is an amazing chef. The flavors and textures he puts together are fantastic. And the service is great as well. Misty made some great suggestions and paid close attention to our needs. It was a great dinner with great friends.
5/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Took my mom for Mother's Day dinner and it was awesome! service was exceptional and food was very ono!
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
amazing food & staff
the food and atmosphere is truly amazing - I never get tired of eating here the staff is great but the food cannot be beat very unique and exotic. delicious!
5/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great as always
We live here and love the kama'aina rates! I think they're the best on the island. We enjoyed the restaurant week menu this time. It was great as always. I recommend Misty as a server. She is wonderful and remembered everything we ordered the second time we came in! We always try to request her.
5/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Ko is highly recommended!
I was skeptical at first as the reviews I've read were mixed but I decided to try it out anyway. I was so glad I did. I loved everything about it. The service, the food, and the ambience. That night, our server apologized for the long wait but my husband and I didn't mind at all. We were enjoying ourselves too much and the food was definitely worth the wait. I definitely recommend dining at Ko, whether it be a special occasion (it was my birthday) or just to enjoy the live music and drinks.
6/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
The new Ko is very good!
We ate here twice on our last visit to Maui. Excellent food, the lobster tempura is outstanding, the sushi oishi was great, the portions are perfect and the bar and drink menus are creative. Highly recommend eating here. Service was very good and friendly.
6/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Me and my wife celebrated our fist year wedding anniversary, and let me tell you
Ko restaurant out bid any local restaurant on the island. Great local and fresh food
The service was amazing and outstanding, I would say by far we had the best server his
name was Jhonson and he was amazing! Best place to celebrate something special they honor every
Request you ask! Ko restaurant is the best place and great price outstanding restaurant!
6/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best On Maui
Dined there twice this trip. Celebrated a special birthday . The food and staff was the best I have had in Maui
6/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our Favorite Restaurant
Love this place! Service is great all around including the sociable bartenders. The food is awesome and the fact that you have a gluten free, vegan, & other types of specialty dining menu is exciting. Plus the chef will make an item choice gluten free if he can. I come here every chance I get. Great Kamaaina special. Don't ever give that up. I tell all my friends to come to Ko'!
6/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Maui alfresco pricey but good
Enjoyed our meal (4 people) early in the evening. Sunset nicely visible from table. Kea Lani hotel is 5 star and service was all that. Sometimes these high end restaurants opt for grand descriptions of a dish simply to attempt to justify VERY high prices - the RAW special salad was a lettuce salad with some local maui elements (LOTS of lettuce, not so much other bits) - $18.00.
However the fish dishes were delicious and the pork chop was great. The ambience is excellent and the servers are very attentive and knowledgeable. Good sized portions - took away a small doggie-bag for lunch the next day. Go. Enjoy. Be prepared to pay 5-star resort prices.
6/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our last night in Maui. We had a reservation at 6:45pm and by 7:10pm we were amazed by the most beautiful sunsets. This was by far one of our very best meals. Sorry to have made this our last night to dine.
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Taste and View all that is Maui! Phenomenal setting, brilliant food, impeccable service!
7/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and atmosphere
When we arrived for our reservation, they asked what room? I said we are staying at the 4 seasons, but come back to Ko ever year to celebrate our anniversary, we had our honeymoon here. Next, nothing, we have your seat. We were seated up against a wall across from a booth of 4 kids, I asked if we could move to the next table up, yes she said.
We sat down and had wonderful food all night. Ahi in a salt rock, pancit, and some type of seafood cioppino. Everything was fresh and delicious. The last 5 times we've been here someone has at least acknowledged our anniversary and I wish they had for the amount of $ we were spending. We walked back along the ocean path to the four seasons and had a nice nightcap at spago.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Restaurant Experience
After booking a last minute table through OpenTable.com, we arrived at the restaurant, seated at our "Reserved" table and greeted by our server by our last name. The start was very special and it continued on through to the end. The food was delicious and the Hawaiian music in the background made the night especially wonderful. Don't miss this dining experience.
8/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dinning at Ko
My husband, two daughters ages 18 and 20, and I dined at Ko restaurant located in the Fairmont Kea Lani in mid August 2013. Everything was perfect! The food, waitstaff, and ambiance were all outstanding. It is an experience we will all remember and cherish.
8/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Ko's food and service is fantastic
Local food with a flare. Also offers vegan and other special dietary options.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Highly enjoyed our meal, service was a little slow, but with food this good wasn't in a rush to go anywhere.
8/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Well Done Ko!
Servers very good and explained food presentations well. Waiter was excellent in that she was warm, professional and took the time to explain the style of dining offered.
Food beautifully plated, with excellent choice of blends of flavors and the WOW factor. Lots of food ! Next time we will order smaller portions and experience other items.
You are encouraged to enjoy the atmosphere and the food at a leisurely way.
Wines well chosen.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
The best dining experience on Maui
We've been coming to Maui for thirty years, and hands down Ko has the very best food. The entire dining experience was wonderful. The restaurant is beautifully designed; the service was first rate.
The food is extraordinary--created for refined palates, not for tourists.
Ko is expensive but worth every penny.
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
The Ko Experience
Ko is a great place to go for delicious food at a reasonable price. I always get the fried sushi. I've tried a variety of their entrees and found them all to be very flavorful. The service is impeccable. Very friendly staff and my water glass was never empty. I recommend this restaurant to all my friends and family.
9/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were 45 minutes early but Ko allowed us to be seated and start our experience. Knowing that our guests are newlyweds, they sat us at what I considered to be their best booth as well as presenting our guests with leis.
Menu and specials explained knowledgably.
Service was top notch...Wine suggestions were helpful. never empty water glasses. Server assistant was attentive.
Food presented beautifully.
They also present a menu that showcases diet alternatives.
9/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Having been there many times since the hotel opened, it does not disappoint. Expensive but....great food and superior, experienced service.
9/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
New Age Comfort Food
Ko Restaurant at the Fairmont Kea Lani Hotel brings back remembrances of local plantation food in a New Age way. The Oishi Sushi was very much Oishi or delicious. The Opakapaka fish stuffed with crab was out of this world good. I'll be back again and next time I'll save room for dessert.
9/27/2013 5:00:00 PM
As always, we had a blast!
We had friends from the Mainland, so we brought them to Ko. It is probably our favorite place on the South Side of Maui, where we live. They have recently renovated the restaurant, and it is truly wonderful - comfortable chairs and enough room between the tables so that you do not feel you are in someone else's conversation. The food is great and something for everyone.
We all had the Chef's Special - fresh caught fish with a small lobster tail on garlic mashed potatoes. We had the calamari as an appetizer and the Caesar salad. Everything was fresh and tasty. BUT the BEST thing they have here is a Molokini Tini which is a martini with FRESH GINGER - and I have never had anything like it anywhere! Sometimes we come here just for that!
9/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great dining experience
Great food, location, service. Can't wait to go again!
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good, not great
Not as great as Nick's Fish Market in the same hotel but a very good dining option when your are multiple days in Maui.
10/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
This restaurant was absolutely wonderful. My friends and I come to Maui every year. This was the first time we have stayed in Waleia . Since we were staying at the Fairmont, we decided to.eat at Ko'. Service was over the top. Blanca, Gilbers, and Mario made this experience even better. They were hospitable and made us feel comfortable eating at such a high end restaurant. The food was also.DELISH. I had the pork chops even with me requesting it to be well.done. The meat was not dry but juicy.
Overall - worth all the reviews I read. Bravo....
10/26/2013 5:00:00 PM
Food and ambience were fabulous.
Food and ambience were fabulous. We had onsihsi sushi for a starter and fresh grilled monchong. Loved the hip new décor and outdoor setting. We live on Maui but if you are visting, Ko is definitely a restaurant that should experience.
10/31/2013 5:00:00 PM
great first time!
the food was awesome. it was a first time going here for my boyfriend & i. the setting was beautiful and romantic, they had lots of food & drink choices which were awesome. the appetizers were delicious, we had the calamari which was cooked perfectly! very pricey as a whole but definitely worth it all. we'll definitely be recommending this to others and be going back again some day.
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
excellent dining experience
We were party of four. Two of us were vegetarian with specific choices.
Our attendant was excellent and make us feel at home. The chef understood the needs and serve excellent vegetarian food.
We ordered a fish and a chicken entree and that was delicious.
We were kind of full to our stomach and were thinking to pass desert but we ordered anyway. We just tried it and before we knew we finished it all.
There was a solo musician playing making environment more interesting.
We were more than completely satisfied with the experience.
11/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
My new bride & I had our wedding dinner at Ko, after being married on Palauea beach.I mentioned, when making the reservation, that this was the occassion. When we arrived, we were seated at a beautiful table with a lovely view. Shortly after, we were brought complimentary champagne for ourfirst toast, & lovely leis for our wedding dinner. I could not have hoped to receive better treatment if I had thought of, or asked for all we received in advance. The staff at Ko thought of everything for us.
Mahalo nui loa
Steve & Anna Curtis
11/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Server made the night
The meal itself was very nicely executed and full of flavor. Our server John is a real pro. We chatted, he timed the sparkling wine perfectly. John really helped us relax in our last night in Maui.
11/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
A great restaurant and experience. We had a nut allergy to deal with and our server went well out of her way to ensure this was respected. Food was exceptional!
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great for locals!
Outstanding dining experience with discounts for Hawaii residents a real bonus.
12/3/2013 4:00:00 PM