About Kō at Fairmont Kea Lani

**2017 Winner of Best Hawaiian Regional Cuisine - Maui 'Aipono Awards**
Fairmont Kea Lani’s signature restaurant Kō offers award-winning cuisine inspired by the vast collection of ethnicities brought together during Maui’s sugarcane plantation era.

Originating from the kitchens of Kō chefs’ tutus and aunties, taste generations of local cuisine deep rooted in the island’s culture and history. Peruse the menu and the tantalizing dishes, which highlight the unique flavors of Maui.

Enjoy the ‘Ohana shared platter featuring Kobe Beef Poke, or taste the Honey Lavender Macadamia Nut Shrimp or crispy Oishi Sushi. Fresh salads showcase the bounty of upcountry Maui farms including pohole ferns & hearts of palm. With over 90% of fish, beef and produce sourced locally, the flavors are as authentic as they are sustainable.

Be sure to follow us on our Instagram @Ko_Restaurant for the latest news and check out our new Ko website at www.korestaurant.com!

4100 Wailea Alanui
Wailea, HI 96753
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Hawaii Regional Cuisine, Farm-to-table, Asian

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: 11:30am - 2:30pm
Dinner: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Bar: 11:00am - 10:30pm
Happy Hour: 3:00pm - 5:00pm $10 Pupus, $5 Maui Brew Co. Beer, $10 Cocktails

Cross Street:
Kaukahi Street

Dress Code:
Resort Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(808) 875-2210

Website:
http://www.korestaurant.com/

Parking Details:
Fairmont Kea Lani offers complimentary Valet service and free self-parking.

Public Transit:
The nearest Bus stop is located at the Shops of Wailea Maui.

Executive Chef:
Tylun Pang

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Romantic Twilight Dinner - This experience includes four courses of menu choices, selected wines and personalized keepsake menus. Situated on the serene adult pool deck, this intimate Kō dinner is served in a private cabana under the soft glow of hanging lanterns and candles.

Kō at Fairmont Kea Lani Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
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4.4

service

4.6

ambience

4.3

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

85% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Anniversaries (28)
Special Occasion (28)
Great for Outdoor Dining (26)
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Creative Cuisine (25)
Good for a Date (22)
Good for Birthdays (19)
Local Ingredients (19)
Romantic (19)
Worth the Drive (15)
Fit for Foodies (14)
Scenic View (14)
Authentic (13)
Quiet Conversation (13)
Handcrafted Cocktails (12)
Casual (11)
Good Vegetarian Options (11)
Good for Groups (10)
Healthy (10)
Bar Seating (9)
Notable Wine List (8)
Vegan (7)
Fun (6)
Great for Lunch (6)
Organic (6)
People Watching (6)
Business Meals (5)
Waterfront (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Cozy (4)
Tapas (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Seasonal (3)
Late-night Find (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Great Beer (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Live Music (1)
Spicy (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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vip
 (London)·Dined 4 days ago

Food is mediocre.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined 6 days ago

This is our second time friends from California was impressed by the cultural cuisine..Valentine's Day wish there was music...

Awesome service friendly staff most important the Aloha Spirit...we live Hawaii...

Tags: Vegan, Notable Wine List, Casual, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Authentic, Waterfront, Good for Birthdays, Disabled Access, Quiet Conversation, Afternoon Coffee, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 6 days ago

Great service and excellent food. Portions are on the small side for the price you pay however.

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 (Edmonton)·Dined 6 days ago

We had great service and fantastic food. Our server was very helpful with our food choices.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays
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 (Atlanta)·Dined 6 days ago

Great food. Great service. The food was excellent and service exceptional. Even as rain approached, it couldn’t dampen the evening.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 8, 2018

The wait staff was very pushy, rather than attentive. Appetizer came so quickly it arrived before I finished any bread then the main course took awhile. The shrimp were overbattered and soggy and there was enough sauce to dip maybe 2 shrimp. The short rib was flavourful and fresh but the risotto was watery. I ended up opting for dessert and when I chose the Brown butter banana cake the wait staff *told* me - not asked -that an extra scoop of ice cream would be added. No surprise I was also charged for this ice real that I never asked for and it is not listed or stated on the menu as extra. The cake was not at all what I expected. It was dry and tasteless though had a nice crunchy texture. It had no flavour at all. There was a sliver of banana and a single smudge of caramel on the plate that was more for appearance than flavour. I would say the dessert should be renamed tasteless dry brownie like cake with subtle hint of banana and caramel/brown butter on the side. Lastly this has been the most expensive meal to date on my trip and was way overpriced. I had room service with 3 courses in my neighbouring hotel that cost less than half of the cost of this meal even after tip/gratuity and service charges. Seeing some hotel guests where this restaurant was located coming into the lobby with groceries tells me they must also prefer not to eat at this restaurant when staying there.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Great food pacific rim open air floor plan

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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Great menu with lots of variety of fresh foods and excellent service. Ko is a great value for a hotel restaurant. The staff is good at accommodating special requests.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Lunch
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on February 6, 2018

I love KO, it is my favorite Restaurant on this island. I always bring my friends and relatives there for a great experience!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Casual, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Paleo Friendly, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Organic, Local Ingredients, People Watching
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on February 6, 2018

I enjoyed my time there. Molly the waitress was so efficient and friendly.
I was annoyed when I got an email lecturing me for not showing up. I checked in I don't know what happen. I felt invisible.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Quiet Conversation, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 4, 2018

We went to Ko after reading Yelp reviews. The menu was extensive and our server Luis was great! The food was good, but not outstanding. It just seemed a bit ordinary even though it was high quality (with correspondingly high prices). Still an enjoyable evening in a beautiful setting.

Tags: Organic, Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic, Healthy
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 (Memphis)·Dined on January 30, 2018

Researched a lot for our anniversary dinner on Maui. The service and food at Ko was the finest we have yet encountered on our extended trip through the islands. Our server Hannah was beyond exceptional and the Zarzuela seafood kettle now sits atop our "favorites" list. Definetly reccommend

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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 (London)·Dined on January 27, 2018

They went above and beyond to make our dinner special.

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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 25, 2018

This is one of our favorite restaurants on Maui. As a full time resident we see resort dining restaurants come and go with mixed results. Ko has established itself as a great dining experience with an expansive menu with something for everyone, excellent food and service. I highly recommend giving them a try!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 25, 2018

We went here for our one upscale dinner while on Maui. While it was by far our most expensive meal, it was by far the worst. While other tables were offered a wine list and bread, neither were offered to us. We had to flag down our server to try to get a second drink and plates were cleared while others were still eating. Our food was mediocre at best, overcooked and did not match the menu description.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Outstanding! A beautiful setting (of course!) and very creative dishes. We only went once during our short time in Maui, but will certainly be back. The service was also outstanding, very knowledgable in terms of the menu and wines.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront, Fun
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 24, 2018

We ordered appetizer sampler that was tasty and dessert sampler that was also tasty. Our main entrees were hit and miss. The seared ahi tuna special was cooked perfectly but the vegetables were in a very salty sauce. The plate had no crunch and no freshness. The opa in miso butter was overcooked and dry with little flavour. The sauce was delicious.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 22, 2018

We dine here every year when we visit the fairmont and it does not disappoint. Delicious food, the kids’ meals as well, and interesting wines too. Warm service and welcoming ambiance. It does the “casual fine dining “ that Hawaii does so well.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Scenic View, Kid-friendly
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 (Portland)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Everyone there from Stacie to Louis were fantastic. We had wonderful food and a great overall experience.

Tags: Late-night Find, Disabled Access, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Vegan, Tapas, Seasonal, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (Adelaide / SA)·Dined on January 18, 2018

What can I say? I’ve visited once before and received stellar service. Chase and Nestor “Ness” was amazing. Great selection of “Adult Beverages”. I love the organic grass fed beef there. I will tell all my friends about the customer service there and the ono grinds. Mahalo Chase and Ness for a great dining experience.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Comfort Food, Business Meals, Spicy, Tasting Menu, Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 17, 2018

Very relaxing ambiance. The service was top class with everyone calling you by name. The food selection was very comprehensive and the presentation as well as the taste was excellent. Would highly recommend.

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·Dined on January 17, 2018

Still good food. But a little dated - feels like nothing has changed in 2 years -except the menus are now scruffy and old. Like no chef has really spent much time in the kitchen lately. It all seemed much more exciting, much fresher 2 years ago.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Oiishi sushi is a must- have appetizer.
Best lamb I’ve ever eaten!
Great food!!!!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Authentic, Bar Seating
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Always a winner. Great staff. Great chef who often visits the tables.

Tags: Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 12, 2018

We saved this dinner for our last night at the Kea Lani as it was a special treat. The lamb chops and lobster tempura were great!! Good service too.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, People Watching
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vip
 (Milwaukee)·Dined on January 10, 2018

I was most impressed with the service. The food was good, I was expecting a little more, nothing spectacular, but overall good. Overall for the ambience, price and service I would recommend Ko for a special occasion.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Scenic View, Waterfront, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 9, 2018

We've dined at Ko twice and it is by far our favorite dining spot on Maui.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 9, 2018

KO is my favorite restaurant in Wailea. I have never had a bad meal and the service is always great ( I recommend Sarah). I highly recommend KO to anyone who desires a great meal and a great value!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 7, 2018

1st time. Special Family dinner for 4. Ambiance, outdoor, covered ambiance, late evening.
Service was excellent from hostess to waitress to busser. But the food! Oh, it was delicious. Even unusual dishes, were so yummy. It was perfect. That’s Fairmont at its best...

Tags: Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Fun, Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Local Ingredients, Vegan, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Healthy, Organic, Good for a Date, Disabled Access, Fit for Foodies
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 6, 2018

great food, location and people helping us with our selections

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Kid-friendly, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Birthday dinner with friends and family

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 4, 2018

kos was excellent as always. It is a true gem of a restaurant. Appetizers are amazing
And entrees are delicious.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Great second visit to Ko. Love the food, service and the ambiance.
Mahalo

Tags: Romantic, Organic, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Healthy
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 1, 2018

I think that the restaurant is overrated. The restaurant lighting is terrible; it feels way too bright and definitely not romantic or great for night dining. At the Fairmont, Nick's Fish restaurant is much better for ambience. They delivered our entrees while we were still eating our appetizer. Service did not seem very polished; friendly staff but poor team work.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Great spot outdoors with shade and a great breeze. I like fish that isn’t rare, but fish was way over cooked. The waiter was great about it though.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 26, 2017

We really like Ko. Our one complaint is that the food service is very slow. They seem understaffed. The waiters and bartenders are lovely. It is the kitchen which is the issue. We ate there three times during a one-week stay at the Kea Lani. Once you order lunch it is a solid 45-50 minutes before food arrives. This happened every time we ate there. Given that most people dining there have come in from the pool or the beach and want to go back out again, not spend their whole day waiting for food - it seems like they should improve their food delivery times.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Ko is our go-to restaurant on Maui, for several reasons: Great food, including a Gluten Free menu; Great ambiance; and a sweet kamaaina deal (though not every day). Waiters have always been friendly and helpful. The open-air location is perfect for Maui. We've tried several different entrees, salads, and pupus in the last two years, and they've all been wonderful.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Gluten Free Options, Worth the Drive, Casual, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Columbus)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Christmas Dinner here was PERFECT!! We sat outside, which was lit by tiki torches... you could hear the waves crashing in the background. The Fairmont Kea Lani is a beautiful property to boot! Dress code is relaxed; we wore shorts and button-ups... some people were more dressed up, others more casual. Come as you are and relax to a wonderful meal & beautiful drinks. Love the chef’s unique pairings and creative presentation for all courses. We highly recommend the Lavender-Honey Macadamia Nut Shrimp & Fresh Catch of the Day with the Macadamia Crust. Service was over-the-top. Serena P made us feel at home- true Hawaiian warmth. Her menu recommendations were SPOT ON!! Ask for her when you make your reservation. Thank you for making our Christmas vacation date night special!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 23, 2017

We came to Maui on a budget and decided to do one evening of fine dining. This was the perfect place! I had the BBQ pork chop and my wife had the chicken. It was exactly food and the service was great!

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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Our server was fantastic !!!

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