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 new Instagram @Ko_Restaurant for the latest news, nightly specials, craft cocktails and special events!

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

Cuisines:
Hawaii Regional Cuisine, Asian, Global, International

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

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.

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

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Celebrate Thanksgiving this year at Ko!

Kō at Fairmont Kea Lani Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.5

ambience

4.3

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (33)
Great for Outdoor Dining (32)
Local Ingredients (31)
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Creative Cuisine (31)
Good for a Date (28)
Good for Anniversaries (25)
Romantic (24)
Handcrafted Cocktails (20)
Fit for Foodies (18)
Scenic View (17)
Good for Birthdays (16)
Good for Groups (14)
Good Vegetarian Options (12)
Authentic (12)
Casual (11)
Healthy (11)
Worth the Drive (11)
Quiet Conversation (10)
Bar Seating (9)
Business Meals (9)
Cozy (7)
Gluten Free Options (7)
Notable Wine List (7)
Tasting Menu (7)
Kid-friendly (6)
Organic (6)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Comfort Food (5)
Fun (5)
Vegan (5)
Waterfront (5)
Disabled Access (4)
Great Beer (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
People Watching (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Seasonal (3)
Spicy (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Tapas (2)
Hot Spot (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Great place to celebrate a special occasion or just our for a great meal. Food choices were excellent and preparation was unique. Service was excellent with just the perfect amount of time to visit between orders/ decisions. Ambiance were very tropical as one would expect

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Special Occasion
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 10, 2017

This is a restaurant with very good food but very poor service. We arrived on time and were seated and provided menus, a wine list and water. Our server then disappeared for 30 minutes at which time I had to go to the hostess stand to request that she return so that we could order drinks. We did so, and it took about 10 minutes to bring the mixed drinks. We had also ordered a bottle of wine, and it was not brought with the mixed drinks- after another 10 minutes we asked and she finally brought the wine.
The food itself was very good (my fish) and excellent (my companion's salad). The setting is beautiful but I would not return unless the service issues are resolved. As it is there are too many other restaurants in the area with comparable food and far better service.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 10, 2017

My first time dining at Ko and I will definitively be back. Not only was the food yummy, there were selections that pleased every palate, including the vegetarian and the veggie-phobic eaters in the group. Plus the valet parking was complimentary!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Healthy, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Restaurant week in Wailea but can’t beat the Kamaiana Specials Buy 1 Entree Get 1 Free!!!

Tags: Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 9, 2017

From waitstaff (Drew) to servers to Chef Pang, everything was perfect as always. All are long term employees, clearly love their jobs, and operate like a family. A marvelous experience!

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·Dined on November 9, 2017

Not very satisfied with the food at this “fine dining” restauarant. Hotel food at best. Would recommend looking elsewhere

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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Our server was Leanne P. She was in such a good mood from the time she greeted us until the time she told us goodbye. Her mood was so contagious on our entire night. She made sure we were happy the entire time. The food was exceptional. We started out with the Ahi On The Rock You Sear It- AMAZING. My husband went with the Venison and I had the Lamb! It was absolutely amazing. We got the vanilla bean brulee and key lime pie. The service made the experience so enjoyable. We couldn't think of a single complaint if our lives depended on it.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Waiter was great. Made recommendations that were right on. Added to the experience. Food was good. My wife loved the tempura lobster with 6 different dipping sauces. Pineapple chili dip the Best

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Portland)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Our waiter Luiz was amazing and so sweet. THe food was delicious and the ambiance was incredible. We will be back for sure. Next time we will try happy hour.

Tags: Business Meals, Vibrant Bar Scene, Gluten Free Options, Organic, Vegan, Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Bar Seating, People Watching, Healthy, Late-night Find, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Happy Hour
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Everything about this place was special. Our time there wasn’t just a meal, it was a whole experience! Loved the waiter, Ross, too!

Tags: Bar Seating, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Outdoor Dining, People Watching, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 5, 2017

A very disappointing experience. The service was nice, but the food was served cold and average.
We won’t return.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Great sushi for appetizer. Loved the fresh fish special. Would come back again when in Maui ! Drew our server was fantastic.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Tapas, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Average food, but extremely overpriced, not worth it.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 2, 2017

The night I went to Ko I was a bit disappointed. It took 30 mins to get my appetizer of goat cheese fritters & when they arrived they weren’t warm. My next dish was a shrimp stew. The flavours and broth were delicious BUT the shrimp were over cooked and totally tough. I have usually had great food at lunch at KO and quick service. Something seemed wrong that night.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 1, 2017

The overall experience, and especially the food, was well below expectations given the price. The food was too salty, and the drinks were way too sweet.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Let me just start off by saying that everything from beginning to end was amazing. Our waitress (Selina R.) was OUTSTANDING! She made our first time dining experience there one that we will never forget.
Ko has been added to my top favorite places to dine on Maui. For starters, we had the Oishi sushi, Ahi rock ( you sear your own Ahi on a hot rock- So fun and very delish) and honey shrimp. All recommended by our waitress and all very yummy!
For entree's we had the paniolo rib eye, zarzuela (seafood soup), lamb chops and chicken. No complaints!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Great food and service as usual👍👍👍👍👍 I have never had a bad meal here. It has always been excellent. Good variety and there spicy Thai curry dish can’t be beat

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 22, 2017

They honored our 70th birthdays with Hawaiian leis. Very special

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Authentic, Good for a Date
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Combine locally-sourced food, with an exceptional setting and outstanding service, what you have is a memorable dining experience. Our waitress was Hannah, who was personable, knowledgeable about the menu, and added great insight when asked on other topics. I'd definitely recommend Ko.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Great for Outdoor Dining, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Casual, Scenic View, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Our waitress was amazing. The staff is very knowledgeable, friendly, caring and made it a night to remember.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Paleo Friendly, Authentic, Afternoon Tea, Business Meals, Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Casual, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Late-night Find, Good for Birthdays, Disabled Access, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Healthy, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Fun, Happy Hour, Tasting Menu, Romantic, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 20, 2017

We had our last meal of our honeymoon here and it was the perfect finish to an amazing vacation. Our server (I believe his name was Drew) was on point with his recommendations. Everything we ate was so flavorful and not salty at all. You could really taste the different ingredients. My only complaint would be the key like pie was very dense and I prefer a light and airy key lime. Overall it was a great dining experience.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on October 17, 2017

Food was below average for the price. Had 9 people with our party, 7 of them didn't finish their food and they were hungry...the other 2, one was a 3 year old and the other was myself, I don waste food regardless of taste. I also don't leave reviews but I the food was so uneventful I wouldn't want anyon else to go through that experience.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Would have liked better seating. Extremely hot. Great service.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Finally made it to Ko in the Fairmont Kea Lani. Great place for locals because their Kamaaina deal is one of the best. Buy one, get one on appetizers and entrees. The food was outstanding. My husband is on a restricted diet so we ordered primarily off the wellness menu. We had the Spicy Thai Coconut Curry, Tempeh Fried Rice, the Soondubu Jjigae, and the special which was fresh caught fish, scallops and shrimp with wasabe mashed potatoes. Big portions so took a lot home. Doesn't have much of a view but dining al fresco anywhere here is delightful and our server was friendly and helpful. We will return.

Tags: Authentic, Vegan, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Gluten Free Options, Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Great birthday dinner. Molly and Corrine were great and made the special dinner even better.

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·Dined on October 12, 2017

Excellent!

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 (Miami)·Dined on October 12, 2017

We have eaten at many high end restaurants in Hawaii and were very excited to try this restaurant on our final night of vacation in Maui. Our cocktails and appetizers were enjoyable, but when it came to the main course - we each opted for the special of the evening: sea bass with shrimp and scallops in a coconut broth. Unfortunately, all three main courses were very overdone - the bass was borderline chewy to the point that I questioned whether this was another type of fish! The shrimp and scallops were similarly tough. After graciously offering to recook our order, we encountered similarly overcooked seafood on round 2. I would not expect this from such an establishment, with average main courses $45-$50. Highly disappointing dining experience.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on October 9, 2017

We love Ko. Menu is varietal. Food is yummy. Service is impeccable. It is one of our small list of favorite Maui restaurants. Enjoy!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Disabled Access
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on October 8, 2017

OUR SERVER WAS EXCEPTIONAL!!! fOOD IS ALWAYS GOOD! vERY WELCOMING AND FRIENDLY AND ACCOMODATING STAFF

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 7, 2017

When they found out it was our anniversary they treated us like kings! Excellent food.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on October 5, 2017

Loved it! Great food and service and atmosphere. Highly recommend.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Bar Seating
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 2, 2017

Had high expectations going in as Fairmont is an elegant property and expected the same of KO; however felt the ambiance skewed more to mall court yard than elegant Hawaii. Food, cocktails, and service were all still fantastic!

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Our first stop for dinner when we visit Maui. Creative menu, great atmosphere, wonderful service. One of the best.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on October 1, 2017

I really enjoyed the featured cocktails! The food was fabulous! Kamaaina deal made it the simple choice for a special occasion dinner!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on September 30, 2017

HoneyMoon!!!

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Food was excellent. This time I ordered the Lobster Tempura. It was good but I probably wouldn't order it again. The appetizers and everything else was fantastic.

The service was excellent!!

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 (Orange County)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Ko at the Fairmont was beautiful and the food was amazing! Super friendly service from the moment we walked in till we payed the bill. If you live on the Island and have a valid ID, they offer the best Kamaʻāina discount. Very cool!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on September 27, 2017

Great food. We had the oishi sushi and lavendar honey shrimp apps which were both wonderful. My husband's lamb chops we're delicious. The zarzuela was only ok, bit overcooked. The service has room for improvement. Nice location for a business meal or date.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on September 26, 2017

We arrived to a friendly greeting that made us feel very welcomed! We spent a few minutes at the bar enjoying local craft cocktails before our meal before being seated. Upon being seated we had been greeted quickly by our servers and given homemade bread with a variety of sauces. Our appetizer was the Kobe beef poke which was very flavorful and well presented. We order entrees after the appetizer and for how busy they were they came timely. I had a bone in pork chop with a house made BBQ sauce on the side with fried rice and local grilled greens and my wife had crab crusted monchong with asparagus and risotto. Both meals were excellent along with the staff. We highly recommend KO' for anyone staying on Maui and looking for a great meal and a nice outdoor ambiance! Cheers to KO'!

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Waterfront, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 25, 2017

Came here to celebrate our anniversary. Service and the food were very good. The cocktails were excellent. Great place at a great location. I would recommend it for anyone who enjoys good food.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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