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, 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

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

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

Specials

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

Details

Mele Kalikimaka! Join us for a special Christmas menu and witness Hawaii's tallest Christmas tree in the lobby!

Kō at Fairmont Kea Lani Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

service

4.5

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4.3

value

3.9

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87% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Outdoor Dining (31)
Special Occasion (31)
Good for Anniversaries (28)
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Good for a Date (27)
Romantic (27)
Local Ingredients (27)
Creative Cuisine (26)
Good for Birthdays (19)
Fit for Foodies (18)
Handcrafted Cocktails (17)
Scenic View (17)
Worth the Drive (16)
Good for Groups (15)
Authentic (12)
Casual (12)
Good Vegetarian Options (11)
Bar Seating (10)
Healthy (10)
Notable Wine List (9)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Business Meals (8)
Comfort Food (6)
Cozy (6)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Organic (6)
Kid-friendly (5)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Great for Lunch (5)
People Watching (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Vegan (5)
Fun (5)
Waterfront (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Tapas (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Great Beer (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Hot Spot (1)
Live Music (1)
Seasonal (1)
Spicy (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined 20 hours ago

Our server was fantastic !!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

Great view with and inside/outside seating area. While about $100 a person (not including drinks) the food was good and we liked, not loved, the bottle of sake ordered. Th waitress was a very sweet lady and the other staff were pleasant too.

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·Dined 7 days ago

Great service, beautiful presentation of food, and everything super delicious. Very relaxing atmosphere. Our server gave us excellent recommendations. We will be back!

Tags: Romantic, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Healthy, Worth the Drive, Tapas, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on December 8, 2017

We love everything about Ko!
Great food, very friendly staff, beautiful location! Fantastic fresh bread, the Lavender honey shrimp is amazing!

Tags: Scenic View, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Vegan, Business Meals
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 6, 2017

You can not go wrong at Ko. We love the food, the view, and the overall experience.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 3, 2017

We read many reviews about the Kō, and heard many good things about it. We were DEFINITLY not disappointed. The meal and the sewrvice were amazing. Very friendly and efficint staff. The menu was upscale versions of local traditional foods of various cultures. All very impressive. The service was prompt but by no means rushed. A very welcoming atmosphere.
Well done all the way around. Will definitely be back!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Romantic, Scenic View, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays
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 (Adelaide / SA)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Table service was great. Bar service was seriously disappointing. We tried to order a drink before our reservation time, but when they found out we were waiting on a dining table, the bartenders basically ignored us. Food was good but nothing original. We still had a great time, but it was the company we were with and not the Restraunt or food itself. I would give this place a second try but not anytime soon. Roughly spent $100 a head, which is pretty reasonable in my book.... but their competitors blow them away. Ambiance is way lacking.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 28, 2017

This restaurant can’t belong to a Fairmont 5 star hotel. Food was not good. I will never go there again.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Maybe I'm prejudiced but I believe KO is the best restaurant on Maui. Our dinner for 6 could not have been better! We all had something different and each of us thoroughly enjoyed everything from the breads to desserts. The service was spot on and the atmosphere was cozy even with a full restaurant. We will definitely be back!

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·Dined on November 26, 2017

Our waiter was very friendly; food was a little disappointing. Just not much flavor. I ordered the fried rice with chicken and it basically was a bowl of unflavored rice.

Tags: Casual, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (Manitoba)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Really enjoyed my dinner here the other night. Was seated close to the hotel's luau performance and was able to enjoy all the luau entertainment, as a bonus. My waitress was very friendly and attentive and the food was excellent.

Tags: Live Music, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Dining at Ko is absolutely outstanding. I believe it to be one of the best restaurants on Maui. The ambiance, the staff, and food preparation is totally awesome. It doesn’t get any better than Ko.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Amazing! Love the food, views, and the staff is so friendly.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Wonderful meal and fantastic service. We went on thanksgiving and totally enjoyed ourselves. The lobster was amazing and so was the pork chop. The concept seems to be fresh local food with delicate preparation and delicious sauces. Too tired to elaborate more, but thumbs up from this family!!

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·Dined on November 22, 2017

Everything about Ko was stellar. The food was fantastic! Views of the ocean were great! Went there twice in a couple of days as my friend is vegan. I’m still thinking about the curry I had. Delish! Service was outstanding. We had to ask to move to another table because 2 neighbouring guests were wearing heavy perfume and they quickly accommodated us. Only suggestion is to look at adding more vegan offerings or making existing ones vegan friendly as requested. The vegan chocolate cake didn’t work. Texture was poor. Vegan shouldn’t taste like an afterthought but flavour that vegans would seek out.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Food and service were top notch! We will definitely come back!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on November 21, 2017

I am torn on my review for this hotel based restaurant. The service is excellent on attentiveness and the entire wait staff pitching in. The food was not as good as you would expect for the price. There were three in our party that tried the daily catch (Mong Chong) prepared different ways. None of us were thrilled with the selections. They were by no means terrible but not spectacular.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 19, 2017

👎🏼 Did not meet our expectations based on the description and all the hype.

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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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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