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

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
food

4.4

service

4.6

ambience

4.3

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

87% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (33)
Good for Anniversaries (32)
Great for Outdoor Dining (29)
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Creative Cuisine (27)
Local Ingredients (26)
Good for a Date (26)
Romantic (23)
Good for Birthdays (22)
Fit for Foodies (19)
Handcrafted Cocktails (19)
Scenic View (18)
Authentic (16)
Good for Groups (15)
Worth the Drive (14)
Bar Seating (12)
Healthy (12)
Casual (11)
Quiet Conversation (11)
Good Vegetarian Options (10)
Business Meals (7)
Notable Wine List (7)
Cozy (6)
Fun (6)
Happy Hour (6)
Organic (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Vegan (6)
Comfort Food (5)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
People Watching (5)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Disabled Access (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Waterfront (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Tapas (3)
Hot Spot (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Seasonal (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Great Beer (1)
Live Music (1)
Spicy (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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 (Adelaide / SA)·Dined 3 days ago

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 4 days ago

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 4 days ago

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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·Dined 6 days ago

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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 14, 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 13, 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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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on January 11, 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 10, 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 10, 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 8, 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 7, 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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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Birthday dinner with friends and family

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 5, 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 5, 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 2, 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 26, 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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 (Columbus)·Dined on December 25, 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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·Dined on December 24, 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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 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Our server was fantastic !!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 15, 2017

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 on December 12, 2017

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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 (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.

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 (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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 (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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 (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.

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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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 (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.

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 (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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 (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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