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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!
Wailea, HI 96753
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
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Fairmont Kea Lani offers complimentary Valet service and free self-parking.
The nearest Bus stop is located at the Shops of Wailea Maui.
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
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!!
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.
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!
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!!
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.
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.
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
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.
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