Ko at Fairmont Kea Lani

4.6
2270 Reviews
$31 to $50
Hawaii Regional Cuisine
**2020 Winner of Best Hawai'i Regional Cuisine and Best Local Flavor - 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.

Experiences

  • BEST Brunch on Island at Ko

    $69.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    Ko will feature Brunch every Sunday from 11am - 2pm (last seating at 1:30pm) The food will be served from live action stations each representing the culture that make our Plantation Inspired concept @ Ko Restaurant. We will be featuring a locally inspired beverage program for an additional upgrade.
  • Collaborative Dinner: Lanai Tabura + Chef Pasion

    $120.00 per personPrepaid

    Feb 3 - Feb 4, 2022

    Join us in KŌ Restaurant for an incredible evening exploring the history of Hawaiian-style cuisine. Embark upon a culinary journey through how Hawaiian food has evolved from the original voyagers who settled these islands, to the influences brought during the plantation era, to modern day. Enjoy six-courses showcasing the stories and flavors presented by Hawai’i’s finest. Local Cuisine + Talk Story = 1 Unforgettable Evening!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2270 people are saying
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Tony
Hawaii
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very friendly staff, loved the service and food was very good. Highly recommended.

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KarenR
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, the service, and the overall experience at KO was wonderful. We had a great spot facing sunset. We ordered the coconut curry soup, lemongrass broth market fish which was Mahi Mahi, and the chicken coconut curry. They were all absolutely delicious-had so much depth and flavor, and both actually came with yummy garlic rice. Best of all, the food came out very quickly, and the staff were so accommodating and on top of things. It was a great night and we can’t wait to come back here!

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vipAmpetrin
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food and totally island style service... friendly and attentive without being intrusive! Love the Lau Lau and pineapple creme brulee!

Ko at Fairmont Kea Lani
Responded 9 hours ago

Mahalo Ampetrin for sharing your experience at Kō! I couldn't be happier to know you had such an enjoyable dining experience with us and loved everything from the island style service to our seafood LauLau and pineapple creme brulee! Please visit us again soon. Warmest Aloha, Brent McLean | Kō General Manager

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CindyS
Orlando
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing, I had the lobster dish with the sauces on the side. The service was great!

Ko at Fairmont Kea Lani
Responded 9 hours ago

Aloha and thank you for sharing your five-star Kō experience with us, Cindy! Your review will be shared and celebrated with the entire Kō team. Please do come see us again soon. Warmest Aloha, Brent McLean | Kō General Manager

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Brentwood50
London
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food2service1ambience1

No atmosphere, staff/ servers were hardly seen , they sat us without telling us how it all worked or where the buffet was , didnt seem interested in us . nice food but we wont be racing back

Ko at Fairmont Kea Lani
Responded 9 hours ago

Aloha Brentwood50 and thank you for your honest review. While I'm happy you enjoyed the food, I sincerely apologize that our service and ambiance did not meet your expectations. Please know I have shared your feedback with our team to review and remedy for future guest experiences. We truly hope you will give us another opportunity again to impress you. Warmest Aloha, Brent McLean | Kō General Manager

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GregB
Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic the service was amazing and the atmosphere was incredible.

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vipJohnH
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The shrimp appetizer with lavender honey was amazing!
Chef’s special was one of the best entrees I have ever had. Mahi Mahi with scallops and shrimp over mashed sweet potatoes. To die for

Ko at Fairmont Kea Lani
Responded 9 hours ago

Aloha John, I'd like to raise a glass to your fantastic review! I'm so happy to hear you found your dining experience to be exceptional. Learning that our lavender honey shrimp was a highlight for you made me smile as that is one of my favorite items on the menu. I will be sure to also pass along your kind words regarding Chef Pasion's nightly special to him! Mahalo for dining with us and we hope to see you again soon! Warmest Aloha, Brent McLean | Kō General Manager

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vipCuisine1
Calgary
15 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very pleasant server.

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OpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best meal on this trip to Maui. Expensive. But worth it!

Ko at Fairmont Kea Lani
Responded 9 hours ago

Short, sweet and to the point - we'll take 'best meal on this trip to Maui' any day! We look forward to you next visit soon! Warmest Aloha, Brent McLean | Kō General Manager

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Anonamoose
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2022
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Service was very friendly and welcoming. But the length of time waiting for our server made the experience less desirable. The food was quit good, although the seafood laulau was served lukewarm. The lilikoi cheesecake was nice, but the chocolate cake tasted as if it was purchased at a warehouse outlet. The people were so warm it helped to compensate for the long wait.

Ko at Fairmont Kea Lani
Responded 9 hours ago

Aloha Anonamoose and mahalo for sharing your valuable feedback with us! I am thrilled to hear that your experience was lovely due to our warm and welcoming staff. However, I am sorry for the long wait times and a few dishes that did not exceed your expectations. Please know I have shared your remarks with the appropriate management to review. I certainly hope that you will join us in the future for an experience that is worth all five stars! Warmest Aloha, Brent McLean | Kō General Manager

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vipJenn
Central Coast
7 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb food and service. Definitely one of the top restaurants in Maui.

Ko at Fairmont Kea Lani
Responded on January 19, 2022

Short, sweet and to the point - we'll take 'superb food and service' any day! Please do come see us again soon. Warmest Aloha, Brent McLean | Kō General Manager

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JerryR
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Enjoyed being seated outside, seemed the tables inside were pretty close together. We had a relaxed, private dinner.

Ko at Fairmont Kea Lani
Responded on January 19, 2022

Aloha and thank you for your fantastic review of your dining experience at Kō, Jerry! I'm thrilled you had a relaxing time with us. Please be assured that your comments regarding table spacing will be reviewed with our team. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon! Warmest Aloha, Brent McLean | Kō General Manager

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vipLaurieM
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding creative food, superb ingredients, perfectly prepared. Service was caring and excellent. Chef runs a tight kitchen to serve such perfect tempura!!!

Ko at Fairmont Kea Lani
Responded on January 19, 2022

Aloha! I am absolutely thrilled to learn you had a terrific dining experience with us at Kō recently, Laurie. Please do come see us again soon for another epic culinary journey. Warmest Aloha, Brent McLean | Kō General Manager

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Third visit in 3 weeks
We liked the menu, the outdoor tables and the service
On balance it was the restaurant we used the most on vacation even though we were staying in the wailea beach resort and the grand wailea just along the path
Nicks was also excellent and we went there 3 times as well
None of the other restaurants we visited for dinner quite matched these 2

Ko at Fairmont Kea Lani
Responded 9 hours ago

Aloha and what a phenomenal review! Thank you very much for dining with us not once but three times during your stay on Maui! We know there are several other great dining options in Wailea and are thrilled you came back to Kō and Nicks at Fairmont Kea Lani. I am very happy to hear you enjoyed several elements of your experience form the food to service and outdoor dining! We look forward to welcoming you back again. Warmest Aloha, Brent McLean | Kō General Manager

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Stephenstay
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dinner with friends. Excellent food with attentive wait staff. We visit every time we are on Maui.

Ko at Fairmont Kea Lani
Responded on January 19, 2022

Aloha Stephenstay and what great news to hear you had a wonderful evening with us! Thank you for taking the time to share your story for future guests. I'm thrilled you enjoyed everything from the food to the high level service received during you dining experience at Kō. We certainly look forward to welcoming you back on your next trip to Maui! Warmest Aloha, Brent McLean | Kō General Manager

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vipLobo
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Birthday and it was great!

Ko at Fairmont Kea Lani
Responded on January 19, 2022

Aloha Lobo and mahalo for joining us on your very special birthday occasion! I am thrilled to read you had a great time with us. It will be our pleasure to welcome you back again in the future. Warmest Aloha, Brent McLean | Kō General Manager

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Peferection

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GaryM
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brent, the restaurant manager runs a great place to have a meal and enjoy the ambiance. Food was excellent, table distance from others was great! Highly recommend. Service was superb!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
9 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent food, perfect pace. Pretty good ambiance. Friendly staff. We enjoyed our evening and recommend this restaurant. Not an ocean view.

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vipPunkies123
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We ate at the bar one evening and had the best dinner. Appetizers and wi e and great bartenders. The next night we ate at a table. Service was slow and we actually liked the appetizers from the night before better! My partner had Korean short ribs and honestly tasted like pot roast with no Asian flavors. My lau lau entree was much better. Salad was fabulous but we aren’t tofu fans so just didn’t eat that part. Highly recommend going around 8-15 and grabbing a seat at the bar!

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2022
Overall3food3service3ambience5

In one word. Underwhelming. The waiter raved about the macadamia crusted shrimp appetizer, which we tried. However the shrimp were small, simple tempura batter with a basic sweet sauce. Nothing special. The fish dishes we got were lacking flavor and the vegetable sides are a little bit of an afterthought. For a meal that is $49, a side of white rice is almost insulting. I did enjoy the mojito I ordered. The dessert was lackluster, again lacked flavor and attention to detail. Maybe at this price point, I just had too high of expectations. I have no problem paying good money for outstanding food, but I would not consider Ko outstanding and I won’t return on our next trip.

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vipKENTC
Minneapolis
10 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding meals ! A great experience with outstanding service and ambience.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great appetizers

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vipHanna
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it! Our server Brennan was amazing and so was the food and cocktails

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ClintObean
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great food and great service

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vipJenniferD
Edmonton
39 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional service and amazing cuisine!

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SusanT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Olivia was great and the food was incredible. The staff was very accommodating and friendly.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Food and venue very nice but way way way too expensive

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good services and best piece of fish I had on Maui this trip. Would gladly come back!

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vipgayleh
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The meal was great but the service was terrific! We were one of the last tables and our busboy made our night! He spent extra time in conversation and realized he knew origami and made us something out of a dollar bill! Totally recommend

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vipRonnyN
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Olivia was out waitress for the evening. The food, service, and ambiance was superb. We celebrated our son’s birthday. I highly recommend the restaurant and food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were here twice this week and both times the food was amazing
Seafood chowder was an unexpected wonder
All appetizers mains and the strawberry dessert “experience “ were outstanding

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The kobe and kimchi appetizer was amazing, as was the brown butter banana dessert. My wife lived the Ko Plantation, but the only cocktail they made that impressed me was their old fashioned that managed to perfectly blend Islay scotch with banana and come out work a drink far greater than the sum of its parts would suggest. The other cocktails were all very average or even slightly below average, especially given the premium that Ko charges. Shiso and red grapefruit added to a Cadillac margarita should have been better, but the shiso needed to be macerated or made into a strip. As it was, there was a large, fibrous leaf sitting on the drink and contributing nothing unless I bit some off, risking taking the whole leaf and overwhelming other flavors. The lamb was small, slightly overdone and inexplicably had additional sugar added to the Ube puree. The service was top notch and ambience amazing, but you can go just a couple miles and get the same with better food and drinks for less than half the price. It was a decent meal with an attentive staff, but not worth revisiting with so many other great choices nearby. Special call out to the guy who was bussing our table, you stood out to me as someone who anticipated what we needed before we even realized it. Huge thumbs down to the line cook that was in the bathroom when I was and didn't wash his hands (white banana, blonde, didn't see a name). I am a customer and spent time washing my hands properly, and you just walk right out of the bathroom after me, straight from the urinal?

Ko at Fairmont Kea Lani
Responded on January 10, 2022

Aloha. We are thrilled you enjoyed the high level service, appetizers and our old fashion cocktail! However, I apologize that we did not succeed with you in all aspects of your meal. Additionally, I am shocked to hear of your encounter with one of our staff members. Please know that this is not consistent with our strict hygiene standards and will be addressed immediately. We do hope that you will give Kō another opportunity in the future. Warmest Aloha, Brent McLean | Kō General Manager

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Curiousjorge
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Workers there were very nice and attentive. Our waitress, Morgan, was very attentive and gave great customer service as well as fellow workers.

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DaynaS
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2022
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Loved dinner so much we’re going back! Lots of menu options and everything we tried was fresh and delicious!

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NoelC
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent food and great presentation. From the hostess to the server, all were working extremely hard to make experiences great. Did a fantastic job given short staffing numbers. Thank you!

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IreneH
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Food is delicious. Excellent service.
We go to Ko on every trip to Maui.

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vipTabbi
Amarillo
13 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and excellent food.

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vipNJJd
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great selection of food. Nice ambiance. Expensive.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall3food3service5ambience5

We eat here every time we visit Maui but were disappointed in this year’s “ho-hum” fare. Not as flavorful and interesting as we remembered, and one of our most expensive dinners.

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Ko at Fairmont Kea Lani is rated 4.6 stars by 2270 OpenTable diners.

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