Ko at Fairmont Kea Lani

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1322 reviews
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Hawaii Regional Cuisine
**2018 Winner of Best Hawai'i 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.
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Daily 5:00PM - 5:30PM 8:15PM - 9:00PM

What 1322 People Are Saying
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Hawaii
11 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were treated exceptionally well by the wait staff. The food was delicious and beautifully presented. We will return.

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j
Portland
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

The food was fantastic. Unfortunately, the service was poor and the overall value was subpar. I wish I could recommend this restaurant to a business colleague or friend, but I cannot at this time.

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LP
Toronto
25 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 1

Hostess and woman seating us were rude, waitress was good...view is of hotel rooms. Disappointing compared to reviews.

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OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for Valentines Day. Will be coming back.

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SP
Seattle
19 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Not on the water, but very tastefully decorated with many curved booths. Delicious cuisine that is not a repeat of everything you see so often on Maui.

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Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

The bread tray did not include the usual ingredients. The fish and steak dishes and the
appetizer salad were very ordinary. Or guest did enjoy the lamb. The desert menu was
plain. Luis, our server, is always tops.

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Seattle
12 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our food was great and service was too. We were able to sit outside and enjoy our last night in Hawaii.

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M
Chicago
99 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 3

Arrived with baby at 5:30 and took over 1.5 hours to get dinner. Food seemed to be good but had to eat so quick due to baby having to wait so long.
Hard to comment on anything as now it became fat food at a Very High price
Of course people after us were served very well and before us.
Unfortunately, our 2nd bad experience out of 2 times being there.

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JS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

nothing on the menu was appealing. too much chicken, no beef except a burger. lots of bready items and fried items. nothing vibrant and healthy... had fish special. it was good, but mac nut encrusted fish, that is an item that is so overdone, its food truck fair nowadays. the lunch menu needs an overhaul that shows someone cares about more than highliting the chef’s grandmother’s old recipes.

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JS
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a party of 9 people for a late reservation. A friend was celebrating a birthday and Ko was his choice. We're very glad he chose Ko for his dinner. All the food that came out was prepared and presented perfectly. I wish I could remember our server's name, she was great. The gentleman that was assisting her, Roland, did a great job of keeping water full, empty plates cleared, and food coming out all together. He was great at getting our pictures for the occasion and had a smile and great attitude the whole time. We will definitely be going back soon! Mahalo!

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k
San Diego
40 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Among the best in Wailea. Food and service are always top notch.

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Hawaii
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great, it’s one of our favourite places to dine out.

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Hawaii
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was great and the service was excellent. Ross our attendant did an outstanding job.

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SC
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything from the hostess who sat us, server, food & drinks was excellent!

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j
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful meal!

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Edmonton
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Service was good. Bread and miso soup was very good.
Had the vegan curry and vegetable rice. Entrees were very expensive for quality of the flavour and did not live up to expectations.

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Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 2

Outdoor dining, couldn't see the food on our plates at night.

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NT
Calgary
13 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent. Mason our server was super helpful. The wine was great. I'm glad I went

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KN
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Beautiful restaurant and location! The food and service were excellent. Very great place for a romantic date and Asian fusion dishes.

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HJ
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Very, very good food and excellent ambiance.

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AS
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great night. The staff provided a floral lei for my mom because it was her birthday. Luis the waiter was very friendly and he informed us on the specials and the portions of the appetizers. The wait staff were also attentive and everything was great. I will recommend this place to my family and friends.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything went well and everyone was so nice. At the end of dinner, I thought, a birthday cake would be nice. But, overall, everything was amazing. Thank you.

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M
Hawaii
27 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful meal at Ko. Wonderful service and amazing food. They even put an orchid on the ladies in our party's wine glass. Thanks Ko!

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TM
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Sarah, the Server, was off the charts impressive.

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Hawaii
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal, service and ambience. The local fish in the coconut and lemongrass broth was outstanding.

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Hawaii
77 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff at Ko is so warm and genuine from the moment you enter. Our servers Leanne and Roland were beyond wonderful. Everything was delicious; macadamia lavender shrimp, chicken lumpia spring rolls, mauka salad, lobster tempura, and the lobster and snapper chef’s special.

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San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The food just didn’t taste very good

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S
Los Angeles
35 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We eat here every time we visit Maui - always excellent and love having Luis as our server. There were 5 of us, everyone ordered a different entree and raived about it....meat and fish alike. It's a must !

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SF
Seattle
12 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner was delicious as was our bottle of sauv blanc recommended by our server, Lyanne.

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Hawaii
23 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good service, lovely setting.

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Portland
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Outstanding

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a
Pittsburgh
14 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had our best meal in Wailea at Ko in all respects: food, ambience, and service. Prices are the same everywhere in the area but quality varies greatly.

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Hawaii
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service!

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b
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal under the stars. The ahi rock appetizer was great. The main courses all excellent especially the fish and seafood wrapped in the leaf. Desserts were solid.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Mixed feelings on the dishes. The chicken curry and lobster tempura was good. The fish in lemongrass broth was a bit bland and sour. Food needs to be more approachable, it’s very fancy and we found it challenging to find food that both met our various food allergy needs AND seemed like something we were interested in eating. I’d recommend the chefs add a few more “simple” entrees to the menu.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The server we had was absolutely amazing, woman from Ohio and i wish I remembered her name because she was probably the best server we’ve had on the island, she gave us a little note of a bunch of amazing places around the island and made the trip so much more memorable. If anyone has the chance to go here, do it! You won’t regret it i can promise that!

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Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfectly prepared contemporary Hawaiian food! Excellent service!

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JH
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As all hotel restaurants are in Hawaii, Ko is an expensive dining choice. However, unlike most hotel restaurants, the food, service and overall experience was truly memorable. On our last vacation, we indulged in all the fancy restaurants in Wailea, and Ko was far and away the best meal. Ultra fresh and inspiring choices, interesting presentations, great cocktails, and attentive and warm service. Cover the prices of everything and go with it—it’s Ko and you’re in Hawaii!

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing experience and great food

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New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 1

There were four foot-long tears in the banquet back cushion. See pic of two of the tears. Staff apologized and said the restaurant is going to be renovated next year. Cold mashed potatoes and broccoli with my $55 lamb chop entree. Very loud bar area with huge television visible from most seats. Bare marble top tables. Felt as if I was eating in a sports bar. Wish I took more pics to warn future diners but I just wanted to leave. Very disappointing.

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