Ko at Fairmont Kea Lani

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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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OT
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated promptly. The hostess was so very nice. She moved us because it was sooooo busy and loud with holiday celebrations. Since it was my birthday and just the two of us we wanted a more romantic quiet spot and she accommodated us. The hostess stand was swamped with walk ins and take out orders but she had does everything with ease. We loved our table and our server. The food was amazing. I loved the cool bread presentation with the cool dips. My fried lobster was the BEST! My hubby had steak and lobster. He loved it. I had a yummy drink. Water service was great. I can’t say enough about how much we loved Ko. Plus we are kamaaina and we were visiting from Lahaina. We really appreciate the Kamaina discount on food and alcohol. Our server was fun and attentive. We were attending BMI music festival and he made sure we were served before the concert started. Five star service and food. Mahalo!

BW
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food2service3ambience4

I was underwhelmed by the food. The ambiance was great, the service was great, but the food was just alright. The fish was over cooked, the veggies were a mixture of shredded shoe string carrots(literally what you find on a salad) and overcooked zucchini. I was expecting a bit more, out of the food due to the reviews.

n
Hawaii
34 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Wonderful venue, good service and selection of dishes. The sushi appetizer was excellent. Only wish they had more sushi options on the dinner menu.

OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Relative visiting

MB
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always ask for Loius but was unable to get him as our waiter this time. We were very pleased with Lowe and appriciated Roland checking up on us.

We thank Ko for their Kamaina specials so even the locals can appreciate the great food.

M
New England
29 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience5

The location is very nice, and the food was good, but the menu was limited and not really 'Plantation Inspired' or very Hawaiian. The service was disappointing. It was slow, not what I expected at a Fairmont, and after the entrees we immediately got the bill with a statement "I didn't think you were interested in desert".

LM
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

We went to Ko for a birthday celebration that happened to be Thanksgiving night. The service was ok - just the basic minimum, not what I'd expect for the price and location, and it wasn't busy when we first arrived.

Most everything on the menu had some kind of sweet sauce, which doesn't appeal to me - but I knew that going in. But I chose the kale salad to start, based on the description, and was disappointed that it was very sweet! It was just an ok salad otherwise, but my partner really enjoyed her half.

My entree was delicious - the spicy lobster udon. It was the right amount of spicy, great variety of flavors and texture, and a generous amount of lobster. There was a tempura kim chee (I think?) in it that was my favorite part of the meal!
The kama'aina discount is great, but wasn't on our check until I asked about it, even though when we arrived the host had confirmed with us that we live on Maui. Overall experience was not great, and probably will not be back for a while.

JB
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Drew was one of the best waiters I have ever had. The food is delicious and a must do for dinner.

JH
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience4

The food was okay, but not great. All hotel restaurants are expensive, but the marriott (humble kitchen) and four seasons (duo) had better food.

CW
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

We are staying at the property. To begin our server was excellent and did an amazing job. To food was just ok for the money. Ribeye was marginal in cut and preparation for the money. Fish entree was a dit better but could have been served warmer and with a bit more love. Service was outstanding.

AJ
Portland
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So incredible, we went twice! Yes, you heard me- TWICE in one long weekend in Maui! We originally made a reservation for our first night (celebrating my birthday) far in advance thinking there was no way we could get in on a whim. On the contrary, we were able to book a second time during the weekend for our last meal. The service was OUTSTANDING, both of our lovely servers made us so happy. The front desk gals were beautifully professional and welcoming. And the food.... sorry can’t talk, my mouth is watering. We had a little bit of everything and came back for the Sunday “lau lau” special. Unbelievable. Also, the maitais. Enough said! Can’t wait to come back!

SP
Tallahassee
10 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Hannah our server was delightful- the only issue was that the macadamia nut encrusted fish was overcooked and a bit bland. My husband does not like a lot of sauce and even he suggested some sauce would liven it up. The lobster tempura was excellent, (and I shared the dipping sauces with my husband) as was the spring roll appetizer.

AM
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Nice semi-outdoor seating. It was busy but not so busy that you couldn’t have a conversation.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the food!

MS
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always great food at Ko. Can't go wrong. Excellent and friendly wait staff

NT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal, great service, fabulous atmosphere. Would definitely recommend.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lobster udon noodles was excellent.

OT
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food, excellent service and great Kama’aina deals.

D
Hawaii
13 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite places to dine out. The food is excellent, presented beautifully, with engaged wait persons eager to describe new dishes.

OT
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite restaurants on Maui! You want to keep going back to try everything because it's all so delicious. And the service is fantastic.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Nice looking restaurant. Server was initially very engaged, then was gone for long stretches. Ordered calamari. They brought shrimp. The runner said “the calamari is too tough so they gave you shrimp.” We asked the server who said they were out of calamari so they substituted shrimp. Seemed strange without asking us. The rest of the meal was fine—small portions. Big price. Likely wouldn’t return.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Blanca the hostess is amazing! I forgot our waitresses name but she was great as well. The food is exceptional! Some of the best seafood I’ve had

f
Charleston
26 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Terrible will NEVER return, flood was inedible!!

M
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for the first time during restaurant week and I will definitely go back. The food was excellent as was our server and the rest of the staff. Our server checked on us as each course arrived to make sure everything was to our liking. Food and service is exactly what you would expect at a place like this. We had outside seating which I would definitely recommend. The tiki torches and distance from the hustle and bustle in the main part of the restaurant made for a quiet and intimate dining experience. Note for kamaaina: all starters and entrees are BOGO and drinks are 25% off year round.

DO
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience3

We took advantage of the 2 for one Kamaaina special vrs. the Wailea Restaurant Week special. The portions are larger with a wider range of selections compared to the Restaurant week menu. The cost was comparable. We ordered the oishi sushi, mauka harvest salad and honey shrimp for appetizers. Absolutely "broke da mouth" delicious. The monchong catch of the day was perfect. The lamb chops were more medium rare than medium as requested so a bit chewy. The banana bread bar ala mode was a complimentary birthday dessert which was perfect to top off our dinner. Our server, Morgan was terrific!

R
Detroit
22 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

We had the fixed price meal. Restruant Week . The food was high quality, however the server was not up to level one would hope for at this price.

OC
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great dinner on our 10th anniversary. We were lucky to be visiting during restaurant week - so got exceptional value for our meal. After making the reservations far in advance and notifying them of the celebration, I would have hoped for a nicer table, maybe with more of a view. The bread they serve is really different and it would have been nice to get an explanation. All that aside, the scallops with udon was excellent!

OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kō surpassed any of our expectations when a party of 7 of us friends decided to dine there for Wailea Restaurant Week. The service was spectacular, I entrusted my server to order my selections and he did not disappoint. The food was fantastic!! I was there with 6 colleagues of mine just dining as we celebrate our friendships we’ve built and the accomplishments we’ve have as a team and we couldn’t have chosen a better place to have our celebration! Thank you for a great dining experience!

m
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was great and explained the "restaurant week" specials and benefits. The shrimp and sushi appetizers were very flavorful with just the right spices, the sea bass entre hit the perfect balance with the MacNut crust. The shortrib was sweet and succulent at the same time. The cane fire cocktail had quite a nice spice and kick to it. Thanks for a great night!

OT
Palm Springs
4 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dining experience from our greeter to our waiter, Drew. Delicious restaurant week options - shrimp & sushi appetizers, entreés of fish & scallops, and yummy créme bruleé. Will definitely return to try again!

OT
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Went to dine for restaurant week. When we were seated, the greeter told us about the Kama'aina special. Great value for the dinning experience. Will definitely be back and recommend.

WL
Hawaii
13 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Wailea Restaurant Week offering! Kamaaina deals are epic here, too!

JR
New England
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was incredible. Every item we had for our party of four was exquisitely prepared with unique flavorful recipes. Service was attentive and engaging. Definitely will come back

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food was delicious, and our server was great. There were small issues with timing of bread, appetizers, entrees and also water refills.

OT
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing Cuisine!

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R
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My wife and i just got married and went to Ko to celebrate. The service was wonderful and the food was fantastic. My only challenge was the darkness of the restaurant made it difficult to read the menu.

CT
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous service and great food! Loved the atmosphere as well.

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I celebrated my birthday at KO and loved it! Everything was great from the service to food to ambiance. I really enjoyed it!!

E
New England
14 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kris K. Provided terrific suggestions and presentation of an outstanding meal. Beautiful dining room, remarkable, food and kind attentive service made for a memorable occasion.

OT
Detroit
52 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall amazing. Sarah our server was PERFECT.

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