Ko at Fairmont Kea Lani
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.
- 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
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Staff temperature check required
- Diner temperature check required
Seafood Lau Lau
fresh catch, scallops, shrimp, upcountry spinach, shiitake mushroom steamed in ti-leaf, coconut milk, lomi tomato
spicy aioli, pineapple sweet chile garlic, grapefruit soy
Lavender Honey Macadamia Nut Shrimp
shrimp served crisp, lavender honey sauce, candied macadamia nut
Very nice servers and staff!!! Tip top food too. Go at sunset for the perfect view.
Wonderful food and a great spot for al fresco dining. From the Kauai shrimp appetizer to the curry soup to the fresh fish to the chocolate cake - everything was fabulous.
The food is good but nothing special. If you expect fine dining, you won’t find it. It’s more of family style with flare since it’s in Fairmont.
Get the apps: macadamia shrimp , spicy tuna roll and Kobe beef!
The service here is impeccable. From the minute you sit down you are given attention. I had the scallops and shrimp noodles and it was delicious. We started with the hot rock ahi which is a must. My husband had the pork chop abs thought it was excellent. There is no great ocean view here but the service and the food were top notch.
So good - beautiful evening
They brought us bread that was stuffed and serviced hummus and two other sauces
If I would have known that they were bringing us this, I wouldn’t have ordered the appetizers but oh well
A chance to try other items
We split a salad and ordered the egg rolls .
I ordered lobster tempura
We were seated in the courtyard area
Food was good. Service was slow, they were busy. But the staff were friendly and communicated about the delay. Nice anniversary meal.
Everything was amazing but my lemongrass sea bass was bland and over cooked. Pupus and drinks were super yummy.
Our family made reservations at Ko on our final day in Maui, it was the best food and drinks throughout our entire trip. My husband and I stayed at Fairmont Kea Lani back in 2015 and it was the best food back then and current day also. Love love love!!!!
This was one of the best meals we had on our trip in Maui. The food is delicious and the service is wonderful!
Great food & service!
No A/C! I’ve never been so uncomfortable eating. Hot, sweaty torture. Not good for dressing up and celebrating with family.
Food was great.
Everything was outstanding: Delicious food with inventive and unusual touches (e.g. lavender honey butter), great service and nice ambience. On the way out we made a reservation to come back in a month to celebrate my father’s birthday. A number of former favorites in this area (Longhi’s, and Humuhumunukunukuapua’a at the Grand Wailea) have really fallen from grace, and we are happy to have found this new favorite.
The staff is amazing the food was delicious and the ambiance was perfect!!
The view was amazing. The food was great. My drink took too long and it was overly sweet when I specifically said I didn’t want a sweet drink. Everything else good overshadowed that though. Overall great experience and great deal for Kama’aina
Delicious food and cocktails and they gave us a complimentary personalized dessert when they learned we were on our honeymoon. Would definitely return on our next trip to Maui.
Wonderful food and outstanding service!! Very accommodating to my daughter's food allergies!
Aloha KellyK and mahalo for your excellent review! We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed our delicious dishes and outstanding service. Most importantly - we are so happy your daughter enjoyed dining with us - we take all allergies very seriously. We hope to welcome you back soon. Warmest aloha, Lisa Nordstrom | Senior Venue Manager
The banana bread cake with ice cream is really delicious.
Aloha PBarr - I am happy to hear you enjoyed one of my favorites! We hope to welcome you back soon. Warmest aloha, Lisa Nordstrom | Senior Venue Manager
They accommodated to all our needs. Food was delicious.
Aloha and mahalo for your 5-star review. We hope to welcome you back for another delicious meal at Kō. Warm aloha, Lisa Nordstrom | Senior Venue Manager
This place would be perfect if they sat tables
Aloha and mahalo for your feedback. We are still at limited capacity with the mandates from our State. We look forward to welcoming everyone back when the time is right. Warmest aloha, Lisa Nordstrom | Senior Venue Manager
25th anniversary dinner with friends - everything was wonderful and delicious!
It’s a pleasant experience. Foods were very good. Staff was awesome. Definitely we will come back next time we go to Maui.
Aloha TammyN, it will be our pleasure to welcome you back to Kō! We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed our delicious menu and are awesome staff. Sending you warm aloha from Maui, Lisa Nordstrom | Senior Venue Manager
Delicious food. Loved the Korean short ribs and the seafood stew. Excellent service and views!
Aloha and mahalo for the amazing compliment. Our goal is to make delicious food and provide excellent service so we are thrilled to hear that we accomplished that with you. We hope to welcome you back for another delicious meal at Kō. Warmest aloha, Lisa Nordstrom | Senior Venue Manager.
Amazing in every way. After a terrible dinner at the Banyon Tree the night before - this made up for it. Get you reservations and don’t miss this when in Maui.
Aloha and mahalo for your review! I am thrilled to hear that we could turn around a Maui dining experience and that you were able to enjoy yourself at Kō. We hope to welcome you back on your next Maui vacation. Warmest aloha, Lisa Nordstrom | Senior Venue Manager
The staff was lovely and the food was excellent. The floodlights outside are pretty intense.
Aloha SuzanneM and mahalo for your 5-star review. I am so happy to hear you enjoyed our staff and delicious island inspired recipes. Please know that your feedback regarding the floodlights have been passed along to our management team to remedy. We hope to welcome you back for another delicious Kō dining experience. Warmest aloha, Lisa Nordstrom | Senior Venue Manager
Robert was fantastic as our server and the mai tais are definitely more authentic tasting than most other places on island. Food portions were a good size and everything delicious…fish n chips, Paniolo burger and lettuce wraps were our choices for lunch but I can’t wait to go back and try the other Hawaiian and Asian influenced dishes. Mahalo Nui Loa to everyone at Ko!
Aloha and mahalo for such a great review. We are happy to hear you enjoyed our Mai Tai and what a compliment on flavor authenticity! We strive to go above and beyond with our menu and we are happy to hear you enjoyed our selections and sizes. We will absolutely pass along your kind compliments to Robert. Thank you for your review and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Lisa Nordstrom | Senior Venue Manager
Great restaurant choice. Amazing food and very innovative. Pricey and a very limited menu but just great taste. Very fresh. Service was outstanding and the staff were very friendly and nice
Aloha ShuchiS and mahalo for your review. We are so happy to hear you enjoyed our innovated and fresh menu. We are thrilled you enjoyed our friendly staff as we strive to go above and beyond for our guests. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Warmest aloha, Lisa Nordstrom | Senior Venue Manager
The location, atmosphere, and service were all amazing. The food though was just glorified dishes that my Filipino mom can make just higher quality ingredients but taste very similar. Though, the dessert was amazing. The service was so good that they even put little chocolate banners on our desserts that said happy anniversary. I would recommend to experience it at least once. The views are amazing.
Aloha and mahalo for your review. We are so happy to hear you enjoyed everything from location, atmosphere to service. We are overjoyed that you chose Kō to spend your anniversary and thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the view and experience. We hope you were able to enjoy a little taste of home - we know no one can compare to momʻs cooking. We hope to welcome you back for many more celebrations. Warmest aloha, Lisa Nordstrom | Senior Venue Manager
Food and the service was very good. Just quite costly as you would imagine. Although everything was good, I personally didn’t think it was good value.
Aloha and thank you for taking the time to share your review with us. While I'm pleased to know you enjoyed many aspects of your dinner, I am very disappointed to read that you did not see the value in your overall experience. I would like to offer my sincere apology that your total dining experience was less than perfect and that we had fallen short of your expectations. Warmest aloha, Lisa Nordstrom | Senior Venue Manager
Nice place, but so poor environment and I was celebrating my birthday and the only thing that I received from the waitress was patted on my back I was like okayyyy thank you……and the end we paid for our food by the way super expensive. I won’t be back!
Great service and food. I love their ahi on the rock.
Aloha FoodMaddie - Mahalo for joining us for our crowd favorite, Ahi on the Rock. We hope to welcome you back soon for another evening of delicious dining and great service. Warm aloha, Lisa Nordstrom | Senior Venue Manager
Flavors were tasty and ambiance laid back. Ahi tuna starter was fun and sauce was good. My fish in coconut lemon grass broth was very tasty but a little dry (overcooked). Overall, a pleasant experience but perhaps a little overpriced considering location and quality.
It was a super disappointing. The food was not tasty and the drinks were just bad. The service was ok.
Aloha, VikramB. We’re truly sorry that your dining experience failed to impress. We strive to be anything but disappointing and apologize that you did not enjoy your overall dining experience. Mahalo for your review and best wishes. Lisa Nordstrom | Senior Venue Manager
Good Hawaiian-fusion meal. Sea bass in coconut broth and macadamia-crusted mahi were very good, and hamachi poke was excellent!
Aloha and mahalo for dining with Kō! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed our delicious island flavors. We hope to welcome you back for another Hawaiian inspired meal at Kō. Warmest aloha, Lisa Nordstrom | Senior Venue Manager
Vacation and staying at Fairmont Kea Lani
The worst service ever , the waitress was very rude with an attitude, it took her 40 minutes to bring us the ice tea and the Diet Coke abs she didn’t even show any concerns, the food was mediocre , my wifes dish had sand in her clams , the desert probably bought from Costco , I’m sorry but for 240$ check it should have been a lot better , so for that I gave them one star I wish I can give them zero . What a disappointment
We had lunch and it was excellent. Service, food, ambiance, all perfect for a peaceful meal. We were even treated by the server, a pineapple flan desert to top off lunch. Thank you Ko staff for making our lunch enjoyable.
After getting one of their last reservations, we anticipated an excellent meal. While the meal had some highlights, including the Lavender Honey Mac Nut Shrimp, some of the food lacked cohesiveness. The Lobster Tempura was beautifully plated, but it came with three sides of basic sauces. For a higher-end restaurant, I would expect those to be on the plate and incorporated throughout the dish. The signature cocktails were lackluster, and, for being inspired by sugarcane, there was no sugar in the drinks. They were incredibly bitter and did not complement any of the food. The ambiance also left a little to be desired - it was also strange having people walk through the area in their bathing suits. Overall...not bad but just not up to the standards that its website and past reviews indicate.
Our server, Drew was incredible. However, the food proportions were very small, variety was limited, and the prices were outrageous. I wouldn’t recommend it.
You can order delivery directly from Ko at Fairmont Kea Lani using the Order Online button. Ko at Fairmont Kea Lani also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (808) 875-4100.
Ko at Fairmont Kea Lani is rated 4.6 stars by 1961 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.