Ko at Fairmont Kea Lani

4.6
1961 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.

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
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
What 1961 people are saying
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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harlR
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice servers and staff!!! Tip top food too. Go at sunset for the perfect view.

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OpenTable Diner
London
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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DonghyunL
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food
Get the apps: macadamia shrimp , spicy tuna roll and Kobe beef!

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vipLeslie
Palm Springs
163 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

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Natbug
Mexico City
15 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So good - beautiful evening
Service impeccable
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

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was good. Service was slow, they were busy. But the staff were friendly and communicated about the delay. Nice anniversary meal.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Everything was amazing but my lemongrass sea bass was bland and over cooked. Pupus and drinks were super yummy.

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Sandy
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!!!!

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BCON
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was one of the best meals we had on our trip in Maui. The food is delicious and the service is wonderful!

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KulaRed
Hawaii
9 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food & service!

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SanFranFoodies
Phoenix
14 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience1

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.

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Evasdotter
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff is amazing the food was delicious and the ambiance was perfect!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner

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KaylaW
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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KellyK
Tampa
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and outstanding service!! Very accommodating to my daughter's food allergies!

Ko at Fairmont Kea Lani
Responded on July 13, 2021

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

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PBarr
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The banana bread cake with ice cream is really delicious.

Ko at Fairmont Kea Lani
Responded on July 13, 2021

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

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They accommodated to all our needs. Food was delicious.

Ko at Fairmont Kea Lani
Responded on July 13, 2021

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

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
9 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place would be perfect if they sat tables

Ko at Fairmont Kea Lani
Responded on July 13, 2021

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

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vipLaurieG
Anchorage
7 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

25th anniversary dinner with friends - everything was wonderful and delicious!

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TammyN
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s a pleasant experience. Foods were very good. Staff was awesome. Definitely we will come back next time we go to Maui.

Ko at Fairmont Kea Lani
Responded on July 13, 2021

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. Loved the Korean short ribs and the seafood stew. Excellent service and views!

Ko at Fairmont Kea Lani
Responded on July 13, 2021

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

Ko at Fairmont Kea Lani
Responded on July 13, 2021

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

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SuzanneM
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The staff was lovely and the food was excellent. The floodlights outside are pretty intense.

Ko at Fairmont Kea Lani
Responded on July 13, 2021

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

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
10 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

Ko at Fairmont Kea Lani
Responded on July 13, 2021

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

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ShuchiS
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

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

Ko at Fairmont Kea Lani
Responded on July 13, 2021

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

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Jmpinoy
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

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.

Ko at Fairmont Kea Lani
Responded on July 13, 2021

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

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.

Ko at Fairmont Kea Lani
Responded on July 13, 2021

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

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Zugey
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience1

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!

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FoodMaddie
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great service and food. I love their ahi on the rock.

Ko at Fairmont Kea Lani
Responded on July 13, 2021

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

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DavidF
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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.

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VikramB
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience2

It was a super disappointing. The food was not tasty and the drinks were just bad. The service was ok.

Ko at Fairmont Kea Lani
Responded on July 13, 2021

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

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vipAmyJ
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good Hawaiian-fusion meal. Sea bass in coconut broth and macadamia-crusted mahi were very good, and hamachi poke was excellent!

Ko at Fairmont Kea Lani
Responded on July 13, 2021

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

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Vacation and staying at Fairmont Kea Lani

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience5

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

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Wats50
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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Heather
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

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.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

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.

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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.

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