Ko at Fairmont Kea Lani

4.5
1687 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.
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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
What 1687 people are saying
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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Attended Thanksgiving dinner. Lots of food and all very good

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RichP
Seattle
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Average and overpriced

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

food was absolutely amazing! definitely will be coming back! the whole family loved their food, especially their appetizers and the short rib! so delicious

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Sundance
Seattle
15 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Overall the dining experience at Ko at Fairmont Kea Lani was good, but not outstanding. Our server Misty was very nice and knew all about the preparations of what we were considering ordering. The food was good, prepared nicely but lacking any real difference of a restaurant that served similar food at half the price. The setting at 8:00pm was lovely and fairly quiet. We shared plates of one "special" of a Maui beef filet and two head-on shrimp (not as moist as I would have liked) and an Amberjack filet seared in a wok - again prepared nicely but lacking in any discernable "local flavor". Our dessert was a coffee flavored cream de brulee - which did have a strong coffee flavor on the sugar crust but the coffee cream was somewhat chunky and not very smooth.

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Azellap
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Waiter seemed to have a lot of trouble with our food allergies, he probably went back and forth to the kitchen 3 times and took forever to order. And then we had to send something back once the food finally came because he had made a mistake.
Assuming it was the end of a long shift (we were the last reservation of the evening).
The food itself was good, especially the ahi tuna appetizer. Ambiance felt...like a hotel restaurant, which is what it is.

All in all, if you don’t have food allergies, prob not a bad place to visit.
Appetizers felt overpriced, but entrees seemed fair...

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DavidC
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Delightful ambiance as we dined outside on a lovely evening. Service was good, not great but adequate. Food was delicious. Would definitely dine there again.

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AmberV
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first visit to Ko was 4 years ago the day we were married and everything from the drinks to the pupus to the entree was delicious. The atmosphere and views are always on point. We live on island an usual sit at the bar, but with COVID and having a larger party the table seating was just as nice.

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ArleneF
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I wanted Josh to have a birthday experience to remember. Ko was seriously over the top in deliciousness, ambiance, courtesy and Aloha!

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vipJellyfish
San Francisco
43 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic evening. Foods were very good. We ordered the bone in ribeye and the special of the day-Filet mignon and scallops over noodles. The seasoning of both dishes has Asian influence. Fantastic fusion. Kona coffee crème brûlée and key lime pie are just wonderful.

Ko at Fairmont Kea Lani
Responded on November 16, 2020

Aloha Jellyfish, I'm so happy to hear you had a fantastic evening with us. It’s truly a pleasure to know that you had an exceptional dining experience at Ko restaurant and that you enjoyed the plantation-era inspired cuisine. Best wishes and hope to see you again soon. Lisa Nordstrom | Senior Venue Manager

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vipCred
Boise
13 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

We were celebrating our 40th wedding anniversary
A mention, but no desert or champagne
Disappointing to say the least😢. 40 years!!!!

Ko at Fairmont Kea Lani
Responded on November 16, 2020

Aloha Cred. It's truly disappointing to read your comments regarding your dissatisfaction of your recent dining experience with us. I am so sorry that we fell short of celebrating your 40th wedding anniversary and for that I extend my deepest apologies. Your feedback is appreciated and will be used to ensure this type of service experience does not repeat. Best wishes, Lisa Nordstrom | Senior Venue Manager

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Great ambiance!

Ko at Fairmont Kea Lani
Responded on November 10, 2020

Aloha - mahalo for your 5-star review! We're glad you enjoyed chef's delicious creations and the outdoor ambiance Ko has to offer. We hope to see you soon. Warmest aloha, Lisa Nordstrom | Senior Venue Manager

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vipLisaA
Hawaii
9 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We missed the bread presentation but everything else was perfect

Ko at Fairmont Kea Lani
Responded on November 10, 2020

Aloha Lisa - we're sorry to hear you missed the bread presentation but that you enjoyed the rest of your experience. We hope to welcome you back soon. Warmest aloha, Lisa Nordstrom | Senior Venue Manager

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DanielaK
Richmond
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was amazing. Also their banana desert is INCREDIBLE!!!

Ko at Fairmont Kea Lani
Responded on November 10, 2020

Aloha Daniela and thank you so much for your 5 star review! I'm so happy to hear about your dining experience at Kō. The brown butter bar is one of my favorites! We hope to see you again soon. Warmest aloha, Lisa Nordstrom | Senior Venue Manager

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MauiKathy
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best fresh fish and cocktails and Kas at the bar is the best!

Ko at Fairmont Kea Lani
Responded on November 10, 2020

Aloha MauiKathy - mahalo for your 5-star review. We're happy you came in for a visit and got to see Kas! Come back and visit us soon! Warmest aloha, Lisa Nordstrom | Senior Venue Manager

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Alwayshungry123
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

We were really looking forward to this meal and it was super disappointing. The service was extremely slow, even at 30% capacity, the menu prices are high (not listed online at all) and the food came out cold and bland. We waited for an hour before our food even came out. I ordered the lemongrass mahi mahi and it tasted like watered down coconut milk..no flavor. My friend ordered the catch of the day wok style and the potatoes were cold. It took them another 20 minutes to replace the sides and by that time we were so over it. Sitting there for 2.5 hours total for a super pricey and disappointing meal. You're better off going to the local food trucks for some flavor.

Ko at Fairmont Kea Lani
Responded on November 10, 2020

Aloha Alwayshungry123, while we appreciate you dining at Kō restaurant, we sincerely apologize that you were let down. We strive to provide a high level of service and cuisine that best represents our award-winning restaurant. We're truly sorry that we failed with you. Please be assured that your valuable feedback will be shared with the team. We hope that next time you visit, we can provide you with an exceptional dining experience. Mahalo and best wishes. Lisa Nordstrom | Senior Venue Manager

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vipMelissa
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience5

Anniversary dinner and the food was amazing but unfortunately we had a terrible service experience. A manager came and took our drink and food order after 15 minutes of no one coming to our table, then checked in on us later and we still had never even met our server. She did finally come over toward the end of the meal to bring another drink (we had to ask a busboy for this) and to bring our check- but no introduction, acknowledgement of our anniversary, no apology for not waiting on our table. With all of this said it WAS their opening night after COVID so hopefully this improves as some of the kinks get worked out. We would give the restaurant another try in the future because the food truly was incredible, but the service we experienced was nowhere near worth the price.

Ko at Fairmont Kea Lani
Responded on November 10, 2020

Aloha Melissa. We are truly sorry that you were underwhelmed by the service while dining at Ko. We love hearing that the food was incredible but sincerely apologize that we fell short on the service. Your comments have been passed on to the Kō Manager for future training and staffing opportunities. We hope you will return and give us another chance to provide the award-wining dining experience we are known for. Best wishes and thank you for your review. Lisa Nordstrom | Senior Venue Manager

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vipkenhawk
San Diego
47 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are so pleased to have Ko back! Excellent food and service as always.

Ko at Fairmont Kea Lani
Responded on November 10, 2020

Aloha Ken - We are SO HAPPY to be back! We have missed our guests -preparing delicious dishes and creating memories. Thank you for coming in and leaving you 5-star review. Come see us again soon! Warmest aloha, Lisa Nordstrom | Senior Venue Manager

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HolliB
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot as always ... and opening night was well executed .... other than masks and table spacing you would never know they were closed for month prior !!!

Ko at Fairmont Kea Lani
Responded on November 10, 2020

Aloha Holli - thank you for your 5-star review and for coming in to dine with us. We truly appreciate your positive feedback and I look forward to sharing this with the team. We hope to see you soon! Warmest aloha, Lisa Nordstrom | Senior Venue Manager

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DawnO
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All the items we ate had great flavor. The service was awesome!! We will visit again!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service from caring professionals. Best of everything!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurants on Maui. Never have been disappointed with anything on the menu. Sensational!

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vipDiscerning
Hawaii
14 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food to meet everyone's tastes, even gluten-free. Staff is very attentive while not being pushy and helpful in describing various offerings.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food!!From apps to dessert
Highly recommend it!

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Gqc808
Hawaii
7 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Great friendly quick service from Sarah. Food was 4 stars. I had the seafood pancit but I think the quality of the noodles itself could be better. The vegetables and seafood on it was good though. We also had the vegetable tempura. The vegetables were battered perfectly but the sauce/dip was salty and missing something? Overall it was good!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Very good. Will definitely return again

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vipTamerF
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

While on vacation at the Fairmont Kea Lani, it is one fine option for exquisite dining!

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donrosel
Hawaii
11 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We took friends to Ko for a birthday dinner. Our server was attentive and friendly. The food was delicious. They brought out a little dessert for our friend, which made her feel very special.

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AmyS
Detroit
9 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Service at the entire Fairmont is awesome. Highly recommend the ahi on the rock. Veggies were very fresh. Fresh catch preparation was fairly good but dishes were very under seasoned. Wait staff was extremely attentive to my dairy, gluten and soy avoidance and gladly accommodated me.

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StewartS
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent. On point start to finish. Our waiter (who is usually a bartender) was fantastic. Super great eve.

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DavidA
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, relaxing and elegant atmosphere. The food alone is worth the trip. And the service is excellent.

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vipAngieK
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I would recommend this restaurant to anyone in Maui! We loved it! The food was absolutely amazing and the server (Sarah) was AWESOME!! I couldn’t have asked for a better dinner night out with my family!!!

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KV201313
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience2

Wasn’t impressed. We went in with high expectations thinking we were going to get great meal, but it was disappointing and incredibly mediocre. We ordered the calamari as an appetizer and it was a bland oily mess. I had the garlic noodles with seafood mix and the taste was underwhelming and it had very little seafood in it. I understand that you have to way overpay for hotel restaurant food, but I also expect to have a semi decent meal. This was just an overpriced night of disappointment.

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vipLORRAINEB
Los Angeles
49 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a great time. We ate at the bar and had appetizers and a dinner each. Great happy hour 2 for 1. Bartender was awesome. Highly recommend the shrimp appetizer and the
Grilled scallops and shrimp entree.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Montreal
30 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our food was good and same for the service!

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Jlouish
Central Coast
6 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved Ko. They did a great job of blending the tastes that represents people groups on the island. The server Kris and the hostess Sylvia made our night special. We will definitely be back.

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vipTRACEYC
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was absolutely amazing!!

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vipbille
Minneapolis
12 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

the food and service were great! We had a wonderful evening celebrating Maui.

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viprick
Hawaii
13 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great everything! We always enjoy ourselves when we go there for either lunch or dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great Kama'aina specials!

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nick our waiter was OUTSTANDING! Celebrated my father & son’s birthday... what a pleasure it was... we will be back.

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Ko at Fairmont Kea Lani offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (808) 875-4100 ext. 495.

Ko at Fairmont Kea Lani is rated 4.5 stars by 1687 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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