Ko at Fairmont Kea Lani

4.5
1718 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
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
What 1718 people are saying
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vipCookeralso
St. Louis
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our server was amazing. Best fish I have had in years.

Ko at Fairmont Kea Lani
Responded a day ago

Aloha! Mahalo for your 5 star review. We're so happy to hear you enjoyed the service and our locally caught fish. We hope to welcome you back soon. Warmest aloha, Lisa Nordstrom | Senior Venue Manager

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PaulW
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service, beautiful setting, and delicious meal!

Ko at Fairmont Kea Lani
Responded a day ago

Aloha Paul - mahalo for your 5 star review! We're glad you enjoyed Ko's al fresco setting and Chef's award-winning menu. We hope to welcome you back soon. Warmest aloha, Lisa Nordstrom | Senior Venue Manager

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FrankC
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was ok. Alcohol was watered down. Server was excellent. Prices are a little to high.

Ko at Fairmont Kea Lani
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for sharing your experience with us. I'm delighted you found the service excellent. However, it is disappointing to read that you were not impressed with our food and cocktails. We value your honest feedback and it will be shared with the leadership team. We certainly hope to welcome you back again in the future. Lisa Nordstrom | Senior Venue Manager

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vipKikihi
Hawaii
35 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure to eat here...one of our favorite restaurants on Maui. We had the Lumpia, Lobster Tempura and Grilled Lamb Chop which were all delicious!

Ko at Fairmont Kea Lani
Responded on January 7, 2021

Aloha Kikihi and mahalo for your great review! I'm so happy to hear we are one of your favorite restaurants on Maui and that you enjoyed three of my favorite dishes! We hope to welcome you back soon. Warmest aloha, Lisa Nordstrom | Senior Venue Manager

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TedP
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience3

Food was great. Service was TERRIBLE. For the cost of the meal, they need to be a lot of better at service.

Ko at Fairmont Kea Lani
Responded on January 5, 2021

Aloha and thank you for taking the time to share your candid feedback with us. We constantly are looking to reviews for opportunities to grow and improve. While I'm pleased to hear that you enjoyed the delicious food, I'm disappointed to hear that the service did not meet your expectations. Your remarks regarding our service are taken very seriously and will be addressed. Warmest aloha, Lisa Nordstrom | Senior Venue Manager

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vipMatthewB
Hawaii
7 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful atmosphere and every course on the menu was excellently prepared. The rib eye was amazing!!!

Ko at Fairmont Kea Lani
Responded 4 days ago

Mahalo Matthew for your great review, I'm happy to hear you've enjoyed Chef's amazing creations. We hope to welcome you back soon. Warmest aloha, Lisa Nordstrom | Senior Venue Manager

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience5

Disappointing overall experience! 3 1/2 hours for dinner-Party of 10 with 6 kids. Too many complaints to list. Will never dine there again. Poor choice for our NYE meal. One positive-they nailed the dessert with the creativity.

Ko at Fairmont Kea Lani
Responded 4 days ago

Aloha and mahalo for your candid feedback. I'm sorry to hear we missed the mark with your overall dining experience. We truly hope we can welcome you back for the dining experience we are known and loved for. Warmest aloha to you and your family, Lisa Nordstrom | Senior Venue Manager

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ScottS
Tulsa
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Stunning views of the pool property and ocean beyond. Very pricey but delicious. Service is very good, but needs a bit of work to match the overall experience. Service seemed a touch too casual and ‘diner like.’

Ko at Fairmont Kea Lani
Responded 4 days ago

Aloha Scott, and thank you for taking the time to share your experience. I'm happy to hear you enjoyed the stunning views and our property. We value your feedback very much and will share it with our team. Mahalo for choosing Ko Restaurant and we hope to see you again. Warmest aloha, Lisa Nordstrom | Senior Venue Manager

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and service

Ko at Fairmont Kea Lani
Responded on December 29, 2020

So glad to hear you enjoyed our cuisine and service. We hope to see you soon!

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vipmaryw
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience2

Average food, below average cocktails

Ko at Fairmont Kea Lani
Responded on December 29, 2020

We are very sorry that you didn't see the value in Ko's award-winning cuisine. Your feedback has been shared. Mahalo and best wishes. Lisa Nordstrom | Senior Venue Manager

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SuzieE
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and our waitress was wonderful.

Ko at Fairmont Kea Lani
Responded 4 days ago

Aloha Suzie - I'm so happy to hear you enjoyed your dining experience at Ko. We hope to welcome you back again. Warmest aloha, Lisa Nordstrom | Senior Venue Manager

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall2food5service1ambience2

Food was great - much better than the inattentive service and dingy ambience. I feel bad for the chef - he or she should take their talent elsewhere.

Ko at Fairmont Kea Lani
Responded on December 29, 2020

Aloha and mahalo for your honest review. The Kō team strives to provide a high level of service and cuisine that best represents our award-winning signature restaurant. We're truly sorry that we failed with you. Please be assured that your valuable feedback will be shared with the entire 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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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing! Had Lobster Tempura and it was to die for. Sushi was also excellent. Glad we chose to Spend our Christmas Eve there 🌺🌴

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vipRichard
Hawaii
11 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent Christmas Eve meal. Great menu for the holiday

Ko at Fairmont Kea Lani
Responded on December 29, 2020

Mahalo for spending your holiday with us! I'm happy to hear you enjoyed Chef's special menu. We hope to welcome you back soon. Warmest aloha, Lisa Nordstrom | Senior Venue Manager

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vipHappyMexican
New Mexico
13 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great Christmas Eve prix fixe menu which included a delicious lobster bisque, choice of salad or sushi, choice of seafood lau lau, lobster tempura, sirloin or another fish dish that I cannot recall, and a lovely dessert of white chocolate mousse cake with raspberries. All our dishes were very well served and delicious. Our server Matt was great. Restaurant is right next to the adult pool in the Fairmont hotel, there were only a couple of people in the pool when we were there so there wasn’t any noise. Not sure how it is on other days. Overall we had a great experience.

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LinaD
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. We Will be back for sure.

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OpenTable Diner
Amsterdam
5 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lobster tempura was outrageous.

Ko at Fairmont Kea Lani
Responded on December 21, 2020

Aloha and mahalo for sharing your wonderful feedback regarding our Lobster Tempura! It will truly be a pleasure to welcome you back again sometime soon. Warmest aloha, Lisa Nordstrom | Senior Venue Manager

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des1
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

We have loved eating at Ko for years, and were thrilled when they reopened. We expect that restaurants will struggle to deliver at their pre-Covid levels, but this was a poorly prepared meal with very little food. Our server explained that it was part of the "new journey" they are on. I attempted to provide feedback privately to the restaurant, but received no response so I have to assume they are unconcerned.

Ko at Fairmont Kea Lani
Responded a day ago

Aloha des1. While we appreciate your loyalty in dining at Ko, we sincerely apologize that you were let down. The Kō team strives to provide a high level of service, ambiance and cuisine that best represents our award-winning signature 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 you will give us another chance to provide a five-star experience in the future. Lisa Nordstrom | Senior Venue Manager

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JeffreyB
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding on every level!!! the food was great!

Ko at Fairmont Kea Lani
Responded on December 21, 2020

Aloha JeffreyB! Mahalo for your 5-star review. We're so happy you had such a great dining experience with us and we hope to welcome you back soon. Warmest aloha, Lisa Nordstrom | Senior Venue Manager

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
9 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Menu has gotten smaller but understandable due to covid. It was still good quality & service.

Ko at Fairmont Kea Lani
Responded on December 15, 2020

Aloha and mahalo for your review. We're happy to hear you still enjoyed the quality of our food and service. We look forward to continuing to add to our menu and hopefully welcoming you back in the future. Warmest aloha, Lisa Nordstrom | Senior Venue Manager

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food.

Ko at Fairmont Kea Lani
Responded on December 15, 2020

Aloha! Mahalo for your kind words. Come back and see us soon! Warmest aloha, Lisa Nordstrom | Senior Venue Manager

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vipPenny
Hawaii
13 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We always enjoy a meal at KŌ!

Ko at Fairmont Kea Lani
Responded on December 15, 2020

Aloha Penny! Mahalo for your KŌ loyalty! We hope to welcome you back soon. Warmest aloha, Lisa Nordstrom | Senior Venue Manager

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vipCarnivore500
Calgary
31 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience1

Not as good as it used to be. My favorite Pupus disappeared from the menu and even the candied ginger with the bill is gone.
Service was spotty.
Concerning were the very large local groups. Not observing covid measures.

Ko at Fairmont Kea Lani
Responded on December 15, 2020

Aloha Carnivore500, thank you for taking the time to leave this honest review. The safety of our guests and staff is our number one concern and we go above and beyond for Covid precautions. Please know your feedback has been passed on to our leadership team for immediate action. We hope to welcome you back for the service and experience we are known and loved for. Lisa Nordstrom | Senior Venue Manager

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
16 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were so happy to see our favorite servers again! We are so happy that Ko is open again! The chef's special was, as always, fantastic. He stuffed monchong with crab and scallops and a sauce that was delicious!
My niece had the Ahi on a rock. She said it was the best ahi she had ever tasted.
My brother-in law had the curry, and ate it down to the plate! He wiped up the last of the sauce with a piece of bread.

Ko at Fairmont Kea Lani
Responded on December 7, 2020

Aloha, mahalo for taking the time to leave this great review, I have to say it absolutely made my day. We're so happy to hear that you were able to come back and see your favorite servers and that you enjoyed all of the yummy food. We can't wait to welcome you back soon. Warmest aloha, Lisa Nordstrom | Senior Venue Manager

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vipToddB
Phoenix
9 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service were great. The ambience was very good, but not quite as good as the Fairmont's other signature restaurant. Overall a great experience though!

Ko at Fairmont Kea Lani
Responded on December 7, 2020

Aloha Todd, We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your recent dining experience with us at Ko! We love that you enjoyed the cuisine and views. We look forward to seeing you again! Lisa Nordstrom | Senior Venue Manager

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious as always!

Ko at Fairmont Kea Lani
Responded on December 7, 2020

Mahalo for your review! Lisa Nordstrom | Senior Venue Manager

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vipCraigT
Hawaii
15 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chef Pang and his team got things going again. Amd making am early reservation 5pm) seems just right given our current circumstances and traveler's preference for darker hours.

You can't go wrong here...and they even still offer a Kama'aina discount.

Ko at Fairmont Kea Lani
Responded on December 7, 2020

Aloha Craig - what a great review! Thank you for coming back to visit us, we have definitely missed you. We can't wait to share more of Chef's specials, come back and see us again soon. Warmest aloha, Lisa Nordstrom | Senior Venue Manager

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Jeff
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I would of given them five stars. But , the services lacked. They did make up for it after I brought the waiter lack of service to the manager. Thank you for making up for the issues we had.

Ko at Fairmont Kea Lani
Responded on December 7, 2020

Aloha, Jeff. Thank you for leaving this review. I am happy to hear we were able to make things right with your experience. We hope you visit us again soon. Warmest aloha, Lisa Nordstrom | Senior Venue Manager

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Laureen
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious. Ahi on the rocks is amazing. So was the Korean Short Ribs.

Ko at Fairmont Kea Lani
Responded on December 7, 2020

Aloha Laureen - two of my absolute favorites! I'm so happy to hear you had a delicious dining experience with us and we look forward to welcoming you back soon. Warmest aloha, Lisa Nordstrom | Senior Venue Manager

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CynthiaC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience5

I've had fantastic meals at Ko in the past and have always admired Chef Tylun Pang, but the quality of the food has gone down during Covid. The menu was a lot smaller, which I can understand. My Macadamia Crusted Opah was not hot and it tasted pretty fishy. The salad didn't have enough dressing. The chocolate sponge cake was not what we expected. All in all, it wasn't worth the money.

Ko at Fairmont Kea Lani
Responded on December 7, 2020

Aloha Cynthia and thank you for your honest review. I would like to apologize for your experience at our signature restaurant, Ko. I have shared your comments with the management team at this restaurant for follow up action. We truly appreciate all of your feedback and look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Warmest aloha, Lisa Nordstrom | Senior Venue Manager

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, service and views!

Ko at Fairmont Kea Lani
Responded on November 30, 2020

Aloha! Thank you for visiting us, I'm happy to hear you enjoyed chef's delicious creations, our attentive staff and the beautiful views. We hope to welcome you back soon. Lisa Nordstrom | Senior Venue Manager

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Attended Thanksgiving dinner. Lots of food and all very good

Ko at Fairmont Kea Lani
Responded on November 30, 2020

Aloha and mahalo for choosing to spend your holiday with us. We hope to see you soon. Warmest aloha, Lisa Nordstrom | Senior Venue Manager

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RichP
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Average and overpriced

Ko at Fairmont Kea Lani
Responded on November 30, 2020

Aloha Rich, I’m saddened to see your review and I sincerely apologize that you did not see the value in your overall experience. We appreciate your feedback and hope you will consider joining us again in the future. Warmest aloha, Lisa Nordstrom | Senior Venue Manager

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2020
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

Ko at Fairmont Kea Lani
Responded on November 30, 2020

Mahalo for leaving a 5-star review! We're so happy we were able to turn moments into memories with the entire family! The short ribs are mouth-watering good! We look forward to your return! Warmest aloha, Lisa Nordstrom | Senior Venue Manager

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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.

Ko at Fairmont Kea Lani
Responded on November 30, 2020

Aloha Sundance, thank you for taking the time to leave this review. We value all feedback and are always looking for ways to improve. I do hope you come back and see us and allow us to provide the experience we are known and loved for. Warmest aloha, Lisa Nordstrom | Senior Venue Manager

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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...

Ko at Fairmont Kea Lani
Responded on November 30, 2020

Aloha and thank you for your valuable feedback. Please know we recognize how serious food allergies can be and have a very strict allergy program in place. We want each guest to feel at ease when dining in all of our restaurants and I’m very sorry that your experience did not give you this assurance. Your feedback will be addressed promptly with the restaurant leadership team to help support our continuous training efforts. Warmest aloha, Lisa Nordstrom | Senior Venue Manager

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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.

Ko at Fairmont Kea Lani
Responded on November 30, 2020

Aloha David, I'm so happy to hear you enjoyed the beautiful ambiance and the chef's delicious culinary creations. I'm sorry to hear we felt short on service and I do hope you'll return so we can make this up to you. Warmest aloha, Lisa Nordstrom, Senior Venue Manager

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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.

Ko at Fairmont Kea Lani
Responded on November 30, 2020

Aloha Amber - thank you for leaving this great review! We're so happy to hear you had a great time and we look forward to welcoming you back for many more celebrations. Warmest aloha, Lisa Nordstrom | Senior Venue Manager

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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!

Ko at Fairmont Kea Lani
Responded on November 30, 2020

Aloha and happy belated birthday Josh! Mahalo for choosing Ko to help celebrate. We're so happy to hear you had such a great experience and we look forward to welcoming you back for many more celebrations! Warmest aloha, Lisa Nordstrom | Senior Venue Manager

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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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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) 270-5495.

Ko at Fairmont Kea Lani is rated 4.5 stars by 1718 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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