Ko at Fairmont Kea Lani

4.5
1488 reviews
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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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Daily 5:00PM - 5:00PM 8:15PM - 8:45PM

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MH
Cleveland
14 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

The food was delicious! My only complaint was that people kept squeezing behind my chair at the table, bumping me and irrigating me taking a shortcut to exit and enter the restaurant that was obviously not designed for this purpose. Servers witnessed what was happening and did nothing.

HR
Miami
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The Lau Lau and drinks were delicious! The waitress also gave a little history which was nice to hear.

JS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent! Poke was the best.

BG
Calgary
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The food was good, but quite overpriced to be expected at a resort hotel. The ambiance was great, as was the service. Wouldn’t likely go back due to the cost being way more than the food warranted.

JA
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff at KO are amazing, they’re genuinely kind and very attentive. It was awesome that chef Pang came around our table, who also sent out the appetizer platter as a gift because we were celebrating a birthday. My family and I really enjoyed our dinner and the staff of KO. We really appreciated our sever, Drew. As well as one of the cooks, Bernadette. Overall our experience at KO, was amazing.

g
New Mexico
2 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Outstanding meal. Great service. Fresh fish

OT
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a lovely evening with great atmosphere and candles and leis and champagne for our 42nd anniversary! Great server and attention to detail. The food was outstanding and cocktails glorious! Mahalo, KO for being consistently delicious over the years!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best meals I’ve ever eaten! For an appetizer we had the lavender honey shrimp. Then I had the macadamia nut crust opa. It was the best cooked fish I’ve ever eaten. And for dessert, the Malasada is AMAZING!

E
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

WE ACTUALLY WENT TWO NIGHTS IN A ROW BECAUSE OF THE WELCOMING APPROACH FOR LOCAL RESIDENTS. WHILE THIS IS NOT ABOUT DINING, AS WE LEFT THE CAR PARK VALET ASKED ABOUT MY CAR AND WE BEGAN CHATTING. WHEN I TOLD HER THAT THE 12 YEAR OLD YOUNG LADY IN THE CAR WANTED TO COME BACK TO KO, THE VALET SAID "WAIT A MINUTE". SHE RETURNED WITH A BEAUTIFUL FLOWER LEI AND PREENTED IT TO ONE EXCITED 12 YEAR OLD!

H
Hawaii
23 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My experience at Ko was top notch. The first thing that impressed me after the initial beauty of the setting was the wine list! I'm picky, and I felt like they had an outstanding selection, including a shiraz from the Barossa valley in Australia. Our waitress, Serena, was excellent. Our food was delicious, with all of the extras I expect from a fine dining restaurant, such as a specially prepared bread tray with three different spreads. My monchong was cooked in ti leaves, which were unwrapped at the table. The scallops were wonderful, but I do prefer braised/pan fried. The purple Hawaiian sweet potato was a lovely touch. Everything was prepared with expertise. I even received Kama'aina discount. I checked out their happy hour menu and it is very good, for those wondering. I'll be back! I had eaten dinner the night before at Ka'ana Kitchen at Andaz, and this experience at Ko really won me over, as Ka'ana was unremarkable in every category mentioned above.

DW
Hawaii
8 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great way to spend our final evening in Maui. Great food and great service. Very nice evening.

NR
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 4

The host, server and busser all deserved 5/5! The food, however, 2/5.

I have attended many community functions in the last 20 years and am very familiar with Chef Pang's food. It's always been one of the best or the best, comparing to other restaurants on the island or even the preparations of celebrity chefs around the globe.

Your server was attentive, friendly, and very knowledgeable about the menu. She exemplified passion while speaking of the history of Hawai'i, starting with the sugarcane era, and how the menu selections were heavily inspired by the many different cultures that have put their lives and dedication to what Maui is today.

We started dinner with the variety of rolls and beverage. Rolls were cold. But any rolls served warm always give one that "fresh of the oven, homemade" feel. Also, the two spreads beside the butter were odd. Even the butter could've been spiced a bit, like local honey-bee butter? The edamame was okay, but maybe add something in there; a Maui-grown ingredient. I personally didn't care of the Korean spread. I'd rather have some homemade guava, mango, pineapple, papaya or passion fruit-butter jelly than the Korean spread. An exotic tropical fruit that represented Hawaii would've been more ideal. Not sure if your guests enjoy the Korean or edamame spreads, but maybe encourage your servers to take a consensus and listen to the voice of the customers and go from there.

Granted is was about 92 degrees weather, the beer was not super cold. Let's pay attention to these little details that make a difference.

The assorted pupus (lumpia, kobe poke, and calamari) was just okay. The chili dipping sauce was okay and offered no wow-effect at all. And the two other dipping sauces, I don't know where those come from but they did not represent Maui or Hawai'i in any shape of form.

The main entree were okay, but the dessert was the best!

S
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

It would help to have air conditioning. It was hard to enjoy the wonderful food and staff in the stifling heat

OT
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing! I ordered the special and I was glad I did. The flavors of the fish, the lobster, and kabocha were delicious!

OT
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for a last minute date night everything was great!! Will be going back

N
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

I know that its on the dish menu that its a vegie rice but please include also to ask guest on what they prefer vegie rice or white rice..not all wants vegie rice.the place is good.the service and server is the best..

OT
Cleveland
4 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 3

Expected food to be top notch, but were disappointed. Service was great but drinks, appetizers and entree left a lot to be desired for the price.

B
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best meal I’ve had in many years. Everything was perfection. Our waiter was attentive to our every need, and even arranged to get us something we saw on the old online menu that wasn’t in the current one. Super fresh ingredients.

JJ
San Joaquin
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had one the best meals of our lives at KO
We went with friends while staying at the Fairmont for a celebration of both of our Anniversary’s
Our waitress made our meal with her easy to relate to attitude, sweet disposition and attention to details
We were given great suggestions and good detail when we asked about the menu
Corrine was a true treasure and even helped us on our nexts days trip to Hana when we asked her opinion on our plans
We have fond memories of the tastes and vibes of our dinner
We will visit again

DS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Over rated in every way possible. The food is less than mediocre and the experience is terrible value for the money.

OT
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful anniversary celebration

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

It was very hot at the table but food was good

CM
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The best part was the hostess. Very nice lady that accommodated our request and even brought me a gift. Food was very good but small portions.

A
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the most special anniversary dinner here! The Moana mist drink, bread presentation, ahi tuna appetizer, and beautiful sunset view were amazing. The service was top notch.

KP
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Nice atmosphere, good service. Food was a little disappointing. We came back for the Lau Lau and were sad that it was not nearly as good. BLAND. So sad

j
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 1

Not a great date spot - better for families.

OT
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great Place to eat

OT
Hawaii
10 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 3

We ordered a pork chop and steak, both medium rare. Both came out medium well. Should have sent both back & regret that we didn’t. Usually the food is good but whoever was cooking was having a bad night. Ahi avocado appetizer was good as usual. Service excellent

TM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Our waiter and busboy were awesome. Very attentive and made us feel welcome. The food was yummy. Love the Molakai sweet potatoes and fresh catch preparations. We visit Ko every time we're on Maui.

c
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The experience pertaining to the staff and the food was excellent. The grounds of the hotel was wonderful. The only complaint we had was related to the mosquitoes or other bugs that bothered us while we ate.

P
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice pricey food. Not super special or memorable but tasty

JW
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We dined at Ko twice during our recent stay. Very good value for the excellent service and food. We enjoyed the catch of the day (2/3 possible preparations) and the tempura sushi. The location is wonderful; bring sunglasses and enjoy the Maui sunset. The staff could not be nicer, no pretense, they just want to help you enjoy a wonderful evening. I hope we can return some day.

F
Hawaii
82 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We consistently love Ko and love how they treat their Kama'aina. The Mauka Salad is my favorite salad on the island, I did not realize that shrimp and avocado can be added to it which makes it even more delicious. The fresh catch, oishi sushi, and fresh ahi self grilled on the hot rock were also outstanding. Add to this, the hospitality of Kris our server and we had a perfect lunch.

OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food at Ko is amazingly good, and health conscious! We are very sensitive to any additives, and Ko is very clean. It is difficult to find places, especially restaurants at resorts and on the isles, that are as healthy and good and in such a nice setting. We went 3 times in our week on Maui. Leanne was our server and she is so exceptionally kind and made it such a great experience, especially on our last night!

N
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always make a point to eat at KO when we visit Maui. It is a family favorite!

OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Awesome food, awesome service. Celebrated my daughters completion of her RN program and certification.

KP
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love that they brought back the Kamaaina deal!

B
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an amazing time at Ko. From the moment with entered the restaurant, everyone treated us so well. Leanne, our server, was especially knowledgeable and looked after my wife and I brilliantly.

Gorgeous location too.

OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Good food overall. Some dishes can be a bit on the heavy side, for example they cover their tuna tataki with sesame oil, and flavors are somewhat standard flavors that will feel familiar to the american clientele.

N
Orlando
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing twilight dinner service

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