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“Food presentation and quality was superb” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Ko Restaurant

Ko Restaurant
Ranked #2 of 50 Restaurants in Wailea
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $50
Cuisines: Seafood, Asian, Polynesian, Hawaiian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Valet Parking, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Kaukahi Street
Transit: The nearest Bus stop is located at the Shops of Wailea Maui.
Description: Executive Chef Tylun Pang leads the culinary masterpiece of Kō, the only fine dining restaurant on Maui to offer cuisine inspired by Maui’s sugarcane plantation era. Located at The Fairmont Kea Lani in Wailea, Kō features island family recipes and includes farm-fresh Hawaiian, Chinese, Filipino, Portuguese, Korean, and Japanese menu items with a contemporary twist.
Swift Current, Canada
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75 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Food presentation and quality was superb”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 20, 2013

This is the best restaurant at the Fairmont. The service was excellent as well as the foodd quality and presentation. The flavours of each entry and food item have been very delicate and mouth watering along with the desserts.

Visited February 2013
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2 Thank DGSSpeedyCreek
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TrudyPeterson, Guest Relations Manager at Ko Restaurant, responded to this review, March 4, 2013
Thank you for your terrific review of Kō! We’re thrilled that you were “wowed” by your dining experience and that you enjoyed Kō’s plantation-era inspired cuisine. Please be assured that your wonderful comments will be passed on Chef Tylun Pang and the service staff at Kō. Best wishes and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon!
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Fort Collins, Colorado
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Ko Breakfast! WOw”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 19, 2013

For a whopping $34 you can eat to your hearts delight at their breakfast buffet. It was pricey and can't eat what I paid for because it was too much. Very fresh though and we had a choice table overlooking the poolside. The wait staff were so friendly and helpful.

Visited February 2013
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1 Thank Ann E
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42 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Fried rice was to die for!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2013

This was my wifes favorite spot in Maui. Our waiter was amazing and added a wonderful element to our meal!

Visited February 2013
Helpful?
Thank ssaatch
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Wailea, Hawaii
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Underhanded practices”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 12, 2013

We are residents of Maui and were told thatch ko's do Kamahina rates for residents. The service was good, the food was good, however when the bill came the waitress had automatically added an18 percent gratuity to the bill. Not on the discounted price of the meal for Kamahina but on the total price of the food including liquor. Since When has the gratuity become the discretion of the waitress. Not good customer practice at ALL.

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1 Thank Pauline B
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TrudyPeterson, Guest Relations Manager at Ko Restaurant, responded to this review, February 14, 2013
Aloha and thank you for your review. We’re proud to welcome Maui residents and offer a generous kama’aina discount at Kō. As with many restaurants, gratuity is automatically added to the heavily discounted check. This is done for the convenience of our guests. Please be assured that the gratuity can absolutely be modified or changed based on the service level received. We are truly sorry that this felt underhanded to you and hope you will consider joining us again in the future. Best wishes and warm aloha.
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“Delicious food and great atmosphere”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 11, 2013 via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed everything we ordered at Ko! Beautiful live Hawaiian music playing throughout the restaurant. Food presented beautifully and tasted amazing. I especially loved the salad with macadamia nuts. It is pricey, but worth the cost.

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Thank MarMaki
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