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Kō Restaurant

4100 Wailea Alanui
(808) 875-2210

Kō is the Hawaiian word for sugarcane, and Kō Restaurant is the only restaurant on Maui that celebrates the culinary traditions of Hawai‘iʻs sugar plantation era. Award-winning Executive Chef Tylun Pang is proud to offer an outstanding menu of island family recipes that have been passed down for generations, reflecting the many cultures that comprised sugar plantation camps. Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Filipino and Hawaiian immigrants intermingled and shared recipes are the stars of the show at Kō Maui. Today you can experience these unique plantation-era creations at Kō Restaurant, one of the top fine Maui dining experiences. Kō Restaurant features a highly diverse fine dining menu in an elegant, refined tropical atmosphere. For private events, enjoy sumptuous fare in Kō Garden, a private torchlit outdoor venue embraced by tropical foliage that seats up to 36 guests.

Kō Restaurant Specialties

Utilizing the freshest of local ingredients from Maui’s farmers, ranchers and fishermen, Chef Pang offers mouthwatering specialities such as Lobster Tempura; Zarzuela, which consisits of lobster, shrimp, mussels, clams and chorizo simmered in saffron broth; Beef Short Ribs, Grilled Lamb Chops, and Paniolo Bone-in Rib Eye Steak. Traditional plantation dishes with a contemporary flair include Chap Chae, which is a delectable Korean stir-fry dish; Ginger Hoisin Barbecue Pork Chop, Moloka‘i Venison, Shrimp Kare Kare, and more. A number of original fresh fish preparations grace the menu, including Ginger Steamed, Macadamia Nut Crusted, and Lemongrass Coconut Broth to name a few. And the desserts! Kō Maui’s sweet finishes are so good that it almost feels illegal to indulge in them! Prices are reasonable for a fine Maui dining establishment of such high caliber, with dinner entrees ranging between $32 and $69.

How to Get There

Kō Restaurant is located inside of The Fairmont Kea Lani Resort in Wailea. From Azeka Shopping Center in central Kīhei, head south on South Kīhei Road. When you reach the fork of South Kīhei Road and Okolani Drive, bear left onto Okolani. Turn right at the first four-way intersection onto Wailea Alanui Drive. Follow Wailea Alanui past the hotels and shopping center until you see a big white hotel on the right that looks like something out of Arabian Nights. That’s The Fairmont Kea Lani, and where you will find Kō Restaurant.