Happy Hour at Ko Restaurant in Wailea

Today, we had planned to head to Ka’anapali to try Hank’s Haute Dogs, but since my sweetie was not feeling well, I made the trip solo, as I had a job interview.  We decided to save Hank’s for next weekend when my love could come along with me. When I got home, Anthony was feeling better and after an excited recounting of the interview highlights, he suggested one of our favorite Happy Hour spots for dinner tonight – Ko Restaurant at the Kea Lani Fairmont in Wailea.  Of course, I happily agreed!

Kea Lani Mai Tai
Kea Lani Mai Tai

Ko has an excellent Kama’aina deal with BOGO apps, cocktails, and entrees, but we were gunning for the Happy Hour menu. (Note, the link shows their September 2014 happy hour menu, but most of the dishes are still there.) We started with a Kea Lani Mai Tai, a Bikini Blonde, and the scrumptious bread plate with three tasty dipping sauces – an edamame hummus, a Korean BBQ sauce, and a lavender butter. We tend to devour two servings of this plate each visit. I did not get a pic of tonight’s plate, but here is the exact plate from a different night.

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The Famous Bread Plate

We topped off the yummy goodness with the Spicy Tuna Poke Bowl and the Oishi Sushi. The tuna was like butter – yummy and rich and it seemed to melt in our mouths.  I was so focused on eating that I did not take pics, but here is a pic of the same sushi dish from our previous meal there a few weeks ago.

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The Oishi Sushi

It was after we were halfway through our appetizer meal that we found out about the Sunday Night Laulau. Oh, boy! Had we known about the laulau special on Sunday evenings, I would not have eaten a plate of spaghetti marinara for a late lunch.  The laulau sounds decadent and incredible, so it is shelved for a different night at some point.  Here is a description from their website:

Sunday Night Laulau
Enjoy a healthy and modern take on a traditional Hawaiian dish, every Sunday evening at Kō. The special seafood laulau includes Maui fresh catch fish, shrimp, scallops, spinach, mushrooms and baby bok choy, all wrapped in ti leaf, steamed, and served with jasmine rice. Come early – the laulau special is first come, first served and does sell out! For more information or to make reservations, call 808-875-2210. – Ko Restaurant

Aside from lovely food, a beautiful view, and tasty cocktails, Ko offers something special – a lifestyle menu. He cannot eat dairy, so when we dine, we are careful to chose restaurants that offer lifestyle choices for food. They have a menu dedicated to diners with special dietary needs.  Check out their other menus here.

Ko is perfect for a relaxing meal, and if you like the sunset, you’ll have an amazing view from their outdoor dining area.

For reservations, call them at the Fairmont Kea Lani at 808-875-2210. Enjoy!