Ko Plantation at the Kea Lani, Maui

Hubby and I decided to eat at Ko Plantation at the Kea Lani our last night on Maui. Ko Plantation had just completed a $5.1 million renovation and I wanted to taste the plantation inspired food.

I called the hotel and made reservations and found out that there is a 50% kamaaina discount on food for lunch and dinner.

There is also a sunset special three-course menu for $49 available between 5 – 6 p.m. only.

Hubby and I ordered the ohana appetizer ($40) which featured Kobe Beef Poke, Crispy Calamari, and Chicken and Mushroom Lumpia. We requested that the Kobe Beef be cooked. The beef was tender and delicious. In fact, all the appetizers were very good and filling. After eating them, we were full and not sure if we should order an entree but we did.

Hubby decided on the fish prepared haole style ($38) and I chose the pancit noodles ($30). Hubby loved his fish. It was moist and flaky. In fact, he ate everything on his plate. The pancit portion was huge and I could not eat it all. It came with 5 prawns, pork, and vegetables. One of the servers suggested that I use the kalamansi over the pancit for flavor. I did and the pancit tasted better. I took the rest of the pancit back to the hotel and had it for breakfast. It was onolicious.

Even though we were stuffed, we ordered dessert. Hubby ordered the gluten free chocolate cake ($9) and I ordered the ohana dessert ($15) which came with banana lumpia, chocolate custard, and I think a creme brûlée. We ate some of the dessert and boxed the rest. It was sure good the next day.

The service at Ko Restaurant was outstanding. The wait help included paper plates, napkins, and forks with the leftovers. What a nice touch.

Our bill for the Ko Restaurant came out to $80.21 without tip even with the Kamaaina discount because drinks were not discounted. The food was very good and I would definitely return to try other things on the menu.

The Ko Restaurant is located at 4100 Wailea Alanui in the Kea Lani Hotel. For reservations, call (808) 875-4100 ext. 290.

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