Ko at the Fairmont Kea Lani Hotel Redux

It was our anniversary and my SO and I decided to dine at Ko to celebrate. We made reservations using open table for 5 pm. In retrospect, it probably would have been better if we made it later as it was quite warm. Ko is open air so the temperature can be warm. We arrived a bit early so waited until 5 pm when dinner service began. We asked for a table that was cool and were seated indoors without the sun bearing down on us.
We were warmly greeted by Sarah, our server, who wished us a happy anniversary and gave us each a fresh orchid lei. Ko has a great deal for local residents. Purchase an appetizer or an entree and get one free. Also, bar drinks are 25% off.
Complimentary bread with edamame hummus, lavender honey butter and a Ko-Choo Jung sauce was the first course. We both loved the soft sweet rolls with honey butter that is made in house.
We had the Kobe Beef Poke, Oishi Sushi, and the Banana Ketchup BBQ Pork Skewers for our appetizers. They were all great with different flavors and textures. I especially liked the the Kobe Beef Poke…so tender with a nice crunch from the cucumbers and onions.
We were already full after eating the bread and appetizers and the entrees were on their way. RM ordered the shorts ribs and I ordered the special surf and turf. RM loved his ribs and I enjoyed my lamb chops although I could not finish it.
I definitely recommend eating at Ko. Be careful how much you order though. Ko is nice for special occasions if money is an object. If it is not, go there to try some upscale food with a local twist. The food and service are excellent.