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Kō, which translates to sugarcane in Hawaiian, is inspired by the sugarcane plantation era, a time when people from around the world came to the Hawaiian Islands to work in the sugarcane fields. The plantation workers brought recipes and cooking techniques from home, but utilized the ingredients available to them in the islands. This culinary evolution eventually developed into what Islanders fondly refer to today as “local food.”

Every element in Kō is reflective of the restaurant’s deep respect and connection to Maui’s sugarcane plantation era. The colors and textures are representative of Maui’s sugarcane fields and the cuisine features favorites from the many ethnicities of the plantation era. The two blend seamlessly to offer a dining experience unlike any other.

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