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Kai Restaurant

5594 W Wild Horse Pass Blvd, Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort, Chandler, AZ 85070-4000
(602) 225-0100
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Ranked #1 of 542 Restaurants in Chandler
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $80
Hours:
Tue - Sat 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: I-10 and Wild Horse Pass Blvd
Description: Recipient of the Coveted AAA Five Diamond Award and Forbes Five-Star Award, KAI, meaning 'seed' in the Pima language, features a menu rich in creativity, history and Native American culture. Executive Chef Conor Favre and Chef de Cuisine Joshua Johnson incorporate the essence of the Pima and Maricopa tribes and locally farmed ingredients from the Gila River Indian Community to create unforgettable masterpieces. James Beard Award-winning Chef Janos Wilder is consulting chef for KAI and is renowned for creating unique and indigenous menu experiences. Open for dinner Tuesday - Saturday, reservations are strongly recommended. KAI maintains a smart business casual dress code. It prohibits hats, T-shirts, and shorts for both ladies and gentlemen, including open-toed sandals for men. Dress hats for ladies are acceptable. Denim is not preferred. As a courtesy to other diners, please refrain from using cell phones or laptops in the dining room.
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English first
Scottsdale, Arizona
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

I really cannot say enough good things about our dining experience at Kai. The food was exceptional and service outstanding. The ambience is relaxing with calm music playing in the background. The tables are spaced generously apart from one another so that you feel as if you are having your own private dining experience. The timing between courses was excellent... More 

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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39 reviews 39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

We've eaten just about everywhere in the world that you can find great food and Kai is at or very near the top. We've had the smaller tasting menu both time (twice in three years) and both times the food was outstanding, the service (led by Jeremy) was perfect, and the atmosphere was excellent. Even though we had already experienced... More 

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152 reviews 152 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Kai sets the bar high with impeccable friendly service. Eating at Kai is an experience of a lifetime. Great food. Absolutely great food. And tops in service. Relaxing romantic atmosphere. The timing was good between courses. The Chef's surprise was a taste sensation. Each person has an personal server and it was fun to watch the choreographed service at a... More 

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50 reviews 50 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015 via mobile

The attention to detail is amazing! The chef was an wonderful artist with the plates. Wait staff was nice. It's costly but worth every penny. Anniversary or birthday is a plus spot! Hope to go back this year!

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Fort Worth, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Seafood cioppino was excellent and substantial, but with wine was very expensive. With tip, it cost $80. for two glasses of wine and the bowl of cioppino.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Kai rivals any New York, San Francisco or Paris restaurant experience we have had. The service is perfect, friendly and alert but not intrusive. (They don't refold the napkin when you temporarily leave the table, they replace it.) Pacing was perfect. Appetizers included real, melt in your mouth fois gras, artfully prepared. I am not a red meat lover but... More 

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Chandler, Arizona
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014 via mobile

From your greeting to the view to the appetizer, the wine selection, the main courses, the dessert and especially the service, Kai is the ultimate destination. Knowledgable staff, presentation above and beyond expectations on every journey here. Wait staff guided us to make 'daring' choices and they were spot on. Kai is truly 5 stars.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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41 reviews 41 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Absolutely the best meal I've had on this side of the Atlantic. I can't even describe it. Delicious, every diner had their own waiter. Would recommend to anyone in the Phoenix area. Travel a distance for this food. Oh, and you'll pay, but cheaper than many fine dining in Toronto or Vancouver.

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Chandler, Az
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I enjoy it every time ! The service, food, presentation, setting, excellent wine list. We visit this restaurant girl a very special occasions. Suitable for adults and young adults, that are use to fine dinning ! Best in the valley of the sun !

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Louisiana
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56 reviews 56 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Everything about this place is incredible--the service is outstanding, the food is delightful, and the presentation makes it all the more amazing. The menu is truly innovative and I love how they incorporated the local Pima culture into the cuisine. This is definitely worth going to.

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Additional Information about Kai Restaurant

Address: 5594 W Wild Horse Pass Blvd, Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort, Chandler, AZ 85070-4000
Phone Number: (602) 225-0100
Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Chandler
Open Hours:
Tuesday 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 0 - 80
Cuisine: American

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