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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 524 Restaurants in Chandler
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $0 - $80
Tue - Thu 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 9:30 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
Brighton, Michigan
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89 reviews 89 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

This restaurant is the best. From the time you enter the restaurant where you are warmly greeted until you leave and return to your hotel room where you find chocolates left the by door - it is an exquisite experience. (This restaurant is inside the Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort). Four of us ate dinner here in July 2014. We... More

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Chandler, Arizona
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We went to Kai for my birthday and had absolutely wonderful service. The ambience was lovely, with a terrific view. However, I was disappointed in the food. We go to fine restaurants several times each year and expect great food when the cost is comparable. I lived in Colorado for many years, had buffalo often and love it, so I... More

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Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We arrived at 7pm for our dinner to celebrate my birthday. We were promtly greated by two hostesses. (They asked if we valet parked, so It may be a perk we were unaware of). We were seated In The dining area that had huge windows that showed the beautiful chandler landscape at the resort. We had excellent service from Jeremy... More

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Brooklyn, New York
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Sometimes, but not often, you get the chance to experience a restaurant that normally is off limits for us common folk because of cost mostly or just the fact that the reservation is near impossible to obtain. This was not the case at all when my wife and I dined at Kai at the end of May, 2014 for the... More

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014 via mobile

It was a fabulous experience unparalleled in service and food variety and quality. Food was a fusion of Native American and French, and wine collection great. Had been there a few times and they've maintained everything to the highest level. Valet service was exceptional and personnel were so courteous and helpful.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014 via mobile

TRIP ADVISOR: Incredible high end experience, not a detail missed! I shared the evening with my family to celebrate my Mothers Birthday. Arrived with a warm greeting from all staff and surprised with a bottle of Champagne to begin our celebration. I've dined and worked for numerous luxury brand hotels and restaurants including Five Diamond rated locations in the past.... More

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Chandler, Arizona
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128 reviews 128 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

My wife and I choose to eat at Kai to celebrate our wedding anniversary. We have been to the very secluded Wild Horse Pass resort before but have never eaten at Kai. If you are eating at Kai you need a reservation as this place is not very big. You do get free valet parking and from the front door... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

The food was truly exceptional. I highly recommend the rack of lamb with crusted pecans. We met two other couples there for dinner and all agreed that the meal was incredible. Each course was served by a troop of waiters surrounding our table in a ceremonial like presentation :) Be prepared to spend high $$, but we felt that it... More

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Silver Spring MD
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107 reviews 107 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

I was impressed with the food choices and presentation here. It's a lovely setting as well. The tortilla soup was really great, as were the fish tacos. I ate several meals here and didn't grow tired of the place.

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Denver, CO
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45 reviews 45 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Food writing is not my forte so I won't do the place justice. First of all - you can get a car to/from the restaurant for a fairly low fee - recommended. I was so full and sleepy at the end of my night. I loved just about everything. Service TEAM was not overbearing, but attentive and oh so professional.... More

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