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Kai Restaurant

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5594 W Wild Horse Pass Blvd, Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort, Chandler, AZ 85070-4000 (I-10 and Wild Horse Pass Blvd)
(602) 225-0100
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5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Tue - Sat 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Recipient of the Coveted AAA Five Diamond Award and Forbes Five-Star...
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
David's Birthday Dinner

Kai is a dining experience! The menu selection, very special and we've tried many of the offerings over the last 5 years or so. We have truly enjoyed our dining evenings a Kai and will continue to do so at least once a year, especially on David's Birthday, Kai is his birthday choice to celebrate.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
Mary S
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Chandler, Arizona
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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Chandler, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Kai is a dining experience! The menu selection, very special and we've tried many of the offerings over the last 5 years or so. We have truly enjoyed our dining evenings a Kai and will continue to do so at least once a year, especially on David's Birthday, Kai is his birthday choice to celebrate.

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Gulf Coast
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105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Dined here five years ago and we were very impressed with the service as much as the food. Dined here again in June and the service as well as the food was amazing and outstanding. We went for the full experience and enjoyed the Journey and each dish was better than the one before it. If you enjoy really fine... More 

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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Open your senses along with your wallet and embrace the journey. Waited for years to try Kai and our 30th anniversary was the catalyst to making reservations. All the good you've heard is true. The service is impeccable, you're treated like a celebrity. Jeremy and his team took Excellent care of us. We opted for The Journey, a 13 course... More 

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Jupiter, Florida
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

I just can't describe the whole experience. A one of a kind food experience that will not disappoint. We had 8 people in the wine room and everyone was blown away.

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Laguna Beach, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

This is Arizona's only AAA 5 Diamond rated restaurant. That might be a bit generous, as I expect my meats to be prepared perfectly at this price point. Bottle pricing was a bit exaggerated as well. Only complaints as everything else was much enjoyed.

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Prague, Czech Republic
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16 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

For my wife's birthday, this special treat. Met expectations. Hey it's not worth it ALL the time, but it is worth it SOME of the time, if you see how I mean . . . ambience, service, food, wine selection are all above the norm. The full tasting menu would be an Epic Event, absolutely world-class . . . the... More 

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Chandler, Arizona
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56 reviews 56 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

at Kai you will surly enjoy a different dining experience, The recipes are influenced by local indigenous cultures in the ingredients are unique.each dish is a masterpiece, and the flavors are like nothing I tasted before. Just be prepared to spend - its ain't cheap.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Worth every penny...splurge and get one of the tasting menus..service a+, food a+, setting a+. Make reservations for 700-730 for an amazing view of the sunset behind the mountains. Face the windows. A awesome experience.

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Brooklyn, New York
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 via mobile

My wife and I spent a week in Arizona and I made a point of making a reservation for dinner at Kai before we left NYC. I did it because I had never known a restaurant to have received a 29/29/29 Zagats rating. The restaurant lived up to that lofty rating, and then some. We had the buffalo and the... More 

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Sedona, Arizona
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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

How can they do it? Every single detail was phenomenal and memorable: food variety, food texture, food taste, and food presentation. Accompanied by an excellent bottle of Priorat wine. Perhaps the best service we have ever experienced. Friendly, attentive, elegant, without being overbearing or pushy.

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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 80
Cuisine: American

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5594 W Wild Horse Pass Blvd, Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort, Chandler, AZ 85070-4000
    (I-10 and Wild Horse Pass Blvd)
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Chandler
  • Phone Number: (602) 225-0100

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 80
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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.
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

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