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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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Tue - Sat 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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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Good for:
Fine Dining
Romance
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 236
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  • 25
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
A Fabulous Restaurant

I have had the pleasure of dining at this restaurant about 10 times. Each meal has been wonderful. As a result of work, I have dinner out 3 to 4 times a week--all over the country. This is my favorite restaurant in the continental US.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 4, 2015
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Good for:
  • Fine Dining
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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275 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

I truly believe all those great reviews must have been written by the Kia restaurant. The decoration inside is dull. Only beige and brown. The food was poor. I've had good food all over the world and believe me. This was not good food - dull yes, good no. When I leave food on my plate that is not a... More 

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Denver
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

I have had the pleasure of dining at this restaurant about 10 times. Each meal has been wonderful. As a result of work, I have dinner out 3 to 4 times a week--all over the country. This is my favorite restaurant in the continental US.

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Tucson, Arizona
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42 reviews 42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

By far, a most wonderful restaurant! The restaurant is located in a Sheraton hotel and the hotel will send a car to pick you up and take you home for a quite reasonable price ($30 each way). Beginning with the Lavender - Honey-infused Vodka Gimlet, to a choice of table water with four choices of sliced fruit to flavor, to... More 

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Chandler, Arizona
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

I've been wanting to try out Kai for a long time and we finally had the opportunity tonight. Wow, everything was outstanding! The decor is beautiful and I love how the artwork displayed on the walls and on the menu cover comes from artists from local tribes. It is not only a culinary experience but also an educational experience, as... More 

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Chandler, Arizona
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

This is absolutely the best restaurant my husband & I have ever been to! We consider ourselves foodies and I am definitely picky. The service is always impeccable - you are made to feel like royalty being there! They even saw I was a little chilly from the air being on & they brought me a little blanket to put... More 

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new england
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39 reviews 39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The restaurant was very nice to look at, however we found the table too high for the cushioned bench seating and the tables for two too long for easy conversation. Moving the one chair was impossible because of the closeness of the tables on both sides. Service was incredibly slow. We sat at our table for easily 15 minutes before... More 

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Phoenix
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84 reviews 84 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Nice restaurant with great food and awesome views. Definitely a special occasion restaurant. Great experience.

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Provo, Utah
Top Contributor
83 reviews 83 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Perhaps one of the nicest dining experiences I've ever had. Truly. And I don’t say that lightly. Mainly because the food is just incredible. You know a remarkably great restaurant when every component of every course thoughtfully fits together... With nature's natural, miracle flavors simply accentuated, without any attempt to sweeten or modify... just enhance. Beautifully done. Kevin was a... More 

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Edina, Minnesota
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64 reviews 64 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 via mobile

I expected more from a 5-Star restaurant. Service was excellent. It lived up to its 5-Star expectation. Wine list and sommelier were as expected and good. Food... well, that's where the rubber failed to meet the tracks. Although the vegetables, in particular, "From The Farm," were delicate, beautiful, and sumptuous, the main was too salty for my taste and presentation... More 

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Chandler, Arizona
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Took my wife for our anniversary and had a great experience. I informed them it was our anniversary and they took extra good care of us. My wife is a vegetarian and they made here meal just for her.

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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 0 - 80
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?