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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 531 Restaurants in Chandler
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $80
Hours:
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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Portland, Oregon
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97 reviews 97 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Kai was more than just an exceptional meal with exquisite service, it was an educational experience. It starts with the menus, each of which feature a hand painted local Native American scene. It continues with the Pima/Maricopa grown produce used in the salads and entrees. One of the breads offered is a local Native flat bread. We chose buffalo, elk... More

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Dallas, Texas
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80 reviews 80 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

After researching all of the fine dining options in Phoenix area, we decided to try Kai, especially since we were staying at the hotel for a conference. I was skeptical that a Sheraton on tribal lands could compete with the nation's best restaurants but I was wrong. Kai is simply outstanding! My wife and I are major foodies and we... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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73 reviews 73 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

We have done several Tasting Menus in South Africa, British Columbia and Washington, so when we read about Kai after we booked 3 nights at the Sheraton, we just had to eat there as we usually love tasting menus. First, the service is excellent. Sublime, really. The finest service we've experienced. However, none of the food items on the Short... More

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Chandler, Arizona
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

From the moment you sit down you know it's going to be incredible. I cannot say enought good things about Kai. If you love food, great wine, impeccable service and ombiance, then Kai is for you. If you try just one high end restaurant in your life make Kai it... You won't be disappointed!

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Gilbert, Arizona
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

What a concept! French/Native American. It was very good, but the service was the best I have ever experienced. I have been to winners of the best restaurant in America awards and they were not as good as this service was. The Pima nation is responsible for the concept and integrate some of their breads and game selections on the... More

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San Jose, California
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42 reviews 42 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

I had one of the best dining experiences of my life at Kai. It is evident that the chef and the staff put a lot of thought into making every expect of your dining experience perfect. The food is incredibly delicious, the presentation beautiful, and the service is absolutely top notch. Two examples to illustrate the level of attention to... More

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Phoenix, Arizona, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

food was awesome, service amazing. Group of six and everyone was exstatic about the entire experience. can.t wait til we can afford to go again

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Phoenix, Arizona
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

The best. For someone used to eating at urban restaurants of this class/quality the atmosphere was a bit too "southwestern" but it's probably as intended

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

The food and dining experience was exceptional at KAI.We dined with family and it was truly a fabulous evening . Each course was presented in very special way...the timing was perfect of food being brought to our table. The Chef even came out to check and make sure everything was to our liking. Great selection on the menu. Would definitely... More

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 via mobile

Our anniversary dinner last night was well paced, extraordinarily presented, and bursting with an array of exotic and familiar tastes. A virtual delight for the senses! Our service from reception to payment was refined and elegant, almost courtly. We travel internationally and want the Valley and this culinary team to know they are sublime purveyors of the extraordinary in food,... More

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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 - 9:30 pm
Saturday 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 0 - 80
Cuisine: American

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