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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 523 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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  • Spanish first
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English first
Gilbert, Arizona
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

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
8 helpful votes 8 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
1 review
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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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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Brighton, Michigan
Top Contributor
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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Arizona
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
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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