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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: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, 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
Native and local food with a world flare

Delectable food with above and beyond flavor was a great way to spend a birthday celebration! Could not give anything but 5 stars for both food and service. Every course was outstanding, not an ordinary taste to anything which is amazing. Even more important, dietary requirements and preferences... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
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193 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Delectable food with above and beyond flavor was a great way to spend a birthday celebration! Could not give anything but 5 stars for both food and service. Every course was outstanding, not an ordinary taste to anything which is amazing. Even more important, dietary requirements and preferences were given careful attention. The escargot, wild mushrooms & caramel goat cheese... More 

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Fremont, California
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35 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Had a wonderful dinner (Chef's special) with a wine selected by the waiter, whom obviously new how to choose appropriately.

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Chandler, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 via mobile

We ate at Kai while staying at the hotel before moving away from Arizona. As always, the food was outstanding, and the service impeccable. I highly recommend this restaurant for people interested in fine dining with a local flavor.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

I don't know where to start, so I will work backwards, When we finished dinner and we got into our valet parked car there was a personalized thank you note from the chef, two cold bottle of Voss water in the cup holders, and a box of chocolate on the dash. I think the rest is self explanatory. Outstanding, interesting... More 

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Mesa, AZ
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 via mobile

Have had the pleasure of dining here several times over the last 5 years. Just the most wonderful experience from beginning to end. There is a reason that Kai is the only 5 star restaurant in all of Arizona as designated by the large travel concerns. Expect to pay more than usual but for a special experience give it a... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

For the finest of fine dining... The service, the food, the cocktails, the wine, the ambience...there is no place better! We sat down at 7:00 and left at 11:00, having consumed nine separate courses. From the cocktail to the coffee, everything was perfect. Thank you Feliciano and staff. Very expensive, but totally worth experiencing.

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Chandler, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

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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136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 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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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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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: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic, Doing business

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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