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Kai Restaurant

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American, Native American, Gluten Free Options
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5594 W Wildhorse Pass Blvd, Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass, Chandler, AZ 85226-5400 (I-10 and Wild Horse Pass Blvd)
16022250100
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Closed
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Tue - Sat 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Chandler, Arizona
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant is what every eating establishment should be. I was so delighted by the service, food and atmosphere at Kai. When you arrive a valet greets you and takes care of the parking the car. You walk in and as you go towards the restaurant you are surrounded by the beauty of the hotel and the native flute music.... More 

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Thank DGramze
Phoenix, Arizona
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is the place that I compare all other eating experiences. I love the food ,the staff ,the service and the atmosphere, Kai is located in the Wild Horse Pass Resort. When I drive thru the gate I feel like I am miles away from the city ,even though it is in Awatukee. They have a very creative chief and... More 

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Thank Azfitgal
Mesa, Arizona
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

the service alone is worth the visit, elegant in a different way. The menu is substantial. I think it was a relaxing visit and the settled atmosphere was perfect. Try the desserts, so keep some room available!

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Thank allenalberts
Spotsylvania, Virginia
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79 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Spectacular dining while visiting AZ. Way attentive service from the minute we arrived at the Sheraton to the moment of departure. The food was perfect in every aspect, preparation, plating and the use of Native American ingredients were all to die for. It all told a story of birth, beginning and a journey using their dishes as an illustration of... More 

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Thank jall55
phoenix, az
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is not your normal dinning experience. The food, service and ambiance is all 1st class. The restaurant is very expensive but for a special occasion its well worth it.

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Thank luvshawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

Very pricey, but really enjoyed the food and service. Service was outstanding from the nano second we came in until the walk out the door. Food was excellent with very unique flavors.. Truly great food! Only down side was the price...

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Chandler, Arizona
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

This is a fine place to visit for a special evening. The staff as well as the service and menu options are all excellence. Be prepared fora memorable evening.

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Thank James E
Chandler, Arizona
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34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

Very nice, enjoyable place. Is very clean, service was excellent, thought it was a bit on the expensive side. The food was some of the best I have eaten. Would definitely return.

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Thank July20014
Fountain Hills, Arizona
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35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

This service and presentation is the best we have ever experienced! It was a memorable evening and most enjoyable anniversary celebration! The food was very good but have had equal or better quality at a couple other high end dining restaurants in the Valley. The lamb was not as rare as we anticipated and preferred but the other main entrées... More 

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Thank Mary R
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

Nice restuarant w/ fancy food. Prices are a little bit on the higher end but not extreme where it's not affordable. Enjoyed the scallops they were excellent. Ambiance is a b rating. Good for a romantic dinner or with groups too.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$80
Cuisine
American, Native American, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Validated Parking
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic, Local cuisine, Scenic view
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5594 W Wildhorse Pass Blvd, Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass, Chandler, AZ 85226-5400
    (I-10 and Wild Horse Pass Blvd)
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Chandler
  • Phone Number: 16022250100
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 Thomas Riordan and Chef de Cuisine Ryan Swanson 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?