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Kai Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
American, Native American, Gluten Free Options
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5594 W Wild Horse Pass Blvd, Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass, Chandler, AZ 85226-5400 (I-10 and Wild Horse Pass Blvd)
+1 602-225-0100
Tue - Sat 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Phoenix, Arizona
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Although there are no Michelin 3 star restaurants in Phoenix metropolitan, Kai restaurant on Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass offers the same level of experience and with a similar price tag. My wife and I celebrated our 2017 Valentine's Day dinner at Kai and I have to say it is once in a life experience. It is a fixed... More 

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Magnolia, Mississippi
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

They had a special going on a ribeye steak sandwich and it was wonderful. The waiters were very friendly and accomodating.

Thank magepakaren
Chandler, Arizona
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This was our second time visiting Kai and we were more impressed with the food and service Than the first time. The attention to detail in every course is perfection. We brought out of town guests and they loved it! We plan to return for a 3rd time and try the long journey.

Thank foster010416
Chandler, Arizona
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed our special spread of food. Each item was full of flavor and wonderfully prepared. Everything was delicious and the staff there are kind.

Thank roehlfamily
Chandler, Arizona
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful atmosphere, the service was out of this world. The food is fresh and local and Delicious. Worth every pretty penny!

Thank sarahbJ175ON
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39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Elegant with a feeling of the Arizona desert incorporated in the décor and menu. We thoroughly enjoyed all our selections and the excellent service. The unique and tasty menu incorporates desert plants - cactus foam, etc. This is a MUST for anyone visiting the Phoenix area. Note: the restaurant is located in the Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass which... More 

Thank catjack
Scottsdale, Arizona
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81 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The ambiance matches the service at Kai, and the chef outdid himself. We loved the drink options (enjoyed fruit martinis) and loved the Native American influence of the dishes.

Thank ShellBell914
Chandler, Arizona
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72 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017

My wife and I treated ourself to an awesome dinner here. A real journey in food. You'll quite literally taste the culture of the indian tribes people. All fresh ingredients locally grown and dishes that are works of art. This is probably the top 3 places we have every eaten in the US. You will not be disappointed.

Thank Bill B
Gilbert, Arizona
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35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2016

Kai is an amazing and intimate Arizona dining experience... I just spent my 50th birthday at Kai and was impressed with the attentive 5 star service and presentation of the Native American influence on each of the servings. The food was incredible and each course was offered with an inspiring explanation of the spirit and importance of the special ingredients... More 

Thank AZDigby2015
Brookline, Massachusetts
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2016

This was a memorable food experience. Dinner unfolds at a leisurely pace - our meal occupied three languid hours. Every dish offered a unique flavor experience. The buffalo tenderloin was a highlight. The charred hahl soup was excellent. I ordered three courses thinking the portions would be small. It was too much food. So unless you are a big eater,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Native American, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Scenic view
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5594 W Wild Horse 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: +1 602-225-0100
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?