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Kai Restaurant

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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)
16022250100
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Tue - Sat 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We were greeted by our names and escorted to our table......our chairs were simultaneously pulled out.....napkins placed in our lap!! Jackson our server was great and beautifully explained the artwork on each of our menus!! Loved hearing the stories for each piece of artwork!! The food was presented so beautifully and told a story of its own!!! The Hebi was... More 

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Mandan, North Dakota
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27 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The customer service and food were top notch. You are treated like royalty. The decor is not 5 stars, but the food, drinks, waiters and chef absolutely are. Budget $100 a person minimum.

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Gilbert, Arizona
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50 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The service is amazing, but for a AAA 5 diamond restaurant I would expect better food. The soufflé was amazing. But I think there are better meals to be had at other luxury restaurants around town.

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Salina, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Here for our grand daughter's 16th birthday and this dining experience helped make the day one that we will never forget. The service level is incredible. The restaurant itself is beautiful and nicely situated so that you can look out the window and see a great desert scene. The food is flawlessly executed and beyond delicious. This place is pricey... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

"Complements of the chef" are words I love to hear and one hears them often at Kai. From the peeled grape and blue cheese starter to the sorbet cleanser, the extras that come out before and between courses are pleasant and wonderful surprises that punctuate the delicious food at Kai. Nothing here disappoints. The view us amazing, the service is... More 

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Glen Allen, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I dined as a single at Kai on August 23, 2016. I ordered the "Journey" tasting menu, which consisted of 10 main courses plus an amuse bouche, an "elixir," an intermezzo, bread with oil (and assorted nuts) and 3 after-dinner chocolates. Each course was well-composed, but the flavor profile of the foie gras course was by far the best. The... More 

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Chandler, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks 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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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2016 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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Mesa, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2016

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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Spotsylvania, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2016

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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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
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
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Scenic view, Romantic
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 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: 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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?