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Kai Restaurant

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American, Native American, Gluten Free
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5594 W Wild Horse Pass Blvd, Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass, Chandler, AZ 85070-4000 (I-10 and Wild Horse Pass Blvd)
16022250100
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5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Tue - Sat 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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phoenix, az
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 3 days ago NEW 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 2 weeks ago 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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Chandler, Arizona
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34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Fountain Hills, Arizona
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35 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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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Fort Collins, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a memorable dinner at Kai's. The whole experience was exquisite from start to finish. The service was impeccable and the food and drinks were perfect. I have dined at many fine dining places around the world, and Kai deserves its 5 star rating.

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Columbia, Maryland
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I don't know where to begin. If you love dining that's an experience just as much as a meal, GO HERE. We spent over four hours enjoying this decadent, beautiful, perfect meal. Your journey (because that's what it feels like) begins in the cocktail lounge outside the restaurant, yet tucked away from the business of the resort lobby. The cocktails... More 

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Miami, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 274 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

I am certain dining here will be one of your most memorable culinary experiences. Kai does everything right. I would recommend a reservation time around sunset but get there early to be able to spend time with "Liberty". I would highly suggest you have Liberty show you her mixology talents. Wow! Although not every menu item may strike your fantasy... More 

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Thank DMBTraveler
Chandler,AZ
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

There's a reason this is the only 5-star restaurant in Arizona. Everything is amazing...food, service, ambiance. Every detail is perfect, right down to the personalized menu (we came for a special occasion)! It is nearly a production with the service staff. Every person has their own server! The food is beyond words. We had the tasting menu with wine pairings... 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
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
Romantic, Scenic view, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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 85070-4000
    (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?