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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)
+1 602-225-0100
Monday
Closed
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Tue - Sat 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Chandler, Arizona
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72 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

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Thank Bill B
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Food was just okay- hard to screw up eggs and ham BUT VERY EXPENSIVE. $18.00 for two eggs and a piece of ham. They charged my dad $13.00 for a TINY MUFFIN.

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Thank Lori D
Gilbert, Arizona
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35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

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Brookline, Massachusetts
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Montecito, California
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175 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2016

Even if you've eaten at many of the premier multi-course restaurants such as French Laundry, Mini Bar, Per Se, Alinea, etc., Kai takes a unique approach to the food experience. We did the multi-course "Journey" tasting menu and were wowed by the authenticity, inventiveness and fresh quality of their focus on Native American cuisine! We agree that it's the best... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016

We have dined at Kai Restaurant quite a few times, but this time was far and away the best experience. Service was impeccable. From the moment we arrived, we were very well taken care of. Our waiter told us the story of the unique Native American paintings on the front cover of the menus. The chef sent a small bite... More 

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Littleton, Colorado
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28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2016 via mobile

Oh what a night! We enjoyed a great dinner here! Portions are large enough to share! Be sure to appreciate all the Native American decor and attention to detail!

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1 Thank TrojanGal
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44 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2016

Unique menu offerings highlighting of local herbs and produce. Great wine selection. Not cheap (>$100/person with drinks), but worth trying if you are open to new flavors and unique combinations. Service was outstanding as well.

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Amarillo, United States
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89 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2016 via mobile

Celebrating graduation with friends and the professor arranged for us to all meet at Kai. Knew it was highly rated, but this may have been the best meal and evening ever!! Starting with the individual original watercolor art on each of the menus telling the stories of the Pima Indians to the detailed description of every dish this was a... More 

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Beaufort, South Carolina
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32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2016

This was the best dining experience I have ever had. I came for a conference and decided to have an early birthday dinner. From the moment I walked in, I felt like I was a star. I was shown to a private room. My waiter Jeremy with assistance from Richard were the perfect team. The attention to detail was unmatched... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$80
Cuisine
American, Native American, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Scenic view, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions
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: +1 602-225-0100
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?