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Kai Restaurant

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5594 W Wild Horse Pass Blvd, Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort, Chandler, AZ 85070-4000 (I-10 and Wild Horse Pass Blvd)
(602) 225-0100
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5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Description: Recipient of the Coveted AAA Five Diamond Award and Forbes Five-Star Award,...
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 Conor Favre and Chef de Cuisine Joshua Johnson 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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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Ultimate dining experience

This 5 star restaurant deserves every one of its stars. This restaurant provides the ultimate dining experience. The fodd is outstanding. The presentation fully describes the prepararion. The atmosphere themes on the heritage of the Pima & Maricopa Indians. Ask to be seated with Kevin. He has... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
patraveller2007
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Philadelphia, PA
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Philadelphia, PA
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This 5 star restaurant deserves every one of its stars. This restaurant provides the ultimate dining experience. The fodd is outstanding. The presentation fully describes the prepararion. The atmosphere themes on the heritage of the Pima & Maricopa Indians. Ask to be seated with Kevin. He has been at Kai a long time and helps add to the experience. For... More 

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Chandler, Arizona
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A total dining experience. If your looking for top notch food and incredible service look no further

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Thank rtjim65
Ahwatukee, Arizona, United States
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230 reviews
186 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Kai Restaurant, located in the Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort, on the Gila Indian Reservation, is the finest restaurant in Arizona and one of the best in the United States. My wife and I have dined at Kai for the past 12 years as a couple, with family and friends, as well as hosting a special event (my wife’s new... More 

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Thank Robert V
Sun Lakes, Arizona, United States
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86 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was, by far, the best dining experience we've ever had. Impeccable service, fabulous food using indigenous ingredients in a very comfortable and attractive dining area. There are so many special touches throughout the meal. I don't want to spoil it for you by sharing them. If you are looking for an incomparable meal in the Phoenix area, this is... More 

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Thank Charlene C
Scottsdale, Arizona
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went to Kai to celebrate my wife's birthday. We were somewhat skeptical because of the distance from the city, but once we arrived to the hotel we were impressed with the ambiance and decor; the hotel was an experience by itself. Once we entered the restaurant we were received with superior service and and a very pleasant experience. Each... More 

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Thank digarcia
Tucson, Arizona
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72 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For the third time in the last 12 months, I had the pleasure of dining at this restaurant. Though the first time was superb, it's has gotten even better with each trip. The ambience, service, menu, food, and wine cannot be surpassed. Our Captain this time, Kevin, was amazing, giving a running dialogue of the items as they were served.... More 

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Thank DrDee2014
Sacramento, California
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went here with some girl friends and they're husbands, and we had a blast. Beautiful restaurant, outstanding food and the service was spot on. We will be back!

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Thank Nancy and Mike L
Chandler, Arizona
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

This place is a must try if you're a foodie. It's a quiet relaxing first class atmosphere. It's not about people watching, it's about enjoying a unique dining experience. Be prepared to be there 2-3 hours.

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Thank MishaG1
Phoenix, Arizona
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

From the moment you enter, you are in another world. The staff is superb. The service is superb. The menus are superb. The food is superb. I recommend that you at least give Kai a try. It may be expensive, but it is worth it!

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Thank leftyquince
Kelowna, Canada
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58 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

We try to go to Kai once a year, for a very special occasion. The food and the service is spectacular, they even welcome you back by your name when you come back from using the restroom! Impressive! Just a head's up - this restaurant is very expensive, but well worth it, especially for a special occasion!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5594 W Wild Horse Pass Blvd, Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort, Chandler, AZ 85070-4000
    (I-10 and Wild Horse Pass Blvd)
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Chandler
  • Phone Number: (602) 225-0100

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 80
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Special occasions

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 Conor Favre and Chef de Cuisine Joshua Johnson 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.
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

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