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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
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17:30 - 21:00
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Tue - Sat 17:30 - 21:00
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Provo, Utah
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230 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Over and over again, I can’t say enough good things about Kai. By fate or coincidence I’ve had the same lead server the last few times I’ve dined there, Kevin, who is remarkable, thoughtful, unassuming, knowledgeable and empathetic. The food is so imaginative and memorable—yet not overly prepared. The appetizer featuring three lobster preparations was incredible. On this visit, however,... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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

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Thank magepakaren
Chandler, Arizona
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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.

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Thank foster010416
Chandler, Arizona
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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.

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Thank roehlfamily
Chandler, Arizona
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

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

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Houston
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39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

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 

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Thank catjack
Scottsdale, Arizona
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84 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

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.

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Thank ShellBell914
Chandler, Arizona
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72 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 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.

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Gilbert, Arizona
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35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 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 

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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
US$80
Cuisine
American, Native American, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
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, View, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Tuesday
17:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
17:30 - 21:00
Thursday
17:30 - 21:00
Friday
17:30 - 21:00
Saturday
17:30 - 21:00
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?