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Kai Restaurant

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5594 W Wildhorse 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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Phoenix, Arizona
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Service, food, and overall experience were excellent. I had wanted to try Kai for a few years based on the reviews. My wife and I decided to make reservations for our 27th wedding anniversary. I was a little afraid that I would be disappointed after reading all the great reviews, or that is would be a stuffy atmosphere. What we... More 

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Thank Keith B
Griffin, Georgia
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Kai does the dining experience Right. Ambiance, seating, low noise levels, knowledgeable lead server, amazingly unique menu, orchestrated delivery, beautiful presentation... all topped off by wonderful tastes and smells. You deserve to treat yourself to Kai.

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Thank pagur
Toronto
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34 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We reluctantly tried Kai and we are so happy that we did. This restaurant is an experience from start to finish that servers will walk you through as you indulge in some of the most unique food you will ever have. Alongside the food and drink - you can experience beautiful views of the sunset while being educated on the... More 

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Thank Nav S
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went there with my family to celebrate a Birthday, Two kids going to college and the awesomeness of my little man. We had such a fun time, what a great experience. Our night started with our server Kevin, who was as friendly and charming as could be. Let me be honest I am a cheeseburger kind of girl, a... More 

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Thank Brittany J
San Diego, California
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166 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A dinner at Kai is an amazing experience. The food is based on two local indigenous Indian Tribes. Chef de Cuisine, Ryan Swanson, interprets the cuisine of the Pima and Maricopa tribes using fresh farm ingredients from the Gila River Indian Community. They include (among many different dishes) masterpieces using buffalo and elk combined with unique combinations of seeds, herbs,... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

GREAT food, view and service. The best special occasion restaurant in the state. A little pricey but an exceptional experience each time we visit.

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Thank BobbyG143
WV
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Every aspect of dinner was superlative. Creative and delicious food. Perfect service. Beautiful view. As good as the few Michelin 3 stars restaurants I have had the good fortune to dine at.

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Thank brnsrgn
Chandler, Arizona
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38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2017

This is one of the best meals we have ever had, we have eaten in several iron chefs restaurants in different countries. We are very lucky to have this caliber of restaurant in Phoenix. From the escargot apps, to the duck, and buffalo tenderloin. Every detail is covered, service is perfect, the meal is explained in detail down to the... More 

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Gilbert, Arizona
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

You know when you hear so many amazing things about a restaurant that you get totally hyped up only to be let down because your expectations had been set so high? Not with Kai - You will be blown away by your entire dining experience. It is top notch in every respect from valet parking to coffee. All done without... More 

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Thank mommyleta
St. Louis, MO
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130 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 335 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

This was one of the best meals I have ever experienced. The service was outstanding, the food excellent and creative, and the wine list was extensive. The whole experience was exceptional. The prices are high but the service and food warrant the high price. The menu items our influenced by native America and the dessert. The portions are large so... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$80
Cuisine
American, Native American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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
Business meetings, Romantic, Groups, View, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
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 Wildhorse 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?