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Kai Restaurant

₹₹₹₹American, , Vegetarian Friendly
5594 W Wild Horse Pass Blvd, Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass, Chandler, AZ 85226-5400
+1 602-225-0100
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“tasting menu” (25 reviews)
“foie gras” (19 reviews)
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American, Native American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
5594 W Wild Horse Pass Blvd, Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass, Chandler, AZ 85226-5400
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

It’s actually been a little longer time since we were at Kai, but no option for that. The service was unbelievable and the food was all Native American inspired. Truly a marvelous experience. But prepare to pay for excellence.

Thank ArizonaWhit
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

First, let me be forthcoming, this exceptional experience is NOT inexpensive! Open Tuesday thru Saturday (5:30 p.m. ‘til 10:00 p.m.) make reservations well in advance to enjoy a feast prepared from mostly local foods gathered from the Reservation. I suggest picking a time in the...More

Thank William R
Reviewed 28 October 2017

I heard some hubbub about this place being a five diamond restaurant and was curious so I decided to come check it out. Seriously, one of the best places I have ever been. My friends and I met here for dinner. Dinner was not only...More

Thank syldn623
Reviewed 12 October 2017

When you want to make a top restaurant , you must try to impress your customer . My feeling at Kai ( I went for an anniversary dinner , with a room at the hotel ) was that I should show them how to do...More

Thank travelloraz
Reviewed 2 October 2017

Kai is a favorite. Great wine list, service and food. Sunset is a special time as the experience is enhanced by the surroundings. We will keep coming back. Locally inspired dishes with locally sourced produce and proteins.

1  Thank brentstark
Reviewed 22 September 2017

Our evening at Kai was an unforgettable experience. Unparalleled service and an experience that not only uses your taste buds but your taste of smell. We had the chef's tasting menu for a wide variety. Have you ever eaten blueberry tomatoes? They were incredible. From...More

Thank Basil R
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Kao is amazing and pulls out all the stops! You get amazing service and the food is incredible! This is a definite must do for a special occasion!

Thank 775reneed
Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

This isn't just a place to come and eat, it's an beautiful Journey and Experience. From the moment you are greeted to the last bite of the delicious chocolate soufflé, the Staff make it their priority to provide you an unforgettable evening. My family and...More

Thank Sarah H
Reviewed 20 August 2017

Kai is the tribes best restaurant. It's 5 star rated, the only one in Arizona. Dinner here takes a couple hours at least and each table is served by several servers. They offer lots of local, fresh choices along with hard to find exotic options...More

Thank bn8on
Reviewed 16 July 2017

We were having dinner with a special friend who suggested this place. It sounded interesting, so we gave it a try. I'm glad we did. This is an Indian themed restaurant - all the menu items are locally sourced and are extremely tasty. We started...More

2  Thank AvWriter
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16 May 2017|
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Response from foster010416 | Reviewed this property |
I always recommend reservations. The first time we ate there we had a three week wait.
15 April 2016|
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Response from DrDee2014 | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do. I've been there several times with a gluten-free table mate....no problem. Their gluten-free bread is WONDERFUL!
1 April 2015|
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Response from Maureen S | Reviewed this property |
It is inside the Sheraton Wildhorse but there are "agreements" with the local Native Americans. They comprise most of the chefs and wait staff. The local area and farm also supply the seasonal and/or local vegetables and... More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$ 80
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, View, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
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
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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