Kai - Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort
Blown awayI have had a chance to dine at some of the finest restaurants around the USA. Kai ranks as number one for me and is in fact, light years ahead of anything else I have ever tasted and experienced. An unbelievable dining experience. Highly recommend "the journey" as it gives the diner an opportunity to experience flavors and presentations unlike any before. TWO HUGE THUMBS UP for food - ambience - service - knowledge of wait staff... I could go on forever. Don't miss a chance to dine at Kai!!5/21/2013 12:00:00 AMA 5 Stars RestaurantEverything is PERFECT in this Restaurant. We were very surprised about the high quality of this Restaurant. It is expensive, but it worth.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat experienceCelebrated my birthday there. Food was great, service was spectacular, and we had one of the most memorable experiences ever.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMThe service was impeccable.The service was impeccable. We felt so welcome! The food was delicious, just a bit too busy for me but very fresh.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMWorld classThere is a reason Kai is five star five diamond restaurant. We experienced amazing service during our journey coursed meal. The food was diverse, fresh and each course was outstanding. The wine pairings were perfect and the overall wine list is the best in the entire valley. If Kai was in Scottsdale you would wait months for a table but since it is off the beaten path it is not an impossible task to get a table so take advantage of a dining experience unlike any other in this city. WOW5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMBest restaurant in the Phoenix areaOnly superlatives for the Kai. We have dined there many times, and have always had a wonderful meal with impeccable service. Excellent bar and wine list too. The Hotel's architecture is a delight to view. The main Lobby is magnificent. Come to dine just before sunset and see the spectacular scene.5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMAMAZING!!!We had several friends tell us how good this place was. And usually you get your hopes up and are then disappointed. Not here exceeded expectation. Taste was awesome and presentation was truly spectacular. Amazing service. Will be back....often. And surprisingly it wasn't that expensive. We have dined at other highly rated restaurants in other cities and to be honest the food here was better and we spent less. With wine we spent over $100 a person, but for a meal like this completely worth it!5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMImpeccable service!Top notch service. Everyone was spot on, right down to the valet. Great job!5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMTop-notchFantastic restaurant. High class in every way. Friendly service. Be prepared to be pampered in every possible way. Easily the best dining experience of my entire life. Expect for your dinner to take a couple of hours.
If possible, makes sure you schedule your dinner a little before sunset, so you can see a fantastic mountain sunset.5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMTerrific ExperienceThis was our second visit to Kai and it was just as good as the first, which was amazing. The facility is beautiful and peaceful, the staff courteous, efficient and helpful. As for the food, it was impeccable. The creativity of the chef shines in each dish and the taste must be experienced to be believed. The cost is in line with what you would expect to pay for a 5-star dining experience, which Kai most certainly is. I look forward to a return visit.4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMMagnificent in all aspectsThe best restaurant I have been to in the US (except New York) and up in my list of best places all over and having done several 3* Michelin restaurants that means something.
What stand out most, even more than the food, is the service. One example of this were the 2 bottles of water, choclates and a thank you note from the server in our car after dinner.4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMEverything about Kai exceededEverything about Kai exceeded my expectations. From the original art decorating the walls, to the incredible and attentive service, to the outstanding wine list, and the amazing food; Kai is a gem.In a 1-10 scale Kai is a 10!4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMWe have visited this restaurantWe have visited this restaurant on several occasions and enjoyed it every time. We are looking forward to some new changes to the menu and will return very soon.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was our first time toThis was our first time to Kai. We enjoyed it so much can't wait to go back.
Service was the best we have ever had and the food was so great.
The sunset was beautiful.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMOnce again everything wasOnce again everything was wonderful! This is probably my favorite resturant in North America. The service and food were excellent. Presentation unbelievable, wish I had my phone to take pictures and email them to my friends! The root salad was beautiful!4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was my first time atThis was my first time at Kai and now I wonder why I waited so long. The only thing to add is that everything was perfect as befits a 5 start restaurant. WIll definitely be a frequent guest diner.4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMA high five for KaiWe had heard so many rave reviews about Kai that we just had to dine there. We were not disappointed. The wait staff was very attentive and helpful without being pushy. The appetizers were great to look at even better to eat. We both tried the buffalo entre....like eating a filet mignon. I would highly recommend Kai.4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMfood is fabulouswe so looked forward to our meal at Kai and were not disappointed with the cuisine. Every dish was prepared perfectly. From the fabulous menu to the spot on service all went well and it was a wonderful experience.
The only downside is that we were seated in the wine room. While no doubt a great place with a larger group, my husband and I felt completely shut off from the entire dining experience. Additionally, when we needed an fork we had to wait until someone came in to the wine room to ask, versus being in the dining room and signaling a waiter for assistance. Also, all of the wines served in the restaurant came from the wine room, thus there was a lot of in and out to get the wine which was intrusive.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMCreating Memories as well as Meals!From the time we were greeted with small flutes of chilled fruit juices, we knew we were in for an experience of a life-time! We began with delicious and imaginative cocktails (my favorite was "Skocu Thu") followed by a small complimentary Dungeness crab starter. The Souse Vide Roots salad was one of the tastiest and most beautifully presented dishes I've ever had, proceeded by the grilled buffalo tenderloin entree - tender and cooked to perfection. Although the quality of the food and it's preparation are the raison d'être at Kai, the service and attention to detail cannot be surpassed. The drapes were pulled precisely at sunset, giving us a spectacular view of the mountains. Breathtaking! We are already planning our next visit.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful 30th anniversaryWonderful 30th anniversary celebrated at our favorite place in Phoenix. The service, was as always, perfect. We thoroughly enjoyed our special evening.4/9/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food and service. TrulyGreat food and service. Truly a dining experience and a must for a special occasion.4/9/2013 12:00:00 AMTheir attention to detailTheir attention to detail is outstanding - made for a memorable experience4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat native food preparedGreat native food prepared and presented with imagination. Service was excellent. Try the suckling pig.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMEverything was outstanding.Everything was outstanding. We were seated just in time to enjoy the sunset. Service was impeccable. Food presentation was artistic; food itself was extremely tasty. The buffalo entree was fabulous.4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat and unique menu. TheGreat and unique menu. The special "multi course" meals are a great experience but expect to b there a while. This is not a eat n leave place. Its meant to b enjoyed as an overall experience and they excel at doing just that. With that being said it has high end food that comes with high end pricing. But, if your one who loves food and the experience then its an awesome restaurant. Highly recommend you go there at least once in your life.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of the best dining experiencesOne of the best dining experiences we have had. The food was great and the service was outstanding. We can't wait to go back. Next time we will be sure to get there for sunset.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMBest food, service and overallBest food, service and overall dining experience in Arizona!3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is, in my humble opinion,This is, in my humble opinion, THE best restaurant in AZ and the best that I have experienced anywhere.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMIt lived upto its name andIt lived upto its name and fame.. Loved the fresh ingredients!! If you like to spend on real foodie experiences, this is the place!! :-)3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMKai RestaurantThis is a must see in Phoenix, what a gem! We loved everything about it, the service, the food, the presentation, the view, the ability to speak with others at the tale without shouting, the whole experience was a "10"!3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMKai was superlative in everyKai was superlative in every way.
We ordered the tasting menu with wine pairings; each dish was beautifully plated with an imaginative combination of textures and flavours. The sommelier was extremely knowledgable and seemed to relish our interest and questions The wait service was both efficient and unobtrusive, they have obviously been highly trained to anticipate the diners every need.It was abundantly clear why Kai is the only five star restaurant in the area, After sampling many other establishments, it stands far above all the others.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMUnparalleled food and serviceI have heard raving reviews on Kai for several years, and finally dined there recently to celebrate our anniversary. The experience greatly exceeded our expectations. The food clearly stood on its own in quality, innovation in preparation, and flavor. The service was among the very best we have experienced, and unmatched in the warmth and sincerity of the floor staff. We are looknig forward to our next celebration / excuse to dine at Kai.3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMKai was the perfect settingKai was the perfect setting for a romantic getaway. We loved how well the culture was interwoven throughout the whole evening. Our servers' were extremely helpful with sharing the background and history of the restaurant and the surrounding area. We were mesmerized by the view and delighted when we noticed the spectacular sunset that evening. And the food was incredible. From "the Birth" all the way to dessert, we were reveling in every bite. From the location, to the service, to the food, Kai leaves you with such an amazing experience that you definitely shouldn't miss enjoying.3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMWe truly enjoyed our dinnerWe truly enjoyed our dinner experience at Kai. We started with cocktails, the Kai Mojito is outstanding! You have to try the breads, all of them are so good. The appetizers were delicious, they were the highlight of the meal. I got the duck and foie gras, the portion was perfect, the presentation as well. I got the spanish Turbot as a main course, I was a bit disappointed. The fish itself was of great quality, but, it did not go well with the tomato sauce that came with it. The other member of my party was also not impressed with the entree. I must say that eating at Kai is quite an experience, the staff and service IS exceptional!3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMThank you, KAI!Exceptional! Innovative cuisine! Our head waiter, Jeremy, took the time introducing our courses, very knowledgeable! The team was very understanding of our irregularities as one of our guests, also a physician, was attending to a number of critical calls.
The Journey tasting menu is the way to go! Cards were presented afterwards- great mementos of Native American paintings and cuisine! Thank you, Kai, for a wonderful evening!3/19/2013 12:00:00 AMStill worthy of 5 starsUnder the new chef de cuisine Joshua Johnson, Kai continues to deliver a complete experience that fully merits its five star rating. Brilliant once again! Bravo!3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMUnique experience and great serviceI have been to many fine restaurants but Kai stood out as a truly unique and wonderful experience, from the delicious food to the impeccable service to the attention to detail. I had wanted to go to Kai for a long time and it was definitely worth the wait. The icing on the cake was when we got our car at the valet, and water, chocolate and a note were waiting for us. Thanks to the staff and chefs for a wonderful experience.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMMy wife and I have been goingMy wife and I have been going to Kai every year. It was our Valentine's Day dinner but now that we are married, we switched the day on over to our anniversary. It is a great place for any occasion and the food is always unique and so good. We have tried so many different types of food here and not one time have we disliked anything. To top it off, the cocktails are spot on.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food and serviceExcellent food and service. Native American influences were wonderful.3/14/2013 12:00:00 AMDefinitely the type of restaurantDefinitely the type of restaurant worth celebrating milstones at. Very attentive and knowedgeable staff.3/13/2013 12:00:00 AM