By far, one of the most pleasurable culinary experiences of my life. HIGHLY recommend!
The restaurant is amazing! A truly great dinning experience. At the very top of our list of favorite eating establishments. We loved everything about our time at Kai.
Loved the short story. My boyfriend only ordered entree and received additional small plates throughout.
Great dinner and the escargot appetizer was best bite ever!
Innovative, fun place to dine. Beautiful artwork, great view of the sunset over the mountain. Food is creative and the wine list very nice. While some of the food was not to our individual taste (I couldn't get my arms or taste buds around what we are jokingly called meat brule which was on the bison trio platter) we really enjoyed some of the other items, especially the pumpkin squash soup. Everything was beautifully presented.
Kai was an overall amazing experience. From the moment you sit down you are surrounded by local art and the servers give you an education about the property, the decor and the style of cooking. This all happens before you even look at the menu. The food was amazing, the flavors were incredible. One of the best dining experiences of my life. Kai is very pricey, but you can't put a price tag on an amazing experience!
Fabulous food with a great support staff. The food presentations were creative and added to the enjoyment of the meal.
Always the best food I have ever had and never knew I wanted!
We have the most incredible dining experience at Kai last night. The entire team put out impeccable service and the food was inventive and delicious. This will be a hard one to beat!
Fine dining at its best! Food expertly prepared, presented and each bite a treasure to taste. Awesome evening with informative history about Pima and Maricopa history which accompanied each course. Dining at Kai is a memorable occasion.
Amazing experience. Food and service way over the top. Pricey but actually worth it.
Culinary tourism: a cultural and anthropological tasting journey. Well done!!!
I have eaten at most every great restaurant in this country, every celebrity chef place, blah blah. This is the best, most creative food I have ever eaten. Twice now, 4 years apart, two of the best meals I've ever had.
The initial intro may feel a bit indulgent (pompous?) but really it's part of the experience. Everyone on the service team knows the food and can answer any question.
I cannot rec'd this experience higher. Amazing.
There aren't the words to describe the experience that is known as Kai. This is a must try for anyone looking for a high end quality & service! The staff did everything they could to make it an experience I will never forget!Do not pass up if you get the chance!
Great experience for the 2 of us celebrating our engagement. Outstanding dining experience & service, great view of the sunset, and creative food options. Definitely a memorable experience with my fiancee.
Went here hoping for a great southwest foodie experience and they did not disappoint! Great service, beautiful setting and a wonderful meal. Waiter explained all the local ingredients and how native american tribes have grown and harvested these for centuries as part of their diet. Really nice native american music quietly playing in backround is very zen as are the various paintings that adorn the walls. Overall a really nice night for both of us. Oh and for you foodies that need a cheesesteak after your meal to fill up, that didn't happen here...we were stuffed! Go and enjoy!!!
Expect more than a meal at Kai....expect an experience. The food and service were fantastic, but the little extras are what make Kai truly amazing. The amuse bouche, the little treats at the end, the delightful Arizona rain bowl, the view, etc.
Jackson was our primary server, but there was a crew of several individuals helping execute this amazing dining experience. If you appreciate delicious food artfully prepared with care and skill, you will love Kai.
My mother and I had dinner at Kai as part our annual tradition to go to a very nice meal for her birthday. This was the best restaurant so far. We ordered the full journey tasting menu and it was just that, a journey. It took us a little over 3 hours to get through all of the courses, but every minute was amazing. The food was top-notch and they took advantage of your sense of smell in unique ways as well which was very fun. I don't want to go into too much detail as I think the discovery was part of the experience. Suffice to say I was not disappointed in one course. But what really makes the cost worth it was the service. I have never been treated so well in an establishment in all my life. They treated my mother like a queen on her birthday, I could not have asked for more. 10/10 would recommend for a special occasion.
Food was good, tended to use alot of bread in,apps to extend, would have been better without filler. Service was good, had to pour my wine twice, no big deal but they are supposed to do it. And with the prices they charge no excuse. I have dined at the French Laundry in Oakville, ca. KAI is not close at all, best to go in with moderate expectations and hopefully be surprised. It was a very pleasant experience.
The service at this restaurant is its most outstanding feature. The food is very creative, being locally sourced, and the chef combines attractive presentation with interesting ingredients and tastes. The staff asked for feedback on the courses, and brought us two different desserts after we expressed a lack of enthusiasm about the first effort. It is a dining experience, so prepare to relax and enjoy.
Kai is my favorite restaurant. Try to go at least once a year. Everything about the experience is special and unique. The food is exquisite and so is the service.
We thoroughly enjoyed our meal at Kai. The food was almost too beautiful to eat. Delicious as well and unusual presentations.
The service was superb. I have already recommended it to other friends.
We appreciated the Chef allowing us to choose our own journey tasting menu and the beautiful way he presented his food.
Enjoyed our evening at Kai. Beautiful view of the mountains in the sunset. Excellent service and very creative cuisine. Escargots, Foie Gras, Lobster, tenderloin of buffalo. Local Native American influence on the food. Wonderful! Will return.
From exquisite service to outstanding food in a perfect ambience setting, Kai continues to demonstrate why it is considered the best restaurant in the Valley. Dining at Kai is an epicurean experience that I have not found anywhere else in the Valley other than perhaps at Binkley's. The price may break the piggy bank, but well worth it. Start saving your pennies!
Great great great
Great food! Amazing service!
The best restaurant in Arizona.
Probably best restaurant in Phoenix-Scottsdale are
Excellent food. Had the fish trio: black cod, prawn, and scallop with a sauce. Presentation was superb. Just like the service.
Outstanding dining experience with superb service and attention to detail. Unbelievably innovative menu selections, so why choose . . . go for tasting menu unless you arrive late like I did. Be prepared to be pampered and surprised. Every aspect was a work of art. Great feeling when an establishment "plants a special seed" and exceeds your expectations.
Best meal we have ever had! The service is truly remarkable and a defining part of the dinner journey.
This place is fantastic. We always come here when in town. The buffalo is to di e fo r. Th s service impeccable.
Wonderful experience, very interesting food and fantastic service.
One of the best dining experiences I’ve had. The tastes, visual presentation along with the service was truly extraordinary.
Kai is outstanding as always! The Best in Arizona!
Third visit, same superior experience. Think it the best restaurant in Arizona, superior imaginative food, generally excellent wine pairings, ambient setting, astounding service.
We'll be back on next visit to AZ.
A distinct cuisine with impeccable service. Each item was delicious-blends of multiple spices, grains, fruits. Exceptional all the way.
Truly the best restaurant in Phoenix. Beautiful setting, innovative food and incredible service. We've been all over the world and Kai has the best service right down to the valet parking that we've experienced.
The wine list is great as well.
Only note: Prices are not for the faint of heart but a good value for what we received. We go often.
This was one of the best meals we have ever had--right up there with French Laundry (Yountville, CA) and Janos (Tucson, AZ). And, hard to believe, the service was even better. Every person in the place is treated like a King or Queen, never having to ask for even a little more water. I wish I could remember everything we had, it was all incredible, but the consensus was that the Buffalo and chocolate suffoule were the winners. I would doubt seriously if there is anything on the menu that isn't incredible, all locally grown and organic from the local reservation. Our server, Jackson, was friendly, helpful, knowledgeable, and gracious. They have valet parking and when we left, Jackson texted the parking lot and our car was waiting for us with a personal greeting. Personnel thank you cards addressed to us and our dinner companions, and 4 bottles of water waiting for us in the car! Talk about feeling over-the-top special. KAI is expensive but you sure get what you pay for, glorious food, service, and wine!