Kai | Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass

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Please note: KAI's annual summer hiatus begins Saturday, July 6. KAI looks forward to welcoming you back upon reopening on Friday, August 9. 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. KAI maintains a smart business casual dress code. It prohibits hats, denim, T-shirts and shorts for both ladies and gentlemen, including open-toed sandals for men. As a courtesy to other diners, refrain from using cell phones and laptops in the dining room. Thank you in advance for respecting this as an elegant and discerning adults-only fine dining environment, recommended for guests over the age of 13.
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Phoenix
1 review
Dined 15 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely amazing!

C
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a unique experience. We were blown away by the level of thought and detail put into our dinner. Truly memorable!

B
Phoenix
9 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was unobtrusive, professional, fun and informative. They shared interesting facts about the ingredients and the history of the area. It was a very unique dining experience.

JJ
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food

DW
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The story telling that goes along with the meal is wonderful. The service is excellent, the Santa’s do their utmost to make your dining experience one you will remember. The food was thoughtfully prepared.

SG
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a wonderful experience at Kai! We were celebrating our friend’s pregnancy with a special meal. The restaurant was super helpful making sure the mom to be could eat everything, including going above and beyond by creating a bespoke nonalcoholic beverage pairing for her while the rest of us had a wine pairing. Her beverages were so creative - I almost asked to switch my pairing to the nonalcoholic one!

MG
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 5

Very disappointed. First time was awesome, the food and service were average at best

OT
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Difficult to understand our server; chocolate soufflé very disappointing- dry and just ok chocolate- use Vahlrona instead; we requested to have our white wine at cellar temperature and our server was a bit defensive about that;

NR
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful way to spend our anniversary. Exceptional food and service. We will definitely be back!

DP
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday - they made a special dessert!

TM
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Kai is an absolute amazing dining experience
Truly amazing

SK
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant was outstanding. The staff was on top of everything and explained the history behind the restaurant and dishes in a fascinating and entertaining way. They also subtly set the scene for a more subdued environment and so the noise level was very low despite the restaurant being fairly busy. The view was breathtaking at sunset and shouldn't be missed. And the food was outstanding. I can't recall a dining experience I've enjoyed more.

OT
Phoenix
16 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely outstanding in every way. If you desire a super special fine dining experience, go here. The only slight negative is that I tried a very expensive ($115) bottle of wine that was highly recommended and we didn't care for it. If you are unfamiliar with a bottle that is recommended it is suggested that you taste it before buying......my fault.

DH
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The ambiance, the service, the menu, the food was excellent. Just perfect for our 65th anniversary!
the service was especially amazing, but, at the same time, very comfortable.

SD
Phoenix
93 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My husband and I recently celebrated our anniversary at Kai. Friends of ours had recommended it highly and it lived up to our expectations. The dining room is nicely appointed with views of the surrounding mountains, but overall the decor is subtle and low key. You can order individual items from the menu or choose a tasting menu with or without wine pairings. We chose to make our own choices and ordered three courses each as well as a bottle of wine. The food was all beautifully presented and delicious with interesting and unique flavor profiles. The portions are not huge, but certainly big enough to be filling. They brought us a complimentary souffle for dessert since it was our anniversary. The wait staff was amazing. The service was attentive and informative but never overbearing. Jeremy our waiter went above and beyond to make our dinner not just dinner but a dining experience to remember. Kai is the perfect place to celebrate a special occasion.

JH
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An absolutely amazing experience! Exceptional food and service!

DC
Orlando
9 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Spectacular. Outstanding. Spectrum of flavors. Excellent service from every staff. Is a privilege to eat at this place. Thank you Chef! Thank you Planet Earth.

H
Richmond
12 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service and food. Dining was an ethereal experience, beyond expectations. Received a thank you note under my hotel door the next day plus a gift on my hotel doorknob consisting of honey and a “breakfast bread” sample. Have never had this before.

KG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to Kai for our anniversary dinner. It is always written up as probably the best restaurant in the Phoenix area. It did not disappoint - this is not just a meal it is a true "Dining Experience". We were there for about 2 1/2 hours but the entire experience was fantastic. Jackson - our Server was exceptional as was the entire staff. They talked about the Native American history of the area and how their foods were incorporated into the various dishes. The food was incredible. It would take way too much time to describe everything, but my wife had the Buffalo filet which was very tender and juicy with very little fat. I had the Steelhead Trout - which I was told would look and taste a lot like Salmon - and it did - very, very good. This is not your typical steak, seafood and potato restaurant. If you want something different that could possibly be the best meal and experience you have ever had - we would highly recommend Kai.

We will definitely go back again.

OT
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were celebrating our son’s college graduation and knew from previous meals there, this would be the perfect place.

S
Phoenix
20 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Not only was the food amazing but the staff lived up to the same level. Love this place!

FC
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing experience. Impeccable service. Delicious food. Great cocktails. My only complaint is that some items were too salty. We did the journey tasting experience and thoroughly enjoyed it. It was pricey but worth it.

M
Phoenix
30 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been to Kai several times over a couple of years and it is still outstanding! The food is wonderful The presentation fabulous Not any more expensive than some other high end restaurants in the valley An experience you should not miss

LE
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jackson, Sam and the entire staff were truly amazing! The food was nothing short of spectacular! The flavors and the presentation were a work of art! The attention to detail was impressive! Highly recommended!

BN
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It is an expensive meal but the level of service, attention to detail, the presentation of the food, and the customer care is amazing. The sunset over the mountains made for a beautiful dining experience. Thanks to the staff for the top-quality service.

OT
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my 5th return to Kai and I have to say it is always a perfect experience. Less of a meal and more a journey of the senses through history and culture. Just incredible. Every single time.

b
Phoenix
14 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food and service are truly exceptional.

RO
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was wonderful and food was amazing. We went for our wedding anniversary Wednesday night and really enjoyed the entire experience. We would definitely recommend it!

C
Phoenix
18 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

My second time at Kai was better than my first. I knew just what to order, escargot to start followed by venison. Both about as good a dish as you could hope to find anywhere. The one comment however is that there was not quite enough sauce for my venison. I understand not wanting to slather it but near the end I could have used more sauce. As Michel roux jr says, “serve more sauce on the side.”

Dessert was underwhelming again, which was was sad but....

Service was great and we were pampered and well taken care of. A very thoughtful meal.

Near perfect

C
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic presentations, superb service, innovative menu and a great wine. The necessary ingredients for a memorable anniversary dinner. The staff opened the curtains right at sunset treating us a jaw dropping view. Dining at Kai is an experience to be remembered and savored.

SS
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service and wonderful food. A great place to celebrate a special occasion

a
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and food as always. Very personable staff

BB
Phoenix
65 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We have been coming for years and once again our food (Escargot, Lobster, Elk, etc.) we're all absolutely delicious. They always remember that I have to steer away from spicy and dishes are customized to ensure I have wonderfully flavorful food without the heat that is used on certain dishes. Our wines were excellent. The wait staff is impeccable; always there when needed but not overshadowing your meal. Their goal is to create a memorable evening for you and your guests whether it is a special occasion or just a night out.
Jackson has been stellar in his service for us.

JB
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been dining at the Kai for most of our wedding anniversaries. This was our 23rd and the Kai was as wonderful as it always has been. Our waiter Darren and his assistant, Mark, we're very attentive and extremely knowledgeable of the food and menu. As always, our sommelier, Kevin, was perfect in his wine selection for us. Overall, a wonderful dining experience with a chef unsurpassed in presenting delicious and unusual fare which we savored with every bite. Another perfect evening.

j
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing experience as always! Thank you!!

J
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

it was my 2nd time
best service ever
We were treated very special

A
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I totally agree with this statement,this is one of the best30 restaurants in the US This was one of the best experiences of my life the description of Native American culture was spectacular Jackson our waiter and the remainder of the wait including Sam and Jonah were-superb the food was outstanding.The presentation was a real show the ambience is beautiful and the sunset is outstanding.They treated us to multiple desserts that were also the best I have had.This hotel was also outstanding in the Indian flute music is mesmerizing and relaxing the service was choreographed and exquisite.This restaurant is well worth two Michelin stars if Michelin were giving stores west of the Mississippi river but it is definitely worth The five stories in for diamond awards that it received I can’t wait to go back everyone in my party of five people all had smiles on their faces when they left this restaurant not only bad when we went back to war room we had a hand written note from our waiter Jackson thanking us for being in the restaurant and a gift of local honey and muffins were in a little box at our door this was a great perk Very well done completely.

MW
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very unique dining experience with emphasis on “experience”

Food was amazing and very much worth the price.

We had heard it was pricey but was considerably less than expected and very much worth the cost.

SD
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What an amazing dining experience! Every whim is handled in the most professional and courteous manner. The food was impeccable and each course and bite was divine. Every worker was attentive and personable. I give my highest recommendation!

RA
Phoenix
117 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our anniversary and retirement dinner. Kai offers a beautiful and peaceful dining experience. A thought provoking and humbling experience. Kai features Native American and southwestern ingredients. The food is beautiful, flavorful and so enjoyable to taste. Service is gracious with each server sharing their gratefulness that we chose Kai for our meal. Obviously this is not an everyday dining experience but is perfect for special occasions during the year. We will be back in the fall.

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