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About Kai | Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass

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. Dress hats for ladies are acceptable. As a courtesy to other diners, refrain from using cell phones and laptops in the dining room; all audio visual equipment are prohibited. 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.

5594 W. Wildhorse Pass Blvd
Chandler, AZ 85226
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Southwest, Global, International

Hours of Operation:
Hours of Operation:
Tuesday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm
Friday & Saturday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm

Reservations are strongly recommended.

Cross Street:
I-10 and Wild Horse Pass Blvd

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$50 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(602) 385-5726

Website:
http://www.wildhorsepassresort.com/

Executive Chef:
Ryan Swanson

Additional:
Bar/Lounge, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
KAI announces a private transportation service. The Journey Class premier chauffeur service offers personal driver services safely to and from KAI Restaurant. As a guest of KAI, we want you to experience that personal service from the moment your night begins all the way through to its conclusion, adding a personal touch that is unmatched in our industry. This program launch will coincide with the first wine dinner and begins April 5. The cost is $60 round-trip (35 mile one-way limit) and includes up to 4 passengers. Reservations must be made at least 2 days in advance and can be made by calling 602-385-5726 or sending reservation request information to JourneyClassTransportation@Kai.com.

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

KAI will feature a special NYE menu (only), 7 Courses, $220.00 per Person, additional $100.00 per Person for wine pairings. There are two seating times only: 5:00-6:00 pm, and 8:00-9:00 pm.

Private Dining

The following options are available: Ge-Gusik Room: up to 36 people. Wine Room: up to 16 people. Limited menus are required for parties 8 and above.

Kai | Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass Ratings and Reviews

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99% would recommend it to a friend

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·Dined on September 3, 2017

My husband and I celebrated our one year anniversary and it was amazing yes it is a little pricey but for how good the food is and the atmosphere the price is well worth it I would highly recommend

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great Beer, Authentic, Great for Brunch, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Afternoon Tea, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Tasting Menu
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·Dined on September 3, 2017

It's not a meal it's an experience!!!! The service was spot on and the ambiance was spectacular! I would highly recommend it!!!!

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 2, 2017

The food and service were amazing. Jeremy and the entire staff were outstanding.

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 (Birmingham)·Dined on August 26, 2017

A true dining experience! One of a kind. The incorporation of the Native American culture, the amazing attentive service and the outstanding preparation and presentation of the food just made it amazing. Thanks to Feliciano for guiding us through everything, from the presentation of the menus (each a work of art) to the truffles at the end. Thanks to Kevin for helping us select an outstanding Arizona wine that was so good with our meal. So many things to write (bread service, bison tenderloin, Guatemalan coffee brewed at the table, aromatics at the end) that I can't do justice to them all. Just go. You will not be disappointed.

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·Dined on August 23, 2017

We go to a nice restaurant every year for our anniversary. Hands down this was the best experience, best service, and the best food we have enjoyed. The layers of flavors in every dish are truly indescribable. The staff took time to explain every dish by describing the ingredients and the thoughts behind the combination. They answered our questions and offered suggestions when asked. The staff went out of their way to ensure we had a wonderful dinner and a memorable evening.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on August 20, 2017

And amazing food experience on par with the finest restaurants in United States

Tags: Organic, Tasting Menu, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Spectacular. World class...the best restaurant in the world.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Feast for the eyes and belly! Incredible food and service. the flavors and presentation are unbelievable!

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Absolutely breath-taking meal! Probably the best of my life. Kai is like no dining experience you've ever had. From the impeccable service to the magnificent flavor combinations to the beautiful plating to the unbelievable view (go before sunset!), this is an unparalleled dining experience. You will indulge in foods you've never before heard of, try flavors you can't imagine in your wildest dreams, and be treated like royalty for the entirety of your meal. We didn't want to leave at the end of the meal! Kai will now live at the very top of my "special occasion meal" list. If you're a foodie and you haven't been to Kai, GO. You'll thank me. Trust me.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Authentic, Notable Wine List
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on August 12, 2017

The gentleman who took care of us - Kevin was awesome.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Tasting Menu, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on June 30, 2017

Our dining experience at Kai was superb. Feliciano was a very knowledgeble, personable, and attentive server. The attention to detail was amazing and the unique flavor combinations in the dishes were interesting and delicious. The wine list was extensive and we enjoyed a delicious Arizona wine. We felt that the prices, while high, were appropriate. The setting was beautiful, and views from our table as the sun was setting were picture postcard perfect. We were served a complimentary chocolate soufflé dessert in celebration of our anniversary, and found water bottles and a complimentary gift in the car as we left. Our dinner at Kai was a perfect way to celebrate a special occasion.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on June 29, 2017

Our group of 5 had a fantastic and memorable dining experience at Kai. The service staff were patient and had immense attention to detail. Jeremy (I think that was his name) welcomed us , gave the history of the place and explained each dish patiently. Highly recommend for celebrating special occasions.

Tags: Scenic View, Gluten Free Options, Authentic, Good for Groups
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on June 29, 2017

Wonderful evening! Celebrated my husband's Birthday at Kai. Very impressed. On of our best sunset dinners in the Phoenix area.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Orlando)·Dined on June 29, 2017

This is the finest restaurant we have been to in a long time. The food was great, and the service was beyond any expectations.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Cozy, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Authentic, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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 (San Diego)·Dined on June 27, 2017

Dinner was more like a culinary and sensory experience than a meal. Food and presentation were sensational.

The service is exceptional... I love the "Russian-style" where everyone is served at the same time. Our waiter Kevin is a true gem and would be reason enough to come back time and time again. He is not only well versed in regards to everything on the menu but also adds a personal touch throughout the entire meal. We cannot say enough wonderful things about the experience or for that matter Kevin!!!!

Kai ......please keep Kevin around for as long as possible please. He is a true asset to your establishment.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on June 27, 2017

One of the most amazing meals I have ever had. Comparable with the best of NYC, SF, Chicago. The service was impeccable. The food has matured over the years into a perfect marriage of ancient ingredients and modern techniques. Truly an experience not offered anywhere else in the world.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 27, 2017

all of you at the restaurant are CHAMPS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! BEST FOOD WE EVER HAD. WE REALLLLLLY ENJOYED EVERY BITE. WE WILL LOVE TO EAT AGAIN AND AGAIN . THANKS FOR NICE EVENING FOR OUR 47 TH ANNVIERSARY

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on June 24, 2017

An absolutely wonderful journey. The full tasting menu was a delight and full of surprises. Chef Swanson has taken the traditional menu and kicked it up with some molecular wonders. My only regret is getting too full too quickly

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 (Anchorage)·Dined on June 22, 2017

The Journey tasting menu at Kai is one of my favorite ways to celebrate a special occasion, so we indulged there for my birthday last week. The service is truly unrivaled, and the special treats they leave you with are the cherry on top. Hand-written cards from your server thanking you for stopping in? Check. They even tucked an extra box in my bag of leftovers that read "surprise birthday dessert."

I fly down from Alaska for my birthday dinner at Kai each year, and I'll continue coming back. Thanks to Kevin and Jeremy for amazing service year after year!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on June 17, 2017

We had a fantastic meal at Kai to celebrate Father's day. Service cannot be beat, you must experience it once in your life.

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on June 16, 2017

I am so glad that I gave this 5 star, 5 diamond restaurant a try. I decided to pamper my Father for Father's Day and had a day at Aji Spa followed by dinner at Kai. It was by far the most magical experience I've ever had while dining. My Father is a restaurateur, 30+ years, who is also a chef and a wine maker, so he was completely blown away with the infusion of flavors, the presentation and the remarkable wine list. Special points that they served Portuguese wine, because we are both Portuguese and my Father actually had been to both vineyards that the wine was from. Our wine connoisseur at our table was very knowledgeable and his pronunciation on the grapes and vineyards was on point, remarkable for him not speaking the Portuguese language. We had an amazing server by the name of Kevin, he really made the experience extra delightful and I cannot wait to return.

The area is quiet and dimly lit, it's perfect for intimate evenings. The portions are small but incredibly filling, believe me when I say I could barely move after the appetizer portion. They explain all of the ingredients to you, and if artwork was food this would be it.

I loves the surprises they throw in at the end, won't tell you what they are but you get two! Make sure to valet your car and they will validate it for you.

Thank you Kai for making a daughter's attempt for the perfect Father's Day a magical dream come true.

Tags: Seasonal, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Good for a Date, Authentic, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Hot Spot, Quiet Conversation, Tasting Menu, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on June 16, 2017

Exceptional experience from beginning to end. From the complimentary valet parking as you arrive to the treats left in your car as you depart you will know that this is more that just going to a restaurant. The food is extraordinary and celebrates the local environment and native culture of the area. The service is calmly and quietly efficient and our server clearly enjoyed explaining that connection between the food, the land, and the native culture that ties the experience all together. Save up your money for a special occasion and go. You will feel welcomed, pampered, and remarkably satisfied.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on June 16, 2017

Food was over-the-top innovative cuisine. Service was top notch. I would rank this with some of the top restaurants in the country in service, preparation, taste, innovation, uniqueness. I have been to restaurants like La Bernardin and I woulds rank an experience at Kai up there with that level establishment. Very different feel southwest / Native American vs. upscale NYC, but both are special places.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 16, 2017

Amazing food and experience overall. We did the journey and it really was a once in a lifetime experience! The food, the service, the infusion and overall care was out of the world.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Nashville)·Dined on June 13, 2017

The finest dining experience you will ever have in your life. EVER.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on June 10, 2017

Dining at Kai was a dining adventure. The service is impeccable. Everthing about the menu choices is explained in detail. The food was outstanding. The combination of flavors just melts in your mouth. I had the duck and my husband had the Elk tenderloin. Local and native american ingredients are beautifully blended. The presentation is very artistic. Even the 3 types of bread were so different and outstanding. It was a memorable experience.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on June 10, 2017

Kai is a regional treasure. Spectacular food that includes creative combinations and respect for the native culture. Impeccable service. It's not budget dining, but it's worth every penny!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on June 8, 2017

Having dinned at some of the best restaurants in the US and perhaps the world, I would rank this as one of my favorites. This isn't your fancy steak house with a steak seasoned with salt and pepper. This places uses unique spices and dishes are very nicely seasoned. Hence this will always be a favorite of mine. This is an absolute must if you enjoy fine dinning in Phoenix. The story, lore and foremost the food behind this restaurant is fantastic. Allow about 2-2.5 hours on average for a a la carte dinning experience.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on June 8, 2017

Fantastic first experience. Excellent service & information about the decor, history, source of food & taste. If money was no object, I would come once a month!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Quiet Conversation, Gluten Free Options, Handcrafted Cocktails, Paleo Friendly, Tapas, Seasonal, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Afternoon Tea, Organic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Special Occasion, Healthy, Romantic, Creative Cuisine
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on June 3, 2017

The evening was for a special occasion and all at Kai did their very best to make it memorable. It was expensive but delicious.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on June 1, 2017

This was our second trip to Kai, this time for our 30th anniversary. Kai is a true "fine dining" experience. The food was exceptional. The service is impeccable. I'm impressed by how knowledgeable the wait staff is on recipes, ingredients, sources, and how willing they are to spend time and share information. Kai is somewhat more expensive but it's worth it for a special occasion.

Tags: Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on May 31, 2017

We go twice a year. On a scale of 1-10 they get a 45! Their staff, chefs, wine steward, hostess and cocktail servers are all 5 star. The food is an absolute triumph!!!!

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 (Nashville)·Dined on May 27, 2017

This was our 4th time to dine at Kai and we planned our trip itenerary around this reservation. We were disappointed with the Chef's choices for the full Journey menu - it was an explosion of exotic flavors but with no true thought to the continuity of the overall dining experience. Beautiful presentations but unfortunately no course was totally outstanding - very disappointing when you expend over $900 for two for a dinner with wine paring.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 27, 2017

High Level gastronomy

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 26, 2017

An outstanding culinary experience. Jeremy our waiter was exceptional, knowledgeable and an asset to the restaurant.

Tags: Authentic, Cozy, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Scenic View
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 (Charleston)·Dined on May 26, 2017

Kai is the best dining experience I have ever had. It rivals any upscale restaurant in NY or LA. The atmosphere is tranquil, especially the back dining room. The presentation of the food was perfect. Each course building on the next. The soup was the perfect starter, followed by a small plate of lobster with various preparations. My entree was the NY Strip and it was delectable and the perfect temperature. I doubt I will ever be able to eat at Outback. My husband had the buffalo which was equally great. We spent 3 hours there but I never noticed it because it was like we were being told a story that we never wanted to end. Ofcourse it all comes at a pretty penny (about $100-120 per person) but it was worth every cent. This will surely be a stop on my annual visit.

Tags: Special Occasion, Scenic View, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on May 24, 2017

Food presentation and quality and variety was extraordinary . Thank you. Great service from team especially Jeremy.

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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on May 20, 2017

It is always an amazing experience. The service is phenomenal and the food is amazing! We loved every minute of our meal!

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on May 19, 2017

Most Amazing restaurant experience ever!

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 (Tampa)·Dined on May 17, 2017

unique dining experience. Service impeccable. Explanation of local ingredients, historical traditions accompanied each course

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