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. Wild Horse Pass Blvd
Phoenix, 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) 385-5777

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.

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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4.9

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5.0

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4.8

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4.7

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97% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (31)
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Good for a Date (23)
Creative Cuisine (22)
Notable Wine List (22)
Good for Anniversaries (22)
Worth the Drive (20)
Fit for Foodies (20)
Scenic View (19)
Good for Birthdays (17)
Authentic (15)
Quiet Conversation (15)
Tasting Menu (14)
Handcrafted Cocktails (11)
Cozy (10)
Seasonal (7)
Business Meals (5)
Fun (4)
Good for Groups (3)
Healthy (3)
Organic (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Neighborhood Gem (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
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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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 (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

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on May 14, 2017

As always, eating there is an experience. This is the type of place you come to enjoy a full evening on a multi course dinner. It is a dining experience, so you need to be prepared to take it slow, sit back, socialize, and enjoy. The servings are smaller, European size, but there are enough courses to fill you up. Sometimes, we are so full after the main course, we are unable to eat dessert, but we manage to fit it in anyway. It does not matter what you order, you can count on it being excellent. We go 3-4 time a year and would go more often if they changed the items on the menu more often.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Wow! I've been to a number of great restaurants, but Kai stands out above all others. The service was impeccable and the food unique in its preparation and presentation. I can't think of anything Kai could have done better. We had a great time and wonderful experience.

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 (Tucson)·Dined on May 13, 2017

The experience there is simply sublime . every single detail is attended to. It's an education as well as an incredible evening

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on May 12, 2017

A very interesting menu enhanced by impeccable service.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on May 12, 2017

Kai is my absolute favorite restaurant! Love this place!

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on May 12, 2017

Amazing. Staff and the food was perfection

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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 11, 2017

This was the best meal we ever had. Great service. Wonderful place to celebrate a special occasion.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on May 10, 2017

If you want to experience high quality meals with a southwest Native American twist, this is the place. From the amazing service, to the art and detail throughout the meal.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Local Ingredients
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on May 10, 2017

The food and service was amazing! Far exceeded our expectations.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on May 9, 2017

We love KAI. we have never been disappointed. I love being surprised by each course.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on May 6, 2017

My husband, who was a chef for many years, has wanted to go to Kai for a long time. He was not disappointed. Neither was I. There is no pretense in decor or fancy trimmings. The food was delicious and presented beautifully. The service was prompt but unobtrusive. The staff were gracious and knowledgeable. We will be returning again

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on May 6, 2017

You don't have dinner at Kai you have a dining experience. It never fails to wow us and this latest visit was no exception. It is truly one of a kind in the Phoenix area and a fabulous special occasion place. The food is spectacular and the service is without exception flawless. One of my dining companions who is quite a foodie said it was the best meal she had ever had. Can't get better than that.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 4, 2017

This is my second visit to Kai and it was even better than my first! The staff is attentive and thoughtful. The food is magically presented and flavorful. The ambiance is soothing and as appropriate for a business dinner as a romantic date. What I especially appreciate is that the phenomenal service doesn't end when you leave the restaurant. As a guest at the Sheraton Wild Horse Pass, I woke up the next morning to find a hand-written thank you card that had been slid under my door and a bag with fresh baked goods and honey from the reservation hanging on the outside of my door. I never tire of excellent customer service!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 2, 2017

One of the best and most memorable meals I've had. Incredible menu and service beyond anything I've ever experienced.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot
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 (Dallas)·Dined on April 29, 2017

As usual, this was a superb experience. Always innovative and great. Congratulations. We did not get the best table, but still nice.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on April 29, 2017

A true dining experience- it is a wonderful treat to dine here.

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·Dined on April 29, 2017

The location both unique and entrancing with wide skies only found in the southwest, amazing service with honest attention, remarkable creative food with a native american theme. Kai is a national treasure.

Tags: Good for Groups, Vegan, Disabled Access, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Authentic, Worth the Drive
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on April 28, 2017

Very special evening. Kevin our waiter made sure we received the very best of care (even though EVERY TIME it is the best). The attentiveness of the staff and their constant monitoring of the evening makes it truly wonderful. Then there is the food! Everything is so fresh and so exciting to the palate. It never fails.

Tags: Seasonal, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on April 27, 2017

The tasting menu is always an excellent experience.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on April 22, 2017

Certainly one of most wonderful dining experiences we've ever had. We will definitely keep Kai at the top of our list for all special occasions!

Tags: Organic, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on April 22, 2017

My wife and I recently dined at Kai for our fifth wedding anniversary. We have dined at Kai before and this visit was just like the others - simply perfect. The food, service and atmosphere are amazing. It is truly a dining EXPERIENCE. I can't wait for our next visit!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on April 22, 2017

Kai is an amazing dining experience every time! Service is always spot on and food is fantastic! This is a must try place for all foodies on a special occasion.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Tasting Menu, Live Music, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Scenic View, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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