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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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5.0

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4.9

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4.6

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99% would recommend it to a friend

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Scenic View (22)
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Fit for Foodies (20)
Worth the Drive (20)
Good for a Date (19)
Quiet Conversation (17)
Authentic (15)
Handcrafted Cocktails (14)
Tasting Menu (14)
Cozy (12)
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Fun (4)
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 3 days ago

Great experience. You get the sense they aspire for Michelin Stars. We had the Journey tasting menu and it did not disappoint
I had the wine pairings and found the overall selections were far to sweet for my taste
A major highlight was the musician playing flute and guitar in the adjoining bar space perfect volume and lovely sound
Highly recommend as a unique treat
Fair warning not easy to find with GPS/Uber

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 (Phoenix)·Dined 3 days ago

It was AMAZING! What a place for a special occasion. Service was impeccable, food wonderful and relaxing.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

By far the best culinary experience I’ve had. I’ve eaten all over the world and this was in my top three experiences. The staff was knowledgeable. The food was cunning and flavorful and beyond original. The wines were ridiculous. I love everything about this place and the hefty price tag aside it’s worth the money and I’m going back. Amazing. Couldn’t be happier.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Scenic View, Live Music, Romantic, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Organic, Good for a Date, Seasonal
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Return visit to experience the food and service provided by this unique restaurant. Food options are interesting and all exceptionally prepared and presented. Service is detailed and extensive which makes for a lengthy evening, but allows for some needed spacing between courses to gather yourself and appreciate you are not being rushed for another seating. Seasonal pumpkin/gourd soup was a nice start. Grouper cheeks were presented with some spicy seasoning and accompaniments to continue the meal. Fresh "hebi"(short billed spearfish) was a nice change of pace from typical seafood options and was enjoyed by more than one at the table. Cheese selections for dessert were a pleasant ending to a wonderful meal. There are only a handful of locations around town that provide this level of thoughtful food and service. Kai becomes differentiated by incorporating native and traditional ingredients into the process. With a price point at the top of the scale it becomes a place for occasional celebrations and not a typical night out, but well worth it.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on November 30, 2017

We travel quite regularly and have been in some fine dining restaurants from New York City to Maui and a friend of ours recommended KAI for our anniversary. It was all that he said and more. The food was customized to dietary needs and was from local sources. The food was OUTSTANDING and the meal was like a travel log learning about local native american cuisine. The atmosphere was ideal and the wait staff was a fine tuned machine of service to the patrons.
We were delightfully surprised with the arrival of every course. Wonderful experience. We will go back. The total experience was capped off when we got back to our car from the valet. Our vehicle had two quality bottles of water, a small desert in a gift box and a nice note thanking us for dining with them from our waiter. They really know how to treat diners.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Excellent service and food and the Chef was great accommodating our Vegan with a call ahead.

Tags: Vegan, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Cozy
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vip
 (Edmonton)·Dined on November 26, 2017

As always an outstanding evening at Kai. Jeremy, chef and staff are all awesome!

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 (Orlando)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Kai never disappoints! My brother and I love dining there and we are always welcomed with smiles and great service!!! The bartenders are the best. They go out of their way to find you the perfect drink you crave and the food is fantastic! Our waiter , Kevin , is outstanding ! All of the service staff is outstanding ! Because at Kai, you don’t just get one service you get a bunch who are so knowledgeable and friendly. Can’t wait to go back!!!

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·Dined on November 25, 2017

We're out-of-towners - from Show Low, Arizona - but we've wanted to visit Kai since we first read about it 4-5 years ago. We thought perhaps the change in food critics from the Arizona Republic from a traditionalist - Howard Seftel - to a "millennial" - Dominic Armato - might alter the review level, but when both gentlemen raved, it only reinforced our decision to try it.
Our experience was, in two words, beyond memorable! The food was delectable; the service was superb; the setting was delightful. The entire experience was a cut above anything else we've ever experienced! Where else do you get a hand-written note from your serving crew thanking you for your visit delivered to your vehicle when you retrieve it? Admittedly, it was our first experience with AAA 5-star dining, but it's hard to imagine anything topping this experience.
If there was any downside, it was that it was at times, I had difficulty hearing our wait staff explaining the details of the following course, but then again, I wear hearing aids, so it might have been that, in the emotion of the moment. I should have adjusted them , and didn't!
We'll be back!!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on November 25, 2017

Excellent service as usual, creative food and interesting comments from the waiter about Native American culture and customs. Always appreciate the personal note & special gift in the car after dinner.

Class act!!

Tags: Bar Seating, Cozy, Healthy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Scenic View
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Excellent! I have eaten here multiple times and the service is superb with attention to detail surpassing any restaurant I have been to. The food is amazing and the staff personable.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Scenic View, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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 (Calgary)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Perfect food. Perfect service. One of my favourite places anywhere. Fellow Canadian snowbirds this is a special place you do not want to miss.

Tags: Scenic View, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 19, 2017

My wife and I have been coming here for our Anniversary for the past 6 years. The food is amazing, the staff is fantastic, and you will find no finer restaurant for your special occasions.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Organic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Romantic
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Absolutely incredible. I’ve dined at Auberge du Soleil in Napa Area CA and this was on par with that. What a wonderful dining experience. Great for special occasions!

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 18, 2017

My twin sister and I came here to celebrate our 50th birthday. We had the most wonderful evening! From the moment we were greeted till we got in our car after dinner, the was service spectacular! The restaurant is very welcoming and comfortable. It is filled with Native American original art. We ordered the short story tasting menu with wine pairings. This was an almost 3 hour journey in beautiful, artfully presented food that is unique in every way. WOW! We were served the most delicious food, seriously! The wine pairings were thoughtful and matched each dish perfectly. I realize I've used many exclamation points, but please know, they were all earned for a most memorable evening celebrating a momentous birthday.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Scenic View, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on November 16, 2017

I have no words to describe this place and do it justice. Forget that I’m a celiac. I have never..... I mean ever, had a meal that looked and tasted as wonderful! I travel everywhere in the US and all over the world. I put this place top 3. We are talking NYC, Vegas, Miami, LA, London, France, Japan... etc!

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date, Paleo Friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options, Seasonal, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Superb dining experience that was surprisingly reasonably priced.
Excellent flavoring and local influences with great presentation.

Tags: Scenic View, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Tasting Menu
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Excellent as always. The staff is so professional and at the same time very friendly and
cater to your every need. The food is always fabulous!

Tags: Seasonal, Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Romantic
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Kai. Celebrating something or someone special ? THIS IS THE PLACE. Reasonable prices with the highest level of service you will ever encounter. Real and not pretentious. AAA.

Tags: Romantic, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 10, 2017

INCREDIBLE! The food is an incredible experience. The service top notch. We’ll be talking about this meal for some time to come!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Authentic
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·Dined on November 2, 2017

Incredible food and service. Perfect experience for our anniversary!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Best customer service experience I’ve ever had in my life! Truly a magical experience and the food was incredible!!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on October 27, 2017

Feliciano, our server, made my husband's birthday dinner a very special experience. Thank you. His attention to detail and desire to please was outstanding. The entire night was perfect!

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Outstanding service! I have told at least five other people this week about the excellent service and food. The staff at Kai completely understand how to provide guests with an unbelievable dining experience. This is one of the best restaurants I've gone to in Phoenix!

Tags: Cozy, Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Kai had been on my ‘to do’ list for ages. The only disappointment is that I didn’t go sooner. My dinner companions and I were so pleased with the entire experience. The personalized service was exceptional. I am looking forward to our next visit to Kai.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 8, 2017

great experience, expensive but you get what you pay for. Destination dining

Tags: Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on October 6, 2017

We always enjoy Kai's wonderful authentic food, cooked to perfection and served by experienced professionals in comfortable surroundings. The wine selection is without peer and the sommelier is always able to suggest just the right wine to go with dinner. The BEST restaurant in Arizona!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Notable Wine List
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Phenomenal, absolutely phenomenal. There are no words.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Romantic, Fun, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Healthy, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Scenic View
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 5, 2017

No exaggeration—one of the best dining experiences I’ve ever had. The cuisine and service are top notch. Must try the tasting menu.

Special shout out to our waiter Feliciano who was incredibly attentive and knowledgeable with respect to the menu/cuisine.

Tags: Good for Groups, Scenic View, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on September 30, 2017

Kai is always a wonderful experience. The meals are unique and the service is amazing.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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 (Indiana)·Dined on September 24, 2017

We went to Kai for our anniversary. Everything was absolutely perfect. The food and staff were impeccable and the pace of our dinner was just right. We were enlightened and pampered throughout the evening. It simply just does not get any better than this. A memorable experience.

Tags: Authentic, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on September 23, 2017

What a great evening. Jeremie, our waiter, told us the story of the restaurant, the Chef and about the native Pima Indian origin of the menu items. Service was outstanding as was the presentation of the items we chose for dinner. The food, almost needless to say, was outstanding as well. We thoroughly enjoyed our evening at KAI and will plan to return soon. They are indeed a five star restaurant!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Perfection. Having eaten at Michelin starred restaurants around the world, Kai could arguably compete with the best of them.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Romantic, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on September 16, 2017

It's a full experience from the Grammy award winning flute player to the original art on menus, the very educated staff that shares information about about the Maricopa and Pima Indians and the land, and then the unbelievably interesting and creative dishes offered.

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·Dined on September 13, 2017

What a wonderful experience. The food was incredible and the service was spectacular. We will be back!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Special Occasion
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·Dined on September 10, 2017

I went in with high expectations and Kai exceeded my expectations. Delicious and unique menu with amazingly attentive service.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Food was outstanding. I had the Buffalo which was cooked perfectly. Service was also excellent and not overbearing. Sommelier was knowledgeable and helped us select an excellent wine for our meal. Definitely worth its five star rating

Tags: Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 9, 2017

One of the few best restaurants I've been to in the US (or anywhere)...an experience curated to impress and treat you from start to finish. It started with the complimentary valet parking at the resort's grand entrance and ended with a surprise hand-written thank-you card and gift box with muffins and locally-made jam. But in between was the real magic - incredible cocktails, local southwest native-american "inspired" (more like French with a hint of native-american) food that was both unique, inventive, and amazing. While the dishes are expensive, you don't have to order many to leave full, given the additional amuse-bouche, bread, palette-cleansing sorbet, and desert courses...so overall, the value for the money felt more than fair: a special dining experience that was 'special-occasion' expensive but not astronomical. (They do offer a 14-course tasting menu with wine paring for $375/person, so you could also choose to spend a fortune.) The dining room is spacious, beautiful, and quiet. The service was virtually perfection - courses were timed well, food presented carefully, explanations informative and well rehearsed. It's a relatively formal fine-dining experience that is hard to find these days (for better or worse). Kai is trying hard to impress -- maybe even a little too hard: with menus featuring hand-drawn local artwork, lengthy explanations of local native american food cultivation, and extremely eager-to-please service, some will probably find it over-the-top. But I loved it and would HIGHLY recommend it for people who like fine dining and french-based food with unusual twists.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Always a terrific dining experience. Can't go wrong with anything on the menu. My favorite restaurant in Arizona!

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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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