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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.
Chandler, AZ 85226
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.
I-10 and Wild Horse Pass Blvd
$50 and over
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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.
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
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.
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!
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!
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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