Stellar 5 star experience. One of the best meals of my life.
The staff at Kai goes all out to ensure you feel pampered. The food is artful, wait staff is knowledgeable and personable. I could have done without a few "is there anything else we can do for you?" though. What I really loved (besides the incredible lobster dish and garden salad) was that our car was pulled up and waiting for us when we exited and supplied with two bottles of water (Voss!) and a last goodie package, just in case we had forgotten about Kai in the three minutes since we left the dining room. Expect your meal to take about 3 hours. And of course all this pampering costs quite a bit.
Our second visit to Kai surpasses our initial experience which is still hard to comprehend. It is a cultural dining journey that carries one into a special state.
This restaurant was one of our favorites and we have traveled all over the world after award winning restaurants!
We have eaten here many times and have never been a bit disappointed....
KAI, The-Best-Thing Arizona will produce in my lifetime.
This is a great place to splurge for a special dinner. We have been here twice in 7 years and it is without a doubt, the best service we have experienced.
The food is excellent and the service unrivaled. Presentation and explanation of ingredients is impressive. Look no further for a true 5 star experience.
As always dinner was a totally unique experience fit for a special occasion such as our wedding anniversary. The service was impeccable, the food artfully presented, the wine perfectly matched to each course. Memorable evening, anxious to return in the near future.
Excellent food, small portions, expensive. Wine list was also very expensive, although there were a few reasonably-priced gems.
The service is over-the-top obsequious and pretentious. the handwritten card and honey with two tiny muffins for our breakfast left at our room was a nice gesture, but the muffins could have been full-sized, as they are from other restaurants, for the prices they charge. The note, although nice, was also unnecessary.
The meal felt more like a performance than a fine dining experience. The performance overwhelmed the food. The food is good enough to stand on it's own without every detail being explained of every dish.
The food was fantastic. Our server Kevin was great. It was a wonderful experience.
Really delicious and creative cuisine! Outstanding service! Will definitely return! Love this place!
Arizona's best restaurant, and comparable to a European 3-star Michelin restaurant. Excellent food, creatively prepared and presented. Friendly and knowledgeable staff. Be prepared for the an expensive bill.
impeccable!! Amazing meal Every dish was excellent. We went all out with the "Journey" and wine pairing and it was just spectacular. Our 5 year old was with us and we really appreciated being seated in the wine room. He ate all his mac n cheese and behaved completely- thankfully! Can't wait to come back.
The food, staff, and experience was phenomenal!
Love the narrated History behind all what’s happening during dinner . From the art work on the front page of the menu, to the source of the ingredients of food courses being served, and the waiters(s) to the coat girl and the valet, What a Team!Good Job!
An amazing restaurant. Our experience was perfect from the time we arrived and were greeted by the hosts to the final chocolate candy farewell and thank you note from our server, Feliciano Vazquez.
The chef creates innovative dishes that combine a rather wonderful array of flavors and textures. Service is outstanding. I would go regularly if I lived in the area.
Kai is always an amazing dining experience. They are attentive, accommodating, and delicious.
Amazing in every aspect! Will definitely return to this gem.
This was our second visit to Kai. Dinner took nearly 3 hours and the service was simply impeccable. The food was superb. If there is a finer restaurant in Arizona I have yet to discover it.
If there were more than 5 stars I would be giving them! We arrived and were greeted immediately. Sent to the very comforting little bar to await our table being prepared. I had a refreshing cocktail accented with clove! We were promptly taken to our table and met our server/servers. We did the 13 course Journey and I suggest everyone do it for your first time so you can try it all. Yes, it was pricey. But as far as the menu as a whole we found the prices to be quite reasonable for such a nice place. Our favorites surprised us as they were the pumpkin squash soup, the escargot and the Lamb. But really everything tasted amazing and it was so nice having such polite servers, their knowledge of the food and the history of the natives was fascinating. This was so much more than just going out to dinner. It truly was a romantic, exciting, educational experience that my husband and I will never forget! We will most definitely be back. And would like to thank the whole staff for making it so much fun and interesting for us.
Fabulous... The food was very good, excellently presented and very unique. The service was very good and cordial.
Probably a little too "foody" and froufrou for our tastes but nonetheless very nice. The food was gorgeously presented and every bite was different. But I'm afraid we're probably a little more the Streak 44 kinda people. The display (sorry, no spoiler) after the meal was actually one of the highlights. Free valet service had the car ready to go when we left and the little gift in the car was a nice touch.
The Kai is my favorite dining experience. From the hand painted water colors that grace the menu covers to the retelling of the Pima beliefs they represent- each moment feels like a gift graciously bestowed. I fully relax and emerge myself in the rituals from the sorbet to the steaming herbal aromatics.
The food never disappoints and Kevin is my favorite waiter.
Impeccable service to pair with a culinary journey.
OH my goodness! Fabulous experience. And yes, a culinary experience! We have dined around the world and I’m thinking Kai is my new favorite restaurant- in the world. We had the bison. Excellent food. Excellent service. And if you valet park, a special treat awaits. I could go on and on. Just go- experience Kai for yourself. Not inexpensive- but worth every dime!
As usual it was a wonderful experience from the beginning to the end. The service is top notch. From the very beginning when they greet you and until the very end when you leave they treat you as if you’re the only one in the restaurant. The food is always amazing. The Buffalo tenderloin was the best I’ve ever had. Jackson was attentive to every detail. Although different people bring out your food each of them understand the symbolism and the reasoning for all of the ingredients
Service was impeccable from start to finish. Highly recommended for a truly unique experience.
One of the best food experiences I have ever experienced!
The meal was a beautiful journey and the service was excellent.
The noxious perfume pumps in the lobby severely hampered the experience. I understand that they are managed by two different companies but given that there is no smoking in the lobby, I would think that a treaty could be made to honor those who are passing through on their way to a gastric experience.
The ambiance was okay-ish and left little impression. Which could be the point.
Regarding all the spiderwebs in the canned lights above us- we were trying to figure out if it was an intentional honoring of Grandmother-spider or if it was an oversight.
The occasional passing of natural herb incense was a delight.