Kai Restaurant at Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass

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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. As a courtesy to other diners, refrain from using cell phones and laptops in the dining room. 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.
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AnuV
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great, the service was excellent. I don't think you could pick a dish that you would be disappointed in.

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vipBBoop
Phoenix
73 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First class all the way. The entire staff did such a professional and yet friendly job. The food was prepared to perfection. Venison tender and very flavorful, the Bison tenderloin perfection, the escargot you could continue eating all evening, the lobster composition so very tasty a bit of heaven. Breads so full of flavor and desserts to die for. Thank you to the entire staff; we absolutely love being spoiled and treated like royalty at every visit.
Kevin, Austin, Jackson, Jereme, Asia and all the support staff we salute you. Marissa you are a rock star!

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Tyler
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the most unique meal I've ever had. Really delicious, and flavor combinations I don't think you're going to get anywhere else.

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vipNYFOODIE34135
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

food and service was exceptional and exceeded all expectations. we will definitely be going back

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vipKrashtest
Chicago
38 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is always the best. This is my second year celebrating my birthday there and the menu is always amazing, perfectly prepared, and presented beautifully. I can not recommend this place enough!

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vipJeremy
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best dining experiences I’ve ever had. In fact, my girlfriend and i just got back from dining at Eleven Madison in NYC and this experience was way better than that. Kudos to the chef, the staff, the sommeliers in making an exceptional dining event that is accessible to almost anyone. Not a single details was missed in service or presentation. This is the must visit restaurant in Phoenix.

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vipMike
Chicago
69 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Flawless food, amazing space, perfect service!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my Birthday. As always wonderful food and serve. It could not be better

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vipTownie
Phoenix
20 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner at Kai is not just a meal, it’s an experience. Equal parts indulgence in service and cuisine while learning about the our Native American history and flavor of the land - quite literally...like a symphony on the palate and presentations like artwork. Exceptional service enhanced by beautiful views made for a truly memorable evening.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Central Coast
10 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful experience. The “Journey” tasting menu was worthy of its name. The dishes were creative, unique, and both appealing visually and to the palate. In addition, the service was top notch - we were made to feel special!

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AmyH
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A dinner experience like none other - can't wait to go back!

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BenB
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceeded our expectations in every way from the moment we arrived!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a wonderful experience. It was our 3rd time there and it was as excellent as the 2 times before if not better!!!

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vipCheryl
Chicago
58 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is by far our favorite restaurant when we come to the Valley. We only get here once a year, but we make sure this is the place we book first. The service is 5 star, food is 5 star and everyone is so friendly. They tell a story of the home of the Indians and the land on which Kai stands. Very interesting art and history told by the servers!!!

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vipJohnInNaples
Naples
93 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Still one of the best experiences. We ate here 10 years ago and have been talking about it since. You will be treated to ingredients you won't found outside the area and with expertise worthy of their five diamond rating.

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viparnyc
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Extremely knowledgeable and polished staff.
The entire experience was outstanding.
Thank you for a memorable night.

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KirLin
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Not impressed at all, read about the view and theres a wall blocking it-have better at home.

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BrianS
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible dining experience! Would highly recommend and will return soon!

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NOELM
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have been to Kai almost two dozen times and each time Chef Ryan amazes us with his exceptional food. It has and always be one of the most special places we have gone in our lives.

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vipGiggles
Edmonton
30 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kai is the best restaurant in the world! The food and service are excellent. Every time we have dined there we learn something new. The menu’s are pieces of art and the detailed story telling is incredible. Jeremy is the best server ever!

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Kristen
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dining at Kai was an amazing experience. Upon seating us, our waitstaff immediately introduced themselves - Kevin and Sam. When Kevin brought over the menus, they included two separate watercolor paintings that represented the indigenous tribes. He was extremely knowledgeable, not only about the stories behind the paintings, but also about the tribes themselves. We chose to partake in the Short Story tasting menu. Our every request was met, every question answered. The food exceeded our expectations and was generous in portion size. The food was wonderfully influenced by the flora and fauna of the area and every dish was carefully explained by Sam. Kevin genuinely took the time to get to know us throughout the dinner, and made us feel as though we were part of the Kai family. Upon leaving the restaurant, Kevin presented us with a thank you card. Not only would I recommend Kai to others, I would strongly encourage them to dine there. Everyone should have such an amazing dining experience at least once in their lifetime.

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RobT
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Outstanding service every step of the dinning experience! Well worth the time and money.

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vipSek1
Phoenix
43 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant really lives up to the hype/reviews. The service is outstanding. I am so happy to have found a restaurant with a relaxing atmosphere, where we do not need to compete with loud music to engage in a conversation. The staff is the most attentive I have experienced in AZ. Water glasses are never empty, cloth napkins are refolded (and then presented once again), and there is always a member of the waitstaff standing by to assist. Our waiter Jackson and his team were fabulous and really seemed to care about living up to the standards of this Five Diamond Award-winning restaurant.

Another example of understanding the standards of fine dining, empty plates are never removed until all guests have concluded their appetizer/salad; entree, etc. Guests can dine leisurely, and the pace of the meal/service was just right.

The food, made with indigenous ingredients, was also worth the trip. In addition to the preparation, the presentation of each dish on the plate was fantastic. I should have taken photographs.

All of the elements at Kai add up to a great dining experience.

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DianaK
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was beyond our expectations! It was such a fantastic experience!

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June
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous! Every dish was beautiful, surprising, and so delicious! The flavor in every savory bite was amazing ! The service was so fantastic! We had an amazing evening! Can’t wait to return.

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SteveY
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This not a dinner. This is an experience.
Get ready to pay, but you definitely get your money's worth.
Walked out stuffed with magical food and buzzed from amazing wine and champagne.
Bravo!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pregraduation celebration

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the small set menu. The food was great but it’s also very expensive.

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vipEatsoutalot
Phoenix
38 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a fabulous experience- always better than I remember!

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MarinaD
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience, ask to be seated near the window for a good view of sunset, if having early dinner.

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vipkellyoutandabout
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jackson was an outstanding server! The food was interesting and yummy! A great dining experience!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unbelievable dining experience and outstanding service with above the rest attention to details. Kai is a fine dining establishment that fully deserves its five star, five diamond rating. A gem right here in Arizona. Well done!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kai was in full bloom! We had a fantastic experience in every way. Food, service, wine pairing all outstanding! We have been fans of Kai for a long time. The food has been updated to next level, the service lived up to 5 diamond expectations. My wife and I celebrated our 29th wedding anniversary and the staff spoiled us! We felt special and welcomed. We could not have been happier! We will be there for our 30th! Thanks to Kevin and the rest of the staff for making our anniversary a very special occasion.

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MargeB
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience!!! Every course of the Short Story Tasting Menu was incredible and the service is most definitely 5 star level.

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Downtowner
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kai is truly a remarkable dining experience and the best way to view it is as an experience rather than a meal. Truly world class service. Further the meal itself left nothing to be desired.

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StephenN
Phoenix
14 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Kai is one of the top restaurants in the greater Phoenix area, and this meal exemplified that reputation. The food is excellent and the service impeccable.

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RuchitaM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had one of the most memorable experiences at Kai, they made our anniversary very special. The hosts took us through the history and the menu thoroughly. The food couldn't have been better, highly recommend for a celebration! :)

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MarieA
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From my first visit, I knew that the menu was made by a man who used to work there as a server & that it was made from mesquite. I loved that the decorations on the walls were made by local artists. The presentation of the food was impeccable, as was the service. It is definitely a place for special occasions.

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Connie
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our second time there, and it was quite an experience yet again. The service is amazing. The food is great. I cannot say one bad thing about Kai. Not one. Highly recommended!

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