Kai Restaurant at Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass

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2132 Reviews
$50 and over
Southwest
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.

To maintain an elegant dining experience for our guests, KAI requires a smart casual dress code. It prohibits ripped or torn clothing, t-shirts, hats, shorts, athletic attire, sneakers, flip flops or sandals for men. A collared shirt and well-kept denim for men, and cocktail attire for ladies is acceptable. 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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
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AJ95
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best fine dining experience I have had in or out of the US. Incredible service, attention to detail, flavor profiles and very nice touch informing guests of the indigenous history and inspiration for the dishes. Absolutely would recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal service, excellent unique food with a story. A beautiful view of the sunset. An absolutely incredible experience.

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madtownfoodie
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding culinary and dining experience. Highly recommend.

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WendiR
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about eating here was perfect. The ambiance was gentle and romantic, the service was impeccable and the food was outstanding. Plus the additional touches unique to the restaurant give definition to the term fine dining experience.

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Carlos
Phoenix
16 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing cuisine, some of it plated as works of art. Service was perfect. They even arranged for a beautiful sunset!

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing in every way it was an experience to remember and nothing like you would find at a normal restaurant. The staff were attentive to a level we had never experienced and educated us about the native background of the restaurant and the food. Highly recommend but expect to be there for at least 2 to 3 hours

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vip2lipps
Austin
17 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, Kai is the standard for fine dining. Their attention to detail makes it a stand alone experience. Nothing is overlooked, from plating to presentation, everything is perfect. Our fourth visit and not once have we been disappointed. Perfect restaurant!

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vipWolfHowlett
Omaha
27 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been frequent diners at Kai for more than a decade. This was our first post-pandemic meal. They have not lost a step - in fact in some ways their sabbatical made them better. Every dish on the tasting menu was excellent. Their current presentation of buffalo is the best i have ever had. How did i live 15 months without a Pima Bear?

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MzMilo
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An extraordinary dining experience from the infused culture of the Pima and Maricopa communities to the unique and phenomenal menu and perfect wine pairing. Certainly one of our best ever dinners! Perfect!

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vipTimothyT
Orange County
13 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonder night. Kai is simply outstanding in every way. The food is delicious, and artful. Drawing from native tradition and ingredients there is an experience you’ll never forget.

Wine pairing was also outstanding.

One interesting element which may be COVID related is that reservations are only for two and no more. The effect is that the noise level was low.

On the service side, Jeremy, Connor, and Kevin were perfectly on point throughout the evening.

We will absolutely return.

Enjoy

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TurnerS
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

This was our second time experiencing Kai. Most of the courses were delicious, but the apple soup wasn’t my favorite and more than three spoonfuls was too much of that flavor. The amuse bouche was our favorite item of the night, with dessert, and the aromatics being a close second. Service was fantastic.

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vipSimpleFood41
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very innovative with a special focus on little known ingredients and uncompromising quality.

Each plate is also pleasure for the eyes.

Impeccable service.

Excellent wine selection.

Overall, outstanding experience including service and food.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unbelievable experience! I loved hearing about all the food and the traditions behind them. Fantastic service.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very special occasion

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good food but you’re paying for the story behind the food when it comes to this place. Half of your time will be listening to the backstory of where the inspiration for the dish came from and how it was modernized. It’s an experience for sure but for $500 for 2 people… I’m not coming back.

FWIW we had a large 1” long bug crawling across our table during dinner. We received an apology and a comp drink for two. I didn’t make more of it because it was supposed to be about a nice night out with my wife on Mother’s Day weekend. Disappointed they didn’t do more on that.

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Steph
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience and lovely atmosphere to celebrate any occassion! The wait staff is amazing, knowledgable and skilled. Sychronized to perfection! A must do experience at sunset; plan on spending a leisurely amount of time to enjoy it. Your serving portion may not appear large, but we were filled to satisfaction!

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Larry
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A dining experience like my wife and I never experienced before! From the beginning of the evening until we left the property was unbelievable. We were led to our table and introduced to Jeremy our server for the evening. Jeremy is a credit to Kai. He took us through our culinary journey, by explaining each dish and what the chef was presenting on each course. Speaking of the chef... The presentation and the food was outstanding. We spent over three hours dining, never rushed by the (exceptional) staff and we also were server each course in a very timely manner.

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JerryB
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband's birthday, my birthday & our anniversary are all very close together. We make it a point to celebrate all 3 at the Kia. Everyone there make our celebrations memorable. We love the place & always ask for Kevin as our server. He's great. The food is out of this world. Everything makes the cost worth it!!

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RandyH
New England
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply outstanding. Beyond the incredible flavors of each dish the waiter gave us an in depth understanding of the cultural origins of each preparation.

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RobertK
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent. great food, service and atmosphere. Highly recommend

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service from the moment you walk in there is a team ready to help you through this amazing culinary experience.

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vipCheryl
Grand Rapids
72 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous as always. We come every year to Kai. It is noted for the most creative cuisine and literally phenomenal service. It never disappoints. The tribal buffalo is delicious, deserts amazing and the bread, salads etc just always a surprise. We will be back.

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vipWolffy
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a lovely place for a special meal out. The service is always impeccable, and the food is unique and delicious. So many extra little touches that make the meal special.

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DouglasP
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A very special dinning experience. Multiple courses prepared with exquisite taste by an outstanding chef. A very relaxed atmosphere where you can enjoy a unique dinning experience over 2 1/2 to 3 hours. The wine pairings with each course was exceptional. Our table service assistance, Jeremy, was excellent. He explained the menu and answered our questions fully that allowed us to make the best choices. When each course was delivered to our table Jeremy did an outstanding job of explaining the preparation and ingredients in each dish. It was the most enjoyable dinning experience my wife and I have ever had.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Do not miss this dining experience!! It is masterpiece of courses that will amaze! If you can, ask for Kevin... he is the absolute Guru of all things food!!

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vipHeatherjw
Phoenix
22 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have always had impeccable service and food when at Kai, and our dinner the other night didn't disappoint. The attention to detail, the presentation of the food, and the warm hospitality always makes dining at Kai an extra-special experience!

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calvin2131
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What can I say about Kai that has not been said, from the time you pull up to check in to dinner to leaving, you feel like the most important person on the property. The craft drinks at the bar are well worth it and the wine list is outstanding. Moving to the food well... every course perfection, served beautifully and explained thoroughly. You will want to devour it but I suggest closing your eyes and taking your time enjoying every chew and the intense flavors in every bite. Everyone should eat here at least once if possible, you will not be disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal and incredible ambiance! Absolutely the best fine dining in the Valley.

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ShannonP
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful and we can’t wait to go back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
14 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have lived in Phoenix for almost ten years, and I have always heard about how amazing Kai is. Last night was supposed to be my wedding day, but my fiancé and I had to postpone because of COVID. So, we decided that the next best thing would be to have one of the best meals in our lives, and Kai gave us exactly that.

First I want to applaud our server Feliciano and all of the other wonderful staff who took care of us. They were attentive and friendly, and everything was timed with perfection.

Ok, now let's talk about the food...oh, the food! There was a complimentary goat cheese starter and bread service with three different home made breads--so good! Then we both had the mushroom soup. It was complex and rich and so different from any mushroom soup I've had. My fiancé said it's the best soup he's ever tasted, and he's an amazing cook. Then he has the lobster roll and I had the escargot. Both were prepared in ways that we'd never seen, and they were delicious. Then, for the entrees, I had buffalo and he had the wagyu special. The buffalo was fantastic, but the wagyu was something else...it literally brought tears to my fiancé's eyes because the dish was so good. It was rich without tasting fatty, and the accoutrements were perfect. We were so full at this point that I said I would only eat one bite of dessert...wrong! They were so good! I'm not even a sweets person, but my dessert was so unique and creative, and I ate way too much of it!

Now I need to throw in special praise for the sommalier. We chose to do a the pairings, and they were PERFECT. Pairings almost doubles the price of the meal, but, if you are able to, it is 100% worth it.

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viprgmagg
Phoenix
48 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Annual anniversary dinner at our favorite fine dining venue. Never disappointed by the food or service and that was the case even with COVID-19 restrictions in effect.

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vipLennyB
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dining at Kai is a truly wonderful experience. The food is fabulous and the staff treats you like royalty. If there is one place you need to take a special person it is Kia. Make sure you have at least two hours to savor the experience. It is so nice to be thanked for spending time at a restaurant. My wife and I will return for another special date night.

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ColinL
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly a dining experience like no other. Superior in every regard. The service rendered by Jeremy and his team was beyond compare. Every dish was thoroughly explained. The use of native ingredients was impressive. The presentation was fabulous. The wine pairings were spot on, with excellent descriptions by the sommelier. We could not have been more pleased with the evening. 3 hours of sheer delight.

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RustyA
Phoenix
10 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing Valentines dinner. Food was as good as ever.

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LaurelC
New England
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing. It was beautifully presented and appetizing. The service was outstanding. Our servers were friendly and professional. This is a unique restaurant and is one of the best dinners I have ever had. I would highly recommend this place.

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GinetteN
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our fourth or fifth visit to Kai. It is like no other restaurant experience that I know. With the current pandemic, we have not been to a restaurant in close to a year....we chose Kai to have our first outside, incredible and exceptional meal. Thank you to the Kai staff and chef. We will see you again next year!

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Service and Experience was Top Notch, and the Food was as Expected 5-STAR. We will definitely be visiting again soon!

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Thomas
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great place for those special occassions. We return year after year.

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AlexM
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dined at Kai for my wife's birthday and from the moment we arrived, the expectations were blow away. The host was also an incredible bartender and made us exceptional cocktails. We were able to enjoy them on the gorgeous patio area while we waited for our table. The view alone is worth the reservation. Once seated, were were perfectly cared for by Jeremy who is a true master of his craft and was very knowledgeable throughout the whole experience. Words can not describe how wonderful the tasting menu was and the wine pairing was perfectly selected. I can not sing enough praise for Kai and their team. A truly magical dining experience unlike anything else in Arizona. Thank you for our memorable night and incredible service Jeremy.
-Alex and Sarah McGregor

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AllisonK
Phoenix
9 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service and experience! Wow impressive!

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Kai Restaurant at Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass is rated 5 stars by 2132 OpenTable diners.

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