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Kai Restaurant at Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass, Phoenix, AZ

Kai Restaurant at Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass

4.9
4.9
2080 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 incorporates the essence of the Pima and Maricopa tribes and locally farmed ingredients from the Gila River Indian Community to create unforgettable masterpieces.

Appropriate dinner dress, such as formal wear and smart business-casual attire is encouraged for all of our guests. Activewear, bathing suits, graphic/logo t-shirts, hats, spandex and open toe shoes for men are not permitted. Distressed denim and shorts are not preferred. 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 12 times today
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Southwest, Native American, Global, International

  • Hours of operation

    Wed–Sat 5:30 pm–8:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (602) 385-5777

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Private party facilities

    The following options are available: Ge-Gusik Room: up to 30 people. Wine Room: up to 12 people. Limited menus are required for parties 7 and above.

  • Private party contact

    Marisa Morales: (888) 352-1367

  • Neighborhood

    Chandler

  • Cross street

    I-10 and Wild Horse Pass Blvd

  • Parking details

    Valet

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Cocktails, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 2,080 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Phoenix / Arizona

    Best Service

  • Phoenix / Arizona

    Innovative

  • Phoenix / Arizona

    Great for fine wines

  • Phoenix / Arizona

    Good for special occasions

  • East Valley

    Best Overall

  • East Valley

    Best Food

  • East Valley

    Best Service

  • East Valley

    Best Ambiance

  • East Valley

    Best Value

  • East Valley

    Good for business meals

  • East Valley

    Innovative

  • East Valley

    Great for fine wines

  • East Valley

    Romantic

  • East Valley

    Good for special occasions

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  1. JF

    JesseFrank

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We always have an amazing time at Kai. A true fine-dining experience.
  2. M

    Matso

    Phoenix

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Kai is a wonderful restaurant with original dishes. The ambience is great and the service is impeccable. It is worth the price. Nothing negative to say.
  3. AV

    AngelaV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An amazing experience. Lots of history. Food was divine.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It’s a great experience. We will come back again
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely stunning experience. Restaurant staff were extremely attentive and knowledgeable of the history of the resort as well as all of the food being served. Food was amazing.
  6. U

    Uzma

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is s great place to celebrate big events but quietly.
  7. M

    Mike

    Phoenix

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a treat. Chef has a great line up and the tasting menus is fantastic.
  8. KA

    KimA

    Phoenix

    10 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall2food5service4ambience1
    I have dined at Kai several times over the years and have always had a superior experience which more than made up for the lack of elegance in decor. I hadn’t been since pre-Covid. As a returning customer, I must say my experience was subpar at best. The food itself was amazing as always but the experience was disappointing. There were 3 of us dining, one for the first time. We were seated promptly at 7pm (reservation time). We didn’t receive the attentiveness we had so raved about to our first-time guest. It was just “ok”, when normally it’s exceptional. We watched some tables move faster than others. To give perspective, we were by far not the last to be seated but somehow ended up being the last table standing. We walked out at 10:45pm. Needless to say I will not be returning any time soon nor will I refer anyone moving forward. Hoping it was an off night and not the new normal. Sad to see one of my favs decline.
  9. JN

    JaidityaN

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    A perfect experience for my wife's b'day. Our servers were very polite and quite knowledgable. Kudos to the chef and the team for the memory!
  10. NW

    NikkiW

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was beautiful, delicious, and creative. Service incredible.
  11. j

    jleonard711

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    We have been to Kai many times over the last 5 years, and after each visit I have immediately looked forward to the next time when we get to return. However, unfortunately this time it wasn't the same. The entire evening didn't feel quite up to the perfect 5-star experience that we've grown accustomed to. The service, while outstanding and still head and shoulders above almost every other restaurant in the state, was a notch or two below what it usually is. And the food, while delicious and interesting, wasn't quite the exceptionally unique culinary experience that we've had in the past. It was also more crowded and louder than it has ever been. In years past we've almost felt like we had the entire restaurant to ourselves, but this time it felt too crowded. This affected both the ambiance (noise) and the level of attentiveness from the service staff. And the room temperature was way too cold, it couldn't have been more than 65° in there and we were freezing! The table next to us commented on it to their server and they were offered some blankets. In reading through recent reviews I noticed some comme from over the summer that complained about the same thing, so it's definitely not just because it is winter time. The bottom line is this. In the past when we spent $500-600 for a meal for 2 at Kai we were more than satisfied, in fact sometimes I even felt that was a bargain for the level of service and quality of food that we received! But this year I felt underwhelmed, somewhat disappointed, and it felt overpriced for what we got. When I mentioned this to my server, which I tried to do in the most polite way possible (and I felt comfortable doing so because he has served us every time we've gone there), he told me they just got a new menu and culinary staff a few months ago. Which totally explains everything. I really hope they're able to pull things together and get back to where they were before because I absolutely love(d) this place!
  12. JV

    JVR123

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service and ambience. My husband is very picky and they completely revamped dishes to ensure he enjoyed the entire meal excluding things he doesn’t it and adding things he does. Food was delicious and beautifully presented. Zero complaints and very high praise. This restaurant is well deserving of its hype.
  13. D

    Dak0yaki

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the most genuine, unique, and wonderful dining experiences we’ve ever had. Jeremy was our main server and he was so fantastic. He was extremely knowledgeable and kind, and made us feel very welcomed. All the other supporting staff was extremely attentive, efficient, and wonderful as well. The food was delightful and the atmosphere was incomparable. Overall it was a wonderful dining experience and I look forward to coming back.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food. Best food and service we may have ever had. Very intimate and loved the attention to detail. Servers were very attentive and knowledgeable. Only thing is this is definitely a dining experience with a good amount of pause in between courses, probably more noticeable since we don’t drink. Which was fine and can appreciate no one was in a rush, but next time we will book an earlier reservation had we known.
  15. KB

    KariB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Been almost once or twice a year over the 20 years Kai has been open, and through all the changes of chefs and menus, the experience has always been unparalleled. The finest restaurant in Arizona, and completely unique.
  16. B

    Brad

    Phoenix

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was my 3rd time at KIA. The Food, the Service are absolutely the BEST!
  17. T

    Tjones

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely the best dining experience we’ve ever had and we have had some great ones.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    I’m a fine dining snob and Kai impressed me. Food: on par with other fine dining in the US (probably best in Arizona - we’ve tried most of $$$$ places). The flavor combinations are fresh and interesting, not over seasoned (which was a problem in most Phoenix restaurants for me). Ambiance: intimate, only a few tables. Service: BEST absolutely BEST comprehensive service I’ve ever experienced in the US fine dining. Don’t want to ruin the surprise but it really impressed me. I’m going back at least once a quarter.
  19. JW

    JaimeW

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We absolutely love celebrating special occasions at Kai. Highly recommend!
  20. EG

    EdwardG

    Tucson

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A high-end prix fixe restaurant with outstanding ingredients carefully prepared. If anything, the native them constricts the talent in the kitchen. Some dishes were better unaccompanied by what at times seemed forced use of garnishes and side dishes whose flavors did not enhance the primary ingredient. The buffalo tenderloin was perfectly cooked, the quail was tender at every end, the foie gras was exquisite. The desserts also were excellent. The wine list is extensive and marked up about 2.25x from retail.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A truly original and exceptional meal. The service is attentive, extremely knowledgeable, and thoughtful. Food is an outstanding blend of well prepared cuisine and the use of local ingredients with a particular nod to the native peoples in the area. The only reason this restaurant doesn’t get five stars in every category is that it is expensive but if you’re looking for a once in a lifetime dining experience or something truly memorable…Kai is a wonderful place.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Jeremy and the staff were amazing and it was a brilliant culinary and cultural experience.
  23. c

    cinebuff

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    An exquisite tasting menu in a lovely setting (best appreciated before the sun sets). A pricey two-hour-15-minute meal, no question about it. For two people, without alcohol, it came to $440 with tip. I confess I was a little surprised when I got the bill and saw that when the chef appeared and sprinkled shaved truffles on our foie gras, we were charged an extra $20 for the privilege.
  24. DM

    DavidM

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our favorite restaurant in the world. Food, service, ambiance is second to none.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best restaurant in arizona!
  26. NG

    NathanG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    You don't go to Kai for dinner, you go for a journey. From start to finish it is an adventure of exquisite food and impeccable service.
  27. k

    kat305

    Jacksonville

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    The service was amazing and so was the food. The wine was fantastic and the cocktails were tasty also! The dessert was awful. But I really enjoyed my overall experience and will definitely recommend this place and be back to stay and dine again.
  28. D

    Disappointedtriathlete

    Phoenix

    34 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Incredible experience but the busier it gets and the more the waitstaff is serving other tables, the ambiance diminishes because it’s too quiet not to overhear other conversations.
  29. JB

    JennyB

    Raleigh

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything is top notch at Kai. We love the stories that go with each course and the well-choreographed presentation of the offerings.
  30. SH

    SteveH

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time to Kai since before Covid. Was afraid it might not be the same, but everything was GREAT. Food, service, wine, atmosphere all excellent
  31. MD

    MikeD

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Kai was an awesome experience! Went here for our anniversary dinner... and the service was truly excellent. They offer a five-course tasting menu... so make sure you are hungry when you go! I have Celiac disease, so I have to afford gluten... and they made sure it was easy for me to do. Every course was simply outstanding and packed with unique Native American flavors - loved it!
  32. DN

    DougNAZ

    Phoenix

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent dining experience
  33. JO

    JerzyO

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best service i have ever seen anywhere in three US. Fantastic food.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From the staff to the ambiance to each course - exceptional. That staff were friendly and attentive. The views were spectacular and the food was art. Thank you.
  35. GO

    GregoryO

    Phoenix

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was very unique and delicious. Service was impeccable. Great experience. The rabbit dish was the best thing I have eaten in years.
  36. BS

    BobS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Once if the best culinary experiences we have ever had!!
  37. s

    stevenl

    Las Vegas

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, nothing but the very best here. Start to finish first class + all the way. We try to eat here everytime we stay at the resort.
  38. SR

    SashaR

    Essex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Incredible food and brilliant/genuinely unforgettable service. If the £ wasn't so weak, the value would be better, but that's no fault of KAI! :)
  39. CI

    CIA85044

    Phoenix

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The last time we were at Kai, Ryan Swanson was the chef. The experience was simply orgasmic. Last time, we celebrated my wife's birthday. Kai is her favorite restaurant in Arizona. Drew Anderson has made his own mark. The experience was equally delightful but different. Jeremey (head waiter) and his team executed like a synchronized swim team. All the emotional delight of dining at Kai when Ryan was the chef came flooding back but with a new younger Chef. Drew should be proud of the epicurean journey he has created. Delightful. No question... we will be back.
  40. DC

    DanielC

    Hawaii

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Eating at KAI (the only 5 star restaurant in Arizona) is an experience that everyone needs to try at least once. The food, presentation, delivery and ambiance was just incredible!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Kai Restaurant at Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass is rated 4.9 stars by 2080 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 12 times today
Google Map for Kai Restaurant at Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass

5594 W. Wild Horse Pass Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85226

Additional information

  • Cross street

    I-10 and Wild Horse Pass Blvd

  • Neighborhood

    Chandler

  • Hours of operation

    Wed–Sat 5:30 pm–8:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Southwest, Native American, Global, International

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Valet

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Cocktails, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (602) 385-5777

  • Private party facilities

    The following options are available: Ge-Gusik Room: up to 30 people. Wine Room: up to 12 people. Limited menus are required for parties 7 and above.

  • Private party contact

    Marisa Morales: (888) 352-1367

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