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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
2038 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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Dining areas

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 contact

    Rosina Dee: (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

Popular dishes

Menu

$165 – Per Person, With Wines $295 – Per Person

The Birth

  • Pee-Posh Garden

    Candied Pecan Soil, Confit of Baby Potatoes, Pickled Chioggia Beets, Sunchoke Purée, Fermented White Asparagus. Wine Pairing: 2018 Malat, Grüner Veltliner, Kremstal, Austria

    • Viohol*

      Mangetout Velouté, Mesquite Honey Cream, Cured Loch Etive Trout & Roe, Compressed Nopales. Wine Pairing: 2020 Mulderbosch, Sauvignon Blanc, Stellenbosch, South Africa

      • Escargot

        Wild Mushrooms & Caramel Goat Cheese, Native "Toast" with Truffle Crema, Meyer Lemon & Black Garlic Butter. Wine Pairing: 2018 Produttori del Barbaresco, Piedmont, Italy

        The Beginning

        • Berkshire Pork Cheek & Crisp Belly

          Charred Stonefruit & Tomatillo Escabeche, Mulato Chile Chemeith, Anasazi Bean Purée, Crow's Dairy "Gotija". Wine Pairing: 2020 Sand Reckoner, Grenache Rosé, Willcox, Arizona

          • Lobster Poshol*

            Pima Wheat Berry, Ramona Farms Blue Corn Hominy, White Tepary Bean, Wolfberry Mole, Toasted Red Chile Broth (Supplement $15). Wine Pairing: 2020 Eladio Pineiro "Envidia Cochina", Albariño, Rias Baixas, Spain

            • Foie Gras*

              Foie Gras Torchon, Walnut Butter, Cocoa Nib Crumble, Oro Blanco Gel; (Supplement $20). Wine Pairing: Rare Wine Company, "Savannah Verdelho", Madeiera, Portugal

              The Journey

              • Grilled Tenderloin of Tribal Buffalo*

                Smoked Corn Puree, Oxtail & Scarlet Runner Bean Cassoulet, Cholla Bud, Saguaro Blossom Syrup. Wine Pairing: 2020 Rune "Wild Syrah", Willcox, Arizona

                • Kachk*

                  Seared Halibut, Fermented Ojibwe Wild Rice Vinaigrette, Fennel Puree, Spruce Tips, Seared Summer Squash. Wine Pairing: 2020 Harper Voit "Surlie", Pinot Blanc, Willamette Valley, Oregon

                  The Afterlife

                  • Gi:sho

                    Whipped Crow's Dairy Chèvre, Pichuberry Mostarda, Petersen Honeycomb Foam, Wamichta. Wine Pairing: Domaine Chandon "Etoile", Napa Valley, California

                    Featured Items

                    • Chocolate & Queen Creek Olives

                      White & Dark Chocolate Mousse Stones, Olive Oil Basil Cake, Lemon Foam, Dark Cocoa Soil. Wine Pairing: Warre's Otima 10 Year Tawny Port

                      • Mesquite Chocolate Mil Feuille

                        Blond Chocolate Namelaka, Coconut Cream, Pecan Sorbet, Smoky Praline, Toca Squash. Wine Pairing: Yalumba, Antique Muscat, South Australia

                        • Cactus Mélange

                          Nopales & Lime Sabayon, Saguaro Seed Macaron, Prickly Pear-Pitaya Tovas, Cactus Sherbet. Wine Pairing: Drinking Horn Mead, Flagstaff, Arizona

                          Last updated: May 14, 2022

                          What 2,038 people are saying

                          Overall ratings and reviews

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                          4.9
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                          • 4.8Ambience
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                          1. OT

                            OpenTable Diner

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined 2 days ago

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Kai was the perfect place to celebrate a birthday! Our experience was beyond anything we could have imagined!

                          2. D

                            Dave

                            Phoenix

                            7 reviews

                            5.0

                            7 reviews

                            Dined 2 days ago

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Absolutely fabulous food experience. The food and service were 5 star and the story behind each dish just put put it over the top.

                          3. MB

                            MagdaB

                            Nashville

                            2 reviews

                            vip
                            5.0

                            2 reviews

                            Dined 3 days ago

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Unbelievable cultural experience and first class hospitality.

                          4. SI

                            SharonI

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on May 14, 2022

                            overall5food5service5ambience4

                            Wonderful place to experiment with new flavors and unusual foods. My favorite entrée is buffalo tenderloin. Even the more common foods are prepared in a manner that enhances their flavor. Very leisurely dining ensures that one can enjoy each course without feeling stuffed. Be sure to save room for the unique, delicious desserts.

                          5. MD

                            MarkD

                            Phoenix

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on May 13, 2022

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Had a wonderful birthday dinner. Very memorable.

                          6. SF

                            SamuelF

                            Hawaii

                            2 reviews

                            vip
                            5.0

                            2 reviews

                            Dined on May 13, 2022

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Truly a spectacular fine dining experience with unmatched service

                          7. L

                            Lynette

                            San Diego

                            40 reviews

                            vip
                            5.0

                            40 reviews

                            Dined on May 12, 2022

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Unbelievable. One of the best dining experiences of my life. First class all the way but not “stuffy “ at all. Highest recommendation. There is a reason it’s the only five star five diamond restaurant in phoenix. Kevin and his team were excellent

                          8. p

                            politicals

                            Phoenix

                            26 reviews

                            vip
                            5.0

                            26 reviews

                            Dined on May 7, 2022

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            First time and we will certainly be back. Excellent food and service with a wonderful sunset view.

                          9. CS

                            CaptainSisko

                            Phoenix

                            5 reviews

                            5.0

                            5 reviews

                            Dined on May 6, 2022

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Fine dining experience you don’t normally find in Phoenix. Kai is in a class by itself in the Valley.

                          10. OT

                            OpenTable Diner

                            Phoenix

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on May 1, 2022

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            The entire dining experience at Kai is unlike anything I’ve ever experienced in my life. We adore the entire staff and grown particularly fond of Jeremy and Shirley. We consider ourselves very luck to have dined here so many time but each time has truly been an incredible experience.

                          11. CR

                            ChrisR

                            New Orleans

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on April 29, 2022

                            overall5food5service5ambience4

                            When can I go back? This was one of the top 3 meals of my life. Incredible food, service, history lesson, art presentation, and entertainment pieces of the meal added up to be so much more than the sum of its parts. The creativity of the cheese course and cactus dessert had my tongue dancing and brain ecstatic with all the textures, flavors, and scents. Take the waitstaff's recommendations - the buffalo tenderloin, pork belly / cheek, and escargot / mushrooms with native bread were my favorite bites and nearly brought tears to my eyes, but everything truly shined. I have a huge new appreciation for native american food and hope that restaurants around the country incorporate the ingredients and techniques into their menus for a long time to come.

                          12. YC

                            YungC

                            1 review

                            4.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on April 28, 2022

                            overall4food4service5ambience5

                            The service is excellent, for which we felt very much pampered. The food is good, but not quite matching to the price.

                          13. C

                            Court715

                            Phoenix

                            2 reviews

                            5.0

                            2 reviews

                            Dined on April 10, 2022

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            The food was absolutely incredible and we loved all the unique flavors. The service and attention to detail by Jeremy and team was top notch! You truly made our anniversary so special for us.

                          14. OT

                            OpenTable Diner

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on April 10, 2022

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Food was delicious but too expensive. Service was excellent

                          15. JS

                            JacklynS

                            Phoenix

                            20 reviews

                            5.0

                            20 reviews

                            Dined on April 3, 2022

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            We came here to celebrate. Jeremy and his team were awesome. The food was amazing. We started with the escargot and the soup…both were incredible. If I could get a full bowl of the escargot, I would do it. We then both got the pork belly. The combination of the meat and sauces was delightful. Both the main dishes (halibut and buffalo) were outstanding. The meat was incredibly tender and the sauce on the halibut was most yum. The cheese course was delectable. Desserts were both wonderful. The cocktails were very good and I recommend The Sage. Overall, pricey and satisfying. It is worth the experience.

                          16. O

                            Odin

                            Phoenix

                            2 reviews

                            5.0

                            2 reviews

                            Dined on April 2, 2022

                            overall5food5service5ambience4

                            Amazing service, absolutely excellent food, high quality wine list. Wish there were more seats with views but the rest of the experience more than made up for it.

                          17. KV

                            KelV

                            Phoenix

                            3 reviews

                            5.0

                            3 reviews

                            Dined on April 2, 2022

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Jeremy was fantastic. Kai always has the most exceptional service.

                          18. TM

                            TonyM

                            Pittsburgh

                            9 reviews

                            vip
                            5.0

                            9 reviews

                            Dined on April 2, 2022

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Perfect Anniversary celebration

                          19. SM

                            SolangeM

                            Phoenix

                            7 reviews

                            5.0

                            7 reviews

                            Dined on April 1, 2022

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            The food was excellent and way too much… I forgot my treat after desert at the table, because I couldn’t think of another bite To eat.

                          20. T

                            Taylor

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on April 1, 2022

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Incredible experience. Food, service, ambiance...everything was superb. Our waiter Feliciano and his assistant Asia provided us with some of the best service my wife and I have ever received. If you've never been, change that soon.

                          21. j

                            jeffb

                            Phoenix

                            44 reviews

                            vip
                            5.0

                            44 reviews

                            Dined on March 27, 2022

                            overall5food5service5ambience4

                            Kai is one of the best restaurants I've eaten at in a long time. Food is excellent and innovative. The service is absolutely the best! Highly recommend, especially for a special occasion.

                          22. OT

                            OpenTable Diner

                            New York Area

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on March 25, 2022

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Creative food and wine experience. Great storytelling and delicious result

                          23. MF

                            4ManFam

                            Atlanta

                            7 reviews

                            vip
                            5.0

                            7 reviews

                            Dined on March 24, 2022

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Celebrated a birthday and could not have been more pleased. The complete dining experience, from the moment we stepped out of our car to the moment we got back in it after dinner, was impeccable. From the delectable native cuisine to the five star service to the calming ambiance everything was perfect. Loved the whole experience. Will definitely come back

                          24. OT

                            OpenTable Diner

                            Denver

                            5 reviews

                            5.0

                            5 reviews

                            Dined on March 24, 2022

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            The entire experience was amazing. Learning the culture to eating some great food in one setting. Thanks for the wonderful experience.

                          25. OT

                            OpenTable Diner

                            Phoenix

                            3 reviews

                            5.0

                            3 reviews

                            Dined on March 19, 2022

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            This was on my husbands bucket list. Totally a new experience for us. The whole “event” is wonderful. You are treated to taste sensations, stories, VERY personable wait staff. Don’t go if you are looking for traditional fine dining. But do go if you want a WOW and something to remember.

                          26. DG

                            DrewGrgich

                            Phoenix

                            2 reviews

                            5.0

                            2 reviews

                            Dined on March 18, 2022

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            A spectacular dinner for my wife and I to celebrate our anniversary. The reputation of the chef and the restaurant are well earned. Our server, Jackson, made this a memorable event that we enjoyed completely.

                          27. OT

                            OpenTable Diner

                            Chicago

                            5 reviews

                            5.0

                            5 reviews

                            Dined on March 18, 2022

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Beyond any food experience we’ve had in the US. Especially appreciated the commentary on each dish and how it related to the Pima nation. Jeremy is an amazing server along with the rest of his team. Having our car brought around before we asked was incredible,along with special treat in the car. Expensive, yes but worth it.

                          28. OT

                            OpenTable Diner

                            Los Angeles

                            3 reviews

                            5.0

                            3 reviews

                            Dined on March 17, 2022

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Celebrated my wife’s birthday. A very unique and special restaurant. Unprecedented service. Our server Jeremy and and army of assistant servers were amazing - great storytellers and very knowledgeable about each dish and source of every single ingredient. The presentation of each dish and flavor were unique, delicious and memorable. We were quite impressed. The restaurant is in a class of its own.

                          29. OT

                            OpenTable Diner

                            Salt Lake City

                            3 reviews

                            5.0

                            3 reviews

                            Dined on March 12, 2022

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Amazing experience. I loved everything about it but especially the heritage Native American culture infused in everything!

                          30. AK

                            AllisonK

                            Phoenix

                            20 reviews

                            vip
                            5.0

                            20 reviews

                            Dined on March 11, 2022

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Excellent meal, food and service!

                          31. OT

                            OpenTable Diner

                            Salt Lake City

                            3 reviews

                            5.0

                            3 reviews

                            Dined on March 10, 2022

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Kai is fabulous!!! Everything about it is amazing.

                          32. MB

                            MomB

                            Sacramento

                            10 reviews

                            vip
                            5.0

                            10 reviews

                            Dined on March 9, 2022

                            overall5food5service5ambience4

                            The staff was lovely and welcoming. The food was delicious and presented beautifully.

                          33. KA

                            KAIreviewer

                            Phoenix

                            7 reviews

                            5.0

                            7 reviews

                            Dined on March 9, 2022

                            overall5food5service5ambience4

                            Food and service was excellent. The range of different and well complimented flavors, and the offerings and the presentation, are a real treat. The staff were professional, personable, friendly, and well informed on the foods and dishes being served. The restaurants food themes, products and choices are excellent. It was very much appreciated that they observed the noted concern for lactose intolerance (and asked about other food restrictions). The temperature of the restaurant was too cool for us. The Native American flute music was nice background music, otherwise the ambience was neutral. Pricing could be better explained as to what items are al a carte or extras. It's pricey but what isn't considering the pandemic, the supply chain, fuel prices, and the disruptions due to the unforgivable Russian invasion of Ukraine. I recommend this restaurant.

                          34. CA

                            ChicagoANDPhoenixEater

                            Chicago

                            8 reviews

                            5.0

                            8 reviews

                            Dined on March 9, 2022

                            overall5food4service5ambience5

                            The ambiance is great and the history is rich. The service was catered to my personal experience. There are not many fine dining (or even great dining) opportunities in Phoenix, but Kai certainly makes up for the scarcity!

                          35. BP

                            BobP

                            San Francisco

                            6 reviews

                            5.0

                            6 reviews

                            Dined on March 9, 2022

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            This place is so special it is hard to put into words. The service is the best I have ever had. The staff knows your name, constantly renewed the fact the knew it was my birthday. The timing of the delivery of of food, delivery of place setting and removal of food was impeccable. The setting is perfect. We were seated at sundown in a table facing the mountains to the west. Last, but not least, the food is unimaginably good. So many flavors in each mouthful. We will be back.

                          36. OT

                            OpenTable Diner

                            Chicago

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on March 9, 2022

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Unbelievable dining experience! The service and knowledge about the local foods and the culture made it an extraordinary event. I can’t say enough about the the service. It was the best we have ever experienced. It was without a doubt the most memorable evening at a restaurant we ever had!

                          37. OT

                            OpenTable Diner

                            Phoenix

                            2 reviews

                            5.0

                            2 reviews

                            Dined on March 4, 2022

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            What an amazing experience. No finer dinning can be found in the Valley. Mr. Vazquez and his team took exceptional care in describing each course as it was presented to us. Just sit back and relax they have it all under control.

                          38. OT

                            OpenTable Diner

                            New York Area

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on March 3, 2022

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Great experience. Service was exceptional as was the fare.

                          39. LE

                            LibE

                            Phoenix

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on March 3, 2022

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Wonderful anniversary celebration. Food and service were exceptional.

                          40. EH

                            EveH

                            San Francisco

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on March 2, 2022

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            You need to plan in advance to get a reservation at this intimate restaurant but, the planning is worth it. The staff, the room, the food is delightful. The chef has a tasting menu and you can purchase the curated wines to go with it (highly recommended). The menu has a (at our visit) a theme; with the, "theme taste" in each course throughout the meal. Our menu had a light smoky theme that evoked the history of the area. The foods are all local sourced and the presentation is a work of art. But, the taste is, of course, why you are there. It did not disappoint. Delicious bites and the curated wine for each course were outstanding. You are allowed to linger and enjoy. The view, if you get there prior to sunset, is breathtaking. The sunset over the mountains as we watched was an added joy. This is not just an evening meal, it is evening entertainment. The staff is attentive and efficient, always aiming to please but, not hovering. The experience was food focused and frankly, each bite was terrific. Ingredient pairings were above the usual "normal", such as dark chocolate olive oil basil cake with dark olive tapenade center and dark chocolate ganache with a meyer lemon foam as garnish. Beautiful! My partner in dinning and I chose different selections so that we could taste each other's plate. Everything was presented and prepared perfectly. My choices of starting, squash soup, to foie gras, to the main course of tenderloin of buffalo and then desert of mesquite chocolate mil feuille were superb. There were also, amuse bouche and palate cleansers in addition to the full course meal. If you are a, "foodie" and like to experience different, "takes" on ingredient preparations, make a reservation. You will not be disappointed. Note - it's pricy but, once in a while, treating yourself and loved ones is worth it. Wallet a bitt lighter, tummy full and a smile on your face.

                          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
                          • Protective equipment

                            • Waitstaff wear masks
                            • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
                          • Screening

                            • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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                          Kai Restaurant at Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass is rated 4.9 stars by 2038 OpenTable diners.

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                          Google Map for Kai Restaurant at Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass

                          5594 W. Wild Horse Pass Blvd Phoenix, AZ 85226

                          Dining areas

                          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

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