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Kai Restaurant

5594 W Wildhorse Pass Blvd, Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass, Gila River Indian Community, AZ 85226-5400
+1 602-385-5777
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  • Excellent89%
  • Very good8%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“tasting menu” (26 reviews)
“foie gras” (22 reviews)
American, Native American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
5594 W Wildhorse Pass Blvd, Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass, Gila River Indian Community, AZ 85226-5400
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Kai is an exceptional dining experience. Have been here multiple times and each time is superb. Service is extraordinary. Food is spectacular in the presentation and taste. Menu changes seasonally, so each experience can be different. The venison replaced the elk we had last season...More

Thank patraveller2007
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have eaten at Charlie Trotters and The French Laundry. But last night was even better. Much quieter, unbelievable food and a tour of the kitchen. If you get the chance go there

Thank Flydupe1
Reviewed 12 August 2018

Outstanding Fine Dining Restaurant. It is expensive but worth the show. My GF took me here Sat. night for my Birthday. Started with escargot appetizer (Escargot, Wild Mushrooms&CaramelGoatCheeseNative“Toast”withTruffleCrema,MeyerLemon&BlackGarlicButter,PorkBelly24Foie Gras & OnionsSeared Hudson Valley Foie GrasI’itoi & Osha TisaneMustard Snips, Sweet Roots32RyanSwanson,ChefdeCuisineJack Hupp,SousChefGreat Plains BisonPemmican in...More

Thank Jeffrey B
Reviewed 7 August 2018

We went for our anniversary and the night couldn't have been more spectacular. The amount of service was unlike any restaurant I have ever been to. When you combine this level of service and the carefully sourced food, it is the best in the valley...More

Thank Kirk T
Reviewed 6 August 2018

Excellent locally sourced food, prepared impeccably and served excellently. Worth every penny for that special occasion.

Thank mrich13575
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

Food was delicious, presentation and the ambiance were great! The mood creative aromas are amazing. Worth visiting!

Thank Ksenia M
Reviewed 10 July 2018

Not too expensive and a great experience. Food was good and interesting in both presentation and taste. Walked away very satisfied.

Thank David R
Reviewed 5 July 2018

I thought it was remarkable that this place had such high reviews considering the menu is seasonal and there are so many unique dishes. The outcome, as so many have written, is just an extraordinary experience. The way people treat the guests at this restaurant...More

Thank M O
Reviewed 2 July 2018

This place lived up to all of the great reviews. Really interesting food, artfully presented, and with great service.

Thank Joell_b
Reviewed 19 June 2018

The atmosphere, the service, all the many many many special touches to this place makes it a truly amazing experience with showmanship, class, and genuinely spectacular food with touches added at every turn. Prepare for a delight.

Thank mselw00d
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Bekah D
21 March 2018|
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Response from William R | Reviewed this property |
YES. You can buy them online by going to the Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort website and going to "features and activities" then boutique. Or call the Sheraton Wild Horse Pass at (602) 225-0100 and ask to be transferred to... More
16 May 2017|
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Response from foster010416 | Reviewed this property |
I always recommend reservations. The first time we ate there we had a three week wait.
16 April 2016|
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Response from DrDee2014 | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do. I've been there several times with a gluten-free table mate....no problem. Their gluten-free bread is WONDERFUL!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 80
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, View
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5594 W Wildhorse Pass Blvd, Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass, Gila River Indian Community, AZ 85226-5400
    (I-10 and Wild Horse Pass Blvd)
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Gila River Indian Community
  • Phone Number: +1 602-385-5777
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. James Beard Award-winning Chef Janos Wilder is consulting chef for KAI and is renowned for creating unique and indigenous menu experiences. Open for dinner Tuesday - Saturday, reservations are strongly recommended. Kai maintains a smart business casual dress code. It prohibits hats, T-shirts, and shorts for both ladies and gentlemen, including open-toed sandals for men. Dress hats for ladies are acceptable. Denim is not preferred. As a courtesy to other diners, please refrain from using cell phones or laptops in the dining room.
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