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Kai Sushi & Dining

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720 Saint Michaels Dr, Suite 2M, Santa Fe, NM 87505-7600
+1 505-438-7221
16:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:30
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Mon - Thu 16:30 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 14:30
Fri - Sat 16:30 - 21:30
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Santa Fe NM
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110 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

I have enjoyed this restaurant for a few years, however was really surprised on Tuesday, December 27th by the presentation and quality of the Sushi rolls. My dining companion told me that there had been an ownership change a few months back. This was a very good restaurant before, and now is really great. We had the lunch special, 3... More 

4 Thank Charliie2109
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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76 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

Kai is my absolute favorite for Sushi and a limited selection of other Japanese Food. The restaurant is operated by folks from Mongolia. (having been to Japan many times, I can attest to the authenticity). They are extremely nice and attentive and I have never ordered anything I did not like. I eat early and generally order the Tempura Bento... More 

4 Thank usndoc
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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65 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

We stopped by during happy hour and had a wonderful dinner with a little saki. We had the eel roll, shrimp tempura roll, and a California roll. All were great and very tasty which we would have again. We would recommend going and enjoying their food.

4 Thank John T
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016

We came in, no reservation, on a Friday night. We sat at the bar and talked some with the Korean sushi-maker during the meal. This was our first SF sushi outing together so we can't compare Kai Sushi to any of the other sushi restaurants in town. We ate: Seaweed salad, miso, freshwater eel sushi, yellowtail sashimi, a spicy tuna... More 

Thank Rachel T
Richmond, Virginia
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53 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016 via mobile

Nothing special. Food is way better than the atmosphere. It's not the kind of place where it's in a strip mall and once inside you forget your in a strip mall. But they tried.

Thank Allie T
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2016

So good, seaweed salad is awesome. Happy Hour is awesome for both food and drink specials. Try the specialty rolls they have on the board

5 Thank Samantha L
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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441 reviews
228 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 355 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2016

This is a great place to meet a friend for a weekday happy hour. The sushi tastes fresh and the special are on discount during their happy hour. With not that many sushi places in town, this has to be on your radar for a place to go. The Kai roll was very good.

4 Thank DB-Raw
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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179 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 178 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2016

Update to my review of several years ago. Although we do go to other sushi restaurants in town Kai's remains to the at the top of our list. Good food, good service and good prices....something that is not easy to get in Santa Fe in one place.

5 Thank ChefDon10
New Mexico
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68 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2015

Solid place to have lunch, get the bento box. All good and very tasty. Freshly prepared on-site and under the full gaze of anyone interested

3 Thank Vittorio_9
Pagosa Springs, Colorado
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2015

Came to Santa Fe for a special bday getaway and could'nt wait to get my hands on some Sushi! This was not a good choice at all. We got 3 menus, however, the rolls are on a blackboard behind the sushi counter, so you have to leave you table in order to read it. I love sushi and love raw... More 

Thank Pamela L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 21:30
16:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 720 Saint Michaels Dr, Suite 2M, Santa Fe, NM 87505-7600
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Santa Fe
  • Phone Number: +1 505-438-7221

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?