For an unforgettable meal that’s just outside of city limits, head to Kai. Yes, it’s a hotel restaurant, but it’s not just any hotel restaurant. Dining here is a truly immersive experience, where every detail of every dish is explained in a way that tells a story of the land and people of the Maricopa tribes. By the end of your meal, you’ll know the backstory behind the cholla buds on your plate and be on a first-name basis with your server, who will probably wax poetic about the saguaro blossom syrup. Kai has built up plenty of buzz for its elevated service and fine dining interpretations of tribal foods, which include Arizona-grown ingredients and items sourced from a partnership with a non-profit that preserves ancient lines of heirloom seeds.
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