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20. Kai

Those who frequent Kai, located at the Wild Horse Pass and Casino, are eagerly awaiting it's return on Sept. 5. (Currently, the upscale restaurant is closed while Chef Joshua Johnson and his staff perform their annual ritual of traveling in the hopes of finding inspiring new ingredients and foods for the updated fall/winter menu scheduled for release this November.)  Kai, meaning "seed" in Pima, is primarily focused on serving guests with Native American cuisine, rich in history.  Chef Johnson uses locally grown ingredients provided by the Gila River Indian Community in his cooking.  Outdoor patio seating reveals the splendor of panoramic, scenic views of the Arizona landscape. The restaurant strictly enforces a business casual dress code, so diners should prepare accordingly.