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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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United States
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332 reviews
251 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 483 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

I hadn't been here in a while and was craving tempura. I understand that the restaurant has changed ownership and I did not recognize former familiar faces at the sushi bar. I decided to order a shrimp bento box (be aware, bento boxes are only available at lunch). I was presented with a large, fabulous meal...a steal at about $12... More 

2 Thank SunriseAddicted
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140 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017

Dined here for the first time tonight on a friend's recommendation. Had two rolls and both were excellent. Mango ice cream dessert was delicious. Very pleasant wait staff and an intriguing menu. Seating is pleasant with plenty of parking in a strip mall area of the City. I've eaten a lot sushi, and Kai is top notch.

4 Thank Carlsonce
Jupiter, Florida
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017

I've eaten at Kai many times and I've never had a bad experience. My brother and I often go there for their "happy hour", which I believe is from 4:30 to 6:00. The happy hour menu is short, but it is discounted and offers a select choice from their regular menu. Kai is reminiscent of family restaurants in downtown Tokyo.... More 

2 Thank John D
Santa Fe NM
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110 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 177 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 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 

5 Thank Charliie2109
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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77 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 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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67 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
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
Reviewed 18 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 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 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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455 reviews
235 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 358 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 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

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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?