Located on Windrose Ave, Kai brings its own take on modern upscale Asain infused dishes. If you are looking to experience something new, here is where your next date night should be. They have different rooms that range from three bars, full-service lounge area, two outdoor patios and a private dining room to host parties.
Along with elegant room decor, the menu itself has a lot to offer such as sushi, robata grill, and classic Asian dishes with a cultural twist to it. Starting with the appetizer, the Foie Gras Trio defines itself as a delectable starter. The foie gras dumpling was stuffed with fatty flavor that made me want more. I was happy that there was a second bite of it. It was a nice soft meaty flavor with a touch of eel sauce. Finishing with a light, airy creme brulee that had a burnt sugar glaze on top. I savored every second of every bite.
Not only will this dish impress your date, but it’ll impress those taste buds as well. The Canadian Lobster is a tempura freestyle recipe that contains no starch (which usually holds a lot of oil), leaving nice light lobster bits. Fresh crisp lobster tail beautifully plated on a lightly battered coral reef bed of noodles to dip in sauces of wasabi mayo and spicy ponzu sauce. Not sure which sauce I loved more but dipping them together made my heart sing.
The Ribeye was sensational. It was cooked just the way we wanted. The steak was seasoned to perfection and had just the right amount of drizzle of soy. The shiso chimichurri sauce added that oriental element on the already juicy ribeye. I can taste the authenticity of the chimichurri sauce and the infused shiso playing in the background. To pair, the soy glazed eggplant and shiitake mushroom couldn’t have been a better combo.
Since we couldn’t get enough of the spectacular foods, we had to finish off with their delicious sweets. We had a fresh Coconut Pannacotta and on the right, we had a Yuzu Cheesecake. If you have never had pannacotta before, the texture is in between an airy jello/ yogurt consistency. This Pannacotta had hints of freshly cracked coconut notes to it. On top was a scoop of blackberry ice cream, lightly sweetened rice crispy cubes, sweet ripe blackberries, and drops of passion fruit and blackberry sauce. The cheesecake was elegantly homemade topped with watermelon sorbet, sugar opalines, and meringue. I was a bit dubious about the pairing of watermelon and cheesecake but the waitress assured me it was one of her favorites. After tasting it, I can’t believe no one has ever thought of it pairing together! All the elements were a bit different but complemented each other so tastefully.
Cali, our waitress, made excellent suggestions, especially when everything on the menu sounds great. All of their items were fresh, nothing was overdone, all the way down to where the fruit on the dessert was ripe. The dishes we tried were well thought out down to the presentation and taste.
Kai is located at 7301 Windrose Ave, Suite C150 Plano, TX 75024. They also serve brunch on Sundays from 11am-4pm. Half price on all rose wine and sparkling.
*This meal was hosted, and all of the opinions are my own.