Review of KoSin at the Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort & Spa, Chandler
Ko'Sin - What I Liked
- Not your typical salads and sandwiches for lunch
- Freshly prepared, using natural ingredients
- Large chairs, comfortable dining room and outdoor patio
- View of golf course, pool, mountains
Ko'Sin - Be Aware
- Resort prices
- Not fast
- Not for kids
Soft Fish Tacos at Ko'Sin © Judy Hedding
Ko'Sin - The Mood
Ko'Sin fuses American standards like burgers and club sandwiches
with this award winning Executive Chef's Native American style and penchant for
fresh, natural ingredients. The dining room is spacious and
comfortable, and Ko'Sin is the place where the resort often sets up
special holiday dinners and buffets.
Ko'Sin - The Damages
Most work-a-day folks won't stop by at Ko'Sin for lunch, where a sandwich, nonalcoholic beverage, tax and tip will cost more than $20. Burgers start at about $11, sandwiches are about $13, and other lunch entree items are in the $13 to $15 range. Desserts are $8, soft drinks $3. Wines by the glass are offered starting at $8 per glass.
My Review of Ko'Sin
Tres Leches Bread Pudding at Ko'Sin © Judy Hedding
I noticed that Ko'Sin often prepares enticing special occasion meals and brunches on various holidays, like Easter and Mother's Day. So, one day when we were looking for something other than a burrito or burger for lunch, we headed to Wild Horse Pass Resort & Spa on the Gila River Indian Community (near Chandler) for lunch.
The menus here are not extensive, offering just enough selections for meat, fish and vegetarian diners to find an appealing selection or two. Everything at Ko'Sin (means "kitchen") is freshly prepared and designed by acclaimed Executive Chef Michael O'Dowd, who also is the mastermind behind the resort's other main dining spot, Kai, the only AAA 5-Diamond and Mobil 5-Star Restaurant in Arizona (2010). At lunch we sampled the Sun Dried Tomatillo & Tortilla Soup accented with Pulled Chicken & Pepicha Pesto (lovely!); Soft Fish Tacos over Shaved Lettuce, Refried Tepary Beans with Queso Fresco, Marinated Corn, Avocado Relish & Fire Roasted Salsa (thankfully these tacos are nothing like those you'd get at your typical Mexican restaurant); Wild Horse Haystack with Shaved Pastrami, Corned Beef, Sauerkraut, Melted Gruyere Cheese on Toasted Rye Bread Accented with Chef’s Spiked Remoulade (a tasty stack of meat with fresh and crisp wedge fries); and the Flat Iron Steak Salad With Romaine Lettuce, Crumbled Bleu Cheese, Roasted Peppers, Cipollini Onions & Portobello Mushrooms, Splashed with Red Wine Herb Vinaigrette (creative, but the meat was overdone/chewy and the sauce a bit sweet for my taste). For dessert we shared one Tres Leches Bread Pudding with Hard Whiskey Sauce and Wild Berry Compote (so good I wanted more) .
Dining Room at Ko'Sin © Judy Hedding
The dinner menu is equally unique. On that menu you'll find a salad
of Hand Picked Sustainable Root Vegetables, a Spiney Lobster Tail Corn
Dog, Hand Picked Jumbo Lump Crab, Gulf Shrimp & Bay Scallop Cakes
With Native Tepary Beans, Baby Spinach & Mexican Papaya Salad;
Slow Cooked Hudson Valley Duck Breast With Wild Berry & Lavender
Empanada, Native Wild Rice with Asparagus and other enticing items for
Ko'Sin is appropriate for resort guests, a ladies' lunch out, a business meeting, or a special occasion. It is also a great place to stop after you have enjoyed the free Culture Tour at the resort. Ko'Sin is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Resort casual attire is appropriate, but a dress code is not enforced here.
Where to Find Ko'Sin:
Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort
5594 West Wild Horse Pass Blvd.
Chandler, AZ 85226
Date of review: June 2010.
All dates, times, prices and offerings are subject to change without notice.
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