Izanami

4.6
893 reviews
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$30 and under
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Japanese
Izanami serves Japanese Izakaya fare: seasonally inspired small-plates meant for sharing, accompanied by the best sake list in the west. Booths are always at a premium and generally reserved for parties of 4 or more.
A credit card is required for parties of 6 or more. Groups of six or more will be charged $25 for lunch and $50 for dinner per person for cancellations made inside of 24 hours. Izanami is a fragrance free environment.
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CY
Denver
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great pleasure! Delicious food, relaxing atmosphere, excellent service. Great gluten friendly options.

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MY
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent ingredients, thoughtfully prepared, well served by knowledgeable & very approachable staff!
Just an excellent meal in a sublime setting—very enjoyable!

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OT
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Went here for my birthday dinner. Absolutely love it!

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AT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Found this place just by looking online. Has no idea it was a spa and resort just a few miles outside Santa Fe. Incredible location, very friendly and helpful service - but the food wins the day - absolutely amazing, and worth the price. Will absolutely return when next in Santa Fe, and will probably stay overnight here. Do not miss this place is you like Japanese/Asian food.

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AH
Denver
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

This is one on my favorite restaurants in Santa Fe and continues to impress me each time I go there for dinner

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GF
New Mexico
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, Great service, and always a wonderful experience.

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LY
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waitress, Margo, was fabulous. Friendly, knowledgeable, just lovely all around. Thank you!

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S
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Yes, fun atmosphere, food is 5 stars so prices are high, service is great but tables are too close, you can pretty much hear the convo next to you.

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OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing restaurant - one of the best in Santa Fe!

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m
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food. Beautiful restaurant. Highly recommend

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MD
New Mexico
6 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful food choices, fabulous service but the parking is poor.

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RB
Tampa
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, atmosphere and service. Sake flight was excellent as well.

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G
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our first experience with fine Japanese cuisine. Outstanding!
Service was very helpful in explaining every course (we tried the 5 course chef’s choice) and each sake (we tried a tasting flight). Service was attentive but not intrusive.
Food was excellent as well.

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F
New Mexico
62 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Wonderful food in a very lovely setting. We will go again.

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OT
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 3

Average food yet very expensive. Messed up our reservation than added items to bill that we didn’t order!

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RD
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Izanami is fabulous. Best meal I have ever had. Micheal and all the crew are amazing!

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r
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter was very attentive and very polite, , the sitting area was outstanding, the
view of the mountains are magnificent ,last but not least of course our dinner was
delicious, it was beyond everything we expected. A Wonderful experience.

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NC
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nourished and inspired by the Izanami experience - simplicity & innovation

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T
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a great place! The food was wonderful and the staff was very helpful and nice!

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JC
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the most pleasant places in Santa Fe. Beautiful surroundings. Very good food at reasonable prices and friendly service.

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J
New Mexico
8 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was wonderful. Loved the Shabu Shabu! Service exceptional with great care for dietary restrictions. Excellent restaurant!

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AH
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Food is usually a 5-star for us; but was a little missing. The burger was not as juicy as regular. I had the pork belly and it should have been braised for longer as it was tough. Service was okay, but not as good (attentive) as usual. We waited around a lot for our waitress. She might have been busy with a large birthday party, however at some points we waited 10-15 minutes for her to take our desert order and to pay our check.

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DM
New Mexico
3 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Izanami does everything thoughtfully, from the authentic Japanese feel of the dining room to the creativity in the kitchen. It's our special-occasion favorite restaurant.

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CF
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Izunami is a gem - a great place to have outstanding food.

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KO
New Mexico
3 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Love the tapa style! Great hamburger, with a spice rellono. I didn’t expect that! Awesome service too!! I will definitely be back!

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J
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We did not try the wine or beer as saki list was amazing. We were a party of 6;everyone loved the food. Two of us did the tasting menu which was outstanding - fish, meat, veggies, cheese, all outstanding. Service was a bit sloppy, partly due to fitting/serving everything for a party of 6 in booth for 6. With so many beautiful dishes being served it might be better to serve larger parties at a table????? Took away from the beauty as table was always very messy. Still the food is so great - it is expensive but worth the price.

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OT
New Mexico
2 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was wonderful!

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NF
New Mexico
3 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved our meal and the staff were so attentive and courteous. It’s one of our favorite places to go for a special meal. Always a wonderful experience and the food is spectacular.

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GG
New Mexico
7 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed a long slow lunch with my daughter. Healthful, delicious food, stunning environment. The food is creatively and carefully prepared. We left nourished — body and soul.

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BC
New Mexico
4 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Outstanding food and our service has been great every time.

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L
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Food was tasty, service slow and disconnected.
It was clear that my coworkers expected to be able to order sushi, as a menu for sushi was requested, but the. Server didn’t take the hint that we were misinformed about their offerings and choose explain things with additional detail or attention.
For the selections offered with omakase, the flavors were really good perhaps a bit overpriced for the content.

Note to others: this is not a sushi restaurant, however it comes up in the top 3-5 results for sushi restaurants

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VS
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our neighborhood in Las Dos has voted Izanami one of the top five restaurants along with having
THE BEST STAFF IN SANTA FE, NEW MEXICO!

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FB
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always amazing food, and beautiful views on a snowy night. A bit pricey, but it’s an experience.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

margaux & the rest of the staff provided stellar service. thank you for your time, expertise, and overall fantastic attitude.

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RT
New Mexico
37 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Great other than the roads inside 10,000 waves continue to deteriorate to a point where we avoid going there as often as we used to. It's like driving through a junkyard.

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GA
Anchorage
10 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Food was tasty, but pricey. Wine list needs major improvement. Not a single CA, OR or WA wine on the list.

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KR
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Decent overall.

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J
New Mexico
15 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 4

Server took the wrong order and tried to explain that the chef had changed the presentation of the dish (which he hadn’t).

Both my wife and I experienced upset stomachs following the meal

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S
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

One of the best meals I've had in awhile. So delicious.

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f
New Mexico
30 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The food is always great, though this time the gyoza was very dry, like it was over cooked.
Everything else we ate was scrumptious and our waitperson was exceptional.

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