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About Izanami

Izanami serves Japanese Izakaya fare: seasonally inspired small-plates meant for sharing, accompanied by the best sake list in the west.
A credit card is required for parties of 6 or more. A cancellation fee of $20.00 per person will be charged if cancelled inside of 24 hours.

21 Ten Thousand Waves Way
Santa Fe, NM 87501
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Japanese, Yakitori

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Daily: 11:30am - 5:00pm - Closed for lunch on Tuesdays

Dinner: Daily: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
Hyde Park Road

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(505) 982-9304

Website:
http://tenthousandwaves.com/food

Parking Details:
izanami is on the Ten Thousand Waves Spa & Resort property in Santa Fe NM. Park in the lower lot and walk up the footpath to the spa and Izanami. There’s a call button at the bottom of the path if you want a ride. Follow the handicapped signs to drive to the upper lot, closer to the restaurant.

Public Transit:
RTD Mountain Trail Bus Route
http://www.ncrtd.org/rtd-mountain-trail.aspx

Executive Chef:
Kiko Rodriguez

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
see our facebook page for special sake pairing tasting dinners

Izanami Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.6

value

4.1

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Quiet

94% would recommend it to a friend

Creative Cuisine (43)
Scenic View (37)
Worth the Drive (35)
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Fit for Foodies (34)
Special Occasion (34)
Authentic (33)
Good for a Date (33)
Good Vegetarian Options (28)
Tapas (24)
Tasting Menu (23)
Fun (22)
Healthy (22)
Great for Lunch (21)
Romantic (20)
Good for Anniversaries (19)
Good for Birthdays (19)
Local Ingredients (16)
Neighborhood Gem (16)
Casual (15)
Cozy (15)
Gluten Free Options (15)
Organic (13)
Quiet Conversation (13)
Good for Groups (12)
Great for Outdoor Dining (12)
Bar Seating (11)
Business Meals (10)
Notable Wine List (10)
Seasonal (9)
Comfort Food (8)
People Watching (8)
Hot Spot (7)
Late-night Find (7)
Sunday Lunch (7)
Vegan (7)
Afternoon Tea (7)
Quick Bite (6)
Afternoon Coffee (5)
Paleo Friendly (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Disabled Access (5)
Great Beer (4)
Spicy (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
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·Dined 2 days ago

We love Izanami. The food is great, the waiters nice & knowledgeable. It is peaceful even when busy. The lanterns & beams are beautiful!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined 4 days ago

Was disappointed that food was so unhealthy. Lots of sodium and sugar! High cholesterol meats. I expected beautifully prepared fresh vegetables and healthy rice dishes. I would suggest you add some healthier versions of foods for your menu as it would tie in to the idea of a health spa. Spa is wonderful, restaurant not so much. Lower lighting in the restaurant would make the atmosphere nicer. desserts were not great. Overall not a good enough dining experience to want to return. We have spent many hours in the spa but will not be returning to the restaurant.

Tags: Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 5, 2017

I was staying at the resort and didn't want to go too far for dinner. Within 100 ft of the spa doors, the ability to remain comfortably in my spa robes and to be treated very well by an attentive staff made a huge impact on my dining experience. The vibe, decor, cool ingredients and friendly staff make Izanami a worthy experience.

Tags: Fun, Scenic View
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Best hamburger in town, hands down. Great vale @ lunch for Wagu beef.

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 (New Mexico)·Dined on November 27, 2017

We were fortunate to be there on a night when seafood was on the tasting menu. The food is always fantastic, but a lot of the time, the available seafood is not good enough for them. This time almost every course was seafood, one of the highlights being grilled shrimp with some "chili threads" that looked like long strands of saffron. Also as usual, there was a delicious sake flight to go along with the omakase.

The service is wonderful, and it's so polite that servers pause and wait and apologize for interrupting your conversation. There isn't one out of 100 American restaurants where someone doesn't keep coming up and (interrupting you!) asking if you're enjoying your meal and so on. The food is so excellent (and authentic) that it would be worth going even if the service were typical, so this level of quality service is a big bonus.

Tags: Fun, Notable Wine List, Tapas, Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy, Authentic, Scenic View, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Delightful evening - great experience. A bit distracting to have spa patrons dining in their bath robes.

Tags: Tapas, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Tasting Menu
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·Dined on November 25, 2017

Beautiful restaurant with an inspired menu and attentive, friendly service.

Tags: Fun, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 21, 2017

The food is tasty but tiny tiny portions. The Waiter was not pleased that my grandma wanted her sake hot and from that moment on he basically ignored us. It felt very snobby. I told him specifically about a pepper allergy and he asked the chef and said the duck would be fine, but the endives on the same plate were COVERED even visibly in black pepper and un-edible to me. However, he never stopped back long enough for me to tell him. Dishes were never cleared from the table even through desert - on a very cramped table as it was with 6 people. It was my first time here and I had high hopes but, from the money, was disappointed.

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Another reviewer also noted condescending service once he/she asked for hot sake. The server explained to us that hot sake is bad sake. As a sake expert, I can say categorically that is not true. It should certainly not be the basis for a condescending attitude, which we also received. Additionally, I think the food was inconsistent. The tonkotsu ramen lacked flavor and was so poorly constructed that it could barely be considered ramen. You can seriously get better frozen ramen than the stuff served at Izanami. The rice they use is also second rate. I hope the restaurant can correct some of these issues. I think a little more humility, a little less riding on the laurels of their past acclaim, would go a long way toward making Izanami better.

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·Dined on November 19, 2017

The dining experience at Izanami goes beyond most found in Santa Fe. The building itself is a masterpiece, the ambience, the creation of fine craftsmen and design. It gives the feeling of walking into a far way land.

In the kitchen, Chef Kikko and his comrades made every dish with hours of preparation and care. The service was impecible, Trent was our server, and his knowledge and level of professionalism was only brightened by his comfortable grace. The support staff come through with a humble smile, and more information about our meal, on every occasion; they created a clean space for each new dish to come out off of the chefs tasting menu, called Omakase, I highly recommend this... Our pallets were delighted upon each new flavor and food pairing, and the Sake... Oh the Sake. Just a tour through the Sake list alone is beyond words. When you combine this all with a nouturing experience at the spa adjacent to Izanami, Ten Thousand Waves, it is a world class experience. Not to mention a perfect date! Thank you all for making the experience warm and welcoming. You go above and beyond! ❤

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Tasting Menu, Spicy, Healthy, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Good Vegetarian Options, People Watching, Business Meals, Afternoon Coffee, Scenic View, Disabled Access, Hot Spot, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Happy Hour, Sunday Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Late-night Find, Organic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic, Cozy, Quick Bite, Comfort Food, Tapas, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Casual, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Gluten Free Options, Fun, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Afternoon Tea
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on November 17, 2017

After a great spa night ..the food is just the right touch to finish a great visit

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·Dined on November 15, 2017

Food was exquisite. The choice of the sake/food pairing was a great idea because the selection proposed was exceptional.
Service was friendly and professional. The general ambiance was nice.
Definitely an excellent place to eat!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Tapas
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

The food was beyond unbelievable. The setting was beautiful. We had a great view of the mountains from our seat near the bar. Although it was too cold to sit outside, the balcony seats would be a nice place to sit at in the summer.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Gluten Free Options, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Great food with gluten free options. We had the tuna sashimi and grilled salmon. Both dishes were fine dining quality at a great price. Delicious! Good date night restaurant that won’t break the bank!

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 (New Mexico)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Izumani is one of my favorite restaurants in Santa Fe and I have been there often. This was not my favorite experience there but it is still a great dining experience.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (New Mexico)·Dined on November 10, 2017

The food was good, not outstanding but the view we had with a window table was very nice. It is out of town & the only reason to eat here is after a treatment at Ten Thousand Waves. Not worth driving up here when there are many other better restaurants in town.

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 (New Mexico)·Dined on November 10, 2017

I am not exaggerating, this is the best restaurant at which I have ever eaten! I always order the tasting menu. Out of this world!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Incredible! A wonderful bday celebration. Great company, great food - and extra great waiter and Scottish hostess!!!!!

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Great Beer, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Tapas
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Incredible meal -- every bite was full of delicious flavors! Simple but amazing. Excellent staff and beautiful ambiance.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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 (Portland)·Dined on October 27, 2017

We stopped in for dinner after visiting Ten Thousand Waves on the same property and had an very good meal. The menu is comprised of small plates, grilled skewers, and specials (no sushi!), plus an excellent sake list and very good beer and wine selection. Service was attentive, helpful, and well-timed, and all of the five small plates we ordered were very good -- the favorite was the grilled avocado with soy sauce, lemon, and freshly grated wasabi. Very simple and just excellent. A great find for a fun and interesting meal.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive, Gluten Free Options, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Notable Wine List, Fun, Bar Seating, Vegan, Creative Cuisine, Great Beer, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 25, 2017

Absolutely wonderful experience. I would love to go again. Great atmosphere and wonderful service. I don’t think I’ve ever had a better experience.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Romantic, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Excellent as always. I love everything about this place.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Seasonal, Business Meals, Local Ingredients, Comfort Food, Good Vegetarian Options, Cozy, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Izunami is a very authentic Izakaya- style Japanese restaurant, which is like a gastro-pub. Many parts of the decor, including the beams were brought over from Japan. The interior has lovely private booths, bar seating and a tatami room, and there is a beautiful outdoor seating area.

The food is always very fresh and creative and delicious. The menu is made up of small plates of cold, hot, grilled and fried. And the sake variety offered is extensive and amazing. And going after a spa treatment at the associated Ten Thousand Waves, is a real treat!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Bar Seating, Authentic, Casual, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Chef’s tasting and sake pairing menu - nothing notable about either. It was just regular Japanese food options - hamachi sashimi with a delicious yuzu sauce, shishito peppers with sesame, garlic, sea salt, hamachi kama (very small for a kama and two two people), shrimp tempura - just shrimp tempura, black cod, and a ginger snap with a small scoop of ice cream. Disappointing all-in-all. Sake wasn’t paired; it was just given to us in five small cups; we were told “Enjoy five different types of sake.” Service was green and uninterested in engaging with us regarding food and sake - a millennial issue???? Hostess was NOT engaging from the moment we walked in the door to our exit - no eye contact or smile!

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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 20, 2017

After having a lovely afternoon at the spa next door it was a perfect ending to a perfect day. It is serene; the food incredibly tasty; the service wonderful.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 20, 2017

A lovely, casual restaurant that is part of the renowned Japanese-themed spa, 10,000 Waves. The food is seasonal, varied, and delicious -- lots of options for meat-eaters, vegetarians, etc. Do not miss the super-modern restrooms with Japanese fixtures, the building's beautiful carpentry, the long sake menu.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on October 19, 2017

First night we had the both the regular nigiri and grilled, rice was too mushy and rice balls were made with a heavy hand. We had the Karaage chicken again someone had a heavy hand with the tongarashi seasoning. The veggie tempura was greasy with poor batter. The kinpiri gobo was too dry and needed a little more sugar. Lunch the next day was much better. I had the hamburger with furukake fries. I enjoyed that. My wife had the donburi which was good. It could have been a little more moist. We both had the noodle salad as a take out and enjoyed that. Japanese food shouldn’t be so spicy. Most sauces are a blend of shoyu, sugar and salt as a base. Izanami could be a great restaurant with some changes in the menu and seasoning of the food.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Awesome, as always. Our #1 in Santa Fe.
The food is always amazing but now I know to also order a bowl of soup with every meal.
Their soups are excellent!

Tags: Seasonal, Romantic, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Afternoon Tea, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 19, 2017

What a nice night. A Ten Thousand Waves soak followed by a great dinner with great friends!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Healthy, Authentic, Gluten Free Options, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies
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 (Guanajuato)·Dined on October 16, 2017

We discovered this gem on our recent visit to Santa Fe. The setting is lovely and while the atmosphere was lively, we were able to dine leisurely and to carry on our conversation. Our waiter was incredible, introducing us to the amazing sake list and to exploring the new tastes to perfectly complement our meal. We chose the chef's menu and each course was superb.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2017

The best meal I have had in Sante Fe. The service was exceptional

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 13, 2017

We loved this restaurant! We were celebrating our friend's birthday and ordered the Omakase. Both the food and the service were stellar. We loved Trent who was our server. We cannot wait to come back.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Simply one of the finest restaurants I have EVER eaten at (I'm in my sixties and have traveled a lot.) Fabulous Japanese food and drinks in an exquisite setting i the mountains (next to a Japanese spa) and a knowledgeable, competent and friendly staff.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Scenic View, Vegan, Healthy, Organic, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Tapas, Good for a Date, Authentic, Bar Seating, Romantic, Hot Spot, People Watching, Worth the Drive, Afternoon Tea, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Paleo Friendly
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Due to the owner having the staff hold a table for her and if we had known we had to sit out in the path of traffic when we made our reservation, this anniversary celebration could have been better, but the food and great service made up for an inconsiderate owner ( I wonder what the fire marshall would have to say ??!!)

Tags: Bar Seating, Scenic View, Quick Bite
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·Dined on October 7, 2017

Izanami is a longtime favorite. The chef's tasting menu is the best and it rotates with the seasons. The staff is wonderful and attentive. Izanami is one of Santa Fe's best gems.

Tags: Disabled Access, Casual, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Paleo Friendly, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on October 6, 2017

Izanami is excellent, all-around! We were especially blown away by the pork ribs. Enjoy!

Tags: Special Occasion, Healthy, Scenic View, Good for a Date
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on October 6, 2017

So much fun, if you are looking for a fun experience and new flavors this is the place to go!

Tags: Organic, Romantic, Late-night Find, Creative Cuisine, Authentic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 2, 2017

It was our first dining experience and we were celebrating our 30th anniversary
The service was nearly a five but our lovely and sweet server under charged us but we noticed and corrected it. The quality of food was excellent although we would not recommend the skewered apps. Nothing outstanding. The ribs were amazing!! As good as over seas and the complimentary deserts WOW. Thank you chef! A tad noisy but nothing major. It is by far one of the most pleasurable-dining experiences from a couple that has dined at Michelin star restaurants
Well done! Next time the spa 🙏🏻

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·Dined on October 2, 2017

Our waiter was an expert in sake and added a great deal to our experience

Tags: Scenic View, Cozy, Tapas, Notable Wine List
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 1, 2017

We went for a Massage and a good, healthy Japanese meal before hand. The setting was lovely, but we had a wait even with a reservations, which can be expected, however the place to wait was too small and too crowded. I would have like to sit at one of the "sunken tables" the kind that makes you feel a small bit more like being in Japan, but we were not given the option.

The food was EXTREMELY expensive for very little...certainly not enough to make even a part of a meal. We ordered two entrees, steak cooked on a stone and a special eggplant dish. The hamburgers at the same price looked pretty big, but the food we ordered was not enough to be even considered an appetizer. We figured the few raw steak rectangles we were given that were 2 1/2" x 1 1/2" and were only 1/8" thick, cost us $5 a piece and shrank to less than a mouthful when cooked on the stone. The eggplant dish was similar. The dessert was pretty good as was sake, but that didn't make up for our shock at the price we paid to be left hungry at a crowded table with busy servers who forgot to bring our drinks.

Tags: Scenic View, Gluten Free Options, Vegan
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