Izanami

4.6
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$31 to $50
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Japanese
Izanami is currently open for outside dining for limited service per the current Public Health Order. Our top priority is keeping you and our employees healthy. As we reopen, more than anything, we want you to be safe and comfortable. Masks are required at all times when you are not seated at a table. We kindly request that you wear your mask when interacting with your server. It gets chilly in the evenings, so we recommend bringing something to keep you warm.

We have our menu available for curbside takeout. Please visit the following website for more information: http://www.izanamitakeout.com/

Izanami serves Japanese Izakaya fare: seasonally inspired small-plates meant for sharing, accompanied by the best sake list in the west.
Izanami is a fragrance free environment.

**Please visit https://tenthousandwaves.com/uploads/documents/Spa_in_the_Era_of_covid_7_10_v2.pdf to see New Mexico's current quarantine requirements**
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LeslieD
New Mexico
25 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In the midst of this pandemic, this restaurant took every possible precaution and still offered excellent caring and competent service, a thoughtful ambience with lots of flowers, tables outside and far apart, and very very good food.

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MarkG
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience1

Was seated on a narrow balcony overlooking a dirt road.....not the kind of ambiance we were expecting. Also, we were told by our waitperson that we had to wear our masks at the table whenever a staff member was present.....very over the top.

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ScottD
New Mexico
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great place, food & service. Patio was very nice. We felt safe in this crazy pandemic which says a lot. Will be coming back soon.

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vipPatrickR
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. Thank you Raul.

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vipOdileR
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Like being in Japan but a wagyu beef served as in America , perfect for worldwide traveler stuck in the Us for the period

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vipFluffytheSquid
Miami
12 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

I love this Onsen and restaurant. They have done well to cope w COVID - it isn’t easy but the crew from Aug 5 were more on their game than Aug 4. I would definitely come back as this is a group of people that really care. Aregato:

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OpenTable Diner
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Lovely, came because my friends daughter is vegetarian.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure. I come here every time I visit!

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NaomiM
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My partner and I went to Izanami for my birthday, as we were visiting Santa Fe. It was my first time dining at a restaurant since quarantine began and it was an amazing first experience. We ordered the chef’s menu and a few more items to share between us and EVERYTHING was delicious and interesting. The staff was friendly and helpful and great recommendations/explanations of menu items. I wouldn’t change anything except maybe dimming the lights in the dining room/on the patio a little? I can’t wait to return to Santa Fe and Izanami.

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vipKathleenP
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've always wondered why there were so few places that had outdoor patios or eating spaces in Santa Fe. The climate is near perfect for outside dining. The mild weather begins in March and extends through October. Heaters could extend the season longer. So kudos to Izanami for setting up two tents so that we could enjoy the food which is fantastic. We had shishito peppers and grilled eggplant that could not have been better. The vegetarian bento box had delicately fried tofu, the cucumber avocado salad, stir fried vegetables and noodles so delicious that I couldn't stop eating them. The saki flights are the perfect complement to the food.

Izanami
Responded on August 5, 2020

Thank you very much for your feedback! It's been an adventure moving outside and we're evaluating ways to make some of it permanent for years to come. You made some great meal choices - I must admit I've had the sesame noodles almost every night this week :) We hope you join us again soon!

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CherylM
New Mexico
5 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The views were beautiful. The presentation of the dishes was exquisite. The food was delicious, especially the eggplant. We appreciated the expertise of the staff.

Izanami
Responded on August 5, 2020

Thank you very much for your review! We have been so delighted to be open for patio dining, allowing our chef to be truly creative with the presentation of our dishes. I'm glad that you enjoyed your experience! Please join us again sometime soon!

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deborahf
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

their attention to every detail----from architecture to plate---is truly impressive. chef Kiko's food is certainly cooked with love, and the portions are huge. they are doing a great job keeping up with these changing times: from take out, delivery and now patio dining with the best views in town.

Izanami
Responded on August 5, 2020

Thank you for your kind review! We put love in to all we do here and I'm so delighted that it shows through. We're pretty spoiled with our views up here and enjoy getting to share them with you! We hope to see you again soon!

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AmyB
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service and food and beautiful setting on make-shift patio outside. Little close to traffic coming through and people picking up carry, but what else could they do there? Servers were excellent. Thank you!

Izanami
Responded on August 5, 2020

Thank you for your feedback! We've been evaluating how we may be able to improve the ambiance in the future, but we do appreciate your understanding in the meantime. I'm so glad to hear that your service was excellent and we hope to see you again soon!

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OklahomaFans
Oklahoma City
2 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2020
Overall2food3service5ambience1

Should have turned on the outdoor heaters. Warm food went cold in minutes. Eating outside isn’t worth the high money

Izanami
Responded on August 1, 2020

Thank you for your review! We are still adjusting to life outdoors under the tent and learning how we can make it better every day. We typically turn the heaters on by request in an effort to conserve resources, though we have taken your feedback and are looking in to how we can be more mindful of keeping our guests warm. We also have blankets that we give out and wash after use to keep everyone cozy. We hope you'll visit us again!

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vipmickeysue
New Mexico
17 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We had not been to Izanami in several years and didn’t know what to expect. They sat us outside in front of the water feature which was quite nice. The food was wonderful. We had shishito peppers and a wonderful avocado and cucumber salad, plus amazing pork belly tacos. We will definitely go back!

Izanami
Responded on August 5, 2020

Thank you for your review - You got some of my favorite dishes, particularly the pork belly tacos! We look forward to having you back!

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CrystalA
Denver
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Izanami is incredible. We had many offerings off of the menu and every single one was outstanding. Must try!

Izanami
Responded on August 5, 2020

Thank you thank you!! We hope you'll come back soon!

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Anne
New Mexico
2 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Celebrating my son’s 18th birthday. Lovely vibe under a white tent and clear sides under a beautiful stormy night.

Izanami
Responded on August 1, 2020

Thank you for joining us! We can't get enough of our view up here and the rainy nights under the tent are just lovely. We hope to see you again soon!

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chrisj
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great ambiance!
Great service!
The potatoes with aioli were nothing more than French fries with mayo...all other menu items were exceptional!!

Izanami
Responded on August 1, 2020

Thank for your feedback! I'm so glad that you enjoyed your visit!

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Michael
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great, per usual!

Izanami
Responded on July 27, 2020

Thank you kindly! Please come again soon!

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vipKathyF
New Mexico
2 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my very favorite restaurants. They took spectacular efforts when required to pivot from indoor dining. They have created several lovely outdoor “distanced” tables under tented spaces. We were fortunate to have made early reservations and got a table on their fantastic patio, overlooking the most breathtaking mountain views. The food and service both outstanding, as always.

Izanami
Responded on July 27, 2020

Hi there - thank you for your review! We appreciate the feedback on our patios and we're glad that your food and service experience didn't skip a beat! We hope to see you again soon!

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vipKML111111
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a special place. Don’t miss it.

Izanami
Responded on August 1, 2020

Thank you for your review! We think it's a pretty special place too :) We're so glad that you agree! We look forward to seeing you next time!

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vipebela
New Mexico
24 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The outdoor dining experience was lovely. The views are outstanding, as is the food. We especially liked the fish dish that was part of the tasting menu.

Izanami
Responded on July 27, 2020

Thank you your review! We are so glad to have our tasting menu back and it gives us the chance to be creative. We have ahi tuna tacos on the tasting menu this week that are divine! We hope to see you again soon!

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KrystalW
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfection in every bite. Flavor in every sip of sake. Needless to say, my boyfriend and I were like school age kids on a tour of Japan, giggling with delight every time a plate came from the magical wonderland of the Izanami kitchen. We watched the sun set over the glowing mountains while we dined and drank, the colors of the clouds changing even as we consumed each decadent course. Will never forget this amazing experience - we'll be back!

Izanami
Responded on July 27, 2020

Thank you so kindly for your review! We are so glad to hear that your experience was outstanding. We hope that you come back to enjoy our magical wonderland again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The beautiful trickling rain with the warm fire and great service made for a memorable experience. Thank you!

Izanami
Responded on July 21, 2020

Thank you kindly! We try to keep it quite cozy on a rainy, summer evening up here. We're glad that you enjoyed your experience! We hope to see you again soon!

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vipBobS
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Izanami was, as always, fantastic in every way!

The outside seating they have created to deal with the Governor’s ever-shifting Covid rules for restaurants
is warm, inviting, and what you would expect from one of Santa Fe’s top food destinations.

Izanami
Responded on July 21, 2020

Bob - Thank you so much for your kind review! We're so glad that you enjoyed our patio and your experience with us. We hope to have you up for dinner again soon!

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FloraN
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Both times I’ve come to this restaurant I have been truly impressed by how simultaneously subtle, complex, and truly delicious the food is! Somewhat expensive but worth the cost!

Izanami
Responded on July 21, 2020

Thank you very much for your review! I have to admit, Chef Kiko amazes me every day. We may be his biggest fans. I'm so glad that you enjoy it too! We hope to see you again soon!

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SarahT
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I wish I lived in Santa Fe so I could go all the time!

Izanami
Responded on July 21, 2020

We wish that you lived in Santa Fe and could come all the time too!! Thanks for the kind review :)

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HeidiB
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our dinner very much.
The view was beautiful

Izanami
Responded on July 21, 2020

Heidi - I'm so glad that you had a wonderful dinner! We're pretty spoiled with our view up here. We hope that you can come up again soon!

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LiNa
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This company is adaptable, impeccable and fluid with the times! Thank you for keeping it local!

Izanami
Responded on July 21, 2020

Thank YOU for the kind review! It's a strange world we're navigating but we're so glad that you're in it with us! We do love, love, love our local producers. Hope to see you again soon!

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JayBee
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Food was a mixed bag. Everything was delicious except the waygu beef. The sauces and veggies were deliciously cooked. The chicken and the hamburger were to die for. The sales were wonderful!! But the tomahawk was not good at all and the beef in the bento was nearly inedible.

I starved myself all day for the tomahawk and I was crushed when I realized I cook better meat at home.

We ate there 2 nights in a row and had a great time. I would go back for sure, but I will not order the waygu again.

Izanami
Responded on July 21, 2020

Hello there! Thank you so much for your feedback. I am so glad to hear about the food that you loved - that nami burger is an all-time favorite of mine. I am so disappointed to hear about your wagyu! I'll pass your information on to our chef so he can talk to our supplier and make sure that we are continually getting the best product. We appreciate the details so we can improve in the future! Please let me know when you are in next so we can take good care of you!

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Jewls
New Mexico
2 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

We ate at Izanami twice in a row. Both nights the food was just ok. For the expense, the food did not meet my standards. We paid for a $100 dollar steak and it wasn’t cooked. It was raw. The staff took care of us amazingly and worked hard to accommodate our group. So many things were great but a few sub par food dishes for the amount paid account for my lower rating.

Izanami
Responded on July 21, 2020

Thank you for your feedback! I am so glad to hear that the service was outstanding and that we took good care of you. I do apologize for the food being anything less than perfect. I will take your information to the staff for educational purposes so we can improve for the future. Can you please reach out to me when you come in next so that we can make sure that you get a proper Izanami meal?

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JosephG
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

This was our first time here. I took my wife for her 50th birthday. We ordered bento boxes. My meal came out first and there was a delay of about 15 minutes before my wife's meal was served. I waited until she was served and by the time I was able to eat my food was cold. I don't know what the delay was but I assume the waiter forgot to enter her order. We will probably not return unless we are there for a spa day.

Izanami
Responded on July 15, 2020

Thank you for your feedback! I apologize that the timing was off for your dinner. We are tapas style and send out dishes as they are ready as opposed to coursing meals, though it sounds like yours was quite the time difference. I will talk to the team from that evening and see if they were made aware of the situation and have any insight as to what went wrong. Please let us know if you decide to come back so we can make sure that you are well taken care of and get a true Izanami experience!

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Beth59
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The spectacular views, the attentive waiter and the creativity of the menu started us out on the right foot ! Once the food arrived, in perfect stages, we were blown away!
May be one of the most perfect restaurants in the U.S. We will return soon!

Izanami
Responded on July 8, 2020

Thank you so very much Beth! I am delighted that your experience was spectacular all around and that you love our restaurant so much! We're a little partial, but will have to agree with you on that one :) Can't wait to have you back!

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Coco
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience2

We were initially seated directly in front of the curbside pick up & requested a table on the other side which was happily accommodated.
Service great ... food came out extremely quickly... Bento Box meat a bit cool as though warmed up.
Sashimi salmon did not seem Sushi grade.
Overall very enjoyable food & service ... just a bit more attention to food would have made it great. Somewhat disappointing but perhaps the times a reflection of things being off.

Izanami
Responded on July 8, 2020

Coco - thank you for your feedback! I am sorry to hear that the food was anything less than perfect. I assure you the meat is cooked to every order and not warmed up. The sashimi is delivered fresh and we do change it on a very consistent basis to ensure quality. I suggest coming up again soon - we have a BEAUTIFUL ahi sashimi right now. I'll pass your comments on to the chef so he can check in on what could have caused this lapse. Let me know next time you're in so we can take care of you!

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Vanessa
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

It was a wonderful experience, the server was amazing really professional and helpful. The ambiance was quiet and peaceful

Izanami
Responded on July 8, 2020

Vanessa, thank you for the review! I am very glad that your service was amazing - I will let the team know to keep up the good work! See you again soon I hope!

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vipMegF
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

wonderful! definitely recommend sitting outside

Izanami
Responded on July 8, 2020

Thank you Meg! Outside is where we all feel best right now and we're so lucky to have the views to go with it! I'm glad that you had a great time and we look forward to seeing you again!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Paloma was amazing server. Will go back soon.

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SamW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gorgeous meal, gorgeous views! The food was absolutely incredible, staff super friendly, efficient and helpful. Beautiful ambiance. Highly recommend!

Izanami
Responded on July 8, 2020

Sam - Thank you for such kind feedback! I am so delighted to hear that your food, service and ambiance were all so wonderful. We hope to have you back again soon!

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olgal
New England
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Absolutely love it!!! Good food!! Gorgeous views!!! Very pleasant to eat on the balcony table!!!

Izanami
Responded on July 8, 2020

Thank you for your review! The balcony tables are so lovely and peaceful - I am glad that you enjoyed your visit! We'll see you next time!

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JamesG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, and a great ambiance. Loved trying so many different things from the menu. Staff was great.

Izanami
Responded on July 8, 2020

Thank you thank you! We appreciate your kind words and hope to see you again soon!

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Izanami offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (505) 428-6409.

Izanami is rated 4.6 stars by 1360 OpenTable diners.

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