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Izanami

4.9
4.9
2859 Reviews
$31 to $50
Creative Japanese
Izanami serves Japanese Izakaya fare: seasonally inspired small-plates meant for sharing, accompanied by the best sake list in the west. Please note that while we do our best to accommodate your seating, we cannot guarantee requests. We have a beautiful outdoor pavilion with cozy seating surrounded by heaters for a comfortable safe dining experience.

We require guests who dine inside to show proof they are fully vaccinated. There are no requirements for outside pavilion dining. Masks are optional as of 3/15/22 since due to covid cases declined by CDC report.

For INSIDE DINING, please bring along either your physical Covid-19 vaccine card, your relevant state-provided vaccine pass, or a photo of your vaccination card to share upon arrival. We recommend downloading Folio (https://folio.id/wallet-app) to conveniently store your vaccination card.

Thank you for understanding as we work to provide the most comfortable and safe experience for both our guests and our teams.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 31 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Options

  • Order online

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Creative Japanese, Japanese, Farm-to-table

  • Hours of operation

    Mon, Wed–Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm Tue 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (505) 982-9304

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Owned/operated by

    LGBTQ+, Women

  • Executive chef

    Kiko Rodriguez

  • Catering

    Please contact our chef for more ideas: kiko@tenthousandwaves.com

  • Private party facilities

    We have a group coordinator to help plan your special events: from small to large, your own room or private area! Contact us at Izanami@tenthousandwaves.com for more details.

  • Private party contact

    Michael Daudier: (505) 428-6402

  • Neighborhood

    Santa Fe

  • Cross street

    Hyde Park Road

  • Parking details

    izanami is on the Ten Thousand Waves Spa & Resort property in Santa Fe NM. Park in the lower lot or along the driveway up and walk up the footpath to the spa and Izanami. There is accessible parking in the top lot near the restaurant and the spa.

  • Public transit

    RTD Mountain Trail Bus Route<br />http://www.ncrtd.org/rtd-mountain-trail.aspx

  • Additional

    Beer, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • tatami room

    Multiple dates available
    remove your shoes, and take a step into a true japanese dining experience in our tatami room. comfortable floor seating and a garden window view complete this unique dining experience.

What 2,859 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  • New Mexico

    Best Overall

  • New Mexico

    Best Food

  • New Mexico

    Best Ambiance

  • New Mexico

    Best Value

  • New Mexico

    Healthy

  • New Mexico

    Scenic View

  • New Mexico

    Special Occasion

  • New Mexico

    Most Booked

  • Santa Fe / Mountains

    Best Overall

  • Santa Fe / Mountains

    Best Food

  • Santa Fe / Mountains

    Best Ambiance

  • Santa Fe / Mountains

    Best Value

  • Santa Fe / Mountains

    Good for Groups

  • Santa Fe / Mountains

    Healthy

  • Santa Fe / Mountains

    Special Occasion

  • Santa Fe / Mountains

    Most Booked

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  1. D

    Diana

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time being there and just love the atmosphere of the restaurant. Service and food were wonderful! Had a great tim!
  2. AL

    AlexL

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Ambiance was very nice. Food was well prepared and preparation was amazing but it didn't really have true Japanese flavor. Service was excellent from everyone we interacted except our main server. He wasn't the most attentive.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food and service!!
  4. BC

    BalloonCrash1

    New Mexico

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always consistently great everything! The new balcony off the south side will be so nice when it’s done!
  5. CM

    CanaanM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Did a date in the tatami section. 2 people ordering as we pleased until full ran me 185 including the tip. Every plate was superb, all the way down to dessert. Nigiri is two pieces per order, beautifully flavorful. Be prepared to spend, and to enjoy doing it.
  6. L

    Lauren

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service were great as always. The vegetarian food is really good!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome - it was an amazing meal and experience!
  8. D

    Desertdiver

    New Mexico

    57 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    57 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous food, service. We sat at the sushi bar and had wonderful service from the sushi chef and the waiter. Expensive but high quality products. Can’t wait to go back!
  9. MC

    MarthaC

    Western NC

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food4service3ambience2
    This was not what I expected, but I blame myself for not digging a bit deeper into the menu and the place before I booked. The waiter told us it was not so much a Japanese Restaurant as a Japanese-inspired restaurant. They did not serve sushi per se. They either had the fish alone, or a few selections in the Nigiri style, but not maki rolls. The four robed and slipper-shod gentlemen at the next table were also a little weird. They couldn't bother to get dressed for dinner?
  10. P

    Patricia

    Milwaukee

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The miso glazed eggplant and the miso sea bass were out of this world!!
  11. N

    Noonespecial

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    The food was just ok. Every thing else was great.
  12. P

    Pablo

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Izanami's food and sake were nothing short of spectacular. The setting, with the walk up through rain dampened trees, the tatami mats and low tables, made the experience feel as close to authentic as you could get. I almost felt I was back in Japan. The wait staff were attentive, informative, and personable. We were allowed to stay a long as we wanted and did not feel rushed at all. Considering the amount of food and saki, the price was reasonable. Highly recommend.
  13. CS

    ChrisS

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food; best we have had in Santa Fe. We ate outside, and that's the way to go: very nice Japanese structure with cool lamps, plenty of heat, etc. Great service.
  14. S

    Seasons52

    Cancun

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food. Great ambiance. Omar our server was really helpful. Nice pace for good coming out. Thank you.
  15. J

    John

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Room: Excellent Food: Too much sugar in most items. To please the American palate? I don't remember that in Japan and certainly not in Berkeley/SF CA. Very disappointing!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Very Lovely Evening I Hope to return soon!
  17. T

    Trista

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food. Beautiful location. Great service. It was raining and we had a table outside and they were so accommodating with blankets and heaters - really went above and beyond to ensure we were comfortable.
  18. CS

    ChrisS

    Cancun

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a nice meal in a beautiful and special but not fancy setting. Thanks for taking good care of us, the good and service was amazing.
  19. c

    chloe1

    New Mexico

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always such a pleasure to eat at Izanami. Mateo ( the sake sommelier) knows a lot about sake and always ready to help. No matter what you order you will be surprised at the great subtle flavor ic every dish.
  20. D

    Debra

    New Mexico

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    It was a lovely evening. Everyone enjoyed the food. The birthday gentleman requested Izanami. We all agreed, the flavors of all the goods were perfect. After a number of visits, we can confirm the food is perfection and always consistent!
  21. p

    patrick

    New Mexico

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the finest restaurants in town. But, could you please expand the wine by the glass offerings?
  22. C

    Carmela

    New Mexico

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food, excellent friendly staff, one of a kind views. Highly recommend for a lovely unique dining experience.
  23. LO

    LilysOCEats

    Los Angeles

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved our experience,I took my seven year old daughter with me and the staff and manager were very phenomenal.
  24. VB

    VirginiaB

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The sake selection is extensive and excellent. The creativity of the dishes makes it worth trying many and sharing. The staff know their food and beverage selections very well and are able to provide very helpful recommendations. Highly recommend.
  25. TW

    TinaW

    New Mexico

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent!
  26. C

    Cielo

    New Mexico

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Server Mateo was excellent...food excellent...48 th Anniversary perfect
  27. JA

    JoAnnC

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent, varied, delicious food. Service prompt, friendly, explanations of food very honest and helpful. The outside tent is great. Keep iy even when Covid is a nemory. Prices reasonable
  28. g

    geobird

    San Francisco

    42 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Enjoyed the meals. Service is good. A bit pricey. Nice setting.
  29. JA

    JennyA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    It was my second time dining here and just like last time, the food was beyond amazing. We got the sweet pea croquettes, the pork belly tacos, and the wagyu tomahawk steak. Every bite was to die for! Our server was also friendly and knowledgeable, completing our great experience. Can’t wait to come back!
  30. AE

    AmyE

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We've been to Izanami many times, and have always enjoyed it. This time, we brought our friends who were visiting from New York. They are obsessed with all things Japanese, and we hoped that Izanami would meet their standards. We all enjoyed everything we ordered (which was a lot!) and they were hugely impressed. We had a fantastic evening and our friends said they almost believed we were in Japan for a few hours.
  31. MM

    MargaretM

    New Mexico

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Unique experience for Santa Fe. Small plates, sashimi, sushi, everything you need.
  32. MM

    MaggieM

    New Mexico

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The meal was delicious and the service was friendly and attentive. At least three people welcomed us on the way in. We love Izanami!
  33. JL

    JuliedL

    New Zealand

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    The stone bowl the bibimpap came in wasn't hot enough so the rice didn't crisp on the bottom. Also, there were chunks of citrus zest in the ice cream that were bitter and off-putting. Would have been better to have the essence of citrus without the chunks.
  34. IK

    InaK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always impeccable food &amp; service. Beautiful setting. One of our favorites.
  35. CL

    CatherineL

    Denver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful experience and amazing food
  36. AD

    AbbyD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My boyfriend and I both agreed that this was the best meal we had ever had. The setting was beautiful, the flavors were unbelievable, and our server Keith was phenomenal. My boyfriend loves fish, and I am a vegan. The menu offered plentiful options to treat the both of us. The tofu age dish was both of our favorites. I would recommend this experience to anyone.
  37. RD

    RyanD

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing meal and great atmosphere. Incredible Sake selection!
  38. LR

    LoisR

    New Mexico

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We love this restaurant. All food was scrumptious. Have always ordered rare bone in wagu 32 oz. ribeye steak. Our friends preferred medium rare. Too done for us. Should have known better based on us ordering rare all previous times. Still enjoyable. Shrimp tempura always a winner. Sashimi perfect. Still our number 1 favorite place in Santa Fe.
  39. DC

    DeborahC

    New Mexico

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Izunami was wonderful. Zen like. Great food. Great value. We enjoyed every bite. We will go back.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Mexico

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our favorite place to take out of town guests, in this case - Camille, who is half Japanese American. She loved it too!

    IzanamiResponded on June 11, 2022domo arigato gozaimasu for your visit and 5 STARS!!! We are happy your guest, Camille, enjoyed her visit! Thank you for being so supportive. We do not exist without guests like YOU, and please come back soon.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated
    • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Izanami using the Order Online button.

Izanami is rated 4.9 stars by 2859 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 31 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Options

  • Order online
Google Map for Izanami

21 Ten Thousand Waves Way Santa Fe, NM 87501

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Hyde Park Road

  • Neighborhood

    Santa Fe

  • Hours of operation

    Mon, Wed–Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm Tue 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Creative Japanese, Japanese, Farm-to-table

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    izanami is on the Ten Thousand Waves Spa &amp; Resort property in Santa Fe NM. Park in the lower lot or along the driveway up and walk up the footpath to the spa and Izanami. There is accessible parking in the top lot near the restaurant and the spa.

  • Public transit

    RTD Mountain Trail Bus Routehttp://www.ncrtd.org/rtd-mountain-trail.aspx

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    LGBTQ+, Women

  • Executive chef

    Kiko Rodriguez

  • Additional

    Beer, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (505) 982-9304

  • Catering

    Please contact our chef for more ideas: kiko@tenthousandwaves.com

  • Private party facilities

    We have a group coordinator to help plan your special events: from small to large, your own room or private area! Contact us at Izanami@tenthousandwaves.com for more details.

  • Private party contact

    Michael Daudier: (505) 428-6402

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