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Izanami, Santa Fe, NM

Izanami

4.8
4.8
2955 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 been chosen by OpenTable diners as one of the 100 best restaurants for outdoor dining in America. Heaters and blankets assure you of a comfortable, safe dining experience year-round.


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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 70 times today
Experiences are available.

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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.
  • Wine vs. Sake Dinner

    $189.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Sep 21, 2022 only
    It's time once again to take the wine vs. sake challenge! For a seventh straight year we celebrate Santa Fe Wine & Chile Festival in our own special way: a five course dinner with a wine & sake matched to each course. Educational but irreverant, completely fun & delicious. Chef Kiko Rodriguez creates the menu, our sake & wine experts choose their favorites to pair. We vote after each round as well as at the end to declare a winner. The contest has been neck & neck the last few years -- let's see who wins in 2022! Doors open at 6:15 pm and the event starts at 6:30 pm. No substitutions can be made to our seasonal menu for the evening. Omachi shite masu!

What 2,955 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  • New Mexico

    Best Overall

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    Healthy

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    Scenic View

  • New Mexico

    Most Booked

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    Best Overall

  • Santa Fe / Mountains

    Best Food

  • Santa Fe / Mountains

    Best Service

  • Santa Fe / Mountains

    Best Ambiance

  • Santa Fe / Mountains

    Best Value

  • Santa Fe / Mountains

    Good for Groups

  • Santa Fe / Mountains

    Healthy

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    Special Occasion

  • Santa Fe / Mountains

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  1. KS

    KevinS

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    Not as good as last time and I dont like to eat with people bringing their large dogs into the dining area.
  2. B

    Barry

    New York Area

    84 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    84 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What to say: The food at Izanami is extraordinary. Try the Japanese eggplant; I’ve never tasted a preparation so quietly exciting. I even tried the hamburger. Again: superior in quality and preparation. And a remarkable peach cake too. Add a flight of Saki of various flavors. You may need a nap afterwards; or a massage!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food4service2ambience3
    We had a lovely meal but the service was terrible! Normally I would have left but it as a family event and the sake was calming. It’s not as if all the tables were full but they were clearly understaffed. The manager thanked us for being patient yet still applied a 20% tip. It’s probably not the fault of the wait staff, and I would have appreciated someone making this up with a couple of deserts, cups of tea for the table or some other small token of appreciation that did not come out of the pockets of the wait staff.
  4. KE

    KEBE

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Always a favorite place! Food was amazing, service was great even though they were very busy, and ambiance is just outstanding. We will be back!

    IzanamiResponded todayHi Kebe, Thank you for your kind words. I will share it with our team. Your great feedback gives us more energy to hustle! Please come back soon. Domo arigato gozaimasu.

  5. ML

    MmLl

    Chicago

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food and service! Parking is a challenge.
  6. OT

    OuroriginalThanksgiving

    New Mexico

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing Bass! Wonderful and knowledgeable service… lovely Saki flights. The burger is always amazing. It was a difficult meal after a funeral and Izanami brought us comfort and joy.

    IzanamiResponded todayOur condolences... Thank you for visiting us even though you had a hard day. Please use us any time you need to cheer up your spirits! arigato gozaimasu!

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Mexico

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We came a little early after Ten Thousand Waves and they’re very accommodating to squeeze us in. The restaurant itself is very beautiful especially at night and our server was amazing. He was cracking a few jokes here and there. I know there are mouth drooling pictures on here and the food delivered from start to finish! Don’t think about maybe you’ll reserve sometime and trust just do it! You will not be disappointed! :)
  8. k

    kimmerie

    New Mexico

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love everything about Izanami right down to the sunflowers and garden at the entrance. It's a culinary sanctuary a stone's throw from town that checks every box on my dining-out list.
  9. CM

    CherylM

    New Mexico

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Izanami is consistently excellent. The servers and other staff are professional, efficient and friendly. The food is delicious and well presented. Every detail is perfect, including the decor and ambiance. A Santa Fe gem!
  10. p

    patrick

    New Mexico

    22 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Chirashisushi was superb as always. Melon salad a bust...the flavorings /toppings were intriguing, but the melon itself was low quality, not ripe, pieces too close to the rind. Don't serve this dish if you don't have quality melon!
  11. G

    Ginny

    New Mexico

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Jaz was kind enough to seat us on the enclosed porch since I requested a booth and was told it would be OK. I understand that a guarantee shouldn't be given. It was Sunday so no construction. Jaz served us and he is a superb manager. The food was delicious - especially the bass. We look forward to our next visit.
  12. MM

    MikaelM

    New Mexico

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I now realize after my visit to Izanami, I had never experienced fine dining before. This was a first-time experience I will never forget!
  13. S

    Scott

    Austin

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, the best Japanese food in northern New Mexico hands down. Sake menu is outstanding. Be prepared for a more laid back touristy/family customer base, but the service and food more than makes up for it. Look forward to coming back
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice ambiance and excellent food.
  15. MF

    MonicaF

    New Mexico

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful patio, solid & friendly service & exquisite cuisine.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Savannah

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall2food4service3ambience2
    We scheduled this reservation because it was on the Open Table Top 100 for outdoor dining. The weather was phenomenal. For our table, I looked at a rock wall and my husband looked at a parking lot. Obviously Open Table did not vet the experience.
  17. BB

    BruceB

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Japanese in style with a New Mexican flair. A wide variety of food offerings, including gluten-free. Excellent, attentive service. The outside ambience is magnificent.
  18. AB

    ABQMIMI

    New Mexico

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Loved our lunch yesterday...especially the oysters! and the saki recommended by our server. We would only suggest not serving everything we ordered at the same time.IT would be better to space the dishes out a bit. Otherwise it was just great!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Mexico

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exemplary!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Thailand

    5 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience4
    Covid paranoia and server too busy with other customers to get us started for 20-30 minutes and then rushed and lied out (don’t have this or sold out desserts at 7:30pm). We have been a few times before and had this server so a bit bizarre. Other complaints include dropping off plates with no explanation and trying to grab half plates while eating as in moving a jaw, fork or chopsticks. Additionally, violent language in Spanish blaring out of the kitchen. Then asked to give up table but no other customers and an emptying parking lot. Could say more but doesn’t matter it is a world class restaurant but unfortunately some staff were on half strike
  21. BD

    Babsy2Dines

    Las Vegas

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We did the floor seating in a somewhat private room w 3 other tables distanced from us. We ordered about 8 dishes between the 4 of us, along w 4 sake flights and 2 desserts. The service was impeccable and every dish was delicious. The entire experience was perfect and quite memorable! The walk to the restaurant is beautiful, but a bit of a hike, especially if you take the stairs. This restaurant is not to be missed and really a special experience. The menu has something for everyone! Shoutout to our server, Beau!
  22. CR

    CarlosR

    New Mexico

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall2food5service1ambience3
    We arrived a few minutes before our reservation (we had a private tub before our dinner). The hostess (Kassandra) was really nice, very helpful and took us to our table and offered us some water and told us the name of our waiter (can’t remember his name). After she left, it took 17 minutes before the waited came to great us. By then, we already knew what we wanted for dinner…. After taking our order, we didn’t see him again for a good while. Another waiter came over and serve our appetizer (we still have no drinks). By the time we almost finished our appetizer, out waiter finally brought our drinks (a root beer and a cold brew matcha…. It really takes that long?). We got our meals a few minutes later, but the waiter didn’t even clear the dirty dishes from our appetizer…. I finished my cold brew way before my meal, but the waited never offered another drink or a refill. He never poured more water, took away the dirty dishes…. Very disappointed!! Also, he turned the heater off when there were at least 3 tables still there. I guess he wanted us to leave… It was our 8th year anniversary dinner and it is sad that it was really bad service…. We are definitely not going back to the restauran. The food may be wonderful, but no need to have that kind of service. Specially when there are so many wonderful restaurants in Santa Fe. I have to say that we went to Blue Heron last week and what a different of service. For your prices, you would guess the you would have better service, but we were wrong. Lesson learned more expensive doesn’t equal better service…. Just more expensive!
  23. H

    Happy

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    We had a marvelous meal at Izanami. Only three things could have been improved, two the responsibility of the restaurant. First, they were out of almost every drink we ordered. We could have saved time if the waiter had started with a list of what they had so we could have ordered appropriately. Second, the service between the first and second "courses" was slow. Third, the table behind us was raucous. We could hear their whole conversation and peals of laughter throughout our meal. Be we still loved the setting, the servers, and the food.
  24. A

    10thAnniversary

    Houston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was excellent. Highly recommend the roasted mushrooms and sweet corn kakiage. The portions were larger than expected. However, the food comes out as it is prepared so we ended up with a lot of food at the same time and some got cold. The sake flights are a great way to get acquainted if you're not familiar with sake. The deserts (matcha panna cotta, and the house mint chocolate chip ice cream) were fabulous. The service was superior, very Japanese. The only complaint would be check the upper parking first unless you like hiking up the 91 stairs from the parking lot.
  25. d

    davids

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Family and I enjoyed an amazing evening at izanami. The service matched the quality of the food and the Sake pairings were spot on. Can’t wait to visit again
  26. SC

    SylviaC

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our son and his gf were visiting us, and the food and experience was just splendid. I am planning to bring our daughter and her bf next month for her birthday
  27. JW

    JoniW

    New Mexico

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Lovely ambiance. Tatami seating was very minimal it extra cushions were available to pad the seats a bit. Daily special sushi and sashimi were outstanding, as we're Japanese mushrooms and the grilled bass. Bento box and tempura we're disappointingly mediocre. Service was spotty. Our server completely missed one of our items and then got it wrong. Well meaning but poorly trained. Sake menu is amazing and delicious.
  28. V

    Viviette

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always wonderful
  29. JH

    JeffreyH

    New Mexico

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    The Waygu sliced beef for $52 was much smaller than last February when I had it. It wasn’t even an appetizer this time. The peach tart was also much different than last February: it was thick doughy, peaches were hard and would be better served warm. Party of 6 had mixed reviews. Most loved the Sushi and vegetarian dishes.
  30. f

    foodieman

    Cleveland

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    If we had gone here sooner on our trip we would have definitely gone back for a second time...the facility is charming, attached to a spa and definitely has a Japanese feel to the entire experience. The food was SPECTACULAR …. the hardest thing is to pick what you want to eat because you will want to eat it ALL! From steaks to chicken to seafood to ribs to veggies everything was OUTSTANDING! Our group was 21 people (broken up into tables of 6 with most indoor and one table outdoors) ranging from grandparents down to 2 year old and EVERYONE loved everything. Highly recommend if you are in Santa Fe that Izanami restaurant be at the top of list!
  31. BG

    BradG

    Palm Springs

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    When I have guests arrive, I always take them to Izanami as an introduction to Santa Fe. Just a superb experience in every respect.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    A really lovely evening, polite staff, and remarkably high quality fish considering the location. Surprised to see unkempt tables and dirty floor at a restaurant of this caliber though.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff was very friendly. I love the fact that it is very dog friendly and we can take our puppy.
  34. MK

    MarK

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Sushi was very good. Burgers were served well done and ordered medium.
  35. TB

    TamaraB

    Dallas

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoy every meal we have here! Tried some of the new menu items such as miso mole gyoza dumplings & wasabi grilled corn -not outstanding!
  36. a

    arilaurenx

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful service, excellent food, beautiful retreat for dinner. So happy to be able to eat here & enjoy the quality menu.
  37. C

    Crikey

    New Mexico

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time eating out after my husband Kurt Markus passed away. I didn’t realize how much I needed good nutritionist Food.
  38. KM

    KittyMH

    New Mexico

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Delicious divine food each plate was spectacular. The service started out super but our waiter did not check in frequently enough, or ask how we enjoyed a dish and if we would like a next round of small plates or drinks, Otherwise superb!
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and service!
  40. LW

    LynetteW

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Izanami never disappoints. Friendly, chill service, outstanding food, awesome Sake menu in a lovely atmosphere. Excellent lighting and acoustics, comfortable seating, fabulous views. Dining here feels like an “experience” every time.

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

FAQs

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

Izanami is rated 4.8 stars by 2955 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 70 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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