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Izanami

4.8
4.8
2795 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.

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Booked 33 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Delivery

  • 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.

Menu

View menu on restaurant's website

What 2,795 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
  • 4.9Food
  • 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

    Outdoor Dining

  • Santa Fe / Mountains

    Special Occasion

  • Santa Fe / Mountains

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  1. M

    Mathis

    Phoenix

    57 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    57 reviews

    Dined today

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    The quality of the fish and food speaks volumes and needs no pretention; however, the presentation honors Japanese culture in a respectful yet playful tribute that entices you. It is wonderful to have the food stand out without the restaurant being stuffy.

  2. AS

    AltaSkier

    New Mexico

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Our party of four chose to share plates. The waiter was very helpful in showing us which dishes work well for sharing. I definitely suggest the Waygyu beef on a rock if available -- a cook-it-yourself on a hot stone dish that's fun and delicious.

  3. p

    patrick

    New Mexico

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    great food, great service, incredibly fresh sushi.

  4. A

    greenArlene

    Charleston

    34 reviews

    4.0

    34 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    We had very young servers who were just learning so we had a few issues. Food was excellent!

  5. FC

    FoodieCO

    Denver

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    We rated ambiance as a four because where we were seated was cold - next to windows with an open transom above our table. We asked to move and we’re seated at another table, which was drafty but better. Food and service were excellent.

  6. I

    Ibis2

    Houston

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Exquisite food. Great service.

  7. J

    Jeff23

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Greatly enjoyed the way the staff interact with patrons, explaining the dining experience and gently coaching one into the meal. The food is a blend of flavor, culture and artistry. Even being out under the gazebo on a breezy, unusually cool evening was well handled by the staff.

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Loved the outdoor seating. The sake sommelier made brilliant recommendations for us novices. Wonderful hospitality and an amazing mixture of Japanese tapas foods!

  9. RL

    RLS123

    San Francisco

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wow what an amazing experience. The service, food and sake were absolutely amazing. I highly recommend this restaurant 😊

  10. f

    foodie76

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was our first time dining there. We were blown away by the overall experience. We are definitely going back.

  11. MB

    MaryB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    This is my favorite restaurant in the Santa Fe area. I appreciate the proof of vaccination requirement for indoor dining. Small plates allow one to experience and share a large variety of food. One shortcoming is that there are no mixed drinks other than the Sake based selection.

  12. H

    Happy

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The very best place to eat in all of New Mexico! The staff is warm and wonderful! I can’t imagine eating anywhere else!

    IzanamiResponded 6 days ago

    domo arigato gozaimasu! We are focusing on teamwork lately, so we are glad you had a warm feeling from our staff. Please come back and see us soon.

  13. JG

    JGKMD

    New Mexico

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The outdoor dining venue is beautiful. All the staff members were friendly, knowledgeable and professional. The food is delicious and presentation is outstanding.

  14. JN

    JaneN

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely experience

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was great and the view fabulous!

  16. D

    Dani

    New Mexico

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall2food4service3ambience5

    The experience was below expected, sadly. Service was not as Warm and welcoming as in the past. The restaurant was out of many different things, like sparkling water, spicy crab and warm food ( they run out of gas so no cooked food was available). They were kind enough to treat us with free deserts. Also, very unpleasant to have to show proof of vaccination in order to go to the restroom. I used to love going to Izanami, but not sure I will be coming back any time soon…

  17. PM

    PMac

    Austin

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Ate after our massages at Ten Thousand Waves. Food was excellent.

  18. r

    rickid

    New Mexico

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    A pleasant way to end our 10k Waves experience. Highly recommend.

  19. JR

    JohnR

    Austin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Outstanding in every way! We will return next time we are in Santa Fe.

  20. T

    Tama

    New Mexico

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything about our experience at Izanami was stellar. We had a new server who shared with us that she was in training. I would have not known that otherwise. Her level of attentiveness was perfect and she very much was present and genuine in her interaction with us. The food was beautiful in presentation and delicious. I love the sake flights and enjoyed the experience of sharing them with friends. Dining at Izanami is one of my favorite outings….delightful and sublime.

  21. LR

    LoisR

    New Mexico

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We ALWAYS take guests visiting us to Izanami. Tonight was perfect too. Had cucumber/avocado salad, shrimp tempura, oyster fried tempura, kurobota pork belly tacos, and the 32 oz. Nebraska Wagu in bone. I can't say enough about this restaurant. Perfection.

  22. DW

    DawnW

    New Mexico

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wow, after a slump due to Covid, Izanami has come back! The past two times we visited, once for lunch and once for dinner, the food, service, and ambience have been the best we've ever had. There are more dishes that feel Japanese on the menu, which is as it should be for a gorgeous Japanese style spa. Even though it was VERY expensive for a few slices of sashimi, I tried the maguro last night. It was the best sashimi I've ever had: the fish was translucent, almost jewel-like, and so fresh it seemed ethereal. No regrets there. The sake list was much reduced due to the inevitable shipment delays but the sake sommelier recommended trying the "ancient shrine" izumo fuji, and we were not disappointed. Definitely a favorite and I've tried most on the list. My son had the vegetarian bento box and loved it as always. We were really happy to see new vegetarian and vegan items appearing on the menu! We both tried the vegan rice balls and they were terrific--rice balls have always been a favorite of mine, especially the grilled ones. I also succumbed to temptation last night and ordered the shichimi fries. These are not light eating but they really are awfully good...a guilty pleasure! A couple of requests: bring back the Japanese pickles! And the miso soup! And it would be fantastic to have a vegetarian or vegan ramen (or other noodle) option. A caveat if you're new to Izanami: I don't recommend going during peak hours when it's crowded. You'll get better food and attention, and it will be less noisy and hectic during off hours, especially if you go early. Also be aware that your food will come out when it's ready and not in any kind of order, which may mean a main dish appears before small plates or everything will land on your table at once. You can mitigate this by ordering things in batches if you really want to take your time.

  23. IA

    IllinoisAnnie

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Ask server for recommendations. We loved the grilled avocado.

  24. KW

    KaylaW

    Miami

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Disappointed that patio is now closed in

  25. M

    Megan

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    One of the best meals we have had in a long time. Amazing ambiance outside, just wish the lights were dimmed a little bit and dogs weren’t allowed on the patio (dog fight broke out). Overall, amazing experience and dish after dish - we were impressed.

  26. e

    evelynw

    New Mexico

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food hard to find anywhere outside of Japan. The menu had mixed innovative options with the restaurant's own Japanese twist. Everything we ordered was scrumptious including ribs, wagyu beef, tuna tacos, passion fruit tart. Service was great. Servers were experienced and fun. You were never rushed. We went there twice in mid-May and made reservations well in advance, which is necessary for any day of the week.

  27. M

    Mark

    New Mexico

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always delicious and reliable, Izanami is both beautiful and special.

  28. SR

    StephanieR

    New Mexico

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    As far as I am concerned, Izanami is the best restaurant in Santa Fe.

  29. T

    Tbtb

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    The Nebraska beef that we cooked by stone at our table was delicious. The dry cold sake was also wonderful- what a sake list! I had never seen so many choices! Eggplant and tuna tacos were also excellent dishes. Loved the outdoor ambiance. Will definitely return!

  30. JG

    JanetG

    New Mexico

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Enjoyed the whole meal

  31. MD

    MarkD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    We have not been to Izanami since COVID. Was surprised that the chef special was no longer served. Besides that we had sushi, and a great meal, and as always the service was very friendly and on point. We look forward to seeing the new addition. We will be back again.

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My boo thing and I have been here for our anniversary and even when friends come into town. It’s a really great example of a niche restaurant here in Santa Fe. The staff are always lovely and the food never disappoints

  33. AW

    AndrewW

    Denver

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    Food was so good and the hot stone to cook the meat one was a special treat! We enjoyed the experience! We mentioned it was our birthdays and wish there has been a special touch of something to celebrate the occasion. Especially after being from out of town to celebrate here.

  34. DL

    DebraL

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Fabulous experience. Delicious food and great service!

  35. KM

    KleinM

    New Mexico

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Izunami is one of the great restaurants in Santa Fe

  36. LC

    LisaC

    Dallas

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This our third visit to Izanami and I swear it gets better every time. The sashimi appetizer never disappoints! The service is excellent and the setting is beautiful.

  37. A

    Allen

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4

    Overpriced. Food is not authentic or good. Service is ok.

  38. SC

    SchroederComm

    Tallahassee

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delightful meal in an incredible environment. Highly recommend!

  39. JD

    JohnD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food and service was outstanding. It’s definitely worth going to. The sashimi was super fresh, and the kitchen food is not to be missed either. You will not be disappointed, go ENJOY!!

  40. AM

    AnnaM

    Dallas

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience4

    Delicious food Menu a bit confusing between what’s a main and a sharing dish. Had to be explained to each table

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 4.8 stars by 2795 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

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7:00 PM


Booked 33 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Delivery

  • 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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