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Izanami, Santa Fe, NM

Izanami

4.8
4.8
4389 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; dress warmly for optimal outdoor dining.



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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 63 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Creative Japanese, Japanese, Farm-to-table
  • Hours of operation
    Mon, Wed–Sun 12:00 pm–4:30 pm Daily 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, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Dog Friendly, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • tatami room

    Multiple dates available
    You have reserved a true traditional Japanese experience floor seating (with no well under the table for legs). Remove your shoes, and take a step onto our tatami room. A garden window view completes this unique dining experience. This is a unique experience, but it can be challenging for those with limited flexibility. Please let us know in advance if you need to change these reservations, as we will not be able to offer other options upon arrival. Children under 10 are not recommended.

What 4,389 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

Loved For

  • New Mexico

    Best Overall

  • New Mexico

    Best Food

  • New Mexico

    Best Ambiance

  • New Mexico

    Innovative

  • New Mexico

    Healthy

  • New Mexico

    Great for outdoor dining

  • New Mexico

    Great for scenic views

  • 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

    Innovative

  • Santa Fe / Mountains

    Healthy

  • Santa Fe / Mountains

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Santa Fe / Mountains

    Great for scenic views

  • Santa Fe / Mountains

    Good for special occasions

  • Santa Fe / Mountains

    Most Booked

4,389 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    New Mexico

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was excellent as always. The new menu was VERY disappointing. There were many more GF options and they are no longer there. The sashimi and the panna cotta were fantastic; however, the rest was just fine.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very good food and service. This restaurant never disappoints.

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  3. eatinggeorgia

    Atlanta Metro

    25 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Enjoyed a great dinner after visiting the Spa co-located with the restaurant. The small plate tapas style allowed the two of us to sample a bunch of yummy plates. The big issue was we were seated next to two big parties which were loud and boisterous. The servers were clearly favoring the big parties and kept banging into the back of my chair. By the tenth time it was annoying.

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  4. JohnH

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a pleasure. One of my favorites in Santa Fe.

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  5. alixb

    New Mexico

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Izanami is consistently a wonderful experience. Thoughtful mindful attention.

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  6. kimi

    New Mexico

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The kaki fry was not up to par as previously experienced. Are you using a new purveyor ?

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  7. MikeS

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was slow. Food delicious as always though!

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  8. njsc

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As a solo dinner, I enjoyed my visit. The bartenders Ava and Paloma were very friendly and made me feel very comfortable. The food was delish. And it was cool to be introduced to a sake abundant pour for prosperity. The squid lantern light was very unique.

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  9. Peter

    New Mexico

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Highly recommend the Udan noodles! We also had smoked pork ribs, kale salad, and crispy rice with tuna. All were exceptional, but the noodles were over-the-top good. The staff were attentive and friendly. We have been coming here for years because the food is consistently exceptional. Highly recommend!

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  10. Natalie

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Incredible food and drinks. 10/10. We tried and liked every single dish they served us including desert.

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  11. GFried

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great as usual! Izanami never disappoints. The food is delicious and the service is stellar. I will try to not forget about happy hour next time.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Izanami is such a wonderful restaurant. The vibe is wonderful, and the service is outstanding. It’s a must if you are visiting Santa Fe. The food is great and the sake selection is one of a kind. It’s a casual atmosphere and very fun. Don’t miss!

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  13. FoodFans

    Los Angeles

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and the service were excellent. As odd as this may sound, we ordered five dishes and they were all served within ten minutes. We were hoping for a leisurely dinner.

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  14. Margo

    New Mexico

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were a party of six, celebrating a birthday. From Juan, who greeted us at the door, to Sterling, our server and all of the others, we were treated very well. The food was wonderful, we never felt rushed, but always felt attended to. Not our first dining experience at Izanami, nor will it be our last!

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  15. Luv2dine

    Los Angeles

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful place. Had a booth with a view. There was a mild snow overnight and everything was dusted with snow. Was really magical. Food was awesome. Next time in SF, will definitely go back and try something I didn’t have before. The whisky sour was incredible as well. Thank you!!

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  16. JonathanD

    Coastal Georgia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had an amazing experience here. From start to finish was amazing. Wonderful staff, delicious food, and a great atmosphere. I highly recommend.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    New Mexico

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We go back there over and over. Good quality of food, very nice atmosphere.

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  18. MA36

    Denver

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We sat outside on the covered patio. The surroundings our beautiful. Our server, Alina, is very knowledgeable about the menu and helped us choose, in a good way. The staff was attentive without being intrusive. The food was excellent, the flavors unique and very satisfying. This will be on our list whenever we visit Santa Fe

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  19. GloriaK

    New Mexico

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    we have always had great meals and services from Izanami. We will continue to go for meals.

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  20. JohnC

    Oklahoma City

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful food and service. This is a fun place to dine.

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  21. Mary

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    You will be enchanted by the ambiance, delighted by the service and the meal will be consistently outstanding!

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  22. HMBGal

    New Mexico

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything we ordered was delicious! Service is always great, too.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Could not have enjoyed it more! Food is exquisite, service is excellent.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely exceptional from start to finish. Worth every penny.

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  25. Parisienne

    New York City

    61 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    61 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A little slice of Japan in Santa Fe! Great sushi, sashimi and cooked items. Wide ranging menu. Cold sesame noodles and eggplant dishes were standouts as well as the ebi tempura skewers. Nice cocktail, beer wine and huge sake selection. Nice little food products for sale at the entrance. Meyer lemon olive oil and matcha genmaicha tea are excellent.

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  26. Steph

    New Mexico

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Finding sashimi and sushi in the desert... Good luck. This is as close as you'll get to high quality Japanese cuisine. Make sure to allow a budget of $80 per person minimum.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Izanami used to be one of our favorite SF spots. Last night we ate outside in the pavilion and their was one server for the whole pavilion and it was packed. Took forever and people around us were irritated about the service and canceled food they ordered and left. Sadly, we are done with Izanami.

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  28. SBtravels

    New Mexico

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Greatest selection of sake pretty much anywhere east of California. Dessert chef is a magician. Always a treat.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    New Mexico

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lucky we have this special restaurant in Santa Fe, NM.

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  30. Lynn

    New Mexico

    51 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Izanami is always great. A beautiful setting. Terrific service. Excellent food. Nothing on the menu is less than very good. There is a new addition that is a perfect bite - cubes of crispy rice with spicy tuna, avocado, and jalapeño. You may think that you’ve had this before and that it’s so Twentieth Century. But this version explodes with tastiness in your mouth. It’s surprisingly good.

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  31. KarenM

    New York City

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The nicest people, the most delicious food, beautiful heated patio.

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  32. NadineS

    New Mexico

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love dining at Izanami. The best tofu age! Always great food and sake.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had an amazing dinner here sitting at a tatami table. The service, ambiance and food were all top notch - especially the sashimi, roasted mushrooms, and short ribs! It’s so hard to find good sake, and all three sakes we tried were amazing. 100% recommend!

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  34. Kawika

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved everything except the brutal stairs up to the restaurant

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  35. RobertZ

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food. Sauces were wonderful. Had the game hen with two delicious sauces and sesame noodles.

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  36. JosephS

    New Mexico

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Generally excellent. Only one flaw. We ordered desert and waiting and waited, probably 1/2 hour or more. Finally a waiter came by and said, "Did you get your desert?" We said no. He made sure it was delivered. Someone forgot.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely fabulous. Best Japanese inspired restaurant in Santa Fe. Beautiful setting, courteous staff and wonderful food.

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  38. Noname1

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent all around experience! The setting is majestic and very unexpected in New Mexico.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Memphis/West TN

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had an exceptional experience at Izanami! From the moment you walk up the hill, you feel transported away from Santa Fe and are immersed in Japanese style and culture. Every dish we tried (specifically the sashimi and beef) was highly enjoyable. The sake list was very impressive and the non-alcoholic cocktails were also delicious.

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  40. MerylR

    New Mexico

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Delicious food at a reasonable price. Didn't care for the mole sauce on the gyoza but everything else was terrific, especially the Nigiri

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FAQs

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

Izanami is rated 4.8 stars by 4389 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 63 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

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–4:30 pm Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • 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, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Dog Friendly, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, 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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