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Izanami, Santa Fe, NM

Izanami

4.8
4.8
3100 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 71 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.

What 3,100 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 Service

  • New Mexico

    Best Ambiance

  • New Mexico

    Best Value

  • New Mexico

    Healthy

  • New Mexico

    Scenic View

  • New Mexico

    Most Booked

  • Santa Fe / Mountains

    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

  • Santa Fe / Mountains

    Special Occasion

  • Santa Fe / Mountains

    Most Booked

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  1. I

    Impressed

    Dallas

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved it! The food was excellent, the atmosphere was very relaxing and the service was great!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, great service
  3. S

    Summer

    San Diego

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall1food3service1ambience4
    Unwelcoming restaurant. Staff is inattentive and makes you wait far too long for everything. Food is good and facility is beautiful. Poor service is a HUGE strike against Izanami.
  4. NY

    NYClockdown

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really great service and great fusion cuisine. Lots of choices and ingredients top of the line!
  5. G

    Garnets

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Though very polite, service seemed disorganized and scattered. Dishes were brought to our table that we didn’t order. Service was slow in picking up used dishes. Lots of service people around but seemed scattered. Some were in street clothes others in appropriate attire. Main entrées came out separately. One dish took a very long time. Flavors of the dishes have been better in the past. Has been our favorite restaurant but our last two visits have been disappointing. I do think that Covid has been stressful for restaurants and it may take awhile before things get back to where they were.
  6. JF

    JosephF

    New Mexico

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    This is the second time we have dined there with a reserved time and had to wait more than a half hour to get to our table. I know this time there was road construction, but the first time was inexplicable. Food was great, as ever.
  7. E

    Eiram

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Had a wonderful dinner
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Mexico

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sarah was a wonderful server. Food was excellent as always. Thank you for another perfect evening.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food5service4ambience4
    The food was really good, and our waitress was great. But when we were seated we were given menus and on the back of the seasonal menu was a customer’s entire credit card number and all info written down. When I pointed it out to the employee who seated us he didn’t have any legitimate explanation. I’m going to be watching my credit card statements very closely.
  10. L

    8Lo505

    New Mexico

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great food and wonderful service as usual. Will be back.
  11. JB

    JustineB

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    This is such a lovely experience. The space is beautiful, you have several dining environment options, the food is delicious, the service is great. I've been back more than once and would highly recommend.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Mexico

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A special birthday lunch that was as expected, excellent food, especially nice server and service, and the ambulance was very aesthetic.
  13. LB

    LuisaB

    New Mexico

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Izanami never disappoints. The food and service are consistent; the atmosphere is inviting, beautiful, special.
  14. AM

    AlixM

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really one of the best meals I've ever had and such a beautiful, tranquil place. Lovely service too.
  15. NM

    NMNYDiner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall2food2service1ambience4
    Two hostesses took many minutes to acknowledge my presence, although I stood right in front of them. They were too busy looking at their screens. I had a reservation but had to wait to "check in" and then wait again for my table. There were plenty of empty tables visible. Was seated about 20 minutes late.
  16. JM

    JMWNM

    New Mexico

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Quality in all the food and everywhere you look. Excellent staff. A wonderful menu. And a romantic setting in the mountains.
  17. DB

    DanaB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Enjoy the menu with an open mind and palette - be willing to try something new and you will be rewarded!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Super fresh fish and veggies straight from a local farm. Delicious and beautifully presented dishes. Amazing service and setting. This is my favorite restaurant in Santa Fe.
  19. SG

    SuzanneG

    Philadelphia

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My friend and I met for lunch here for a long overdue catch up. The food was delicious altho there was no sushi on offer that day. We did try a salí tasting which was wonderful. All of the items we shared were delicious. The atmosphere was relaxed and quiet so we could chat and catch up. The sea bass was amazing as was the cucumber salad
  20. SW

    SandyW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Amazing! Food is consistently wonderful. It's an experience and I love it!
  21. P

    Pdimar

    Amarillo

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome dinner, very reasonable, recommend to everyone
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is so good that we dined at Izanami two nights in a row! I highly recommend the sea bass, the tempura prawns, and the broccolini. The staff was wonderful and recommended a very good saki for us to try. We celebrated our anniversary and our server brought us a small but delicious chocolate dessert.
  23. CM

    CindeeM

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent! Celebrated an anniversary with them with delicious small plates. Every one with incredible flavors. Don’t miss the saki flights!
  24. M

    Michelle

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience5
    Food was just okay. Maybe I'm more picky about it because I'm Asian but it was pretty bland. The onigiri didn't have any seasoning on it - would've been much better with seasoned rice or furikake. The bibimbap doesn't had gochujang? Kind of strange. Most importantly the waiter was not nice. He only took our order and gave us the check - everyone else did all the work. We ordered 4 pork belly tacos and only got 3. Waiter didn't notice because he's not even the one dropping off our stuff. What was really off putting was when both my boyfriend and I said thank you - the waiter said you're welcome sir as if I didn't matter. Was it because he was expected to pay? Awful service - cannot recommend.
  25. NS

    NadineS

    New Mexico

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We always enjoy Izanami. In the sake flight, the Old Virtue Toku was outstanding.
  26. CL

    ChristineL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Superb food and atmosphere!!! My favorite place to take a friend who is new to Santa Fe and 100,000 Waves.
  27. TE

    TonyE

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Annual Wine vs Sake dinner Very different and fun experience
  28. NH

    NicoleH

    New Mexico

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wine vs Sake. Excellent pairings & delicious food!
  29. CS

    CatharineS

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a fun time at Wine and sake. . Hate having to have a minimum number of characters.
  30. F

    Foodlover

    Canberra

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Izanami’s Wine vs Sake challenge was a total hit. The outdoor seating was perfectly suited to the Santa Fe warm nights and the Japanese fusion dishes were perfectly paired with the wine and sake choices. The best element though was the ambience. It was so much fun! Thanks team Izanami.
  31. AS

    AdobeSusan

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always excellent food, sake and overall experience.
  32. JP

    JeffP

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was a special event at Izanami--a wine vs. Sake dinner during Santa Fe Wine & Chile Fiesta. We have attended the last 5 of 7 years. We also dine at Izanami when there are no events--it is simply some of best food in Santa Fe and that's saying something. Special Sake, well prepared Japanese fare with a bit of the SW thrown in. This is an absolute must dining experience. Remember to buy the staff a 6-pack!
  33. AE

    AmandaE

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    I was not able to attend due to a positive Covid test. No refund or options to refund were issued - even though I called in advance and did what I could to mitigate any exposure to others. This was very disappointing.
  34. F

    Foodlover

    Canberra

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything on the menu looked delicious. Great service, Omar was welcoming and offered great advice with the dishes. Beautiful location in a traditional Japanese restaurant in the hills outside Santa Fe
  35. TB

    TonyB

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food, great ambiance and great service...I highly recommend.
  36. EG

    EricG

    New England

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Unique setting overlooking Santa Fe about 4-5 miles outside of town. Japanese small plate menu. Dishes arrive as they are ready with the expectation that they be shared. Great service. Server was attentive and very helpful in terms of explains unfamiliar dishes/wines and making recommendations. Food was varied and delicious. Overall very enjoyable experience.
  37. N

    Natalie

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was amazing! The tea, the beef, the fried chicken, and the fries were our favorites. Amazing options for gluten free/dairy free diets too.
  38. A

    Anna

    New England

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I took my son here for his birthday. Our waiter, Raul, was super attentive, kind and informative! The food was delicious and the overall experience wonderful! I would definitely return on my next trip to Santa Fe.

    IzanamiResponded on September 21, 2022Hi Anna, We are glad you and your son had a wonderful experience. Santa Fe has lots of restaurants even though it’s a small town. We appreciate you chose us for your son’s special day! We hope he can bring his partner and his kids in the near future! Domo Arigato Gozaimasu. PS: I will make sure Raul gets your kind message.

  39. RN

    RobN

    San Francisco

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A wonderful and notable sake list! And the bibimbap is unique and wonderful!

    IzanamiResponded on September 21, 2022Hi Rob, We are glad you enjoyed Bibimbap. It’s actually Korean food; just like Californians and Texans enjoy Mexican food daily, Japanese also enjoy Korean and Chinese, so our chef introduced us to our menu. We change our menu 4 times a year. Please come back and see us again! Domo Arigato Gozaimashita.

  40. N

    Nope

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience1
    Way over priced for what you get. Food was not all that great

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 3100 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 71 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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