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Izanami, Santa Fe, NM

Izanami

4.8
4.8
3082 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 75 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 3,082 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. LB

    LuisaB

    New Mexico

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined today

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

    JMWNM

    New Mexico

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

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

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day 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.
  4. SW

    SandyW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

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

    Pdimar

    Amarillo

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

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

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    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.
  7. CM

    CindeeM

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

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

    Michelle

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    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.
  9. NS

    NadineS

    New Mexico

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

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

    ChristineL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

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

    CatharineS

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

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

    NicoleH

    New Mexico

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wine vs Sake. Excellent pairings & delicious food!
  13. TE

    TonyE

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Annual Wine vs Sake dinner Very different and fun experience
  14. F

    Foodlover

    Canberra

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    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.
  15. AS

    AdobeSusan

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always excellent food, sake and overall experience.
  16. AE

    AmandaE

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    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.
  17. JP

    JeffP

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    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!
  18. F

    Foodlover

    Canberra

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    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
  19. TB

    TonyB

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

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

    EricG

    New England

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    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.
  21. N

    Natalie

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    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.
  22. A

    Anna

    New England

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    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 5 days agoHi 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.

  23. 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 5 days agoHi 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.

  24. 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
  25. E

    Ella

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall3food2service1ambience4
    The service is very poor. The staff were moody, the waitress forgot that we were there and we had to wait quite a long time to order anything or even for the check. We didn't know they don't serve sushi at lunch. The ambiance is pretty, the food is okay but not recommended for sushi lunch.
  26. KW

    KWend

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful location, environs, and food! Friendly and helpful staff. Best dinner of our trip!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Mexico

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Impeccable as usual. Thank you for the great birthday dinner.
  28. BS

    BrianS

    New Mexico

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food great service beautiful place to have a nice meal. I cannot recommend enough.
  29. BR

    BReal

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    We enjoyed our evening at Izunami. The hostess was very welcoming, the atmosphere was amazing. The wait staff was very busy and seemed to cater more toward the wealthy looking couples in our section. He was not welcoming or friendly with us, he took more care of the other couples surrounding us. We spent almost 1,000 in one night with the spa, and on food- but its ok we were so relaxed from our massage that the stuck up wait staff didn't offend us. We will certainly return, because the food and the other staff and services are what keep us going back each year.
  30. P

    Pokiebuddy

    New Mexico

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service with the customer first in mind. We had several plates, Green Tea, Saki. All were delicious specially the Miso Sea Bass. We will return soon.
  31. EZ

    EllenZ

    New Mexico

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience5
    The food here is wonderful, no doubt about it. But our meal ended in disappointment when we were told that of all the dessert listings on the regular menu, only one was available. There were two desserts on the specials menu, but neither of them appealed. I spoke with one of the managers on the way out, telling her that the meal was great, but that when it ends in disappointment, that's the feeling you take home with you. She said they were getting ready to change the printed menus to reflect the actual offerings. Lame excuse. Don't advertise what you can't serve, and if you run out during the evening (that was not the case here), let people know in advance so they don't look forward to the fresh peach pie with ginger ice cream.
  32. GG

    GiGi

    Dallas

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An amazing find in Santa Fe! The food was really well prepared and Mateo did a great job of pairing sake with it. The location can’t be beat. Highly recommend.
  33. A

    Angeleno

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful location just outside of town, lovely indoor booth, great service, good flow of food. Loved my vegetarian dishes (bibimbop, vegetable starters), boyfriend enjoyed his dishes, he had a few critiques (he is Japanese), overall was a wonderful meal/experience.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Naples

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food- professional and friendly staff- great ambience.
  35. EW

    EileenW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I went to Izanami for our wedding anniversary dinner. It was marvelous! Great food served in "small plate" share style, which made it very intimate and fun. They also have an extensive saki bar and menu. The portions were small to invite sampling of multiple dishes, so be prepared to drop a good deal of money on the experience. The whole experience was well worth the investment, in my opinion!
  36. R

    Rosie

    San Diego

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and wonderful wait staff. So welcoming and stents ve.
  37. G

    Geerke

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible experience that ruins most other Japanese restaurant experiences we get in Denver 😉. We love the food and ambience, you take such care in the prep and presentation, every nuance is noticed and appreciated. We’ll be back! Fred and Kris
  38. s

    slimshrimpskins

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Service and ambiance were outstanding. Gorgeous sake list. Some dishes outshined the others. The ones that shined were beautiful.
  39. S

    Scott

    Austin

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Fabulous overall.
  40. R

    Rebecca

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Izanami is in a beautiful setting. Especially the outdoor seating and the area close to the windows. The service is attentive without being overbearing. Our waiter knew the menu well and the servers were pleasant and efficient. The food is very interesting. We had 2 small plates and a bento box ( very good deal) which we also shared. It was plenty of food especially since the small plates were very generous and the scallops with crab and creamy rice was quite rich (and delicious). There is an extensive sake selection, although we just had tea, which offered several interesting choices.

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 3082 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 75 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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