Izanami

4.7
1969 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.

Per governors orders, we are now open for outdoor and indoor dining, with limited capacity. Please note that while we do our best to accommodate your seating, we cannot guarantee requests. We have a beautiful new outdoor pavilion with cozy seating surrounded by heaters for a comfortable dining experience.

Our outstanding take out and delivery is available to order at www.izanamitakeout.com

Our top priority is keeping you and our employees healthy. We have installed state-of-the-art MERV13 filters in the HVAC system and upper air germicidal UV lights to kill 99.9% of airborn particulates. We pride ourselves on being the safest indoor dining in Santa Fe!

Masks are required at all times when you are not seated at a table. We kindly request that you wear your mask when interacting with our serving staff.

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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 1969 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.5
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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okbyme
New Mexico
21 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Delicious but not precious or aggressive. Generous portions.

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RachelV
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was an amazing experience. The over all mood was great. It kind of reminded me of when I went to Japan with the amount of care they put into it! Great food

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AmandaC
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I had such a great time here. We can't remember the last time we had a meal so good. And it reminded us of some great experiences we had at a few Japanese restaurants in NYC when we first met. Truly unique and amazing in its own right and we will definitely come back!

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SantaFeFoodie
New Mexico
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went with dear friends from out of town. Food great. Service great. We were inside the restaurant which has amazing ambiance. You feel like you’re in Japan. Quiet. Almost empty inside or a 1:30 lunch reservation. We weren’t rushed at all. One of our favorite places to dine.

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RenR
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was amazing and everyone felt like an old friend. Knowledgeable about everything on their menu and made me feel very welcome!

Can’t wait to go back!

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RebeckaM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was beyond fantastic, the pace of the meal was relaxed and really allowed us to enjoy each dish, and the sake tasting flight was a lovely option. We'll definitely be back.

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foodie
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a birthday celebration. The food was amazing especially the Colorado Lamb chops & Wagyu beef (Miyazaki A5–Japan) Ishiyaki

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best dining experience in Santa Fe! Incredible food, gorgeous space, and wonderful staff. Thank you, Izanami!

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vipmscleare
Dallas
25 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and ambiance. Cool vibe. Very authentic Japanese but your server can help navigate. And less expensive than expected.

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joshg
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food4service1ambience5

I came to this res

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Anonymous
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Fantastic food presented elegantly, and waiter staff was exceptional.

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Foodie
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food & service & beautiful views. What more could you ask for.

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vipMartyF
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience5

I usually give 5 starts to Izanami and never disappointed but last night the food was not up to par! The pork ribs had too much spicy chili rub and too fatty. The Waygu steak did not live up to the past quality and very chewy...not worth the cost! We waited a half hour to get seated and a half hour to get served because they were short a waiter. I hope this was just an off night all around!!

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vipsmcc
New Mexico
158 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pablo was wonderful - the restaurant was quite busy and we took that into consideration. As usual, the food was so good. We love this restaurant and are very glad they kept the outdoor pavilion! We didn't get to sit there last night, but will get back there soon. Support your local restaurants - we're so happy to be able to visit them again without COVID restrictions.

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VaneJ
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food5service2ambience2

Amazing food, hostess and server on the snooty side.

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DonaI
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great location with spectacular views. The service and food were impeccable!

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vip1000xCowboy
Denver
40 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

To call this place pedestrian would be a compliment. Japanese? We couldn’t find out the cut of beef -
and they graded wagyu (which is nothing more than a cross with Angus) as though it were Kobe A-5. We asked if they had maduro and our waitress said what’s that? Hello. They had no sushi. We were rushed. We will never go back. If you’re going to eat in Santa Fe go to Geronimo or the compound. If you love fine dining you will avoid this place like the plague.

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ritas
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is such an oasis. It manages to have a relaxed and calming atmosphere despite how busy it always is. And the sea bass was divine.

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Jesse
New Mexico
3 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience4

This was a huge disappointment. The rice was overcooked to a point where it was almost porridge. The fried chicken tasted a bit like liver and the fries were limp. The sashimi was fresh and excellent but overall it was a meal that left us sad.

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GaryH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service. Our wait staff was excellent. After a week in Santa Fe and all of the wonderful Southwestern restaurants there, Izanami presented a welcome change and a wonderful experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing - we loved everything about this experience

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FoodieClaire
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dining at Izanami is always a treat for the soul, spirit and senses. Thank you for a delightful meal to celebrate our anniversary.

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vipYuminGolden
Denver
43 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great lunch after soaking. Will come again next time we are in SF. Thank you.

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SantaFeCindy
New Mexico
5 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mary Beth has a fabulous server. It was our first time. It won’t be our last. Good was wonderful. Beautiful venue. Lovely evening. We are be locals. It is our new favorite restaurant.

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AlvinsDad
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely setting and delicious food. Each plate was meticulously prepared and delicately seasoned. The shrimp and oysters tempura were especially flavorful: crispy exterior and juicy interior. The cream cake we enjoyed for dessert was delicious! I regret having ordered only one serving to share. Our server was so very kind and helpful.

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SumanaM
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service with incredible food choices and unique tastes in a soothing, beautiful atmosphere.

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MichaelN
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great options for vegans! Wonderful experience all around. Make sure to book a private bath at the spa next door at Ten Thousand Waves before dinner for an all around amazing evening.

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nancy
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

I love Izanami, but six adults were a little too crowded in a booth. I wish I had been told what the seating would be

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vipJayWO
Dallas
14 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

After Covid re-opening Izanami has come back with a flourish. The food was alway good but this time it was outstanding. The service before Covid was at best okay and usually hit or miss but now it is outstanding as well. They now have raw fish on the menu which is a good compliment for appetizers. It is not inexpensive but worth the cost.

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txbethg
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We were seated within a few minutes of our reservation time in the small outdoor pavillion near the restaurant. Our server, Mary Beth, was outstanding. She made some excellent recommendations, had a great sense of humor and was very attentive. We are not big saki drinkers but enjoyed sharing a flight, and we'd definitely order it again. Food was very good -- we had an assortment of items that were all fresh and tasty. The only disappointment was the wagyu skewer; it was 4 pieces of beef, and while the 2 small end pieces were perfect, the 2 middle pieces were mostly gristle (I had to discretely spit one of them into a napkin, as there was no way it was going down after a few minutes of chewing). I'm sure it would have been replaced if we'd mentioned it, but we had plenty of food, and we needed to get going for our spa reservations. Overall a very pleasant dining experience in a lovely setting, made better by great service.

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hollyw
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We took part in the experience where we sat on the floor of the tatami room. Waitstaff were attentive. Specials were creative. Food was fresh. Would recommend this to anyone

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vipJulianaW
New Mexico
26 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Brought our houseguest up to experience the food and setting.

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KarenJ
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

What a beautiful restaurant! Magical ambiance. We really felt like we were dining in Japan.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience delicious food!

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vipkwsf
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Izanami is always a treat. Gorgeous location with fresh, delicious food and attentive service.

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KellyC
San Diego
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The very best restaurant and experience in Santa Fe, always!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience5

Made a reservation for patio dining. When we got there they tried to put us in the parking lot and call it patio dining. We sat at the bar and there were 2 open patio tables within 5 minutes. This has happened the last two times I have made reservations for sunset on the patio. I will not return for a third try.

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Rishi
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Had the hamachi kama, and it was delicious with the miso glaze, but unusually small...whenever I order it at other places, I always take a portion home. The broccolini was quite tough..I could only eat the tops and left the stalks. The asparagus on the salad didn't taste freshly grilled, and the furikake topping didn't make any notable contribution to the fried cheese. That said, ambience, service make up for any lack.

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CarolR
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food is delicious!! Loved all of it. The service was slow; not sure if it is usually that way. It was not busy in mid afternoon.

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Oiishi
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

The SPECIALS were very special and delicious - Sashimi and Hamachi Kama were perfection! Service was slow, but we were not in a rush, so not a big deal. The ambience is so lovely and it was a wonderful treat after a beautiful hike in the ski valley.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Izanami using the Order Online button. Izanami also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (505) 982-9304.

Izanami is rated 4.7 stars by 1969 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.