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Su Sushi at El Nido, Santa Fe, NM

Su Sushi at El Nido

4.8
4.8
169 Reviews
$31 to $50
Japanese Speciality
Welcome to Su a beautiful Sushi Bar in the village of Tesuque (opera exit, 8 min from downtown, inside El Nido). Come experience Chef Gaytan's Sushi. We offer amazing fish to include offerings from the Toyosu Fish market in Japan. Chef Gaytan offers a full alacarte menu and Omakase Experience (3 coursed meal 75.00, request meal in reservation notes).

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2 people

11:00 PM


Booked 12 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Japanese Speciality, Sushi, Seafood
  • Hours of operation
    Tue–Sun 4:30 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (505) 954-1272
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    Alex Gaytan

What 169 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
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • New Mexico

    Healthy

  • Santa Fe / Mountains

    Healthy

169 Reviews
  1. Barbs

    Houston

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    All of the rolls we had were delicious! We especially liked the Santa Fe and the Baked Salmon rolls.

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  2. Wendy

    Denver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    A speaker playing loudly was directly behind my head. I asked the servers four times to please turn it down or off. By the time our main course arrived, it was finally turned off. The music was inappropriate for the restaurant, more appropriate for the bar or kitchen, and it was too loud. The food was delicious. Unfortunately, our first course, miso soup, was delivered lukewarm and we had barely tasted it when the second course was awkwardly delivered. Each following course was beautifully plated and delicious. The servers were polite and cheerful. As we were served our dessert, the music was turned back on which felt like they were trying to get us to leave. Price per person $114

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  3. Zzz1234

    Houston

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful place, excellent food, service, atmosphere. Definitely will be back.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    New Mexico

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The best sushi I’ve had in New Mexico. I’m so glad it is nearby and I always look forward to dining at Su.

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  5. JMan

    Los Angeles

    74 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    74 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always our “go-to” for Sushi. Alex and the team make us feel at home. Gracías!

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  6. BCSushi

    Austin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Stunning space.....stunning food. So exciting to have a truly world class sushi spot in Santa Fe. Located outside of Santa Fe in lovely Tesuque. The Sushi restaurant is tucked in the back of El Nido....the quality of the fish and the chef's creations match anything I have had in LA or NY exceptional quality and consistancy. Check it out now while you can still get a table.....word is spreading.

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  7. RobynM

    New Mexico

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    A gem! I was a bit hesitant to go to a sushi restaurant in Santa Fe, especially one lodged in another restaurant, but I was wrong. Su Sushi is fabulous. Beautifully presented plates with very fresh and very tasty fish and an attentive and knowledgeable server. His guidance regarding the various sakes was especially appreciated. I enjoyed every moment.

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  8. Arne

    New Mexico

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    We arrived exactly at 6:30 PM as per our reservation. About half of the ten or so tables were occupied. Since we are alcohol free, we ordered straightaway. Twenty- minutes later the tea my wife ordered arrived. After waiting forty-five minutes with no food, I said to my wife, if no food arrives by the one hour mark, we should leave. Thankfully, a few minutes later the tempura green chile my wife ordered arrived. It was spectacular! Then, nearly an hour after we ordered my sashimi plate and wife’s sushi roll arrived. Both were excellent. Perhaps it’s understandable that folks want to enjoy a leisurely drink before dinner for twenty minutes or so. But since we don’t drink it was just too long a wait for dinner service.

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  9. RobertM

    New Mexico

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service. Better than we expected.

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  10. BerthaM

    Denver

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was great. Waiter recommendations excellent

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  11. Baba

    New Mexico

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My husband and I had a wonderful dinner at Su Sushi this evening! Everything was REALLY fresh and beautifully presented. Sushi chef, Alexander, was a delightful host and we enjoyed chatting with him over dinner. José, our server, provided excellent service. We will definitely be back for more dining experiences at this great Sushi venue!

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Incredible service and food. Highly recommended. A+

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  13. GlennF

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have been wanting to try this place for a long time but always end up next door at Tesuque Market. We finally got to experience it for my daughter's 18th birthday. The food was excellent and presentation beautiful. Service was great. We can't wait to go back.

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  14. levil

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Exceptional. Ask for the chefs table. New Year’s Eve and the were very busy but did a fabulous job.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great waitress, wonderful food and service. The noise level was a little loud but it was New Years Eve

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  16. JoshuaR

    New Mexico

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The entire staff of El Nido was extremely friendly and knowledgeable. We went to celebrate our engagement and had a great time! I would highly recommend getting the 3 course Omakase if you don’t have a specific dish in mind.

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  17. EmilioG

    Miami

    155 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    155 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The chefs at El Nido are trying to do something extraordinary, especially in their area. Pulling off fresh sushi in the middle of the nowhere is commendable. However, the process still needs much refinement. The sushi chefs are working with blue gloves. This is not necessary as long as they maintain proper hygiene by constantly washing their hands & not touching anything else while they are preparing the raw fish. The blue gloves are unappealing & unhygienic because they are touching absolutely everything with their gloves as they are preparing the sushi. It seriously turned me off. The sushi & sashimi area needs improved hygiene. The chefs need more control, coordination & organization. They were running all over the place grabbing things like avocados from back kitchen & a bottle of Tito's Vodka from the bar as they are preparing sushi with the same gloves on. I'd stick to the cooked menu in this place. The New York strip was absolutely delicious!

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  18. Foodie1

    New York City

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The sushi was excellent. We had such a pleasant, nice server who was doing an amazing job, considering the huge table of customers he was serving in addition to the two of us. The sushi chefs were so gracious, and this is my new favorite Santa Fe restaurant. 

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  19. Nipper

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Jose was our server, he was excellent. Very attentive, knowledgable and personable. The sake sampler was well curated, all were very different flavor profiles and super tasty.All and all it was a perfect Saturday night out meal. We will be backfire sure. Ever since the new manager took over the vibe and the food has been spot on. Well done, we love out here now.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    New Mexico

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We ordered the Omakase (chefs choice). The food we were served was good but three hours after we arrived we still had not received the last course. Seemed the chefs were not aware of timing at all because the table behind us (3 ordered Omakase) also did not receive last course. We finally asked for the check - could not wait any longer. The other table followed suite. Great concept but poor delivery.

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  21. EikoM

    New Mexico

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 27, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Over all it was nice dining experience but felt little luck of real Japanese cuisine. Serving tools such as chopsticks, soup bowls reminded us as dining at Chinese restaurant.

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  22. JenC

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous sushi as always 😋 cannot say enough good things....sashimi was amazing. Rolls outstanding!!!

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  23. mickeysue

    New Mexico

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on December 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always, El Nido doesn’t disappoint. Exceptional service and food! Highly recommend.

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  24. MichaelRowan

    Phoenix

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The fish was "Super-Fresh". Service at Su Sushi was excellent. Jose was well informed on all menu and off menu items; he made excellent suggestions.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    New Mexico

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had an amazing dinner last night at Su! The service, sushi and ambiance were all incredible! We are already looking forward to our next meal with Chef Alex and our wonderful server Jose!

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  26. jarmo

    Washington DC

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We showed up before they had opened but they were kind and let us in out of the cold. Our waiter Jose was attentive and knowledgeable and the food was outstanding. We tried shrimp stuffed hatch chile tempura (delicious), several rolls, a La carte sushi and a few cocktails. Terrific. The space is also lovely. We are looking forward to returning.

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  27. JessicaS

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great fish and excellent service. Finally wonderful sushi in Santa Fe

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  28. SusieR

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our fourth time dining at Su Sushi. Each time we’ve been, it’s been fantastic. The service is exceptional and the food is excellent. If you’re looking for a nice, quiet sushi restaurant, with great food and even better service, look no further. You won’t be disappointed.

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  29. Nikd

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful restaurant, wonderful service. Food was not good and was not worth the money. We did the omakase and it was only 3 courses instead of the typical 10-20. The courses were larger than a normal omakase- the fried fish amuse Bouche was weird. The hamachi dish was very basic and fishy tasting - not fresh. The second course was a trout which was good the flavors consistency were good. The third course was baked scallop that looked like a baked potato it full of mayonnaise rice and small scallops. I would never order this in a restaurant or expect to be served this in an omakase. I would not return unless they seriously stepped up the cuisine. There is really good sushi in Santa Fe for a fraction of the cost.

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  30. ThomasL

    Portland

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The restaurant had a nice ambience, server was very good and attentive, food was really good, let the chef pick, and really just a really good experience.

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  31. LawrenceF

    Boise

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A terrific experience. Lovely ambience of El Nido. The chef & sous chef working their wonders in full view. Superb wait staff (that's you, José). Superb sushi creatively prepared and presented. Four stars for value because it's pricey, but worth every penny.

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  32. JMan

    Los Angeles

    74 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    74 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best with Chef Alex and Leo! Always treated well and meal is delicious.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful sushi! Will definitely be back! Service is great!

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  34. ChuckH

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    So wonderful to be able to enjoy such fresh, well prepared sushi in the high desert!

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  35. BrendaS

    New Mexico

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Was our first time at Su Sushi. Was as special occasion and our party included a 7 year old. She had her own questions of the wait staff and was treated with respect. It was a perfect setting and menu for our family gathering. The menu was broad enough to include some cooked options for those in our party that do not eat raw fish. The tempura special of the evening was really wonderful - shrimp-stuffed green chili - as was the first course gift from the chef. A lovely evening and I look forward to a return visit.

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  36. JMan

    Los Angeles

    74 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    74 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Chef Alex and Michael are great! Super service from José. So enjoyable to sit up at the sushi bar and see the creative process. Very welcoming and happy place to enjoy great preparation and care. By the way the tempura green chile shrimp app was beyond good! See you again soon! 🚀👊😎

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  37. FRESSER

    San Diego

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is a great example of Staff and Ownership collaborating successfully to deliver Great Fresh food in a delightful setting and very smart professional service. I rate this restaurant 5 stars and plan on enjoying going there on a regular basis. Jose (server) fabulous! Alex Sushi Chef fabulous! Great restaurant

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  38. SandraM

    Denver

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The BEST service I’ve ever had in Santa Fe! Exquisite sushi, fantastic drinks. Overall top notch experience!

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  39. Hungrybuddah

    Hawaii

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was friendly and server was knowledgeable, food was nicely presented and delicious, selection was excellent and special consideration was given to my wife’s special needs, we’ll definitely return and recommend to friends and colleagues

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    New Mexico

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went to SU at El Nido a year ago when Chef Masayuki Hattori was the chef. The food was excellent. I ordered the omakase and the food was plentiful and very flavorful. Everything the served was perfect and I left stuffed and happy. Unfortunately a year later they have a new chef and the quality is good. But the food lacked in flavor and the portions are tiny. We paid $75 for the omakase and left hungry. Sorry to say they didn't not retain the quality and portions were too small to justify every going back.

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FAQs

Su Sushi at El Nido is rated 4.8 stars by 169 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

11:00 PM


Booked 12 times today
Google Map for Su Sushi at El Nido

1577 Bishops Lodge Rd, Santa Fe, NM 87506

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Santa Fe
  • Hours of operation
    Tue–Sun 4:30 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Japanese Speciality, Sushi, Seafood
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    None
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Alex Gaytan
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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