Izanami in Santa Fe serves upscale Japanese bar food that caters towards offering an authentic Japanese experience with quality food. Patrons are invited to enjoy a variety of menu items, which are created with seasonal foods and locally sourced meats. Because freshness is a major component of the menu at Izanami, fish is not available. There aren’t many nearby sources for fish in New Mexico, thus Izanami has opted to not include fish on the menu rather than compromise on the freshness and quality of its food. Patrons are sure to enjoy dining in a lovely atmosphere that offers high-quality Japanese food.
Izamani is open 7 days a week. The following are the specific hours of operation:
Wednesday - Monday: 12:00pm - 10:00pm
Tuesday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Reservations are not required. However, recommendations are highly recommended during the peak time of 5:30pm - 8:00pm as well as on holidays. Recommendations can be made online via OpenTable or by calling (505) 982-9304.
The menu at Izanami is filled with authentic Japanese small plates that are made with seasonal ingredients and high-quality meats. The menus reflect the diversity and the variety offered with an assortment of Japanese dishes. There are lunch, dinner, sake, and beverage menus. Menu options include:
· Lunch - Ramen, bento boxes, bibimbap, foie gras burger, vegetable and mushroom donburi, agedashi tofu, roasted shishiito peppers, Izanami banbanji, tonjiru, and much more.
· Dinner - The dinner menu focuses on small plates offered in four categories (hot, cold, grilled, and fried). There is also the omakase, which is an assortment of menu items; this is the only meal that contains seafood. Some of the menu items for dinner service include: wagyu tartare, daikon and jicama salad, furikake fries, mixed vegetable tempura, nagoya tebasaki, organic edamame itame, sake braised shimeji mushrooms, yaki onigiri, nami burger, wagyu beef ishiyaki, nasu dengaku, smoked pork ribs, tori no karaage, cheese and sake pairing, and more.
· Sake - This is high-quality artisanal sake that is hand-made in small batches by family-owned breweries. Some sake offerings include: servings of 2oz tasting flights of different sake samples, daiginjo sake, ginjo sake, junmai sake, honjozo sake, nigori, and made to order sake spritzers.
· Beverage - An assortment of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages such as wine and Japanese microbrew beers as well as draft beers, green teas, espressos, house-made sodas, ginger beer, and more.
Gift certificates can be purchased online for immediate email delivery. They are available in amounts from $25 to $1,000, and they are redeemable at Izanami as well as at the spa and other places throughout the resort. Gift certificates can be purchased on the Ten Thousand Waves resort website.
Keep abreast of upcoming events happening at Izamani. These events are a great way for customers to enjoy the atmosphere and try out different Japanese foods and beverages. For more information about upcoming events at Izamani, patrons can subscribe to the Ten Thousand Waves resort newsletter or visit the Izamani events page.
Izanami, 21 Ten Thousand Waves Way, Santa Fe, NM 87501, website, Phone: 505-982-9304
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