Izanami is upscale izakaya dining. Typical Japanese izakaya serve small plates in a casual atmosphere. Food is designed for sharing, normally ordered slowly, and comes from the kitchen when ready.
90% of our pork, chicken, wagyu beef, and produce is organic or sustainably raised by purveyors we know and trust. Fresh ingredients are emphasized in all our preparations. we make our own desserts, ice cream, and pickles in house.
Since we’re a thousand miles from the ocean, we are extremely selective about our purveyors and only order enough seafood to get us through the day. Seafood selection is highly curated for lunch and dinner. There is NO SUSHI, but super fresh sashimi is available for lunch daily and often for dinner.
Many items on the menu are gluten free and there are generally up to twenty vegetarian items at dinner. We're one of the few restaurants in the Southwest to offer shabu shabu--Japanese hot pot--great for carnivores and vegetarians. Please inform your server of any dietary restrictions.