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Issho Bar

4.3
4.3
17 Reviews
£26 to £40
Japanese

At Issho Bar, our cocktails are laced with Japanese flavours and we’ve also got a full sake list, selections of Japanese whisky and beer, plus all of the usual suspects and a menu of brilliant bar bites.

The rooftop terrace is also a great spot for enjoying snacks and cocktails, and our acoustic musicians bring the bar to life every Friday and Saturday night.

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  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Japanese

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Thu 12:00–00:00
    Fri, Sat 12:00–01:00
    Sun 12:00–18:00

  • Phone number

    0113 426 5000

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Area

    Leeds

  • Parking Details

    Large Car park in Victoria Gate

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

Menu

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What 17 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on all time ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 3.9Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Yorkshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 3 July 2021

    overall5food4service3ambience5

    Only disappointed bit was that I did request for something special to be done for my partners birthday and we didn’t receive anything although other tables did…clearly no communication between the booking notes and service. Spicy cauliflower is a must! So delicious.

  2. M

    Mb62

    Yorkshire

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 25 August 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience3

    Food and service lovely. Very quiet ( not the bars fault) maybe add some background music?

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 August 2020

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Atmospheric rooftop bar and restaurant with outdoor terrace

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 5 August 2020

    overall4food4service3ambience4

    A reasonably busy evening for them, but we were in there for a good 4 hours in the end due to a few service hiccups. At one point they tried to fob us off with giving us the eat out to help out money off to say sorry, despite already getting it which was very confusing. Still we had a good evening :)

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 July 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amar ng fiood

  6. b

    benshen

    Yorkshire

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 26 October 2019

    overall4food5service1ambience5

    No table on arrival although booked. Drink order incorrect, food order missing one dish. No soy sauce given, had to ask.

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 February 2019

    overall2food2service1ambience3

    Amazing interior - been a few times for drinks so thought I would book afternoon sushi “tea” for my wife’s birthday. We was seated efficiently but then it was all downhill from there. The waitress just vanished and we would have to prompt other staff members to accommodate basic things such as, taking our drinks order (being sat there for over 20mins). As we are regular sushi eaters we were expecting that Issho would stand out with the top places. Don’t be fooled with the lavish interior. Trust me £25pp for tea and 1 proper sushi item is a complete joke and the Nigiri was no better than Yo Sushi’s! Anyways at the point of paying the bill we requested if the 10% service charge would be taken off - which was done. When the chap asked us why we told him an honest account of our experience. He said he would speak to his manager and get back - he popped back after a couple of minutes to tell us “the manager can’t come as he is busy and he apologies for the experience”. Tried to win us over with some free drinks but I couldn’t be bothered having to wait for 25mins for a glass of coke. Truly disappointed. Better bar than restaurant.

  8. AH

    AdelH

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 August 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Ate in the restaurant rather than the bar. Fantastic

  9. P

    Phil

    London

    30 reviews

    1.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on 16 June 2018

    overall1food1service1ambience2

    We decided to book some where we hadn’t been before for Saturday night dinner. When we arrive it was clear that the booking was not at the restaurant and we were told we had just booked a table in the DST for drinks. In the bar we didn’t have a reserved table so just sat where we could. Despite there being lots of staff it was difficult to get a cocktail menu or to order drinks. The first cocktails were very good and the venue is very smart. Would have been good to have been on terrace but this was full. Our second round of drinks took an age and sat at the bar 15 minutes till all the ice melted. We left after this and went somewhere else for food. I can’t understand why a bar is taking bookings on top table for dinner. As a bar it has great views and decor but rubbish service.

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 May 2018

    overall5food4service3ambience5

    Great good, surroundings are perfect and relaxed. Attentive staff but when it got busy the service seemed to lack a bit. We waited a good 40 mins for them to take our tea order. Overall recommended.

  11. m

    mogg

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 December 2017

    overall3food3service4ambience4

    make sure you confirm your booking i was told on arrival i had booked for a seat in the bar for bar snacks as i had travelled from hull to eat there for a special occasion i told them they had made a mistake after much broohaha we were allowed to sit near the kitchen !! we were offered some crisps and dip as compensation the foods ok but the lobster wasnt all in all a bit dissapointing

  12. LT

    LizT

    Manchester

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 15 December 2017

    overall5food5service3ambience3

    Lovely setting, smart restaurant, great value for money lunch, we had 3 dishes for £15 a head, there was plenty too.

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 December 2017

    overall2food1service1ambience3

    Booked a table for an event night (live music) for a special catch up with friends online. Although I selected the link in the website to book a table in the restaurant it defaulted to bar booking when transferring to open table. When we arrived we were offered a table in the bar with a bar snack menu! Absolutely not what we booked. The staff were also very rude and made out that I should have realised my error! Had the staff showed the slightest bit of care I would have returned as it looks like a lovely place but we most certainly will not be giving them a second try!

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 November 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A seriously glamorous setting for authentic Japanese food and great cocktails.

  15. PG

    PaulG

    Yorkshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 21 October 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Second visit and just as good as the first time, amazing food and service. There is something for everyone here.

  16. C

    Colin

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 September 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A real Gem on the Leeds restaurant scene FABULOUS !

  17. JJ

    JoJo

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 26 August 2017

    overall2food3service2ambience4

    I was really disappointed that booking a table for drinks more than a week in advance was for inside only, there was no where that stipulated that. Even after booking online and then receiving a phone call asking me to ring back, then ringing back to confirm my booking??! was I told that! It wasn't really where we wanted to sit on a warm Saturday afternoon. I was told that it was to make it fair!! It seems that people walking in off the street and standing over tables constantly asking if you were leaving seems fairer!!! In such a dignified bar it seems ludicrous that you have to literally push people out of the way to sit outside on a summers day! That aside the cocktails are amazing! Table service was poor, constantly looking for a waiter to take your order and getting the bill took quite a while.

FAQs

Issho Bar is rated 4.3 stars by 17 OpenTable diners

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Make a booking

2 people

December 2021
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Google Map for Issho Bar

46 Victoria Gate Leeds, West Yorkshire LS2 7JL

  • Area

    Leeds

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Thu 12:00–00:00
    Fri, Sat 12:00–01:00
    Sun 12:00–18:00

  • Cuisines

    Japanese

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    Large Car park in Victoria Gate

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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