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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

Snacks

  • Rice Crackers, Avocado and Pea Guac (GF)(VE)£5.00

    • Steamed Edamame, Miso Salt(GF)(VE)£4.50

      • Chicken Karaage, Wasabi Mayo(GF)£6.00

        • Miso Soup£4.00

          Maki

          • Salmon and Avocado Roll(GF')£8.00

            • Spicy Tuna Roll, Cucumber and Siracha(GF)£9.00

              • Dragon Tiger Prawn Tempura Roll, Spicy Mayo£12.00

                • Zen Roll, Fresh Vegetables and Light Wafu(GF)(VE)£7.00

                  Sashimi / Nigiri

                  All Served in x3 Pieces

                  • Salmon(GF)£8.00

                    • Tuna(GF)£10.00

                      • Seabass(GF)£7.00

                        • Sushi Ebi(GF)£7.00

                          Hot

                          • Crispy Soft Shell Crab, Courgette Flower£10.00

                            • Prawn and Asparagus Tempura, Shiso Leaves£12.00

                              • Vegetable Tempura, Dashi Sauce(VE)£8.00

                                • Lamb Shiso Gyoza, Dashi Vinegar(x4)£9.00

                                  Kushi Yaki

                                  • Chicken Yakitori, Spring Onion and Shichimi Spice(GF)£5.50

                                    • Pork Yakitori, Burn Apple Sauce (GF)£7.50

                                      • Zucchini Yakitori, Wafu Dressing and Sesame(GF)(VE)£4.00

                                        • Tiger Prawns, Chilly Butter (x2)(GF)£6.50

                                          Robata

                                          • Aged Ribeye Steak, Yuzu Koshu and Ponzu(GF)£30.00

                                            • Miso Lamb Cutlet, Pickled Cucumber£15.00

                                              • Salmon Fillet Teriyaki, Teriyaki Sauce(GF)£18.00

                                                • Miso Black Cod,( Please allow 30min to cook )(GF)£34.00

                                                  Dessert

                                                  • Rice Pudding(GF)£8.50

                                                    • Chilled Caramel Purin(GF)£8.00

                                                      • Chocolate Delice£8.50

                                                        • Sorbet Selection ( x3 flavour )(VE)£7.50

                                                          Last updated: 14 July 2020

                                                          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

                                                          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 bookings at the moment.

                                                          Make a booking

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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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