Under the current guidelines, we are welcoming guests from one household only with a maximum of 6 party members per table in our restaurant. Guests must order a substantial meal and adhere to the 11pm curfew.
Issho is Leeds' only Japanese restaurant in the Michelin guide. Issho is located in the prestigious Victoria Gate with its Roofterrace looking out over Kirkgate Market.
The restaurant serves modern Japanese food from Sushi , grilled meats and fish on our custome built bbq to tempura and our signature Bao buns.
After your meal you can enjoy an Asian inspired cocktail on the terrace or Sake and Japanese whiskeys in the bar.
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- Surfaces sanitised between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
- Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
I would have preferred a little longer at our table, no time for dessert
The hardest thing is choosing what to eat with so many delicious options. Our party of 3 managed a good variety of dishes and everyone was excellent. My only criticism is the way the saki was priced (I’m no expert with this drink) as the price shown against the quantity didn’t match
Great food and service, will be back soon. Good value for money.
When we arrived we felt quite underdressed, you got a real high class vibe, after being taken threw to the restaurant area we were much more relaxed and we instantly felt at ease. The food was unreal!
Thank you to the staff took a lot of care into following guidelines whilst still looking after guests and making sure they have the perfect experience.
The food and individual service were very good.
My only concern was how busy the restaurant was. Every table was full and the room felt crowded. In the main restaurant there were just as many tables as before vivid restrictions. Most restaurants are maintaining high safety standards for customers and staff by reducing bookings. It made you feel uncomfortable in current circumstances at how busy the restaurant was.
Great service and great food! Will definitely go back there to eat again.
Food was nice but nothing special for the price. Cocktails were fab and the atmosphere is lovely.
30th birthday x
Excellent quality wonderful service by staff and fantastic welcome from the manger I think he’s called William. He runs a tight ship in the bar.
Celebrating my sons A level results couldn’t have chosen a better place. Both my sons have food allergies and restaurant staff were so helpful and even arranged for a special egg free Katsu chicken bao buns to be made by the chef. Fantastic vegetarian choice.
All Covid measures in place and we felt very safe. We cannot wait to return.
Really delicious food with great service! Would definitely recommend for a special occasion.
Excellent food as usual! Very well organised for menus etc with social distancing.
Food was very good but after asking the waitress 3 times why a bottles of wine from the wine menu was charged at not the menu price but 1 x bottle and 1 x glass as standard I gave up asking. Food was brought to the table too quickly and they had to be told twice to take it back
Superb customer service wonderful food and service
Always a pleasure coming here, my second home!
Perfectly socially distanced and respectful meal in these strange times. Also the most delicious food we’ve had at Issho.
Lovely If a bit pricey
Fantastic ambience and the food is beautifully presented and served quickly. The food is tasty, but some dishes are overpriced for what you receive. The pre- meal cocktails and snacks that are served in the bar are yummy and definitely good value and I have recommended them to all my friends!!
Really delicious sushi, the best I've had in Leeds. You must try the scallop if you can!
Food is amazing here if overpriced for the portions. The only complaint I ever have is that a table for 2 is tiny! The style of the food is to share plates but we couldn’t fit our selection on the table and had things piling up and mixed up which is a shame
Food was lovely however didn’t specify if items were deep fried. Ambience was great however it was a little quite so felt I had to whisper when talking, a bit of music wouldn’t of gone a miss. The staff were very attentive but if I was being picky a bit over attentive. All in all we had a fab time and will be back for the sushi!
Fantastic food. My only complaint would be that our wine was in an ice bucket not within reach of the table which I don’t like. Superb outdoor terrace too.
Amazing as ever, service is always great, food was great!
Totally underwhelming. Bao buns bland and tasteless, salmon over cooked. sweet potato, like a microwave dinner. So disappointed as I have visited previously when the restaurant first opened and though the food was amazing. Standards have definitely slipped. On the plus side beautifully designed and great service.
The food is really delicious and the restaurant is very beautiful. We were there on a Tuesday night in January, so the place was very quiet. However, we never felt like we were being rushed out and the service was attentive and friendly. It's the cheapest night out but worth it for a special treat.
Service was lacking, the food was just ok however the desert was fantastic.
Love the food, setting and service.
Having not been to Issho before I was not sure what to expect. I have though dined at many of the group's other restaurants and this was equal to those. The service was attentive, but not intrusive. The food was delicious and served with a sense of style. The drinks were lovely and nothing was overly priced. The setting is very nice too. Fancy enough to be impressive, but relaxed so that it's not overwhelming.
It was a lovely evening and we shall be back and have already recommended Issho to others.
We had the NYE set menu at £70pp. We absolutely love Japanese food and have eaten at many restaurants so were very disappointed with the menu selection which felt like it had been chosen to cater for people who don’t like authentic Japanese food. Duck spring rolls, fried chicken and skewers - these aren’t the foods that come to mind when one thinks of Japanese cuisine. The bao buns were stale as they had clearly been premade, the duck spring rolls were seemingly just duck with no additional seasoning other than the sauce served on the side. Unfortunately this was the most disappointing meal we have ever eaten at a Japanese restaurant and certainly not worth the price.
That being said, the service was fantastic and all the staff were so attentive and friendly. The drinks selection was great and the cocktails were delicious. The restaurant itself has a great vibe without being so noisy that you can’t enjoy a conversation.
In this case perhaps it was the nature of it being New Years Eve and a set menu that let our experience down.
Nice Friday afternoon lunch, service could have been a bit swifter but staff were friendly and food was good.
We were served by Jackson, he was very attentive and looked after us throughout the meal! We Will definitely be back soon. Would highly recommend
Delicious food in a really lovely setting. Service was great and staff very helpful. We ordered a good variety of dishes, and were not disappointed. Good portion sizes and good sharing plates too.
Wine was reasonably priced and some lovely cocktails too.
Would really recommend this place if you like typical Japanese food.
Would definitely be going back next time I’m in Leeds!
Great atmosphere, particularly in the evening. Set menus are definitely better value.
Great setting, brilliant service. Love the cocktails and amazing food. Excellent meal.
Great restaurant, however...they bill an optional service charge, but, as far as I could investigate, this does not go to the staff. I detest this behaviour. If you eat here, delete the service charge and tip your server/bar person.
Really nice food and even better venue! Especially good for couples but not really a place I would take young children.
Great selection of food and drink
Staff were attentive and the service efficient
A really nice building and atmosphere but to be totally honest the food was not as good as I expected for the price, it’s served as a tapas style menu, a couple were great, a couple were ok and one was really bad, that was the wagu beef (sorry about the spelling) service was good as was the wine!, we do eat Japanese food quite often so it’s not something we aren’t used to!
Overall a little disappointing!
Immaculate restaurant with great food and even better service!
Amazing food and service
Issho does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo.
Issho is rated 4.7 stars by 361 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.