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Issho

4.6
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358 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Japanese
In line with government advice, we are operating a COVID-19 secure management system* in our restaurant and details of the controls we have in place can be found on our website.

Indoor gatherings are limited to members of any 2 households (or support bubbles). Outdoor gatherings are limited to members of any 2 households (or support bubbles), or a group of at most 6 people from any number of households.

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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 358 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.6
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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StacyS
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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Parentseatout
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience2

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.

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anonymous
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great service and great food! Will definitely go back there to eat again.

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OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Food was nice but nothing special for the price. Cocktails were fab and the atmosphere is lovely.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience5

30th birthday x

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

KB
KateB
London
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Really delicious food with great service! Would definitely recommend for a special occasion.

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ElizabethT
Yorkshire
11 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food as usual! Very well organised for menus etc with social distancing.

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OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience4

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

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terriB
Nashville
5 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb customer service wonderful food and service

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OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
4 reviews
Dined on 8 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure coming here, my second home!

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MatthewS
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 8 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Perfectly socially distanced and respectful meal in these strange times. Also the most delicious food we’ve had at Issho.

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Robin
London
4 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Lovely If a bit pricey

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Muffin
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!!

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AlishaS
London
1 review
Dined on 12 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Really delicious sushi, the best I've had in Leeds. You must try the scallop if you can!

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SamM
Yorkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

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

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RachaelU
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

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!

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Phhh
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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ElizabethT
Yorkshire
11 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as ever, service is always great, food was great!

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NicolaT
1 review
Dined on 23 January 2020
Overall1food1service4ambience4

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.

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LisaH
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 20 January 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Service was lacking, the food was just ok however the desert was fantastic.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
11 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the food, setting and service.

AS
AndrewS
London
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food

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vipEAnst
London
7 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience5

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.

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AndrewB
Yorkshire
29 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Nice Friday afternoon lunch, service could have been a bit swifter but staff were friendly and food was good.

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JakeAnthony
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Susiesuiox26
London
16 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

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!

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vipFred
Yorkshire
8 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, particularly in the evening. Set menus are definitely better value.

KK
KirKy
Yorkshire
4 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great setting, brilliant service. Love the cocktails and amazing food. Excellent meal.

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vipAllon
London
1 review
Dined on 11 November 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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.

MP
MarkP
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Really nice food and even better venue! Especially good for couples but not really a place I would take young children.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great selection of food and drink
Staff were attentive and the service efficient

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TheBigFella
Manchester
3 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

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!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Immaculate restaurant with great food and even better service!

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GHoggard
Yorkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service

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Jenny
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was perfect in every way, the food, the service, the atmosphere and the welcome, this is a very elegant restaurant and the presentation of the food was beautiful, a very huge thank you!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great surroundings and great service. Would highly recommend

MP
MaryPat
Yorkshire
5 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a fabulous meal. Every dish is beautifully presented and tastes delicious. We always choose dishes to share. Take advice from the staff about how many to choose. Do save room for the desserts which look and taste fabulous. Again these are large enough to share. This time we chose a chocolate avocado. All parts were edible.

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Issho does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo.

Issho is rated 4.6 stars by 358 OpenTable diners.

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