Issho

4.5
283 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Japanese
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Issho is a 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.

Special Offers

Easter Feast

Our Easter Feast is the best way to gather the family, try our sensational Sunday Feast Bento priced at £20pp with a drink. Add free-flow fizz for an extra £15pp and make the day a memorable occasion!

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 9 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 9 people

Starts: 21 April 2019

Ends: 22 April 2019

Availability: Sun-Mon 12:00-16:00

Mother's Day Feast Bento Box with a drink £20

Spoil mum on Mother's Day with our Sunday, our Sunday roast alternative with a Japanese twist. Enjoy Miso Soup, Edamame, Maki & Sashimi, Pickled Red Onion & Cucumber & Rice and you choice of :
-Roasted Beef, Ponzu Sauce and Yuzu Mayo (£20)
-Slow Roasted Pork Belly, Sweet and Spicy Sesame Sauce (£20)
-Grilled Sesame Seed Seabream, Ponzu Sauce (£20)
-Grilled Sweet Potato, Smoked Lime Coconut Butter (V) (£18)
Add £15 Prosecco Free Flow (Max 1.5 hour)

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 9 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service. Free- flow available for 90 min. Menu and offer subject to change.

Valid For: 1 - 9 people

Starts: 31 March 2019

Ends: 31 March 2019

Availability: Sun 12:00-15:00

Sunday Feast Bento Box- Six dishes & glass of wine for £20pp

Our Sunday Feast Bentos are your best Sunday roast alternative with a Japanese twist. Enjoy Miso Soup, Edamame, Maki & Sashimi, Pickled Red Onion & Cucumber & Rice and you choice of :
-Roasted Beef, Ponzu Sauce and Yuzu Mayo (£20)
-Slow Roasted Pork Belly, Sweet and Spicy Sesame Sauce (£20)
-Grilled Sesame Seed Seabream, Ponzu Sauce (£20)
-Grilled Sweet Potato, Smoked Lime Coconut Butter (V) (£18)
Add £15 Prosecco Free Flow (Max 1.5 hour)

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 9 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 9 people

Starts: 3 November 2018

Ends: 31 May 2019

Availability: Sun 12:00-15:00

Five-course tasting menu at Issho for £65pp to share

Enjoy a five-course tasting menu to share together for £65 per person. All dishes will be served in order.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 2 - 6 people

Starts: 12 March 2018

Ends: 31 May 2019

Availability: Mon-Sat 17:00-22:00

Six-course menu at Issho for £45pp to share

Enjoy a fixed six-course menu to share together for £45 per person. All dishes will be served in order.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 2 - 6 people

Starts: 12 March 2018

Ends: 31 May 2019

Availability: Mon-Sat 17:00-22:00

Pre-theatre set menu for £25

Enjoy a lighter fixed price menu to share together for £25 per person. All dishes will be served in order, includes a glass of wine or prosecco.

Terms and Conditions: Minimum of 2 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service.

Valid For: 2 - 6 people

Starts: 1 March 2019

Ends: 31 May 2019

Availability: Mon-Fri 12:00-15:00 17:00-18:30

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Yorkshire
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the most aesthetically pleasing restaurant I've been to in Leeds and the food tasted great. I will definitely be visiting again.

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n
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

style over substance, lovely venue but poor value and inferior to yo sushi

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JL
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely meal.
Great choices on the menu would recommend the sushi.

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C
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Lovely dinner at Issho! Delicious food and great ambience in the restaurant! Had a cocktail on the roof top bar before dinner which was very nice as well, lovely decor, very cool! Only negative of the evening would be that after sitting down and ordering food at 8.30, the waitress re-appeared around 15 minutes later and said that if we wanted any more food then we needed to order now before the kitchen closed. Not only did this pressure us into ordering more (unnecessary) food but, it was also untrue as the kitchen stayed open for another hour and was serving another table! Despite this, it was a lovely evening and would definitely return!

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OT
Yorkshire
4 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it amazing food and atmosphere will be back

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L
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Absolutely amazing food! The decor is fabulous, the only bad thing I could comment on is that there was one portion that was not brought out to us, so I questioned where it was and they then questioned me as if I were lying. The manager came over and described the dish to me as if I hadn’t noticed it, as if they didn’t believe me. The service after that then went down hill, we didn’t really see the original waitress after that and when taking payment she just smirked as if we had done something wrong. Everything else was excellent, shame on the attitude near the end.

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OT
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 25 February 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Slightly disappointed at the smaller menu for lunch. Only was told this once seated so items I was looking forward too I couldn't have

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Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I am legitimately obsessed with Issho. It’s been one year that I’ve been regularly dining at Issho with my mum and I boast about my experience to absolutely everybody! The food is perfect, the staff are lovely and I am basically friends with everyone that works there, the manager is super amazing and professional, the chefs are the best and the ambience is just wonderful. I am a fashion blogger and have even been invited to Issho for a PR launch event. The food has a higher price range than most places in leeds but it is well worth it because you know you are getting the absolute top quality of produce. Thanks for always being great.

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OT
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always love Issho. Amazing food and service.

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OT
Yorkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always an amazing experience. Food, ambience spot on.

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BR
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, great service and great atmosphere. It’s quite pricey but we expected that. Had a great evening.

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PP
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

HAd a fabulous evening ... I’ve been before with the girls but it was the first time my husband dined at Issho and he absolutely loved the food , the evening made Valentine’s that but more special xx

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CS
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We arrived to be told that there have been a power cut two hours before our reservation. Nobody had had the courtesy to contact us to let us know. We had travelled from Holmfirth and were very disappointed. We understand that technology can let us down but a restaurant of Isshos standard should have contacted us prior to our booking. We will definitely think twice before returning.

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OT
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 4 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great night. Food was amazing and we'll priced ... Venue was great as well as the staff.. all in all a great night for drinks and food 👌🏾🔥

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V
London
13 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great experience- excellent food , impressive service & great ambiance.

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JS
London
3 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Would have given a higher score but for one thing.

The food was excellent, the ambience great - we had a really good table.

However I do NOT want to be accosted by our waiter at the end of dinner and told to put a good review on a popular Restaurant/Hotel social media site!! Really not want you want to hear instead of thank you for coming!

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CB
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely meal, nice post Xmas to have something a little lighter

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T
London
7 reviews
Dined on 6 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday celebration for the daughter she is vegan so good choice of food ! Super tasty menu and free flowing Prosecco. Reasonable prices for a Sunday lunch !!! Nice staircase as well

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MB
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great 6 course tasting menu! Really enjoyed the wine we had with it and Japanese whisky in the bar afterwards. Great night all-round, as usual!

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OT
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Eaten and enjoyed many times for both lunch and dinner.

Only offered reduced menu this time, very disappointing. The restaurant should make customers aware of reduced menus at time of booking. If we had of know we would not have chosen Issho on this particular occasion.

If you book for 2.30 in the afternoon, the experience is heavily compromised. All orders have to be in for 3pm. Kitchen closes at 3pm to reopen again at 4pm. This doesn’t work well with the Issho concept, felt very much under pressure to make all orders in 10 minutes after being seated in the restaurant.

Service was poor despite the manager trying her very best to accommodate. Restaurant felt heavily understaffed compared to what we have become accustomed to. Many of the staff switch out between 3-4pm, the service during this time suffers further.

It took three attempts to clear the table, not good!

One of the ladies in the bar had a terrible body odour issue!

All these things combine to shatter the experience and don’t leave you wanting more, which is what Issho has done on many occasions in the past for both lunch and dinner.

Recommendations
- If you go for lunch and you want the full menu, check first.
- Don’t go late afternoon, you don’t get the same experience, instead book for 1600 onwards.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Nice
Atmosphere

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Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Great food

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VG
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2018
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 4

Dinner booked to celebrate family members birthday. Upon arrival requested that 2 of us have the tasting menu and 2 order a la carte. We were informed by the waitress and manager that everyone had to have the set menu as it was against restaurant policy. The reason given for this was that apparently customers were confused about their orders and complaints had been made about this in the past. The manager was rude and dismissive when trying to explain to her that this was for a special occasion. She had very little insight and to be running a high end restaurant in Leeds her manners/ tact have to improve significantly. The food can not be faulted but the overall dining experience left us dissatisfied. Quite frankly had we not gone for a birthday dinner we would have most definitely left to go to a different restaurant.

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KA
London
110 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Lovely interior and excellent flavours. On the expensive side but a special meal overall. The tofu salad is a wonderful surprise!

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AC
Yorkshire
8 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent lunch for a group of friends. Bar staff on arrival are fab and the service is excellent. Food was great also!

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OT
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

No matter how many times we have been here , the food is never disappointing and the staff are always so welcoming

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PB
Yorkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Food was outstanding and would definitely revisit
Staff a little over keen and interrupted the conversation on several occasions - maybe a little more tact
Bar ambience was great although a touch too loud inside
Can’t put my finger on the restaurant ambience, just something lacking

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GT
London
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was concerned after previous reviews highlighting small portion size. I am glad to report no such thing. Went for the gourmet tasting menu. A couple of courses such as the spicy salad were a little sparse and could be a little larger, it was to be shared after all, but all the others were suitably sized. Every course was hugely tasteful and well served by very attentive staff who explained the menu to is as it went along. Highlight for me was the desert , unusual as I rarely ever order one, the rice pudding with banana flavour ice cream. Absolutely incredible taste, so creamy and the banana so intense flavour. Only gripe, common to all Leeds restaurants, is the ridiculous cost of cocktails, wine, and drinks. Essentially just doubled the cost of the evening. Yes they were interesting but the cost of this element is just getting prohibitive. Fingers crossed for someone to break the mould. Apart from that a superb meal,one of the best I have had in my 60 years which One celebrated on the night

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DD
London
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It's our first time in Issho last friday night and it was amazing. Food was amazing especially the soft shell crab and the maki. Staff was so polite and amazing they cater all our needs.

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ET
Yorkshire
6 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing as always! The food is always absolutely delicious and the staff are friendly!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 2 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What an amazing Sunday lunch experience. Fab food service and the bento box. Jackson and Morgan were great

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OT
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff are so friendly and nice and the food was so good! Everything was amazing

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OT
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food in excellent surroundings. Best Japanese food I’ve eaten outside of Japan. Great wine and Sake list too

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous as always

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CF
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent food, though they ran out of sushi rice. Good atmosphere. Service was very friendly but could do with a bit of a polish. Not cheap but the whole group of 6 were impressed and would return

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OT
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brilliant experience, the service was excellent, didn’t have to ask for anything as whatever we needed was brought over straight away, we have been to a few high end Japanese restaurants and Issho was bar far the best experience, it was more of a tapas style meal which is great due to tasting multiple dishes, you can see the kitchen and the food being prepared, as we went for our anniversary we were given complementary prosecco and a tasty ice cream dish which was a really nice touch, I will for sure be visiting again soon!

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c
Yorkshire
6 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Good food and nice to go for a special occasion.
It’s quite pricey but really nice and cocktails are amazing x

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r
London
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 1ambience 3

Amazing genuine food made with amazing ingredients. Really nice decor. Let down by poor service initially on arrival and throughout early part of our meal and the fact there was a spider in my wine glass.

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OT
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Gourmet testing menu lived up to expectations. Service was exceptional

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CB
Yorkshire
5 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Lovely lunch.
Food was gorgeous... we had sushi plate - £45 to share, crab with wasabi and chicken skewers. Only thing I would say is you pay for what you get. On the expensive side for small dishes but very tasty.
Cocktails were nice too!

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