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Promotions

£10 Ramen Menu
January Set Menu for £30
Pre-theatre set menu for £25
Bubbles & Bao's Brunch - From £20

Promotions

£10 Ramen Menu
Details

Enjoy delicious freshly-made ramen, every weekday from 12-3pm

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

Valid For: 1 - 6 People

Starts: 16 January 2018

Ends: 16 July 2018

Availability: Mon-Fri 12:00-15:00

January Set Menu for £30
Details

Enjoy a lighter fixed price menu for £30.
Our January Set Menu is available 12-2.30pm and 5-6:30pm Monday-Thursday, 12-2.30pm & 5-6:30pm Friday, 11-2.30pm & 5-6:30pm Saturday and 11-5pm on Sunday.

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

Valid For: 2 - 6 People

Starts: 3 January 2018

Ends: 31 January 2018

Availability: Sun 11:00-17:00 11:00-17:00
Mon-Thu 12:00-14:30 17:00-18:30
Fri-Sat 11:00-14:30 17:00-18:30

Pre-theatre set menu for £25
Details

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: 2 January 2017

Ends: 5 July 2018

Availability: Mon-Sat 17:00-18:30

Bubbles & Bao's Brunch - From £20
Details

Choose from:
Confit Duck Leg (Serves 2 people) - £20
Beef Short Rib (Serves 2 people) - £30
Turbot Karaage (Serves 2 people) - £35

All served with unlimited Bao buns, Pickles & Salad.

Add free-flow Prosecco (2 hours) - £15

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 10 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service. Please note that free flowing prosecco is available for a period of 2 hours from the moment of ordering. Dishes may vary dependent on seasonal availability. The menu does not list all ingredients, please inform us of any dietary requirements. A discretionary 10% service charge will be added to the final bill

Valid For: 1 - 6 People

Starts: 27 July 2017

Ends: 3 July 2018

Availability: Sun 11:00-17:00
Sat 11:00-15:00

About Issho

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.

46 Victoria Gate
Leeds, West Yorkshire LS2 7JL
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Japanese

Hours of Operation:
Bar

Mon-Wed 12pm-11:00pm

Thu 12pm-12:00am

Fri-Sat 11:30am-02:00am

Sun 11:30am-06:00pm




Restaurant

Lunch

Tue-Sat 12:00pm-03:00pm (last orders)

Dinner

Tue-Sat: 5:00pm-10:00pm (last orders)

Sun 11:00am-05:00pm (last orders)




Bank Holiday Sundays Saturday hours

Bank holiday Mondays Sunday hours


Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
£26 to £40

Payment Options:
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
0113 426 5000

Website:
http://www.issho-restaurant.co.uk/

Parking Details:
Large Car park in Victoria Gate

Executive Chef:
Ben Orpwood

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

Issho Ratings and Reviews

5
4
3
2
1

4.6

Overall rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.5

ambience

4.6

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasions (123)
Good for a Date (108)
Creative Cuisine (106)
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Fit for Foodies (99)
Good for Birthdays (90)
Good for Anniversaries (83)
Romance (78)
Authentic (66)
Vibrant Bar Scene (58)
Hot Spot (55)
Bar Seating (54)
Scenic View (52)
Healthy (50)
Fun (48)
Lunch (47)
Worth the Drive (46)
Outdoor Eating (44)
Business Meals (40)
Handcrafted Cocktails (39)
Pre/post Theatre (37)
Tapas (36)
Group Bookings (35)
Quiet Conversation (33)
Tasting Menu (32)
People Watching (30)
Cosy (26)
Good Vegetarian Options (22)
Late-night Find (20)
Casual (17)
Notable Wine List (17)
Brunch (15)
Sunday Lunch (14)
Neighbourhood Gem (14)
Gluten Free Options (13)
Spicy (13)
Quick Bite (11)
Child Friendly (8)
Comfort Food (8)
Live Music (7)
Seasonal (7)
Disabled Access (5)
Great Beer (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
Afternoon Tea (4)
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service5
value5

 
 (Yorkshire)·Dined 5 days ago

Great service & excellent food would definitely recommend

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined 7 days ago

What an absolutely incredible experience! We had the January set menu each and that was amazing! The chefs really know how to put amazing flavours together especially in dishes you wouldn’t expect. It was great to be able to taste new dishes that aren’t usually on normal menus and to experience the expertise of the chefs. Service was great. The atmosphere is really cool and the layout of the restaurant is modern and sophisticated. Extremely happy with our dinner date!

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food5
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service5
value4

 
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on 10 January 2018

Such tasty food. Really attentive service. Great location and atmosphere.

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·Dined on 6 January 2018

We had the January set menu and it was amazing. Brilliant presentation, mix of flavours and service second to none. Will definitely be coming back again :) thanks!

Tags: Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on 5 January 2018

The food was very good - as was the ambience. Totally recommend this place!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails, Scenic View, Healthy, Romantic, Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options, Fun, Spicy, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Quick Bite, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Authentic, Live Music, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Good Vegetarian Options, Hot Spot, Cozy
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food5
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·Dined on 5 January 2018

Fantastic gastronomic experience with a wide variety on the set menu which was cooked impeccably. The service was second to none, and we never had to ask for anything, even not asking g to top up our wine. Thoroughly worth the stay over in Leeds. Will be back very soon. Thank you

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Authentic, Worth the Drive
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food5
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service5
value4

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on 28 December 2017

Very special food and ambience. Was my 50th birthday and we took both grannies and our son for lunch -all loved it, food was exquisite and the ambience really sophisticated. Not cheap- £280 for lunch inc tip- one bottle of wine, a beer and 3 gins, plenty of food, 1 pudding. All had a lovely time, all felt was special so job done. Drinks service before meal a little slow but maybe we hadn’t “got” that as went to sit on terrace outside. Service excellent in restaurant.

Tags: Authentic, Romantic, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options
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food5
ambience4
service4
value4

 
 (London)·Dined on 23 December 2017

Return diners & Fabulous meal on Christmas Eve
Love both the Bar & main restaurant

Tags: Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Quick Bite, Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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food5
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value3

 
 (Yorkshire)·Dined on 23 December 2017

excellent Japanese food in a cool, chilled environment

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Tasting Menu
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·Dined on 18 December 2017

Great place. Fantastic atmosphere with beautiful decoration. The food was really good despite of some portions were a bit too small. I will come back for sure.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Romantic
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 (London)·Dined on 16 December 2017

Fantastic food and service would definitely recommend.

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food4
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service5
value4

 
·Dined on 14 December 2017

I really love this place, staff are great food is fab, although I must have eaten something which didn’t agree with me this time, I have eaten here many times and never had a problem, love the cocktails ( not cheep ) outside seating area is lovely

Tags: Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, People Watching, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Spicy, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation
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food5
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service5
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·Dined on 10 December 2017

I have been to Issho many times since it opened and I am yet to be disappointed! The food is always fantastic and the service from the staff is excellent.

I have never been on Sunday when they have the bottomless Prosecco and it is the first time I have ever been annoyed by the ambience. It is a noisey place but people are generally respectful, unfortunately drink does things to people and there were some roudy groups which did affect the enjoyment of my evening with family.

Generally a fantastic restaurant, would highly recommend.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Bar Seating, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Gluten Free Options
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food5
ambience4
service5
value5

 
·Dined on 2 December 2017

The food was delicious and service was great! A very nice atmosphere with the two open kitchens at the front! All of our food went above and beyond expectations!

Tags: Authentic, Scenic View, Late-night Find, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Cozy, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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food5
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·Dined on 2 December 2017

Always great food and fantastic service! Love coming here to eat!

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·Dined on 1 December 2017

Amazing restaurant, we were extremely impressed. Without exception, the food was fantastic. (They also cater for allergies with ease, we are dairy free and could eat almost all of the menu and the sorbet was amazing!).

The service is great too. Alexander in particular was super. Very attentive, knowledgeable and the perfect balance of friendliness without being imposing.

We have already booked to come back with friends in a couple of weeks. We would highly recommend!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Fun, Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date, Healthy, Good for Groups
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 (London)·Dined on 25 November 2017

Excellent evening from a warm welcome, through excellent attentive service and food all the way to a friendly departure. Thoroughly recommend Issho.

Tags: Scenic View, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on 25 November 2017

Really nice decor and venue. Food was excellent and the service matched the food.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Healthy, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (London)·Dined on 24 November 2017

Absolutely fantastic evening. Food was outstanding. Will definitely be returning.
Great service from friendly helpful staff.

Tags: Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene
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food5
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service5
value5

 
 (Newcastle)·Dined on 24 November 2017

Beautiful restaurant and bar, very attentive staff and the best food.

Tags: Fun, People Watching, Vibrant Bar Scene, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Cozy, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options
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service4
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·Dined on 23 November 2017

The four of us enjoyed an excellent value lunch from the £15 menu
We had very good service especially by the barman on our arrival.The food was beautifully presented and very enjoyable
Sushi excellent and portions were generous
The Japanese G&Ts on arrival come highly recommended !
The setting at the top of the Victoria Gate development feels quite special and we are looking forward to a lunch on the terrasse in the spring !

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Healthy, Scenic View
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service4
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·Dined on 21 November 2017

Great atmosphere and just as good food. Friendly and very good service. Highly recommend. Will definitely be returning.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun
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·Dined on 18 November 2017

My wife and I ate at Issho on Saturday night for the first time. Everything about this restaurant is excellent, the food was so good that I’m already planning to go back. We both loved everything about the place and had a great night out. I’d recommend very highly.

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value3

 
·Dined on 18 November 2017

Fantastic food and really attentive staff. Occasion was an evening out with friends. The food was not overly expensive for the quality. Really enjoyable evening. Will recommend and will certainly go again.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Scenic View
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·Dined on 17 November 2017

Good service-very friendly staff. Food presentation and taste excellent. Slightly on the expensive side but worth every penny. Lovely ambiance. Would recommend.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays
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 (London)·Dined on 15 November 2017

Loved Issho. Went on a weekday and had the lunch menu for £15. Food was wonderful and such good value for money at that price. Service was immaculate and the views from the restaurant are great.

Will definitely go again when in Leeds.

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·Dined on 13 November 2017

Issho is an incredible restaurant. I came here for my birthday and it did not disappoint - the ambience was lovely and very fancy but not over the top. The food was incredible and came wonderfully presented. Would definitely come back and have already recommended it to friends. Thanks for a lovely time

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for a Date, Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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 (London)·Dined on 11 November 2017

Excellent restaurant in lovely location-first rate

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·Dined on 10 November 2017

We booked this restaurant as it was our son's birthday and he had previously had drinks in the bar with his father so they had a good idea of what it was like. We all really enjoyed the whole experience. The food was wonderful. We shared all the main course dishes and did not leave anything. The food was beautifully presented. We each had a pudding (3 puddings in total) and they all went down well. We enjoyed being able to see the chefs working from our table and had a really good time. Thank you Issho x

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
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 (London)·Dined on 8 November 2017

We went for my godaughters 21st and I was very happy, the food, service and choices were terrific. Our waitress Jen was great advising us on every course, her knowledge of the food was terrific. Tom the manager was also great attentive but not intrusive. The restaurant decor was beautiful. The menu is modern, westernised Japanese, but very yummy. Can't wait to go back thanks guys.

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine
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 (Yorkshire)·Dined on 8 November 2017

We had a very good meal and our Canadian waitress was excellent ,gave us a lot of help so we had the correct amount of dishes

Tags: Tapas, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on 6 November 2017

Delicious food, attentive staff, great bar, whats not to love!!

Tags: Business Meals, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Yorkshire)·Dined on 4 November 2017

Still my favourite restaurant in leeds

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 (London)·Dined on 4 November 2017

Always enjoy Issho. The venue is stunning, service excellent and food delicious. The pork bao buns are amazing, just wish they would put the chilli beef back on the menu. Also cocktails are gorgeous!

Tags: Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Seasonal, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion
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·Dined on 30 October 2017

I had a lunch meal with my partner and our 3 months old. We had the pram with us and they couldn't have been more accommodating. They even sat us at the other end of the restaurant so my partner could breast feed if she needed to.

Food was awesome. Service was awesome. I would definitely recommend, including families with very young children.

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 (Yorkshire)·Dined on 28 October 2017

Simply excellent.
Super fresh ingredients & well prepared.
Ambience feels stylish without being pretentious.

Definitely going again, fabulous spot

Tags: Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Disabled Access, Gluten Free Options, Local Ingredients, Good Vegetarian Options, Afternoon Tea, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Vegan, Authentic, Bar Seating
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·Dined on 21 October 2017

We had an amazing experience. The restaurant itself is superbly designed, decorated and presented to such a high standard and gives off a relaxed and very cool vibe.
Service throughout is impeccable as is the food. Presented to, what will be, award winning standards.
We didn’t hold back on our evening food ordering and to have a meal with a superb dessert for four people at under £200 with drinks really was impressive.
You need to try this place, you’ll love it

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 (Yorkshire)·Dined on 20 October 2017

Second time I have eaten here and was not disappointed. We had a drink in the bar before eating. The heaters were on so we were able to sit outside. I loved the fact that we were offered tap water also to drink in the bar along with our alcoholic drink ( as well as with our meal). A nice touch and I wish more places would do this. When we went through to the restaurant, service was quick so next time we will order our selection of main course dishes in stages. (Hard to explain but dishes are served as they are cooked). We were tempted by the desserts and chose cold rhubarb crumble and warm toffee rice pudding. We shared - and both were delicious (and very filling). Definitely returning.

Tags: Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on 19 October 2017

Was here for my birthday, and ordered sushi which would prove very high quality. Only ordered California maki, vegetable maki and salmon + avocado maki due to the restaurant could not guarantee the tiger prawns to be sustainably fished, and the eel is not available sustainably fished, because it's close to extinction. I really think the restaurant should consider either taking away the not sustainable options or switching it all to sustainable options.

All-in-all a very nice restaurant, brilliant food and a good-looking interior ++.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Cozy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Gluten Free Options
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·Dined on 19 October 2017

Amazing fresh food, great atmosphere, fast and friendly staff. Good for special occasions.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Romantic, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Gluten Free Options, Sunday Lunch, Healthy, Creative Cuisine
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