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Issho

4.6
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346 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.

The current advice allows us to seat members of either one or two households together both inside the restaurant and in outside dining areas.

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.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
  • 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 346 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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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
9 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.

LH
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.

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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

EA
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
28 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.

JA
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.

OT
OpenTable Diner
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

TB
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
1 review
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.

JF
JoFletch2008
Liverpool
4 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great experience at Issho, great food and good service

MB
MichielB
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Bad music for this restaurant, other than that perfect.

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jaydenp
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience2

the food is bang average, the sushi was ok but nothing else had any great taste whatsoever. Pork belly tasted of nothing but fat, the duck leg tasted of oil. We waited half an hour for 2 drinks and had to constantly turn around in our chairs to try and catch the eye of a waiter / waitress , all of which were not attentive whatsoever. Then the bill came, £150 - which I would have been more than ok with had the evening have been good. Avoid this place.

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VictoriamaryB
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wish I could star this place more . I went for my birthday & it was the best dining experience I have ever had . Didn't feel uncomfortable even though it was very sophisticated . The staff where an absolutely AMAZING!!! From the front desk to the personal waitress/ waiter.
I just wish I could remember the ladies name that served us because she was so delightful ,patient, kind , friendly and attentive. She picked up my chopsticks on numerous occasions as I'm very clumsy. Wish I could give her a bigger compliment as she deserves the mention. Where can I start with the food absolutely divine. Beautifully presented and just so delicious. Everything is so well thought out to every fine detail how its presented, the time and selection its given to you was perfect, just enough time to enjoy it & not rushed. The decor and ambience were excellent not too loud as to hear the next table but enough of a atmosphere to feel comfortable. If you're considering going to isso please just try it you will not be disappointed. I for sure will definitely be returning.

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Disappointed
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall2food5service2ambience5

Food was delicious however service was very slow. Two dishes were forgotten and then we reminded so one came an hour later than the rest of our food. Then checked the bill and had been charged for food we didnt receive. We told the manager who's service skills were lacking, did not apologise once and was implying that we were not telling the truth. The food was delicious and the waiter who served us was lovely but the wait and the attitude of the manager made it so that I would not return and would not recommend. A shame.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
9 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The Octopus was super nice!!!

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AlisonT
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely love this place - amazing food and great atmostphere - would return anytime!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience4

We had a reservation originally for 7 and on the day we increased it to 14 with no issues which was great. Food was great as always, service could have been better.

JM
vipJamesM
London
3 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another fantastic evening in Issho....thank you all for the food and service.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was superb. The staff were outstanding. Our only criticism was the wine on offer. We paid £30 for a poor bottle of rosé

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ScottC
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience2

Food excellent, but we were placed in a dark poky little corner, out of the way of the hub of the restaurant. Some
Dishes ridiculously expensive for what was received, others were fantastic value for money. Really bizarre.
Not sure if I would go again, I’ve had mush better experiences of Japanese food in the UK

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Lilsaaa25
London
3 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing french waiter who was super helpful and attentive. Beautiful restaurant, really cool feel and food was incredible! Thanks so much

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Issho is rated 4.6 stars by 346 OpenTable diners.

Issho does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://shop.danddlondon.com/gift-cards/.

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