Issho

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£26 to £40
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Japanese
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.

Specials

Sunday Feast £30pp

Our Sunday Feast is available for £30 per person. Why not add to the sense of occasion by adding Free-Flowing Prosecco to your feast for an additional £15 per person. No A La Carte menu available on Sundays.

Unlimited brunch includes salads, robatayaki, bao buns, maki, nigiri, sashimi and much more…

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 9 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service. Menu available for 90 minutes from time of booking.
Available Sunday 12:00-14:30 - Subject to availability.

Valid For: 1 - 9 people

Starts: October 27, 2019

Ends: January 31, 2020

Availability: Sun 12:00PM-2:30PM

What 336 People Are Saying
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OT
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

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

AS
London
1 review
Dined on January 3, 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
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food

EA
London
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 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.

AB
Yorkshire
27 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

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

JA
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on November 30, 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

S
London
16 reviews
Dined on November 23, 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!

F
Yorkshire
8 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

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

OT
Yorkshire
4 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

A
London
2 reviews
Dined on November 11, 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
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

OT
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

TB
Manchester
3 reviews
Dined on October 26, 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
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Immaculate restaurant with great food and even better service!

GH
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service

J
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on September 28, 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
London
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

MP
Yorkshire
5 reviews
Dined on September 20, 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
Liverpool
4 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great experience at Issho, great food and good service

MB
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Bad music for this restaurant, other than that perfect.

j
1 review
Dined on September 14, 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.

VB
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on September 14, 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.

D
1 review
Dined on September 13, 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.

OT
London
9 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The Octopus was super nice!!!

AT
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on August 29, 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
London
3 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on August 16, 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

SC
1 review
Dined on August 10, 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

L
London
4 reviews
Dined on July 27, 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

OT
Manchester
3 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely atmosphere and amazing food. Can’t wait to go back again!

TY
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very attractive venue with contemporary vibe. The food was all fabulous and the staff very attentive. Service was very good. The portions are quite small and elegant. If you’re the kind of person that wants a massive plate of stodgy food for under a tenner, it’s not for you.

OT
Yorkshire
3 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, perfect service and some amazing squid karrage. One of the best restaurants in Leeds ❤️🍣🍤🍡

RE
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Lovely food but miserable waitress . Been before and amazing. This was just good.

OT
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

First time visit and was expecting big things!
For a fine dining type Japanese restaurant the service was all over the place, 4 different serving staff, drinks ordered and promptly forgotten about!
Food was good but service let the experience down!!

V
London
14 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food & service. Issho never disappoints!

CH
Derbyshire
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The lobster was very good although the number is limited every day.

AA
London
3 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good lunch out with the family

F
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal for fathers day. The bento box for £20 including a glass of prosecco was great value as well. The food was lovely & fresh & both pork belly & beef were cooked to perfection. As ever the staff were a pleasure. Attentive, polite & knowledgable they also made an effort with our 2 year old daughter.

The restaurant itself is beautiful, certainly one of the nicest venue's in Leeds. Light, modern, clean & airy with amazing views & a lovely roof terrace with views over the city. The warm rice oudding with caramelised banana's & banana ice cream is one of the best you can have anywhere in Leeds. Absolutely tremendous

OT
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Got seated straight away. The service received was brilliant. The server took a lot of time to explain the menu and advise which was very helpful. The food itself was beautiful. Very well presented and tasted amazing. Lovely atmosphere, the whole experience was well worth it