Issho

4.5
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330 reviews
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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.

Special Offers

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: 27 October 2019

Ends: 31 January 2020

Availability: Sun 12:00-14:30

What 330 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.4
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.1
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AB
Yorkshire
27 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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 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

F
Yorkshire
7 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

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

OT
Yorkshire
4 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

A
London
2 reviews
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
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
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

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

TB
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
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Immaculate restaurant with great food and even better service!

GH
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and service

J
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
London
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

MP
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
Liverpool
4 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Another great experience at Issho, great food and good service

MB
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Bad music for this restaurant, other than that perfect.

j
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.

VB
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.

D
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.

OT
London
9 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The Octopus was super nice!!!

AT
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

OT
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
London
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

OT
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

SC
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

L
London
4 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

OT
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

TY
1 review
Dined on 13 July 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 6 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

RE
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall4Food5Service2Ambience4

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

OT
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 4 July 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 1 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous food & service. Issho never disappoints!

CH
Derbyshire
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

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

AA
London
3 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very good lunch out with the family

F
1 review
Dined on 16 June 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 14 June 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

HH
London
9 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Totally amazing as usual

SM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

The food here is gorgeous. Great atmosphere and fabulous service. My only critique is that it is very over priced for what you actually get.

LM
Manchester
4 reviews
Dined on 27 May 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious, but it’s definitely not a fast lunch so make sure you have the time to enjoy it.

JG
Yorkshire
5 reviews
Dined on 23 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A fantastic Japanese restaurant second only to Ogino’s in Beverley but a very close second. The pre-theatre menu was amazing & to be highly recommended. Good food, great price & fabulous surroundings. Will definitely return

TF
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food and service were absolutely spot on - absolutely no complaints could possibly be made... however, it was unbearabley hot. We were sat near the open kitchen but I think the air conditioning was either turned off, or not functioning. I feel like I should add however that I was on a first date with an incredibly attractive lady so perhaps my nerves were just making me sweat :D

The overall experience was fantastic and I'm looking forward to going again in the future