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Issho: First look at stunning new Japanese venue in Leeds

With just weeks to go until the launch of D&D London’s newest Leeds venue, Issho, the team has offered an exciting sneak peek at the rooftop restaurant.



Issho, which means ‘together’ in Japanese, will serve authentic Japanese dishes with a contemporary twist and an emphasis on sharing. It is due to open to the public on Wednesday, 21st June 2017.


The 7,807sq ft. rooftop restaurant has a menu created by Executive Chef, Ben Orpwood, who previously held the same position at Zuma and Sexy Fish in London.

Issho Leeds dining


Executive Chef Ben Orpwood said: “We’ve been incredibly busy over the past few weeks, working away in the kitchen at Issho to put the finishing touches to the menu to make sure it’s perfect.

“It’s been months in the making but the restaurant is taking shape quickly. It’s hard to believe there are just a few weeks left until the doors open but we can’t wait and we’re ready to give Leeds a taste of our eye-catching Japanese cuisine.”

Paul Rogers, Senior General Manager at Issho, said: “We hope that by giving a glimpse of what’s happening behind the scenes here at Issho, we can share some of the excitement that’s building in the run-up to the launch.

“You’ll only have to wait a couple more weeks to see the stunning rooftop venue at its finest when it opens to the public on June 21st – we promise it will be worth the wait!”

Additional info:

To celebrate the launch, Issho is offering customers 50% off their food bill when dining between 13th and 17th June. To make a reservation call 0113 426 5000 or email

Issho is also offering one lucky person the chance to win two flights to Japan. To enter, visit

Issho officially opens at Victoria Gate on the 21st June 2017. Booking is now open at


Issho in numbers:

  • 7,807 – the size of the restaurant in square feet
  • 700 – the size of the terrace in sq ft
  • 230 – the amount of covers for the bar and restaurant
  • 80 – the number of jobs being created, ranging from Commis Waiter to Head Chef.
  • 62 – items on the food menu
  • 34 – the number of seats available on the terrace
  • 25 – types of sake
  • 21 – members of the kitchen team
  • 10 – the number of seasonal Japanese-influenced cocktails, which will be updated regularly
  • £165m – the cost of the Victoria Gate Development, where Issho is located
Issho terrace