Alongside the main restaurant, the Issho Bar is a destination in itself. With a stunning terrace and wrap around bar, Issho Bar offers a range of inspired cocktails, Japanese Whiskys as well as live music on Friday and Saturday nights.

Enjoy a relaxed lunch during the day in the bar, enjoy our Kanpai Happy Hour Menu after work or sip cocktails after dark.


The cocktail menu is inspired by the Japanese seasons, from the first cherry blossoms of Spring, to the salmon swimming upstream in Winter. You can choose from a range of spirits from the gin infused Spring cocktail Yuzo Bramble, to Kochia,  a vodka based cocktail from the Autumn Collection.

The Kanpai Menu, meaning ‘Cheers’ in Japanese, is a specially curated Happy Hour menu where you can enjoy six cocktails for £6 each.



Issho Bar also boasts the biggest sake collection in Leeds alongside an impressive selection of Japanese whisky and beer. You can enjoy anything from Mitani Fujio Gingo sake to Nikka Miyagikyo premium single malt whisky and Kirin Ichiban bottled beers.



Issho Bar is open alongside the main Issho Restaurant Monday-Friday, offering the set lunch menu as well as a range of delicious bar snacks.

The full Issho a la carte menu is also available to be enjoyed in the bar or al fresco on the  spacious, leafy terrace from 12.00-2.30 Monday-Saturday and 11-5 on Sundays.



The rooftop terrace is an oasis of plush sofas and lush greenery, with breathtaking views over Leeds city centre. It is the perfect place for cocktails and dining, relaxing in the sun or dancing the night away.



Issho Social  is our series of live music events every Friday & Saturday night. Our resident musicians Mali Hayes and George Holliday are a eclectic jazz duo, and are joined by a programme of other live and acoustic performers creating a relaxing and enjoyable atmosphere every weekend.