Issho announces closure after six years in Leeds

The news was announced on the Issho website.

The restaurant was well-known across the city for its rooftop views across the city centre.

Issho, meaning together in Japanese, was part of Victoria Gate’s food staples since opening in 2017, holding a reputation with socialites, locals, even celebrities (so we’ve heard) for its relaxed feel, standout sushi and beautiful nighttime views across the city and beyond.

But now the popular restaurant owned by restaurant group D&D has announced its official closure, posting the following statement on Instagram:

‘Dear friends,

Please note that Issho has now permanently closed, however, we would be delighted to welcome you at one of our sister restaurants.

To explore the full D&D London collection, please see here.

Thank you for your support and we look forward to seeing you soon.

Best wishes, the Issho Team.’

plate of sushi.
Images: The Hoot Leeds

The Instagram account for the restaurant has also been removed and the location is listed as permanently closed on Google.

The news comes just under a year after sister restaurant East 59th closed its doors next door, citing ‘spiralling costs’ for the reason for the first D&D Victoria Gate closure.

The restaurant closed suddenly in January 2023, but will soon be taken over by iKaro, a luxury seafood and Champagne bar that’s expected to open its doors later this month.

D&D London now own two bars and restaurants around the city, Angelica’s and Crafthouse, both located on the top floor of Trinity Leeds shopping centre. The latter had previously been mentioned on the Michelin Guide as one of the best restaurants to visit in Leeds.

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Images: The Hoot Leeds
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