Issho, which translates as ‘together’ in Japanese, will serve up dishes inspired by Japanese and Asian cuisine, while incorporating the very best of Yorkshire produce.
Executive Chef Ben Orpwood, who has previously worked at Zuma and launched London’s Sexy Fish, will draw inspiration from his extensive travel throughout Japan to inspire the dishes on his menu.
“I’ve been lucky enough to travel to Japan several times and have worked in Asian restaurants across the globe, from Turkey and Dubai to London and Australia,” Ben explains. “My experience has certainly helped shape the menu at Issho and create eye-catching dishes that are full of flavour.”
The restaurant will also have its own bar, Kori, which will serve a range of sake and Japanese-inspired cocktails.
The 7,807 square foott restaurant is D&D’s third venue in Leeds, following the success of Angelica and Crafthouse, and will be located in the £165m Victoria Gate development, featuring a rooftop bar and outdoor terrace.