Colourful origami fish make a splash in Leeds

Issho's executive chef Ben Orpwood with origami fish

A shoal of colourful fish will be making a splash in Leeds this week, giving people the chance to try the city’s exciting new Japanese restaurant – Issho.

A total of 20 origami fish have been hidden across the city, and those lucky enough to find one will win a free lunch for two at the new rooftop restaurant from D&D London.

Issho launches at the £165m Victoria Gate development on Wednesday, June 21, and will serve authentic Japanese dishes with a contemporary twist.

Paul Rogers, senior general manager at Issho, said: “With just a couple of weeks to go until the launch, the excitement is really building and we want to share that buzz with the people of Leeds.

“Issho is already proving popular, with spaces for its upcoming soft launch selling out in just a few days.

“It’s fantastic to see food fans showing support for the newest addition to the city’s dining scene and we’re sure its combination of stunning dishes, cocktails and our rooftop Kori bar will help ensure it becomes a firm Leeds favourite.”

Issho, which means “together” in Japanese, is D&D London’s third venue in Leeds, following on from the success of Angelica and Crafthouse.

The menu by executive chef Ben Orpwood, who previously held the same position at Zuma and Sexy Fish in London, includes sushi, sashimi, maki, robatayaki and tempura dishes as well as bao buns.

The drinks menu at Issho’s Kori bar includes a range of sake and Japanese-inspired cocktails.


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