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Sesame

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16 St Pauls Street, Leeds, England
0113 268 6155
Today
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Wed 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thu - Sun 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Lunch treat.

One must try the salad bar and the sushi is to die for. Bit of a long queue right out the door at lunchtime so best to avoid peak times! New favourite :)

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 27, 2015
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English first
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

One must try the salad bar and the sushi is to die for. Bit of a long queue right out the door at lunchtime so best to avoid peak times! New favourite :)

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

I used to love Sesame, absolutely hands down it was one of the best little Cafe's in Leeds. Recently though the portions have become smaller and smaller, the fillings in the sandwiches are a joke and today I got a small salad for £3.50. The box isn't even full and it is so disappointing. I think the staff there need... More 

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Leeds
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28 reviews 28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

I was going to consider the posh coffee/cake shop up the road but when I saw Fish Finger Sandwich on the board outside it made me smile & I went in. Lots of great food waiting for the lunch crowd that were not far behind me. Good coffee and very impressive service. Great value.

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Leeds
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54 reviews 54 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

I am fortunate enough to work closet to Sesame and visit once a week usually to buy my lunch. Fishfinger Friday being my favourite day to go there. It is always busy but the friendly staff seem to be able to get people in and out at some speed. The food is of high quality, and I have tried a... More 

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Kirribilli, Australia
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276 reviews 276 reviews
214 restaurant reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

My first time back in Leeds after about 5 years, I am constantly astounded by how the food has evolved in quality and variety since then. Now this is a town you can finally eat in! Tons of cosy cafes, bistroey places, bars and gastropubs have lifted their game and Sesame is showing just that. While tempted by a wide... More 

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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

I tried Sesame when they first opened as a replacement for the defunct Sisushi. I wasn't impressed then, over-priced and the noodles were tasteless. I tried again today, giving them a second chance. The inside had been reorganised making even less space, chaotic queuing/service and music too loud that everyone seemed to struggle to hear each other when giving orders.... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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104 reviews 104 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

I ordered some sushi from sesame via the just eat web site. I received an email confirming my order and the delivery time and date. 25 minutes later, I get a telephone call telling me that they are going to have to cancel my order! It meant I was going to have to make another order somewhere else and wait... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2012

AMAZING!!! Throroughly recommend it. We ordered a takeaway for delivery, great customer service and they went the extra mile as we weren't technically within their delivery radius. The food was incredibly tasty, healthy and very authentic. It's by far the best sushi in Leeds. Will be ordering again. Thanks sesame! 

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2012

Went for a lunch here on a drizzly Wednesday lunch, after having had it recommended. Whilst queuing I noticed a huge bag of rice left in the doorway, blocking the door. Being vegetarian, the inside looked hopeful, kind of boho chic and hippy-ish. Ordered a roasted haloumi and salsa. When it was handed to me on the plate, it looked... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2010

Tried this place for the first time last week at a lunch time. Sushi was great although I got a beef noodle soup at roughly £4 which truthfully was inedible - tasted of water and the beef was wrapped in some plastic like substance. Maybe I ordered wrongly and should have tried something else but in my opinion really wasn't... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 16 St Pauls Street, Leeds, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  West Yorkshire  >  Leeds>  > Leeds City Centre
  • Neighborhood: Leeds City Centre
  • Phone Number: 0113 268 6155

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?