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Leeds City Centre
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16 St Pauls Street, Leeds, England
0113 268 6155
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5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Wed 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thu - Sun 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm

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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
Disappointed

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
TracyNina
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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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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25 reviews 25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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52 reviews 52 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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197 restaurant reviews
104 helpful votes 104 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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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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70 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 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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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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West Yorkshire
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56 reviews 56 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2010

This place is promising, a fun fresh lunchtime place to get more than your average sandwiches. I have to say, I've only been once (a few months after it first opened) but not been again. I chose the beef wonton noodle soup, since it got a good review in Leeds Citylife newspaper. (oliver review). The lady was very pleasant and... 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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?