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Leeds City Centre
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16 St Pauls Street, Leeds, England
0113 268 6155
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Mon - Wed 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thu - Sun 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I would echo the recent reviews. I went to sesame for lunch today, really excited to return to my old favourite now that I'm back in Leeds. Arrived just before 12 (and therefore before the lunchtime rush) but despite there being 3 members of staff behind the counter and no other customers, no one wanted to take my order and... More 

Thank EHoldsworth
Leeds, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2016

My boss has a salad from here everyday. I decided to start getting one for myself, I have a tight lunch budget, but treat myself once a week to a large salad for £5.50. You get plenty of choice for salad items. Some of the reviews on here are old and, I can tell you portion sizes have increased the... More 

1 Thank FlippitL
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53 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015 via mobile

Walked in. Five staff behind counter. Ignored for ten whole minutes so I walked out. Just not acceptable. Went down the road to competitor, served immediately.

Thank LeSanglierCruzVerde
Harrogate, United Kingdom
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199 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

A new favourite and it is very busy at peak times but service is pretty swift. Queuing system can be a little confusing at first but bear with it. Plenty of choice on the salad bar but the servers can be a but skinny with portions of each so if you don't want a little of everything, make sure you... More 

Thank 7RAC
Leeds, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

I stop by Sesame every couple of weeks for my favourite salad in Leeds. A medium box gives you five or six options, falafel, tzatziki, (sometimes) croutons, dressing and a meat, fish or cheese. The salad mixes are always fresh and delicious with fourteen or so different items to choose from. I recommend the slightly spicy noodles and teriyaki salmon... More 

Thank ThomasMiddleton
Leeds, United Kingdom
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80 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015 via mobile

Home made every day salads and sandwich fillings. Lots of choice to suit the cautious and adventurous! Very busy at lunchtime which says it all. The foot is fantastic.

Thank DT_CM
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30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 via mobile

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 :)

Thank Faith N
Leeds, United Kingdom
1 review
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 

Thank TracyNina
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34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 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.

Thank can'tsleep
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125 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 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 

Thank Claire W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Sushi, Asian, Japanese
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?