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Little Tokyo Japanese Restaurant

Little Tokyo

  • Japanese
  • Sushi
  • Restaurant

Dishes are inspired by Japanese cuisine.

Little Tokyo Japanese Restaurant

Fans of quality Japanese food should go to this impressive little spot. There’s plenty of authenticity to affairs here, from the kimonos of the waitresses to the quality knife skills from the Itamae working wonders with sushi.

They were rated “Top 10 restaurant” by the Yorkshire Evening Post in 2000, “Top 100 restaurants in the UK” by the Sunday Observer in 2002, and “Top 5 restaurant” by Galaxy 105 in 2003. They were also included in “The Good Food Guide” from 2003 to 2005.

Throughout the years, Little Tokyo continues to be one of the most favourable Japanese restaurants in Yorkshire, and celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2020

There are gluten free, vegan friendly, and vegetarian friendly food options available.

Location Details

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The Food

The menu at Little Tokyo includes everything you would expect from a Japanese restaurant. The starters are top notch, and they do a great selection of Bento boxes. From Tofu Steak to Duck to Mango. We would recommend having a try of one of the Sushi meals!

The Drink

Little Tokyo has a well stocked bar. A complete range of spirits and mixers as well as beers and wines.

There also a small selection of soft drinks available, and a range of organic juices.

The Place

Little Tokyo was opened two decades ago in year 2000 as a small family run restaurant, they started eight tables. Being one of the first Japanese restaurants in Western Yorkshire, Little Tokyo became an instant hit in town, their capacity grew significantly within a year to accommodate over 100 customers upstairs and downstairs.

The interior is cosy and intimate. Diners sit on cushions on the ground to eat sushi or bento boxes in the candlelit interior. Oh, and there is a fish pond inside.

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Where to Park

The nearest car parking is paid and at Crown Street Car Park.

How To Get Here

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Leeds train station is a brisk 5-minute walk away. And you could get the bus onto the Headrow, and walk the last section (about 5 minutes)


Access for wheelchairs and prams is very poor. Lots of steps throughout the restaurant and the toilets are up a steep flight of stairs.

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Delivery Options

Collection and delivery are available.

Note from Discover Leeds: Where possible we suggest contacting directly and/or collecting as third party delivery companies take a large cut.

What To Do Next

After your meal you could head down to Call Lane for a couple of drinks and a dance.

Other Locations Near Little Tokyo

Looking for other places near Little Tokyo to eat or drink? Here are three others just around the corner.