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Permanently Closed - School Restaurant

162 reviews
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$30 and under
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This restaurant is permanently closed. BLUE PLATE AWARD OF EXCELLENCE- LANE REPORT 2010

The otherwise bland stretch of Old Todd’s Road belies the elegance and sophistication of the restaurant’s cool interior, and of the food. School occupies a cozy, cheerful space with colorful wooden geometric patterned walls and minimalistic furniture. The ingredients range far and wide and straddle the familiar to foreign. Sushi transported on a conveyor system which can be selected at the patron’s convenience takes center stage. Executive Chef Masayuki Sakai creates authentic Japanese cuisine. The staff at School is friendly, knowledgeable and welcoming. They are able to answer any questions and point you in the right direction if you are new to Japanese cuisine. School also has a private karaoke room that can be reserved by the hour. While located in heart of the Bluegrass you will definitely feel you have been transported to a much larger city for the evening.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Japanese, Sushi
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Hours of operation
Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: closed
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Phone number
(859) 269-0677
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Fumiki Ichikawa & Masahiro Kaneko
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Private party facilities
Our contemporary private dining area features a large room with a sliding wall that splits it into two smaller rooms to accommodate both intimate and larger events. Our modern decor includes a flat screen and karaoke system that can be rented for $25 per hour. We offer a variety of menu options.
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Private party contact
Jessica Strayer: (859) 269-0677
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Buffet style accommodations available for delivery.
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Cross street
Richmond Road
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Parking details
Shared lot with rest of plaza. Additional parking available behind our location at Bluegrass Extended Stay.
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Private Karaoke Room (Accommodates parties up to 50 people)
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Special events & promotions
2012 Valentine's Day Celebration:
We will be offering a 5 Course Valentine's Day Menu for $45 per person from Friday the 10th until Valentine's Day. The menu will feature items such as Oriental Ceviche and a 4oz. Filet with Truffle Sauce. Please call 859-269-0677 for more details or to make a reservation. Reservations are strongly encouraged. We hope to make this Valentine's Day special for you and your sweetheart!
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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viplive2eat (Houston)
4.0  Dined on July 29, 2014

A darling little place with surprisingly chic interior. The tempura was excellent!

kyactor (Louisville)
3.0  Dined on July 28, 2014

Granted, we were at School for a restaurant week $25 prix fixe meal. The appetizer offerings, while numerous and generous, were not remarkable. We were given a choice of 3 different rolls, which were fine but not particularly inventive or tasty. Ice cream for dessert was tasty and a nice finishing touch. We've been to School before and had great meals there, so this experience was a little disappointing.

M4SLEX (Dallas)
4.0  Dined on July 25, 2014

My wife & I went here for sushi dinner. It was delicious. It was nice how the ginger & wasabi is laid out in containers on the table. The service was fantastic. Every finished plate was removed from our table within 30 seconds. Unbelievable!

OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
3.0  Dined on June 25, 2014

Waiter was rude and tried rushing us the entire time. Quantities of sushi are small but the quality is excellent. Would highly recommend.

Mike (Louisville)
5.0  Dined on June 21, 2014

We have been several times and enjoy it every time. We've tried several different dishes and they all have been fantastic.

vipEMD913 (Detroit)
4.0  Dined on June 13, 2014

This place is hidden a little, however once you find it off of Richmond Road, you will not be disappointed. The sushi is excellent, and the rest of the menu is great. The place is a little small, so you may need a reservation, if you want to sit at a table and not at the bar. If you haven't been to this p[ace, do yourself a favor and go.

Kdh0419 (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on May 30, 2014

Everything was pretty good, sushi was very good. Prices are a little high compared to similar restaurants.

sounga (Louisville)
5.0  Dined on May 15, 2014

While the portion sizes are rather small for the money, the taste/quality of the food more than makes up for it. A fun place to save up for and try a lot of different plates with friends.

geckoman (Pittsburgh)
4.0  Dined on April 3, 2014

We had the sushi platter for 2. Well prepared. Decent miso soup. Wait staff attentive.

lisa (Louisville)
3.0  Dined on March 22, 2014

Over all great the space..service was alittle lacking to start but ended well.