School Sushi

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77 reviews
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School Sushi offers authentic Japanese cuisine, featuring tapas, traditional Japanese entrees and fresh sashimi and sushi.
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SW
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I like restaurants unique design. Service was good, fast, responsive, but waiter did not know much about served food. One minus (reason for 4 stars) - limited parking, had to circle area 5 times to find parking spot on a street (on Friday).

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PL
Cincinnati
38 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We all had the Chef Special - Chirashi and noodles. It was not only delicious but filling as well.

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PL
Cincinnati
39 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lunch was delicious as usual. The staff was very friendly.

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MB
Louisville
6 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

This was by far one of my worst dining experiences. We were promptly seated for a 6:30 reservation; someone took a drink order and then we waited 10-15 minutes more; a server started taking an order for the table next to us who sat down 5-10 minutes after us; I interrupted her and said that we needed to order (we had about 1 hour 15 minutes and then had to leave for a basketball game). She said "I'm not assigned to your table" but graciously took our order which was nice. I ordered a sashimi dinner and my companion ordered a salad and hot dish. Our assigned waitress showed up to take our order about 10 minutes after we had already ordered and I told her we had already ordered. They brought my soup and salad very rapidly (they came with my dinner) but my friend didn't get any of her food until I was long done with my appetizer; I then got my edamame appetizer which I ordered, and she finally got her salad; her hot dish then came and I still didn't get my dinner. After over an hour I asked someone else to check on my sashimi (our waitress was noticeably absent the entire meal); the original waitress finally brought me a plate over an hour after we had sat down and it was the wrong thing, a sushi combo instead of sashimi and I can't eat rice. They whisked it away to fix it, but after another 15 minutes we had to leave; I didn't get charged for the dinner and they gave it to me in a box as we were headed out the door; literally none of our food came together, we got everything separately which doesn't make for a relaxing dining experience; plus I never got my dinner. They were busy but clearly there is not enough waitstaff for a busy saturday night and there is no coordination between the kitchen and the small sushi bar. I will never return and will advise my friends not to go there.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

We had a great time at School. There are only two chefs so when it gets busy you have to be patient. It’s well worth the wait.

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Key West
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Only one parking space for this restaurant was available when we got there and we were the first customer,so parking might be a problem if you book later time, there were about five spaces for the restaurant. I wonder who parked there. But the food and service were great.

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PL
Cincinnati
39 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had the Makunouchi, and it was very good. We also ordered the Okonomiyaki and shared it. It was delicious!

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PL
Cincinnati
39 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had my favorite dish, Katsu Curry, so did my colleagues. We all loved it.

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PL
Cincinnati
39 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lunch was great as always!

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PL
Cincinnati
39 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lunch was fabulous as usual. The price was very reasonable, too.

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LI
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My favorite sushi place in Lex! We sat at the counter and let the chef have fun with several different sashimi selections, it was delicious! Can't wait to go back soon.

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PL
Cincinnati
39 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the lunch special. The Udon noodles were cooked just right and tasted so good.

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PL
Cincinnati
39 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual the lunch was great!
The daily lunch special is very reasonable as well.

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RL
Jackson Hole
3 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food very good and service was good. Wish the ambiance was a little less modern (tables and chairs). Great to have parking too. Would be nice to have a little more choice on wines by the glass altho I had the Chardonay and my daughter had the new Pinot Nor and both were fine. We will be back.

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RC
Nashville
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food, service, hospitality very good. Will put this restaurant on my regular visit list.

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MD
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Real Japanese food restaurant!
Workers are friendly.

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PL
Cincinnati
39 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We all had a great lunch!!! Their lunch special is a very good deal.

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SS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

They were one of the few places with a short wait and were availavble on Open Table when we went to see Justin Timberlake. Food was not the best I have ever had (sushi) but it was very good. They seemed short staffed and way too busy for it, so we had to flag down people to try to get our appetizers and such and we were not the only patrons to do so. The staff was friendly though and trying their best you could tell they were stressed. In fact, I even caught the bartender telling some guests if they were trying to make the concert on time they may not make it due to how busy they were (before they ordered) which I felt was honest and I can respect that. I hope they maybe can get some more help in there, because it was a nice little spot.

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BD
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Service was incredibly slow (30 minutes before anyone even came to the table) and the food wasn’t that great.

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PL
Cincinnati
39 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We live in Cincinnati and drovefor almost two hours to have dinner @ School. The food was fantastic, and it was definitely worth the drive.

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SC
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 2

Bad experience for us, unfortunately. The restaurant was very clean and the menu looked most impressive, but the service would rank among the worst I've experienced in Lexington. We placed our order for 5 sushi rolls within minutes of sitting down and waited patiently for about 40 minutes before the first of our food arrived. Finally, one roll came out and we thought, no problem, we ordered a lot of food, so one at a time is fine. We ate our first roll and patiently awaited the next. Groups who had come in long after us were already getting their food so we figured the rest of ours was on the way.

About 30 minutes went by. Another waiter who was passing asked if we were still waiting on food (major red flag) and I told him we were, having not seen our waitress in about half an hour by that time. About 5 or ten minutes later, our waitress showed up to apologize for our wait and I kindly asked if we could go ahead and cash out, right as our 2nd roll was delivered, which we did. No complaints about the food. Both rolls we received were fantastic, but not worth an hour and a half wait.

Finally, someone who I assume to be the manager came out extremely apologetic but didn't offer anything to make things right. At no point did the restaurant SEEM exceptionally crowded but clearly they were having trouble keeping up on a Friday night. Not sure if we'll be back but the quality of what we were able to enjoy was great. Just needs better organization and communication.

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JM
Louisville
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 3

We waited 15 minutes for water. They seemed overwhelmed by having tables. It was a Friday night. The server was nice, but we wanted this to be a fairly quick dinner. We were there over 1.5 hours for 3 sushi rolls, edamame & 2 drinks. I’d go back because the sushi was good...but not if I have somewhere to be, like the concert we were very late for.

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PL
Cincinnati
39 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The quality of the food is always excellent! The service was great!

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OT
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Sushi!! I love here...

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C
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Amazing food but weird server. We shared ramen and got three full rolls of sushi for a great price. Will always come back.

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PL
Cincinnati
39 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service is as good as the food, The owner, Tomoka, is very friendly and nice to the customers.

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PL
Cincinnati
39 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the Lunch Special. (They offer three specials on weekdays.) It was great!

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JH
Louisville
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

When we arrived to find that Mr. Sugano, whose namesake restaurant closed 2 years ago for him to travel and golf, was tending the sushi bar, we were elated. He is, simply, the best sushi chef we have encountered anywhere in the US, and School is finding some wonderfully fresh fish on which he can perform his magic. Bravo School- may Sugano fill in for a few months.

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PL
Cincinnati
39 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lunch was fabulous!!! It's the best Japanese restaurant in Kentucky for sure!

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LD
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 4

Went for lunch, when we arrive we were told the sushi chef did not show up for work. Our order came and it was made out of ground crab and tuna, gross on many levels. Our original order included salmon but they couldn’t find the salmon. Portions were plentiful, however the food truly left something to be desired. For me this is a no go restaurant!

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KT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I am Japanese. This has been one of my favorite Japanese restaurants in Lexington, KY. In this location, the menu is exclusively focused on Japanese cuisine. Some of my favorite Japanese dishes disappeared from the menu, but added new ones (e.g., takoyaki or octopus balls). I highly recommend School for lunch if you work around downtown. Food is solid. Rarely School's food disappoints me. The ambiance of this new location is better than the last.

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PL
Cincinnati
39 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The lunch special is such a deal. The food is very good and so reasonable.

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s
San Antonio
8 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and extremely friendly, attentive service. We will go again soon!

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SM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a gem for Lexington...so serene and beautiful. And the best sushi!!

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PL
Cincinnati
39 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a business meal with some visitors from Japan. They all loved the authentic Japanese food.

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OT
Louisville
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect place to meet a friend! Delicious!

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PL
Cincinnati
39 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

School has the best Katsu Curry I have ever had. It's so filling and yet reasonable. I highly recommend it.

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PL
Cincinnati
39 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lunch was fablous!!! All the food they serve is so authentic that we love it.

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PL
Cincinnati
39 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had Katsu Curry - It's the best in the U.S.!!! I highly recommend it.

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OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great fresh sushi! Service was amazing , and food came out in a timely manner.

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