School Sushi

4.6
48 reviews
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$30 and under
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Sushi
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  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Groups
  • Authentic
School Sushi offers authentic Japanese cuisine, featuring tapas, traditional Japanese entrees and fresh sashimi and sushi.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Sushi, Japanese, Asian
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Hours of operation
Lunch
Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:00 pm
Dinner
Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
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Phone number
(859) 368-0660
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Kajiwara
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Upper St.
Additional
Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Private Room, Takeout, Wine
What 48 People Are Saying
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4.3
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Las Vegas
5 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
5 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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R
Cincinnati
23 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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San Antonio
4 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
1 review
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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Cincinnati
22 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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R
Cincinnati
22 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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R
Cincinnati
22 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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Cincinnati
22 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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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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R
Cincinnati
22 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We truly enjoyed the authentic Japanese lunch.

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JG
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Having lived in Japan for many years, I am spoiled to the authentic Japanese cuisine/sushi experience. School absolutely smoked my very high expectations!

The ambience was modern and sophisticated but still warm.

The service was prompt and attentive but still gave us enough space/time to develop the experience. It was well balanced.

The appetizer portions were generous and the presentation was true. The flavors were intense and authentic.

The sushi was some of the best I have had in America. Cool temperature, visually fresh/good color, great flavors and great accompaniments.

We will be back and I have already recommended this establishment to some discerning palates.

*I was not compensated in any way for this review*

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R
Cincinnati
22 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lunch was fabulous. I had never seen the restaurant so busy for lunch. I am very glad the restaurant is getting more and more popular and that many people appreciate the fantastic food.

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SC
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a wonderful time on our first visit. The food was very fresh and way more delicious that we thought it would be! Everyone that worked there was very friendly and accommodating to us (especially since we had our 4 month old with us). Highly recommend!

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CU
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It was a new place and very nice. The food was great and we will go again when we are in town.

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E
Louisville
6 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Delicious food and great service. The atmosphere is lacking. There is very bright lighting when it should be cozy and romantic. But I still highly recommend, as the food was wonderful!

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Louisville
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

A solid choice for a date night, special occasion, or just to fulfill a hankering for some superb sushi! Great ambiance, and the giant vault door was intriguing. The Honey Bee roll was a splendid choice, and the Fire Scallop roll lived up to its name with a blend of spice and smokey nuances. Easy access parking out front and a cheap pay lot across the street. Interesting street art in the neighborhood as well. Definitely would venture hear again!

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HA
Louisville
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 2

The salad was good. The sushi/sashimi was barely passable for serving. The yellowtail, in particular, was beyond the expiration date. The management tried to make it seem like we just didn't know how good sushi tasted. The fish was brown and warm, also pre-cut and wrapped in saran wrap because it had been stored for days. I hate giving bad reviews, but I cannot recommend this place to anyone.

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L
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

The food was great but they got busy and we waited about 90 minutes for our food. They did apologize and comp us some drinks to try to make up for it

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Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Sushi was good

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R
Cincinnati
22 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We all had "Makunouchi" and enjoyed the variety of the authentic food. It was so tasty!

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Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2017
Overall 1food 2service 5ambience 5

unfortunately we waited for over 30 minutes for received our sushi. the two of us arrived after a private party located in the karaoke room . a quick dinner turned in to a 2 hour affair. the servers were fantastic. manager attended us to apologize.

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R
Cincinnati
22 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The noodles (Udon) were great! The soup tasted just like what you would get at a nice noodle restaurant in Japan.

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Cincinnati
22 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had Katsu Curry, and it was fantastic! They updated the lunch menu, and it's even better than before.

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R
Cincinnati
22 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The meal was fantastic! It's worth driving from Georgetown to have a nice lunch.

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R
Cincinnati
22 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took a couple of my Japanese colleagues there for lunch, and they just loved the food. We will definitely go back there. It's worth the 20-min drive.

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R
Cincinnati
22 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They had Okonomiyaki for the pizza week, and we tried it. It was delicious!

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R
Cincinnati
22 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I am from Japan and had a business trip to the area. My colleague recommended this restaurant, so I went there for the first time. The food was fablous! I will defenitey go back when I'm in town again.

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R
Cincinnati
22 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lunch was great! The food is not only authentic and delicious, but we liked the generous portion.

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R
Cincinnati
22 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The five of us (all Japanese nationals) had a great lunch. The food is totally authentic, and we all loved it. Everyone should try the Okonomiyaki, a Japanese savory pancake. It is amazing!

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J
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The sushi was solidly good and reasonably priced. Our server was lovely, as was the manager, who made sure we were enjoying our meal. Of the sushi we had, I would highly reccommend the honey tempura roll--it was delicious!

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R
Cincinnati
22 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a fabulous Japanese restaurant! The sushi Shin-san makes is awesome and tastes just like the best sushi restaurant in Tokyo.

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R
Cincinnati
22 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All the food we had from appetizers to desserts was fantastic!

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KY
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Great sushi and noodles. Lots of choices beyond just "rolls" but kitchen was slow and service was lacking

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

I have been to Japan over 50 times and this food is very authentic to the taste, flavors and textures you would find there. The ambience is modern and fresh and great for quiet conversations. Check out the vault room.

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TD
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great food and beautiful decor. The only issue was that sushi was very slow to come out, but the one diner at our table who did not order sushi got her meal about 40 minutes before the rest of the table, so the timing was not great. Since this is a new space, I'm sure they are still working on things.

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R
Louisville
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the best Japanese restaurant in Kentucky by far. I'm from Japan and know it's authentic. I love the food, atmosphere, service, friendly staff... everything!

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y
Dallas
55 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2017
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

First time here. I brought a group with six (workplace friends) with me to give it a try. Lunch box is good value for money. Wait was a bit long, but waiter was attentive. We enjoyed it!

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Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. The place is fabulous.

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