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School Sushi

4.6
40 reviews
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$30 and under
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  • Great for Lunch
  • Good for a Date
  • Cozy
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 40 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.3
service
4.1
ambience
4.2
value
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 6 days ago

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

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5.0Dined on May 3, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on March 13, 2018

We truly enjoyed the authentic Japanese lunch.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

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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5.0Dined on February 21, 2018

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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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

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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5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

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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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

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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4.0Dined on February 3, 2018

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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2.0Dined on January 27, 2018

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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3.0Dined on January 20, 2018

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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3.0Dined on January 20, 2018

Sushi was good

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5.0Dined on December 12, 2017

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

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1.0Dined on December 9, 2017

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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5.0Dined on December 6, 2017

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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5.0Dined on November 27, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on November 21, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on November 8, 2017

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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5.0Dined on November 7, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on November 2, 2017

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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5.0Dined on September 27, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on September 6, 2017

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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4.0Dined on August 26, 2017

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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5.0Dined on August 24, 2017

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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5.0Dined on August 18, 2017

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

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4.0Dined on August 11, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on August 7, 2017

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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4.0Dined on August 4, 2017

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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5.0Dined on August 2, 2017

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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4.0Dined on July 26, 2017

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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5.0Dined on July 21, 2017

Great food and service. The place is fabulous.

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5.0Dined on July 1, 2017

Great Sushi Restaurant in downtown Lexington. Great service and food. Good for all occasions...date night or with a bunch of friends.

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4.0Dined on June 22, 2017

Service and cocktails were awesome. The Sushi rolls lacked on being rolled tightly. The flavor of sashimi was excellent.

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2.0Dined on June 20, 2017

The food was spectacular but the service was bad. I don't think the place has any servers on staff. There was what seemed like the manager who ran around taking everyone's order and he seemed very overwhelmed. I may try this place again but it won't be for awhile. A beautiful restaurant with yummy food. Do yourself a favor and hire a few good servers.

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5.0Dined on June 14, 2017

Thank goodness School is back! Everything was fabulous!
Steve C

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3.0Dined on June 7, 2017

They were new, but the service was terrible. It ruined a first date.

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4.0Dined on June 6, 2017

Great new sushi place downtown, food was tasty. Will return.

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2017

Great new location. Top notch sushi. Outstanding.

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4.0Dined on June 2, 2017

Sushi was good. Service was weak. Host didn't seem to know what Open Table was. Server had no personality and didn't seem like they wanted to be there.

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