A conveyer belt transporting Kaiten sushi takes center stage at this modern Japanese restaurant. School offers an eclectic sushi menu that includes a number of house specialty rolls. This eatery stays true to its Japanese roots while also embracing Kentucky culture with menu items such as the Lexington and Derby Rolls. A Culinary Cocktail Lounge sets this sushi hot spot apart from others, with seasonal cocktails, Japanese sakes, flavorful beers and exclusive wines. 162 Todds Road • (859) 269-0677 • schoolrestaurantlex.com
This authentic Japanese eatery is known for its fresh ingredients and outstanding customer service. While Osaka offers a menu with a wide array of Japanese dishes, their extensive sushi list is the main attraction. Osaka’s hand crafted sushi rolls are both delicious and aesthetically pleasing. Whether it be a Dragon Roll stuffed with eel and avocado or a spicy Fire Cracker Roll exploding with tuna and cucumber, Osaka has it all when it comes to sushi. 3805 Dylan Place, Suite 130 • (859) 296-2625 • osakajapaneselexington.com
The warm and inviting atmosphere of Sushi Blue is what pulls the customers in, but their delectable sushi is what has everyone eagerly coming back for more. Unique customer favorites include the Crunch Munch, filled with crab sticks, spicy mayo and cooked shrimp, and the Atomic Bomb Roll, which is stuffed with spicy tuna, salmon, and jalapeño. The menu also features various mouth-watering rice dishes. With its fair prices, distinct flavors, and extensive menu, Sushi Blue is a family friendly gem worth checking out.
This chic new sushi bar and restaurant recently made its debut in the downtown Lexington food scene. The modern menu features mouth-watering entrees such as Korean tacos, fresh sashimi and spicy tuna or California rolls. The intimate space, complete with comfy seating and a fireplace, also boasts a more metropolitan interior than what Lexington food fanatics may be accustomed to. This new hot spot is open for lunch and dinner with late night hours on the weekends and happy hour specials.109 North Mill Street • (859) 523-4723
This gem of a sushi restaurant is tucked away in a shopping center, but what hides inside is well worth the pursuit. This authentic eatery is not Americanized in the slightest and its beautifully crafted sushi tastes as good as it looks. Sugano offers an extensive menu of noodles, rice dishes, main dishes and mouthwatering sushi. Still, Chef Sugano is the key to this eatery’s success. He can regularly be found mingling with customers and sharing his sushi preferences for those who are new to his cuisine. 1533 Eastland Parkway • (859) 294-4464