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Skool Restaurant

Skool Restaurant

Seafood Restaurant, Japanese Restaurant, and Asian Restaurant$$$$
Showplace Square, San Francisco
  • David H.
    "Get the fanciest sounding fish with an order of uni flan"(16 Tips)
    Stella N.
    "Try the Squid Ink Spaghettina ( I just died ) So good!"(9 Tips)
    Patrick C.
    "Squid ink spaghettini is amazing"(5 Tips)
    Sorosh T.
    "Best Nicoise salad I've ever had!"(6 Tips)
151 Tips and reviews
  • uni flan
  • seafood
  • ink spaghettini
  • happy hour
  • Salad Nicoise
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  • Ryan Z.
    Ryan Zhang 🤪November 13
    Squid ink spaghettia is insanely good. Don't expect Italian pasta, it's more like ramen, and really really good ramen. Oh also the uni flan is pretty good but they don't give a lot.
  • Gustavo R.
    About the brunch: the french toasts are very juicy and the mascarpone with berries (blended) makes it perfect!
  • Ruth J.
    Uni flan and tuna tartar are out of this world. Plus lovely team of people working there! Highly recommend.
  • Isabella L.
    Food is fine but way overpriced for the quality and variety that's offered. Bills itself as a fusion-y progressive restaurant but the dishes are basic and unimaginative.
  • Elizabeth B.
    Came here after real estate meeting. Looks amazing but wasn't in mood to wait line. Get a reservation for next time!
  • Peggy L.
    Peggy LiFebruary 27
    Squid ink spaghettini is amazing and can be made spicy since it uses red curry. For a party of two, ask for it to be split into two bowls.
  • Stella N.
    Stella NovenaJanuary 20
    Try the Squid Ink Spaghettina ( I just died ) So good! The staff is very professional and helpful. Good vibes, coziness, style and, of course, outstanding food - what can be better?
  • Kelly W.
    Kelly WongOctober 25, 2016
    Uni flan is delicious! Drinks are well made. Don't bother with the sashimi sampler. Friendly staff.
  • Kat .
    Kat 🐱October 17, 2016
    Chef's risotto👍 So rich and buttery.
  • Dylan H.
    Dylan HarringtonSeptember 24, 2016
    The Skool Fries were great but the fries that came with the burger were a little over powering.
  • Jones J.
    Jones JonesAugust 19, 2016
    Spaghettini! Uni! Fries! All delicious!
  • Chloe C.
    Chloe CondonJuly 10, 2016
    Fish skin appetizer was delicious!
  • Runqiu C.
    Runqiu CaiJune 19, 2016
    Excellent seafood restaurant. The uni flan is amazing
  • Jones
    JonesMay 2, 2016
    Squid ink spaghetti is great, calloquet not so good. Good service
  • David H.
    David HuApril 24, 2016
    Get the fanciest sounding fish with an order of uni flan
  • M A.
    M ALDossaryApril 4, 2016
    Amazing Restaurant with great Delicious Food !!!! One of the Best. My Recommendation Shishito Peppers, Kurozo Chicken Wings, Black Cod and (Squid Ink Spaghetti (DELICIOUS )) Highly Recommended 👍 👍
  • Ni M.
    Ni MuApril 3, 2016
    Squid ink spaghettina, uni flan, mushroom fries ~ can I eat you forever *___*
  • Kat .
    Kat 🐱February 2, 2016
    You have to get the uni flan!
  • Aman G.
    Aman GuptaJanuary 30, 2016
    Get the pork belly salad
  • Sabina
    SabinaJanuary 23, 2016
    Try the black cod and you won't regret it! The flavors and textures just mix so well together
  • kev/null
    kev/nullDecember 12, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    One of the few places you can make a reservation for weekend brunch. Deviled eggs are amazing. Spicy Bloody Mary's, great French toast. The standard breakfast fares like bacon and eggs are mediocre.
  • m d.
    m dNovember 20, 2015
    Good atmosphere with dark lighting. Japanese-inspired fusion restaurant.
  • Sid G.
    Sid Galindes-DysonOctober 10, 2015
    Great for brunch and you can take your dog along.
  • Kimberly A.
    Kimberly AginOctober 4, 2015
    You can't go wrong with the Squid Spaghettini and Honkara Extra Dry sake.
  • Paulina
    PaulinaSeptember 11, 2015
    Solid Japanese-inspired, Asian fusion tucked away in the Design District. A little price-y, but your belly will thank you. Go for everything raw.
  • Clare
    ClareJune 29, 2015
    French toast and oysters and a Bloody Mary
  • Carina N.
    Carina NgaiJune 21, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Uni flan!
  • Ms H.
    Ms HeleneJune 7, 2015
    Uni flan, raw fish sampler platter $22 and whole trout with crispy curry spiced skin $25
  • Tessa M.
    Was very accommodating to my moms group (including 4 strollers!) but we were a little disappointed that the bathrooms do not have changing tables.
  • Gustavo R.
    Gustavo ResendeMay 20, 2015
    Nice patio and friendly service! Confirmed: Squid Ink Spaghetti is merely fantastic!
  • Chris W.
    Chris WrenMay 8, 2015
    Get the Squid Ink Spaghettina
  • Christian W.
    Christian WoffordApril 18, 2015
    Get the squid ink pasta
  • Sophyan J.
    Sophyan JulioApril 12, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Squid ink spaghettina never fails
  • Frances 미라
    Frances 미라April 9, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    If it isn't already sold out, order the uni flan with extra toasted bread.
  • Melon L.
    Melon LMarch 8, 2015
    Happy hour till 7
  • John G.
    John GristJanuary 26, 2015
    Great unique food in a relaxed setting.
  • Sameer K.
    Sameer KalwaniJanuary 8, 2015
    Spaghettini is amazing. But go in expecting ramen not pasta.
  • Clayton P.
    Clayton PetersDecember 28, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Great brunch scene. Dog friendly patio. Solid cocktails.
  • Liza S.
    Liza SperlingDecember 20, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Langoustine omelet. Bliss.
  • Lillian Y.
    Lillian YoungDecember 18, 2014
    Great Japanese inspired food. Try Squid Ink Spaghettina, savory and spicy. Order a few dishes to share and go family style.
  • Sophyan J.
    Sophyan JulioDecember 9, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Delicious Spaghettina
  • Alicia
    AliciaOctober 26, 2014
    Brunch! $1 oysters on the half shell. The jerk chicken and waffles are amazing.
  • Amanda N.
    Amanda NatividadOctober 22, 2014
    Beautiful outdoor seating area for brunch on a sunny day. Get the Squid Ink Spaghettina always. Incredibly fresh shrimp and pasta in a super savory, medium spicy seafood broth/sauce.
  • Jennifer B.
    Jennifer BurlingtonOctober 19, 2014
    Bloody Mary is great. $1 oysters are totally worth the buck. But the lobster omelette was horrible!!! Seemed microwaved. Fun for trying new and interesting seafood.
  • Hao T.
    Hao TranOctober 13, 2014
    Squid ink spaghettini.
  • Michelle R.
    Michelle ROctober 6, 2014
    Gluten free menu and celiac friendly
  • Chloé L.
    Chloé LagierSeptember 10, 2014
    I had the: BABY ERYNGII FRIES and they were to die for
  • Clement N.
    Clement NgAugust 16, 2014
    Great little seafood modern cuisine tucked away in the middle of nowhere. There is also a nice outdoor patio area with great ambiance.
  • Harper L.
    Harper LieblichAugust 13, 2014
    Loved the anchovies.
  • John B.
    John BoydAugust 11, 2014
    Oh hell this is a good drink
  • Sven K.
    Sven KoerbitzAugust 9, 2014
    Black cod, kale salad, noche martini & field trip cocktail
  • Emily K.
    Emily KimJuly 14, 2014
    Must order uni flan and deviled eggs. White sangria was just okay, mb if it wasn't so watered down
  • Shirley L.
    Shirley LiuJune 15, 2014
    Def get the squid ink spaghettini and black sesame panna cotta
  • Simon D.
    Simon DaumMay 7, 2014
    By "entree" (sagari kushiyaki), they seem to mean "main"
  • Asya K.
    Asya KamskyApril 26, 2014
    Unit flan. Enough said.
  • Leticia C.
    Leticia CaltranMarch 28, 2014
    Really charming, the waitress is super helpful!
  • Rosanne C.
    Rosanne ChanFebruary 15, 2014
    squid ink spaghettina was everything a delicious asian-fusion dish should be, so goooooood.
  • mcldiebel
    mcldiebelFebruary 9, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Steamed Mussels with Applewood Smoked Bacon, Tomato in a Point Reyes Blue Cheese Cream Broth with White Wine, Pastis and Herbs
  • mcldiebel
    mcldiebelFebruary 9, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    flourless chocolate cake with caramel ice cream
  • mcldiebel
    mcldiebelFebruary 9, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    interesting flavor variations on some familiar dishes
  • mcldiebel
    mcldiebelFebruary 9, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Squid Ink Speghettina
  • Au
    AuOctober 25, 2013
    The Niçoise salad is awesome!! Try one of their specialty drinks e.g., basil lemonade
  • Maya .
    Maya 🐟September 15, 2013
    Get the crab sandwich with a poached egg on the patio if it's a nice day.
  • Omar P.
    Omar PerezAugust 3, 2013
    Try the Aburi Butter Fish
  • Omar P.
    Omar PerezAugust 3, 2013
    Try the Hale To The Kale
  • Aaron G.
    Aaron GreenleeJuly 25, 2013
    Cold? Ask for the warped table by the door!
  • JoAnne K.
    JoAnne KaoJuly 14, 2013
    Try the Grilled Japanese Eggplant - Must try
  • JoAnne K.
    JoAnne KaoJuly 14, 2013
    Try the Shishito Peppers With Fish Flakes - Fav must try
  • JoAnne K.
    JoAnne KaoJuly 14, 2013
    Try the Salmon Pizza Close Up - Beautiful
  • JoAnne K.
    JoAnne KaoJuly 14, 2013
    Try the Salmon Pizza - Must try
  • JoAnne K.
    JoAnne KaoJuly 14, 2013
    Try the Mussels in red sauce with wine - Outstanding
  • JoAnne K.
    JoAnne KaoJuly 14, 2013
    Try the Grilled Squid - Amazing
  • JoAnne K.
    JoAnne KaoJuly 14, 2013
    Try the charcuterie - Just order it!
  • JoAnne K.
    JoAnne KaoJuly 14, 2013
    Try the Beef Carpaccio - Omg must have!
  • Mark M.
    Mark McGregorJune 15, 2013
    Niçoise salad, FTW!
  • Au
    AuJune 9, 2013
    Yummy roasted chilies with an Asian flare!
  • Ola
    OlaJune 4, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    If you're into cocktails, you GOTTA try the Winning Ticket. This baby is all alcohol.. None of that juice ish! You'll feel the buzz after a couple of sips.. Kinda sneakers up on ya.
  • Don J.
    Don JMay 27, 2013
    $1 oysters @ brunch!
  • Zora C.
    Zora ChungMay 6, 2013
    Each time I went I had terrible service. We had to wait a long time for food. No wonder there's always a wait to get seated even with a reservation. I would not want go back again.
  • Charles H.
    Charles HudsonApril 23, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Best deal on the happy hour drink menu? The BS. Trust me, it's great.
  • Liza S.
    Liza SperlingMarch 28, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Order the dungeness deviled eggs. Heavenly!
  • Jetset Extra
    Jetset ExtraMarch 15, 2013
    The small plates menu features many recent additions, such as festive and picturesque Ika-Yaki, grilled squid in a spicy bean and smoked bacon soup with house-smoked yuzu kosho butter. Read more
  • michelle k.
    michelle kimMarch 3, 2013
    Carpaccio and uni flan are amazing.
  • Chad B.
    Chad BFebruary 13, 2013
    First time here and started with their smoked salmon flatbread (a meal in itself). For the main course: Rock and Scallop Risotto was delicious and hearty.
  • Ken B.
    Ken BergerFebruary 10, 2013
    Great atmosphere and excellent fish-based food. Nice big outdoor deck for nice days. And $4 mimosas for brunch. Langoustine Omelette (brunch menu) was wonderful.
  • Gadi S.
    Gadi ShamiaJanuary 22, 2013
    Beet salad and cured fish (both small plates) made a great dinner together.
  • The L.
    The LibrarianJanuary 8, 2013
    Squid ink spaghettina is AMAZING! Highly recommend!
  • Vinney A.
    Vinney AroraDecember 16, 2012
    Brunch is 6 out of 10, ambiance 8 out of 10. Champagne cocktails were good, sangria not so much.
  • Sammie
    SammieDecember 5, 2012
    Over-priced duck is nice! Snail service.
  • Danny N.
    Danny NguyenNovember 17, 2012
    Get the seafood!
  • Liza S.
    Liza SperlingOctober 5, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Flat bread. Well done. Nough said.
  • Karen L.
    Karen LinSeptember 17, 2012
    Uni flan is delicious. Not fishy at all, very fresh. Wait staff and chefs are all exceptional, very knowledgeable about the food. Atmosphere/decor is perfect for conversation throughout dinner.
  • Guilherme C.
    Guilherme ChapiewskiSeptember 13, 2012
    Want some wine? Try the "Cardella", a local family-owned production that (it seems) is known by the restaurant owner. Very exclusive and tasty.
  • Cliffy L.
    Cliffy LSeptember 10, 2012
    New menu and wine selection!
  • Jaci H.
    Jaci HodgesSeptember 9, 2012
    Worst experience at a restaurant ever. Terrible service, subpar food. If you do happen to end up here, DON'T ORDER THE CEVICHE.
  • Jane N.
    Jane NguyenSeptember 8, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Squid ink spaghettini. Shishio peppers. Seasonal watermelon wheat beer. Fries with awesome aioli sauce
  • Benny S.
    Benny SooAugust 2, 2012
    The burger!
  • jonathan g.
    jonathan gettingerJune 17, 2012
    Their special menu is woven with Asian-inspired dishes like a house-cured salmon croque madame with arugula, yuzu mustard, mozzarella, parmesan and a runny, poached egg.
  • Sammie
    SammieJune 13, 2012
    The Cheesecake!!!
  • Hector O.
    Hector OrozcoMay 19, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    You have to try the nicoise salad. The best I've had to date
  • DishOnIt
    DishOnItMay 12, 2012
    Found Eryngii Fries as Yum Yum. Try it and dish on it at Read more
  • Rob A.
    Rob AltmannApril 28, 2012
    Cocktails are great
  • Jessica C.
    Jessica ChanApril 10, 2012
    uni flan just melts in yo mouth.
  • Karoli H.
    Karoli HindriksMarch 8, 2012
    The cheesecake is amazing!
  • Tonia D.
    Tonia D.March 8, 2012
    Happy hour ends at 7pm. Order the sliders. Flat bread isn't great. Eggplant is good but a little too sweet.
  • Dara W.
    Dara WilsonFebruary 19, 2012
    $1 house oysters are a great! Ceviche tastes a bit like pickles... I'd steer clear.
  • Lisa W.
    Lisa WJanuary 25, 2012
    Try the UB40 Cocktail with Conjure Cognac..Awesome!
  • Nissa A.
    Nissa AnklesariaJanuary 18, 2012
    Try the Sauteed Sea Bass
  • Tam T.
    Tam TranJanuary 17, 2012
    Upscale quaint dining with creative dishes for seafood lovers :)
  • SEGA
    SEGAJanuary 4, 2012
    $3 Duvel’s during Happy Hour! - Ben, Associate Digital Brand Manager
  • Chris S.
    Chris ShieldsDecember 16, 2011
    The crab sandwich with poached egg is a must... especially if it is your first visit!
  • Jane N.
    Jane NguyenDecember 7, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    squid ink spaghettina
  • Robynne R.
    Robynne RoysterNovember 30, 2011
    yummy sliders, and good drinks, unfortunately the pomegranate tequila isn't at happy hour prices. BOO!
  • lindsay m.
    lindsay m.October 30, 2011
    Super dog friendly patio and awesome staff. Bring your pup and try the fried baby eryngii mushrooms! Great wine, beer and cocktail selection, too.
  • Felipe O.
    Felipe OliveiraOctober 22, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    $4 mimosas for brunch
  • Dean F.
    Dean FaustmanOctober 18, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Solid happy hour: $3 beers, $5 sake/wine, $5 bar bites. Great outdoor patio for dinner/lunch/brunch.
  • Sidsel Rebecca L.
    Have an Avion cocktail. Mmmmmm
  • Harold C.
    Harold CheckSeptember 19, 2011
    Get the Niçoise Salad! One of the best I've ever had. And such a beautiful presentation!
  • Andrew G.
    Andrew GilbertSeptember 12, 2011
    Squid Ink Pasta is amazing
  • Liza S.
    Liza SperlingAugust 17, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Eat, drink and/or surf at the bar. Detention Hall = great happy hour deals, too.
  • Kristie W.
    Kristie WellsAugust 3, 2011
    The uni flan is amaaaaaazing. Order it. And ask for extra croutons.
  • Jon-Iñaki
    Jon-IñakiAugust 2, 2011
    The place has such a cool vibe; great venue, food presentation is appealing. The food, however, is quite disappointing. Had such high hopes, but the food was very underwhelming.
  • Jon-Iñaki
    Jon-IñakiAugust 2, 2011
    Don't come if you're really hungry. The service is so slow. 15 mins to get a glass of wine. Over 20 mins to get your entree after clearing your salad/1st course. And it's not even that busy.
  • Joe Z.
    Joe ZadehJuly 21, 2011
    Bring your friends for the sake deal. It's quite good!
  • Paolo M.
    Paolo MalabuyoJune 19, 2011
    The eggplant was a pleasant surprise. Definitely try the uni flan if you like uni.
  • Andrew W.
    Andrew WilliamsonApril 24, 2011
    Cod and fried were fantastic.
  • Loic L.
    Loic LeMeurApril 8, 2011
    The Kobe burger won't be good for your diet but it's delicious
  • Liza S.
    Liza SperlingApril 8, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Ask for MacKenzie!
  • Paul A.
    Paul ArkApril 8, 2011
    The decor, ambiance, service, and food are wonderful. The U-10 scallops are insanely good, and the crab cakes and crostini are pretty damn tasty. Definitely worth making this place a regular hang-out
  • Maria O.
    Maria OgnevaMarch 26, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Mimosas for brunch are amazing!!! And only 4 bucks!
  • Danielle M.
    Danielle MorrillMarch 26, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    $4 mimosas
  • BlackboardEats
    BlackboardEatsMarch 22, 2011
    Menu Must: Espresso panna cotta with biscotti, ginger and Japanese molasses sauce - YUM Read more
  • martina s.
    martina souradaMarch 12, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    nicoise salad is the best ive had anywhere, including france, dont miss it
  • LT
    LTFebruary 20, 2011
    Good food. Bad service.
  • Orlando Z.
    Orlando ZepedaJanuary 29, 2011
    Food is great, service is a little suspect
  • AskMen
    AskMenJanuary 27, 2011
    It’s where the cool kids go after work for a drink & a bite of tasty Japanese-inspired dishes like cod & goat cheese flatbread, fried baby eryngii mushrooms & Hokkaido scallops. Read more
  • 👑 Koka S.
    👑 Koka Sexton 🌟January 21, 2011
    Order the old Cuban drink.
  • Sorosh T.
    Sorosh TavakoliJanuary 11, 2011
    Best Nicoise salad I've ever had!
  • Cindy
    CindyDecember 31, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Happy Hour M-F from 5pm-7pm. $3 beers (Pilsner Urquell!), $5 wines and most bar bites for under $5 (Shisito Peppers and Skool Sliders).
  • Eric T.
    Eric TangDecember 3, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Get the squid ink spagetti
  • Whit S.
    Whit ScottNovember 27, 2010
    The salmon benedict
  • Jason
    JasonNovember 24, 2010
    Try the Panko-encrusted Salmon & Root Vegetables
  • amanda j.
    amanda jordanNovember 18, 2010
    Have liquor license now and some very unique cocktail creations.
  • Felicitas H.
    Felicitas HackmannOctober 31, 2010
    Great Burger and great Chardonnay. But slow service. Still, very nice place!:-)
  • Patrick C.
    Patrick CollisonOctober 24, 2010
    Squid ink spaghettini is amazing
  • Dav Y.
    Dav YaginumaOctober 19, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Ignore the old tips here. The restaurant and bar are now open.
  • Mike W.
    Mike WalshAugust 6, 2010
    They still don't have a liquor license so bring your own stuff - no corkage. I really like the owner and staff. They do not have sushi (I assumed they did) but the food is excellent.
  • matt c.
    matt conteJuly 12, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    No liquor license yet, so bring your own bottle of wine (or 3, like we did). Free corkage.
  • Gia H.
    Gia HuaJuly 7, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    Go here. It's open. Check times at
  • Lael S.
    Lael SturmJuly 6, 2010
    Try Skool's fried aji sandwich per SF Weekly.
  • Gia H.
    Gia HuaJune 24, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    Don't go here yet. It's not open.
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