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Barracuda Japanese Restaurant - SF
2251 Market St
San Francisco, CA 94114
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Barracuda Japanese Restaurant - SF Details
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Sunday - Saturday: 11:30am - 3:00pm
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:30pm
Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 11:00am to 3:30pm
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
We provide catering - party trays. If you are interested please call the restaurant and ask for Nam Kim (MGR).
Every Friday & Saturday from 10:00pm to Midnight.
A word from Barracuda Japanese Restaurant - SF
Barracuda Japanese Restaurant on Market is located in the Castro District.
Fun, colorful, and experimental; serving Neo-Japanese Cuisine with a mix of Brazilian and Peruvian flavors to spice things up!
Awards voted by OpenTable diners
Diners' Choice Winner
Barracuda Japanese Restaurant - SF -
Best Restaurants in Castro
Great foods at reasonable prices!
The appetizer platter was well presented and tempura was light & crispy! Sashimi was so fresh and love the warm and friendly service. A little noisy but given that there was a table of guests celebrating a birthday it was understandable. Will highly recommend but I hope they will not become another NOPA which requires 8 weeks advance booking ughhhh!"
Dined on 7/11/2014
While food was very good, service
was quite slow and not on purpose. My biggest issue is the restaurant's decor, which is literally being kept together with scotch tape. The myriad of christmas lights with undulating lighting along the wall contrasted with a busy booth print is not pleasant. Their front door is always open, regardless of weather. Dropping almost 80 bucks for lunch, I would expect better ambiance than scotch tape all over the place. Also, we were almost at the table closest to the sushi bar and it was still quite cold. Unless there's a planned group event that will be booked outside my involvement, I don't think I'll be back anytime soon. There are much better sushi restaurants in the Castro."
Dined on 5/4/2014
Hung out here all night with
friends. Sushi and cocktails were good. Service was fantastic. Our waiter was fun, friendly, and kept up with us even though we were a bit chaotic in how we ordered food and drink. We sat down at 7:30 and didn't leave until 11. Good party music in the background but still easy to hear each other. Other big groups of friends partying at tables around us. Super friendly vibe--one table bought us all sake bombs to join in with them, another table invited us all out dancing with them. I love San Francisco."
Dined on 4/25/2014
always a good selection of rolls
that are creative. The music is top 40 and fun, great for a lively dinner in castro with friends highly recommend"
Dined on 4/11/2014
I come to Barracuda now and then
for one thing only: their spicy broth pork ramen soup! Trust me, I know my SF Ramen joints, but this particular soup continues to be one of the top 3 on my list: (1) the noodles aren't wimpy, they display a nice bounce, and are cooked perfectly (i.e., not too soft); (2) the broth is a combination of pork base (with milk?) and kimchee! Fantastic!!! Too bad at night night this place is so loud. Must be a Castro thing. Hey, guys, we are no longer in the 1980s! With places like Frances just a few blocks away, catch up with sound level and lowering down the music."
Dined on 4/11/2014
one of castros best sushi
places the service could have been a little better the rolls were delicious as always and good atmosphere perfect for a friday night out with friends"
Dined on 3/28/2014
Ate here once before; the place
was fairly crowded but everything was quite good, from the service to the fish. This time was marked by inconsistencies. The nigiri we ordered was great, although they were out of several fish that we had wanted. The rolls, however, were somewhat disappointing. The spider in the ultimate spider roll was sort of cold and chewy, and the volcano was just kind of "meh." Service was friendly but seemed really slow, which is hard to explain given how uncrowded the restaurant was. I would go back, but I think next time I'd try to sit at the sushi bar, skip the rolls and just order straight up fish."
Dined on 2/25/2014
Went with my boyfriend the sushi
was amazing the service was great I see myself returning."
Dined on 2/14/2014
Fun, dance music plaing made the
restaurant feel like a party."
Dined on 2/8/2014
All of the fish tasted fresh and
delicious. Was able to easily get a reservation for an early dinner no problem. Very nice atmosphere and cocktails. Very good across the board."
Dined on 2/1/2014
great for parties or large
groups they have fun rolls and a variety of menu items that are interesting the staff is friendly and they have good recommendations"
Dined on 1/15/2014
I was impressed that the 7 piece
nigiri tasting was more like a mini omakase rather than your standard salmon, shrip, tuna, etc and was instead fluke, ocean trout, snapper, etc, and was well done with satisfyingly sized slices of fish. Often sushi places either go a bit thin on the fish slices so you can really only manage one bite even if you try for two, or go waaay overboard so they are known as the "giant nigiri" places, which then are hard to handle."
Dined on 1/4/2014
We came here New Years Eve. The
food was very good and the table was nice. It is small so you are fairly close to your neighbor it I could not hear their conversations and I do t think they could hear ours. The waiter was very goodand recommended the appropriate dishes. Highly recommend if you're in the area."
Dined on 12/31/2013
We had looked forward to our
dinner after reading the positive reviews but we're quite disappointed. The food was just OK, nothing to rave about. The sushi was rather bland, even the items marked on the menu as spicy. The best thing we had was the spicy edamame. Service was lacking and the restaurant was not busy. Would not go back or recommend to friends."
Dined on 12/24/2013
The food was excelent, typical
sushi fare. Bar was ok but slow, waiter forgot items."
Dined on 12/22/2013
We drove a long way to try the
Chef's tasting menu, but was disappointed... The restaurant was not busy, yet the waitress hurriedly rambled off the types of sushi on the plate... when we got her attention a little later and asked her about the different types of sushi, she said she couldn't remember what was on our plate. She was not personable at all, and did not take the time to talk to us. The lone sushi roll would have been much better split into three or four different types of rolls (2 pieces each type) afterall, it is a "tasting" menu ... lastly, including a little something sweet would have been nice... I am not going to recommend this to anyone since it was nothing to brag about, and mediocre at best..."
Dined on 12/20/2013
The sushi here is always good. Who
does not love Sushi on fire! This place is a good, every-day sushi place. It's not a place for a snobby sushi eater. It's not the place where you will get the most exquisite sushi, but it's the place you can go to have a reasonably priced meal and have fun."
Dined on 12/9/2013
Barracuda has a great location on
Market Street that is hard to beat. The food I'd say is definitely better than average, but not remarkable. The service was impecable - they seemed extremely attentive, real team effort by the staff, and never left us anything for want. The restaurant had a great ambience - it is modern, well kept/clean, and even with the place more than half full durning my visit it still did not seem overly loud and tables are not arranged in such a way as to seem very crowded like most SF establishments. I actually came here for a second date, and while I'd say it does not strike me as particularly romantic setting it certainly served it's purpose quite well."
Dined on 12/8/2013
The waitress said that she was too
busy to address the issue, but that she thinks that the heater was on. Later the bartender came over to let us know that the AC and Heater were off. I polled the people sitting around me and they confirmed that there was definitely an AC running and it was not draft as they claim it was. In any case, the dinner was not enjoyable because I was cold and I was wearing my winter coat! Given that the food was good, this is too bad!"
Dined on 12/6/2013
Perfect as usual! You should try
Japanese Cowboy rolls!"
Dined on 12/4/2013
Neighborhood notable dining
experience. Food is always fresh and service is always good. I highly recommend this establishment for anyone looking for Japanese cuisine in the Castro area."
Dined on 12/2/2013
Excellent sushi restaurant to be
discovered! You just must try!"
Dined on 11/23/2013
Good variety...they take special
orders...make your own roll!!! Sushi chef Cesar will create whatever you ask. Have returned many times and sat at the sushi bar. Hit it at non peak hours otherwise forget it."
Dined on 11/23/2013
I recommend the dragon roll. The
food was great. The service was great. The host was super friendly and sweet. I arrived at 8:00 and go a great table. The place was packed at 9:30 with lots of people waiting outside for tables. The crowd was spirited and fun."
Dined on 11/22/2013
Although the menu is heavy on
sushi, this non-fisher eater was able to find many yummy things to try. The sliders were exceptional."
Dined on 11/7/2013
This is a fun little, energetic
sushi restaurant in the castro. Service puts out full effort and the dishes are attractive. This sushi quality is a step below some of the best in the City, but if you are hungry for solid and in the area, this is a good restaurant."
Dined on 11/1/2013
Excellent happy hour weekdays
5-7pm. You can have dinner from the happy hour menu since there is plenty to choose from. Not fancy, but casual neighborhood dinning is the scene here."
Dined on 10/21/2013
We eat here about every six weeks
or so. The host grabbed the menus and walked all the way to the other side of the restaurant not looking to see if we followed, he did not bother to say hello. He dropped the menus on the table and walked away long before we got there. We had to chase him down to tell him we had a reservation thru Opentable The waiter had much of the same attitude. At the end(tip time) he actually said thank you which was about all he said except uh huh. Very disappointing especially to a good customer."
Dined on 10/14/2013
It is almost impossible to dine at
a well known (or any known ) brunch location in San francisco. Thanks to OT I was able to reserve a spot in a japanese restaurant that served a "japanese" style brunch. Bottomless mimosas with entree, very delicious and creative items on the menu, and attentive staff. Overall a perfect new experience for me."
Dined on 9/29/2013
We had the tasting menu, generous
portions of unctuous sashimi were especially yummy. The service is impeccable, and the kitchen prompt. We keep coming back because of the consistency!"
Dined on 9/13/2013
Conveniently located in Castro,
this was a perfect spot for good Japanese sushi and friendly service by locals. Fast speedy service made the meal an excellent experience."
Dined on 9/8/2013
We love this place. The tasting
menu is just fantastic. It was too noisy last Friday, though. Was hard to speak with my friends sharing table with me."
Dined on 9/6/2013
Great sushi, ambiance, music,
service. Everything was outstanding. I'll be there a LOT in future. Don't know why it took me so LNG to get there."
Dined on 8/20/2013
The brunch menu is really great
for those who want Japanese or traditional brunch items. But what sent our group over the edge were the most delicious Bloody Marys we'd ever tasted. We got spicy and asked them why they tasted so good - yet different. Instead of Tabasco, they use wasabi and Sriracha. Amazing. We had three rounds of them. And we were a group of 10 which is well suited for Barracuda because their walls are covered with continuous benches, so they can comfortably accommodate really large parties."
Dined on 8/18/2013
The food was great, the ambience
acceptable, but it lacked the feel of a real Japanese restaurant. More American-Japanese than actual Japanese."
Dined on 8/17/2013
Great food and restaurant, but
very poor service. The waiter had an unprofessional attitude and made us feel rushed. Rude."
Dined on 8/10/2013
The sushi here is excellent and
the fish is fresh. We all habe frequented this restaurant. That being said, we were a party of four seated 25 feet from a party of 12 20-something's. not only was the noise from that party beyond excessive, the restaurant actually turned up their music to drown out the party (or add to it....I'm not sure). In the middle of our dinner, we all just stopped trying to talk to each other because we couldn't scream loud enough."
Dined on 8/10/2013
We really can't make sense of so
many glowing reviews after our Saturday night dinner at Barracuda. The maitre d was very nice and welcoming but the rest pf the service rather indifferent and not very efficient (we had to ask for our check twice). And the food... They are trying so hard to make sushi unusual and original but the result is plain ridiculous and unsavoury (my companion didn't even finish his order which has got to be a first). Ambiance is ok although a bit on the vulgar side and music way too loud but that was expected. Why go there when there are so many great sushi places?!"
Dined on 8/10/2013
My husband, son and I planned on
spending the day in San Francisco. We found the Barracuda on OpenTable for dinner after visiting The California Academy of Science. Our server Chris was very friendly and attentive. We ordered teriyaki beef and chicken, dragon roll, California rolls, sashimi and sake for me. Everything was great. We will definitely be back again soon."
Dined on 8/9/2013
after reading many reviews for all
the sushi restaurants in San Francisco, I found Barracuda the most interesting and made a reservation. The place was perfect for us with our adult children and their boys, who are 2 and 5. They have grown up on sushi and we all love it. We have our favorite in the Philly area near our home but this is #1 on the West coast. My husband eats uni and quail eggs and yours made him happy. Thanks for the great service and we will be back one day."
Dined on 7/27/2013
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