Barracuda Japanese Restaurant - SF
Barracuda Japanese Restaurant - SF

Barracuda Japanese Restaurant - SF

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.barracudasushi.com/
  • Phone: 4155588567x
  • 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
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Sushi, Japanese, Asian
  • Executive Chef: Ruben Giannini
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: 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
  • Catering: We provide catering - party trays. If you are interested please call the restaurant and ask for Nam Kim (MGR).
  • Entertainment: Karaoke Party!

    Every Friday & Saturday from 10:00pm to Midnight.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 16th Street
  • Parking: Street Parking
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!
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Barracuda Japanese Restaurant - SF reviews from OpenTable diners
7 reviews since May 20, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.3
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance3.6
    Noise LevelEnergetic
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (4)great for lunch (4)late-night find (3)vibrant bar scene (3)neighborhood gem (3)great for brunch (2)hot spot (2)special occasion (1)Show More
  • family celebration
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/27/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bad service, OK Sushi.
    TLV2SF
    Dined on 7/20/2013
    We had a bad service experience, We had to look for the waiter 3 times. food came late so everyone was eaten separately. The food quality is fair in best. A few of us woke up with stomach problems. With so many options in the area, we will never return.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food, great ambience.
    elvira
    Dined on 7/16/2013
    We have been there many times and we love it. The tasting menu is great.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Sushi with Bar
    CALMVIP
    Dined on 7/16/2013
    Excellent sushi choices and delicious cocktails. Other amazing drinks include their sake, foreign beers, and wine list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Sushi
    buksh60VIP
    Dined on 7/6/2013
    loved the service and the good, amazing, thank you
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Repeatedly awesome!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 6/28/2013
    Impeccable service, great sushi and other Japanese fare, Barracuda never fails to please.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great little sushi restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 6/28/2013
    Great location in the Castro. Great drink list. Went on a Friday for lunch, great vibe. Will be back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good sushi spot
    GregK
    Dined on 6/18/2013
    Teryaki sliders + Japanese cowboy are the way the way to go!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Treated us well
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 5/31/2013
    Went to celebrate a birthday. They treated us great, especially given how crowded it was!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place
    PeterVIP
    Dined on 5/18/2013
    Ask for Herman! Very friendly and attentive! Groupon for chefs tasting menu - plenty of food for 2 - $60 retail, $30 with Groupon! Great deal!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • yum.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/18/2013
    Great value for super fresh fish. We had the chef's choice tasting menu which came with miso soup, several appetizers,sashimi and a specialty roll followed by a mochi ice cream dessert. Lots of food, excellent service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Too much noise - Very loud
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 5/17/2013
    Way too noisy. Extremely loud music. We asked one of the servers to turn the music down a little & they wouldn't do it. Would not go back..
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Was very pleased!
    EatReal
    Dined on 5/16/2013
    The fish was fresh, the menu (tasting menu) was varied and creative and the portions were just right in size. I would recommend it as a good place to enjoy Japanese food and sushi.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The service and the food was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/12/2013
    The service and the food was vrey good. Great unlimited mimosas. My only complaint was their prices did not match the prices on their webpage.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Try the Tasting Menu
    sfgoguyVIP
    Dined on 5/10/2013
    Had a Group On coupon to use and had dinner at Barracuda. It had been several months since my last visit. The Friday night crowd was buzzing and the bar scene (albeit a small bar area) was jumping. The Tasing Menu for 2 filled-up both of us with a very good variety of pre-fixe offerings from appetizer to dessert. We opted for the Sushimi entree (there was another choice that was cooked - tempura, I think) and the fish could not have been fresher or more flavorful. The very large "roll of the day" was great, too. Highly recommend Barracuda - especially if you have a coupon to use. You won't be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Splendid experience
    ChanelVIP
    Dined on 5/10/2013
    We tried the tasting menu, the menu was not very descriptive and we thought the portions are going to be small. We ordered a couple more items from happy hour menu and realized we had ordered too much food. The tasting menu portions are more than enough for 2 people, the sushi and sashimi are very fresh and tasty. So is the mochi ice-cream with whipped cream. To top it off, the server had a very cheerful and positive attitude, she is very attentive and courteous. The decor of the restaurant is cool and hip. we certainly enjoy the ambience, service and food and will be back again and highly recommend this place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Could have been better
    Celebrant
    Dined on 5/8/2013
    This place could have been much better. I reserved a table for lunch but they were not busy. I still ended up waiting since no one was at the front desk. Sat on a table for two. The places had a light aroma of bleach which seemed like they just cleaned the place top to bottom. We waited for a while before the waitress came (10mins) and after we got our order we waited again (almost 30mins) for our food. I gave an extra star because the lady server ended up giving us "complimentary miso soup" for waiting so long. Food was great but took forever to make. In the end i would still give this place a second chance in hopes that they can redeem themselves. Cocktails was good, not watered down and not alcoholic's drink either (try mojito).
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The chef's dinner was wonderful!
    Melissa
    Dined on 5/3/2013
    The chef's dinner was wonderful! I have found new favorites! The sashimi was very fresh. I love the butter fish and albacore. The special roll was wonderful too. I love this restaurant and always enjoy dinner here.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome food and cocktails.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/26/2013
    Awesome food and cocktails. The atmosphere is fun and but not in your face trendy/classy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The Seafood Ramen Soup is
    CowboyVIP
    Dined on 4/24/2013
    The Seafood Ramen Soup is out of this world! And Kathleen is one of the best waitresses I have had in a long time. Keep up the great work!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We had some friends in town
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 4/20/2013
    We had some friends in town and we wanted to find a place where we could get a last minute reservation in the Castro. The first time we went to Barracuda, we had some service issues, but decided to give it another try. The sushi is great! The decor is kitchy and leaves a little to be desired. However, as long as the sushi is good, I am happy.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fabulous!
    CowboyVIP
    Dined on 4/14/2013
    Food is absolutely fantastic, and the service even better!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Some stand-out dishes but
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 4/12/2013
    Some stand-out dishes but some that left us all wanting. Couldn't here each other talk with all the noise...
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Barracuda has a great selection
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/5/2013
    Barracuda has a great selection of all the rolls, sashimi, etc. that anyone would want from a sushi place plus a whole lot of specialty rolls and fun sake cocktails. The atmosphere is lively and fun with a really great music selection. It makes for a fun overall experience to complement the great food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food took forever on a not-so-crowd
    LeoinSFVIP
    Dined on 4/2/2013
    Food took forever on a not-so-crowded night. Cocktails were decent though.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Just OK
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 3/31/2013
    This restaurant is great for groups and bottomless mimosas. I went here for brunch and ordered the Japanese chicken and waffles...after a long wait (about 30-40 mins), it finally shows up. The meal was ok, nothing to write home about. It also looks like they've raised their prices. The menu on their website still has the old prices.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Cool spot with nice cocktails,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 3/28/2013
    Cool spot with nice cocktails, but unfortunately the food can be a mixed bag. Enjoyed the meal my first time, but was a bit disappointed with the sushi this round. Service is on par with most SF offerings in this price range.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Don't order Chef's menu!
    MusselloveVIP
    Dined on 3/28/2013
    The chef menu was mediocre at best...bland and unappealing. Safewaybsushi exceeds the flavor of this menu.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • sushi supreme
    WesternerVIP
    Dined on 3/5/2013
    this was a fun sushi place. they have a great menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Usually I come to Barracuda
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/20/2013
    Usually I come to Barracuda for brunch and bottomless mimosas, but on this particular night my boyfriend and I came for the three-course prix fixe. It was pretty good and with the LivingSocial deal, a great deal for two. The sushi was fresh and delicious. We ordered an uni nigiri in addition to the menu. Perfectly fresh and buttery.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We really enjoyed our dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 1/22/2013
    We really enjoyed our dining experience at Barracuda
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Each time I eat here I'm always
    SanFranciscoDiamondHghtsVIP
    Dined on 1/10/2013
    Each time I eat here I'm always reminded of just how tasty and high quality the sushi is. The specialty rolls are a bit pricey but the taste and flavor make it worth it.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It was my anniversary and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 12/31/2012
    It was my anniversary and my girlfriend loved it! The food an service was great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We made a reservation here
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/31/2012
    We made a reservation here for New Years Eve and it was perfect! Something for everyone, great ambience, great food.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding tasting menu.
    LianaVIP
    Dined on 12/23/2012
    Outstanding tasting menu. Generous sushi slices. Each dish attractively presented.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • decent but not great
    FoodExplorer
    Dined on 12/15/2012
    on the pricier side but accommodates large group. Service was a bit lacking - our server came by to take our order, drop off the food and that was it. We didn't get follow up service to ask if drinks needed to be refilled or asked for feedback on the food. Noise level was pretty loud and it was sometimes difficult to hear people on the other side of the table. Location is great - close to bars and a bakery with sweet treats for dessert.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Sunday brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 12/9/2012
    My sister and I enjoy going to Barracuda's in San Francisco for Sunday brunch and bottomless mimosas. Good food, lively atmosphere and the service is typically decent.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • There was louder music than
    TubasajoyVIP
    Dined on 11/25/2012
    There was louder music than I'd prefer, but the people were lovely and the food was fine. I'll go back when I've a brunch date.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Blah
    HandsomeCouple
    Dined on 11/23/2012
    It was just ok. Not mind blowing service could have been better.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • beautifully presented and
    Earlysipper
    Dined on 11/4/2012
    beautifully presented and fresh sushi. lively crowd. attentive wait staff. definitely a must visit when in the castro area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic