Barracuda Sushi

Bar / Japanese Restaurant
Barracuda Sushi The Castro neighborhood is known for its pulsating, over-the-top party scene, and Barracuda Sushi plays its part to the hilt with cranked-up club music, all-you-can-eat lunches, and endless pitchers of bubbly cocktails. San Francisco United States 37.764966 -122.431875
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Barracuda Sushi - Bar | Japanese Restaurant in San Francisco.
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Party Earth Review The Castro neighborhood is known for its pulsating, over-the-top party scene, and Barracuda Sushi plays its part to the hilt with cranked-up club music, all-you-can-eat lunches, and endless pitchers of bubbly cocktails... ... read full review

  • Metro:

    MUNI F Line: Market Street & Noe Street

  • Phone:

    415-558-8567

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  • Hours:

    M–Tu 11:30am–3pm and 5–10pm
    W–Th 11:30am–3pm and 5–10:30pm
    F 11:30am–3pm, 5pm–midnight
    Sa 11am–midnight, Su 11am–10pm

  • Recommended as:

    • Day Spot
    • Night Spot

Party Earth Barracuda Sushi Review

The Scene

The Castro neighborhood is known for its pulsating, over-the-top party scene, and Barracuda Sushi plays its part to the hilt with cranked-up club music, all-you-can-eat lunches, and endless pitchers of bubbly cocktails.

The Castro neighborhood is known for its pulsating, over-the-top party scene, and Barracuda Sushi plays its part to the hilt with cranked-up club music, all-you-can-eat lunches, and endless pitchers of bubbly cocktails.

By no means a spot for sushi purists, the restaurant’s eclectic fusion menu draws a high-energy mix of trendy uptown girls, flamboyantly fashionable boys, and fun-loving groups of young professionals that add to the venue’s colorful, kaleidoscopic atmosphere.

Early arrivers head straight for the highly coveted black leather window seats to indulge in some prime Market Street people-watching, while chatty girls down $3 sake bombs beneath a jungle of bamboo shoots, Christmas lights, and paper umbrellas.

Signature rolls come with everything from pineapple and salmon to tuna and mango sauce – a veritable sin in any traditional Japanese restaurant but a clear win for the tattoo-laden couples, sporty boys, and hip older locals who simultaneously devour them.

Although Sunday brunch brings the popular $7 bottomless mimosas to the tables – and usually to the floor – those hoping for more coffee and a little less noise can head to the sleek black sushi bar in back to chat with the chefs and watch Asian music videos.

The perfect destination for both low-budget daytime booze-fests and flirty early evening pre-parties, Barracuda Sushi is a fun-loving affair that offers fruity sushi and serious fun.

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Tip from Emma:

Barracuda has one of the best deals in town for midweek merrymaking – dollar beers and sake on Wednesdays, served all day until close!

  • Crowd

    Boisterous groups of fashionable friends, weekend-chic rowdy boys, and laid-back couples, early 20s and up.

  • Entertainment / Music

    Playlist featuring remixes of Top 40 hits and club music. One TV tuned to Asian pop music videos.

  • Food / Miscellaneous

    Japanese brunch, lunch, and dinner menus featuring traditional sushi, sushi and fruit pairings, bento boxes, and noodles. Happy Hour M–F 5–7pm and F–Sa 10:30pm–midnight.

  • Prices

    Appetizers $4–$11, salads $4.50–$8.50, bento boxes $9.50, entrées $13–$18.50, sushi rolls $3–$14. Beer $4–$7, wine $7–$12/glass or $26–$46/bottle, cocktails $7–$8.50, sake $4.50–$8.50/small and $8–$99/large.

  • What to Wear / Dress Code

    Anything goes: urban chic, fashionable tops, heels, trendy casual, and the just-woke-up look.

  • Hot Nights / When to Go

    Sundays for a party brunch that draws a packed and energetic crowd of twenty-somethings looking for some rowdy day drinking.

  • Close By

    Lime (2247 Market Street) offers a similar wild weekend brunch scene with bottomless mimosas, half-naked servers, and club music all afternoon.

Barracuda Sushi User Reviews

Average rating:
Good sushi!
Gor G. Jun 8, 2013
Maybe the drunken and goofy spirit of St. Patrick's Day is contagious, the staff was goofy and loud during our meal there. Our server Marina F. was friendly, attentive, and professional, but she was the only one. The bartender looked drunk and was all over the place talking loudly, dropping F-bombs. We ate just after the late lunch crowd emptied out at 5:15pm and understood the staff needed a (dinner) break. But their rambunctious behavior---laughing up a storm---was not very professional. Food was pretty good. *I had an encore of the chirashi with very fresh fish: maguro, yellowtail, salmon, white tuna, ebi, and roes. This chirashi is better than any restaurant's in the area in terms of freshness and value. *Shrimp tempura: the batter has good texture, meaning it wasn't overfried but the taste was bland. Did they forget the salt? *Tempura rolls are decent. Overall Barracuda is a nice place to dine in the Castro. Check-in on Yelp and receive a free small hot sake.
Sushi that will have you down, down, down, down on your knees...Barracuda!
nathaniel j. Apr 19, 2013
Probably one of the more exhaustive cuisine questions in any metropolis is Where can I find the best sushi? Saturated by a wide range of different sushi spots in the City, there's no exact answer. Safely, however, Barracuda is indeed one of the best places that serves sushi, fulfilling several criteria: high-quality fish, reasonable price, imaginative menu, pleasing and fun atmosphere and aesthetics, plus some choice happy hour offerings and (alcohol-related) specials--specifically, $1 draft beer/sake (Wednesdays) and bottomless mimosas (Sunday). So swim upstream on Market St. and dive into sake bombs all Thursday night...and the next.
sake bombs
Rachel G. Nov 13, 2012
Not bad of a sushi place. I have to admit the reason I went in there is because I saw it on the F train one day and I couldn't get that song "Barracuda" out of my head so I decided to go in. I was pleasantly surprised. The waiters and cooks were so nice and accommodating. I had my typical spicy tuna roll, but the real fun is when the sake bombs came in. This is one of my favorite things about sushi is the sake bombs! Though they make a big mess, it is quite worth it. Here they encourage the fun as they came by after our first bomb and threw down a fat stack of napkins.
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