Spicy tuna specialty roll – Barracuda Sushi

Spicy tuna specialty roll - Barracuda Sushi
California roll topped with spicy tuna, tobiko, unagi sauce. Pre fixe dinner
Barracuda Sushi, San Francisco CA

This roll wasn’t very creative with its standard components, but I liked the flavors nonetheless. It’s not very authentic, but spicy tuna is always a safe bet (especially is if there’s any doubt in the freshness of the fish, not that Barracuda uses bad fish).

Women kissing sidewalk stencil
Women kissing sidewalk stencil, Castro.

Sashimi plate – Barracuda Sushi

Sashimi plate - Barracuda Sushi
Sake (salmon), hamachi (yellowtail), hotate (scallop), maguro (red tuna), shiro maguro (albacore), escolar (butterfish), saba (mackerel). Pre fixe dinner
Barracuda Sushi, San Francisco CA

I love good, fresh sashimi and it’s pretty decent at Barracuda. It’s not the best cuts ever, but they’re good quality and they taste great!

Edamame - Barracuda Sushi
Edamame.

Japanese cowboy beef roll – Barracuda Sushi

Japanese cowboy beef roll - Barracuda Sushi
Crab meat, mango, avocado, gobo (burdock) covered with lightly torched, thinly sliced kobe beef, seasoned with sesame oil and green onions. $12.95
Barracuda Sushi, San Francisco CA

Japanese cowboy beef roll - Barracuda Sushi
This rolls sounds amazing and it was actually very tasty, but I think that there was WAY too many things packed inside. I really couldn’t taste many of the ingredients individually and forgot that some of them were even in there. The beef was the dominant flavor and it was a little on the salty side. The roll was good but I probably wouldn’t order it again.

Serpentine monardella
Serpentine monardella (Monardella purpurea, Lamiaceae), Bon Tempe Lake.

Red dragon & Reward rolls – Barracuda Sushi

Red dragon & Reward rolls - Barracuda Sushi
Reward Roll: deep fried shrimp, soft shell crab, cucumber, crab roll topped with salmon and avocado with tobiko and unagi sauce. $12.95
Red Dragon: Unagi tempura and cucumber roll topped with spicy tuna, tomato, jalapeno, spicy miso sauce and tobiko-garlic chips. $14.95
Barracuda Sushi, San Francisco CA

Red dragon & Reward rolls - Barracuda Sushi
The rolls at Barracuda are always pretty tasty and large, but you’d expect that at this above-average price point. I do like that they offer plenty of fried (tempura) roll options for my fat-craving self, lol! Their flavor combinations are also inventive and varied.

Spicy tuna & spicy scallop rolls – Barracuda Sushi

Spicy tuna & spicy scallop rolls - Barracuda Sushi
Standard makimono with tuna, cucumber, and scallop. Happy hour $3 each
Barracuda Sushi, San Francisco CA

Three bucks per roll – score! I also like how they put the “spicy” sauce on top of the scallop roll instead of mixing it with the chopped scallops. Not the best rolls I’ve eaten, but definitely a great value!

Mosaic snake sculpture, 24th and York Street Mini Park
Mosaic snake sculpture, 24th and York Street Mini Park. I’m surprised how clean this snake stays considering how many kids must climb it on a daily basis! It look super cool!

Mini ceviche tacos – Barracuda Sushi

Mini ceviche tacos - Barracuda Sushi
3 tacos – lime cured izumidai (tilapia), diced ahi tuna, and ebi with wonton shells. Happy hour $5
Barracuda Sushi, San Francisco CA

Mmm, these were very good. Although the food at Barracuda isn’t traditional Japanese, I do like their flavors, service, and convenience. You really can’t beat their happy hour prices either!

Coit Tower from the Embarcadero

Coit Tower from the Embarcadero. The Lillian Coit Memorial Tower is perched atop Telegraph Hill and was designed by Aurthur Brown Jr. and Henry Howard in an art deco style.

Gyoza – Barracuda Sushi

Gyoza - Barracuda Sushi
4-piece Japanese pork dumplings with jalapeno ponzu sauce. Happy hour $4
Barracuda Sushi, San Francisco CA

Noms, gyoza are one of my favorites! The warm crispy wrapper and yummy pork filling taste lovey when soaked in the ponzu sauce. Yes, please!

Crazy bishop angel sidewalk stencil, Osage Street

Crazy bishop angel sidewalk stencil, Osage Street. I don’t actually know what this is a stencil of, but it looks cool!

Fried calamari – Barracuda Sushi

Fried calamari - Barracuda Sushi
Montery baby squid tempura with sriracha aioli. Happy hour $5
Barracuda Sushi, San Francisco CA

These were good – perhaps a little greasy, but they had a nice flavor from the batter. And I like the taste and slight heat of the sriracha aioli.

A-OK hand signal sidewalk stencil
A-OK hand signal sidewalk stencil, Guerrero Street. It always amazes me how many different stencils there are in this city!

Spicy edamame – Barracuda Sushi

Spicy edamame - Barracuda Sushi
Soy beans sauteed with shoyu, sesame oil and togarashi. Happy hour $4
Barracuda Sushi, San Francisco CA

These weren’t very spicy, but they were definitely flavorful! The togarashi (dried chili pepper seasoning) added a yummy flavor and texture on the outside of the edamame.

Jungle themed mural artwork, 24th and York Street Mini Park
Jungle themed mural artwork, 24th and York Street Mini Park. I wouldn’t want to be the person who painted the the top of the mural on the right. That’s three stories up!