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“Superb in every respect!! 5*++” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Barracuda Restaurant - CLOSED

Barracuda Restaurant
216/1 Moo 2 (Soi 4), Mae Nam, Ko Samui 84330 , Thailand
+66(0)77 921 663
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Cuisines: European
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Good for: Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Durham
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“Superb in every respect!! 5*++”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 via mobile

Positives:

Ferdinand is an absolute gentleman and a superb host to his customers. He and his staff offer the highest level of service with the addition of a subtle yet perfect amount of 'that personal touch', which I saw them deliver to each of the customers who filled the small but perfectly formed restaurant tonight.

The restaurant is immaculate, well set out and with a view into the pristine kitchen, where the Chefs take pride in delivering beautifully presented and positively delicious food.

The food was presented the same as you would find in any Michelin Star Restaurant and tasted equally as good, yet we were more than pleasantly surprised at the bill which was more than reasonable for the amount and quality of food we are tonight.

We travelled from the South side of the island to eat here and I can honestly say it was worth every minute of the nightmare journey we had to get there. So much so we have booked a further two nights reservations for while we are here ............... cant wait!!


Negatives:

Do not be confused by another restaurant of the same name on the South of the island ................. it is not the same owner and although pleasant enough, is also NOT in the same league as this Barracuda Restaurant.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Great choice”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Cosy little restaurant, tucked away down a side street. Well worth finding! Excellent, attentive service. Food delicious. We tried duck and sea bass for mains and all agreed they were yum! Variety of starters all voted great. A little bit different from all the other restaurants we have tried during our stay in Koh Samui and deserving of its high rating.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“quite good”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

As as my habit, I am evaluating this restaurant within its local context (and not, for example, to a meal in New York or London, etc.). Barracuda is a fine choice for dinner in Koh Samui. We were not staying particularly close by but it was worth the trip. The restaurant (which I understand is moving to the beach, yay!) has a pleasant and relaxed decor. Service was good, though not exceptional. The selection of wines by the glass is limited but adequate. The homemade tortellini of duck confit is ambitious and about hits its target. Firm and tasty. The fish dishes are very good. I don't eat pork and was disappointed not to be able to try the monkfish (it's pre-wrapped in prosciutto), but the sea bass was nicely done. We shared the tagliatelle with mushrooms, which was unremarkable, and the salad of asparagus, which was a good accompaniment. We aren't usually dessert-eaters, but the hot chocolate lava was excellent. In general I was disappointed by the restaurants in Samui; Barracuda was the exception.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Fantastic Restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

This was our third visit to this wonderful restaurant. Each year we come to Samui we have to visit it and it never disappoints us.
Food is always delicious and exceptionally presented. Service is without a doubt excellent. The owner Ferdinand is hands on very friendly and professional, ensuring the whole environment works like clockwork.
Whilst these are not Thai prices more slanted towards European they are still excellent value for the quality of food.
We shared our starters of seared tuna and calamari on roasted watermelon both were delicious.
Our mains were the fillet mignon and the duck exceptional.
We then shared the chilli flavoured chocolate mouse which was to die for.
Along with the food we had two martinis a bottle of Chilean red and two after dinner cocktails and two espresso's our bill was TB4370.
In Australia and NZ we would be paying twice this price for the equivalent evening.
We were told by Ferdinand they are on the move have outgrown the site and that was obvious last night with the amount of people they had to turn away. Their new site is going to be in Boput so we can't wait to return next year and see what they have done!
A must to book if you want to experience this wonderful restaurant .

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Great music, great fish”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

A lovely friendly environment, with foot-tapping, head-bobbing music to groove you through the meal.

As my partner pointed out: "We're on an island. There's a boat in the restaurant. It's called Barracuda. You should order fish and smile, and not moan about the duck."

The service is warm and the seafood is really a pleasant taste adventure.

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