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Mongolian, Seafood, Sri Lankan, Bar, Pub
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We ordered Indonesian fried rice, tom yam seafood soup and a water bottle. Our order is taken by santhuru. When we ordered, customers were only at 3 tables. Usually, the waiter gives a water bottle before giving the food but santhuru did not give a...water bottle even remains him once but included price of the water bottle in the bill🤬🤬. We noticed and cut down that. Salt is not adequate in the food so we asked salt but he gave in the last minute. No use😖😖. Customer care in barracuda 🙊🙊More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed December 2, 2022

Me and my boyfriend visited this place on 29th December. Zero customer service. We were waiting there for more than half an hour and we did even received the menu. We asked the menu for 3 time but they ignored us. Really disappointed.

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed November 21, 2022 via mobile

I haven’t been to Barracuda for a long time but went this Saturday with friends and where can I start…the service was appalling. We were carrying our chairs while the Managers were having a chat! The food was sooo oily and it was supposed to...be a pepper pork! The food wasn’t much at all, compared to what standard it was a while back. Maybe they have changed hands. The prices were a bit steep but that was acceptable with the current situation as long as the food was edible. They really need to get their act together! Won’t be going there again for sure. Best to go to The Station next door. Hope they maintain their standards. Sorry to comment as above but the experience was just horrible!More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed November 21, 2022

Friendly Staff, Delicious Food with many varieties, Natural seashore experience, Recommended for Family and friends, Near to Main city, Clean environment.

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed November 15, 2022 via mobile

Fantastic music and service, location on the beach to top it all best ever Jaffna Crab Curry. Service was very good.

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed August 4, 2022 via mobile

Tasty food with excellent service. Definitely it is the best restaurant we eat dehiwala. Quality of ingredients is really high. We ordered a lot meals it was really amazing. I strongly recommend to anyone coming dehiwala!! Thank you Team

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed August 2, 2022

.food was not good. i will advise you to avoid this place specially if you come from another country they will overcharge the price .really disappointed with service they provide i had spoken to the manger very unprofessional staff .

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed May 12, 2022

The food was delicious and the waiter very helpful and knowledgeable of the menu, The taste and freshness was there. A bit pricey but worth it I would happily go back to that restaurant

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed August 3, 2021

Baraccuda Dehiwala service has become meh compared to last year. waiters just give excuses when we request for seating arrangements in distance even when there is no reserved tables neither no much crowd. Most importantly I didn't see they are sanitizing the tables after each...use. They just clean the stuff on the table to ground though a cloth and never see they practice hygiene while working around. I only see a handwashing and a thermometer near entrance with security who direct us to wash hands. but no QR code option... but on the other hand the food prices have gone up which is acceptable if they are practicing the health requirements and service well to maintain the cleanliness. I agree on cost of changes in some food items but not all affect. it was like unfair when ordering for two. even though we need to order several items we cannot think of it due to the same high flat rate applied to all items. portions are well served for groups but not for two. one of my favorite place but feeling disappointed. not recommended especially during covid spreading environment like this. feeling disappointed, hope they will action and improveMore

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed April 22, 2021

The great thing about the Baracudda restaurant in Dehiwela is they allow you to bring your own drinks as long as you spend a certain amount per person. The service and the food was quite good although nothing extra-ordinary. I wouldn't say this is the...place to go for the food but rather the relaxing atmosphere. The hot butter cuttlefish was surprisingly crunchy and wasn't doused with unnecessary sauces. The atomsphere was pleasant and families can sit away from people who smoke which is important for families.More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed April 11, 2021 via mobile

Date: 10/4/2021. Time: evening around 5:30pm. Yesterday, we had a disappointing experience at Barracuda Restaurant and Grill. We were planning to spend the entire night at Barracuda upon seeing the pictures, until the moment we left as soon as we experience a bad time. Not...just the service was very slow, we were mislead by the servers to think that the Mixed Grill plater will have plenty of meat items. Unfortunately, when the food arrived, it was barely enough for 1 person because it had 1 sausage, couple of small pieces of liver, 1 half boiled egg and other burnt meat underneath which we couldn't figure out what it was and the half of the plater was covered in vegetables. We immediately requested the manager at that it was around 6:30 pm. When the manager arrived, we were surprised to see how he was acting. I don't know whether this gentleman was under the influence of alcohol or what, but clearly he was not responsive with answers. When we asked the manager, why in the menu it clearly says meat plater and the meat mentioned is clearly described in plural form as in sausages etc but in reality it was just 1 sausage. His response was this is the standard size whether you like it or not. Then I ask do you really think this mixed grilled meat plater is enough for 3 people as your server described. His response was, "I can give you more vegetable or salad to cover up the lose". So I immediately said to the manager, what you are doing is very bad. You gave the impression that we will get a load of meat but the portion of mixed grill plater worth Rs. 3200 is only enough for 1 person. It is unfair and unjust. We didn't want this incident to ruin our mood and destroy our night so we immediately requested for Bill, paid and left. While we were leaving the server and security asked us to make a review so the owner apparently, Gihan Bandara would read this and take it seriously. For love of God PLEASE avoid this place at all cost. There are better places next to this establishment which take care of the customers way better and at a reasonable cost. I have attached the receipt of the bill and picture of the plater. I feel like we got scammed. I will never come to this place and I will make sure that my friends avoid Barracuda as well.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed April 1, 2021

Visited with friends around 8pm. Sat in the covered area next to the band. A tad too loud. Food was served promptly. Very tasty and good quantity. Bit pricey though. The salt and pepper Cuttlefish and pork was scrumptious. The seafood rice was good. We...can take our own spirit. Courtesy afforded. This is a great place for private function. You can also sit on the beach...windy though. May not be ideal for girls to go by themselves...as its somewhat less private on the beach. But recommend for a light evening and fun time.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed February 17, 2021 via mobile

We were having beer and food . Then couple of my friends joined the table. There was a security person with beard and white shirt Calle Mr Susantha was refusing to issue a shisha to the table . And forced the steward to ask us...to order more beer and bites . This is not a good way of hospitality. And security personal should not interfere with the customer in the first place . Horrible and pathetic gesture by that security person. Hope the management will take necessary action . I have attached the bill in this review.More

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed February 5, 2021 via mobile

Bartender has no idea how to make cocktails and the have mixed some old cordials that tasted nasty. Wouldn't even consider remaking. STAY AWAY.

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed January 12, 2021

We planned to host a large party for next week, and we decided to check out the food today. We had lunch and decided to order Thai; the waiter took the order and returned 10 minutes later, saying the Thai kitchen is closed. So I...ordered the full lobster and asked him to make it with garlic butter. He came back again 10 to 15 minutes later, saying they can't do garlic butter but butter and cheese. So I told him then make it half because I never tried like Master with cheese. I also ordered Malaysian noodles with seafood. When my lobster dish arrived all there was bunch of lobster nuggets with full of cheese. When I took the bite the Nuggets are just flour and hardly any lobster. It was horrible, and I got charged 6,500 for the lobster when there was none to be found. With all this, I am not going to host the party with them. Very disappointed with the service and food.More

Date of visit: January 2021
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@Vinesha Sorry for the delay in replying. in SL the most important mosquitoe bourn infection is Dengue Fever. ( malaria and filariasis been eradicated) Aedes mosquitoes are most active around dawn and dusk. However... More
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Hi Kevin, thanks for your message. Corkage is a fee charged by some restaurants for alcohol consumed on their premises, which has not been purchased at the restaurant (BYO). You're very welcome to BYO at Barracuda (you're... More
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Hello, are you enquiring about the minimum spend of Rs.1,500 per person required for BYO drinks? If so, children are not included, as they don't consume alcohol.
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BARRACUDA SEAFOOD & GRILL, Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia - Menu, Prices & Restaurant Reviews - Tripadvisor

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Barracuda Seafood & Grill is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 5