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Established in 2013, Barracuda is a household name for seafood in Sri Lanka. Our goal is to ensure customer satisfaction by means of providing the finest and freshest ingredients in food preparation and providing an exceptional and friendly dining experience for our guests. The restaurant could accommodate upto 300+ guests indoor and outdoor while enjoying the sea breeze under a canopy of trees. There are mangroves and during rainy seasons, the restaurant is able to manage under the dense cover. The friendly and relaxing ambiance lets you relax with the magical sounds of ocean waves whilst touching your feet on the Golden Sandy Beach. Barracuda also has the facility of private dining rooms and
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Mongolian, Seafood, Thai, Sri Lankan, Bar, Pub
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free off-street parking, Highchairs Available, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Buffet, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music, Waterfront, Beach, BYOB
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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
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
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
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
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
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
Reviewed January 7, 2021

Celebrated a special occasion with family and friends, the ambience was great.The food was delicious & everyone loved it, especially the recommended dual tasting deep fried Garupa! Mr Mathews our host was excellent, super efficient & accommodating, overall I was very pleased with the whole...set up. A big thank you to Mr. Beed, the manager who's organizational and recommendations were invaluable.More

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed October 13, 2020

Ordered two cocktails and a seafood platter as a starters.cocktails were like fresh juices.seafood platter was an extremely disaster.seafoods were only boiled,not grilled.It was felt like we were eating rubber.They haven't add any spices..even salt. We came back without ordering the main course. Not recommended.not...visiting again.More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed March 5, 2020 via mobile

Very nice place to chill out with family or friends. Delicious food for affordable price. One of nice beach restaurant in the townMore

Date of visit: March 2020
janeeshag2019, Marketing at Barracuda Seafood & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded March 13, 2020

Dear Customer, Thank you so much for visiting Barracuda and Giving this great review on our restaurant. We really appreciate it. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed dinning with us! All the best to you and hoping to See you soon again...More

Reviewed February 27, 2020 via mobile

Food was great Waiter smells so bad ! Sweat smell everywhere! Waiters should wear deodorant ! I feel like vomiting now.More

Date of visit: February 2020
janeeshag2019, Marketing at Barracuda Seafood & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded March 1, 2020

Dear Customer, Thank you for your review, We apologize for the bad experience you had to face at Barracuda. But however, We have addressed our staff members accordingly as to this matter and will make sure this is not repeated as Barracuda is committed to...More

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Response from 1sjoe | Reviewed this property |
@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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Response from Jenie M | Property representative |
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
January 10, 2017|
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Response from Jenie M | Property representative |
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 is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 5