While ineffective against Imperial Stormtroopers, chopsticks make much safer eating utensils than unwieldy lightsaber forks. Learn the ways of the food force with today’s Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of Japanese fare and drinks at Barracuda Japanese Restaurant. This Groupon is only valid for the location in Mountain View.
Using fresh, seasonal ingredients from local producers whenever possible, Barracuda specializes in fresh sushi and specialty rolls in addition to small plates, entrees, and noodle bowls. Satisfy a cyclone-strength grumble storm with dinner starters such as lollipop scallops tempura wrapped with bacon and topped with potato puree, tobiko, and aioli ($9.95), and edamame hummus, a soybean hummus with jalapeño and wonton chips ($5.95). Hearty entrees include the "porchetta," roasted pork belly and loin with shiitake sushi-rice risotto ($14.95), and sizzling chicken teriyaki, skilleted with sautéed vegetables ($14.95). If meat isn't your cup of meat, sushi specials like the butterfly scallops with yuzu salt melt on tongues like buttery December snowflakes ($11.95), while the sashimi set will please fresh fish fans ($18.95 for 12 pieces, $35.95 for 24 pieces). Delve into a magical undersea kingdom with Barracuda's wide variety of vibrant specialty rolls, such as the Castro, a cornucopia of tobiko, mango, avocado, and shiso layered with tuna, salmon, hamachi, white tuna, and izumi tai ($12.95).
Modern and relaxed, Barracuda's interior features loads of natural light and a warm ambience. Commingle with locals over a potent potable, or bring along an entire chest of Russian nesting dolls to gobble up roll within roll within roll.
Barracuda Japanese Restaurant in Mountain View gets 3.5 stars on average from Yelpers:
Barracuda Japanese Restaurant
Over the last five years, the chefs at Barracuda Japanese Restaurant have continually tinkered with their sushi, teriyaki, and noodle dishes, customizing the menu to fit each Barracuda location’s neighborhood and clientele. Using fresh fish and fruit sourced locally and sustainably whenever possible, the team crafts more than a dozen specialty rolls, including the Japanese Cowboy Roll, which matches crabmeat with mango, avocado, and thinly sliced Kobe beef. Staples such as chicken teriyaki rest side by side with more intricately prepared eats including pan-seared rib eye with mashed potatoes. Lit from underneath, the dining room’s dim orange walls surround potted plants and wooden tables that can accommodate groups of all sizes.