Barracuda @ Darawan

Location: Barracuda is a unique restaurant chain, with one branch at Darawan nestled into Bans Diving Resort, and another at Barracuda Rooftop Restaurant and Bar in central Sairee, on the corner of the main walking street.

Opening Hours: 12midday – 12 midnight

Price range: 120 – 600THB

Barracuda at Darawan and Barracuda Rooftop Restaurant and Bar are widely regarded as Koh Tao’s finest seafood restaurants. Don’t be put off if you are not a fish lover though, as the menus are extensive and go far beyond seafood alone. 

What makes Barracuda at Darawan so special is the amazing panoramic views looking out over Sairee Beach, so it’s perfect for a couple of happy hour cocktails before settling down to a delicious meal. The restaurant itself is situated on the rooftop terrace and is set back from the main road, so you can be assured of a quiet and relaxing time. The décor is tasteful and relaxing, the staff are helpful, and the service is fantastic. 

Great for all kinds of events, Barracuda at Darawan is popular with couples, groups of friends, wedding parties, and everything in between. Whether you are looking for a delicious three course meal, cheese or cold cut platters to share over a bottle of wine, or just a few cocktails at sunset, Barracuda at Darawan is happy to accommodate you. 

The restaurant is run by owner and head chef Ed Jones and his team. You can even enjoy the amazing tastes of Barracuda at Darawan without leaving your villa if you want to, as Ed offers a private dining service


On the menu you will find a large selection of seafood, and with plenty of vegetarian and meat options in addition to the trademark fish dishes, the menu has something to suit all tastes. With his latest menu, Ed has introduced the ‘Thai Fusion’ range, which is proving extremely popular with locals and tourists alike.

Every Sunday Barracuda at Darawan serves a roast dinner with options for beef, pork, chicken, or lamb. The restaurant also has a deli shop, where you can buy cheeses, cold cuts, pickled vegetables, and sauces/dips. 


Barracuda at Darawan has one of the most extensive drinks menus of any restaurant on Koh Tao. With a happy hour running daily from 4pm-7pm, there is a long list of cocktails and an extensive choice of wine, as well as local beers, spirits, and soft drinks. 

Most Popular Dishes

Seafood platter for two, Thai fusion tapas, Sunday roast.

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