Sphyraena Barracuda

Market Name(s): Barracuda, Great Barracuda, Kaku Brisure Oni-kamasu

Primary Source(s): Hawaii

Season: Spring through Fall

Size Range:  Adult Hawaiian Fish can range up to 100 lbs

Sometimes referred to as the "silver bullet" of the sea, the great barracuda deserves its reputation as a fierce predator. Long, lean and mean, it can strike without warning, reportedly at speeds approaching 40 feet per second. Also known by its Hawaiian name of kaku (Kamasu in Japanese), this largest of the barracudas in Hawaiian waters can weigh up to a maximum of 100 pounds and reach six feet in length


Hawaiian Fisheries ensure only the highest standards of sustainability.

Often Cured with Konbu for Sashimi preparations the flesh is rich and sweet similar to a King Mackerel however we feel it's at its peak as Kamasu Shirayaki on an open flame Charcoal grill. The flesh of the animal is firm & slightly fatty with semi dense almost "steaky" flavor profile when charred with direct high heat.

The limited landings of this selection make this a focal point on your daily specials list, giving your guests an opportunity to sample a deliciously exotic flavor!