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Budatai

Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
Japanese, Asian, Chinese, Caribbean, Sushi, Puerto Rican
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1056 Ashford Ave., San Juan 00907, Puerto Rico
787-725-6919
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11:30 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Wed 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thu - Sat 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 303
    Excellent
  • 174
    Very good
  • 97
    Average
  • 49
    Poor
  • 37
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good place good food.

Recommended to us. An interesting take on Asian Food, all very tasty, and good quantity. The entrance does not look very inviting but once inside was better. Our waitress was very helpful, though am not sure she quite understood our English humour, when having ordered meat dishes we announced we... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Trevor E
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Limassol
via mobile
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We really enjoyed this place. At first we were skeptical, its just a sign above a door that leads to a set of steps, we walked in and it was quite dimly lit but it had an amazing view over the ocean. For this reason, I would eat a little early for the view alone. The ahi tuna was some... More 

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Thank Work2travelWI55
London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stopped for a bite and a drink over Christmas holidays and must say the place is quite unimpressive. We were greeted with overly-zealous welcome which is way over the top is quite unpleasant. Inside the place looks like a cheesy strip-club with lights too dark and music too loud. Menu is not the greatest, we could only find smth... More 

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Thank JKLND
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Amazing dinner. When we walked in without reservations, we were warmly greeted and we're pleased with the atmosphere and cozy lighting. Our service was excellent with Christy and she recommended amazing dishes. Fabulous food & nice views of the bustling busy artisan market.

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Thank Tracey M
Limassol
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45 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Recommended to us. An interesting take on Asian Food, all very tasty, and good quantity. The entrance does not look very inviting but once inside was better. Our waitress was very helpful, though am not sure she quite understood our English humour, when having ordered meat dishes we announced we were veggies. Well worth the walk.

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Thank Trevor E
Edgewater, New Jersey
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a must have dinner spot! It's Thai with Puertorican touch. The chef here will surprise you with flavors you didn't expect and we got special treatment from Lorraine, our waitress -amazing service, fast and caring. For the appetizer we had Herame, white fish slices marinated deliciously with Champagne mojitos (a must for mojito lovers). For entree I had... More 

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Thank Orit H
New York City, New York
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very good quality - felt like I was in NY. Beautiful space and ambiance. Get the budati noodles with seared scallops - excellent!

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Thank ims c
Woodbury, Minnesota
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26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is our 3rd time. We first discovered this place shortly after they opened, and went there once again 2 years later. Both times the food was good, service friendly and we decided to go back. What a disaster! The signature dish, on the menu, a sea bass was not available with the lame excuse that it had been sold... More 

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Thank 5X6BEHHuKu
Clark, New Jersey
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful restaurant and the staff was very friendly. We had the steamed dumplings appetizer which was great. My dinner was good, but not great. I had sword fish and my wife had a noodle dish with scallops which was very good. Service left a little to be desired. Menu selections were many, but all quite pricey. We came to the... More 

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Thank mzclgrandpa
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95 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

On a busy Thursday night we were looking for a nice place to have dinner. It has been a while since we have gone to Budatai and I regret waiting so long. The service was very good and the food awesome. Starters came right after drinks and our main course just right after we were done with appetizers. Had the... More 

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Thank npena1020
Chicago, Illinois
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our dinner here was terrible. The food was tasteless, and so overpriced. The food was poorly executed, and the service was lackluster. The waiter did not stop by often enough, and we had to wait for simple things. We were seated "outside" but the glass partition was high we could not feel any breeze. I would not recommend this place.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1056 Ashford Ave., San Juan 00907, Puerto Rico
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  San Juan
  • Phone Number: 787-725-6919

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 100
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Asian, Chinese, Caribbean, Sushi, Puerto Rican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Business meetings, Bar scene, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Friday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 12:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?