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Budatai

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Asian, Puerto Rican
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1056 Ashford Ave., San Juan 00907, Puerto Rico
787-725-6919
Website
Today
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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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: Dessert, Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 268
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  • 154
    Very good
  • 83
    Average
  • 45
    Poor
  • 30
    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 but overpriced!!!

The food was good but overpriced. Beautiful view. Good service. Thai and Asian cuisine. Good cocktails.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
Smithcaliforni
via mobile
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Bar scene
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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English first
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

I travel to San Juan 4 times a month (3-4 days at a time), and I make sure to go here every trip - it's just that good. Order the Pork Dumplings - they are the best. I also recommend the Duck and Swordfish entrees. Pork Profiteroles are a second app recommendation, and Magic Mushrooms are a solid side dish.

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Texas
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76 reviews 76 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

There was not a drop of food left on most plates. I liked the Kale salad and shared the Ahi Tuna which was enough for two people. Most others in the group had noodle dishes. My only disappointments were the Sushi Lobster roll which was just OK and the Creme Brûlée which tasted great but had a runny consistency unlike... More 

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Toa Baja
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Tasteful original plates. Incredible mix between Puerto Rican and Oriental food highlighting the best flavors of both cuisines. Good view and better service. Good wine variety.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

The chicken lo-mein was exceptional -- honestly the best I've had including China town in Boston and San Francisco! Service was excellent, views over the park beautiful. I wish Budati had a location in Boston. Drinks were great too. A real find -- don't miss this one

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Chicago, Illinois
Top Contributor
103 reviews 103 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

This place was ok. Not authentic. Crab rangoons were cold and mushy, and the crab in the Rangoon was black, of you care. I do. Pork spring rolls wer ok, not warm. Not bad. Noodle dish was mainly noodles, little veggies and chicken. Fried rice was greasy, mostly rice, limited veggies. Drinks were good, although they were

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW via mobile

The food was good but overpriced. Beautiful view. Good service. Thai and Asian cuisine. Good cocktails.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

My only regret is that I wasn't able to stop by Budatai on more than one occasion during my stay. The menu isn't that expansive and has a great selection of Asian/Latin fusion items - easy to find something to please everyone's palate. It's a bit pricier than what you'll find in the area, but definitely worth it. Not small-plate... More 

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Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Budatai is tucked in an upstairs building overlooking the main drag in Condado. Their menu isn't big, but everything we tried was a gem. We shared a meal with friends and enjoyed the duck croquettes, pork belly sliders, salmon bacon sushi roll and pork dumplings. The Budatai noodles with scallops was one of the bet entrees I've ever had and... More 

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Houston, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

The food here was good, but it was very expensive and not as good as we'd heard, so we were a bit disappointed. If you like a variety of haute Thai or Asian cuisine, sushi, and other

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Dayton, Ohio
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

The food here is excellent, but trust me - just get a ton of appetizers to share and some drinks. It was amazing.

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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: Asian, Puerto Rican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Bar scene, Special occasions, Romantic, Entertaining clients
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?