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1056 Ashford Ave., San Juan 00907, Puerto Rico
787-725-6919
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Today
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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Romance
Bar scene
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night
Dessert

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  • 247
    Excellent
  • 146
    Very good
  • 82
    Average
  • 41
    Poor
  • 28
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Almost a five!

While visiting PR we dined one evening got a great table on the patio upstairs, wait team was great very attentative. So many good apps we ended up ordering most of them to share and one entree. Pork Belly was awesome as was all the food except for the entree which was so salty we couldn't eat... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
Peter S
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Albany, New York
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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544 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Albany, New York
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

While visiting PR we dined one evening got a great table on the patio upstairs, wait team was great very attentative. So many good apps we ended up ordering most of them to share and one entree. Pork Belly was awesome as was all the food except for the entree which was so salty we couldn't eat it. As soon... More 

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New York City, New York
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

super creative menu well prepared and presented very good value would recommend loved the pork belly sliders trendy spot

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Setauket, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

Had dinner at Budatai on a guide book recommendation. Wow. It far exceeded our expectations. Beautiful view overlooking the park from our 3rd floor patio table. Service was top notch and food was imaginative, delicious, and unique. Presentation was also excellent. We often dine in Manhattan and this meal was every bit as good in every way.

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10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

On our last day in Puerto Rico, all of us mofungoed out and sushi starved we opted for Budatai for lunch. On a Monday the place was empty ( granted it was a late lunch, 2pm) which didn't bode well, but the view was pretty and the A/C just right so we stayed. The food was tasty. We had a... More 

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Kissimmee, Florida
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45 reviews 45 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

With so many great options on the avenue Budatai took a back seat - It wasn't bad but there were so many other places that shined it made this place look dull

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

A tad overpriced IMO however, the quality and presentation of the food is excellent. Nice ambiance as well.

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Palos Hills, Illinois
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Food was excellent. We are from a large city in US and we often eat Thai and that restaurant met our expectations. We dined with a baby and they were super accommodating (needed to take an elevator upstairs since we had stroler). They happened to be short on stuff that night, but they were super nice, treated us to a... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We spent a long MLK weekend in Puerto Rico, with the expectation of having a "foodies" whirlwind tour of the best that San Juan had to offer. Budatai neither lived up to the hype nor our expectations. While some of the Dim Sum offerings were good (Pork Dumpling Guisados with Truffles, Eggroll de Butifara), others much less so. The Duck... More 

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1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

The place seemed like an amazing choice for fusion. The place was nice..not stunning...The view was.pretty but I didn't go outside...I was seated by the big windows.That was nice.The waitress was pleasant and I ordered the wasabi kale salad and the pork dish..The salad was lovely with the crunchy wasabi balls and fresh kale..The pork was served two ways one... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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35 reviews 35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

It is great to go back to a place and it surpasses your memory. We wanted some place special for Valentine's and this was it!! The food is outstanding, the service is excellent and if you get a table by the window the people watching is great. Highly recommend. Sushi and pot stickers are among the best ever. Lobster mash... More 

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Doing business, Special occasions, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?