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Budatai

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Caribbean, Asian, Puerto Rican
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1056 Ashford Ave., San Juan 00907, Puerto Rico
787-725-6919
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Today
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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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: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations

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  • 274
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  • 163
    Very good
  • 87
    Average
  • 46
    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
Asian Fusion but at a Very High Price

Don't get me wrong. I like the food at this second floor asian fusion restaurant but it is very overpriced and it teeters on falling into the dreaded "tourist trap" category. You can eat at many of the fine dining establishments on Ashford Ave (i.e. 1919, Cayo Banco, Sage) for the same money and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 19, 2015
Ralph A
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Dorado, Puerto Rico
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
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Orlando, Florida
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

The restaurant is in a great location and has lovely views. However, the food was mixed. The pork dumplings and duck croquettes for appetizer were pretty tasty. However, the main courses were disappointing. The Budathai noodles were unbelievably salty and the Ahi Tuna was just not good. The Brussels sprouts were inedible - we literally asked them to take them... More 

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San Juan
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

I am a local, and a neighbor, for I walk half a block to get there. I have always liked the restaurant, but last two times it has been a huge disappointment! The calamari we used to love, now they are fried breaded calamari, very little onion,where are the original so good calamari???? Then the sushi special was a joke!!!... More 

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Dorado, Puerto Rico
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17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Don't get me wrong. I like the food at this second floor asian fusion restaurant but it is very overpriced and it teeters on falling into the dreaded "tourist trap" category. You can eat at many of the fine dining establishments on Ashford Ave (i.e. 1919, Cayo Banco, Sage) for the same money and have a better dining experience and... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

This restaurant was recommended to us by a friend and we couldn't be happier with our experience! Food was delicious, wine was good, and service was great. I would definitely return!

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pequannock, New Jersey, USA
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29 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

The hotel we were staying at recommended the hotel. The restaurant itself is very trendy and modern. The service was very good. We sat outside and enjoyed the breeze and people watching. You didn't need to be dressed flashy, I was wearing a button down and shorts and felt comfortable. I haven't always been the best at branching out for... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

good food, better drinks, trendy young atmosphere but not too young above 30's, enough darkness and perfect location and views to the ocean

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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

The cocktails were nice. Not very many options. I had the brisket guisado with sofrito noodles. The brown sauce made me think of pot roast. If you're thinking it is like Texas brisket, think again, different flavor profile. Our waiter was a little rude, walking away when we had more questions. all in all a very good meal.

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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49 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

This place is awesome... The food is always same quality and flavor. Service is good. Is quite and modern. The food is very unique. Is a must in Condado.

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Norwood, New Jersey
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

The service is excellent. They are very attentive. The food was good. The pork dumplings and shrimp tempura are great options on the dim sum options. If you have a chance to sit on the covered patio I would definitely recommend it. It has ocean views with a nice breeze.

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New York City, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Expensive but the meals are A-grade top chef material. Majority of the time the cuisine is memorable. Few locations in PR are this good.

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Additional Information about Budatai

Address: 1056 Ashford Ave., San Juan 00907, Puerto Rico
Phone Number: 787-725-6919
Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  San Juan
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
Average Prices: USD 25 - 100
Cuisine: Caribbean, Asian, Puerto Rican

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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: Caribbean, Asian, Puerto Rican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Special occasions, Doing business, 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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