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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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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: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 277
    Excellent
  • 166
    Very good
  • 89
    Average
  • 46
    Poor
  • 31
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
great lamb ribs

I went with my GF to this place as she loves thai food and also because the place looks really good when walking through ashford avenue. The access is kind of ugly, and old corridor with an old elevator. Once at the restaurant, it is a different story, the place is fancy with low lights that make... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
Serch_Reyes
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Mexico City, Mexico
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
  • Bar scene
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English first
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We went here because a local salesperson near by recommended it. We didn't have time to go for dinner so we went for lunch. We had a great table by the window overlooking the street, park and ocean. The server and back server were very friendly. We came at the tail end of lunch and we never felt rushed. We... More 

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Pembroke Pines, Florida
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46 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

We saw the restaurant when we were walking back to the hotel. All I can say is we went two nights in a row. That's how delicious it was. We had the pork dumpling appetizer that was amazing. Filet mignon entree and the budatai noodles with scallops was very tasty. Great ambience, great food and great service.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

I went with my GF to this place as she loves thai food and also because the place looks really good when walking through ashford avenue. The access is kind of ugly, and old corridor with an old elevator. Once at the restaurant, it is a different story, the place is fancy with low lights that make it romantic, which... More 

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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Great salmon, sushi and cocktails. Did not like the "chocolate pudding" nor the duck plate. Really good service, open to feedback.

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Went there tonight had a 200.00 tab, a table that was bigger came, we were left without our dessert. We had to repeatedly ask for our check, when the check din't come after asking for it three times we asked for the manager. The manager din't come. We left the place and the manager saw us leave and did nothing.... More 

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Lakeville, Minnesota
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27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

The view is great as well as the atmosphere of the restaurant. The staff is very friendly though our water did run out a couple times so they could be a bit more attentive. My wife and I both got drinks to start, I got the Buda Collins which was good but the cucumber overpowers everything in the drink. My... More 

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Lakeville
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32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

1st-Wait staff was pretty attentive- waters did run pretty low a few times, that is a restaurant pet peeve for me. 2nd- duck croquetas = best food ever. 3rd- watermelon caipirinha = meh. Not my type of drink apparently. Not worth the $$. 4th- I ordered the swordfish steak that comes with lobster mashed potatoes, caviar & kale and plantain... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

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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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 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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18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 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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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: Special occasions, Doing business, Romantic, Bar scene
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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