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Budatai

1056 Ashford Ave., San Juan 00907, Puerto Rico
787-725-6919
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Ranked #109 of 580 restaurants in San Juan
Price range: $25 - $100
Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
denver29
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

I enjoyed the location, food was truly very good. Portions are very small and very expensive. I was there for a business dinner and they paid, otherwise I wouldn't have been very happy. fish very fresh, interesting twists on food, but I would rather my cheap thai food at home.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Just had dinner here with the family. The decor is very tasteful and classy and the waiters were very friendly and attentive. We are vegetarian and they were able to accommodate all of our dietary needs by modifying certain non-vegetarian dishes and recommending other vegetarian dishes, all of which were tantalizingly delicious. Every dish was excellent and we thoroughly enjoyed... More

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U.S. Virgin Islands
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

my husband and I had a wonderful meal at this restaurant! great food and an amazing fusion of cultures. Roberto Trevino is an excellent chef! I had to go to his restaurant after seeing him on Food Network! Well worth the trip!

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San Juan, PR
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38 reviews 38 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

It's only a matter of time before this place sinks. It used to be really good, then OK; finally, neither my wife or I will go back. What's the problem? Smugness, lack of vision, blandness, uninspiring, expensive (bad value for what you get) weird entrance, murky light. We are locals who dine out a lot; will not go back unless... More

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Wake Forest, North Carolina
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73 reviews 73 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

I had read that the food was excellent. We were walking by and decided to try it. we took a small elevator to the third floor, got out into a small dark lobby and were lead into a beautiful dimly lit big room gorgeously furnished with a view of lovely Ashford Avenue below. The place was very upscale, the menu... More

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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21 reviews 21 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Service was good,,Duck plate contains a fried breast,, Mofongo taste like pork and very salty,,Brisket was VERY salty with loose fatty and sofrito noodles tasted bad,,the pork dumplings and the red velvet chocolate desert was good,,

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New York
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47 reviews 47 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

My partner and I had a lovely experience at Budatai last week. It's very centrally located in the Condado district, and has two levels, including a lovely and breezy (Albeit a bit dark) outdoor patio. The 'special' entrees are on the expensive side (high twenties and thirties) but there are lots of other equally interesting but less costly items on... More

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Mayaguez, Puerto Rico
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Definitively budatai has an exceptional entries , have consistency and good looking ambience. You need to try the pork dumplings, the chicken noodles , the duck fried rice the skirt steak. I try budatai more than 7 times and always the experience was great. If you like asian food you need to tryed.

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Puerto Rico
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

We arrived for an early dinner and the service was extremely slow. When the waiter finally took our order he refused to change a side order ( I cannot eat spinach) because the chef only serves the filet with that side. Never mind it was the MOST expensive dish on the menu. The Maître-D and the chef refused to come... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

I had the pleasure to go to Budatai as a birthday gift from one of my best friends. We made reservations and I sat in the upstair bar and Jennifer, the bartender, was really nice and make me a cocktail that had Tanqueray and Cucumber and it tasted really good. After cocktail we sat down and we had dinner and... More

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