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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, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 271
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  • 157
    Very good
  • 85
    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
Very Good Option In Candado

Trendy restaurant and bar, with a amazing view from the window tables. Great ambience and great food. A fusion of Asian/Latin cuisine. Pricey, but all restaurants and bars are pricey, in this area.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 21, 2015
jfperez
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San Juan, Puerto Rico
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Bar scene
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Trendy restaurant and bar, with a amazing view from the window tables. Great ambience and great food. A fusion of Asian/Latin cuisine. Pricey, but all restaurants and bars are pricey, in this area.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

The ambient, decor and overall location is great but the service lacked. The food never disapoints but then again the service completes it and it does so in a negative manner here.

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Pennslyvania
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8 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

My husband and I used a wedding gift from Open Table at Budatai. The ambience is wonderful - with great views. The bartender made a rude comment which I reported to the manager on duty. He did not seem to be sincere in his apology. The food was delicious but my husband, who is a chef, had the filet mignon.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

San Juan is lacking in nice restaurants and this is one of the few upscale options that I found. Most of my food was very good but I am only giving this 3 stars because some of my food was insanely over salted!!! On a salt scale of 1 to 10 we are talking 9.5. I live in NYC and... More 

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Jupiter, Florida, United States
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28 reviews 28 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

This is actually the second time I've been to this restaurant. I did not do a review the first time despite having an awesome experience there. On the first visit the place was quiet and the food was exceptional. The ambience is somewhat Asian and trendy. The various seafood and Asian fusion dishes on the menu were quite exceptional. My... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

My wife and I have a Romantic evening with good wine and great Asian food! Exelent service with a awesome view! Fully recommended!

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Washington DC
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35 reviews 35 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Had dinner here during our trip of San Juan. This is a great latin/thai fusion place. Creative dishes, well executed.

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Ohi
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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

The view is amazing- you can watch the ocean through the whole meal. The food is varied and all of it was delicious. Overall this was a great meal.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

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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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: 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: Asian, Puerto Rican

Restaurant Characteristics

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