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1056 Ashford Ave., San Juan 00907, Puerto Rico
787-725-6919
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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
Good for:
Romance
Bar scene
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 255
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    Very good
  • 82
    Average
  • 43
    Poor
  • 29
    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
Small getaway

Pork dumplings & lobster mash were amazing!!! Didn't need a reservation. Staff were friendly. Romantic ambiance. Candle light, view of condado beach area. Valet parking or you can park on the street. Watermelon caipirinha was okay. Also had the duck fried rice, not my favorite. Didn't eat most... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 20, 2015
Tiffany C
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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New Haven, Connecticut
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

This place looks so nice and is misleading for the service and food you'll get at this restaurant. Chicken was like rubber. Crab Avocado special is loaded with mayo. The table next to us sent their food back as well. We were there during lunch. It was not busy and they couldn't handle three tables. Go to Yantar, Oceano or... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Pork dumplings & lobster mash were amazing!!! Didn't need a reservation. Staff were friendly. Romantic ambiance. Candle light, view of condado beach area. Valet parking or you can park on the street. Watermelon caipirinha was okay. Also had the duck fried rice, not my favorite. Didn't eat most of it. Nice dinner for couples or a group of friends. Not... More 

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I had not been to Budatai for quite a while and went last night for a business dinner. We sat outdoor on the terrace overlooking Ashford Avenue. The atmosphere was just perfect and relaxing. Service was flawless and the food excellent. My guest, who was visiting from Santa Monica, ordered swordfish and told me it was the best he had... More 

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NYC
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Food and atmosphere were really nice. Best octopus ever. Ask for a table next to the window. A nice change from hotel eating.

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Westport, Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

We went on two different occasions . The first was for apps and a drink. Pretty expensive, but ok. Second time was last night. Ordered sushi, and a steak. Food was good, however the waitstaff was very distracted. They forgot our salads, then when we reminded them we got all the food at once. Not happy at all. We probably... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

It is an awesome dining experience. The food , the mix of flavors . really a culinary must. the location is privileged and the decor and ambiance first class

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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Now this was a culinary experience for the books.duck confit,pork belly,duck croquetta,pork dumpling,honestly all perfect.I searched for flaws and I couldn't find any but maybe a lack of salt,but that is very subjective.I would definitely recommend to anyone who can afford it.Service and food was worth every penny

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Chicago
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015 via mobile

simply put, this was our last meal before heading to the airport. What a great decision to leave our hotel and try Budatai for lunch. The pork dumplings were out of this world and the spicy tuna over crispy rice was wonderful!!! My wife's noodle dish was great as well. Our waiter Jonathan was so kind and made wonderful recommendations.... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015 via mobile

This meal was so good...where to begin? The pork dumpling appetizers are to die for as are the pork belly profiteroles with salted caramel and the glazed lamb ribs. Every bite, better than the last. For dinner we had filet mignon, Budatai noodles with scallops, ahi tuna and pork loin with pork belly. My least favorite was the ahi tuna,... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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33 reviews 33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Excellent food and service. One of their specialties are the pork dumplings and they are exceptional. Also try the Ginger Lemon cocktail, YUM!!!

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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?