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Budai Gourmet Chinese Restaurant

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6300 San Mateo Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109-3553
+1 505-797-7898
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good28%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“dumplings” (6 reviews)
“soup” (10 reviews)
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Chinese, Asian
$$ - $$$
6300 San Mateo Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109-3553
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Reviewed November 18, 2015

We were a "ladies who lunch" group of four and were seated in the immediate front of the restaurant. Our original table, away from the entry door, was given to a party that entered at the same time as us but without a reservation. I...More

Thank Lisa R
Reviewed November 8, 2015

Enjoyed several dishes, all very tasty and well presented. Service was good, but it can be better; the hostess could at least acknowledge immediately that we were waiting for a table and greet us. Our waitress was knowledgeable about the dishes, though we had friends...More

Thank Route66travel
Reviewed October 27, 2015

The flavors and textures at Budai are always the perfect balance between light and rich. Their meals are like an infusion of culinary health that always leave us feeling better - physically, mentally, spiritually - for having chosen to visit Budai. Elsa, the owner, is...More

1  Thank gadgets505
Reviewed October 12, 2015

I've been to many. It truly is my favorite Northern Chinese restaurant. My husband & I love the owner Elsa. She's nice and when I was pregnant sent home some Sweet & Sour Soup with my husband. It's the only thing I was able to...More

Thank Kimber78
Reviewed October 1, 2015

So look, egg foo yung and General Tso can be delicious, but they're about as authentically Chinese as Lonk Duk Dong from Sixteen Candles. If you want to order crab rangoon and sesame chicken from Budai, by all means knock yourself out, it'll probably be...More

Thank Ben F
Reviewed September 9, 2015 via mobile

Recently ate here and we ordered the jalapeño chick and peppered beef and an order of pot stickers. All were exceptional... the restaurant is cozy and quiet. Perfect for a date night!!

Thank mrico1
Reviewed August 21, 2015

The Hostess was pleasant and seated us for an early dinner. The atmosphere is pleasant and the place is very clean. Our waiter was unacceptable; his demeanor during our meal was detached, uninterested, unfriendly and disrespectful. I hate having a waiter silently put a bill...More

Thank Edmundo_de_ABQ
Reviewed July 31, 2015

Came here for lunch and ordered several things so I could evaluate the quality and taste. The dumplings are made with chicken and they are very tasty. They are crispy just like I like them. The Kung Pao Chicken was ordered extra spicy and it...More

Thank LJCanary
Reviewed July 8, 2015 via mobile

Nice, family run restaurant. The owners favorite phrase is "no problem ". She is willing to make anything you can think up. She makes hot and sour war won ton soup for me. A great menu with great daily specials. Even Taro root.

Thank Ray T
Reviewed June 28, 2015

After seeing how good the over all online reviews were and getting several personal recommendations from friends my wife and I were looking forward to an early Saturday evening dinner here since we feel most the Chinese restaurants in Albuquerque are mediocre. We started with...More

Thank jayhawkbrian
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June 19, 2015|
Response from CloudcroftGirl2 | Reviewed this property |
Not sure. Sorry. I ate dinner there.
Dennis P
December 18, 2014|
Response from Pamela G | Reviewed this property |
Their website says they will be open on Christmas day from 11 am to 8 pm.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 8:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6300 San Mateo Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109-3553
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Albuquerque
  • Phone Number: +1 505-797-7898
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