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“Sadly disappointed!”
Review of Budatai

Budatai
Ranked #151 of 1,014 Restaurants in San Juan
Price range: $25 - $100
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Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings, Bar scene, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Sadly disappointed!”
Reviewed February 17, 2013 via mobile

This was out third trip to this restaurant. The first was two years ago and it was fabulous. Last night's meal was not even close. Our waitress could not have been nicer but that was the best part. We ordered the special sushi appetizer, a tartare of salmon and tuna. The salmon was great, the tuna over salted...spoiled the dish. My main course was filet mignon. Who could ruin that? The steak was so tough I had to saw through it and it had very little taste.. My husband ordered a seared tuna plate that he did not care for either. Such a disappointment for such a large tab! Will never go again!!!

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English first
Kingston, New York
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Overrated”
Reviewed February 9, 2013

Went there to a dinner with friends yesterday. From the greeting - not friendly, almost 'bothered'- to the service: average at best. Everybody agreed that food what way salty, over-cooked.
Considering the expectation: a disappointment.

  • Visited February 2013
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69 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
“Delicious Asian Food”
Reviewed February 2, 2013

Went here during our vacation in Puerto Rico. We had a nice view of the street and ocean from our table. I ordered the lo mein and my husband ordered the shrimp fried rice. We were served a potato and red pepper soup before our meal that was tasty. I ordered the ashfordisiac drink which was really good. Everything is a bit over priced, just like everything else in Puerto Rico. Our meals were delicious and I would definitely good back if we went back to Puerto Rico.

  • Visited January 2013
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75 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Nice view during the day”
Reviewed January 31, 2013 via mobile

Budatai is ok if you are staging at the Condado area. There are better rest with the same type of food, such as Santaella and Papillon at the Marriot Courtyard. Service is very good and they have a nice wine list, but the food is average, the best we tried were the foie gras and the duck croquettes.

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Westfield, New Jersey
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Good food with respectful staff”
Reviewed January 28, 2013

Manager helped with gluten free menu. Appetizers were great, dinner good. Did not have dessert. SteK a bit tough. My wife's tuna she told me was wonderful.

Visited January 2013
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