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“Amazing food!!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Budatai

Budatai
Ranked #139 of 980 Restaurants in San Juan
Price range: $25 - $100
Cuisines: Sushi, Asian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Scenic view
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Annandale, Virginia
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53 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Amazing food!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2013

Super sexy restaurant! Amazing food! In a great part of San Juan. Great cocktails and wine selection!! Great date spot! The only thing that wasn't amazing was the service. But definitely worth going!!!

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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  • English first
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  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Jakcksonville, FL
Level Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“must eat here!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2013

My husband & I ate here our first night in PR. I had a Geisha Roll (sushi) & basmati fried rice with shrimp. My husband had the brisket with noodles & duck fat fried potatoes. I sampled his, he sampled mine. Each dish was superb! The shrimp were cooked perfectly, we didn't need to add any soy sauce or any other seasoning to our meals. Its a beautiful restaurant on the pricey side, but we felt it was worth it. The service was excellent & timely. We had nothing negative to say!

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“excellent food and atmosphere”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2013

One of our favorites on our trip...hard to choose just one favorite with all the great restaurants in condado. The food was amazing creations that we had never experienced. You MUST try the pork belly appetizer. I have never tried anything like it. It was salty yet sweet and perfectly plated. I seriously have thought about it every night since we went there. Another great choice were the lobster sushi rolls...excellent taste with the jicama. Very fresh! The sangria was awesome! The chef has such masterful pairings of ingredients...you must also try the sister restaurant case lola which was also amazing! Our server cynthia was wonderful with her suggestions. Don't miss this restaurant on your vacation!

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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111 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Below Average”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2013 via mobile

We visited budatai last night of our stay in Puerto Rico. Wanted to try a fine dinning experience. The place is very nice and classy, unfortunately can't say the same about the food. I don't know how has this place managed to receive so many positive reviews, and is ranked towards the top half of the restaurants in San Juan. We tried the lamb ribs, shrimp fried rice and steak noddle dish. The ribs were OK and before we were finished eating all the ribs the waiter decided to clear the table for us before the main dish and took half of the ribs away (don't know what happened to those). The fried rice was OK but the Noddles were discussing. Very greasy and bland. So many better choices in San Juan, I don't know who , what or how can anyone rate this as more then a 3 star restaurant and 3 stars would be because of the decor and not the food.

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Brooklyn, New York
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72 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Wonderful food and great ambiance.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2013

We got to eat here for the second time earlier this month, and it was certainly a treat! We had the good fortune to run into the chef out front and chat a little bit, which resulted in a free cocktail from their newly revamped cocktail menu!

I highly recommend this place--it is fancy and fun, but not stuffy.

Visited October 2013
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