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Budatai

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1056 Ave Ashford, San Juan 00907-1204, Puerto Rico
+1 787-725-6919
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11:30 - 00:00
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Sun 11:30 - 22:00
Mon - Wed 11:30 - 23:00
Thu - Sat 11:30 - 00:00
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Glastonbury, CT
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93 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017

For a change of pace while in San Juan, give Budatai a try. Wonderful food, nice atmosphere located on the 2nd floor. Located a 5 minute walk from Condado Vanderbilt, we ate there once and then went back for take out one evening. We totally enjoyed the food and wait staff.

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Thank kms21
Monterrey, Mexico
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

We went to Budatai last week. Last year this was supposed to be one of the trendiest and better restaurants in the Island, I am sad to tell you this is a leftover, the food was really bad, nobody is making an effort anymore, the sushi was horrible. Hopefully the make changes real soon, maybe at the point of no... More 

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

My husband and I really enjoy eating here. It's our go to place to celebrate special occasions. I must confess, we have 3 fave's on the menu that make us go back...the pork belly (see picture) the dumplings and the chocolate mousse! Yes, it's a bit pricy, but portions are good and they have tasty dishes. I've tried a plate... More 

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Thank Maritza C
New York City, New York
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123 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

The restaurant was dimly lit and had lovely decor, the service was really good - based on what we ordered - it was truly delicious. It's my first time there and will not offend the negative reviews. I didn't find this to be a tourist trap like Serafina is. Personally, this Asian Latin Fusion restaurant was spot on. The fried... More 

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Thank M K
San Francisco, California
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3 reviews
Reviewed 5 March 2017

the food was not tasty. eggrolls with cheese is not asian. it just did not work. pork entre was was overdone. not great.

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Thank ursulat527
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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51 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

I have been wanting to dine at Budatai for a long time. Last week I invited a few friends to try Budatai because of Chef Treviño reputation. The restaurant decor is very nice and inviting. Nicely located in Condado. Prices are moderate. The service was average. I ordered what I was told it was their Signature dish, Budatai Noodles with... More 

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Thank DavidMedinaPR
Hayling Island, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017

Fantastic restaurant, atmosphere great, staff efficient and friendly and the food is amazing. The pork belly salted caramel profiteroles are the best appetizers we had all holiday. Would highly recommend.

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Thank JanB123
Bedford, New York
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3 reviews
Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

Great apps, good main dishes. Great drinks. Food had Too much salt. Service was average. Not as good as our experience 5 years ago.

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Thank mike372017
Cleveland, Ohio
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 February 2017

We go to Puerto Rico every year & have been to going to Budatai since 2010. We have sometimes gone twice during our week's visit. Went there last night and it was awful! Although the wasabi Caesar salad was not on the menu my husband asked the waiter if it was still possible to get one. The waiter said yes... More 

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San Juan
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24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

We are neighbors and once in a while liked eating at Budatai. Went two nights ago, and were so disappointed! The once great calamari that we loved could not be eaten, so salty and thickly breaded, had to return them, the ahí tuna not as before, and the rice with duck and amarillos, swimming in soy sauce, so salty again!... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 25 - USD 100
Cuisine
Sushi, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, View, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 22:00
Monday
11:30 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 23:00
Thursday
11:30 - 00:00
Friday
11:30 - 00:00
Saturday
11:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1056 Ave Ashford, San Juan 00907-1204, Puerto Rico
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  San Juan
  • Phone Number: +1 787-725-6919

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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