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Budatai

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1056 Cond Ashford Plz, San Juan 00911-1102, Puerto Rico
+1 787-725-6919
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11:30 - 00:00
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 - 22:00
Mon - Wed 11:30 - 23:00
Thu - Sat 11:30 - 00:00
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Isla Verde, Puerto Rico
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38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I wanted to go there for quite a while, I went and that's it. I was very disappointed, first the hostess was not happy at all, the very limited menu has so little options and the food was to salty, and very small portions. Presentation gets an "A." For me one visit is enough.

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Thank Tityoneill
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98 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I make a yearly trip to San Juan for business and always try to get to Buda Thai once per trip. This year the food seemed to be a little off from our last visit. I always get the Buda Thai noodles with scallops - but this had been switched to shrimp. The shrimp was cooked nicely but the noodles... More 

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Thank Kristi B
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were expecting a delightful dinner with the family. The service was horrendous and the food was really salty. I ordered the beef medium rare and it came well done. I would not recommend this restaurant. It was a disappointment.

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Thank Aitor O
Boston, Massachusetts
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33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Odd entry into restaurant. We took dingy stairs up to the 4th floor and thought we were in the wrong place until we entered a nice dimly lit room. Hostess was unenthusiastic; our waitress sufficient, distracted and obviously bored to death. Everything foodwise wAs over salted; Savory taste was likely MSG although it wasn't posted anywhere. Fish tacos were made... More 

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1 Thank diane w
East Hills, New York
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111 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The noodle and rice dishes were very good though the steak atop rice noodles was a bit salty for some. Lobster mashed potato was a hit. The sushi was pedestrian. The heralded dumplings were too dense - the flavor did not permeate them as it should have. Drinks were excellent.

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Thank Litig8or2014
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79 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Tried Budatai on our recent visit to San Juan. Ambiance is nice, nice view of the water. Appetizers were delicious, however every entree my family tried tasted as if a pound of salt had been dumped on it. The grilled salmon and pad thai are literally dredged in salt. Another couple warned us that afternoon....we should have listened to the... More 

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Thank Michael S
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited on December 18 for our anniversary, server didn't even introduce herself or at least greet us, directly offered water. I understand that maybe the fact we were "locals" wasn't nice for her, since we could see her interaction with other two "tourist" tables and was completely different. Food was good we order some Dumplings, Filet Mignon and the... More 

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Thank Francis G
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went for Brunch with my husband. He ordered the Pancakes, nothing special, he added berries and Nutella, which came on a separate plate and the Nutella was frozen "hard". I ordered "Tortilla de papa y longaniza", it came with bacon on the side, it was ok. We had 2 mimosas, they were very good. The place looks good, clean and... More 

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1 Thank RSequeda
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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3 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went there for my anniversary. No special place. Greeter did not greet, the waitress never even mentioned her name and treated us as if we wouldn't even leave a tip (we still left 20% because they get paid horrible). Filet mignon was too salty. As if they were trying to be a good restaurant but was just an overpriced middle... More 

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Thank Carlos S
Fayetteville, North Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

It has been six years since we've been here, and it is just as wonderful as I remember. The beef spare ribs were over the top, and I recommend not passing up the pineapple bread pudding for dessert. Don't miss this restaurant!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 25 - USD 100
Cuisine
Sushi, Asian, Thai
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
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 Cond Ashford Plz, San Juan 00911-1102, Puerto Rico
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  San Juan
  • Phone Number: +1 787-725-6919

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?