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Budai Gourmet Chinese Restaurant

6300 San Mateo Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109-3553
+1 505-797-7898
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good29%
  • Average12%
  • 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 9 July 2017

All orders are made to your specifications. The place a small and comfortable, without the tacky oriental trim all over the place (like many of the buffet places). We have eaten at Budai at least four time in the past year, and will continue to...More

Thank NMRugger
Reviewed 15 June 2017

The waiter was very hospitable. We came in with kids and It was a little embarrassing because I didn't want to ruin peoples dining experience and my kids were all wound up. I had to shush them and use whisper voices. It is hard for...More

1  Thank TopDawgTerry
Reviewed 8 June 2017

Very nice menu with a large selection of favorite Chinese food. The ambience was mediocre. The food was quite tasty. Portions were small to medium. I like to takeleftovevr food home to enjoy the next day and there were no leftovers. Better than average dining...More

Thank kowell
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

I wanted some Chinese food after working hard all day. Was seated promptly and The brought my drink order. I ordered the pineapple chicken in a coconut sauce. What they brought me was pure heaven. Hollowed out pineapple with stir fried chicken in a creamy...More

Thank JackH74033
Reviewed 11 April 2017

This is a family owned restaurant that has won the Albuquerque Best Chinese Food award. Great food and comfortable atmosphere. My most favorite.....! Ask for Taiwanese menu if you have time. They will fix you special food.

Thank donese2017
Reviewed 8 April 2017

Agree with previous review that for Albuquerque, this is a very good Chinese restaurant when you can't get to the bigger cities. The dishes taste authentic. They do have a menu of more unusual Chinese dishes from the standard items on the lunch menu -...More

Thank Michelle2012
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

Met family as we were passing through town. We all ordered, but we shared sesame chicken and beef, orange chicken, sweet & sour pork, and Mongolian beef. Great change of pace in the land of green chile. Great service, lovely owners!

Thank Jeccadawn
Reviewed 14 March 2017

We tried Budai for lunch. After reading the reviews, to be honest, I was hoping for a menu with more unusual or unexpected choices. The lunch specials, at $9-10, were mostly what you find at any Chinese restaurant. The portions were ample enough. I ordered...More

Thank Travelin_Bear
Reviewed 28 February 2017

This is the best Chinese restaurant in Albuquerque. Now, if you come from bigger cities, like San Francisco, LA, Chicago, NYC, Seattle, or Dallas, this may not compare... but by Albuquerque standards it is a very good restaurant. The food is very good and the...More

Thank deboraflowers
Reviewed 18 January 2017

We were surprised at the quality of our lunch given all the great reviews. We may give dinner a chance. There were some interesting sounding specials but we ordered off the regular lunch menu. The egg rolls were substandard, the shrimp with lobster sauce wasn't...More

Thank Nancy O
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20 June 2015|
Response from CloudcroftGirl2 | Reviewed this property |
Not sure. Sorry. I ate dinner there.
Dennis P
19 December 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, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 9:30 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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