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1056 Cond Ashford Plz, San Juan 00911-1102, Puerto Rico
+1 787-725-6919
11:30 - 23:00
Closed now
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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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San Juan
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20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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 

Thank ivegourmet
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I just had dinner at Budatai. This was our third visit. When we were in San Juan two years ago, we had such a great experience during our first visit that we went a second time. However, the experience this year was much different. We had read some of the recent reviews before going, but we couldn't... More 

Thank Matt W
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Good service, menu was unique combining local flavors with an Asian touch. They have a good selection of alcohol and wine/

Thank Ivan M
Oviedo, Florida
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138 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Food was wonderful! We ordered wine and several tapas suggested by the waiter. He did seem put off a little that we were not ordering a large entre' in addition. We filled up completely on 4 smaller items. It was our first time eating in Puerto Rico and I must say the food has amazing spice combinations. I would go... More 

Thank HavingFunAt50Plus
Arecibo, Puerto Rico
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best Dumplings I ever taste. Excellent Filet Mignon and Mamposteao. Nice place and very good service. Reasonable price for the location it has.

Thank DRJSmile
New Haven, Connecticut
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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Compared to other nearby restaurants, food was expensive, small portioned, and pretentious. If your scene is going out just to be seen, then you may like this place.

Thank ericoftheeeast
Basking Ridge, New Jersey
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The veggie fried rice and the veggie rice noodle dishes were very tasty! Very nice ambiance and the wait staff was efficient, attentive and very friendly.

Thank Dana G
Barcelona, Spain
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34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A complete rip-off. Chefs think that by calling something asian-caribbean fusion they can get away with anything. Food was bad and the prices really high for what you get. I went to Budatai about 8 years ago and it was something completely different.

Thank poncerc
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After spending six nights dining at the Concado Vanderbilt and eating fabulous dinners both at the hotel and within walking distance, we found our favorite place...Budatai! The place itself was stylish, beautiful, and classy, and I felt as if I could have totally dressed up more although I was fine in black pants and a cut-out shoulder shirt. After test-drinking... More 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Level Contributor
14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went on recommendation of the hotel we were staying at. We got the pork dumplings as a starter and they were delicious but the sushi rolls were pretty disappointing. They were cold and seemed as if they'd been pre-made and put in the fridge. Also, the rice weren't cooked thoroughly. We didn't get the feeling that they were freshly... More 

Thank MariaML1993

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25 - US$100
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly
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, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
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?