Went twice on my 3 night vacation!
This place was amazing - it was right across the street from our hotel and we went the first night we were in town. It was so amazing we returned 2 nights later because we just had to have the Dim Sum again before returning home!
Try to get a seat outside - it is a lovely view.
3/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Budatai IS the best! We waited
Budatai IS the best! We waited until we sampled all of our dining experiences during our eight days in Puerto Rico before writing any reviews. The depth of flavors created with our various courses were amazing! Churrasco Skirt Steak was absoultely spot on and the Ahi Tuna prepared seared / rare with wasabi nuts and homemade gnocchi was a tremnsous treat. While others may have the reputation for being number 1, Budatai IS number one. Don't miss out on avfantastic experience and a room with a view...over La Ventana del Mar. Within a "Safe" waliking distance from the major hotels in Condado, or worth the cab fare. Don't miss it. We won't!
3/20/2013 5:00:00 PM
Takes Asian to a whole new
Takes Asian to a whole new level. We were 3 men and one woman, and ordered four or five small plates and one entrée, and we were very full at the end. The pork loin entrée was too much for one female to eat. The potstickers were very good. Our waitress was very knowledgeable. Make sure you don't mistake the chopsticks for bread sticks!
3/24/2013 5:00:00 PM
Food was excellent, as was
Food was excellent, as was the service. The appetizers, sushi and noodle/rice dishes were much more interesting than the main courses. We did six appetizers and one noodle dish for the three of us and it was perfect. The dumplings were wonderful, as was the tuna roll with truffle. The scallop noodle dish was like a very creative pad Thai. Everything we had was delicious, except the shrimp shu Mai. They were fine but the wrapper a little too thick. Sat on the terrace and it was lovely.
3/26/2013 5:00:00 PM
We were early for our reservation;
We were early for our reservation; they couldn't have been nicer & gave us a window table. I took my 16 year old daughter while we were on vacation and she loved thT it was a "hot spot". We tried noodle specialties & chicken empanadas which were great. They have a killer cream brûlée. It is pricey but worth it.
3/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
One of my favorites
One of my favorite restaurants in San Juan. We visit more than once monthly.
4/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Needed to change tables because
Needed to change tables because of noise from one group that had obviously drank much more than they could handle yet Manager never went over to them and the restaurant kept seating people near them despite the high noise level. We would have left without eating if they finally had not moved us. Pretty sad to see that they essentially ignored the problem until 3 of our party of 4 complained.
4/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Wonderful food and service. Be sure to try the pork dumplings.
4/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food and service! Salmon dish was exceptional.
4/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
Dinner @ Budatai always a good idea
Budatai is always a good choice...great atmosphere , amazing food, beautiful staff ...one of my favorite restaurants in the Condado area.
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
I went for a business lunch and it was great! The Herame , calamari and duck croquettes were delicious ! Very well priced wine list and the Mojitiny to start was nice and chilled.
5/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Its been 4 years since I moved back to PR and ever since I came back I go out to dinner every weekend. I have come to the conclusion that the only restaurant I would recommend to a visitor is Budatai. The 5 reasons are:
1. Service - always the way it should be
2. Food - the fusion the chef created is fantastic
3. Ambience - the low light asiatic trendyness decor has a hint of Tao in NYC
4. Location - it has an ocean view in the middle of Condado (PR's Ocean Drive).
5. Service - yes, I'm repeting it. I'm sorry to say that PR lacks service in all areas (I can say this because I'm Puerto Rican). In here you'll receive good service which for PR standards its over-the-top service.
5/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of my FAB's
I love this places, special during the week. have a great view and delicious food. I use to go couple times per month and spend some time in the bar trying different drinks with the bartender. They are very enjoyable people and you have a lot of fun.
I always ask pretty much the same: Churrasco, Noodles and Steam Dumplings and Some Champagne...
6/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Superb and Unique
What a pleasant surprise. We have always been drawn to the more notable "foodie" restaurants in San Juan but were really impressed with our complete dining experience at Budatai. Great ambiance, great food, great service...just a great night!!!
6/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
This restaurant knows how to treat their customers! excellent, attentive service with geat food and lively ambience. I highly recommend this resturant for anyone wanting to experience high-end asian fusion cusine, you will not be disappointed.
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great restaurant and service!
We celebrate our birthdays with some friends and had a great time. The reservation was exactly were we want it (the terrace), service was good, and the old was delicious.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very creative fusion food!
After days of eating delicious Puerto Rican food, we were ready for a little change. The food at Budatai was excellent! Our server was delightful (I wish I knew her name, and could mention her). She showed so much passion for the menu and she knew how to describe the food (something so many waiters cannot do). The pork dumplings were outstanding, and the special appetizer for the night, the salmon sushi pizza, was fantastic. The restaurant is decorated beautifully, and has an excellent view. I highly recommend
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Chef Treviño culinary offers are creative . Always delicious
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
I always enjoy dinning at Budatai and this time was not an exception.
9/6/2013 5:00:00 PM
What a journey!
I haven't been to the Condado in over a decade. This place blew me away. This is definitely for foodies. The hamachi yuzu wasn't the ubiquitous plate you see. Bright and fresh w coconut milk . The pork belly profiteroles sent me over the edge. Salty, sweet, crunchy, soft...wow. Go here.
9/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and good environment.
Great food and good environment. Great late night find!
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Puerto Rican Asian Fusion
Had a number of the apps. All were wonderful. Loved the Kale salad, calamari, duck croquets, and pad tai was wonderful.
Will return. Great addition to the Condado.
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food in Condado
They do everything right. Not much more you can say. Go!
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
best spot in san juan
food is excellent - Asian latin fusion you have to try the octopus appetizer and the tuna entrée. worth the trip!
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
We went with kids
It doesn't look like a place that would be kid-friendly, but they definitely were! It was terrific. However, the food, while inventive, was only "pretty good" across the board. Probably the kind of place to go more for the "scene" than the food.
11/16/2013 4:00:00 PM