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Budatai

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Budatai Review

You'll feel as if you're entering a secret club when you arrive at this stylish hotspot in Condado's poshest shopping district. The restaurant, on the third floor, is decked out in rich, dark colors, with Chinese lanterns that look as if they were designed by Salvador Dalí. The attentive service and the elegantly dressed crowd, however, never feel stuffy. The brainchild of one of Puerto Rico's best-known chefs, Roberto Treviño, it's a seamless mix of Latin-accented pan-Asian food, including duck fried rice with sweet plantains and halibut sashimi with coconut, yuzu, and toasted garlic. We couldn't get enough of the calamari, fried for a few seconds in hot oil and then quickly sautéed with sweet onions. The upstairs outdoor terrace is a good place for drinks, and there's brunch served on Sunday.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 1056 Av. Ashford, Condado, San Juan, 00907 | Map It
  • Phone: 787/725–6919
  • Website:
  • Location: San Juan

    Restaurant Details

  • Credit cards accepted.
Updated: 12-20-2012

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    Budatai Review

    Wonderful lunch. Great location near upscale shopping; slightly creepy entrance, but interesting decor; attentive and knowledgeable staff; terrific food. Our favorites: pork/truffle dumplings, rockshrimp sushi, beef padthai (almost an insult to call it beef padthai, it was so much better than the typical). Would recommend and would return

    by gracie207, 7/1/10
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    Awesome and in the heart of Condado!

    I live in San Juan, Puerto Rico... so i do go out to eat a lot! This place is amazing, the food is awesome, service is great, the decoration is sort of latin asian... its in Condado, across the street from La Concha hotel.. which is a GREAT night spot, for drinks and socializing... so you can go eat first at Budatai and then walk across to La Concha and have some more drinks with the locals!

    by adriadri, 9/12/09

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