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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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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good28%
  • Average15%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“dumplings” (6 reviews)
“soup” (10 reviews)
“chicken” (14 reviews)
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Chinese, Asian
$$ - $$$
6300 San Mateo Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109-3553
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Reviewed 6 May 2018 via mobile

Given that this place was ranked as the best Chinese restaurant in the city I was looking for something very special. While it was satisfactory I would consider it to be a regular, good neighborhood restaurant and not much more than that.

Thank richard c
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

A close family friend had her rehearsal dinner here. The food was wonderful -so fresh and tasty. The broccoli beef was some of the best I've ever had! The service was swift and friendly; they took amazing care of our rather large party, ensuring we...More

Thank GraceLL1
Reviewed 18 January 2018

Tried the Jalapeño Chicken - nice and spicy. More food then I could eat. Tasty vegetable egg roll and fried rice accompanied the chicken. Good service too! If you go - they are closed on Monday and Tuesday.

Thank Marsha K
Reviewed 16 January 2018

My son & his partner recommended this restaurant as the nearest thing to English Chinese and it was. Dishes were not the usual excessively battered, sweet sticky sauce & bland seasoning. Shame they do not serve Prawn Crackers. Great ambiance and service.

Thank Palaeontology
Reviewed 13 January 2018

My family loves Asian food of all kinds... we have been enjoying the well prepared, seasoned, fresh food at Budai for some years. We enjoy both eating in and carrying out and especially enjoy the eggplant dishes, spicy soups, steamed mini pork buns,...

Thank barb300
Reviewed 13 January 2018

People really do get turned off when they have to see (and use) a dirty greasy bathroom door in a restaurant, especially when it's immediately adjacent to the kitchen. Customers did not make this door as filthy as it is, the kitchen staff did. What...More

Thank Edmundo_de_ABQ
Reviewed 26 November 2017

Our family loves this place, they raved about each dish they got, but to me I've had better. And when I read the reviews from others they all enjoyed it. I guess my taste buds were off. The chicken was mostly breading and the sauce...More

Thank SandBetweenMyToes007
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 14 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
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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 - 8:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 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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