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Budai Gourmet Chinese Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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6300 San Mateo Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109-3553
+1 505-797-7898
11:00 - 21:30
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Tue - Fri 11:00 - 21:30
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 21:30
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Seattle, Washington, United States
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159 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 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 nearly as good as at the Rising Star Chinese Eatery. It was all just really... More 

Thank Nancy O
North Bend, Washington
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110 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

We've eaten here twice in the last year while on vacation. The food has been excellent each time. It's really one of the best Chinese restaurants we've eaten in. The service was great too. We'll come back again to enjoy another delicious meal.

Thank 777aaa
Las Cruces, New Mexico
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

The Hot & Sour Soup was great, but the rest of the meal was so-so given the prices. The appetizer ribs were very good, but the main dishes had way to much 5 star spice for my liking.

Thank David G
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

This must be the 6-7 th place I tried on my endless search for some good Chinese Food. I have finally found the place I can go back to in the future. The food was fresh and super delicious. Had the wonton soup, hot & sour soup, pork buns, Chinese eggplant and Szechuan Shrimp. What a treat! Already planning my... More 

Thank Marion H
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301 reviews
191 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 176 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

Yes, we enjoyed our meal here, but to us it doesn't warrant the "Gourmet" in the name, nor the "outstanding" reviews we've read here. The red bean paste buns were large & yummy, but pretty much like the dim sum we've had elsewhere. My husband's Mongolian beef was also good (very spicy), but he didn't find it exceptional (& thought... More 

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Albuquerque, MS
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

This is the most amazing restaurant in Albuquerque- the salt and pepper ribs are my favorite! Also just tried the tawainese beef noodle soup - enough for two and wonderful with the green onion pancake!!

Thank cm2554
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52 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

I grew up in New York City, Brooklyn to be exact, where there is a Chinese Restaurant every 5 blocks. Good, hot, fast takeout is every New Yorker's birthright. When I moved to ABQ I missed the food I used to eat twice a week for over forty years. Then it was Xmas time and this Jewish Girl wanted her... More 

Thank Tarananda
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178 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

We have been several times and every meal at Budai has been great! Chicken curry, vege fried rice, duck....anything you get is terrific! Serves beer/wine.

Thank HotPocket505
San Antonio
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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016

I recently visited Budai and the quality didn't disappoint. However, as prices are going up, the quantity is decreasing. Beware, that the lunch menu doesn't include soup and the small portions with leave the average eater hungry. Service is indifferent. A better bet is ChinChan on the west side.

Thank jstein
Placitas, New Mexico
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84 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2016

This is one of the most highly rated Chinese restaurants in the area, but beware, food is just ok and is very expensive! My go to is Kung Pao chicken and I order it nearly everytime. It varies in what is included. Usually, red peppers, peanuts, chicken, green peppers a few carrots and sometimes celery. I ordered the Kung Pao... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
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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Taylors Island, Maryland

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?