The search for the best Chinese food in Albuquerque, New Mexico, begins and ends at Budai Gourmet Chinese. Good, authentic Chinese food can be hard to come by no matter which city you're in, but Budai Gourmet Chinese has definitely made its mark. Voted as the best Chinese food for several years in a row, Budai Gourmet Chinese has become the go-to place for anyone who craves authentic Chinese food in Albuquerque.

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What separates Budai Gourmet Chinese from the rest is its unique blend of southern Chinese, Taiwanese, and Shanghai influences. Customers get the chance to taste everything from steamed buns to more authentic Chinese dishes that can only be ordered by requesting the “secret menu.”

For those looking to either enjoy the best Chinese food in Albuquerque or indulge in “exotic” Chinese cuisine, Budai Gourmet Chinese is the place to visit.

Restaurant Hours

Budai Gourmet Chinese operates 5 days a week. The specific days and hours of operation are as follows:

Wednesday - Friday: 11:30am - 9:00pm

Saturday: 12:00pm - 9:00pm

Sunday: 12:00pm - 8:30pm

Monday - Tuesdays: Closed


Customers can make reservations for parties of six or more guests at Budai Gourmet Chinese by calling the restaurant at 505-797-7898.


At Budai Gourmet Chinese, the menu features an assortment of dishes that celebrate the flavors of Shanghai, southern China, and Taiwan. Whether seeking the tried and true traditional Chinese food dishes or some of the more authentic but less mainstream options, Budai Gourmet Chinese has a menu that accommodates everyone. Samplings of the items on the menu are as follows:

· Lunch - Lunch specials are available that includes an entree with a choice of a vegetarian egg roll and steamed or fried rice upon request. Entrees: chicken lo mein, sweet and sour pork, pepper steak, kung pao chicken, tofu and vegetables, shrimp in garlic sauce, crispy flounder in black vinegar, and more.

· Dinner

· Appetizers - Bu bu tray, veggie or chicken egg rolls, crab rangoon, fantail shrimp, and more.

· Soups - Chicken corn soup, wonton soup, fish and goji berry soup, west lake soup, hot and sour soup, and more.

· Dim Sum - BBQ or mini pork steamed buns, green onion pancake, pot stickers, steamed mini shrimp dumpling, steamed red bean paste buns, and more.

· Entrees - Chicken: cashew chicken, mushroom chicken, lemon chicken, jalapeño chicken, and more; beef: sesame beef, orange peel beef, pepper steak, Mongolian beef, kung pao beef, and more; fish: stewed or crispy whole fish, steamed whole fish, crispy flounder filet, and more; pork: twice-cooked pork, snow vegetable pork, sweet and sour pork, Peking pork, and more; vegetables: sweet potato leaves, Chinese eggplant, Taiwanese napa cabbage, mixed vegetables, Chinese broccoli with oyster sauce, and more; tofu: clay pot tofu, almond shaped tofu, mapo tofu, green onion pan fried tofu, orange peel tofu, homestyle tofu, salt and pepper tofu, and more.

· Desserts: Green tea ice cream, sweet formosa, and eight treasures sticky rice.

· Beverages: Homemade lemonade and seasonal fruit slushy, flowering tea, and Taiwan high mountain tea.


Budai Gourmet Chinese, 6300 San Mateo NE H-1, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 87109, Phone: 505-797-7898

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