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New Cathay Chinese Restaurant

9 Monaro Street, Queanbeyan, New South Wales 2620, Australia
(02) 6297 2092
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Ranked #6 of 43 restaurants in Queanbeyan
Cuisines: Chinese
Dining options: Reservations
Most recent review
- Mar 15, 2014
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Dining options: Reservations
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14 reviews from our community

92% Recommend
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English first
Canberra, Australia
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

While the service was quite good, the duck was dry and my daughter had mild diarrhoea from the steamed dim sims. On top of that it is no longer good value - a rather basic meal for two was $50.

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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

Great Chinese food, and great service, can't speak more highly of the New Cathay. Despite its popularity, they have resisted the temptation to put their prices up by too much. The restaurant itself is nothing special - I think they must have decided a long time ago to let their food do the talking, which it does! The people working... More

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Canberra, Australia
17 reviews 17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013 via mobile

Great value meals and great service. It is our regular and we never have had an ordinary meal. The deep fried chilli beef is a favourite as well as their Singapore noodles. Really friendly staff who make you feel at home.

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Geelong Australia
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11 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

This restaurant is what I call 'Aussie Chinese', where wanton soup is still called 'Short soup' and there are no chopsticks in sight. The menu shows no influence of the modern trend towards more regional Chinese food (Szechuan, Peking etc.), but relies on the more universal Cantonese style food that can be found in most countries around the world. The... More

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Queanbeyan, New South Wales, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

Great food, good service. New Cathay does great dine in and takeaway meals. The food is good and the prices are low.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

Finally,,, found a wonderful Chinese Restaurant in town, My son is converted too, no more Maccas,, he just wants the fried rice. 6 days a week, the food is divine, im a vegetarian and I love this food, the vegetarian fried rice is loaded with so many healthy vegetables and it is the best thing on a wintry night. The... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013 via mobile

We have takeaway from here about once a month or so and the food has always been of a high standard and the staff are very friendly.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012 via mobile

Great food, rang ahead for take away and received friendly service. Will be back again as the prices are good as well.

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012

This restaurant is rated as number one in Queanbeyan and after a visit, we can understand why. Glad we booked on advice, because this small restaurant was full on a "quiet" Sunday night. The "specials" like Beef with black bean sauce, 2 spring rolls and special fried rice for $14-00 are the '90's prices for main courses Couple this with... More

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Queanbeyan, Australia
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15 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2012 via mobile

Looks are deceiving. It is a small but busy place. Has been here a very long time. For me, I love the special no1 which is chicken and almond with fried rice with 2 spring rolls for around $13.80. The staff we know by name and they us. Thursday nights half the restaraunt has its regulars. The place may seem... More

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