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Cathay House

825 Wooded Acres Dr, Waco, TX 76710-4545
254-776-1072
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Ranked #100 of 302 Restaurants in Waco
Cuisines: Chinese
Most recent review
- Jul 1, 2014
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English first
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Cathay House has quality food and always comes out hot. They will work with you if you don't care for some ingredients or want added ingredients in a dish. Prices are very reasonable and owners are on the premises. The dad is a super chef. I also like the quiet ambiance of the restaurant.

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Waco, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Credit where credit is due...potstickers are made while you wait and are the best we have had! Crispies were stale, and too much breading around small brown mystery chicken meat. Avoid on Sunday or experience mean rude apparently starving after church crowds with wild eyes lunging at the buffet (only on Sundays).

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Waco, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Not the real chinese food, but I guess it's one of the best in waco. what do you expect?it's waco.。。

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013 via mobile

I've been going here for 20 years and the food and atmosphere have always been great. Keep up the great job! PS - love the won ton

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Dallas, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013

I returned to Cathay House after a 15 year absence and found it to be less flavorful than I remembered. This could be just a change in taste rather than any change to the restaurant itself. The atmosphere was fine. The food was good, but not exceptional. Service was good.

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Waco, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

My wife and I eat here weekly and the food is consistently good. The chicken rice soup is such a comfort food that we can't imagine eating here without it. Service is efficient, music is background and muted, decor is getting a little old but is still appropriate for the surroundings.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2012

I don't find Oriental food to be my favorite but if I am going to eat that type of food this is the only place to go. The food is always consistent and palatable.

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Waco, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2012

This is pretty much your standard Chinese restaurant. We were hoping to find that unique restaurant that serves up food in it's own style but found that it's the same as all the other 'cut & past' Chinese food.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2012

The food at Cathay House is always fresh even during their Sunday Lunch Buffet. Service can sometimes be slow because of the massive amount of carry out business they do. The people that run the restaurant are always friendly and their customer base is very loyal, I can't say enough good things about Cathay House.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2011 via mobile

Very little selection, Not fresh, try Bangkok royal, teriyaki park, or fuji if you must have Asian food

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