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238 W Cook St, Portage, WI 53901-2106
608-742-6453
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch

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  • 5
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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 stars
Used to be the only Asian food

It looks old and kinda dirty. Maybe not dirty, just "meh". When it was the only place in Portage you had to accept its stereotypical Asian "style" mashed up with old town café aesthetic. Food was good and plentiful if just good is what you want. Nothing luscious or mouth watering. Sometimes the... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed June 19, 2015
sunnydayinwis
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Portage, Wisconsin
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Portage, Wisconsin
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

It looks old and kinda dirty. Maybe not dirty, just "meh". When it was the only place in Portage you had to accept its stereotypical Asian "style" mashed up with old town café aesthetic. Food was good and plentiful if just good is what you want. Nothing luscious or mouth watering. Sometimes the service is good and sometimes everyone seems... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

the manager was NOT of chinese race. It was an american Droid,.anyone whom goes here whom admires and believes in a non-melting pot of races society, voice your opinion that the american manager whom mis represents chinese culture to be terminated .

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Portage, Wisconsin
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

The food here at one time was wonderful. Not So Much Any More :( Service is poor, 2 out of my last 3 visits I didn't get what I ordered, waiter argued with me. I don't go there anymore. You can find something better in Portage.

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Genoa City, Wisconsin
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

the only star could be for the fast service.Went there for lunch, Friday before Labor day. Mediocre. Chewy beef that you can get at any strip mall carry out. Restroom was horrible.

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Portage, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

The prices are very good, the service is good, but the food is "okay". I haven't found a great Chinese restaurant in WI yet.

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Randolph, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Look past the ancient interior and you will have one of the best Chinese meals anywhere. Their lunch specials are particularly great! Great value, large portions and delicious food. We have been going there for years. They have the best egg rolls and fried tempura shrimp EVER! The building might look a little run down, but it is part of... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

I have been eating take-out from here for 3 years and the majority of the time it was average to good. My last take-out was very disappointing. I am very sad about this, as Chinese food in this area is not plentiful. I did call the owner but had a very hard time communicating due to language barrier. I beg... More 

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Portage, Wisconsin
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Our family went here all the time. Then we started noticing that the place was getting darker and dirtier. The staff was lazy and would eat cereal in front of customers. we started to do take out and then we ended up getting sick from that even. Quit going all together.

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Portage, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Food is always Great and they give you huge portions, just wished they would deliver. Have had Lunch and Supper as well as carry out and the Food is always the same.

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Montello, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

We always love Cathay Gardens. Food is great, large portions and very reasonable prices. The service is excellent...some of the fastest you will ever see. A lot of food for your money. Food is always fresh, hot and delicious. Friendly employees. Lunch specials are fantastic with large portions, come with an egg roll, choice of soup and fried rice for... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 238 W Cook St, Portage, WI 53901-2106
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Portage
  • Phone Number: 608-742-6453

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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