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718 California St, San Francisco, CA 94108-2404 (Chinatown)
415-982-3388
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Ranked #3,413 of 4,980 Restaurants in San Francisco
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: Asian, Chinese
Neighborhood: Chinatown
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Good for: Doing business
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Was traveling with large group and was told they made the best eggrolls. That was the only thing we all liked. Pork was undercooked and tough. Too dark n there to see. Chicken had no flavor.All sides were extra.

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New York
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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

It's a slow chilly Monday in November in San Francisco. Easy to get attention, no crowds, so we were hopeful. The photos on the wall of Bill Clinton, George Bush, and other pols and celebs make you hopeful, but the food here was unimpressive. Ambiance is nice. We chose it to avoid the small take-out-looking restaurants. Service was fast. The... More

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Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

This restaurant was recommended to us by one of the store owners in Chinatown. It did not disappoint. Food and service was good, view overlooks the streets of Chinatown. Would definitely eat here again.

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Oak Park, Illinois
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60 reviews 60 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I don't usually expect to be yelled at , when I ask my waiter a question. But when you look at the ranking of this restaurant , I guess it's to be expected. Worst meal I've had in years. Quality and quantity of the food was dismal. In brief do not go to this dump.

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Hull, UK
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47 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

WE wanted an authentic Asian meal whilst on holiday and thought this looked the part however the service was slack the food was mediocre at best and the ambience was crap, loads of drunks downing sake at the bar and making a racket which can be heard across the restaurant.

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New York City, New York
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52 reviews 52 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We were walking in China Town and decided to have lunch. A friend spotted Cathay House and said it looked clean. It was clean, but the food was tasteless and unappetizing. The vegetables in every dish we ordered were celery, cabbage and onions which gave a whitish color to every dish. Not many vegetarian options either! It is a restaurant... More

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San Francisco, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

One of the worst Chinese meals we've ever had. Tasteless, gloopy, full of MSG. Unfriendly, unhelpful restaurant staff ( I suppose may have been a language issue). Should have realised as no Chinese people eating there. Very limited choice for vegetarians. Beer served in dirty glasses. Was inexpensive (70 dollars for five people). Ushered out at end. Felt very unwelcome.... More

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Loa Gatos, CA
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34 reviews 34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014 via mobile

We were looking for a restaurant and noticed this was pretty full so assumed it would be good. It was good, but not great. Service was timely and the food arrived quickly. The BBQ duck was ok, but very little meat on it. The other plates were all good. The portions were good and we left satisfied. While we probably... More

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Lorain, OH
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

We were a group of fifty-one and were seated and served family style. I am not fond of Chinese food, but enjoyed this meal. We were served a variety of meat dishes and fried rice. A special night out to end our tour of San Francisco! Waiters were efficient and friendly and manager thanked us for coming!

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Pacifica
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38 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Attended a combined 2-person birthday/red egg & ginger party in the upstairs banquet room. which had lots of scenic views overlooking California and Grant streets. Large variety of tasty food combined with attentive and friendly service. We heard and saw a band parading down Grant playing outside the window, only to be politely told that it was typical of some... More

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Additional Information about Cathay House

Address: 718 California St, San Francisco, CA 94108-2404
Phone Number: 415-982-3388
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Chinatown
Average Prices: USD 0 - 20
Cuisine: Asian, Chinese

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