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Reviewed November 24, 2019

The menu says an entree comes with crab rangoon AND fried rice, but you do not get fried rice at all. And when asked about it the server rather rudely said "it just comes with one crab rangoon". That rangoon, by the way is put...in with the entree, so when you open the container it is soggy and really hard to eat, tasted bad. Then egg drop soup does not seem to come with the crackers that every other chinese restaurant always puts a small bad in with. Grossly and sick to say there were also bugs or nuts in the egg drop soup, something crunchy that was not supposed to be there. Very dissappointing! All of this for way too much money for what was received. I would not recommend it to anyone, and I have no intention of returning .More

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed June 23, 2018 via mobile

My wife and I just got carry out from this place. Service was fast and friendly. The only thing I didn't like was finding small nuts of some type I'm my shrimp curry. I'd get it again but would say no peanuts. My wife's pork...fried rice had a lot of meat in it with plenty left for lunch tonorrow.More

Date of visit: June 2018
Reviewed June 29, 2017 via mobile

There were bugs in the food. Ordered combo lo main and combo fried rice. We ate a few bites before seeing the bugs. Doubtful that I will ever eat Chinese food again.

Date of visit: June 2017
Reviewed April 2, 2017 via mobile

This is a family run establishment. They are very personable and quick. I have only used the take out drive through and I've never had to wait long. Yet the food is still always fresh and hot. No frills place. Food speaks for itself. Good...prices and portions. I like the general tso with white meat only or chicken lo mein.More

Date of visit: April 2017
Reviewed October 13, 2016 via mobile

We drive by here regularly and figured we would give them a try. These prices are good but the food...not so much. Way too much MSG or something. But the flavor just wasn't there. They are nice folks but it's just not a place that...we will return to, sadly.More

Date of visit: December 2015
Reviewed May 24, 2016

Great Chinese. The eat in is lacking in appeal, but if you want to get it to go this is perfect. Best in town.

Date of visit: May 2016
Reviewed October 26, 2014

We love Cathay Express, and order from their nearly every Sunday. As with most menus we've found some offerings we didn't like as well as others, and some that have become our go-to selections when we don't want to have to think about what to...order. One crab Rangoon comes with every order. We always call in our order ahead of time, so waiting for food prep is never an issue for us. As other reviewers have said, the building is one you would drive right by if you didn't know what delicious options were offered inside. Don't let the exterior fool you! The food is very good, and you will get plenty of it.More

Date of visit: July 2014
Reviewed July 29, 2013

We visit here a couple of times each month and the food is always good. The crab rangoon is by far the best in town. The location is an old drive in with limited seating and the dine in facilities are not of high quality....It is family owned and run and service can be very good to rather slow. The food is always hot and fresh and they take call ahead orders for pick up.More

Date of visit: June 2013
Reviewed January 26, 2011

I'm from springfield where there is a chinese resturant on almost every street corner! While I'm still not fond of the sweet and sour sauce that Kansas City vendors use (the red sauce), Cathay express does do a good job. The establishment is less than...to be desired, but we usually order it take out! Family owned and service is very personable! Best Chinese food I've found in north eastern IndependenceMore

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