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“Waco's Hidden Gem”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Cathay House

Cathay House
Ranked #208 of 380 Restaurants in Waco
Cuisines: Chinese, Asian
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
McGregor, Texas
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90 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
“Waco's Hidden Gem”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 22, 2011

This restaurant wins the Wacoan's annual "best of" for a reason! Great food!

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English first
Waco, Texas
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Yikes, not what I expected!!”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2011

What a neat looking building when you pull up, made you feel like you where in for a treat but nope. The food was barely mediocre at best, the eggrolls had only cabbage inside, most of the other food tasted like it was premade and not authentic. No depth of flavor and very bland, not what I would expect with szechaun chicken. However, I must give them credit on two things, service was great and the price is dirt cheap. Even for cheap food, my pallate will only withstand so much. I will give them one more shot with their regular entrees, I did have the Sunday buffet and maybe they go extra cheap to actually make some money. We will blame this one on the economy.

  • Visited July 2011
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Chicago, Illinois
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165 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Well Worth the Price!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 3, 2011

Cathay House is delicious and so cheap, especially for lunch. All of their food is good quality, and I really like their chicken options. The best Chinese restaurant in Waco!

  • Visited May 2011
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West, Texas
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45 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Excellent Chinese food!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2009

We went to Cathay House for the first time a little while back and were floored by how very good it was. Did not know such a great Chinese food place existed in Waco, Texas! Food was high quality, service was great. We will go back!

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