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“Best local Chinese restaurant”
Review of Cathay House

Cathay House
Ranked #148 of 454 Restaurants in Waco
Cuisines: Chinese
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Reviewed 1 August 2016

I've been eating Chinese food here off-and-on since 1980. In my opinion, it's the best local Chinese restaurant in Waco. Good service and good, dependable food at very affordable prices (including their Sunday buffet). I've never been disappointed in a meal at Cathay House (even if its exterior and interior appearance have changed little over the past three plus decades). A little difficult to find but worth it. Free parking.

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Thank Robert S
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Reviewed 19 July 2016

They have a menu that you can order from everyday, but my favorite is the Sunday buffet. It is filling and VERY reasonably priced. It is not a massive buffet, but there should be something for everyone. They have 3 kinds of soup that are very tasty.

Thank Jean C
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Reviewed 25 April 2016

This is an old restaurant that needs work. The food is basic Asian and some dishes are good. The Sunday buffet is cheap but the food is not high quality. Service is good and they are happy to put tables together for a group. The only time I go is when I'm with a group that wants to go. The building is old and needs some cleaning and painting, etc. The bathroom smells old and musty although it is clean.

Thank glo62
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Reviewed 18 December 2015

Came here on a whim and glad we did! Nothing fancy at all, but good food. Some of the best Egg Foo Young I have ever had. Really affordable prices. Family owned business.
Don't let the looks scare you away.

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Reviewed 9 October 2015

Always good service. The food is hot but not always well seasoned. The restaurant could use a good cleaning and updating.

Thank JoyfulEddy
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