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213 Monterey St, Salinas, CA 93901-3408
+1 831-422-6133
11:00 - 21:30
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Snelling, California
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2016

Not a fancy place at all, but the food takes you to another place. Had the Chefs Special for 4, the lemon chicken was super, seafood soup was great, and I could say that about all the plates. Almost needed a bigger table for all the plates they brought out for us. The vegetables were outstandingly done, crunch-smooth with great... More 

Thank Larry L
Salinas, California
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2016

I ordered the Beef and Snow Peas, Beef Lo Fun, and fried wonton. Terribly bland taste. The prices were fine but the taste wasn't. Just very little flavor. Too bad.

Thank Lucy S
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2015 via mobile

The Cathay house is such a lovely little place. The food is delicious and everything is fresh. The staff was so friendly and really made you feel welcome. I'll definitely return!

Thank Akrieger07
Salinas, California
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2013

I really like this place because of the excellent service and delicious Food also I like the Staff they are very Friendly

Thank vocho
Salinas, California
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2012

I have been going to the Cathay House for years. The food is always wonderful. The service is always cheerful and friendly. In all the time I have been going here, they have never raise the prices. I don't know how they do it.

1 Thank Carl T
Clovis, California
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80 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2012

Small portions and price was a little high. Food was good but I wouldnt go back again.

Thank Tim E
La Vinuela, Spain
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32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2011

Enjoy a good, authentic chinese meal in clean comfortable surroundings being served by attentive cheerful staff. Beware though, the servings are massive. There was no way we could eat what we were served, at one sitting. We had to take a doggy box of egg fried rice away for later.

Thank Latent
Walnut, CA
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141 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 251 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2008

Went for dinner on 8/30. Affordable prices (around $6.50 on average for an entree), good service. Good Americanized Chinese food. We had Chow Mein, some Guo Ba (leftover rice, deep fried into crispy wonders) Seafood soup (sorry doesn't know the English name), and Veggie Mooshu. Everything was good though my boyfriend said Mooshu should be made differently (there's no egg... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2008

Best wonton soup.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 213 Monterey St, Salinas, CA 93901-3408
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Salinas
  • Phone Number: +1 831-422-6133

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?