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Cathay Chow Mein

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5457 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55419-1958
+1 612-824-3358
Mon - Fri 20:00 - 11:00
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016

very impressed. gal from work whose family has been going there for 50 years recommended. I must agree- great food. Chow mein, house fried rice, chicken lo mein,cream cheese puffs and chicken wings, all good and NOT greasy in the least. Alot of food for the money. Great value. Very nice staff and clientele very friendly as well. All was... More 

Thank ntqnut
Richfield, Minnesota
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 December 2015

My mother used to pickup chicken chow mein from Cathay's in 1960's. It has been a favorite of mine ever since. We have placed large party size orders for my mother's birthday and it has been a hit every time.

Thank dlrcat
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2014

Take-out only. No atmosphere, but the best chinese in Minneapolis. Modestly larger orders include free wontons.

Thank Charlie L
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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110 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2014

The chicken chow mein is so good! It is a clear sauce with white meat chicken and celery. I always order mine easy on the celery. The taste is consistent and the orders are always ready in ten minutes. The cashier is always sweet and friendly.

Thank Maia M
Sydney, Australia
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2014

Average at best. We ordered from Cathay and although nothing was terrible, I just didn't care for it at all. I ordered the chicken stir fry, and the chicken itself was fine, but the selection of vegetables and the sauce weren't good. We all enjoyed the spring rolls, and the cream cheese puffs as our appetizers but the entrees just... More 

Thank fishyflaca
Ostfold, Norway
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86 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 June 2014

My family have been buying lunch here on Sundays on the way home from church since the early 70s. The food is great and the staff is wonderful. There is one woman who knows my parent's mobile number and greets them by name. They always accommodate my dad's MSG intolerance. When I visit Minneapolis and pick up the order I... More 

Thank Ontheroad5056
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 September 2012

I've been eating this Chinese food since I was little. Our family started going here when I was super young and I'm now 30 years old and it's probably the best Chinese take-out I've ever had! Literally is a hole-in-the-wall, like another reviewer said but the food is amazing! Everyone I know that has tried it agrees. I live in... More 

Thank Phoenix973
Biloxi, Mississippi
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180 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2011

This hole-in-the-wall Chinese Take-Out joint has been in business for over 60 years, and it's easy to see why: They have a menu of only about 25 items, no more, and they do them exceptionally well. Don't expect any place to sit and be served...this storefront is takeout only, and only has a few chairs in which to sit while... More 

Thank DaveR19
Oshkosh, Wisconsin
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 September 2011

My family has been going to this take-out restaurant for over 50 years! I live in Wisconsin but I have 3 brothers who live in the Minneapolis area and every time I come to town I pick up Chicken Chow Mein for the entire family. It started with my grandparents and aunts and uncles and cousins going there but now... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian
Open Hours
20:00 - 11:00
20:00 - 11:00
20:00 - 11:00
20:00 - 11:00
20:00 - 11:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5457 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55419-1958
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Minneapolis
  • Phone Number: +1 612-824-3358

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