Cathay House looks like a typically garish tourist trap. While the appearance is gaudy, the food is pretty good, and my waiter did a nice job. Prices were modest too.
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We were a large group of people. It was really difficult to get the waiters attention and order anything. Sometimes he would just walk off. It was bizarre. Poor fellow, he seemed massively overworked or something. It was that bad it was amusing. Food was...More
Had a pleasant enough experience here, nothing was bad, nothing was great. Wouldn't recommend for a special occasion but if you just want some Chinese food and then move on it's fine.
I ordered the Lychee Chicken because I'd never seen it in a menu before and I like a little variety. Unfortunately it was rather bland and tasteless it was like orange chicken, but no flavor. The best part of the dish was the lychees themselves....More
Its Monday night and a rough hot day in San Francisco! Its not even Indian Summer in San Francisco, and its already a heat wave up to 80 degree F ! Cathay House Restaurant is ideally located right at the entrance of Chinatown and a...More
This is a tourist place where they sling out the food for folks just passing through. If you're not picky about Chinese food and you don't mind tawdry rest rooms and spotty service then this is the place for you. You might also check out...More
This as a Chinatown landmark and the building was built in 1922, no wonder that this restaurant offer the best selection of authentic Chinese cuisine. Please do reservation if your eating in groups especially for dinner because there's a lot people who wants to taste...More
Had 2 meals here during our stay,the food was of good quality and value for money. The banquet had a good variety of flavors and generous servings.