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Cathay House

) #3,772 of 4,553 Restaurants in San Francisco ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ Chinese, Asian
718 California St, San Francisco, CA 94108-2404
+1 415-982-3388
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  • Excellent5%
  • Very good10%
  • Average23%
  • Poor17%
  • Terrible45%
3 weeks ago
“Don't bother”
3 Jul 2017
“Not great Lychee Chicken”
Open Now
11:30 - 21:30All hours
Chinese, Asian
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
718 California St, San Francisco, CA 94108-2404
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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.

Thank Mark P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food tasted nothing and the waiter didn't seem intrested in giving a good service. Waste off money. Stay away.

Thank Guro J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank Daniel H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Decent sized menu, spacious tables, quick service (that's the good stuff). Food was bland and poor quality, overpriced, overall disappointing. Plenty of choices in Chinatown I'd avoid this one!

Thank astv76
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

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.

Thank Alvin377
Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

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

Thank ColleenQD
Reviewed 20 June 2017

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

Thank Quasarsoujourner01
Reviewed 18 June 2017

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

Thank reinera665
Reviewed 8 June 2017

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

Thank Renato L
Reviewed 18 May 2017

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.

Thank Piggybackfarm
As the oldest in North America, San Francisco's
Chinatown is an exotic experience. A unique
neighbourhood decorated with colourful shops, historic
streetlights, hanging lanterns, and pagoda roofs
awaits behind the stone-carved dragon gates. Feast on
dim sum at the tea houses, or meet the locals who
gather at historic Portsmouth Square to play chess or
practice Tai Chi. Fish markets, produce stands,
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$ 20
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations
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Open Hours
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 718 California St, San Francisco, CA 94108-2404
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +1 415-982-3388
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