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Cathay Express Chinese Fast

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15411 E US Highway 24, Independence, MO 64050-2217
+1 816-254-2005
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a family run establishment. They are very personable and quick. I have only used the take out drive through and I've never had to wait long. Yet the food is still always fresh and hot. No frills place. Food speaks for itself. Good prices and portions. I like the general tso with white meat only or chicken lo... More 

Thank Julie G
Independence, Missouri
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89 reviews
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Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

We drive by here regularly and figured we would give them a try. These prices are good but the food...not so much. Way too much MSG or something. But the flavor just wasn't there. They are nice folks but it's just not a place that we will return to, sadly.

Thank Stharp48
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 May 2016

Great Chinese. The eat in is lacking in appeal, but if you want to get it to go this is perfect. Best in town.

Thank JA123Kansas
Kansas City, Missouri
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66 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2014

We love Cathay Express, and order from their nearly every Sunday. As with most menus we've found some offerings we didn't like as well as others, and some that have become our go-to selections when we don't want to have to think about what to order. One crab Rangoon comes with every order. We always call in our order ahead... More 

Thank Tmae54
Independence, Missouri
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128 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2013

We visit here a couple of times each month and the food is always good. The crab rangoon is by far the best in town. The location is an old drive in with limited seating and the dine in facilities are not of high quality. It is family owned and run and service can be very good to rather slow.... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2011

I'm from springfield where there is a chinese resturant on almost every street corner! While I'm still not fond of the sweet and sour sauce that Kansas City vendors use (the red sauce), Cathay express does do a good job. The establishment is less than to be desired, but we usually order it take out! Family owned and service is... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 15411 E US Highway 24, Independence, MO 64050-2217
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Independence
  • Phone Number: +1 816-254-2005

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