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238 W Cook St, Portage, WI 53901
+1 608-742-6453
11:00 - 21:00
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Portage, Wisconsin
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017

Cathay Gardens has good food. The restaurant needs updating, but is kept clean and the staff are pleasant. They get the food to you very quickly.

Thank pumpkin9256
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 30 October 2016

Generous portions of very good food. It has changed hands recently and the new owners have cleaned it up and added a new, interesting menu. The variety is substantial. The dining area is a bit drab, and the prices are very, very reasonable.

Thank Chinks1956
Belgium, Wisconsin
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

It was my first time visiting the restaurant. It's a bit like walking into a time capsule. If you are looking for hip and trendy this isn't the place for you. If you are looking for great Chinese food at a fantastic price you are sure to love it.

Thank johndE4781XF
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Great food always delicious! Fast to your table or take out and they aways have your order hot and correct! Very polite also.

Thank jmbaertsch
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33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

We avoided going in the place for years based on the outward appearance. I had heard that the food was good but wasn't sure. Finally we decided if it's still open after all this time it must have something to offer. Stopped for lunch- It was great! Egg roll, soup and entrée for 6 bucks?!! I felt a little guilty... More 

Thank glrbob
Portage, Wisconsin
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53 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 June 2016 via mobile

The place is in need of serious remodeling and a carpet change. Very inexpensive Lunches if you order before 2:30pm. under $6 for Meal/rice/egg roll/soup. They have a lunch menu but if you ask for any dish lunch size (except the chefs specials) They'll do that. Excellent food!

Thank wisconsingirl97
New Windsor, New York
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61 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 May 2016

While this was not the best Chinese food I've had, it was good and the portions were large so we left nice and full. The waitress was super nice which made the meal even better.

Thank victoriafortune
Portage, Wisconsin
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104 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2016 via mobile

Came for lunch got the moo goo ga pan and it was very gelatinous instead of saucy. It was kinda salty and hardly no vegetables which is sad to me I love vegetables. I love this place please don't stop making great food.

Thank gale17
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2016

Their food is fantastic! Large portions and will cook whatever you want. I like their egg rolls and best is the wonton soup. I normally order the pork fried rice and can usually get three meals out of it!

Thank Edna S
Portage, Wisconsin
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108 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 June 2015

It looks old and kinda dirty. Maybe not dirty, just "meh". When it was the only place in Portage you had to accept its stereotypical Asian "style" mashed up with old town café aesthetic. Food was good and plentiful if just good is what you want. Nothing luscious or mouth watering. Sometimes the service is good and sometimes everyone seems... More 

Thank sunnydayinwis

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 238 W Cook St, Portage, WI 53901
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Portage
  • Phone Number: +1 608-742-6453

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