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Cathay Garden

238 W Cook St, Portage, WI 53901-2106
+1 608-742-6453
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good24%
  • Average21%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible13%
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“fried rice” (3 reviews)
“egg foo young” (2 reviews)
“lunch menu” (3 reviews)
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Chinese, Asian
238 W Cook St, Portage, WI 53901-2106
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Not sure but I'd guess not much in the way of maintenance has been done on this building - but don't let that stop you from going in. I worked for a Portage based company many years ago. We used to go to the Cathay...More

Thank 2CAPs
Reviewed 8 September 2017

This was our first time here after seeing a movie down the street. My wife and I really enjoy Chinese and we have some very select items that we always test each new Chinese restaurant that we visit. We ordered egg rolls, fried dumplings hot...More

Thank JimAllen29
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Reviewed 20 August 2017

We found the food and service to be just fine. We will go back but be prepared for atmosphere that is a little run down.

Thank Frankee7
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

I had eaten here years ago and had found it to be a nice place with excellent food. So while we were in Portage last week I suggested we try it again. What a disappointment! It has become a run down dump. Dirty windows, dusty/dirty...More

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Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

Title says it all. Waitress was on her cell phone each time she walked by (8 times I might add) after we asked for the check. Not going back

Thank vaderrooms
Reviewed 22 June 2017

We got off the highway during a rainstorm and this is the first restaurant we encountered. It is not much to look at from the outside. We both ordered off the lunch menu. For $5.50, you get soup, an egg roll, an entree, and fried...More

Thank SpringPeeper
Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

Prices are fair. Portions are good. Food is always tasty. One of our favorite places for Chinese. Sesame chicken the way it should be!!!

Thank Ross W
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
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
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...More

Thank johndE4781XF
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Dale B
19 March 2017|
Response from jmbaertsch | Reviewed this property |
He is correct the photo used for Cathay Gardens is not Cathay Gardens, the address and other information is correct but your stock photo is incorrect.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 238 W Cook St, Portage, WI 53901-2106
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Portage
  • Phone Number: +1 608-742-6453
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