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Cathay Garden

238 W Cook St, Portage, WI 53901
+1 608-742-6453
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good20%
  • Average20%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible14%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (9 reviews)
“fried rice” (3 reviews)
“chinese food” (5 reviews)
11:00 - 21:00All hours
Chinese, Asian
238 W Cook St, Portage, WI 53901
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Reviewed yesterday 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

Thank Woodsguy
Reviewed 7 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 1 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 15 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
Reviewed 7 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
Reviewed 15 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...More

Thank glrbob
Reviewed 16 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...More

Thank wisconsingirl97
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Dale B
18 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
  • Food
  • Value
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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