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Jade Cathay

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1339 N. 1st Street, San Jose, CA
17:00 - 21:30
10:00 - 15:00
Open now
All hours
Sun - Sat 17:00 - 21:30
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 14:30
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 15:00
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51 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I am living in the Holiday Inn alone and looking for something to eat for dinner. I browsed Yelp and found this restaurant have a special dish - lobster noodle. I decide to have a try and It's so good beyond my expectation. There is almost a whole lobster fried with Chinese style noodle and the price is quite reasonable.... More 

Thank Fuchiang C
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36 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I may go to this restaurant again considering it's price. We had shrimp and mushroom dim-sum and a chicken salad and cost was $20. Isn't it amazing? But the food was ok.

Thank Megha G
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70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 264 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

OK so you have low expectations regarding service but the people were very nice. When I spotted an error on my check (2 actually) they went out of their way to correct it. That said, do check your bill. Here are some other things to know: We went mid week and did not have a wait at noon. Parking was... More 

1 Thank pompui
Fremont, California
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4,973 reviews
1,471 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

We returned to Jade Cathay for dim sum Sunday lunch. The restaurant is popular. They had done a slight remodel of the restaurant and had put in some dividers between table areas. It looked nice. Prices however for dim sum had gone up a little bit. Due to slowness in the carts coming by, we ordered both from the carts... More 

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Kennesaw, Georgia
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

Super noisy. General Chicken inedible. So hard to bite and chew, my teeth still hurt. Salt and Pepper Calamari was flavorless. When I mentioned that the food was too hard to chew, the so-called manager said I could have pudding as a consolation. Really? I could use your pellets of rock chicken to quell a riot, so you offer me... More 

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Lynchburg, Virginia
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70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2016

Took my wife to have Dim Sum here . It was only her second time with this type of food. The service was great. You can order some items off chart and they bring around carts for selection also. Was very reasonable priced also.

1 Thank martyh00
Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016

We had a small reunion at Jade Cathay (翠湖) in order to enjoy its famous Roast Duck (明爐燒鴨), we were not disappointed. Roast Duck was juicy and delicious. We also tasted the Lobster Noodle (龍蝦 伊麵), scrumptious! Its dim sums were yummy. The restaurant setting was simple but decent. Very crowded at this Sunday lunchtime, however, the service was responsive... More 

1 Thank Chuang004
Greensboro, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2016 via mobile

The ambiance it average, it's packed full of Asians. If you like authentic Chinese food, this is the place. Great roasted duck and broccoli and oyster sauce. Nearby airport and hotel complex - I travel Hong Kong and China frequently, this is typical delicious Chinese...

1 Thank Flyby0161
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58 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2016 via mobile

We spent two days in SF Chinatown and had better dim sum here on the way home. Open 11-2:30 or don't come til after 5. We really enjoyed it and not really expensive either .

1 Thank Daskippah
Fremont, California
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4,973 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2016

We returned for another good dim sum lunch. The place as usual was very busy. There is a wide variety of dim sum dishes to choose from. This time we had 1) Chicken Feet 2) Pork Ribs 3) Noodles with Sauce 4) Taro 5) Shumai and 6) Sesame Balls All were very good.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:30
10:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
10:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1339 N. 1st Street, San Jose, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: 4083929388

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