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Cathay Inn

3714 N Division St, Spokane, WA 99207-1849
+1 509-326-2226
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good11%
  • Average23%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible21%
Travellers talk about
“egg rolls” (3 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 11:00 PMAll hours
CUISINES
Chinese, Asian
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
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LOCATION
3714 N Division St, Spokane, WA 99207-1849
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1 - 10 of 52 reviews

Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

I visit Cathay in frequently. The staff are terrific and always friendly. The booths are comfortable and you can carry on a conversation. The Egg Flour soup is excellent as is the BBQ pork. The egg rolls however are consistently very greasy. I love the...More

Thank MattyIrish
Raymond E, Manager at Cathay Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2017

Thank you so much for taking the time to submit a review. Your input is helpful to us so that we can continue the level of service and quality of meals that are so important to the Cathay Inn. We look forward to seeing you...More

Reviewed 12 July 2017

I have just added another restaurant to the places we may never visit again. Mr. and I first met in your lounge on a blind date in November 2002. We have remained loyal customers until tonight. The menu seems to have some changes. The recipe...More

1  Thank Dorothy E R
Raymond E, General Manager at Cathay Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2017

Hello Dorothy, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent dining experience at the Cathay Inn. We appreciate and value your feedback as well as you and your husband's long time loyalty! We are very sorry to hear your visit was not a...More

Reviewed 4 July 2017

Our party of 10 ate here because the kids love the fish tank, but it was empty on our last visit. They gave us a very secluded spot in the back, which was perfect, but made us wonder if it was part of the reason...More

Thank SpokaneMom
Raymond E, General Manager at Cathay Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2017

Hi SpokaneMom, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent dining experience at the Cathay Inn. Our customers are very important to us and we very much value your feedback! It appears we didn’t meet your expectations with your last visit. To ensure...More

Reviewed 23 June 2017

We have been coming to Cathay Inn several times a month for about 2 years. Always loved the food, portion sizes, and prices. Over the last few months the prices of the dinner meals have increased twice by a dollar each time. The portions seem...More

1  Thank Judy C
Raymond E, General Manager at Cathay Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 28 June 2017

Hi Judy, Thank you for your repeated business over the past couple years. We are very sorry to hear your visit was not a pleasant one. We always strive to have the best service and finest Chinese cuisine for our customers! It seems we may...More

Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

Excellent food these are #1 and #9 dinners they were delicious our server Newt was great as well as the rest of the staff from host/hostess down to the young man clearing tables... We don't get out often and being 63 miles from home this...More

Thank Kim M
Raymond E, Manager at Cathay Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2017

Hi Kim, we are so happy you enjoyed your visit to the Cathay Inn! Thank you for taking the time to write this review for us. We strive everyday to deliver excellent customer experiences, from our food to our service. Please come back and see...More

Reviewed 17 June 2017

I have gone to this restaurant since I was about 12 or 13. It has been rebuilt and expanded many times. The food is almost always excellent. I do not experiment much with food choices so I almost always order half an order of chicken...More

Thank David E
Raymond E, Manager at Cathay Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2017

Hi David, thank you so much for taking the time to submit a review. Your input is helpful to us so that we can continue the level of service and quality of meals that are so important to the Cathay Inn. We look forward to...More

Reviewed 6 May 2017

I went there as a child and now my family eats there. The food is consistently fresh and delicious. I have tried so many others nationally and locally and they simply do not compare. I have wished for 40-years and now more than ever they...More

Thank Rand T
Raymond E, Manager at Cathay Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 10 May 2017

Hi Rand! Thank you so much for taking the time to submit a review. We strive every day to deliver excellent customer experiences, from our food to our service. We look forward to seeing you again!

Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

Our family has been going to Cathay inn for over 40 years. It's still our favorite place for Chinese food. It's a family business. Excellent food.

Thank Jeannine H
Reviewed 23 February 2017

I have been going here for more than 20 years. We have had many family gatherings here due to large seating areas and an accommodating staff. Good basic food at around $10 per plate and always large portions. You never go away hungry. Substitutions are...More

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Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

Visited the Cathay Inn with my husband for a lunch date. Neither of us have been there for a couple of years. We each ordered a standard lunch combination plate. The sweet & sour pork I had was awful. Could barely chew it it was...More

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Mary F
9 August 2016|
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Response from Cathay_Inn | Property representative |
Hi Mary, apologies for the very late response. We certainly cook you up something that is gluten free. Just ask your waitress about some Gluten free options! Thanks!
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Hannah1954
3 June 2016|
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Response from donchoq | Reviewed this property |
I have had parties of over 50 folks here. Just call in advance so they can set you up!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$12
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3714 N Division St, Spokane, WA 99207-1849
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Spokane
  • Phone Number: +1 509-326-2226
Description
In 1950, Tom F. Eng introduced Spokane to the delicacies of fine Chinese cuisine at his restaurant, the Cathay Inn, at 3714 North Division. It was dedicated to treating customers like family, serving only the finest, freshest, quality ingredients. Today, The Cathay in is in its fourth generation of family ownership, with Raymond Eng, Tom's great grandson running the business at the same address. Over the years the building has changed and expanded, but the ethic of fine food and excellent customer service has remained the same. In addition to delicious traditional, cooked to order Chinese dishes, the Cathay Inn also serves more exotic fare like Peking Duck, Moo Go Gai Pan and Moo Shu Pork. Besides the longevity of the Eng family, many of the servers at the Cathay Inn are third generation. All of us here at the Cathay Inn take pride in our heritage and legacy of great food and great family service. We keep our guests our most important focus. Thank you for visiting. Call the Cathay Inn for your next dine in reservation, take out or banquet!
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