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Cathay Inn

) #187 of 685 Restaurants in Spokane ££ - £££ Chinese, Asian
3714 N Division St, Spokane, WA 99207-1849
+1 509-326-2226
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good12%
  • Average20%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible20%
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Chinese, Asian
££ - £££
3714 N Division St, Spokane, WA 99207-1849
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Reviewed 4 days ago

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

Thank Judy C
Reviewed 6 days ago 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 5 days ago

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 1 week ago

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 5 days ago

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 5 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 10 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

Thank G3581FKmarcusm
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

Thank Sarah_839
Reviewed 1 September 2016

When we want Chinese food, this is our go-to. My hubby has a garlic allergy and they are always accommodating to his needs. Service is friendly and timely. I have to agree the water is terrible,tho. Not sure why as this is not true in...More

Thank joanck
Cathay_Inn, Manager at Cathay Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2016

Thank you so much for taking the time to review us! We appreciate the feedback and will definitely look into the water issue. We hope to see you soon, thank you!

Reviewed 25 August 2016

We ordered to go and everything was prepared fresh and it was yummy! The sauces are placed in separate containers so as to not make the food soggy. It is quite the job preparing food to go here because they take the time to place...More

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Cathay_Inn, Owner at Cathay Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2016

Thank you so much for taking the time to review us! We really appreciate it! Hope to see you again soon! :)

Reviewed 8 July 2016

My husband and I had lunch here yesterday. It was delicious!! My husband loves Egg Foo Young and says there's is the best you can get outside of the home. The last 2 times we went there, he tried the Chicken Foo Young and loved...More

Thank hap666
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Mary F
do you serve any gluten free food?
9 August 2016|
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!
Do u have a room for 38 people
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
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
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
  • E-mail
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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