Nestled in the heart of Steinbeck country, half an hour from scenic Monterey Bay and the Links of Pebble Beach, Cathay House Restaurant is
just a short walk from the National Steinbeck Center in historic old-town Salinas. We have loyal customers that repeatedly come back for
the delicious food, warm inviting atmosphere, and attentive service.
Although we specialize in Cantonese cuisine, we also offer a diverse menu and other types of styles of cuisine such as Mandarin and Szechuan
dishes. Our top customer favorites include the wor won ton soup, foil-wrapped chicken, and mixed vegetarian delight. Guests also enjoy an array of seasonal offerings that incorporate fresh local seafood and produce. We also offer special holiday dishes, ranging from the succulent crab-meat fried won tons to the more exotic phoenix & dragon rolls.
The Cathay House also offer banquets for large gatherings and all manner of special occasions. The restaurant continues to celebrate the rich cultural tradition in the region, with local crowds gathering annually to usher in the Chinese Lunar New Year with a festive and entertaining Lion Dance.
The warm and friendly atmosphere, attentive service, and delicious flavors keep people coming back. Even past customers who have since moved out of the area have made it a point to revisit whenever they have the opportunity.
The Cathay House Restaurant has earned its spot as a hidden gem and a must-stop for anyone who has ever eaten there in the past.