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(Closed) The Cathay Restaurant

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#02-01, The Cathay, 2 Handy Road, 229233
Asian, Cantonese, Chinese, Dim Sum, Shanghainese
+65 67327888

Weekdays & Saturdays:
* 11.30 - 15.00 (Lunch) (last order at 14.30)
* 18.00 - 23.00 (Dinner) (last order at 22.30)
Sundays & Public Holidays:
* 10.00 - 17.00 (Lunch) (last order at 16.30)
* 18.00 - 23.00 (Dinner) (last order at 22.30)

$35 based on 58 submissions
Dinner (25 votes), Lunch (25 votes), Children/Family (24 votes) ...

The Cathay Restaurant will cease operation from 15 June 2015 onwards.


The Cathay Restaurant, located at the Cathay, offers some of the finest Cantonese and Shanghainese cuisine. Its Interiors are laced with a touch of nostalgia, bringing diners back to the 1960s.


Our signature dishes:-
- Braised Shark’s Fin Soup with Crab Meat and Bamboo Pith
- Braised Baby Abalone with Mushroom
- Deep-fried Soon Hock
- Cathay Crispy Roasted Chicken
- Stir-fried Fresh Scallop and Cuttlefish with XO Sauce
- Pan-fried Beef Tenderloin
- Fried Prawn with Wasabi Salad Cream


What others are eating here

crispy eggplant w/ pork floss
crispy eggplant w/ pork floss
deep fried soon hock
deep fried soon hock
cathay roasted crispy chicken
cathay roasted crispy chicken
crispy chinese pancakes
crispy chinese pancakes
marinated sea whelk
marinated sea whelk
  • Cathay Crispy Chicken 6 votes
  • Crispy Chinese Pancake 4 votes
  • Yolk Custard Bun 4 votes
  • Century Egg Porridge 2 votes
  • Deep Fried Soon Hock 2 votes
  • Drunken Chicken Roll 2 votes
  • Glutinous rice in lotus leaves 2 votes
  • Marinated Sea Whelk 2 votes
  • Siew Mai 2 votes
  • har gao 2 votes
  • Baked Spare Ribs with BBQ Sauce 1 vote
  • Beanskin Roll 1 vote
  • Black Pepper Crayfish 1 vote
  • Cathay Twin Combination 1 vote
  • Deep-fried Prawn Rolls with Banana Filling 1 vote
  • Dim Sum 1 vote
  • Double-boiled Shark’s Bone Cartilage with Bamboo Pith plus Shark's Fin in Spaghetti Squash 1 vote
  • Pan-fried Pork Chop "Cantonese Style" 1 vote
  • Pan-fried Tenderloin 1 vote
  • Poached Fresh Sea Perch Fish with Chinese wine 1 vote
  • Prawn toast 1 vote
  • Prawn with Wasabi Cream 1 vote
  • Rice Rolls (prawn & char Siew) 1 vote
  • Roast crispy chicken 1 vote
  • Steamed Fresh Prawn Dumplings 1 vote
  • Steamed Prawn Rice Rolls 1 vote
  • Stewed fish & bitter gourd beehoon 1 vote
  • Tofu and pork slices 1 vote
  • Tofu with crabmeat 1 vote
  • XO Carrot Cake 1 vote
  • beancurd skin roll with prawn 1 vote
  • black glutinous rice with coconut ice cream in young coconut. 1 vote
  • black pepper cray fish 1 vote
  • box thorn leaves with wolfberries and bamboo pith 1 vote
  • braised whole abalone w/ dried oyster & black moss 1 vote
  • crispy eggplant with pork floss 1 vote
  • deep fried scallop 1 vote
  • double boiled sharks fin w/ fish maw soup in sharks cartilage soup 1 vote
  • egg tart 1 vote
  • eggplant with pork floss 1 vote
  • fish 1 vote
  • nian gao 1 vote
  • pan-fried carrot cake 1 vote
  • san bei chicken wasabi prawns fried eggplant with pork floss honeydew sago 1 vote
  • steamed fillet of sea perch w/ chy poh & minced garlic 1 vote
  • stir fried fresh scallop with macadamia nuts 1 vote

Latest Review for The Cathay Restaurant

Overall RatingBased on 54 reviews
Most helpful review:

Best Dim Sum

Food/Drink 5 | Value 5 | Ambience 5 | Service 5
Total Reviews: 78

There is 2 must order in the cathay.

1) salted egg bun, never get better in elsewhere in sg
2) pig trottle, the granny style.. yummy!

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Food/Drink 4 | Value 3 | Ambience 4 | Service 3
Total Review: 1

Tried this place as I was early for a film and wanted a nice peaceful setting for a meal before I embarked on the adventurous Avengers film.
 Ordered the buffet since i was famished and felt I could eat my money worth. Indeed I am always skeptical about the standard of buffet food but The Cathay Restaurant definitely came through. The menu was quite extensive and I was delighted to be able to try many dishes.
 Amongst the many delicious items i tried, the dishes tt made me feel I got my money's worth(aside for my eating capacity). I had a delicious bowl of Shark's fin Soup with Abalone, A whole deep-fried SoonHock, Braised baby Abalone with Mushroom and Fried Crayfish with Black Pepper.
 Aside to these dishes, I thouroughly enjoyed their specialty "Cathay Roasted Crispy Chicken", Stir-fried Snapper Fillet, Fried Prawn with Crispy Oats, StirFried Scallops and Cuttlefish. And not to mention stewed Spare ribs with Eggplant.
 Not wanting to stuff myself with carbs, This place definitely assisted me in that. But since I do love carbs(Especially fried ones), I indulged on crispy noodles w seafood(Must Try).
 To top of my super decadent chinese buffet, I slurped down 2 Mango puddings and chomped down a delicious chinese pancake.
 Did I leave out dimsum? I heard this place was good for dimsum and surely I cant resist a good HarGow so I ordered a portion outside of the Buffet, and boy were these good. Kudos to the chef!
 Spot on indeed.

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Dim Sum is OK

Food/Drink 4 | Value 3 | Ambience 3 | Service 3
Total Reviews: 121

Tried this place on recommendations from a friend. Tried the dim sum, which turned out to be alright. The usual stuff can be found here but don't expect the menu to be overly extensive. They do serve some Shanghainese cuisine here. Ambiance is very average only while service staff were very attentive. Will return but not on priority list.

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