Quincy >Food & Dining > Cathay Pacific Restaurant
111 Hancock St, North Quincy, MA | Directions 0217142.280507 -71.035945
Mon. - Sun. 11:30am - 2am
Food Good, but Employees Rude – Me, my fiance', and a really good friend of ours went here last week and the food was good. When it was time for us to pay the bill, the waiter told us we had to leave a tip. Well duh, we def didn't need him telling us that, and especially not in a rude manner. Never have I had a waiter demand a tip. Otherwise, I would def recommand coming here for non-expensive meal.
YUCK!!! – I would never recommend this place to my worst enemy. I went here last night for the first time with a friend of mine and my husband. Absolutely despicable. The service is horrendous, I can't with good conscience comment on the food because we left after being there for about 5 minutes. FYI to anyone who will not heed my warning and go anyway, they will NOT take a Massachusetts state ID, regardless of your age. They wouldn't accept my 30 year old husbands, and he doesn't even drink!! They wouldn't even let him stay for food at 9:30pm on a Wednesday. And even this wouldn't have been so bad if they hadn't been so rude about it!! My husband was rudely told to go get a passport (who carries around a $100 passport to go out to eat?!) that his ID means nothing to them, and that Massachusetts ID's are a dime a dozen. (I'm assuming she meant they're easy to fake??) Well then, someone should let the state of Massachusetts know that their state ID's are crap, and not accepted at some establishments as a proper form of ID. So why would anyone even get one??? Geez, some people have a Mass ID because they're disabled and CAN'T DRIVE!!! It amazes me that establishments are even legally allowed to not except a perfectly valid state issued form of ID!!!! It seems like discrimination to me. Obviously we will not be going back. Worst of all?? $40 down the drain for a babysitter so we could go out for the first time in 2 months. We drove 30 minutes away in crappy weather, just to be sent away. Yuck.
Not so cool service – As I sat waiting for my takeout food in lobby area I witnessed the reception personel ask every non-white person for an ID for credit card purchases and they never asked any of they white people to show ID. They did this right in front of an African-American man (who went back out to his car to get his ID) and he called them out on it. They said that they were sorry and tried to give him extra fortune cookies, which he declined.
Not Cool Cathay!
Simply Marvelous – The food is delicious, absolutely delicious. Whenever my family visits from out of town, the first place they want to dine at is Cathay in Quincy. I'm sorry to hear about the service that other customers received, but we are always greeted with a smile and good manners. No one beats Cathay's spring rolls (sheer heaven). And not to mention the large portions at a reasonable price. In fact, I think I'll get the family together to dine there this weekend:)
TOTAL CRAPPIEST PLACE EVER – Overpriced food, extremely rude employees including the manager who is 5 foot 1 and weighs like 306 pounds. I would avoid this place like the plague. Gross, disgusting, old smelly people in the lounge area.
absolutely the best chinese ever – I have been living in atlanta for over 15yrs now and the chinese food here is horrible. When I visit back home in boston this is one of my first and last trips to make. Nothing compares to it. I can't wait to bring my son in Aug 08 for his first taste (he's only 16 months). There are also many other restaurants in boston that we need here atlanta.
The food was worth the wait – I'm sorry to hear about the problem another reviewer had but my service was excellent. In April, my husband and I were visiting the Boston area from Atlanta where Asian resturants are terrible. We grew up in Boston so we knew exactly where to go. It was absolutely delicious, better than we rememberd. I even ordered some food to go. I wish they would open up a restuarant here in Atlanta because it's just not the same. I don't know what Boston does but whatever it is, they do it right! I'm even thinking about Fed-Xing an order overnight, that's how desperate we are. All in all, we enjoyed ourselves and the service was great.
horrible service! Rude personnel – They were very rude to us. We had called in an order. They didn't have it ready. The woman remembered the order and listing 3 things that were on it but said she put it in under another name. Then went to check on it and then started to argue with us that we never called the order in. She yelled at my mother and said that she lied and didn't call the order in. i watched my Mom call in the order. Then my Mom asked if they could make up the order if we gave it to them again. The woman said she could but we would have to wait for it and then called my mom a liar again saying that she didn't call. I told her she needed to apologize to my mother. She refused and said that we should apologize to her. Told her we were leaving and would never be back. I will let all of my family and friends know of this incident and how rude they are to their customers.
A Dream Come True! – I've been to many restaurants in the area and none was as awesome as Cathay Pacific. I was able to enjoy myself rather delitefully while the service was great. The host welcomed my group so well. The food was astronomical!! Well-done ribs are a must for me- everything SHOULD be cooked well, and it was- I loved it. When it gets crowded, it's NOT BORING at all. Plus, I made friends with strangers who also loved Cathay Pacific. It's WORTH the wait because my group had a blast. Anyone who prefers to eat canned food as opposed to this should live in a cave. Maybe all they had growing up WAS canned food and so authentic food didn't appeeal to them LOL. Enough said, I love this place; it's definitely worth my while to take the drive back. Thanks for the awesome time!!
Best rangoons ever! – This is THE place to go for crab rangoons. They are stuffed to the max, and strangely enough, when I stop in for a late night order at the end of a night of drinking, I am never hungover the next morning.
The egg rolls and lo mein are also spectacular. The drinks are stiff, and the "bar" side of the restaurant is always good for a night of fun people watching.
Sign in with Facebook Sign in with Facebook to see what your friends are up to!
Do you have a review of Cathay Pacific Restaurant on your blog? If you include the Citysearch image link (shown below) in your post, we'll automatically link to your review from the business profile page. Here's how our Linkback system works:
The Linkback system is free and automatic. It's really that easy.
To link to our business profile page, copy the html below to your web page.