Diners of today can look forward to authentic, deliciously fortifying yet modern Cantonese cuisine set amidst an ambience of understated elegance. continue reading
Opening Hours
Mon - Sat
11:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 17:00
18:00 - 23:00
Public Holiday
10:00 - 17:00
18:00 - 23:00
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Alcoholic Drinks Available
Bring Your Own Wine (BYOW)
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Signature Dishes
Cathay Crispy Roasted Chicken Deep Fried Crab Claw with Salted Egg Yolk Crispy Noodles W King Prawn in Superior Sauce Braised Beef Ribs with Red Wine Sauce Deep-fried Chrysanthemum Sea Perch Fried Rice with Diced Seafood and Rish Roe
Review (22)
Full The Cathay Restaurant review here: http://ivanteh-runningman.blogspot.sg/2015/01/the-cathay-restaurant-tasting-session.htmlOperating under the Cathay Organisation, The Cathay Restaurant has a long historical legacy, reaching the height of its popularity in 1951 with its Chinese Zi Char, Cantonese, and Shanghainese dishes. Despite closing in the 70s, The Cathay Restaurant reopened in 2007, and has now come full circle, serving up solid, delicious, and authentic Chinese dishes in an elegant oriental setting.Ambience at The Cathay Restaurant exudes an elegant oriental sophistication. Colours of red, black, and white within the brightly lit, spacious 190-seater interior lend a sense of luxury and space. Traditional Chinese lanterns hang overhead, while aluminium-screened private function rooms feature Chinese movie posters in a nod to its cinema links. Portraits of 1960s Chinese movie actresses adorn the walls, while pillars bear Chinese motifs. Tables are suitably large for communal dining, and the modern cushioned chairs are comfortable.Service at The Cathay Restaurant is attentive, yet unobstrusive. Staff are quick to offer a change of plates after a few courses, and clearing is done efficiently. Topping up of tea is also performed proactively, without asking. I also like that staff are professional, and rather knowledgable, able to describe the ingredients in each dish with general terms. Food at The Cathay Restaurant features fine dining Chinese Zi Char, with a predominant Cantonese and Shanghainese style to dishes. We sampled the ala-carte dinner buffet, which features an extensive menu of 62 different items. Dishes are generally well executed with good wok hei (breath of the wok), well balanced and tasty, with good quality, fresh ingredients. Costing about SGD $50 per person, the ala-carte dinner buffet is good value for money. The only catch: It has to be communal dining, the minimum number of diners is 4 people.The Marinated Sea Whelk has a nice, pliant texture with a slight chew. But the best thing about this dish is the marinade, a spicy, slightly sour, Thai inspired chili sauce, which is a burst of bright citrus flavour and some heat.The signature Cathay Roasted Crispy Chicken was easily the best dish of the evening. The chicken meat is moist, succulent, fragrant, and tender, coming off the bone easily. But the best part is the crispy skin, with a good salty, savoury flavour that isn't overpowering. Dip it in the slightly spicy, sour dipping sauce for maximum enjoyment. So good we couldn't stop eating it! Definitely a must-try dish here!The visually pleasing Chilled Coconut Jelly is unique with its sweet coconut water syrup, scent of coconut, and coconut infused jelly. This modern dessert is both refreshing and palate cleansing, and the sprig of mint lends a burst of colour.Overall, The Cathay Restaurant maintains the same high standards they've always been known for. With efficient, polite service in an elegant setting, it's no surprise that The Cathay Restaurant has maintained such a long, and delicious, legacy. And with 2015 being the celebrations for SG50, The Cathay Restaurant is a perfect place to celebrate whilst embracing a slice of Singapore's history. continue reading
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Serving authentic Cantonese and Shanghaiese fare, Cathay now boosts an unstated elegance in its modernistic yet tastefully vintage Oriental settings, complete with black-and-white framed photos as well as olden days' Chinese songs playing softly in the background.We had the Marinated Sea Whelk, something unique and exotic. The mysterious sauce tasted akin to Thai sauce, and the texture was interesting. It was smooth and chewy, similiar to squid but a lot more tender. It was so delicious I could easily eat a few pieces at a go.It is not hard to see why everyone adored the Drunken Chicken Roll here. The chicken meat was ultra tender and juicy, infused generously with alcohol to give it the in-your-face good taste yet not overpowering the natural sweetness of the chicken.Now, time for the Fried Crayfish with Black Pepper - a combination of two of my favorite things. Bouncy, saccharine flesh that is complemented by the spiciness of black pepper, heightening the overall taste.The other palate pleaser would be the Cathay Roasted Crispy Chicken, crackling skin that flanked delicately soft flesh within it - yes, unbelievably tender meat that one never expects of a roast chicken dish. Flavor was adequate, especially when eaten with the crumbs of garlic (and something else indiscernible) that are sprinkled over the chicken.Time for desserts next. We began with the Crispy Chinese Pancake - it was not greasy at all, and the crusts were crispy, cracker-like in lieu of the softer, oily-er ones that we get conventionally. We were told the filling was lotus but we definitely detected hints of a tropical fruit that the lotus was concocted with. Nonetheless, the pancake was tasty and we were glad we ordered it despite everyone being full already.For full review and more photographs, please feel free to visit:http://thearcticstar.blogspot.sg/2015/01/media-invite-dinner-at-cathay-chinese.html continue reading
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Level1 2014-11-12
I went for lunch with colleagues, but was curious why we had to wait for a table when restaurant was not even half full. By the way trying not ordering drinks at your own risk. You actually had to order, even if it is just water (30 cents) or else they will stand beside you and ask repeatedly. When we order tea, they don't even come and check the pots for refill, we had to ask them for a refill every time.The food was average, I think the reviews are too kind, for the price I rather go imperial or Wah Lok (at least service is much better).Here you can observe, desserts came first and main came later (reason was because the food has already been cooked, staff said next time order the dessert last).Looks more like a Chinese fast food restaurant, they precooked many items, thus the quality is not good. They clear plates very fast, so as to accommodate the 'next group of people' even though restaurant is not full.Overall I did not enjoy, so so only. This is my last visit. continue reading
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Level4 2014-03-15
I have been invited to this restaurant to have a fine lunch feast from my business partner.  The restaurant is quite spacious and cooling and the decoration here modern and simple.  The restaurant manager and staffs are friendly and prompt in service.  Have tasted some of their signature dishes which these 3 dishese are my favourite.  Braised noodles are very fragrant not too salty.   Is not too soft and appetizing.  The steamed cod fish is very fresh and soft, lightly seasoned without any stingy smell.  Stir fry asparagus with spicy prawns taste yummy and as the asparagus is very crunchy and also not too hard.  Is full woth the prawns fragrant and chilli is spicy and appetizing.   continue reading
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Corn & Crab Meat Soup - $7Scallop & Crab Meat Soup - $8I wanted to order this melon soup in the menu, but it was only available for pre-orders =_=Well, that was NOT gonna deprived me of having soups! So we ended up ordering individual soups... ya lah, the price is meant for 1 bowl of soup for 1 pax. Kinda expensive since the bowl was not really big for sharing. The corn soup was much sweeter, while the latter was simple & light. Both were okay, and came with chunks of crab meats. But I guess, you may want to give the soups a pass, as they were just okay and the price seemed to be over-rated.Vegetable - $22I forgot to take the name of the dishes in the menu. But dun worry! You can find this picture in the menu if you are keen to try.It was a simple dish made up of simple ingredients such as xiao bai cai, fish maw & wolfberry. The sauce was in a weird yellowish orange colour, because it was carrot sauce, as told by the waiter. Very interesting indeed, and definitely a healtier choice!Fish Fillet - $28OooooO...This was my favourite dish in this meal! The fish was sweetened with red dates, which was indeed delightful. Same with the "hidden" mushrooms beneath the fish fillets. Not to forget, the fish fillets was very soft and melted easily in the mouth. Peking Duck (1/2) - $32My bf's favourite dish.. ya, we love to order peking duck - A must-order dish when we go to any chinese resturant. KekeIt was not too bad, at least it came with egg crepe skin. Then again, what you see in the picture was what we got for $32. Probably only 10 miserable slices...To read more and visit photo, visit http://fun-hideout.blogspot.sg/2010/06/cathay-resturant.html continue reading
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