Cathay Pagoda

Former Location
488 East Main Street, Rochester, NY 14604
CLOSED as of February 2007

See Gone, but Not Forgotten.

Cathay Pagoda was a Chinese restaurant on East Main Street. It was one of the first Chinese restaurants in Rochester.


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2006-05-26 23:23:05   I like to refer to this place as "Sketchy Pagoda" due to its location and "food". I took out from here once—never again! There must be a reason it's been around since '68 though...right? —RachelBlumenthal

2007-01-28 14:47:54   The food is GREAT quality. The atmosphere leaves a lot to be desired. O-line ordering is available. is the only restaurant delivery company that offers delivery to every neighborhood within the inner city. That's impressive as the other ones only focus on the outskirts. Their delivery charge is only $3.50 with no minimum order requirement, another impressisive aspect. —TheDeliveryGuy

2014-08-09 21:13:07   I was taken to Cathay pagoda as a young teen and advised to order the suffering bastard... It was wonderful and the beef satay skewers I'll never forget... This was about 1987.

2017-06-23 13:27:15   In 1974 after my military discharge working at the old YMCA I spent many hours at the bar with Jack. He was a Chinese comedian bartender.Anyone remember him? —davetowns