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2820 Roosevelt St, Carlsbad, CA 92008-1619
+1 760-729-0348
11:30 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Carlsbad, California
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55 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

OK, we stopped going here a while back. The staff is very unfriendly and not interested in hearing what customers say. The food is bland, no creativity and no authenticity . Go to panda express.

Thank gloriaas19492468
San Diego, California
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260 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2017

We were going to a play at the New Village Arts Theatre in Carlsbad and wanted to dine beforehand. There are a lot of Italian and Mexican eateries on State Street as well as noisy sports bars, but we wanted a different cuisine in a quiet place. We walked one block east and spotted Overseas and are glad we found... More 

Thank lindymiles
Raytown, MO
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Great food! Great Service! Waitress remembered me from the previous year! She remember my order which is always the same Kung Pao Shrimp and Hot and Sour Soup. Both were prepared to perfection and were delicious!

Thank HelmetHead
Carlsbad, California
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

Looking for a place to meet for lunch, I suggested Overseas Chinese Restaurant because she has been wanting Egg Fo Young and not any Chinese restaurants prepare it anymore. I think it must be a dish like Chop Suey (not authentic Chinese). It was really good. I had Kung Pou Chicken and hot/sour soup and she had the egg Fo... More 

Thank leucadialady2015
Stockton, CA
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85 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2017

Many years ago, when I lived in Oregon, I worked at a Chinese restaurant. I fell in love with some dishes when in Hong Kong in the 1970's and I've had Chinese food many places in the world. But different parts of the world just fix Chinese food differently but always good. A friend and I have been going to... More 

Thank evenyl
St. Thomas
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225 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 644 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2017

Val & I haven't had Chinese since leaving NY some five weeks ago and decided to give Overseas a try based on the write ups here and closeness to our hotel. The food was ok and the service by Peggy was excellent.

1 Thank Sapphire-Ed
Carlsbad, California
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Overseas is our go-to Chinese favorite in Carlsbad. Great food, the staff know us. Last time the chef made us crispy fried whole fish that wasn't even on the menu! Love their minced squab, mu-shu pork, sizzling shrimp, lo mein. Great stuff, I could eat it every day.

1 Thank garykob
Los Angeles, California
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

These days it's difficult to find a Chinese restaurant, albeit one with good food near me. I judge a restaurant by the quality of their sauces and this one is great. The second is how good my favorite, egg foo young, tastes. I ordered sweet and sour pork, which was too heavily breaded but the sauce was fabulous and the... More 

1 Thank Trish J
San Deigo
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2016

Don't know why this restaurant is not more crowded? Food is very good with large portions. Prices are reasonable. Plus you get the retro Chinese Restaurant feel

1 Thank Jeff R
Kapolei, Hawaii
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67 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2016

Don't let our "good" rating dissuade you -- we're from San Francisco and let's just say that we've got spoiled Chinese food palates. Overseas is in a convenient location and has a large menu, so if you're with a group its a great choice because everyone should be able to find something they like. We did take-out, but there is... More 

1 Thank happyretiree1968

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2820 Roosevelt St, Carlsbad, CA 92008-1619
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Carlsbad
  • Phone Number: +1 760-729-0348

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?