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2508 El Camino Real, Carlsbad, CA 92008-1203
+1 760-720-6252
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Lebanon, Oregon
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57 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

Our last night in Southern California visiting from Oregon, we wanted something healthy and fresh to end our week of a bit too much indulgence while on vacation. Pick up Stick hit the spot with fast, helpful, and friendly service as well as deliciously fresh Asian inspired good. I got the terryiaki chicken with vegetables and husband got a beef... More 

Thank dc662015
Portland, OR
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70 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

Large menu. Lots of options for meat lovers and vegetarians. Tasty food, but it seemed like a lot of waste to serve food in to go containers and provide plates. We ended up with a lot of trash.

Thank maryntessa
San Diego, California
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117 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Went here because we are ew to the area, so we gave it a shot. We were not impressed with the amount o meat that comes with each plate. A lot of noodles or rice and veggies but a minimum amount of protein......Pei Wei is much better.

Thank Kimberly64
Salt Lake City, Utah
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113 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2015

At the end of a long long day, this hit the spot. They were fast and the food is great quality. This location was great to where we were staying and they were friendly.

1 Thank WeveSeenItAll
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2014

Set out on a last minute road trip from Ocean Springs, MS to Oceanside, CA to deliver to my son, my hero, my Marine, his young wife and dog. After 32 hours of driving, with less than an hours sleep, stopping for nothing but gas and food, we finally made it to San Diego. Decided it was time to stop... More 

Monterey, California
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2014

I love their house chicken and chow mein. Never had anything like either of those. A shame they don't have them in Northern California or Jacksonville

Thank Stephanie P
San Diego, CA
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20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2013

In the land of "stop by to get something on the way home" places to choose from, not only is the food pretty good overall, it's easy in, easy out, fun decor and always consistent. It's not a fancy restaurant to take the family out to, but service is good, food is fun, and overall very affordable. Not a lot... More 

Thank BradP_SanDiego
Carlsbad, California
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137 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2013

I stop in here every six months or so to see if the food has gotten better. It hasn't. I ordered the Kung Pao Chicken, it was decently spicy, but tasted burned. The noodles were tired and overcooked. Sometimes you get lucky and get wontons as they are cooked, sometimes they have been left to steam and are soggy. If... More 

Thank friskycelery
Carlsbad, California
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2013

This is a great place to get good to go Chinese food, I like the "house special" beef with vegetables, and you can ask for "well done" which means the sauce will be a little more caramelized(?) and delicious. We also ask for extra sauce as it is so good on the brown rice, which is actually good, too. The... More 

Thank nolook
San Marcos, California
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2013

Besides going to Panda Express, we usually end up at Pick Up Stix because of the price and the variety. Not expensive at all. If you want fast food and crave something asian, go here.

Thank guetman

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$10
Chinese, Fast food, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2508 El Camino Real, Carlsbad, CA 92008-1203
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Carlsbad
  • Phone Number: +1 760-720-6252

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