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Overseas Restaurant

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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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Raytown, MO
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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78 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 640 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 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
4 of 5 bubbles 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
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 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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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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66 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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
Marana, Arizona
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220 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016

After searching for a Chinese restaurant in the Carlsbad, CA area, we finally came across Overseas Restaurant. My wife and I had delicious meals with very good service from Tony and Peggy. They were both very pleasant and Peggy put up with all my questions about how long they have been at this location (28 years) and many questions about... More 

1 Thank l1106410
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

They are so sweet and accomodating! The family dinners are a great deal and TONS of food!! Crispy beef is a favorite, no questions why!!!

1 Thank Darilyn D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
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?