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P F Chang's

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5621 Paseo Del Norte, Carlsbad, CA 92008
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Another of our favorites

When visiting, we found this restaurant which we enjoy near home. It was as consistent as we have experienced before.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Grass Valley, CA
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Grass Valley, CA
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36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

When visiting, we found this restaurant which we enjoy near home. It was as consistent as we have experienced before.

Thank freshimage
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We only went here because someone had a gift card. My past visits have all been below average so I guess I shouldn't have expected much. My Asian Salmon looked like it had been cooked in the morning and left under the warming lights all day. Dry as jerky with absolutely no flavor. The waiter offered to make me another... More 

Thank Anne A
San Diego, California
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We LOVE PF Changs and go there every year for our anniversary. (46th this year) They have great service, a full bar and a great variety of dishes...

Thank Dave W
Oceanside, California
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35 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

PF Chang's markets itself as "fusion" but frankly I don't see much "fusion", I just see "Americanized generic Asian" (if you're feeling really generous I guess technically that qualifies). Very disappointed with my most recent visit (take-out); my son was dithering between the Korean BBQ ribs and the Mongolian beef. He eventually decided to go with the beef, thinking he'd... More 

Thank Bob F
San Diego, California
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33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped by for an early dinner & were quite surprised at the poor service that this restaurant. We have eaten here before but this time we were highly disappointed that the service was lacking? Also two tables away a family of four were using the dining floor as their own playground allowing the kids to run around throwing paper... More 

Thank noteatinghere
Carlsbad, California
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15 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

Food is tasty and excellent. Not really traditional Asian food but always good. Lettuce wraps and Sea Bass are outstanding. Wonderful happy hour menu and fun to sit at the bar. Easy access and parking.

Thank Lisa H
Toronto, Canada
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126 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

My review is bias. I enjoy traditional and authentic Chinese and Korean. I understand that PF Changs is an Asian fusion restaurant but I feel the flavours were butchered. With that said, I don't want to offend anyone that says that it is authentic flavours but as someone who has grown up on Asian flavours and has travelled to Hong... More 

Thank feedthetraveller
Singapore, Singapore
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65 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

I'm very sure the taste has changed over time. It loses the real taste of Chinese Asian food. It skewed towards the local taste bud. Well, for business perspective, it good for them but seriously, to me, it just another Chinese-mixed-local food. The basic fundamental of rice cooking has even gone wrong; the rice tastes terrible. Definitely, won't be my... More 

Thank just_eddie
encinitas, CA
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265 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

We never had a bad meal here and have been on occasions when we are super hungry and times when we just want a taste of this and that. We love the varied selection of small to large plates and the soups are incredible. They are always consistently fresh and delicious. They offer sushi as well as Chinese food. Big... More 

Thank Anna M
Las Cruces, New Mexico
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31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

Pretty typical PF Chang's...Good food, good service and nice atmosphere. if there was a downside it was the noise. Acoustics made it a bit difficult to hold a conversation.

Thank Silvertip1946

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5621 Paseo Del Norte, Carlsbad, CA 92008
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Carlsbad
  • Phone Number: 760-795-0595

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese, Asian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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