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Pick Up Stix

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26696 Portola Pkwy, Ste A, Lake Forest, CA 92610-1765
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Takeout

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just ok

Its fast food Chinese done mass market. Nothing unique or authentic here...just fast.

3 of 5 starsReviewed January 26, 2012
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
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English first
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50 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

This is a nice Chinese type restaurant. The food is good. The prices are reasonable. I think the portions are a bit small, but aside from that, I would recommend this place

Thank Bill M
Foothill Ranch, California
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

When they first opened - they brought in the "A" team to get them going. Food was great. Service was quick. Now? Neither has anything to say for them. Slow and the food is pedestrian.

Thank Attafox
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Tried this Pick Up Stix and was very disappointed. The food took forever and was very greasy. The meat was not even average quality and I pushed most of it aside. I don't remember my experience at other locations being this gross but I'm sure different locations have different standards. Also very small and claustrophobic feeling. Had to open the... More 

Orange, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Pick up stix is well.... Pick up stix. It is reliable to always taste exactly the same, no matter which location you visit. This particular store has VERY LITTLE seating, but also has some tables outside. They are friendly and courteous.

Thank FunintheOCsun
Lake Forest, California
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70 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

I've never been a fan of Pick up Stix. I haven't had a bad experience with the service-just the food. Their food is always very salty and expensive for what you get. Even when our work had Pick up stix catered (free food!), I ate something else. Go somewhere else for Chinese food.

Thank OCTraveler23
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

I've been going to Pick Up Stix for a while now and it's become my favorite go-to restaurant for excellent and quick Chinese take-out. The ingredients taste of better quality and the preparation is great. I've never had a bad experience here and will continue to return.

Thank Valkyrie_Kate
Dallas, TX
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90 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2012

The food was fast, but still good. There was outside seating as well as inside. The restaurant was clean and the wait staff was very nice.

Thank Jvmac
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
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74 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2012

Its fast food Chinese done mass market. Nothing unique or authentic here...just fast.

Thank RSMGuy
Coto de Caza, California
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75 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2012

My favorite lunch special is the House Chicken, salad and brown rice. Quality food at affordable prices.

Thank Dean F
Taipei, Taiwan
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2011

I ate so many Chinese/Taiwanese food. This is just where american chinese food sells. There is no difference than Panda Express. Over salted/sweetened for Chinese food and not authentic Chinese food. Maybe recommended for American, but not recommended for any Chinese/Taiwanese and other asians that wants to get a taste of hometown.

Thank ypwalter

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 26696 Portola Pkwy, Ste A, Lake Forest, CA 92610-1765
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Lake Forest
  • Phone Number: 949-452-0282

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese


Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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