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Capital Seafood - Diamond Jamboree
Capital Seafood - Diamond Jamboree

Capital Seafood - Diamond Jamboree Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.capital-seafood.com/irvine/
  • Phone: (949) 252-8188
  • Hours of Operation: Dim Sum Served: Monday - Friday: 10:30am - 3:00pm, Saturday & Sunday and Holidays: 9:00am - 3:00pm.
    Regular Menu Served: Daily: 10:30am - 10:00pm.
  • Payment Options: MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Chinese, Dim Sum
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Inquire about our off-site catering menu packages. Free delivery available.
  • Private Party Facilities: We specialize in accommodating large events and parties. Banquet menus are available for any occasion.
  • Private Party Contact: James Tea (949) 252-8188

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Jamboree and Alton
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Self-parking located at the front of the restaurant or in the public parking structure behind H-Mart.
A word from Capital Seafood - Diamond Jamboree
Welcome to Capital Seafood Restaurant, located in Irvine's Diamond Jamboree center. With an East meets West theme Capital Seafood offers an affordable dining experience. Step inside this culinary journey through Asia. Dim Sum is usually known in Cantonese as going to "drink tea" (yum cha) and is served daily for lunch. With over 100 different dim sum selections to choose from, our Chefs strive to make the freshest dim sum. Other favorites on the menu include roasted Peking Duck, Honey Walnut Shrimps and House Special Lobster. Live Alaskan King Crabs, Maine lobsters, Dungeness crabs and Spot prawns are for your picking in our 200 gallon tanks. This award winning restaurant offers an authentic and unique Chinese dining experience.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Consistently one of the best Chinese restaurants in Orange County. Great flavors. Quick and fast service. Best to make reservations so you don't have to wait. Parking is a nightmare, I wish there was valet; so make sure you account for time to park."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "After recently returning from a trip to hong kong, we were craving Chinese food. The food was all very good, and we enjoyed ourselves. We will return. I've had great dim sum at this restaurant before..."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Waiters or waitress, they are so slow to serve. We wait over 10 min to order. Never coming back for refill drink."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "We ordered the salted fish fried rice with crab but when it came out they forgot to put in the crab. So instead of apologizing and bringing it back into the kitchen to add in the crab, they just took out a bowl of crab meat and dumped it onto the plate and walked away. They didn't even bother to try to mix it up for us. We were all shocked and speechless. I normally expect good food but bad service at a Chinese restaurant but this had got to be the worse experience for us."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "We went to take advantage of the $12 Peking duck special. For the price, I guess you could say it was good. Would I go back? Probably not. Service is spotty. Don't ask crabby Asian lady for a cup of water though! If dagger eyes could kill! Apparently, she ONLY delivers food to tables, and rather unhappily i might add. The male waiters were better...if you could get their attention."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "Dim sum carts did not come around quickly; tables too tight near each other; waiters ALL had a harried look. Food was often cold. Price points high. Bathroom unkempt and did not have any receptacle for used paper towels. (and needless to say, parking was extremely difficult). We were served in a timely manner, however."
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "Which is important. I hate it when I go somewhere and having it be hit or miss. Capital Seafood has been our go to place when hungry and know what to expect."
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "Easy to make reservation through Open Table, get confirmation. Table was not ready at scheduled time, have to wait for 15 minutes. Still better than just walk in without reservation. Food is good, 12 people for dim sum and some dishes for $250 is all right, everyone was satisfied. Dim sum small plates are better than the noodles and vegetable orders with small portions compared to the price. Service was fair with 1 waiter serving many tables, have to ask many times for 1 thing with slow responses. The receptionists and cashiers are cheerful and more helpful than the waiters. But over all above average experiences, will recommend people to go only with reservations."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "This place is one of our very favorites. Fresh food, excellent chefs and a "real" food options that are not Americanized like Congee soup (a must!). My favorite menu item is Shrimp Chow Fun, Fish Congee Soup and lots of tea. Dim Sum here at lunch is a must. Reasonable prices"
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Open Table reservations is great!!! The restaurant however squeezed 11 people on one round table at a corner. As you can image it was so tight, you can hardly move."
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "We thought we were safe going at 2:00 pm (dim sum is served until 3:00 pm), but there were many dishes that they were out of. We will go earlier next time. The pork bao was truly exceptional--heavenly char siu with the lightest, fluffiest stuff wrapped around it. The shrimp won ton were also memorable with the crunchiest skins and very flavorful centers. Every dish we had was very, very good. The service was excellent too. It was handy having the takeout shop next door so we could get some of our favorites to go."
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "We are always happy when we come here on the weekend for dim sum! We try to try a new item each time because we can get stuck in our favorites and we always seem to find something new to love! So glad we found capital seafood!"
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "The service was inferior and the food all tasted alike, not really good may I add. The crispy noodles are more aptly described as soggy noodles.The jasmine rice was not enjoyable at all. Since when do restaurants charge $2.00 per person for rice, even if you are not eating rice? A serving bowl of rice cost $20. Are you serious! My $250.00 could have been better spent somewhere else. A huge disappointment! If you are looking for really good food I suggest you look somewhere else."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "We have been to the Capital Seafood at the Irvine Spectrum, so we were delighted to find the one at Diamond Jamboree. The Diamond Jamboree location is just as good as it's sister restaurant and easier to get a table. Happy day."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "We had a reservation on a Wed. Evening & we had to wait 10 minutes for our table. We went for the Peking duck special. The duck was not as flavorful as it used to be. You have to pay for rice. The brown rice was hard. There are better Chinese restaurants in Irvine & they don't charge for rice!"
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "Decent Chinese food. Being able to make reservations and notify everyone was convenient."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "I love all food there, and table was clean. I will recomend to my family and friends."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "We love going here, especially for group lunches. Dim Sum is the perfect way to try new and varied food items. The circluar tables makes it easy to still hold conversations with everyone, even when the group is large. No problem handling parties of 6,8,or 10. Make a reservation at lunch time this resturant gets packed."
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "We were looking for a good Chinese Restaurant for a dinner with out of town friends and family. The round table with lazy susan was great for our party of 7. Everyone ordered their favorite dish and we all shared. The Filet of Beet with pepper sauce was excellent as were all of the dishes. Service was very good and the food arrived quickly after we ordered. I recommend this restaurant for its food and it is very good for a group of 7-10 as the round table allows you to talk with everyone. We will definitely go back again."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "We had 9 adults and teenagers, and enjoyed the family style. The Saketinis were fabulous. We were hoping for the dim sum carts, but they are only for lunchtime. Still, good food and experience."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "Very grateful they took our reservation on a holiday and seated us right away! Fun za restaurant, thanks."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "We celebrated early Lunar New Year at Capital Seafood. Had the Peking Duck @ half price; a bit greasy, but great deal! We also had the clay pot tofu w/ veggies. Wasn't a clay pot and didn't like the drenched tofu. Amazed that the food wasn't too salty. Liked the free bean dessert. Good overall. The servers work very hard."
    Dined on 1/29/2014
  • "They need to fix their reservation schedule. I have a reservation at 7:00 and doesn't have a table for us until 8:00. bad reservation."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "The Peking duck and char siew came quick, but we waited for for another 30 minutes for our next 2 dishes. The slushie and boba drink list is extensive and very reasonable in price. The food was tasty except the for shrimp paste eggplant which was lukewarm. Could be sitting for a while before being brought to our table."
    Dined on 1/12/2014
  • "The dim sum dishes were all good and served hot at our table which is not common at other places."
    Dined on 1/1/2014
  • "Has most of the Asian favorites like har gow and siu mai and a few fusion items like a green spinach har gow like skin with mushrooms, baby corn, bamboo shoots, and a few other ingredients. Not bad for Irvine. Would still recommend it. Great for non-Asians too. Please keep in mind that this is Irvine so the prices will reflect this. Service was outstanding! Felt we were well taken care of. Thank you to the staff!"
    Dined on 12/5/2013
  • "We used to love coming to this restaurant but no more. Indifferent waiter. Lukewarm food. Dinner portion lunch size. Don't get me started on the parking in that crazy lot. Go to the restaurant in the Spectrum."
    Dined on 11/30/2013
  • "Watch out that the waiter would try to up-sell you or bring you the more expensive dish. Be very specific which fish dish you'd like and check your receipt for errors."
    Dined on 11/11/2013
  • "This restaurant serves great dim sum and delicious desert. The restaurant is clean, beautiful, spacious, and affordable. I think it's the best in town for dim sum and Peking duck. I go there frequently with my friends, co-workers, and family."
    Dined on 10/13/2013
  • "Took our family to dinner, everyone loved the food and service. Will be back soon. Only downside is the traffic in the parking lot and the difficulty locating parking."
    Dined on 10/12/2013
  • "Good dimsum in the neighborhood. Nice big open restaurant with lots of large tables, but they also have tables for two near the bar. Ample parking everywhere, but you may have to circle around the to back where there is a parking structure when its super busy on weekends. Good food. Decent price. Would definitely come back."
    Dined on 10/12/2013
  • "I've gone to this restaurant three times-- each time with a large group. The first two times were great. The first time we all ordered off the menu and shared a ton of items. The second time, we decided to do a pre-fixed menu-- that was a great meal-- lots of variety, plenty of food. So this time we decided to do a pre-fix menu again. What a disappointment! We picked the same one we had picked a year ago and I have to say that both the quality and quantity of the food has really gone down. Our meat was (throughout) dry and some of it bordering on tasteless and rubbery. What a disappointment."
    Dined on 10/8/2013
  • "I had the lobsters house special but it was a great disappointment because the seasoning was too salty. The clam was extremely small for such a restaurant. Service wasn't as compassionate as I have hope it to be. And the order in which the food was brought out was not in the right arrangement. The fried fish I order was suppose to be eaten with my fried rice but it ended up coming out last. By then my fish was already cold. All in all I didn't enjoy my dining experience."
    Dined on 9/21/2013
  • "We were there few times and we will come again. The food is the best!!!! The service is superb and always friendly. We always make reservation ahead of time so we never wait. Parking was a bit of a problem."
    Dined on 9/20/2013
  • "We came here to celerbarte birthda... The food was too salty on on the dishes we ordered. The Peking Duck, served with bun was "deep fried", not roasted. Peking duck should be oven roasted, not deep fried. Only suggest coming here for Dimsum or lunch special...not for dinner"
    Dined on 9/13/2013
  • "Love the seafood here, prepared in the mostly traditional style. Fresh seafood for a family friendly price. We were a group of 12 celebrating a birthday and thoroughly enjoyed the lobster, thai basil clams, and peking duck!"
    Dined on 9/7/2013
  • "good variety of dishes and well prepared. servers are attentive."
    Dined on 8/14/2013
  • "The food at capital seafood is always fantastic . I ordered for our group of twelve and told the waiter that we want our appetizers served first, then soup and we could wait for ordering the rest of our meal. Well, he took the first order in then came back to take the rest of our order. The soup came first ; fine. Then the main dishes started coming with the rice almost last, then as most of the group was full the appetizers came; not good Then after we were done it was a good twenty minutes before we got my bill! Michael ,San Marcos , Texas"
    Dined on 8/12/2013
  • "The food was excellent. The portions were large. The menu was comprehensive and the prices reasonable. Most all tables were occupied with 4 to 10 friends and family. The food was served hot and flavorful. The major downside was the total lack of parking. Our guest gave up trying to park after 45 min circling the parking lot. The parking lot was total gridlock with people trying to even get into an isle. There are many resturants in the shipping center along with a popular Asian grocery store. Even the staff said they had trouble finding parking prior to the dinner rush. This shopping center should be avoided as the pleasure of the food is not worth the pain and frustration of trying to park."
    Dined on 7/25/2013
  • "I made a reservation, but had to wait to open the table with no-reservation other customers. This is not really I was expected when I made this reservation."
    Dined on 7/21/2013