Capital Seafood - Diamond Jamboree
Capital Seafood - Diamond Jamboree

Capital Seafood - Diamond Jamboree

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.capital-seafood.com/irvine/
  • Phone: 9492528188
  • 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: Dim Sum, Chinese
  • 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 9492528188

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.
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Capital Seafood - Diamond Jamboree reviews from OpenTable diners
31 reviews since May 21, 2014
Overall Rating3.7
  • Food4
    Service3.5
  • Ambiance3.5
    Noise LevelModerate
77% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (18)great for brunch (10)kid-friendly (9)neighborhood gem (8)great for lunch (8)fit for foodies (6)special occasion (5)hot spot (3)Show More
  • Always a pleasure
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Never a bad dish here. A favorite of ours in the Orange County area
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Efficient service
    CdMcyclist
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We rode our bikes from Corona del Mar along the San Diego Creek Trail. The restaurant is convenient to the trail. We went early because I had heard of the Saturday night crowds. Bicycle parking means locking up at a sign pole, some bike racks would relieve the parking challenge. I ordered a delicious lychee vodka martini. Food arrived in only a few minutes and we were finished, out the door — the experience was a little too efficient. We rode home the same way, facing the setting sun.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • No dumplings!
    doublewidegirl
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We go to Capitol Seafood often and were surprised when we went recently for my son's going away dinner to find out that it was 6:00pm and they did not have any juicy dumplings. Those dumplings are delicious and are our favorite thing on the menu at Capitol Seafood. We thought the waiter was teasing us when we asked for 4 orders of dumplings and he said they were all out of them. If we ever go back, I will definitely call ahead to see if they have dumplings for the evening.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not Impressed!
    Godivati
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    We had a reservation for 8:15 and arrived promptly on time. The hostess Told us she had one table right by the toilets available. I then told her that we had a reservation. She told us that meant nothing to the establishment the tables sitting are on a first come first serve basis. Why did we bother to make a reservation??? We were seated 20 minutes later and once the waiter took our order they did not bother to return and ask us if we needed anything else! Till they needed us to pay. The food was bland and nothing special there are quite a number if restaurants in the strip mall so don't get stuck here! Never again. Ambience blah!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    been to this restaurant for dim sum on sunday mornings for the 3rd time this year, flawless perfect so far, from the people to the food thank you
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Capital seafood: Yum
    Xsplayer
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tasty neighborhood treat
    Sullivans
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    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...
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bad service
    Janice
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Waiters or waitress, they are so slow to serve. We wait over 10 min to order. Never coming back for refill drink.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Decent food but bad service
    BooHoo
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    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.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Meh.
    FoodieatHeartVIP
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    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.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • food was fair
    DASfoodie
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    had high expectations but food fell flat. no flexibility in eliminating food from dishes (like onion allergy!).
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dumsumhound
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistent food!
    dragonrabbitVIP
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Capital Seafood - Diamond Jamboree
    Ginsiinmei4all
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    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.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fresh Traditional
    OurfavoriteSoCalspot
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 16 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 21, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4
    • Service3.9
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 118 reviews are from the Capital Seafood - Diamond Jamboree reviews archive.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Special Dim Sum place
    lovefishanddimsum
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • mmmmm dim sum
    adjsfoodie
    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!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    This place consistently serves very good quality authentic Chinese food. My family and I have eaten here many times since they have opened their doors. Their seafood dishes are always fresh, this time we had sauteed scallops with vegetables and the scallops were large, sweet and tender.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Capital Seafood
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Capital Seafood - a good find
    CarlosVIP
    Dined on 3/23/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not the best Chinese food
    Foodie
    Dined on 3/19/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Chinese food for large group
    momlet
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    Decent Chinese food. Being able to make reservations and notify everyone was convenient.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very delicious & Good Service
    Sansan
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    I love all food there, and table was clean. I will recomend to my family and friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Try a bit of everything
    Lunch
    Dined on 2/26/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice Evening with Family & Friends
    dave
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fun group dinner
    Nette
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very grateful they took our
    Sven
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    Very grateful they took our reservation on a holiday and seated us right away! Fun za restaurant, thanks.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Peking Duck a Good Value!
    TechnoGality
    Dined on 1/29/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • They need to fix their reservation
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    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.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The Peking duck and char siew
    Eunice2888
    Dined on 1/12/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The dim sum dishes were all
    Nana
    Dined on 1/1/2014
    The dim sum dishes were all good and served hot at our table which is not common at other places.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • American Chinese Fusion
    LuvGoodFood
    Dined on 12/5/2013
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • skip this one
    JemonfuVIP
    Dined on 11/30/2013
    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.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Watch out that the waiter
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 11/11/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Great Dim Sum Place
    Love2EAT
    Dined on 10/13/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Capital review
    Foodie58
    Dined on 10/12/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yummy DimSum
    ernestoVIP
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not as good as last time...
    Nutrigirl
    Dined on 10/8/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not happy diner
    Luvgoodeating
    Dined on 9/21/2013
    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.
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall