quantity and quality. took employee's family out. still affordable and we were only able to eat half the food. seven people and less than 200$. the food was great but i think i will order differently next time. the family next to us had it down. order one dish, if you finish it order another etc etc. the shrimp was like nothing i've seen before ... they were huge. highly recommend the honey walnut shrimp, the appetizer pork with pickled veggies.
the waiters were very friendly and when i wanted a noodle dish and fish, he said, order the special fish and i'll put it over noodles. It was awesome!!
great atmosphere, great service, great food.
5/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good dim sum in the OC
Probably the best dim sum you can get in OC. Still not as good the restaurants in Rowland Heights or Monterey Park.
5/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great for Dim Sum
Good quality, good variety, good service. The staff that brings the dim sum in the carts seems a little more cheerful than many older dum sum restaurants. Staff is very attentive. And even though it's in Irvine Spectrum the prices are reasonable.
5/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
We were so impressed with the service. I believe that five or six waiters took care of us. The manager ever came by the tables. Food was so good. We will definitely be back.
5/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Capital Seafood brunch
Everything was very good.... have been to this location a few times and also the one off Jamboree.... server was very attentive, helpful and food was very good!
5/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
First time eating at Capital. The staff was very pleasant, friendly, and prompt service. The food was absolutely incredible, very fresh, great flavors, and a very large menu. My husband and I are excited to find this new spot. We will continue to dine here! I highly suggest that you try this fabulous restaurant .... you will not be disappointed.
5/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Authentic Asian Cuisine
My husband and I enjoy dining at Capitol the service is good and the food is not to Americanized for those looking to enjoy a more authentic meal. The one dish we order every time is the Honey walnut Shrimp. if you like shrimp you wont be disappointed.
5/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
We came to Capital Seafood
We came to Capital Seafood to celebrate a friend's birthday. We had a group of 5 and service was friendly and attentive. Food was delicious. I highly recommend the filet cubes - melt in your mouth deliciousness!! The chef's special fried rice was great too with shrimp, egg, scallop and seaweed. The floating dragon dumpling was my favorite though, hands down. So juicy and yummy! The lychee martini was good, but I've had better in Hawaii. Overall, I would definitely come back.
5/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our waiter Ben was excellent.
Our waiter Ben was excellent. The Manager on duty was courteous, helpful on the dining room floor.Everyone including the hostess was great. This is an A++ restaurant.
5/31/2013 4:00:00 PM
The hostesses, waiters and Managers are excellent!
6/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Been there twice and both
Been there twice and both times; service has been incredible and food was great! It is extremely crowded make sure you have reservations!
6/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great birthday dinner
We celebrated my dad's bday there and it was wonderful. Good food, great service! Will definitely come back again.
6/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Service and food
Couldn't ask for a better service and food was exceptional. Thank you
6/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very good dim sum
Mainly had dim sum . One of our dishes was too cold, but the manager was great and replaced it immediately. Reservations are a must since it can get really busy.
6/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great New Place
great food and service. Definitely will try again.
6/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Peking duck need I say more
We enjoyed our Peking duck and the filet of beef cubes. We can't wait to go back. The service was excellent. Our soup was luke warm and they took it away and brought out nice hot soup. I did wish they asked us if we wanted dessert because they had something online that sounded great instead they brought this warm red bean dessert that was good but not what I wanted.
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
We come here often for authentic
We come here often for authentic Chinese food, especially Cantonese style. Seafood is always fresh. We always like the watermelon and hot tapioca or red bean dessert.
6/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dim sum and then some!
Living in Irvine and having all the world of foods in your hands! Capitol has great dim sum and Chinese flavors that you want!
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Till next time
Great food, staff and service.
Our server Alan, really took care of us.
We asked for an item not on the menu and he asked the chef if they could make it...of course was the answer!
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
always great food and excellent
always great food and excellent service! thank you!
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good option for Dim sum
Capital is know for its dim sum offerings in carts. However, during this visit the carts were going around sporadically. They were not circulating that often and when some of them were out at the same time it was with the same dim sum options.
Service was ok, a little slow although when the waiter approached us he would help us right away, but then disappear for a while. I am sure they were under staff.
Ambience was very good. Busy as you would expect for dim sum on Sundays (right after everyone comes out of church). A good thing is that we made the reservation through Open Table, otherwise the wait could have been somewhat longer.
7/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great first-time experience
I've been to Capital Seafood many times before but whenever we had a large group, we had to wait depending on how crowded it was due to weekend/holiday. This was the first time I used Open Table for this restaurant and dining experience was that much better (especially with 6 kids under age 5 in our party). There was virtually no wait and Capital Seafood is generally attentive with exceptional service and delicious offerings!
7/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great place for group lunch
I like to go here with my new hires to give them a chance to meet others at work. It's a fun place for them to try new foods and meet new teammates.
7/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great dim sum. Walnut shrimp
Great dim sum. Walnut shrimp is the bomb. Very noisy but worth suffering through for the food. Good but not great service as our server was kept busy by other tables.
8/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great place to dine!
This was our first time at Capital, but it won't be our last. We've already been on the Capital website to locate one closer to home as this visit was on a weekend getaway. We ended up dining solely on a mix of various appetizers and there wasn't a disappointment among them. We also had great personalized service. Our receipt says our server was Jerry which neither my wife not I recall for sure...but he was excellent in every way
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Better than the other
We always go to Capital Seafood in Diamond Jamboree in Irvine. It is always rushed and overcrowded. Granted we went to the new Capital Seafood in the Irvine Spectrum at 5:30 on a Saturday night, which might explain why it was less hectic and rushed. We really enjoyed the experience. The service was wonderful. Our server Alan couldn't do enough for us and was so attentive to our grandchildren, 5, 3, and 1. No one made us feel rushed. The food came out quickly and was delicious. And even when we left, at about 7, there still wasn't that frenetic feel you get at the other location. We will definitely go back. The only disappointment was the won ton soup which wasn't as good as usual.
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Superb Dim Sim
Verh highest quality.......Best Dim Sim south of Rosemead.....that's right, the only other restaurant in Southern California that can compare is in an obscure location. Terrific assortment, excelent service, family and group friendly.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food is enjoyable
We took my parents and they loved it! The Peking duck was fantastic as usual and what the rest of the entree. Filet cubed beef and sweet and sour shrimp. Can't wait to go back.
8/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
We Love this place! the Filet TDF flavor tender med rare perfection.
Green Beans, Walnut Shrimp, Duck,and the Red Bean/corn soup the give you at the end of your meal is all full of flavor the service is attentive we always ask for Alan. You will love whatever you order and the price is very reasonable for the Quality !
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Everything was fine except
Everything was fine except I wish our waiter asked if we had finished before he took away the plates...
9/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dim Sum It Is!
We frequent here often for dim sum and even had my family reunion. The service is always on par and the food is delicious.
9/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
LOVE LOVE LOVE
When in Orange County, make sure to dine at Capital Seafood. The food is great. Make sure to have dim sum of course, but don't miss the House Special Shrimp, garlic green beans, and eggplant dishes. This location is better for parking than the other in Irvine, but both places shine for food and service. We make a point to go as often as possible and introduce the restaurant to our friends when possible.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Took my friend here for dim sum. It was his first time ever and he loved it. Everything was delicious and service was good.
9/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
We like Dim Sum
That's why we go here. For us its a Sunday family event. Food is great, comes out fast, I get full so quickly. Its reasonably priced and very noisy. The location, on the edge of the Irvine Spectrum is cool too, we walk around after Dim Sum, to settle the digestion. Make reservations for Sunday.
9/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Dim Sum Lunch
We always meet at Capital for special lunch occasions. We love it.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Asian Dining at its Best
I have been here several times and the food is amazing every time. I would suggest to go several times and order something different every visit. Two words for you "King Crab"! The ambiance is elegant/modern/Asian. The service is very attentive but not intrusive. Your food comes out fast and not in any type of sequence which was odd at first but only for a second as I delved into the delicious plates one by one. This is a staple for us for when we want good Asian cuisine. Plate prices are comparable to P.F. Changs but 1000 times more authentic!!! Bye Bye P.F.C.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
This place is a hidden gem. By far the BEST Chinese food I've had. You know a Chinese place is good when there are more Chinese people eating there then anyone else. The house special lobster may be pricey, but is AMAZING!!!! Great for groups or any special occasion.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Sweet Sweet and Sour
Best Sweet and Sour Chicken I have had in many years. On top of that, superb service. I had ordered the same dish three weeks earlier and enjoyed it so much I did a repeat tonight. As i was finishing one of the managers came to my table and asked if i had enjoyed my meal. I told him how much I had enjoyed it and he said "You must have since you ordered the same dish again tonight."
He thanked me for visiting, not seeing my jaw on the floor that he had remembered not only me, but the dish that I had ordered. I have had this kind of service in Europe, but this is a rare treat in the US. Go for the food, be bowled over by the service.
10/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Amazing Chinese at its best
Don't be fooled by the name... It's not just a seafood place. Some of our favorite dishes are available. The very best from Hong Kong comes to your table. The waiters are helpful and attentive, and the managers are always checking up on the tables. The seafood is alive right up to the moment of preparation. Always fresh. Truly the finest Chinese seafood available in the states. Just plain awesome.
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
We love coming here with a
We love coming here with a large group from work so we can try a little of everything!
10/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Large assortment of Dim Sum
Large assortment of Dim Sum to choose from and the carts came by all the time. The thick rice soup was outstanding with hints of ginger. I could have just eaten that for lunch and been happy.
10/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
An all around great experience! Food top notch, knowledgable staff on both food and drinks. Modern twist on decor! A must for foodies to try! They are able to custom your order. No problem.
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
My husband and I had a delightful dinner at Spectrum location Friday night. Very good food and exceptional service. Server was super friendly and took the time to explain menu items in detail. Manager came over to see if things were to our liking. I will definitely frequent this restaurant. Very good Chinese food and priced fairly.
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
My two sisters flew in from the midwest to Vacation with me in California. They had never heard of dim sum, so I took them to Capital Seafood in the Irvine Spectrum for a "Food experience". I have been to Dim Sum up in LA, but never at this restuarant. I found it clean, the staff were very attentive and prompt and helpful to explain things. We had a lot of fun, tried a lot of new things and I give it an A+. I would definitely go here again. Parking is abundant, but you have to know where to go, so you don't end up walking forever to find the restuarant. Food was excellent. and very happy with the price. thank you for a wonderful experience!!
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
We come here for Weekend Dim Sum. And while it's ~25% more expensive than other traditional Chinese Dim Sum places, the service and good quality definitely make the price difference justified. This time Thomas was our server server. It was extremely busy and we could tell he was overwhelmed, but he still came by and appoligized when it only took him 2 minutes to notice we needed another pot of tea. Everybody works and everybody is happy. You just feel good about eating here!
PS There was a 1 1/2 hour wait when we came, so an Open Table reservation is a must to avoid a long wait.
11/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
This was a great place for a social meeting with clients. A bit different from the typical restaurant for a lunch gathering. Very quick and attentive service. However, when sitting at the table, the severs were very aggressive in serving the table food. We did not get a chance to look at a menu or ask any questions. Food was sorta pushed on to us.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Dim Sum in the city
I enjoy visiting Capital Seafood with friends for their Dim Sum. Location is very convenient and the food is good!
11/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
it was a great experience, thank you all for your wonderful service and delicious food.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Both the food and the service were just wonderful!
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Wonderful Birthday Celebration
We celebrated a birthday here and really had a good time. The waiter was delightful.
Everything we ordered was so delicious from the many dishes of dim sum to the main dish of honey walnut shrimp (a fabulous
dish). Love to come here.
12/2/2013 4:00:00 PM