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Sat, 2/24
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Capital Seafood - Diamond Jamboree

175 reviews
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$30 and under
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  • Good for Groups
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Great for Lunch
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Chinese, Dim Sum
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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.
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Phone number
(949) 252-8188
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Payment options
MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Private party facilities
We specialize in accommodating large events and parties. Banquet menus are available for any occasion.
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Private party contact
James Tea: (949) 252-8188
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Inquire about our off-site catering menu packages. Free delivery available.
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Cross street
Jamboree and Alton
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Parking details
Self-parking located at the front of the restaurant or in the public parking structure behind H-Mart.
Bar Dining, Beer, Corkage Fee, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 175 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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3.8  based on all time ratings
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79% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Orange County)
4.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

Good and reasonably priced Chinese food. Service is adequate, relatively broad menu choices.

vipOpenTable Diner (San Diego)
1.0  Dined on January 21, 2018

They locked the door and we couldn’t get in even though they accepted the reservation! Not impressed.

vipEclecticfoody (San Diego)
1.0  Dined on January 8, 2018

Was so looking forward to dining here, but a huge disappointment. The rest room had a stench and untidy, an immediate turn off. The food didn’t look fresh and had no taste. We lost our appetite and refused the doggy bag.
A tiny bug crawling all over the table. And, to make it worse, there was a strong smell of some cleaner like Pinesol from under the table, along the walls. The whole area had an old unclean smell.
Overall, it was a disgusting experience. A pity, the restaurant has a great location and well designed. Previously, we had enjoyed the other Capitol at the Irvine spectrum so much, thought we’d give this a shot. Never again.

vipOpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
1.0  Dined on December 25, 2017

Christmas Day dinner. Restaurant was understaffed, food was cold, soup served during middle of meal. Would not return. Service was terrible.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on December 23, 2017

This is my favor dimsum place in the area. Dinner is hit or miss...but come here for the ambiance and service. Have a family dinner here. Everyone loves the seafood tofu soup and walnut shrimp. But BBQ pork is way too lean and mix veggies looks...Idk, looks like covered by glue. The rest is decent.

OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
1.0  Dined on December 25, 2016

Don't eat here if you have food allergies. We asked the waiter and he confirmed no peanuts in any items we ordered. Our son ended up in the emergency room. They were helpful once they determined how serious this was and found out one of the items they told us had no nuts had peanuts in it. I think the place is just too busy for them to pay attention to issues like this.

OpenTable Diner (Orange County)
3.0  Dined on December 25, 2016

Had reservation for dining on Christmas evening. Too many people waiting at hostess stand and bar area, where they hovered over diners. Understanding it was busy, wait for food was very long (30 minutes) and then one dish that was ordered was forgotten. It came about 20 minutes later. Food was good, but not worth the wait. A lot of hype about this restaurant, which unfortunately it does not live up to.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
1.0  Dined on September 15, 2016

The worst experience I have had at a restaurant. We had a reservation at 9:00 pm. We got there at 9:10 not knowing they closed at 9:30. Once we got there we were told we had to order quick and eat fast. I said I didn't want to be rushed and he said to eat fast. I decided to leave. They were very rude. Never would want anyone to experience this service. Don't patronize this restaurant.

TomK (Las Vegas)
5.0  Dined on August 26, 2016

Great food, horrible parking. Would not go back on weekend.

ArtSpeaker (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on May 21, 2016

This was our first time at Capital Seafood. It was my birthday and I chose it because I wanted Peking Duck. However, when we arrived at the strip shopping center, we had no idea that such a wonderful wealth of Asian restaurants existed in just one center. We will be back to try others in the center as well as returning to Capital Seafood.

I believe the name of the restaurant is somewhat inaccurate as I would classify it more as a high class Chinese restaurant than a seafood restaurant. That does not in any way negate the fact that their menu includes several outstanding seafood dishes.

Although the food we ate, Mushu Pork and Peking Duck, were both delicious, I have to say that the highlight of our visit was the outstanding service. Attentive without being intrusive, helpful and friendly. What more could you ask for from your server?

I highly recommend this restaurant.

Watericebabe1 (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on April 2, 2016

The food was amazing! Great seafood, terrific service, and our table was well placed. Cannot wait to return with another group of friends or family. Though it was expensive - the food was fresh, tasty and well worth it. We had freshly steamed lobster, crab and the duck. No room for desert. Yum!

vipOpenTable Diner (Orange County)
4.0  Dined on April 1, 2016

Dim Sums are great

OpenTable Diner (Phoenix)
5.0  Dined on February 16, 2016

6 of us got together and the round table and serving lazy susan made for perfect seating and eating for a group catch up. Service great , menu selection great, helpful waiter.

OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2016

Peking duck was really good.

viprobinE (Jackson Hole)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2016

Busy as usual, be sure you have a reservation. Simple dinner tonight: juicy dumplings were good (but light on broth), house special shrimp (slightly crispy, light spice)were delicious, gourmet vegetables which always a great balance to the meat. Service is a bit slow, but they are super nice, so don't plan on eating here on a time crunch. White wine list a bit light but the reds looked OK. Can't miss with this place. Parking is difficult due to so many great restaurants in the Center.

Susan (Orange County)
4.0  Dined on January 10, 2016

The dishes start at $15 for vegetable dishes and into the upper teens for the meat dishes. Dishes are served family style, so you get a nice variety of food to share when you have several people in your group. Prompt service and food that is tasty, makes this a good place to return to.

vipOpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
3.0  Dined on December 31, 2015

Terrible service. Slow, disorganized, careless. Apps came out after entrée, one app not served at all. Server spilled a drink all over the table and didn't clean it up.

vipOpenTable Diner (Hawaii)
2.0  Dined on September 11, 2015

Felt rushed to order and then all the food arrived at the same time. They piled the plates almost on top of each other since there was no timing and no room on the table. Food taste and quality was mediocre. Not worth the price and we would rather travel to LA or Monterey Park for more authentic/better quality.

OpenTable Diner (Orange County)
2.0  Dined on September 11, 2015

First time having dinner here. Dim sum for lunch was fine on another visit which I highly recommended. But, this dinner was very disappointing. It was overly priced for a restaurant that does not have good service. Waiter Sandy was very pushy upon ordering. I barely got to read the menu and here he was in a hurry trying to take our order. I even told him to give us a few minutes. He was still pushy. He recommended all the highly priced items on the menu. Recomended bbq dish that was terrible. The plates are too small. Should not be used for dinner. More for bread or small appetizers only. We had a party of 6 and alot of food. Not enough room to barely put any food on the plates. First dish came out and sat for 15 minutes before any rice or other dishes arrived. So, it was cold by the time it was eaten. I had to ask for spoons and napkins. Kitchen is slow at bringing out food. For a Chinese restaurant they are not very quick. There are no refills for juice for kids. That irritated me after I had spent all that money on dinner. The restaurant was not busy at all. I spent $200 dollars on dinner. Overpriced if you ask me for 4 adults and 2 small children. Service was not good at all. We will never be back here for dinner.

vipOpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on September 5, 2015

My husband and I were pleasantly surprised with the food we ordered. Came here to celebrate my dad's birthday since he wanted traditional Cantonese dinner so I picked this restaurant. Everything we had was quite good. We reserved early since we know this restaurant can get quite crowded in the evenings.