Capital Seafood - Irvine Spectrum
Welcome to Capital's newest restaurant concept. Located in the heart of Orange County inside Irvine Spectrum. With much success in its other location in the Diamond Jamboree center, Capital decided to launch another location in the O.C. Capital is most known for its award winning dim sum and fresh seafood selections. With over 100 dim sum selections to choose from daily and great fresh seafood offerings. Dim Sum favorites such as Sui Mai, Shrimp Har Gow and Baked B.B.Q. Buns are customer favorites to name a few. Live Seafood offerings from our 300 gallon tanks consist of Alaskan King Crab, Maine Lobsters, Dungeness Crab and Catch of the Day. This new concept offers a full bar with an outdoor patio dining experience. Reservations are suggested and offsite catering and private dining are available.
Thanks Kevin for an excellent service, as always. Winter Melon soup is the best! Filet Mignon cubes were super tender. The best roasted duck in OC!
*Special request to management and owners: change your cleaning company. Restrooms need some SERIOUS thorough cleaning. It’s such chic restrooms but gets a bad rap due to Inadequate or inept cleaning company or custodian.*
We came for Dim Sum as the name of the restaurant implies but know they don’t serve it after 3PM. So we had an appetizer of Dim Sum and it was mediocre. We asked for unfiltered Sake and it came and was filtered and he seemed annoyed we weren’t going to drink it. It was so noisy with banging dishes in the restaurant, the only way I can describe the vibe is “cafeteria ambiance”. We left after our appetizer. I’m being generous with my stars. We won’t return.
Horrible service. We had to ask for a server numerous times, even changing tables because it seemed where we sat, no one wanted to serve us. Everyone seemed put out by serving us. We finally sat in the bar where we received decent service. Food was good though
Delicious food! Great service!
I would dine here again!
Food was good but service was not the best. Initially the servers were there wanting to take our order but when you wanted to order it took a while for someone to come back. Some things came out quick while others took a little longer than it should. Would recommend if service is not a big deal.
My favorite meet-a-friend and share-a-meal restaurants. Love trying something new each time. Delicious!!!
Complete disappointment. Booked a table for my birthday and I am so sad I picked capital. Not only was the food a 2 out of 10 but the ambiance was cheap and dirty. I don’t know what was worse the lack of service or the fact they pushed dirty bins of soiled plates and buckets of old food prep through the restaurant with active diners.
This used to be a great restaurant, now the food is fair service was slow however that could be because of covid and no employees.
Food is really good, but skip the cocktails.
Had a business lunch here before we all attended the Rams Training camp at UC Irvine Monday 9th. Upon arrival we waited 6 mins at the front kiosk for a host to seat us with reservations for 4. Not until I walked up to the cashier did we at last got seated at a table. The place was only 1/2 full! At 12:45p.
We were offered 1 dim sim menu which was difficult for the other 3 persons to look at the offerings. Would have been better if we all were given a menu each.
The food was ok at best but have been here a dozen times in the past years and it seems that the quality of the dim sum has fallen off!
Not once did a server stop by our table for tea and water refills. For the cost of lunch I would suggest someplace other than Capital for a business lunch!
Good food and service
The chicken we ordered for grandson had strong smell and terrible taste , chicken was spoiled
Took my in-laws for lunch. We had only dim-sum and it was amazing. Everything tasted delicious - pork dumplings, chicken dumplings, pork ribs in a sauce and seasoned string beans. Fantastic!
We have been to Capital Seafood a handful of times. It’s always the same. While the food is good the service and environment are terrible (not to mention the bathrooms are always filthy). We have the beg to order and then we are rushed while ordering. To the point where they basically won’t let us order drinks and certainly can’t ask for recommendations or help with some of the food descriptions. It’s also very misleading that it is listed as Dim Sum - which it has 1 small dim sum item on the menu. Finally all the food is dumped on the table at once. When you are ordering appetizers or soup it never comes before the main meal. Overall this last experience might have been our tipping point of no return.
Dinner was delicious! We were not sure what to expect on our first visit in. We had a shrimp dish, a tofu dish, and the house green beans. Every sauce was nuanced and really delicious. Nice wine list as well. We had a bottle of Cakebread Chardonnay. Service is professional and timely. We never wanted for a glass filled or the next dish arriving. Best Chinese food around!
Printed menu had a very minimal selection compared with online. No descriptions of food and service wasn’t overly helpful. Food was okay but overpriced.
It was my husbands birthday. I asked if they could send something special out. We received nothing.
Let me down.
decent dim sum and duck. Duck should have beeen juicier
Food came fast and was very good!! Thank you.
The wait staff was not attentive, the food was fine, the decor was lackluster. Unfortunately, there were many gnats or small flies in the restaurant and hovering over our food. Unfortunately, we ended going elsewhere for dinner after spending $150 here.
The food is delicious! I miss the carts that use to roll by the tables before the pandemic. The restaurant fills up during lunch hour, and thus, it makes it a little difficult to hear and converse if you have a hearing handicap.
Way overpriced for dim sum.
Though I made a reservation there was no table available. Still had to wait. The host then sat us at wabbly table. It was just a horrible experience
Should be noted that if there's a line to get in, customers with reservations can walk to the front desk and skip that line.
The best dim sum in town!
Great visit. Seated promptly and food came out as ordered.
The orange chicken was terrible- overcooked and too much breading
Excellent dim sum, nice ambiance and service. This is our go to place for yum cha...having a reservation is best!
Always love the food. Great outdoor dining option
What happened to Capital Seafood?? We came for dim sum during lunch time. Food was not good and we constantly needs to get waiter attention for anything we need. Being in Irvine Spectrum, I would expect everything to be alittle better. Very disappointed.
Poor service. Food was alright and nothing special. You are paying for the location. Portions were great.
Love the dim sum. Service is excellent.
It was quite cool because the door to the room was open, but I can understand because of current conditions of Covid.
We had a party of 7 for dim sum. Service was bad ... most of the waiters were not checking on you whether if you need to order, drinks refilled and utensils. Had to flag them down every single time. The prices are outrageous, $20 for a small plate do fried rice. The bathrooms are super dirty and no one cared if it needed attention. Won’t go back!!!
No wait with our reservation. Plenty of sushi options. Staff very helpful and accommodating.
As usual the service and food are second to none! James, Charles & staff gave us all the attention needed for a mini bi celebration! Can’t say enough about how good this place is! Thanks again for making it extra special!
Service is poor.
They did not check my reservation at all.
Delicious food. Would definitely go again
Well executed. Average food for the price
Capital Seafood - Irvine Spectrum does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats.
Capital Seafood - Irvine Spectrum is rated 4.5 stars by 654 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.