Capital Seafood - Irvine Spectrum

4.2
638 Reviews
$30 and under
Chinese
PLEASE CALL IN FOR LUNCH RESERVATIONS
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.
What 638 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.2based on recent ratings
4.2
food
4.1
service
4.0
ambience
3.7
value
Noise · Moderate
83% of people would recommend it to a friend
Sort by
Filters
LH
LindaH
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Wonton soup, garlic green beans, and pork fried rice were delicious. Food was acceptably warm. Delivery and service was fast, but as the restaurant filled up, we had to flag down staff to clear plates and pay. Despite this, they were professional and polite.

A
Allycat
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The tables were spread nicely apart for COVID. Food was good but overpriced. Staff was not as attentive as I would have liked. Took about 15 minutes before a server came to take our order.

HA
HAPPYDINER
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

tasty food, great services, clean environment. Food not salty, nor greasy, but with full and layers of flavors. :))

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Too much MSG

PF
vipPFChang
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, fast service. Love this place.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Horrible experience!!! Service was non existence!!! Sat for 20-30 mins before our order was taken after we had to flag down and scream excuse me for service. Waters never refilled and had to walk up front for the check! Noodles overcooked and soggy, duck over fried! Never coming back here again!!!

B
vipBill
Orange County
248 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Ok but not great food. Service and ambiance were good.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

JL
JLam
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent Chinese food, with all the classic menu items. High quality ingredients. Ambiance was still pretty nice despite the COVID-mandatory outdoor seating. Service was no-nonsense, non-intrusive, and timely. Perfect for hosting my Chinese parents/in-laws.

LL
LaurenL
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Great option for dinner outsider due to Covid restrictions.

J
vipJoanie
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience1

Poor food quality , expected better dim sum for a Chinese restaurant in California . However then what can we get from a restaurant inside a mall.

LC
vipLionelC
Orange County
38 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Actually the nicest Covid experience to date: it felt nice, almost refined and the service was very attentive (usually not so). The dim sum is a little above average but the choice is good,prices are a little high but still good value.

It felt like well organized dining unlike a few other places I have tried that feel stuck together: give them a break,take some friends for dim sum even on a hot day it was comfortable!

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience2

Not enough servers. Never got a single refill of water.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Everything is fine. I booked it at 7:45pm from open table, when I got there. No table was available. I still need to wait about 25mins. I understand it was busy though. Just not set up the schedule time that close to the next available time.

AM
AlanM
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Best Chinese seafood I've had in a very long time. Our waiter was very helpful. The only reason I gave them 4 stars is because when we walked in we had to wait for a few minutes before anyone showed up to greet us and show us to our table and we really wanted to get their bbq pork buns which wasn't available unless we got the appetizer platter.

MK
MayK
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The food is good but I think they put way too much msg or chicken powder in it, because I can feel my blood pressure rising. The service is good though. I want the food to taste more natural.

r
viproys
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is great that they set up tables outside.

TF
vipToekneeFoodie
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Food was ok, not great. I’ve had better in SF where I live. Service was fine. We ate outside. We had the dim sum sampler, orange chicken, filet mignonette cubes, beef lo mein. All was a little too greasy.

F
vipFish4food
Orange County
30 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous as always great food. Awesome service

WL
vipWeLuv2eatout
Columbus
52 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience4

The service was pretty bad, the server couldn’t remember what we ordered. Despite having a bar didn’t he know what drinks they could actually make. Twenty minutes are we ordered they came and said they didn’t have one of our dishes available. After the initial order we never saw our server again, we had to flag someone down for everything. The food way very average at best in fact a few of the dishes tasted exactly the same. A little pricy for average food and bad service. This is a one and done for us, we won’t go back.

x
vipxnyyorkr
Orange County
43 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

So sad to be at a restaurant that is usually overflowing with diners to have 3 tables taken outside only (as required due to Covid). Thew staff did great. Food was delicious and service was great.

D
vipDaniel
Los Angeles
26 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We loved loved loved the food here! The Capital Filet Mignon Cubes were SO good.

F
vipFish4food
Orange County
30 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous! Always a winner!!!

J
vipJedrix
Orange County
35 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food was delicious, and they had plenty of seating outside.

D
Disappointed
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I made the reservation using OpenTable. I went to the restaurant and found out they were closed. OpenTable information should be updated please.

JO
JORGEM
Orange County
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

They did not honor outside reservations. So they did not take us in

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Resturant was set up to CDC compliance. Servers were friendly, nice and alert. Food came out quick, hot and delicious.

E
Emily
Orange County
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall2food4service4ambience2

I brought my husband for Fathers day. Hoping to spoil him. However.... the dining room was casual. Our seating was in front of the kitchen and the table for cups napkins..so no real intimacy was achieved. We would have been better placed in a corner next to a window. The wine I chose they did not have, even though they have been open for 3 weeks. They forgot the Jellyfish on the salad, the waiter said the cook "did not prepare it this weekend"....WTF does that mean? The main course was GREAT. Shrimp fatter than I have ever had before. Excellent combination of flavors, not too overpowering, not under seasoned. We are frequent Diamond Jamboree diners, and 99 Ranch shoppers..we know flavors. They hit the mark. However: The $$$ cost for dinner is not worth it. Will NOT return.

F
vipFish4food
Orange County
30 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Charles and the staff are always amazing. The food was excellent to say the least today! Thumbs up...

A
Anonymous
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food was good, waiter is ok.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the have done away with carts but the dim sum comes out consistently hot now which is an improvement. Service is very attentive. All the sauce for small dishes were in small single size serving containers We ordered double what we should have for a party of 4, but we’re happy to take left overs home!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Said it was a birthday dinner. Nothing special

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Thank you, it was lovely.

J
vipJordan
San Diego
20 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

another great experience at Capital Seafood. Quick seating, fast food service, great overall service. the food was hot and good.

m
vipmikea
Orange County
13 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my 90-year-old mother in law and her friend here for Christmas Eve with my wife. Appetizer, soup, two main courses. Finished everything. Good service, delicious food!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Food was good, but the service was super slow and not very good in general.

a
vipastropopcandy
Orange County
53 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Food is always good but service is usually not. They forget your food or parts of it, bring cold tea and it takes forever to get any utensils.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Capitol Seafood has wonderful food. Noise levels are extremely high, unless you are on the outside Patio. Service was very slow, but once served, very attentive.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
111 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Enjoyed a nice dinner. We had the tofu sticks (good), chicken lettuce wraps (sauce salty but still okay), baby bok choy with garlic (loved it) and congee porridge (fish this time, very good). The service was attentive as always. And to end your meal, forget the basic Chinese fortune cookie, they give you a delicious warm bowl of red bean, tapioca with some corn in broth instead. I look forward to that every time! Tonight was chilly so it was even better.

FAQs

Capital Seafood - Irvine Spectrum does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats.

Capital Seafood - Irvine Spectrum is rated 4.2 stars by 638 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.

Tweets by Capital Seafood - Irvine Spectrum