Capital Seafood - Irvine Spectrum

4.2
660 Reviews
$30 and under
Chinese
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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.
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.1
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4.1
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3.9
ambience
3.7
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vipFoodie
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience4

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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall4food3service2ambience2

Poor service. Food was alright and nothing special. You are paying for the location. Portions were great.

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vipTeresaM
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the dim sum. Service is excellent.

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Betty
Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was quite cool because the door to the room was open, but I can understand because of current conditions of Covid.

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DISAPPOINTED
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience1

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!!!

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Rosegirl
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

No wait with our reservation. Plenty of sushi options. Staff very helpful and accommodating.

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vipFish4food
Orange County
41 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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GeorgeS
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Service is poor.
They did not check my reservation at all.

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LisaW
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Delicious food. Would definitely go again

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vipbccc
Los Angeles
33 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Well executed. Average food for the price

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

-Overall, very good!

-The restaurant did not confirm our arrival with OpenTable and I received an email about missing my reservation. I believe this has been resolved.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best chines food ever
The waiter was a bit rude and our of it but the owner is nice chang
He always makes things good And enjoyable
Restaurant is beautiful been going there for 3 years love it

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mary
Hawaii
16 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent!! The Staff was attentive and meticulous in following COVID safety regulations. Dim Sum is selected from a paper menu instead of from trays on wheels and quickly served. My husband also ordered the pork fried rice and loved it!

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Lonelyplanet
Orange County
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent meal and service. The food quality and quantity has remained consistent even during the pandemic. Hard working staff made the staff enjoyed. Rated 4 stars because one dish was missing. Never received it.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seated quickly and food was good.

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Sillysisi612
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The service was great and I especially loved that we could sit outside with the warmers. It brought back that feeling of being able to have lunch out even in these scary times. The place and the food service was clean and I really appreciated the small prepackaged sauces to avoid cross contamination. The food was good but got cold quickly, it’s not anyone’s fault but that’s why the four stars.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It was a good experience. Serving sizes are big and great for families. Any place that offers outdoor dining is wonderful and I will definitely be back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Service is slow but the food is good!!

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vipFish4food
Orange County
41 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic they are very safe and following all safety requirements. Always a great meal

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Last day before 3rd stay home restrictions!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very efficient and great food

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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.

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Allycat
Orange County
7 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.

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Nate
Los Angeles
30 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration

Best service, corner table, very safe

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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. :))

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Too much MSG

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

Great food, fast service. Love this place.

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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!!!

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vipBill
Orange County
249 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

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

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

Great food and service

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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.

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LaurenL
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Great option for dinner outsider due to Covid restrictions.

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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.

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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!

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

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

It is great that they set up tables outside.

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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.

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

Capital Seafood - Irvine Spectrum is rated 4.2 stars by 660 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.

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