Capital Seafood - Irvine Spectrum

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669 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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NaomiK
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience4

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.

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vipmary
Hawaii
17 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite meet-a-friend and share-a-meal restaurants. Love trying something new each time. Delicious!!!

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HayleeH
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

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.

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vipSuzanneM
Phoenix
34 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience3

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food is really good, but skip the cocktails.

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Hort4
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

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!

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vipdl286
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and service

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vipSusanC
San Antonio
5 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience3

The chicken we ordered for grandson had strong smell and terrible taste , chicken was spoiled

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vipintheWP
Los Angeles
76 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience2

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.

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vipCristinaW
San Francisco
105 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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!

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vipLeanneH
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience1

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

It was my husbands birthday. I asked if they could send something special out. We received nothing.
Let me down.

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march
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

decent dim sum and duck. Duck should have beeen juicier

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CindyJ
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food came fast and was very good!! Thank you.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

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.

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vipmary
Hawaii
18 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

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vipJoanB
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Way overpriced for dim sum.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience2

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

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Tyswizzle
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best dim sum in town!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food

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KimB
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great visit. Seated promptly and food came out as ordered.

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Deboc
Orange County
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

The orange chicken was terrible- overcooked and too much breading

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Foodie
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dim sum, nice ambiance and service. This is our go to place for yum cha...having a reservation is best!

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vipTier
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience3

Always love the food. Great outdoor dining option

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Foodie
Orange County
12 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
Orange County
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
7 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
44 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
4 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Delicious food. Would definitely go again

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vipbccc
Los Angeles
40 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
21 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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vipmary
Hawaii
18 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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Capital Seafood - Irvine Spectrum does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats.

Capital Seafood - Irvine Spectrum is rated 4 stars by 669 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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