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Capital Seafood - Irvine Spectrum

3.8
576 reviews
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$30 and under
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Chinese, Dim Sum, Seafood
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Hours of operation
PLEASE CALL IN FOR LUNCH RESERVATIONS
Dim Sum Served: Monday - Friday: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm, Saturday, Sunday and Holidays: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm.
Regular Menu Served: Monday- Friday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm Saturday and Sundays 10:00 am- 10:30 pm
Happy Hour Monday-Friday: 3:00 pm-7:00 pm Bar area only and no reservations)
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Phone number
(949) 788-9218
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Chef Bui
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Irvine Center Dr.
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Entertainment
Capital (Irvine Spectrum) offers a full bar with great selections of the finest wines and spirits. With 4 private dining rooms and patio dining to accommodate large parties.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wine
What 576 People Are Saying
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3.8  based on recent ratings
4.0
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3.4
service
3.7
ambience
3.7
value
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63% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipEva0801 (Orange County)
1.0  Dined 4 days ago

I DO NOT FEEL SAFE AT CAPITAL SEAFOOD IRVINE SPECTRUM DUE TO THE UNSAFE PRACTICES OF MANAGMENT, THUS I WILL ALSO NO LONGER PATRON AT SISTER LOCATION CAPITAL SEAFOOD DIAMOND JAMBOREE. I am deeply concerned that during a fire alarm, my family that arrived before I did was encouraged to stay at their table. Watching from outside the window, I noticed servers went about as if there wasn't a blaring alarm, some nervous patrons sat and some patrons ran out the doors. No matter a drill, a false alarm, or a real fire alarm - all alarms should be treated as if there is dangerous threat to life. You encouraged patrons to ignore a blatant alarm, which conditions them to ignore such alarms in the future. The manager should have encouraged patrons to quickly walk outside and wait at a designated safety point until the alarm stopped and an all clear sounded - this is standard practice!

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vipOpenTable Diner (Orange County)
2.0  Dined 7 days ago

We went here for our Chinese New Years Dinner. I had been there before for dim sum and the food had been pretty good, and they were one of the only Chinese restaurants in town with reservations available, so we chose here. We didn't realize they had half the menu of the diamond jamboree location, but we still found items that we thought we would like. Several items were pretty good, such as the garlic salt pork chops and peking duck wasn't bad. We ordered the fish maw soup and it was not good at all. The fish maw was still hard, even though it should be soft so it wasn't cooked long enough. The rest of the items were ordered were ok. We asked for less salt, less oil, and no MSG for all our dishes and some of them were still a little salty. The worst part was the service. We saw them once to order our food, and then we had to flag them down to pay our check. We had some leftovers and we went to go get the to go containers ourselves because no one came by. I'm used to going to restaurants where the service isn't great, but this was worse than the others.

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OpenTable Diner (Orange County)
2.0  Dined on February 18, 2018

Noisy, overpriced for dinner, horrible service. We were a party of 8 and although the service was horrible they charged us for tip as if the service was good. Fried foods was starchy.

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easy22 (Orange County)
3.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

The portions of gotten smaller and the prices have gotten bigger. The food was all mediocre and not hot. Except for the dim sum which was outstanding. If I ever do return, I would only order the dim sum.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Sean is the most professional and attentive server. Always taking great care of my family.

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Dellagoe5517 (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

WE HAVE DINED THERE MANY TIMES AND HAVE ALWAYS ENJOYED THE FOOD. THE HONEY WALNUT SHRIMP AND THE FILET CUBES ARE OUR FAVORITES.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

We picked this location so we could wonder around the mall after dinner. The bar tender was a great guy. Sadly no apitizers were available. Lots of large tables for big groups.

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George1 (Tahoe)
1.0  Dined on December 26, 2017

Given the location in the Irvine Spectrum and decor, I expected a fine dining experience. I was truly disappointed and dissatisfied with the slow service, lack of attention and overall rude and dismissive attitude of the servers!! DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME AND $ here. There are lots of other restaurants in the Spectrum that will give you proper attention, response and you won’t have to wait for other waiters to get you refills or the check. THEY DON’T have a clue on customer service here!

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vipReviewer (Orange County)
4.0  Dined on December 25, 2017

Food was good but server forgot one item in our order, no rice, no shrimp egg rolls and lack of attention to empty water glasses.

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Foodie (Orange County)
2.0  Dined on December 25, 2017

My husband and I enjoy the authenticity of the restaurant but the service and lack of cleanliness is overwhelming and not worth the price of the food

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Jasbear (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on December 14, 2017

Very good food as always. Love the filet cubes and house special shrimp

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OpenTable Diner (Orange County)
5.0  Dined on November 25, 2017

Celebrating my mother in law’s birthday. The Lychee martini’s were incredible and service was great.

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vipMike (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on November 24, 2017

Great old school American-Chinese restaurant. Fantastic food and service! I recommend the sweet and sour fish and the Peking duck

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vipOpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
1.0  Dined on November 17, 2017

Food was good, but service is very bad. For a Chinese restaurant that serve descent food, but is highly priced is not worth re-visiting. Went on a Friday night, the restaurant was not busy, but the workers were just talking to each other and not paying attention to the customers. Two couples got seated and left because no one paid attention to them. I would not recommend this restaurant for the service they provide.

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on November 17, 2017

Delicious food. Dining room was slightly warm.

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NatK (Las Vegas)
4.0  Dined on November 4, 2017

Have been here many times for dim sum, but only a handful of times for dinner. Our recent visit was for a bday dinner. Service was spotty. Our waiter was hard to find, but other staff were quick to help us out. The Chinese food is Americanized, but still tasty.

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OpenTable Diner (Orange County)
2.0  Dined on October 29, 2017

The food was amazing at least what we received. I ordered an appetizer and never received. The waiter just said he forgot. No offer to bring out one. I also ordered noodles and they never brought them out either.

Once the food came the waiter never came back. I had to go to the front desk to get my check and leave.

Very poor service.

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on October 29, 2017

Dad’s birthday. He said best Lobster ever

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vipSBOC (Orange County)
3.0  Dined on October 28, 2017

The food is consistently good. The service is really bad. Unless you waive someone down, you’ll be ignored with the exception being during dim sum. They also need to keep the restaurant cleaner.

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vipOk12 (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on October 13, 2017

Service was a little rushed, but the food was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner (Central Coast)
5.0  Dined on September 20, 2017

Very good food, good service; nice location has lots shopping stores and fun.

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OpenTable Diner (Orange County)
5.0  Dined on September 16, 2017

We always go to Capital Seafood when we crave dimsum and good Chinese food. We had our usual egg drop soup, dimsum platter, yang chow fried rice and house special fish fillet (this one is not on the menu but they will make it for you if you ask for it). These are our set favorites and they did not disappoint!

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Toytyme (Orange County)
2.0  Dined on September 9, 2017

Went to Capital-Seafood Grill to meet up with some friends for dinner that I hadn't seen for awhile. In the past we have had excellent meals there, and we enjoy the fact that it's a large
enough place that we never feel rushed to get through a meal, and it's easy to talk and hear one
another. I don't know what was going on last night but the service and the food was terrible.

First, our server Mindy was pleasant but kept rushing us to order. After that we rarely saw her.
Next, the soup came out at the same time as the rest of the meal, when it should have came out
beforehand, so the table was overly crowded. The soup was hot, but the rest of the food came out barely warm. My friend ordered the duck and didn't like the taste of it and ended sending it
back because it tasted so badly, once we were able to flag down our server. Two of us ordered the Mongolian Beef which was tasty but barely warm, and the rice that came with it was cool as well. The portions were good sized, and everything, other than the duck would have been great
if the food had been the correct temperature. Even the hot water I ordered came out cool in the
pot.

I don't think we will be going back there again!

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mark (Orange County)
2.0  Dined on September 3, 2017

Food was not that great. I ordered seafood chow fun noodles and I got mostly imitation crab sticks and fish cakes on it only two pieces of shrimps. The price was $18 . We also ordered chicken noodles , noodels were good but chicken was horrible as it was so gummy you cannot chew it. It's cheating the customer!!!!! Even online menu looks good but when you go to the restaurant it's completely different with less options. You are better off to go to PF Changs great quality food

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vipannaJ (Central Coast)
3.0  Dined on August 19, 2017

Dirty bathroom, quick attention is needed.

Poor customer service, bad waiter attitude.

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Desertj1 (Palm Springs)
4.0  Dined on August 13, 2017

We always enjoy this restaurant. The food is always good, sometimes the service is a little bumpy but all in all, it is worth the visit.

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Kaycie (Orange County)
3.0  Dined on August 12, 2017

Customer service was not great. Staff is not accommodating and careless -
water, soup spills as they get taken away.

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OpenTable Diner (Orange County)
5.0  Dined on July 6, 2017

Nice price on lobster, crab and live shrimp. Impress lady

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vipOpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
3.0  Dined on July 1, 2017

Overpriced for what it was. All the food was fine, service was just okay, but $18 for wonton soup? Lobster for $188?!? Dim sum was the best thing we had.

We are true foodies, and don't mind paying the price for a great meal. But when there are plenty of good (and more authentic) Chinese restaurants in the Irvine area for a much better value, this place underwhelmed. There is absolutely no need to overpay for lackluster food at a chain restaurant. You're paying for ambience and convenience if being at the mall.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Orange County)
5.0  Dined on June 18, 2017

Great food and great service. One of our favorite restaurants in Irvine!

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