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“You Must Try This Dim Sum Place!”
Review of Capital Seafood

Capital Seafood
Ranked #110 of 670 Restaurants in Irvine
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Chinese
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Jamboree and Alton
Reviewed September 19, 2013 via mobile

We were in Irvine for a short vacation and were craving some Asian Cuisine. Someone mentioned the Irvine Spectrum Center and that it had a few good Asian places to eat at. Let me tell you Capital Seafood and Dim Sum will NOT disappoint.

Our waiter was Ben; simply a fantastic man who has mastered the craft of service. Friendly, professional, attentive and extremely patient. We had our 2 year old daughter with us and he has probably been the best waiter we've had since having our daughter and going to eat out.

We ordered the crab wontons and butterflied shimp as starters; simply amazing! At that time we ordered our daughter the kids beef and brocolli and asked to just have it come out whenever ready because our daughter was getting to be a little crazy as she was very hungry. 6 minutes later a piping hot dish of delicious looking beef and brocolli comes out with a huge helping of steamed rice and a spring roll. That quick, before the appetizers! Ben made sure it was the first thing they cooked when he went back there! And it tastes AMAZING!!!

We ordered the spicy beef fried rice, sizzling seafood platter, and the sea bass. I cannot begin to describe how amazing all the food tastes, it was fresh, and the flavors were to die for.

Ben then brought out complementary bowls of their red bean tapioca, and it was just the cherry on top of a phenomenal meal. We asked to speak to the manager about the superb service we received from Ben. Allen came by our table 30 seconds later, introduced himself and thanked us over and over for how we raved about the food and service. He shook all of our hands and thanked us for visiting while on vacation. He told us to come back in soon as ask for him by name, and would ensure we were well taken care of.

This place did not disappoint, and we will certainly visit everytime we're visiting Irvine!!

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Reviewed September 12, 2013

We have spent some time in Asia and Hong Kong is our food standard. Many restaurants in The US have improved and offer very good food. Dim Sum is hard because of the large selection and served hot is a challenge. Capital meets the challenge. They offer a great selection and they use the rolling cart service keeps everything hot and fresh. Needless to say everything we had was excellent. It is crowded we were there on Sunday and could only be served at the bar since we were 2 people that worked for us. For what you get the prices a very reasonable.

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Reviewed August 21, 2013

Despite waiting for a table, the dim sum at Capital Seafood was quite good. They had a reasonable selection of offerings and price was in line with the average dim sum restaurant. And like most dim sum restaurants, some of the waiters appeared like they wanted to be elsewhere.

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Reviewed July 31, 2013

Very good dim sum; large portions and very good variety. Food quality was very good. The prices are a little on the high side, but the food is very good. Nice experience for a first time visit.

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Reviewed July 8, 2013

Capital Seafood would be my "go-to" place for Dimsum if you're in the Irvine area. The restaurant is typically crowded (which is to be expected) during dimsum hours (which end at 3pm on Saturdays) with a typical wait from 15-25 minutes for a table. Capital has a pretty good selection of dimsum, they have all the usual dimsum like siomai and hargow. I also usually order their house special noodles and bbq pork (delicious!). Their service is decent, sometimes it's hard to get the attention of the waiters since it's so busy, but once you do they get our requests done fairly quickly. Definitely recommend for this place when you get your dimsum cravings.

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