>I’m beginning to believe that it is impossible to find excellent dim sum in southern California. In Orange County, it’s even more dismal. Capital Seafood offers dim sum during lunch, and while the place is packed like crazy the dim sum is only mediocre. Given, at the moment, it’s the best in Irvine, but that’s not saying much. The positives: beancurd rolls with meat and steamed tripe. Negatives: noh mai gai (sticky rice in lotus leaf) and ha cheung fun (shrimp wrapped with rice noodles). Siu mai (pork and shrimp dumplings) and har gow (shrimp dumplings) were both average. Prices are on the high side as well ranging from $2+ to $5+. If I had to wait for a table I would skip this place. If you’re too lazy to drive to Rowland Heights or Monterey Park then I guess this place will have to do. Their dinners are very overpriced but with the limited selection in Irvine, I guess this place is as good as any to drop dough and have a mediocre Chinese meal.
Capital Seafood, 2700 Alton Parkway, Irvine, CA 92606. Tel: 949-252-8188