Best Dim Sum In Orange County

March 13, 2013 6:00 AM

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(credit: Jane Gillespie)

(credit: Jane Gillespie)

(credit: Jane Gillespie)

(credit: Jane Gillespie)


Craving dim sum? We have found the best hot spots for enjoying dim sum in Orange County. Whether looking for the best chicken feet and frogs legs to something more traditional like dumplings and steamed shrimp balls, these restaurants feature the best dim sum in town.

(credit: Jane Gillespie)

(credit: Jane Gillespie)

Capital Seafood

85 Fortune Drive, Suite #329
Irvine, CA 92618

2700 Alton Pkwy., Suite #127
Irvine, CA 92606
capital-seafood.com

Capital Seafood offers a rich cultural experience from the moment that guests walk into their restaurant. Distinctive attention to detail goes into every part of Capital Seafood, from the decor to the food. The friendly staff gives customers a unique dining experience while educating them on the variety of dim sum served from the steaming metal carts. There are more than 100 different types of dim sum served at Capital Seafood, including pork buns and dim sum barbecue. There is also a large variety of small bites, Asian tapas and seafood on their extensive menu. Capital Seafood has a vast beer and wine selection and offers a $2 beer happy hour Monday through Friday from 3 to 7pm. Capital Seafood is open Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Saturday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

(credit: Ho Sum Bistro)

(credit: Ho Sum Bistro)

Ho Sum Bistro

3112 Newport Boulevard
Newport Beach, CA 92663
www.hosumbistro.com

Ho Sum Bistro brings a unique healthy twist to dim sum in the beachside community on the Balboa Peninsula. The casual family-friendly restaurant features an open-air kitchen and beach decor. The crispy, chicken-filled won tons and cha sui bao will leave customers eager to return for more. Ho Sum Bistro has a popular Sunday all-you-can-eat dim sum meal from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. for $15.95 per person. They are open Sunday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.

(credit: King Lobster Palace)

(credit: King Lobster Palace)

King Lobster Palace

2045 N Tustin Street
Orange, CA 92865
www.kinglobsterpalace.com

Customers dining at King Lobster Palace can enjoy a large selection of fresh dim sum in a modern environment. There are daily lunch specials from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. For $8, customers ordering two or more entrees will receive their choice of a whole small lobster, whole crab, diced French beef steak or small steamed rice. The dim sum menu has a large variety with four different price points of $1.98, $2.98, $3.98 and $4.98. The menu includes many classic dim sum favorites like egg rolls, seaweed fish rolls and steamed lotus buns.

(credit: Seafood Cove)

(credit: Seafood Cove)

Seafood Cove

8547 Westminster Avenue
Westminster, CA 92683

Seafood Cove Two

9211 Bolsa Avenue, Suite 106 & 107
Westminster, CA 92683
www.seafoodcove.com

There are so many fabulous places to enjoy dim sum in Westminster, but Seafood Cove always delivers mouthwatering dim sum at every visit. The staff is always helpful, selecting the perfect dim sum for their customers. Like every popular dining destination in Orange County it can get extremely busy, so expect to wait. Seafood Cove is open daily from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Seafood Cove Two is open daily from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.

(credit: bananawonder.com)

(credit: bananawonder.com)

China Garden

14825 Jeffrey Road
Irvine, CA 92618

Food lovers can enjoy the delicious food at China Garden until midnight every night. They have one of the most popular dim sum menus in Orange County, but it is only available during lunch service. Customers will find themselves returning to China Garden for some of their piping hot dim sum out of one of their many carts circulating the restaurant. China Garden opens on weekdays at 11 a.m. and 10 a.m. on weekends.

(credit: Furiwa Chinese)

(credit: Furiwa Chinese Restaurant)

Furiwa Chinese Restaurant

13826 Brookhurst Street
Garden Grove, CA 92843
www.furiwa.com

Customers can enjoy authentic dim sum in one of the most elegant Chinese restaurants in Orange County. There is a large variety of dim sum served at Furiwa, delivered directly to your table from steaming carts. They are most known for their popular egg tarts, and hot and sour chicken feet. Dim sum is served daily until 3 p.m. Furiwa is open Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., Fridays from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Saturday through Sunday from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Shelby is an Orange County Native, and is a freelance writer for multiple magazines and websites around LA and Orange County. She can be found writing daily about the hottest happenings at the OC Mom Blog or on Twitter @OCMomBlog

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