Best Dim Sum In Orange County

May 19, 2015 6:00 AM

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(credit: Jane Gillespie)

(credit: Jane Gillespie)


Craving dim sum? Luckily for you, we’ve put together the best hot spots for enjoying dim sum in Orange County. Whether you’re 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
Irvine Spectrum Center
85 Spectrum Center Dr
Irvine, CA
(949) 788-9218
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. Thirsty? Capital Seafood has a vast beer and wine selection to suit your needs. Dim Sum hours are from 10:30am to 3pm Monday thru Fridays; Saturday/Sunday from 9am to 3pm.

(credit: Ho Sum Bistro)

(credit: Ho Sum Bistro)


Ho Sum Bistro
3112 Newport Blvd
Newport Beach, CA 92663
(949) 675-0896
www.hosumbistro.com

Ho Sum Bistro is a casual family-friendly restaurant featuring an open air kitchen and a unique healthy twist to dim sum in the beachside community on the Balboa Peninsula. Locally known for their dim sum, noodle, and vegetarian dishes, some highlights on the menu include the crispy, chicken-filled won tons and cha sui bao, which will leave customers eager to return for more. Ho Sum Bistro has a popular Sunday all-you-can-eat dim sum meal as well from 11am to 4pm on Sunday. Lunch specials are also featured during the week.

(credit: King Lobster Palace)

(credit: King Lobster Palace)


King Lobster Palace
2045 N Tustin St
Orange, CA 92865
(714) 282-9788
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 Monday through Friday as well. The dim sum menu has a large variety with four different price points that are extremely affordable as well. 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
Garden Grove, CA
(714) 895-7964
www.seafoodcove.com
While there are many fabulous places to enjoy dim sum in Westminster, Seafood Cove always delivers mouthwatering dim sum at every visit and remains a local favorite. 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.

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(credit: bananawonder.com)


China Garden
14825 Jeffrey Rd
Irvine, CA 92618
(949) 653-9988

With one of the most popular dim sum menus in Orange County, food lovers will enjoy the delicious food at China Garden until midnight every night. The one catch is the dim sum 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.

(credit: Furiwa Chinese)

(credit: Furiwa Chinese Restaurant)


Furiwa Chinese Restaurant
13826 Brookhurst St
Garden Grove, CA 92843
(714) 534-3996
www.furiwa.com

Garden Grove’s Furiwa Chinese Restaurant offers locals some truly authentic dim sum in one of the most elegant Chinese restaurants Orange County has to offer. Featuring an endless variety of dim sum delicacies, the service here is prompt and the food is extremely tasty. Served on traditional rolling carts, enjoy tiers of small steamers, which are perfectly sized for sharing and sampling with friends. Some highlights include their famous shrimp hor gow, scallop siu mai, barbecued pork buns as well as the pan-fried leek dumplings.

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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