Locations: 333 E. Huntington Drive, Arcadia, CA 91006
Telephone Number: +1 (626) 574-8889
Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday 9:00am – 10:00pm
Official Website: www.arcadiacapitalseafood.com
Facebook: Capital Seafood
Capital Seafood Restaurant Menu
Capital Seafood Restaurant Dimsum Menu
CAPITAL SEAFOOD Restaurant 金都, Los Angeles, CA
The Capital Seafood Restaurant Group is all over California. From Arcadia, to Irvine, Rowland Heights, Monterey Park to Garden Grove and even all the way to Las Vegas, Nevada, Capital Seafood Restaurant is one of those popular to-go dimsum restaurants with long, long lines due to Los Angeles’ growing Asian community. You can expect lines to start as early as 11:30 in the morning, and since dimsum is being served until 3:00 in the afternoon, people who prefer to eat dimsum for lunch will still keep on coming even for a later meal. You can opt to make a reservation at their official website here.
While I still find Atlantic Dimsum restaurant’s taste familiar and better suited for my tastebuds, Capital Seafood’s slightly upscale selection doesn’t hurt. Dimsum dishes are grouped into A, B, C and D classes that correspond to the prices $2.38, $3.68, $4.68, and $5.98 respectively.
Turnip Cake – $2.38
Capital Seafood’s Turnip Cake is somewhat mediocre compared to Atlantic’s. I didn’t find it to be my favorite.
Deep Fried Shrimp and Pork Dumpling – $2.38
Shrimp and Chives Dumpling was unavailable during my visit, which is a shame since we had to substitute this Deep Fried Shrimp and Pork dumpling instead that had too tough of an exterior. Not a fan of it.
Pig Red Cake and Chives – $4.68
Then there’s the unique Pig Red Cake (translated: blood) and Chives that seemed to be too rich for my liking. I can only manage one or two cubes because this is just too high voltage for my health.
Sliced Pepper with Beef Tripe – $3.68
This order was a huge mistake. I was hoping for a repeat of what I ate at Atlantic Dimsum. This was Steamed Beef Tripe but cooked differently which I thought was the Beef Stomach (Honey Comb Tripe) with Turnip. Anyway, it was a good break from all the fatty foods I ate recently.
Salt and Pepper Soft Shell Crab – $5.98
Of course, you do not go to Capital Seafood without ordering Salt and Pepper Soft Shell Crab. It’s crispy but there was little meat in this crab. You could possibly split this with only two persons.
French Style Fillet Mignon – $16.95
Finally, one should never miss their French Style Fillet Mignon. It was the weirdest looking Fillet Mignon I have ever eaten, but the taste was incredibly juicy and flavourful, with just the right amount of sweetness in it. The meat was perfectly cooked and tender and I wished I can have more white rice to go with it.
Coconut Milk Purple Seed Cake – $3.68
I couldn’t pass the opportunity of ordering my new favorite dessert: Coconut Milk Purple Seed Cake. It had about the same taste as the one in Atlantic Dimsum Restaurant.
You don’t miss out on Capital Seafood when in Los Angeles, so take note of the key dishes that I think will make the most of your meal.
Capital Seafood Restaurant Rating:
|Taste and Originality:||(3.5 / 5)|
|Customer Experience:||(3.0 / 5)|
|Value for Money:||(3.0 / 5)|
|Brick and Mortar:||(3.0 / 5)|
|Average:||(3.1 / 5)|