New Capital Seafood Restaurant
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Member Reviews (10)
- New Capital Seafood RestaurantMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodies+ 4Jan 24, 2014
This place is very popular among your average Chinese family since it offers the lowest dim sum price in L.A. ($1.39 per dish on the weekdays) and always has some attractive promotion items for dinner.
Parking is manageable during the weekdays except Friday and the weekend is just like most places. Dim Sum hour is always packed here. As someone who has tried all of the dim sum restaurants in San Gabriel Valley, I will say that the dim sum quality is worse than before the price drop. The dinner here is always the same -- very inconsistent quality. Their most popular promotion deal is the lobster, which is clearly not fresh, and the taste suffers from heavy use of oil and grease.
Sure, the deal here almost sounds like a steal, but the reality is that the quality here is poor with most items and that also applies to the service, which is among the worst for this type of restaurant. Everyone will have a different opinion, but if you value quantity and value then this would be place for you -- just do not come here with high hopes for quality food.Recommended for:Foodies
- New Capital Seafood RestaurantMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 5Feb 27, 2013
Really tasty food here, and the restaurant is sprawling. I believe it takes up the entire 4th floor and it can easily host banquets and other special events. They have a good selection at dim sum and their normal menu is good too. If you're a fan of egg tarts, be sure to ask for them specifically since they're usually so popular you'll never see them on a cart.
In the same plaza are tons of shops, including a 99 Ranch Market so you can run other errands after you eat. Parking is usually a challenge, so give the underground lot a try. It's tight but there's almost always a spot.
- New Capital Seafood RestaurantJan 07, 2013
This review is solely for their dim sum.
When I want to eat cheap, good dim sum I go to New Capital Seafood. This restaurant serves cheap yet delicious dim sum! Weekend gets packed, will definitely wait in line for good 30-40 minutes at the least guaranteed. To avoid the wait, try to get there around 9 or 9:30 am before the brunch rush hour. My boyfriend and I always get seated immediately during this time. :)
The only down side to this restaurant is that the servers are quite rude. But that's like any other Chinese restaurant. If you're not Chinese or bold enough, often times you'll be left hanging while you're in need of water, condiments, and etc.
Overall, I rate New Capital Seafood 4 stars due to their reasonable price and food. If you're in the area, you should definitely check it out!
- New Capital Seafood RestaurantOct 09, 2012
I'd say this is destination of choice for most dim sum goers in the 626. At first I thought it was the cheap price that make people flock this place like they were giving out free lobsters. But after coming here a few times, I noticed that their price is pretty much the same as any other dim sum place. So why are people still roughing it out on the top of Focus plaza?
While some of the fancier seafood restaurants stopped with the traditional cart to dispense their dim sum, New Capital keeps it Old school with old ladies pushing metal carts and yelling out the delicious contents they carry. Could this be why people keep coming back?
New capital has been pretty good with keeping the original dishes tasty! What I mean is all the siu mais, ha gau, phoenix claws aka chicken feet, turnip cake, shrimp rolls, egg custards, and so on...but can they keep their standards up with the massive amount of hungry people to feed? Why yes! They do it very well in fact. The quality of the food is just as good as the first day I've been here. So is it because they could pump out quality and quantity at a fairly quick pace?
If you have ever been here, you know how massive this place actually is. Even with the sheer size of the restaurant, it's not enough room to seat all the weekend Yum Cha seekers. If you come a minute late, it could mean at least an hour wait. On Sat. and Sunday mornings, after 11am. You are pretty much guarantee an at least 30-45 min wait. For each minute you are late after 11am, add one minute to your waiting time. That's how I calculate it. Seriously! The waiting area gets so ridiculous that the top floor area just not enough room and people are forced to wait a floor below. So are people here for the Hype?
Whatever the real reason is, people seems to love this place. And it's probably for all the right reasons. If you don't come early, I hope you enjoy fighting for parking and as well as waiting a serious long line to get your food. So maybe eat breakfast before you come? ;)
- New Capital Seafood RestaurantMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodies+ 1Jul 31, 2012
This place is HUGE! They can accommodate two weddings AND still serve their regular clientele. The food is decent and relatively inexpensive, but obviously not of the highest quality. I'd say it's a good place for a casual dinner with a larger party.