Pick a little, talk a little, that’s what dim sum is all about. Have a bite and have even better conversation. While dim sum in China and Hong Kong is known to last for hours because of chatty diners, here in Orange County there’s an abundance of places to grab these little bites. Try any of our top 5 picks and you’ll see for yourself, these restaurants are worth talking about.
1 Capital Seafood
With a huge dining room and lavish decorations that bring to mind Vegas more readily than the East, pay more attention to the dim sum at Capital Seafood and you'll be all set. With dozens of selections every day and even more on the weekends, one taste and you'll see why the lines bust through the doors.
2 Ho sum Bistro
Coastal dim sum? You'll find food and a view at Ho Sum, where there's dim sum no matter what time of day it is. Cool and modern, you can have brunch or lunch here without the trappings of huge Chinese spots without sacrificing any of flavor.
3 Ten Ten Seafood
With one of the biggest dim sum menus in Orange County there's no doubt that Ten Ten scores a perfect 10 when it comes to their dim sum. From dumplings to congee, they have everything you'd want and even more things you didn't even know you wanted to order. Modern takes on tradition include eggplant dishes, calamari and more.
4 China Garden
Irvine's definitely a go-to for Chinese brunch, and China Garden should be a go-to for you. Inside, it's straightforward, but they've got almost hundreds of little steaming dumplings for you to choose from. Try them all on one visit, or be more realistic and come back for seconds.
5 Furiwa Chinese Restaurant
Little Saigon's most popular restaurant for dim sum, there's a long wait but most patrons are more than happy to wait when the food's this amazing. A huge selection, fresh ingredients and some of the quickest service in the county make this stop a standby that you'll be adding to your list of favorites.