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Early bird dim sum special at Capital Seafood (Monterey Park)

raytamsgv May 2, 2011 01:48 PM

Capital Seafood in Monterey Park has an early bird special for dim sum. All small, medium, and large dishes go for $1.88 from 8 AM to 1130 AM. This means you need to get the check before 1130AM. The dim sum is medium quality--not quite Elite or Sea Harbour but much better than Yum Cha Cafe. We got there a little after 830 AM. The selection was a bit on the sparse side, but it really picked up by 9 AM--many more carts and larger selection. It was moderately crowded, so I think their promotion deal is rather popular.

There are other dinner specials listed in Chinese, but I was too lazy to translate them.

They also have a takeout location just a few storefronts to the south between Kee Wah bakery and Wing Hop Fung. All dim sum dishes there are $1.88, and there are the usual roast ducks, roast pork, chicken, etc.

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    granadafan May 2, 2011 07:36 PM

    Thanks for the tip.

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      selfportrait93 May 2, 2011 07:54 PM

      They open the earliest in that area. The couple of times we wanted to go somewhere else for dimsum early in the a .m., we ended up at Capital Seafood because our choice was still closed.

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      1. re: selfportrait93
        Chandavkl May 2, 2011 09:19 PM

        Actually, after the change in ownership from a couple of years ago, NBC started opening at 8 am. Also I think New Capital opens earlier than that.

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        8823 Garvey Ave, Rosemead, CA

      2. ipsedixit May 2, 2011 08:01 PM

        Top Island has similar pricing, and they do it all day, plus they open at 7:30.

        However, the quality is definitely not "medium" ...

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          granadafan May 2, 2011 08:36 PM

          Can you clarify. Is Top Island good or bad, if not medium?

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            ipsedixit May 2, 2011 08:51 PM

            It's awful.

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