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King Lobster Palace

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2045 N Tustin St, Orange, CA 92865-3901
+1 714-282-9788
10:30 - 21:30
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Villa Park, California
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

My grandson and I make a regular habit (about weekly) of having dim sum at King Lobster Palace. We are always pleased with the selection and quality of the offerings, including some that we've not had elsewhere such the deep fried seaweed wrapped shrimp. The wait staff treats like family and is readily available to meet our every request. I... More 

Thank jadraughonart
Fullerton, California
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203 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

We have been here several times now. Nice decor. Service is typical for an Asian Restaurant. The food is a little more starchy and slimy than I would like but it is because the cuisine is provincial. I like more of the spicier cuisine like Hunan or Schezwan. They also have dim sum on the weekend which is always pretty... More 

Thank jt99941
Orange, California, United States
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2016

I took my Mother here last light based on the reviews. Service was VERY POOR, which I expected based on the comments I read, but OMG I had no idea how poor! I ordered the Dim Sum Assorted appetizer, was awesome, my Mother ordered an Ice Tea and I a Coke. She got a glass with Ice, and Tea. I... More 

Thank Lee S
Orange, California
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221 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2016

I never think of fine dining and Chinese in the same sentence, but this is truly the place to enjoy both. I have their excellent dim sum, but a dinner of family plates is a real treat and a wonderful evening.

1 Thank terrywaldon
Fountain Valley, California
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220 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2016

4 stars for the dim sum, the decor, the service, and the value. Our table of 8 was seated close to the kitchen, so the food was hot, and the service fast. 4.5 stars average for all the dim sum, notable was the steamed bao, 5 stars, which had a light thin outside bun and ample delicious filling. OTOH, the... More 

1 Thank edq88222
Anaheim, California
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204 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2015

Usually, I have great dim sum in Rowland Heights or Huntington Beach area. I forgot that a decent dim sum restaurant is close to home. I have eaten dim sum here years ago. I enjoy the food then as well as now. Parking places were available in the front on this Friday during lunch time. However, there were also many... More 

1 Thank Harold H
Orange, CA
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47 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2015 via mobile

For some reason hubby was craving for dimsum. I vowed not to come back here but either that or drive all the way to Bolsa. So decided to give in and give this place a second chance. I don't know what happened but the gals pushing the dimsum carts were actually nice! Not only that, the food was actually very... More 

Thank Ria V
Anaheim, California
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2015

The dim sum here beats anyplace in Orange County. My mother's favorite is the baked buns with pork. Most placed only have Char Siu Bao. Not baked. The breading is slightly sweet. The have the best shiu mai I have ever eaten. So delicious. Their seaweed wrapped shrimp is devine. Love their dim sum.

1 Thank sgwmsw
Denver, Colorado
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41 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2014

I've been to this restaurant three times now and they consistently make authentic, good tasting Chinese food. If you are looking for Dim Sum, go for lunch. If you are new to Dim Sum start with the shrimp dumplings. If you are looking for something more exotic, go with the chicken feet or tripe. If you don't know what you... More 

1 Thank OnlyTheBestInLife
Santa Ana, California
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550 reviews
427 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 263 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2014

Finding a good Dim Sum restaurant is not easy in the central Orange County area, and so I highly recommend the King Lobster. The food is always hot, flavorful, and the parking is easy. We consider this one of our favorite places. When we had lunch there on Saturday, we saw a couple being seated who said to the waitress,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Chinese, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
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Open Hours
10:30 - 21:30
10:30 - 21:30
10:30 - 21:30
10:30 - 21:30
10:30 - 21:30
10:30 - 21:30
10:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2045 N Tustin St, Orange, CA 92865-3901
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Orange
  • Phone Number: +1 714-282-9788

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?