For those of us who never got to try the dim sum at Royal Kitchen Seafood in Irvine, it's too late. That site is now occupied by a branch of Spicy City, which has been operating on Convoy St. in the Clairemont Mesa of San Diego for almost 10 years. Spicy City seems to be inspired by the Yunnan Garden chain--a Yunnan/Sichuan menu with a table full of cold appetizer items. If this had opened up in the SGV it wouldn't be anything special, but it does fill a void in the Irvine area. Spicy City is at 14310 Culver Dr., in the huge shopping center north of Walnut Ave.
545 W Las Tunas Dr, San Gabriel, CA 91776