For seafood lovers the Jumbo Kingdom is a required stop!
Jumbo is a Hong Kong icon and has developed into a theme park on the sea.
Favorite Dish: Fresh seafood of all kinds: Fish, Clams, Prawns, Lobster, you name it!
A novel experience and yes a wee bit of a tourist trap. But dont be put off. The prices don't rip you off by any means and the little extra you may be is worth it for the free ferries back and forth across the harbour, the views while in the restaurant and the decor. Menu is extensive and they will even cater for veggies.
Favorite Dish: Try the noodles
Although once advertised as the largest floating restaurant in the world, it is now no longer floating, and is supported on a huge base of concrete.
It was suggested by our associate from Hong Kong that we may like to visit the Jumbo restaurant but perhaps not eat there as there are many restuarants who offer better food, keener prices and not so touristy.
You can take their free ferry from Shum Wan Pier and spend a good hour looking around the restuarants and shops on the Jumbo
The best part about the Jumbo Floating Restaurant is getting there, old wooden boats pick you up and take you for a short ride.
We had dinner with the owner Lawrence Ho, who was such an amazing host, he made sure we tried the best they have.
The service amazing. The decor was perfect. Feng Shui in full swing!!!!!
Favorite Dish: Try the shark fin soup. It was a dish I won't be having anytime soon, but, there are many health benefits. Taste like your eating......slime soup.
It would not surprise me if this makes it into the tourist trap section as well due to the large number of tourists. Jumbo is a large floating restaurant in a harbor on Hong Hong Island. You take a shuttle boat from the pier in order to access this place. I think this gives it some of its charm.
As for the food, there is a good variety to choose from at different price ranges. You can go with the familiar choices such as rice, chicken, or beef, or you can try something more local such as shark's fin soup.
Perhaps the Jumbo is somewhat touristy, however it was an interesting experience. I got a chance to meet some of my fellow travellers there.
I've been eating here several times, during lunch or dinner time, but the experiences I got were always wonderful.
Located on the Aberdeen, this multi-decked Jumbo Floating Restaurant provides complimentary shuttle ferry services from 2 sets of ornate piers. Inside, the restaurant has sumptious "imperial" decor - thousands of colorful lights, gilded dragons and carved wood.
During night time, the sparkling lights in the Aberdeen harbour is truly amazing.
Favorite Dish: Their Cantonese & fresh seafood were as attractive as their decor.
There is not really anything special about this restaurant, for it just serves seafood & dim sum. The food is not particularly outstanding, & the cost was not really reasonable.
However, it might be a little more fun to get there, for you have to take a small boat from a pier to reach the restaurant. But if you are looking to eat something special offshore, I advised you join a cruise to the South Pacific, Caribbean or Europe instead.
Somehow, the place looks a little old & dirty, but it has been here for over 20 years.
Came here as part of a business trip so have no idea on the costs. But this is one of those landmark places one should visit just to say they've been there.
Favorite Dish: Fish head soup - It freked out most of the North Americans in my group, to see a whole fish including the head.
This is the famous overpriced Jumbo seafood restaurant in Aberdeen. You take a free ferry out to the restaurants. There are really three of them.
It is the world's largest floating restaurant and can accommodate up to 2300 guests at one time. It has a staff of more than 300.
Take a No 70 or No 75 Citybus from either Central or Admiralty to Aberdeen and board a free shuttle boat to the Jumbo Floating Restaurant.
Jumbo, the world's largest restaurant consists of three floating ships. It no longer floats since concrete was placed under it. You get to it by ferry from Shum Wan Pier. You can then choose to dine at Tai Pat, Sea Palace or Jumbo Palace. You can select your meal from either the menu or the tank.
A must for something very different in Hong Kong is a visit to the Jumbo Floating Restaurant in Aberdeen (Hong Kong Island). More photos in a separate travelogue.
Dim sum and seafood dining experienced in a traditional glamorous Chinese imperial decor. Food wasn't outstanding but it was a fun night finding our way out there by bus then taking the small boat out to the restaurant.
Most famous restaurant in Hong Kong is the floating Jumbo-restaurant. Here you can eat an excellent dinner or go during the day (cruise-tour) for a Dim Sum-lunch. Still, there are numerous restaurants, especially in Kowloon-district that serve you tasteful dishes from Kantonese to Czechuan, but ... if you don't want Chinese (I wouldn't understand it, how could you?!?), there is also a wide choice in other food.
The Jumbo Floating Restaurant is nice for lunch, although it can get crowded by tour groups. It's very touristy, so you can hardly expect a quiet atmosphere, but nevertheless its still worth visiting.
Hong Kong Island:
Hong Kong Island is the big city brother of Kowloon -
A tightly packed, towering city that hasn't been slowed
by Chinese rule. The bustle of people in all areas living
and working is the biggest attraction to the island, although
many visitors head to Aberdeen, on the southern side of
the island, where 8000 people live or work on junks
anchored in the harbour. Sampan tours of the Aberdeen
Harbour are definitely worth the price. Be sure to check
out the many floating restaurants.
The Famous Jumbo Restaurants
The world's largest floating restaurants are moored in Aberdeen harbour, offering both sensational Cantonese food and glittering photo-opportunities.