Jumbo Floating Restaurant, Hong Kong

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Aberdeen 852-25539111

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    The Jumbo Floating Restaurant...

    by lihue Written Sep 7, 2002

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    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.

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    Night Scene: Jumbo Floating Restaurant

    by frqtflyr Written Sep 1, 2002

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    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.

    Jumbo Restaurnat - Night

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    The Largest Restaurant in the World: Jumbo Floating Restaurant---Aberdeen

    by seagoingJLW Updated Jul 10, 2003

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    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.

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    Jumbo Restaurant: Famous and Overpriced

    by seagoingJLW Updated Jul 10, 2003

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    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.

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    by slaybelle Updated Aug 25, 2002

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    The Famous Jumbo Restaurants

    The world's largest floating restaurants are moored in Aberdeen harbour, offering both sensational Cantonese food and glittering photo-opportunities.

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    AberdeenAberdeen is a scenic...

    by Axel-M Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Aberdeen is a scenic highlight of any trip around Hong Kong Island. Brightly decorated trawlers, which double as floating homes for Aberdeen's fishermen, fill a sheltered harbour whose hillsides are decked with woodland and residential towers - not to mention Hong Kong's famously glitzy floating restaurants.

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    In the evening we had dinner...

    by Anne_Miranda Written Aug 25, 2002

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    In the evening we had dinner with our group on the Jumbo Floating Restaurant. This restaurant is pure glitz; every Chinese symbol and ornament imaginable was put on the outside and inside of the structure. The food was terrible and we all wished that we had skipped the whole evening. This was especially true for the couple that had come back early from Macau just for the dinner. The view of the restaurant, as seen from the boat tour around Aberdeen the previous day, would have been enough.

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  • I normally wouldn't recommend...

    by london.gal Written Aug 24, 2002

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    I normally wouldn't recommend anyone to do the real touristy stuffs but I am going to make an exception here. You must come, at the very least - once - to the Jumbo Seafood Floating Restaurant. This floating restaurant will provide motor boats to ferry customers to and from Aberdeen (waterfront) and is a particularly pretty sight at night.

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    I know most people would...

    by Krystynn Written Aug 24, 2002

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    I know most people would advise you against coming here. But then again, this restaurant is almost like a national monument. So you must come and have a meal here (be it for - lunch or dinner). The Jumbo Floating Restaurant.

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    I actually didn't eat here but...

    by debankh Updated Aug 24, 2002

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    I actually didn't eat here but snapped a picture during a boatride past-- The Jumbo Floating Restaurant. I can not vouch for the food or prices but it definately would be an experience to eat on this large floating restaurant (near Stanley Market I think)

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    Jumbo Floating Restaurant: Floating Experience

    by keeweechic Updated Apr 30, 2003

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    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.

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    As much as the food, the...

    by pjallittle Written Aug 24, 2002

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    As much as the food, the adventure of going to this famous restauarant known simply as 'JUMBO'S' is an enjoyable and different experience. To get to it, you are transported by a small ferry boat owned and operated by the restaurant.

    It seems that many VT members who have been to this restaurant are not aware of this free service.

    The fact that it is a floating restaurant is unique and, of course, it is heavily decorated. The lights which you can see in the picture makes for quite a sight.

    In actual fact, for all of the unique qualities and ambience, you can get comparable food at half the price in many smaller and less glittery restaurants in either Hong Kong Island or Kowloon.

    Favorite Dish:
    There were four of us who all ordered different kinds of seafood dishes and then split them up amongst the group. The hot and spicy fish was exceptional as were all of the other dishes.

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    Jumbo Floating Restaurant: Multi-level Floating Restaurant

    by Flyboy9MR Written Sep 18, 2006

    Fun, interesting place. Each level is like a different restaurant. Outdoor seating gives you a good view of the mini-harbor. And as you can see, this place is lit up like a Xmas tree. Food is pretty good too... fish was very fresh. Upstairs also provides lounge chair seating indoors. And make sure you catch the last junk to the restaurant! Seafood served Chinese style and other.

    Favorite Dish: Pan fried fish (multiple types to select from).

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  • Jumbo Floating Restaurant: Worth a look, but no good for vegitarians

    by secart Updated Sep 21, 2006

    The menu is heavy populated with seafood and meat options, not good for a vegetarian. They did try but the two mushroom dishes provided lacked flavour and imagination. I was informed by carnivorous friends that the duck was quite good, but very over priced. Guess you pay for the view.

    Favorite Dish: None, the wine was good, but way over priced.

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  • Jumbo Floating Restaurant: Dont Spend Your Savings On This Touristtrap

    by ctacta Written Jul 27, 2006

    This is a huge boat serving food faster than McDonalds can handover a hamburger.
    I am NO kidding...

    We took the most expensive tour with Spledid in Hong Kong and this socalled restaturant was going to be the hightlight of the trip. It was real trash and the worst meal we had ever in Hong Kong.

    So dont spend your time or money on this place. And dont take any tours with splendid.
    All they care about is your money and that you cant get a refund.

    Favorite Dish: None.

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