We saw this place on our tour it apparently is a well known tourist attraction.
When we were there it was under scaffolding, and it has apparently (according to the website) had a multi-million dollar refurbishment which transformed it into a theme park on the sea.
Favorite Dish: I don't think we actually ate here.
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, 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.
The Famous Jumbo Restaurants
The world's largest floating restaurants are moored in Aberdeen harbour, offering both sensational Cantonese food and glittering photo-opportunities.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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)
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.