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Private Hong Kong Layover Tour: City Sightseeing with Round-Trip Airport Transport
"After pickup from the Hong Kong airport by private vehicle your five-hour layover tour begins with a ride on the Victoria Peak tram for spectacular views of Hong Kong Island and its skyscrapers. Take an eight-minute funicular railway ride to the summit where your personal guide will point out Kowloon and the surrounding islands of Victoria Harbour.Next pass beautiful Repulse Bay en route to your next destination the famous fishing village of Aberdeen. Marvel at Hong Kong's floating community on Aberdeen Harbour and learn about this thriving village where fishermen and their families still reside aboard traditional junk boats. You'll have the option to board a your guide will accompany you to Stanley Market where goods are available at just a fraction of the price in town. Browse the small shops for great deals on everything from Chinese costume jewelry and souvenirs to silk clothing and sportswear. When you’ve had your fill of bargain shopping
From HKD1,567.00
 
Hong Kong Super Saver: Hong Kong Island Tour plus Sheung Wan District Walking Tour
"Hong Kong Island Morning Sightseeing Tour:After hotel pickup (select hotels only) your guide will take you aboard a funicular tram to Victoria Peak to start your morning tour of Hong Kong Island with amazing views from the top. Look out past Kowloon and the surrounding islands before you descend and then head past picturesque Repulse Bay on your way to Aberdeen. Learn about this floating community where fishermen still reside aboard junks and take an optional trip aboard a sampan (flat-bottomed wooden boat) around the fascinating harbor (at an additional cost).Next your guide will take you to Stanley Market a must-see destination in Hong Kong. Browse the little shops for fantastic deals on everything from Chinese costume jewelry and souvenirs to silk clothing and sportswear. When you’ve had your fill of bargain hunting head to your final destination – a famous jewelry factory where professional craftsmen make gorgeous works of art
From HKD713.00
 
Kowloon Street Food Tour
"Make your own way to Yau Ma Tei MTR Station and meet your guide at Exit A1. After introductions follow your guide through the bustling streets of Kowloon where you first visit an open-air produce and fruit market. Here you can see the ingredients that go into local dishes before you taste the food in its final form.Next your guide leads you through the district a working-class area renowned for its inexpensive restaurants and food stalls where you eat and drink like the locals: in family-run greasy spoons and busy food courts. Sit elbow-to-elbow with other patrons and learn how to order in Cantonese as you dive no-nonsense culinary scene.Take in numerous small restaurants near the Temple Street Night Market. Taste favorite snacks main courses and desserts
From $57.00

City Hall Chinese Restaurant Tips (6)

Maxims Palace City Hall: Dim Sum Anyone?

Maxims is somewhat of an institution in Hong Kong. If you wish to see what all the fuss is about then expect to queue, mainly with other tourists also wanting to "experience the experience that is yum cha or dim sum depending on where you live".

There are plenty of well known and popular dim sum restaurants throughout the city where locals meet to yum cha (which in Cantonese means drink tea). I can personally recommend any branch of the Din Tai Fung chain for their fresh tasty choices. Having said that there is definitely something unique about Maxims though I'm not quite sure whether its the opulent chandeliered decor, the neverending frantic activity or just the idea of having dim sum served to your table from a variety of laden carts pushed by elderly ladies that appeals most.

Its all a bit crazy, certainly noisy, but fun at the same time so its quite easy to spend more than you realise. Its definitely a dining experience that you wont experience to the same extent anywhere else in the city and for that reason alone I recommend you bring your patience with you and join the end of the queue. The restaurant opens from 11.30am daily so smart people would get there earlier than that !!!

Favorite Dish I particularly liked the Sui Mai which is a parcel filled with pork and seafood and pork dumplings.

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swissfondue
Sep 22, 2013

City Hall Chinese Restaurant: Great Dim Sum

The Dim Sum here was awesome! My wife and I ate there on our trip in 2006. We went on for a Saturday lunch. I would reccomend showing up early, as it was quite busy when we came and only got busier. The view was very nice as well.

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movybuf
Apr 05, 2007

City Hall Chinese Restaurant: Yam Cha here with friends

Like others have no doubt said - a traditional way to Yam Cha and eat Dim Sum. A huge hall with about a dozen trolleys going around, when we went as a table for 7, there were only 2 or 3 other table occupied by Westerners.

The food is great - everything is fresh and very tasty. Pork, beef and shrimp dim sums abound, and you have to finish the meal off with a custard tart.

The only minor down side was that it took ages for a diet coke to arrive for one of our crew, but the jasmine tea was there in an instant!

Timing Tip - arrive before 11h45 to make sure you don't have to queue,

Favorite Dish Pork buns!

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duncanlbrown
Jan 08, 2006

City Hall Chinese Restaurant: Best dim sum in HK

This is one of the few dim sum restaurants in HK that use carts to take the food around (wide lanes and space being at a premium here).

Having carts means instant gratification for the food and a see before you buy scenario. It's v. busy so there's a lot of buzz. You'll probably have to wait 15 mins for a table - unless you get there around 11.30. Weekends will be busier. If you go too late e.g. around 2pm, a lot of stuff isn't available anymore.

It's slightly more expensive than other dim sum restaurants, but well worth it.

Favorite Dish Steamed chicken with chinese mushrooms on rice - usually this is a filler dish for me, but here it was awesome.

Chicken feet are good.

Sago and melon pudding in coconut milk for dessert

It's all good!

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Sep 05, 2005
 
 
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City Hall Chinese Restaurant: Good Dim Sum in Central

This is a very busy dim sum restaurant. We had to give our name to the maitre d and waited for a few moments for a table. The restaurant has nice views of the Harbour and piers. The dim sum comes around in various carts, but you can also order things off a menu. Arrive early for the best tables.

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trisanna
Aug 24, 2005

City Hall Chinese Restaurant: Must try the Dim Sum

Located inside the city hall in Central, the restaurant is well prepared for tourists. You can even ask for knife and fork if you can't handle the chopsticks!

Favorite Dish BBQ pork buns
Steamed shrimp dumplings
Spring rolls
Fried turnip cakes are a few to name. When the dim sum cart passes by, pick up the backet covers and try something you haven't tried before!

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