The Jumbo kingdom floating restaurant is soOo unique! it's name came from where it is situated, obviously, floating in the aberdeen harbor. this restaurant is so popular among the locals and especially to the tourists. We went here to have lunch on my last day in HK but I think it's better if you go there at night since the restaurant is lighted with its surrounded colorful light bulbs.
Restaurant Business hours: Mon-Sat 11am-1130pm Sunday & Public Holidays 7-1130pm
From the entrance of the restaurant, you will be welcomed by these 2 giant dragon pillars. Once you entered, at the right side is the stairs going up inside the restaurant giving you this yellowish luminosity. infront of the resto, is a platform with a 2 golden chairs, like a king's and queen's throne. You can try to take a picture sitting in these chairs 'cause we just did!
the foods we ordered are mostly dimsums. I usually eat in chinatown in Manila and I really and strongly believe that all dimsums tastes the same. if you're a fan of dimsums, I think you better try this one! with its unique style and ambience, it's a totally a different experience!
Favorite Dish I really love siomai and this "hakaw" i'm not quite sure if in HK they have the same name of this dimsum, in chinatown in Manila, it's a shrimp enclosed in a wanton wrapper that looks like a balloon.. it's really good!!! you gotta try it!!!!
But I recently got the information that they change their menu occasionally without prior notice. So, if you're a dimsum lover and unexpectedly you were asked to order with this menu content, then it's your lucky day!!!!
YOU HAVE TO TAKE A SHORT BOAT RIDE TO THE JUMBO FLOATING RESTAURANT....THAT IN IT SELF IS NOT STANDARD, SO IT IS EXCITING. IT'S ANOTHER FAMOUS PLACE THAT HAS BEEN IN HONG KONG FOR YEARS....A REAL RIP OFF BUT THE AMBIENCE AND SOMETHING NEW GIVES THE PLACE A TWIST. THE FOOD IS OKAY AND NOT THE BEST I HAD, YET THE BILL AT THE END IS LIKE DINING AT A FOUR STAR RESTAURANT. STILL IT IS FUN AND NOT THE NORM...I HAD SEAFOOD THERE PICKED FRESH FROM THE TANKS,,,IT SWAM AROUND A FEW TIMES BEFORE IT WAS CAUGHT FOR DINNER...THE BIG ONE MADE THREE COURSES FOR US
Favorite Dish I picked fresh fish of the day. I sentenced it to death by pointing out I wanted the big fish..
( a grouper). Out of the fish, they made three dishes with it, one steam fish, debone at the table and taken to the kitchen to make soup. fish tails and head . I small fillet was cut out to make stir fry vegetables mix with the fishes....good meal, served six.
cheers Tommy x
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.
Before leaving for Hong Kong almost everyone we spoke to had insisted that we need to go to Jumbo Restaurant for dinner. Now you need to know if you are a foodie or not, and by foodie I mean if you like to go and try out new cuisines and also scary looking stuff. If Yes, then Jumbo Restaurant is recommended, if not then please avoid.
As I (nor my wife) are very adventurous with regards to food, we could have well avoided the Jumbo Restaurant, but given the recommendations we received we decided to give it a shot.
How to Get there: Jumbo Restaurant is in the Aberdeen Area and you can get there from central by cab or by Bus. You can take any bus which goes to Aberdeen (I think the number was 571 and you need to get off at the last stop). However I recommend you take a cab, as the Bus Drivers usually do not understand English and you will be clueless as to where to get off.
When you get off you will need to walk along the waterfront and take the complimentary ferry to the restaurant which is offered by the Restaurant. It will have a big and well lit signage clearly stating Jumbo Restaurant. There are some chargeable ferries which will also take you there and the owners will try to get you into one – but please avoid. Just walk along the waterfront (depending where your bus drops you off) until you get to the Jumbo Signage.
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Favorite Dish Chicken Tikka
As they themselves say "A Must-Go Attraction"
I had seen the Jumbo already in 1987. Somehow coming back after 22 years it still looked the same: a spectacular big boat with lots of colorful decoration beneath all those highrise buildings in Aberdeen. In the past I had not been very interested to eat there. But now I was invited.
It is really a great experience. Wonderful to sit on the upperdeck in a warm fullmoon night. Food was nice and service was good.
Queen elisabeth ii has eaten here as also famous actress Gong Li and Tom Cruise
Favorite Dish There are several restaurants and bars
Jumbo, The floating restaurant in Aberdeen harbor is the place to go. This restaurant has been in many of the Hong Kong films, especially the 007 films. It is in the harbor, so you take a boat to get to it. The reataurant is a floating Chinese wood carving exhibit. It is covered with hand carved dragons, really quite stunning. I can't think of a more impressive place in Hong Kong to take someone.
It also has English menus, and while you are there, go see the aquarium onboard. This is where your fish dinner will come from.
You can take a taxi from Central HK Island, or you can visit Victoria peak via the tram and catch a taxi from the top to Aberdeen for a picturesque ride to the restaurant.
Favorite Dish Anything is good, but I like to take friends and clients to the afternoon dim sum. You can also pick out your own seafood from their aquarium.
This is one of the most filmed restaurants of Hong Kong - the Jumbo Floating Restaurant.
It is a double storey boat which serve typical seafoond and Cantonese style cooking on board. Most people come for the atmosphere rather than quality of the food.
Jumbo Floatig Restaurant is frequented mainly by tourists and locals bringing their overseas business clients or foreign visiting friends.
There is a small boat ferrying from the terminal to the floating restaurant. At night, it is more surreal with all the bright lights on the boat over the dark sea.
Its a nice place for tourist. When you get there you arrive at the port where a small boat takes you to the the floating resturant. Warning! This place is very expensive, but the food is very good. A 10% service charge will be added to your bill, so there's no need to pay extra tips. Its a nice and quiet place for couples to enjoy their dinner. The lights and the decoration on the boat attracts me most, looks very nice when we went there at night. Be sure to bring your cameras to take some nice pictures.
Favorite Dish We ordered a set dinner with 9 dishes. The shark fin soup, abalone, and the fish was the best out of the 9 dishes. The other ones are just crispy chicken and other veggies. Overall the meal was very expensive, the bill came out to 900 HK dollars per person. I do not recommend eating the set dinners, but if you crave for shark fin soup and abalone then the set dinner would be a better deal.
Jumbo Floating Restaurant is as much a tourist attraction as it is a restaurant. Since it opened in 1976 it has received more than 30 million visitors including Queen Elizabeth, Tom Cruise and Gong Li. It was opened by Dr Stanley Ho at an initial cost of HK$30 million, but has recently undergone a multi-million dollar renovation. It is the biggest floating restaurant in the world and can seat up to 2,300 diners.
Its main Dragon Court restaurant is on the first deck. It serves Cantonese cuisine. Personally, I found the food here overpriced and, by Hong Kong standards, mediocre.
I would say come and have a look at the place because it is one of Hong Kong's most famous tourist attractions, but don't expect it to be a fine dining experience.
A Deluxe Set Menu for 2 in the Dragon Court restaurant costs HK1,680.
There is a 10% service charge.
Opening Hours: 11:00-23:30 Mon-Sat, 0700-23:30 Sun & Public Holidays
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.
Although we didnt get to eat here, I thought I would include it in my tips, as it would be magnificent to visit and enjoy!
The Jumbo Floating Restaurant is known as a tourist Icon in Hong Kong.
It was built in 1976 and recently has had a major facelift...It is known for its "6Star" food and caters mainly in seafood..It can accomodate 2,300 people and is one of the worlds largest floating restaurant..We were warned it was expensive...but I would like to eat there just for the experience...Next time!
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).