Jumbo Floating Restaurant
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- Jumbo Floating RestaurantMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 5Aug 02, 2013
Jumbo is a bit of a tourist trap, but it's something you should do once while you're in HK. The floating restaurant is so ornate and flashy, it looks like a casino in the middle of the water. You'll take a small boat about 100 yards out to the restaurant. You can go with one of their pre-fixe dinners if you want to try several of their popular dishes. The seafood is very fresh. For something different, order their drunken shrimp dish. The server carts out live shrimp in a bowl and drowns them in wine before firing them up. It's a spectacle!Recommended for:
- Jumbo Floating RestaurantJul 16, 2012
Feel like dinner amidst the sumptuous surroundings of a Chinese palace? Welcome to the Jumbo Kingdom, one of Hong Kong's truly unique attractions. Since its opening in 1976 as the Jumbo Floating Restaurant, it has excelled in the preparation of seafood for discerning diners. The restaurant, designed like a classic Chinese palace, can accommodate up to 2,300 people. Situated in Aberdeen harbour, the Jumbo is one of the world's largest floating restaurants and an iconic tourist landmark of Hong Kong.
The multifaceted Jumbo Kingdom also has a "six-star" gourmet restaurant, which provides excellent quality food featuring traditional Chinese and modern fusion dishes, as well as a tea garden.
- Jumbo Floating RestaurantJul 05, 2012
The Jumbo Floating restaurant at Aberdeen, Hong Kong island is fantastic! We went at night and what a fantastic sight it was, all lit up in the dark! There are dining rooms on various levels of Jumbo. These are reached from a very ornate, elegant staircase. We had to queue to eat, but when we actually got to sit down, it was worth the wait. The service was great, as was the food. Such an extensive menu to choose from, took ages and recommendations from the waiting staff before we could order! Definitely visit "Jumbo" if you go to Hong Kong. Can be expensive but you can choose dishes to suit your budget.
- Jumbo Floating RestaurantJul 05, 2012
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!!!!
- Jumbo Floating RestaurantJul 04, 2012
Flashy overpriced ritzy kind of place but caters mostly to visitors. Those with not so many Cantonese HK dining experiences will certainly enjoy the idea of seafood and other food on a boat, and if you watched HK movie Infernal Affairs 2, there were a few scenes shot on Jumbo. Hardcore gourmet blogger types steer clear of this loveboat mammoth, and find their absolute best seafood experiences either in Lau Fau Shan, or....Aberdeen fish market canteen...or Ap Lei Chau food centers near the fish market.