Jumbo Floating Restaurant Hong Kong

Back in the days, I had the opportunity to travel to Hong Kong with Janice, and this was one of the food spots we managed to visit. Known as the Jumbo Floating Restaurant in Abardeen Hong Kong, we were told it was one of the "must-go" place. It wasn't accessible by the light rail transit though, so we had to travel there by the bus #973 from Tsim Sha Tsui to Aberdeen. 

Jumbo Kingdom Floating Restaurant Abardeen Hong Kong
Jumbo Kingdom Floating Restaurant Abardeen Hong Kong

Jumbo Kingdom Floating Restaurant
Location: Aberdeen Harbour, Hong Kong Island, Aberdeen     
Hours     : Mon-Sat 11:30am-11:30pm; Sun and holidays 7am-11:30pm    
Transportation: Bus 7 or 70 from Central, 72 or 77 from Causeway Bay, or 973 from Tsim Sha Tsui to Aberdeen, and then the restaurant's free shuttle boat    
Phone   : 852/2553 9111    
Website: www.jumbo.com.hk     

Jumbo Kingdom Floating Restaurant Abardeen Hong Kong
The view from Abardeen Harbour, check out the restaurant across the river

Reaching the location in the late evening, we were really impressed by the "Chinese Palace" type of decoration. Jumbo Kingdom Floating restaurant is this Chinese Restaurant located inside this really huge ship. The only way to reach the ship was to take a boat across the waters. It was a pretty unique experience and truly a sight for the eyes. The short boat trip across was complimentary which was pretty cool.

Jumbo Kingdom Floating Restaurant Abardeen Hong Kong
The boat to Jumbo Kingdom Floating Restaurant
Jumbo Kingdom Floating Restaurant Abardeen Hong Kong
Our Complimentary Boat Ride to the restaurant

It only took us roughly 10 minutes to cross the river from Abardeen Harbour to our restaurant. As the boat approached the restaurant, I must say the Jumbo Floating Restaurant looks even better close up. I could actually feel the oriental mood seeping into me when I saw all these "dragon" Chinese decorations. The restaurant was located inside the ship on the first floor, with beautiful ambiance. 

Jumbo Kingdom Floating Restaurant Abardeen Hong Kong
Jumbo Kingdom Floating Restaurant

Soft yellow lighting filled the dining hall, with an "emperor's throne" in front at the stage. Being the avid and excited tourist that we were, Janice and I did not miss the opportunity to get a picture sitting on the throne. Like a king and queen we posed for the camera in front of all the diners. 

Jumbo Kingdom Floating Restaurant Abardeen Hong Kong
That's us on the "throne"

We didn't plan to have a heavy meal over at Jumbo Floating Restaurant as we actually wanted to continue our food hunting elsewhere in Hong Kong that night. Nevertheless, we did order some food to appease our stomach since it was dinner time after all. Check out what we had that night. 

Jumbo Kingdom Floating Restaurant Abardeen Hong Kong
#1 Appetizers, Nuts with pickled vegetables
Jumbo Kingdom Floating Restaurant Abardeen Hong Kong
#2 Egg with Tofu Soup
Jumbo Kingdom Floating Restaurant Abardeen Hong Kong
#3 Sweet and Sour Pork
Jumbo Kingdom Floating Restaurant Abardeen Hong Kong
#4 Fried Rice with Shrimps and Meat

Overall the meal was pretty good, simple but tasty. I couldn't say the price was reasonable though as it came up to be HK363 (RM140) for the two of us. I was told this restaurant catered to the rich and tourists alike, as it was located at Abardeen Harbour where the rich keeps their luxury yatchs and ships. Being first timers to Hong Kong, we did not mind though, it was the experience that counts. 

Jumbo Kingdom Floating Restaurant Abardeen Hong Kong
A shot for the Dragon Year with the Dragon Sculpture, pardon me for the serious face. Trying to look cool here, but failed.

Do remember to drop by this recommended tourist spot if you're traveling to Hong Kong. Jumbo Kingdom Floating Restaurant is in all the travel books' recommended tourist spot. Even though it may be slightly out of the way at Abardeen, but it's worth the effort I tell you. I hope to be able to share more stories from my travels in this blog, so do watch out for them when they come out.

More photos can be obtained from my FB Page Album below. 


wenn said...

Nice pictures! I was there in 2009 but I didn't eat there.

Isaac Tan said...

Hehe, have a lot more travel photos, but did not blog about it yet. These were taken in 2010. Nice restaurant :)

Xue Ren said...

wow! how much is the entrance fee? and how much do they charge for dinner eh? I saw this last time when I was in HK, but I didn't have a chance to try it out though. =O

Isaac Tan said...

Xue Ren,
Entrance is free, even the boat ride is free. But the food is pretty pricey, for two persons and a simple meal, I was charged RM140, it's stated up there :)

Cutebun said...

Why do I get the feeling of Abuden when reading Abardeen? LOL

The place was quite nice but the price...woah!

Charmaine Pua said...

An awesome experience! I'd certainly visit this place when I'm in HK too!

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Meitzeu said...

hehe :) Will be leaving to HK on this Tuesday!!!! :D

[SK] said...

hahahaha, a "must go" place?? hmmm, maybe only for tourists and not the locals.. i guess there are many other places where you can have nicer food, hahahaha~~ :p

Yvonne said...

saw the emperor's and empress's costume hanging on the left...should have taken your photo with that on...lagi gaya :)

Josarine said...

The fried rice with shrimps and meat, isnt that called yong zhou fried rice? I feel like eating that one now... ahhahaha...

Chasing Food Dreams said...

quite expensive for what you ordered but like you said... its everything in total that counts!

last pic, you look so 'garang'... hehehe :P

suituapui said...

Still around kah? You didn't use the Emperor's clothes for your photo on the throne? I was there a long time ago and I've the chopsticks to prove it:

choi yen said...

This place always appear in TVB HK drama :P

Charlie said...

trying to look cool but too serious =.=

Ken said...

nice restaurant with nice ambiance but comes with nice price too 0_0

Taufulou said...

wahhh..nice eh

been to hk a few times...still havent go there dine before

darranlow said...

Looks like an awesome place to dine at. It's like you are eating in the palace during the Tang dynasty!

toninkush said...

Well at such a high class place in Hong Kong, I think a hundred over bucks is probably normal? lol

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The Yum List said...

I've always wondered if the food is really good in these places or are they just for tourists?

FiSh said...

kinda pricey but that's the price in HK. been there once and they even charge me for every small plate of soy sauce ==

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Diana Diane Teo said...

Visited this place with my family back in year 2005 but never went in and have meals. Like you mentioned, it is too pricey.

KiD said...

emperor's throne..!! damn so cool..!! ini dragon manyak ong! :)

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Merryn said...

I did not dine here :( Took photo of the floating restaurant when we were in one of the cruise but did not stop to eat :'(