The Jumbo Kingdom Floating Restaurant is a must-see attraction for all Hong Kong visitors. It is a massive multi-level floating structure decorated in the style of an ancient Chinese imperial palace and moored in Aberdeen South Typhoon Shelter, within Hong Kong's Aberdeen Harbour.
It was first opened to the public in 1976 and cost million of dollars to build. It has attracted hordes of visitors since its opening including popular personalities and local celebrities such Queen Elizabeth II, John Wayne, Tom Cruise, Chow Yun-fat and Gong Li.
In 2003, Jumbo Kingdom went through a massive renovation which included other options for tourists apart from the numerous dining establishments. Aside from restaurants, there are now shops, sightseeing and cultural attractions. At present, Jumbo Kingdom continues to be one of the most visited tourist attractions in Hong Kong.
Within the Jumbo Kingdom are several dining establishments, each offering a variety of cuisines and ambiance. Dragon Court, for instance, is a fine dining restaurant serving authentic and innovative Cantonese cuisines while Topdeck offers guest with western meals.
Attractions at the Jumbo Kingdom include:
- Topdeck - a bar and western style restaurant located on Jumbo Kingdom's top deck. It features a 800-square metre terrace where guests can dine al fresco.
- Dragon Court - a fine Chinese dining restaurant serving innovative and authentic Cantonese cuisine located on the first deck.
- Sampan Dining - Serves seafood 'typhoon shelter' meal on a traditional sampan, providing guests with a nostalgic dining experience.
- The Chinese Tea Garden
- Pier Plaza - an ideal venue for cocktails.
- Wine Garden
- Cooking Academy - a culinary school where students Are trained to cook Chinese dishes by Jumbo Kingdom's chefs.
- Bronzeware Exhibition
- Wine Garden
The Jumbo Kingdom is open Mondays to Saturdays (11:00 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.) and Sundays and Public Holidays (07:00 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.). It can be reached at Shum Wan Pier Drive, Wong Chuk Hang, Aberdeen, Hong Kong. There are free shuttle services to the restaurant from Aberdeen waterfront.