The floating restaurant in Aberdeen is one of Hong Kong's best-known icons... It looks like a massive Chinese palace that floats on the water and the experience starts right from the moment you board the boat that takes you there from the pier.
The design is inspired by the Chinese emperor's palace with wide use of gold and velvet red colors. The cuisine specializes mostly in seafood, prepared in various Chinese styles, but the extensive menu also features a selection of meat and poultry specialties... There are numerous set-menu options available so everyone can find something he likes...
Surely, There are better seafood restaurants across Hong Kong... (although the food here is quite good and diverse), but the dining experience is quite special and memorable... especially if you have never been here before.
Prices are slightly on the high side (not insanely though)
Open from Monday to Saturday, 11 am to 11:30 pm and on Sunday, from 7:30 am to 11:30 pm (over the weekend, they also offer activities for kids so you can enjoy your meal quietly while the toddlers are kept busy...)
Address: Shum Wan Rd., Aberdeen, Phone: 2553 9111
How to get there ? Quite a few buses go from the city center to Aberdeen's Promenade pier (from where you will be taken to the restaurant by boat). Bus Nos. 72, 72A, 38 and 42 leave from Causeway Bay (next to the entrance of Mitsukoshi department store, exit F of MTR-Causeway Bay).
Bus Nos. 70 and 75 leave from the terminus, next to MTR-Admiralty, as well as from Exchange Square (next to MTR-Central).
A taxi from the city center (Central / Admiralty) will charge you something like HK$ 100 - one way.