Jumbo Floating Restaurant
Shum Wan Pier Dr, Wong Chuk Hang, Hong Kong
Photo by Giulio Andreini / age fotostock
Jumbo Floating RestaurantYes, it’s very touristy, but if you enjoy a bit of flamboyance with your sightseeing, then pass the hoisin sauce. The world’s largest floating restaurant can seat 2,300 diners. The gilded and mirrored Chinese imperial-style rooms feature dragons, pagodas, and lots of red and gold—the twin colors of prosperity and good luck—and are especially dazzling at night when lit up. The multicourse meals focus on seafood and fish (served traditionally with heads intact). The point isn’t just about eating: Floating restaurants like Jumbo and its sister floatie, Tai Pak, have been around since the 1950s and are a cultural touchstone featured in movies and frequented by celebrities and royalty. Free ferries shuttle diners back and forth to Jumbo and Tai Pak from the Aberdeen Promenade jetties.