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Seafood Dining Experience on a Sampan Boat in Hong Kong

From US$ 118.00
  • 6-course seafood banquet with Chinese wine on a sampan boat in Hong Kong
  • An alternative culinary expereince ideal for food lovers
  • Witness an ancient Chinese folk ritual before boarding a floating restaurant
Seafood Dining Experience on a Sampan Boat in Hong Kong
From US$ 118.00
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Seafood Dining Experience on a Sampan Boat in Hong Kong
From US$ 118.00
Opt for the ultimate dining experience in Hong Kong with a seafood feast on a traditional sampan (Chinese boat). In a small group limited to 12 people, you’ll board a sampan boat restaurant and pleasure your palate with six courses of Chinese cuisine. Typical dishes include razor clams with minced garlic, clams and black bean sauce, typhoon shelter crab, and crab noodles, accompanied by Chinese Hua Diao wine. Plus, you’ll witness an ancient Chinese folk ritual at the start of your experience.
What to Expect
Meet your guide at 7pm under the TV at Times Square in Causeway Bay. You can get there by taking the MTR to Causeway Bay Station, Exit A and make your way out to ground level. Once outside, you will see the TV above about 164ft/50m away from you. Look for the human with the moose antlers.

First, you'll experience an ancient Chinese folk ritual known as, 'Villain Hitting' performed by Granny Chiu, a professional and government-licensed 'Villain Hitter' with over a decade of experience 'hitting' villains and demons.

After the traditional ritual, hop on one of Hong Kong's oldest transports, the tram. After arriving at the Causeway Bay Typhoon Shelter, board a sampan boat to enjoy a scrumptious seafood dinner. If you’re an Anthony Bourdain fan, you may know about this experience which he tried on his show 'No Reservations' when he visited Hong Kong.

Whilst all other similar restaurants have already moved their restaurants inland, this restaurant insists on keeping the traditional dining experience alive. Floating restaurants were all the rage in the 70's and now, they're very rare and you'll have a chance to embark on one of the last standing floating restaurants in Hong Kong.

During your meal, you'll try the infamous traditional spicy typhoon shelter crab that even Anthony Bourdain couldn’t stop raving about. Your guide will be there to explain the dishes, methods to eat them and sauces to dip them into.

Sample Menu (subject to change without prior notice):
  • Blanched fresh prawns
  • Stir fried clams in black bean sauce
  • Razor clams with mince mushrooms and garlic on a bed of vermicelli
  • Chinese kale with soy sauce
  • Typhoon Shelter Crab
  • Crab oil stir fried noodles 
  • Chinese Hua Diao wine
Don't miss out on an experience that many Hong Kong travellers haven't even heard of. Definitely for the off-the-beaten path lovers. Your experience will end around 10:30pm at the  Causeway Bay MTR station.


- The sampan boat is moored and anchored to the typhoon shelter and will not be sailing
- Should you have a mobility issue that may hinder your ability to embark/disembark from the sampans, please inquire with us first.
- A sampan boat is a traditional fishing boat and is different to a glitzy junk boat or yacht
- The ambient is very authentic and Old Hong Kong; it's super unique but this is in no way fine-dining
- The food is cooked fresh and most courses involve seafood. Unfortunately, we cannot cater to dietary restrictions.
- The restaurant has a BYOB policy - if you want to bring a bottle of wine, please do
- We provide a bottle of water at the beginning and Chinese hua diao wine for tasting as part of the tour. Any extra beverages are at an additional cost.
Reviews (22)
1 - 5 of 21 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago
Must do while in Hong Kong

If there's one thing you should do on a trip to Hong Kong, it has to be this! Everything about the evening was great, rare and unique. Every dish we had for dinner was super tasty, and cooked beautifully with fresh ingredients. The highlight though...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank NandanSaha
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Unique and tasty experience

This was the highlight of our trip to Hong Kong! We wanted to do something a little off the beaten path and eating shelter island crap on a Sampan boat was definitely that. The 'shoe hitting' ceremony before dinner was also a fun way to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ErinP1471
Reviewed 28 November 2018
The best thing you'll do in Hong Kong or possibly anywhere

Ok listen up fools because I'm about to blow your minds. My wife and I just got back from a ten day trip to Hong Kong and this was by far the best thing we did. And we did a lot of other things. Here's...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank kevingQ138ZZ
Reviewed 20 November 2018
Sampan Boat Dining on Typhoon Bay

We had a great time. If you are looking for something a little off the beaten track, this is it. The sampan boat does not move, it is moored in Typhoon Bay however it is a great area to see and you do get a...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank sandraessexPV
Reviewed 30 August 2018 via mobile
Unique taste of Hong Kong

This tour was a very cool taste of Hong Kong culture that I wouldn’t have missed otherwise. If you’re trying to get a taste of those unique things that make Hong Kong different from other big cities, definitely sign up. I think the villain hitting...More

Thank John P
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Once booked you receive a voucher and a detailed brief on where to meet, once there the guides do everything for you, just follow them and enjoy