Located inside Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel, this award winning restaurant is absolutely perfect in every way.
On the main floor of the hotel, this restaurant is so inviting, there is a beautiful wine bar to the left, crystals and lotus flowers dotted everywhere. Huge chandeliers hang from the ceiling with incredible flower designs.
The. Food. Is. Incredible. They offer a family style menu, along with dim sum. However, not just any dim sum, Disney character shaped dim sum that must be preordered ahead of your reservation. You can book a reservation 2 months in advance and must pre order the Disney dim sum 72 hours before you arrive for your reservation, you can do it via email, however we did it on our first day in HKDL, while we were hotel exploring. The ordering process was easy, we had to point at the photo sheet of each dim sum and state how many portions of each we wanted.
The master dim sum chefs have dreamed up a whimsical assortment of Disney Dim Sum that are only available at this location. Never in my Disney travels have I ever encountered anything like this. Here is a selection of dim sum they offer,
- Mickey’s Seafood Glutinous Pancake
- Three Little Pigs Barbecue Pork Bun (possibly my favourite)
- Duffy & ShellieMay Steamed Sweet Bun
- Little Green Men Pork and Vegetable Bun
- Baymax Bun
- “Olaf” Steamed Red Bean Bun (I thought this sounded the worst on the list when we ordered them, however, it was really, really good)
- Mickey’s Double-Layer Turnip and Taro Pudding
- Tsum Tsum Chilled Pudding (this was also good, they came sat on edible rice paper)
The restaurant servers were amazing and extremely attentive, I am not surprised for a fine dining location. We had one server served our drinks, another brought food and another replenish cutlery. So many different servers for different jobs. One thing that did make me laugh was that when our food was brought to us a server came straight over and asked if we wanted forks, we didn’t need to ask. We must just give the impression of give the pale white couple a fork. I’m so useless at chopsticks, I do try and give it a shot but a fork is just so much easier.
This was the most expensive meal we paid for on our trip to Shanghai and Hong Kong, it is well worth it, for the two of us it was around £140. We had 1 of each of the speciality dim sums they offer, 2 of the three little pig option and we even ordered extra dim sum and rice off the menu. We did not eat everything but gave it a damn good shot.
We left full and pretty amazed.
Have you eaten at the Crystal Lotus? Would you want to eat here if you visited HKDL? Let me know in the comments.