Disney fans can book a special Disney dim sum lunch at the Crystal Lotus restaurant inside of Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel. You need not be a resort hotel guest to enjoy this special lunch. Here’s what you need to know about this special experience at Hong Kong Disneyland.
About Crystal Lotus Restaurant
Crystal Lotus serves Chinese cuisine from the four major culinary regions of China: Sichuan, Beijing, Shanghai, and Guangdong. Disney dim sum is only available here, but the menu is quite large.
Take a look around the restaurant though because the decor incorporates the five elements of wood, metal, earth, fire, and water.
Hong Kong Disneyland Dim Sum Reservations
If it’s a lunch reservation, you must also indicate that you would like to order Disney dim sum. Otherwise, they will not be able to accommodate you, even with a reservation.Disney dim sum is available on weekends and public holidays for lunch when you order at least 24 hours in advance, and Monday through Friday when you order at least 48 hours in advance. You can call the Hong Kong Disneyland reservation line to make reservations or send an email to reservations.
This time around, I sent an email to reservations because I was already in correspondence with them about our Disney Explorers Lodge stay. Their response was not immediate so I sent a few follow-up emails and eventually, our Crystal Lotus reservation was booked. However, my request for Disney dim sum wasn’t initially heard. Thankfully, I followed up again to confirm, at which point they sent over the menu and asked me to preselect our Disney dim sum choices.
I prefer email as my Cantonese is limited at best. If you’ve read the prior version of this post, my inability to communicate with staff on the reservations line (they do speak English, but it is not perfect) led to a botched Hong Kong Disneyland dim sum reservation a few years ago.
Disney Dim Sum Menu
The menu changes so what we ate may not be what is on offer during your visit. To give you an idea, these were our most recent choices (prices range from HKD $68-88 per portion which was 2-3 pieces). While I was tempted to order the entire menu for photo taking purposes, as we were two people, I picked our favorites and a few new-to-us flavors from the list below.
Star Wars Baked Yunnun Ham and Assorted Nuts Puff (2 pcs)
“Olaf” Steamed Red Bean Paste Bun (2 pieces)
Baymax Bun (2 pieces)
Duffy & ShellieMay Steamed Sweet Bun (2 pieces)
Three Little Pigs Barbecue Pork Bun
(3 pieces – these have been on the menu for several years)
Little Green Men Pork and Vegetable Bun
(3 pieces – these have also been on the menu for years)
Mickey’s Double-layer Turnip, and Taro Pudding (4 pieces)
Mickey’s Seafood Glutinous Pancake (With Hot Sauce) (4 pieces)
Mickey’s Chilled Mango Pudding with Fresh Fruit (per person)
“Tsum Tsum” Chilled Pudding (3 pieces)
Star Wars Chilled Pudding (6 pieces)
Tri Super Hero Chilled Pudding (4 pieces)
Our top picks are always the Three Little Pigs Barbecue Pork Buns and the Little Green Men Pork and Vegetable Buns. Duffy and ShellieMae are more like a dessert because of their sweet red beans (also very good). Darth Vader was a tiny bit dry and not to our taste though the Tsum Tsum pudding was pretty good if you like gelatin style desserts.Crystal Jade Menu Outside of Disney Dim Sum
Over the years, we’ve enjoyed noodles, wonton noodle soup, dan dan noodles, winter melon soup, various stir-fries and more here. It’s possible to supplement Disney dim sum with other menu items from the massive menu that don’t need to be ordered in advance.
Twin Fish Dumplings in Lotus Pond dish—which requires that you order at least 48 hours in advance—won the prestigious Gold with Distinction Award in the Dim Sum Category at the Hong Kong Tourism Board’s Best of the Best Culinary Awards. It’s delicious so I would suggest asking for this in advance as well.
How to Get to Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel
If you happen to be at Hong Kong Disneyland already, free and easy shuttles transport guests to the hotels within a matter of minutes. It’s possible to spend the morning in the park, break for lunch here and return to Hong Kong Disneyland for the remainder of the day. It is also possible to walk to Hong Kong Disneyland from the park in about 15 or so minutes (if it’s hot outside, take the shuttle).
Those traveling by MTR will transfer at Sunny Bay station to the Hong Kong Disneyland Resort Line. Exit at Hong Kong Disneyland and turn left to where the hotel shuttles are (signage will direct you).
If staying at the Disney’s Hollywood Hotel or Disney Explorers Lodge, I might consider walking from the hotels as the shuttles in the late morning/early afternoon go straight to Hong Kong Disneyland Park. This means that you might need to switch shuttles to head back to Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel as they may not operate on a continuous loop (this is what happened to us and we nearly missed our reservation).
Good to Know
The Bibbidi Bobbedi Boutique and Enchanted Garden character dining dinner and breakfast are also both located inside of the Disneyland Hotel. Kids also love the giant hedge maze in the back of the hotel.
The Three Little Pigs barbecue pork buns were available at the Chef Mickey breakfast buffet located inside Disney’s Hollywood Hotel during the time of our recent stay (along with Winnie the Pooh banana bread, Mickey Mouse waffles, and other Disney-shaped delights).
Disney dim sum is a fun experience that I would recommend and one we try to book every time we visit. The character dumplings are not the best you’ll have in Hong Kong, a city famous for dim sum, but they are good.