An experience at Hong Kong Disneyland is not complete without some Disney and Pixar-themed dim sum. Exclusively at Crystal Lotus restaurant, these dim sum in Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel are unlike any dim sum that you’ll find anywhere else. Read on to find out everything you need to know about Crystal Lotus restaurant, see some of the specially curated dim sum in Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel, and how you can enjoy this special experience.
About Crystal Lotus
Crystal Lotus serves Chinese cuisine from the four major culinary regions of China – Sichuan, Beijing, Shanghai and Guangdong. Apart from their Signature Disney Dim Sum, the restaurant also features an incredibly extensive menu.
Inside the restaurant, the decor is opulent and inspired by the five elements of wood, metal, earth, fire and water. The walls are done in bold lacquered golds and reds, with pink lotus chandeliers and jade green lantern hanging from the ceilings. The carpeting features lotus motifs, and a grand lotus painting hangs on the wall. Check out a virtual 360-degree tour of the restaurant here!
Signature Disney Dim Sum dishes
The specially created Disney Dim Sum at Crystal Lotus is a dead ringer for some of your favourite Disney and Pixar characters. Master dim sum chefs have created a whimsical assortment of Disney Dim Sum that are only a feast for the eyes, but are equally enjoyable to taste!
Check out some of the favourites below:
Mickey’s Seafood Glutinous Pancake
Star Wars Baked Yunnun Ham and Assorted Nuts Puff
Three Little Pigs Barbecue Pork Bun
Duffy & ShellieMay Steamed Sweet Bun
Little Green Men Pork and Vegetable Bun
Mike Wazowski Shrimp Bun
Chicken Little Steamed Lotus Seed Puree Bun
“Tsum Tsum” Chilled Pudding
Mickey’s Chilled Fresh Fruits and Mango Pudding
Don’t they look adorable, and almost too cute to eat? As the menu changes from time-to-time, do note that some of the items here may not always be available!
Making a reservation
Unfortunately, you can’t just walk in if you’d like to enjoy the special Disney dim sum. Since they’re so intricate the restaurant needs time to prepare them, so you have to make a reservation and submit your order in advance.
The Disney dim sum is available every day, but only during lunch hours, so make sure to make a lunch reservation! They have to be made at least 48 hours in advance for weekday reservations, and 24 hours for weekend or public holiday reservations.
At the moment there is no option to place a reservation via the Hong Kong Disneyland website. You have to call or email the hotel directly at +852 3510-6000 or firstname.lastname@example.org to make a reservation. However, we have heard feedback that communication over the phone was difficult due to language barriers and in some cases, the reservation was not made properly at all. You best bet might be to send them an email!
Regardless of if you call or email the hotel, they will send you a Disney dim sum order form. You must email back the order form with your selections prior to your reservation date. Your order form will vary, depending on what Disney dim sum selections are available at the time of your visit.
If you happen to be in Hong Kong Disneyland already, there are free shuttles which transport guests to the hotel within a matter of minutes. You can spend the morning in the park, take a break for lunch at Crystal Lotus and then return to Hong Kong Disneyland for the rest of the day. It is also possible to walk to the hotel from the park – the walk will take about 15 minutes or so. If the weather is hot, we’d suggest hopping into the shuttle bus.
If you are traveling by MTR, 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 (there will be signs around to direct you).
If you are staying at the Disney’s Hollywood Hotel or Disney Explorers Lodge, you might consider walking from the hotels as the shuttle buses in the late morning/early afternoon go straight to the theme park. This means that you will need to switch shuttles to head back to Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel as they may not operate on a continuous loop!
What are your thoughts?
Have you visited Hong Kong Disneyland? Tried the Disney dim sum at Crystal Lotus or any other things on their menu? What do you think of the dim sum? Is it something you’d like to try? If you have dined at Crystal Lotus, what did you think of the restaurant? If you have any questions or comments, feel free to share them – we love hearing from readers!