Restaurant Booking

Reserve your table anytime with Baomi,
the best instant booking platform.

Booking restaurants over the phone can be a total pain sometimes, that’s why we’ve teamed up with Baomi, Shanghai’s first real-time reservation platform, to offer you a seamless and bilingual booking service. Oh, and it’s 100 percent free. Forever.  

Wait, what is Baomi?

Baomi is the first real-time reservation platform in Shanghai. Unlike other services, Baomi’s technology means that you can immediately see if your desired reservation is available – no waiting around for confirmation texts. Restaurant booked up? They’ll show you when the next available table is. 

On and ThatsApp, you can book restaurants wherever you see the ‘Book a Table’ tab in our listings or even directly within articles. Click the button, and you’ll be directed straight to a Baomi booking page. 

What's in it for me?

  • Once you’ve made your first booking, Baomi will automatically create an account for you, where you can easily modify or cancel your reservation(s).

  • You can also save dining preferences on your Baomi account, and the app will remember them the next time you book. Seafood allergic, need a highchair, or gluten-free vegetarian? No problem. 

  • On certain restaurants, you can also select which seating area you’d prefer, as well as leave a note for the restaurant if it’s a special occasion like a birthday party or anniversary. 

  • Booking on Baomi via also offers exclusive limited time-only perks with selected restaurants. We'll keep you updated of those via timely posts on our site.

Hook me up with a referral?

Want to sign your restaurant, café or bar up with Baomi's state-of-the-art technology? Drop an email to for a referral.

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