Shanghaiist likes dining out at different restaurants with friends — surprise, surprise — but we are also a busy woman of the ’00s, so we are glad we can finally cut out the fuss of flipping through all the restaurant cards we collect. Now, all we need to do is dial one number — 5757 5777 — to decide where to eat. Make reservations at any restaurant (almost) in town with one phone number? Cool. Sign us up.
The semi-related website — fg114.com (in Chinese) — lists information on more than 10,000 restaurants in Shanghai, from location to pictures to parking spaces to toilets. There are few sections still under construction, such as “周六酒肉俱乐部” (Saturday Dining Club).
The phone part of the operation works daily from 9 am to 8:30 pm. The operator will not only make the reservation for you, but also provide information regarding restaurant atmosphere, price range and even make recommendations for you regarding whom you go out with …
Shanghaiist just made a reservation for tonight and the operator is polite and patient (in Chinese). We likee!