BaoziInn - Romilly Street

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280 reviews
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Dim Sum
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Baozilnn, an 80-cover restaurant serving authentic, affordable Northern Chinese street food, and the first in London to offer all-day Cantonese Dim Sum with Sichuan and Hunan influences. Our star dishes include Prawn and pork wontons, Chengdu jiaozi dumplings drenched in the best quality XO Sauce, incredible handmade Dan dan noodles swimming in house-made speciality sauce with a combination of soy sauce, sesame sauce, peanut sauce, and minced pork, Fried prawn brioche, Crispy oyster mushrooms, Salt and pepper squid, Jiaozi in hot and sour broth; Sea bream in fermented soya bean sauce and Braised red pork belly. The Baozilnn menu features a range of regional Northern Chinese favourites – hearty, comforting, affordable, yet adventurous.

Baozilnn -人民公社, meaning “people’s canteen” has been brought to you by Barshu group, which, twelve years ago, caused a sensation on the London restaurant scene by opening Barshu Restaurant.
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RB
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

All good and enjoyed by my daughters and myself. Lovely food and well worth a visit.

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l
London
21 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Very tasty food: a mix of dumpling and main larger dishes. Lot of Szechuan flavours, but also enough non-spicy options to cater for a wider audience.
Overall a positive experience. The back room lacks ambiance so try and get a table in the street facing ones.

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e
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Nice ambience and decor, and much quieter and cleaner than China Town. The menu has different types of Chinese food than the standard and delicious dim sum. We really liked their prawn brioche (posh version of prawn toast) . prawn and chive steamed dim sum, and the steamed mapo tofu. The szechuan dishes really had a kick of chili! Service was friendly and efficient except when we wanted to pay the bill and had to try hard to get their attention. Would definitely recommend it and go again

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SR
Wales
1 review
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious food, friendly servers and reasonable prices. Will be back!

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K
London
1 review
Dined on 14 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, really enjoyed it. Flavours were very unique

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S
Miami
37 reviews
Dined on 13 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Great food, service in a fun neighborhood
I would definitely return on my next trip to London

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SB
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely food, well priced! The service and atmosphere was perfect for a late afternoon dinner before the theatre.

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CH
London
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I booked this place on the spur of the moment for me and my husband. We were seated on a cute table for two (sitting side by side) in a small room, there were about 4 other parties in there and the atmosphere was chatty and friendly but not too noisy.

The staff were nice - we weren’t sure how much of everything to order but the waiter said we could just order more things as we went along - which the couple opposite us were doing.

We had a hot, sour soup with some dumplings in which was AMAZING, followed by the mixed meat skewers which were really tasty.

I don’t think they do puddings but we were really full so didn’t want one.

We’d definitely go again, and try more dim sum in future.

Highly Recommend!

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SB
Cambridge
3 reviews
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful dim sum!!!

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 1 May 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Very good food and service. Unfortunately there were no desserts!

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OT
2 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Una cucina semplice ma curata, con una scelta veramente ampia di ravioli, wanton e specialità cinesi a prezzi onesti. Ottima scelta se vi trovate a soho!

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OT
London
9 reviews
Dined on 23 April 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Nice vibe and service. Some of the dim sum was a bit dissapointing - now style over flavour but we had a stand sea bass dish that cess delicious.

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N
London
1 review
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was delicious. Will definitely try again !

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OT
2 reviews
Dined on 18 April 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 2

Unauthentic food, trying to westernize classic dishes and doing that not well. Service was also not the greatest. Better to go to more authentic places around which are better and cheaper.

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OT
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 14 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service, great food and good value. The Dim Sum are amazing.

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a
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, quick service and good atmosphere. Came here after the theatre after reading good things about Baozilnn. I am so glad we went here. A must!

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K
Orange County
33 reviews
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

The worst Chinese I have ever had. The sirloin skewer was beige you couldn’t even tell what it was. Certainly not red meat. It tasted absolute horrible. We both had terrible stomach problems afterwards. The place looks dirty. Never again. We eat Chinese all the time and normally love it!

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JH
London
107 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great pre theatre meal. Dim sum was excellent- some with a nice spice to it. We enjoyed some dishes so much that we ordered a second round. Service was friendly and the whole meal was excellent value.

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IM
London
11 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious delicious delicious. I recommend it all. Lol.

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T
London
1 review
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

Poor food and terrible value. Ambience awful and music was so loud and pop charty

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mother’s Day. Me and my wife ordered so much food and so much drinks and the bill was so cheap for the quality of food we had. Best dim sum in London

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RC
London
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food - delicious dim sum quick and efficient service.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

It wasn’t too busy compared with the ones in The center of China town so we could have a quite lunch on Sunday. Food was nice, a little pricy but I guess we’re paying for the location.

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MS
1 review
Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Outstanding food... Nice staff, always around asking if you need anything else. Price quite good for Soho. Totally recommendable.

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SC
London
1 review
Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for lunch so it was not so busy. We were in a small room with less than 10 people, very intimate and not noisy at all. The food came pretty fast and it was delicious!

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JA
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food is really good. We booked the large basement table (in a private alcove), it feels cosy. Could have eaten all day trying the whole menu. There were 6 of us and we ordered a lot of food, so much so we started to worry about getting it on the table, we scaled back a bit. When the food started arriving, it was bought to us as it was ready, I think if this had been explained to us we might have ordered more. Not a bother, just a mental note for next time. A cracking meal. Everyone was impressed.

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M
London
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The service was efficient and friendly. The food was not exceptional but good. The atmosphere was clean and relaxed and we enjoyed our lunch there very much.

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R
Italy
2 reviews
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Muy bien situado en el centro londres soho. Bien la comida.

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JR
Minneapolis
9 reviews
Dined on 21 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 2

Reviews have said this is a cozy spot but to me, it seemed more like a humid cave. Didn’t feel warm or inviting and the server we had didn’t help- not very engaging nor was she able to answer questions about the menu. Basically tapped in our order and left. Despite this, we did really enjoy the food. Ordered a variety of items and everything was tasty and well prepared.

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S
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on 19 March 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 2

The food was delicious but the atmosphere and service left something to be desired. I might try the other location next time.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 17 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food! It is a bit pricy for a everyday dining

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M
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really lovely meal- the staff were lovely, food was delicious and it was a lovely setting. Highly recommend!

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NH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

The food was good and reasonably priced. Service was efficient. On the downside was the comfort, the table was small and limited the possibility of having a couple of dishes to choose from. The bench type seating was hard and although cushions were provided it felt like you were perched rather than sitting comfortably.

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SH
London
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

enjoyable place to dine, very authentic regional food, don't think there is anything similar in London Chinatown

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CW
1 review
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The Dandan noodles are exceptional! Worth the trip!

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PH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Beautifully prepared and presented food. Our only complaint was that our table for 2 was tiny and stuck in a corner, where my colleague had to sit on a sort of cubby hole built into the wall. Not comfortable.
We will definitely return but please note, adults need proper seating and room to move their arms!

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TF
London
13 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

Disappointing experience, which surprised me after all the great reviews. Food came out slowly and randomly (we ordered 2 platters of skewers, one came quickly, the other at the end of our meal). No dipping sauces for dim sum. A table of 5, we asked for soy sauce, and were given 1 teaspoon's worth.

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AJ
London
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful food. Beautiful environment. A beautiful meal.

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NB
London
3 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Birthday meal with family & amazing pockets of flavour.

Great value for the huge variety of dim sum and Chinese street food dishes that were served. I will definitely be returning and thank Baozilnn for their hospitality.

The only lack is the atmosphere, the vibrant food and flavours doesn't quite match the environment.

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MK
London
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious food, good service - will definitely go back.

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