Zomato is an online and mobile restaurant search and discovery service and has finally made its entry into North America – launching first with our very own Toronto! And I have been lucky to be chosen as one of the first few Toronto users on this platform. Zomato covers over 11,000 restaurants in the GTA and is available to all on the web (www.zomato.com) or on mobile through their free Zomato app (compatible with iOS, Android, Windows Phone, and Blackberry). Zomato’s Canadian launch has been in the work for months and I have been in contact with the Zomato team throughout to provide the little bit of foodie knowledge that I have.
Zomato allows users to browse restaurant information, read and curate restaurant reviews, share pictures and also build a personal network of foodies whose opinions you trust! With the mobile app you are also able to discover restaurants nearby based on your location as well as retrieving information on any other restaurant within the city. In a sense Zomato is like our favourite restaurant searching apps like Urbanspoon and Yelp crossed over with our check-in apps Foursquare and Swarm. Now if Zomato could add in our beloved points system and mayorships that would be perfect!
It’s very exciting that Toronto is able to be apart of the Zomato network and also be chosen as their first North American city to launch in. It’s because they know Torontonians are food lovers ; ) Over the next few months Zomato will be expanding across Canada and reaching cities such as Vancouver, Montreal, Ottawa and Calgary too!
This is what the app looks like on Android! (I have an iPhone and it looks pretty similar on iOS too)
Check out the app and tell me what you think! I’m still in the middle of my trial run as well : ) But I’m definitely excited to have an app that combines all of my favourite “foodie” apps into one.