March 21st, 2013: Zomato, the world’s fastest growing online restaurant and nightlife guide, has made its way to the Philippines, launching its Metro Manila section. Covering the cities of Quezon, Manila, Makati, Mandaluyong, Paranaque, Pasay, Pasig, Pateros, San Juan, and Taguig, Zomato is available both on the web (http://zomato.com/manila) and on their free mobile apps (iOS, Android, Windows and Blackberry).
Zomato.com provides in-depth information on over 9,000 restaurants in Metro Manila, making it the most extensive restaurant discovery platform in the region for anyone looking to dine out, get food delivered or order take-away. Zomato’s strength is the information it provides on the restaurants, such as scanned menus, photos, mapped coordinates, and user reviews. On mobile, Zomato’s location-aware applications suggest the best restaurants around the user’s location. All of Zomato’s web features are available and fully supported on the mobile app.
Headquartered in New Delhi, Zomato began its international expansion with the Middle East market, launching its Dubai section in September 2012, and has quickly expanded to UAE, UK, Qatar and Sri Lanka. Continuing its aggressive international expansion, Zomato has now entered South-East Asia with the Philippines as its first market.
Zomato gets over 10 million users every month, who use the platform to discover the best places to eat around them. Founded by Deepinder Goyal and Pankaj Chaddah in July 2008 for restaurants in New Delhi, Zomato has expanded its services to 20 cities across 6 countries, covering over 80,000 restaurants. Zomato plans to further expand its reach into continental Europe, the Middle East, South America and South-East Asia in 2013.
Deepinder Goyal, Founder and CEO of Zomato said, “We are very excited to be in the Philippines, and hope that the locals like our service and use it to discover great places to eat around them. Our team spent two weeks in the country and loved it enough to never want to leave. It’s always great to be in a cosmopolitan city that loves to eat, and we hope to be an integral part of its dining culture for a long time to come.”