Zomato, a fast growing online restaurant and nightlife guide, has launched its operations in New Zealand, with sections for Auckland and Wellington covering over 4,500 restaurants across the two key cities.
The new service is available on the web and on their free mobile apps supporting Android, iOS, Windows Phone, and BlackBerry devices.
Zomato provides in-depth information on over 4,500 restaurants in Auckland and Wellington, making it an exhaustive restaurant discovery platform in the country for anyone looking to dine out, have food delivered, or order take-away.
Information provided to users include scanned menus, photos, mapped coordinates, and user reviews. On mobile, Zomato's app is location-aware and suggests the best restaurants around a user's physical location. All of Zomato's web features are available and fully supported on the mobile app.
Auckland and Wellington have a total of around 4500 restaurants with Auckland accounting for about 3500 of these in the companies database. Chinese and Japanese cuisines are the most popular cuisines in Auckland and Wellington with these restaurants accounting for 25% of the total listings. Fast food and pizza restaurants make up about 20% of the 4500 restaurants in Auckland and Wellington
Pankaj Chaddah, Co-Founder and COO, said "We've been expanding our geographical footprint aggressively over the past few months, and New Zealand is an important market for us. The response from all the other seven countries we are present in has been overwhelming. In addition to the large number of users we see visiting Zomato, restaurant owners also see the value that Zomato adds to their business, and we're expecting this trend to continue in New Zealand as well. We are also looking at expanding to Australia in the next few months, and we are looking forward to doing well in both the markets."