Good Food is the basic necessity for most of the human beings. With thousands and thousands of restaurants directories thronging the net, it has become highly impossible to find a decent place to eat. But a new online restaurant/food discovery portal – Koottan.com promises to be different from the rest.
Koottan.com helps people in finding “good” food which according to them comprises of various factors like uniqueness, ambience, taste, cleanliness, affordability and atmosphere etc.
It is different from the rest as it just doesn’t simply lists all the restaurants for it users, it even brings the experience to its users even before he/she has actually visited the restaurant. The site provides its users with restaurant ratings, social recommendations, community generated reviews and food ratings. All these factors allow the users to choose the restaurant which matches their dining need and taste buds.
Koottan is Kochi based online startup co-founded by Pretheesh Tomas and Boney Mathew in June 2014. The company is incubated at Startup Village, Kerala.
The website currently only caters to Kerala cities, althoug it might have been a good competition for Zomato.com if the website caters to all over India or even just metro cities.
According to Koottan.com, they don’t sell food. They sell the restaurant experience. The company has partnered with some top restaurants in Kerala so as to provide its users with discounts and unique offers.
Koottan.com even allows small food businesses like small bakeries and teashops build their reputation online. The company does all the listings absolutely free of cost. The site has around 600 restaurants listed on it. The service is currently only available in Kerala and serves around 18 localities and tourists visiting Kerala.
Koottan mobile application is also in testing phase and expected to be launched in coming weeks.
Spinack.com is the company’s website in Tanzania’s Dar Es Salaam. The company is also contemplating a 2015 New Year’s launch of hyperdiner.com, which will be a global version of Koottan.com and Spinack.com.
The company has an ultimate goal of being the one stop shop for everything related to food.