Curious diners have a new friend in Urbanspoon, a practical dining discovery app that shows a playful side when you let it. Otherwise, it gets to the serious business of finding you food. GPS or various forms of manual input shine a light on the restaurants nearby. While there's also browsing by popularity or neighborhood or searching by name, the most interesting and invigorating feature is the slot machine on the main screen. Enthusiastically shake the iPhone (or press "shake") to set individual wheels in motion. They'll randomly land on a nearby neighborhood, cuisine, and price range. Padlocks just below each column let you secure a requirement--shaking again honors your assigned constants and spins the other variables.
Maps, click-to-call, critic reviews, and Urbanspoon-user ratings are available for each selection. We can't stress how nice the internal browser is for reading reviews and directions without needing to restart the app, though on some occasions they were extremely slow to load. We'd also like to see links to restaurant Web sites, while Urbanspoon is at it.
Urbanspoon (by Zomato) for iPhone is the #1 FREE app dedicated to helping you find the best food and dining experiences at over a million restaurants.Featured in the New York Times, PC Magazine, Mashable, and the Sydney Morning Herald.Urbanspoon is used by millions of App Store users every week to find nearby restaurants with honest restaurant ratings and reviews by consumers and food critics. Whether youre craving the top-rated cheap eats in your neighborhood or youre trying to discover a great meal while you travel, Urbanspoon is the best app to help eat like a local and find food fast! Top rated app with over 20 million total mobile installs Discover Restaurants - compare food choices by rating, distance, and cuisine Sort and map by popularity or distance within our restaurant directory Quickly find restaurant info such as phone numbers, addresses and driving directions, hours of operation, or find and book a table Browse menus and photos of menu items and restaurant locations Make reservations at any OpenTable (US & Canada), or Dimmi (Australia), or Bookatable (UK) restaurant Browse Online Restaurant Guides by critics, foodies, and people like you Easily change your location to research where to eat while you travelAvailable in the US, Canada, and most major cities in Britain and Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand.If you have any questions, please check out our FAQ at https://www.urbanspoon.com/faqLearn more about Zomato at https://www.zomato.com
Great app, finds more restaurants that I knew existed in my area
If only it would link to the restaurant website, if it exists, so that you could see menu or at least the restaurant hours. We find ourselves having to call the restaurant to see if they are open late or on Sundays