Japanese restaurant finder service Retty sees over 1M monthly visitors



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Retty, a Tokyo-based startup providing social restaurant recommendations, announced that it has surpassed 1 million monthly unique visitors this month (see chart below). It’s growing by 200,000 visitors every month, and the month of October was almost double what it was back in August.

The company’s CEO Kazuya Takeda attributes this growth spurt to a recently added feature that lets users easily to find their favorite restaurants. 65% of Retty visitors come from smartphones, and it has over 600,000 review postings for 160,000 restaurants. He adds:

Some foodies are using our app to just explore restaurants in their spare time. In addition to the community function, we plan to make the app more helpful for you to find restaurants you will like.

Takeda also revealed that his team will move to a monetization phase early next year. For restaurants owners, you will be able to get in touch with users who like your restaurant as well.

The company has the eventual goal of reaching over 15 million monthly unique visitors in two years.

The growth of monthly unique visitors at Retty