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[Korean App] Poing 예약왕 – Restaurant Reservation!

[Some knowledge of Korean required for use]

Meeting your friend in an unfamiliar neighborhood and not sure what good food is in the area? Or even what kind of restaurants there are?

Need to make a restaurant reservation but hate to speak Korean on the phone?

Simply want to browse through restaurants in Korea?

The list can go on for quite a bit, but Poing, a newly released Korean app, tries to make dining an even more wonderful experience and solves quite a number of dining problems at one go!

First, do a search according to area, time and group size!

More details here! I like how the app factors in budget and parking. Although I don’t drive, I have seen how much a hassle it is for my Korean friends to find parking space sometimes.

Time to browse through the list!!! The photos are really nice and I love how they introduce the restaurant too. Even without going into the detailed screen, you can already get a sense of the popularity of the restaurant, the budget etc.

Once you find something interesting, click on it for more details. Poing really spoils us all. The map, address, phone number, opening hours, EVERYTHING IS PROVIDED. No more need for my awesome google skills. They even tell you which are the popular items in the restaurant and also the price!! 😀 No more getting (un)pleasantly surprised when you see the menu. That’s not even the end of it. Scroll down more and you will find even more useful information such as reviews etc. O.o

THE BEST PART? It lets you send the info to your friends via Facebook or Kakaotalk or via SMS!!!! They seriously think of everything. It’s annoying to find a restaurant and then having to tell your friends all the details etc. And it’s not that nice to tell the person, ‘Go Google it’. I was tempted to try it out, so I spammed my friend. O.o And they are pretty smart to include a link to their app, more people will download it that way. I do wish I can kinda edit the message before sending it out though. But not a major deal.

If you have decided on a place, go ahead to make the reservation. Apparently the Poing system will make a automatic call to the restaurant on your behalf and then send you a text confirming the reservation. O.o Please launch this in Singapore too. Then I won’t have to deal with impatient waiters during busy hours sometimes O.o

You earn 500 won of virtual cash once you sign up and apparently you can earn each time you make a reservation etc. And you can then exchange it for things in the family mart!!!!!! 😀 😀 VITAMIN WATER.

If you want to know more about how the app works, click here! I’m one of those people who says ‘anything’ and refuses to give suggestions on where to eat. And I hate calling restaurants for reservations. If you (or your friend) is like me, best to download the app and make your lives and lunch/dinner dates easier!

Official Site: mypoing.com

PS. Does this sound like an advertorial? O.o Please note that I am not being asked/paid to write this and I only introduce apps that I like or find useful. 😀 😀 If you download it, let me know how you find it!! 😀 😀

UPDATE

Was kinda pleasantly surprised by this! ㅋㅋㅋㅋ

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12 Comments

  • Reply
    kkonal
    16 July, 2012 at 10:06 AM

    Shana~~ Many Thanks!! 🙂

    • Reply
      hangukdrama
      16 July, 2012 at 10:12 AM

      you’re welcome. It is a useful app 😀

  • Reply
    hyunbbo
    16 July, 2012 at 10:29 AM

    It is a perfect introduction about the Reservation King 🙂 Thank u !!

    • Reply
      hangukdrama
      16 July, 2012 at 10:33 AM

      You’re welcome ^^ have an awesome week ahead!

  • Reply
    hyunbbo
    16 July, 2012 at 3:43 PM

    Could I share to Reservation King blog? I’ll subscribe this with disclosure. 🙂
    and Come to our blog http://blog.naver.com/ablarcompany !!

  • Reply
    Jiho
    16 July, 2012 at 11:30 PM

    Yes I am also a great fan of this app!
    I am especially greatly fascinated by the simple and intuitive user interface.
    Making reservations and searching for restaurants isn’t a hassle anymore ^^
    Really wish I could see this not only in korea but also in the US and other countries.
    I’m loving this app.

  • Reply
    hailey0303
    1 August, 2012 at 12:59 PM

    oh I feel like an old woman not knowing about this useful app! Thanks for the info 🙂

    • Reply
      hangukdrama
      2 August, 2012 at 10:15 AM

      it’s really new! xD do try it out!

  • Reply
    alodia
    5 November, 2012 at 12:15 AM

    Me wants smartphone! ㅠㅠ I swear, when I go back to Korea I will see to it I’ll have a smartphone!

    • Reply
      hangukdrama
      5 November, 2012 at 11:48 AM

      XD

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