most frequently asked questions and answers

That’s an easy one. Simili is free!

For now, Simili only knows what you tell it to know – so it knows what kinds of cuisines you like, and whether you’re vegetarian, vegan, or gluten-free. We’re moving in the direction of smarter recommendations based on past dining experiences – thumbs up/thumbs down style – as well as being able to accommodate additional dietary needs and desires.

You can do that! (if you’re the meal leader). You may include up to 6 restaurant options on the list that gets sent out for a vote. Simili will make suggestions based on the preferences of all individuals in your group, but if there’s a particular restaurant you’d like to include, or a particular kind of cuisine, it’s easy. Just swipe left to delete whichever restaurants you wish to remove from the list, then click “Add Location” and search for whatever your tastebuds desire. 

Why, yes – yes, you can. In fact, we’re working on a version of the product built JUST for people like you. Try it, provide us with feedback, and you get free access to Simili for life, even if it develops into a paid platform. Just send us an email if you’re interested – [email protected]

You start by providing the location and price range for your meal, then include people. Simili takes into account the tastes and preferences of all people in the group and makes recommendations within the given location and price range. We’ll get fancier with this down the road (incorporating ambiance, etc.) – so let us know what filters you’d most like to see!

We do not sell any data. The information you provide is used only to make the best possible personalized restaurant recommendations. Here’s our complete Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

We take an approach similar to a Doodle poll, but then simplify it. Because if all you want to do is grab lunch with the girls next week, do you REALLY need a full spreadsheet showing everyone’s availability? We think not. Simili allows the meal leader to propose up to 3 date/time options for each event; invitees can then vote on the time and the place all in one simple step. The meal leader will then be able to determine which date/time and location are preferred by the group as a whole.

Still have questions? Please reach out to [email protected].

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