Google Maps does not only allow you to locate restaurants around you, but now, it will also allow you to navigate popular dishes available in the restaurants, with "dish-covery".
The dish-covery feature, though currently rolling out to Android phones and will be coming to iPhones soon, employ crowd-sourcing to help spotlight popular dishes to make it easier for you to know what meals to order.
As you use Google Maps to scan the menu, you’d probably be wondering, “What’s good?” - with the new dish-covery feature, Google Maps will make it pretty easy to discover a restaurant’s most crowd-pleasing meals.
How does the feature Work?
Once you bring up a restaurant on Google Maps, you’ll find “Popular dishes” section in the overview. Simply tapping it will take you to the new “Menu” tab, where you’ll see pictures and ratings from other people who have tasted the dishes.
The feature is powered by a machine learning algorithm that matches the dish names provided by users, with relevant pictures and reviews. And it creates a handy arrangement of a restaurant’s most popular meals right in Google Maps.
You can easily scroll through all the most-talked about meals, or tap on a popular dish to explore more photos. While in any country where you are not able to read the language, Google will provide the translation of the reviews.
Google has also launched a new Lens feature that users can use with phone camera to point at a menu to automatically highlight popular dishes using Google Maps. Additionally, there is a new discovery and recommendation tools to help users find new places and spotlight nearby events in their locality.