Google Maps has added a new section to eatery listings called “popular dishes” which gives prospective diners a faster way to check out a restaurant’s most talked about food and drinks. The popular dishes section is located within a listing’s overview tab and is already availabe on Google Maps for Android devices. The section will roll out to iOS devices over the next few months.
This section is populated by a machine learning algorithm that matches the names of dishes (which is supplied by users) to corresponding photos and reviews. As you can see from animated give above, popular dishes are displayed in a carousel and tapping on a dish will display associated reviews and images.