Guess the cuisine

For restaurants in our travel guides, we like to provide information about what cuisine they offer. Sometimes we can find this on the web, sometimes we can't. But often when we can't it is pretty obvious from the name what it is. "Mike's Burger Bar" is not an Indian Restaurant, while "Orchid Thai" is probably Thai.

So we decided to see whether we can automatically do the guessing. In normal text analysis looking at four grams has been rather productive to determine languages, so we applied the same technique on cuisines. For a more in depth analysis, check out Jon's blog post.

Or if you are impatient, just enter a name of a restaurant below and we'll show you which cuisine we think it is. From our research it seems that for scores > 3, there is a 98% chance of the guess to be correct.

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