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For describing the type of food served at an eating place. Edit or translate this description.
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For describing the type of food served at an eating place.

May also apply to other services that deliver food, like convenience (shop=convenience).

See taginfo for the most commonly used values.

If a venue serves many different types, then use the semi-colon value separator to separate them, e.g. cuisine=chinese;japanese.

Suggested values

Cuisine (type of food)

Cuisine, categorized by type of food.

Key Value Element Comment Rendering Photo
cuisine barbecue node area Barbecue is a style of cooking normally meats by roasting, smoking or grilling
Bratwürste Steaks Bauch und mehr.JPG
cuisine beef_bowl node area
Beef Bowl, Gyūdon.jpg
cuisine burger node area e.g. McDonald's (international), Wendy's (United States), Jollibee (Philippines).
Aussie Burger 7of7 (8736284104).jpg
cuisine casserole node area
cuisine chicken node area e.g. KFC.
cuisine couscous node area A north African savoury wheat dish (Couscous).
cuisine curry node area There are several styles of curries, not only Indian style.
cuisine empanada node area An empanada is a savory (or rarely sweet) fried or baked meat pouch originating from Latin America.
Empanadas de pino.JPG
cuisine escalope node area A thin slice of meat with no bones in it Escalope, often covered with breadcrumbs and fried (Wiener_schnitzel)
Scaloppine al limone.jpg
cuisine fish node area See also cuisine=seafood for a more general category of seafood
Maquereaux etal.jpg
cuisine fish_and_chips node area Fish and chips, common in UK & Ireland.
cuisine fried_food node area Fried food, often takeaway. Please use more specific tags if possible.
cuisine friture node area Dutch and Belgian chip shop (fish_and_chips but usually without fish); also called friterie, frietkot, (Friterie).
cuisine gyros node area dish made from meat cooked on a vertical turnspit (Gyro_(food))
Pita gyro.JPG
cuisine hot_dog node area (Hot dog).
cuisine kebab node area Kebabs (Kebab).
Beef kebabs.jpg
cuisine kolache node area Kolaches (Kolache).
cuisine noodle node area Japanese, Chinese, Korean noodles such Japanese udon, soba, and ramen; Chinese dandan noodles and tan men; Korean renmyon and bibin myon; and Vietnamese phở and bún. Common throughout East Asia and increasingly worldwide.
Cup of cooked Roasted Beef Noodle.JPG
cuisine pasta node area Italian pasta (spaghetti, etc.).
Bolognese 2630-1.jpg
cuisine pizza node area Pizza, in conjunction use oven=wood_fired if it applies.
Fruktpizza Rebeca från Mariannes Pizzeria i Sala 0450.jpg
cuisine ramen node area A Japanese noodle dish (Ramen).
Wongwt 六厘舍沾麵 (17283725001).jpg
cuisine sandwich node area A place mainly selling sandwiches (e.g. Subway).
Salmon Cream Cheese Sandwiches.jpg
cuisine sausage node area Grilled sausages, common in Sweden (Korv), could be used for hot dogs (US).
Sausages on a Barbecue.jpg
cuisine seafood node area A place mainly selling fish, shrimps, lobster...
Cancer pagurus.jpg
cuisine soba node area A Japanese noodle dish made out of buckwheat noodles.
cuisine soup node area A place mainly selling soup, stews, etc.
Vegetable beef barley soup.jpg
cuisine steak_house node area Restaurants specialized in beef steaks.
Grilling Steaks (with border).jpg
cuisine sub node area Baguetterie, better use cuisine=sandwich
cuisine sushi node area Japanese food consisting of cooked vinegared rice combined with other ingredients, usually raw fish or other seafood.
Salmon Sushi.jpg
cuisine tapas node area spanish Tapas
cuisine vegan node area Veganism - do not use this one, please use the key diet:vegan=*, see Key:diet for details.
cuisine vegetarian node area Vegetarianism - do not use this one, please use the key diet:vegetarian=*, see Key:diet for details.
cuisine wings node area A place mainly selling chicken wings
Buffalo - Wings at Airport Anchor Bar.jpg
cuisine user defined node area All commonly used values according to Taginfo

This table is a wiki template with a default description in English. Editable here.

Cuisine (type of dessert)

Cuisine, categorized by type of dessert or appetizer.

Key Value Element Comment Rendering Photo
cuisine bagel node area A dense bread baked in a donut shape; sometimes sliced and used for a sandwich (Bagel).
cuisine biscuit node area Biscuit (also crisp cookies) is a term used for a variety of primarily flour-based baked food products. In the Commonwealth of Nations and Europe, it is typically hard, flat and unleavened. (Biscuit)
Wheat biscuit.jpg
cuisine bougatsa node area Common in Greece. Phyllo dough bread with spinach, cheese or custard cream, similar to a strudel.
cuisine bubble_tea node area Tea or milk tea containing tapioca balls or jellies; also called pearl milk tea, bubble milk tea, or boba tea.
Bubble Tea.png
cuisine cake node area Most of the time a small cafe where you can buy and eat cakes (main business cakes not coffee, see cuisine=coffee_shop).
Laika strawberry cake (cropped).jpg
cuisine churro node area A fried-dough pastry usually eaten at breakfast or afternoon snack together with a cup of hot chocolate or coffee with milk. Common in Spain, Portugal, France, Latin America, the Philippines, Belgium and some areas of the United States.
Churros Madrid.jpg
cuisine coffee_shop node area Serves mainly coffee, may have some light cold snacks such as cakes.
cuisine cookie node area A cookie is a baked or cooked food that is small, flat and sweet. It usually contains flour, sugar and some type of oil or fat. It may include other ingredients such as raisins, oats, chocolate chips, nuts, etc.
Různé druhy cukroví (2).jpg
cuisine crepe node area Crêpes (Crêpe), Pannekoekenrestaurant in Dutch.
Fruit Filled crêpe.jpg
cuisine dessert node area Serves mainly desserts (food, typically sweet, served after the main course); use more specific tags, such as cuisine=cake or cuisine=donut if applicable
cuisine donut node area A type of fried dough confectionery or dessert food.
Jack's Donuts.jpg
cuisine doughnut node area was formerly proposed but hasn’t really been adopted by mappers.
cuisine frozen_yogurt node area Frozen yogurt (also spelled frozen yoghurt, frogurt or Froyo) is a frozen dessert made with yogurt and sometimes other dairy products. (Frozen_yogurt)
French fry frozen yoghurt.jpg
cuisine gingerbread node area Gingerbread refers to a broad category of baked goods, typically flavored with ginger, cloves, nutmeg or cinnamon and sweetened with honey, sugar or molasses. (Gingerbread)
02014 Die traditionelle Adventkirmes in Sanok.JPG
cuisine ice_cream node area For ice cream parlours or other outlets. Note: some mappers use this instead of, or as well as, the amenity=ice_cream or shop=ice_cream tags.
cuisine chimney_cake node area Kürtőskalács (literally a cake of the form of a chimney/funnel/flue/duct/vent, also called the Hungarian Kalách, Szekler Kalách or Schornsteinkuchen). Being a local specialty, not many Hungarians know an English name for this meal, so expect local mappers to use cuisine=kurtoskalacs, cuisine=kürtőskalács and cuisine=kürtöskalács (sic) interchangeably. (Kürtőskalács)
Kürtőskalács megbontott.jpg
cuisine langos node area Lángos (lalanga in Turkish) is a Hungarian food specialty, a deep fried dough. It is eaten fresh and warm, topped with sour cream and grated cheese, or Liptauer, ham, or sausages. (Lángos) The Navajo had also reinvented this dish and called it Frybread, hence some foreigners call lángos the "Hungarian fried bread", although most Hungarians would not know what kind of food that refers to.
Lángos groß.jpg
cuisine pancake node area Pancake, possibly redundant with cuisine=crepe
Banana on pancake.jpg
cuisine pastry node area Please use a more specific tag. (Pastry)
Lille Meert2.JPG
cuisine petit_four node area A petit four (also known as mignardises) is a small bite-sized confectionery or savoury appetizer. (Petit_four)
cuisine pie node area Pies, common in Australia.
cuisine pogacha node area Pogača (Bosnian, Croatian and Serbian) or pogacha (Hungarian: pogácsa, Greek: μπουγάτσα, Macedonian and Bulgarian: погача, Turkish: poğaça, Albanian: pogaçe) is a type of bread baked in the ashes of the fireplace, and later on in the oven, similar to focaccia.(Pogača)
Poğaça bread.jpg
cuisine poppy_seed_roll node area The poppy seed roll is a pastry consisting of a roll of sweet yeast bread with a dense, rich, bittersweet filling of poppy seed. An alternative filling is a paste of minced walnuts, or minced chestnuts. It is also called in various languages as Mohnkuchen, Mohnstriezel, makovnjača, makový závin, wienerbrød, Vienna bread, mákos bejgli, makówc, magonmaizite, aguonų vyniotinis, makowiec, rulet s makom, makovník, cozonac cu mac, cozonac cu nucă, pyrih z makom, makivnyk and mohn roll. (Poppy_seed_roll)
cuisine profiterole node area A profiterole is a filled French choux pastry ball with a typically sweet and moist filling of whipped cream, custard, pastry cream, ice cream, or sour cream. (Profiterole)
Cream puff (cropped and edited).jpg
cuisine punch_cake node area Punschkrapfen or Punschkrapferl (punch cake) is a classic Austrian confection of pastry with a fine rum flavor. It is similar to the French pastry, the petit four. (Punschkrapfen)
cuisine savory_pancakes node area Japanese pancake, okonomiyaki, monjayaki and similar style.
Okonomiyaki by S e i in Osaka.jpg
cuisine snackbar node area Please use specific tags instead! (Snack_bar)
2015 1016 Snackbar Kwalitaria Leidsenhage.jpg
cuisine snacks node area Please use specific tags instead! (Snack)
cuisine strudel node area A strudel (rétes in Hungarian, zavitek in Slovenian, savijača in Croatian) is a type of layered pastry with a filling that is usually sweet. (Strudel)
cuisine teahouse node area Usually tea with a light meal that can by accompanied various items, including tea sandwiches, clotted cream, cakes, scones, pancakes, crumpets and bread, butter and jam. Occasionally there will be cold cuts of meat, such as ham salad. (Teahouse)
Tea at the Rittenhouse Hotel.jpg
cuisine waffle node area A waffle is a dish made from leavened batter or dough that is cooked between two plates that are patterned to give a characteristic size, shape and surface impression. (Waffle)
Waffles with Strawberries.jpg
cuisine user defined node area All commonly used values according to Taginfo

This table is a wiki template with a default description in English. Editable here.

Cuisine (ethnicity)

Cuisine, categorized by ethnicity.

Key Value Element Comment Rendering Photo
cuisine afghan node area
cuisine african node area One of the many styles from the continent of Africa. It's preferable to use a more specific tag if possible. Source: (1) (2)
cuisine american node area American cuisine; consider also using cuisine=regional cuisine tags, such as cuisine=hawaiian, cuisine=new_mexican, cuisine=texan, or cuisine=tex-mex.
Motherhood and apple pie.jpg
cuisine arab node area
Petra metzes.jpg
cuisine argentinian node area
Asado 2005.jpg
cuisine asian node area One of the many styles from the continent of Asia. It's preferable to use a more specific tag if possible.
cuisine australian node area
cuisine baiana node area Brazilian region Baiana, state of Bahia.
cuisine balkan node area
cuisine basque node area
cuisine bavarian node area German bavarian food.
cuisine belarusian node area Belarusian food.
cuisine bolivian node area Bolivian food, is a varied and stems from the combination of Spanish cuisine with Indigenous ingredients.
cuisine brazilian node area Brazilian cuisine; when tagging inside Brazil, consider using the regional terms, such as cuisine=gaucho or cuisine=mineira.
Feijoada 01.jpg
cuisine cantonese node area Food from the Guangzhou province of China.
cuisine capixaba node area Brazilian region Capixaba, state of Espírito Santo.
Moqueca capixaba 18 de janeiro de 2014 (2).JPG
cuisine caribbean node area Caribbean cuisine.
cuisine chinese node area Chinese food (any/unspecified region), may include Chinese-Indonesian restaurants (common in the Netherlands).
cuisine croatian node area
cuisine czech node area
cuisine danish node area danish
cuisine filipino node area
cuisine french node area
cuisine gaucho node area Brazilian region Gaucho, state of Rio Grande do Sul.
cuisine georgian node area
cuisine german node area
cuisine greek node area
cuisine hawaiian node area Regional cuisine of the island chain of Hawaii in the United States, includes both the traditional indigenous cuisine and newer interpretations. Source: (1) (2)
cuisine heuriger node area
cuisine hunan node area Chinese Hunan cuisine.
cuisine hungarian node area
cuisine indian node area
cuisine indonesian node area
cuisine international node area
cuisine iranian node area
cuisine italian node area
cuisine japanese node area Cuisine for the island nation of Japan, food originating regionally can be divided into sub-categories of cuisine=kyo_ryouri and cuisine=okinawa_ryori.
cuisine jewish node area Ethno-religious cuisine of the Jewish people internationally and those deriving from the cuisine of Israel and the eastern Mediterranean. Source: (1) (2)
cuisine korean node area Cuisine for the Korean peninsula, food originating throughout it's history
cuisine kyo_ryouri node area Japanese Kyoto style, traditional so called 'obanzai'.
cuisine latin_american node area Latin American cuisine; consider also using cuisine=regional cuisine tags, such as cuisine=brazillian, cuisine=bolivian, cuisine=gaucho, cuisine=mexican, cuisine=mineira, cuisine=new_mexican, cuisine=spanish, cuisine=texan, or cuisine=tex-mex.
cuisine lebanese node area
cuisine malaysian node area
cuisine malagasy node area
cuisine mediterranean node area Food from the cultures adjacent to the Mediterranean Sea, especially less popular in the West: Armenian, Lebanese, Israeli, Moroccan, etc. Greek, Italian, French and other cuisines, while technically also being Mediterranean, get their own categories, but a fusion of those cuisines would fit this category.
cuisine mexican node area Mexican cuisine. Source: (1) (2)
cuisine mineira node area Brazilian region Mineira, state of Minas Gerais.
Pão de queijo.jpg
cuisine new_mexican node area Originating in the US state of New Mexico, a fusion of Native American, Pueblo, Hispano, and Mexican food originating in Nuevo México and the American frontier. Source: (1) (2)
cuisine okinawa_ryori node area Japanese Okinawa food.
cuisine pakistani node area
cuisine peruvian node area
cuisine polish node area
cuisine portuguese node area
cuisine regional node area Regional (local) cuisine, if there is no exact description
cuisine rhenish node area rhenish, german regional cuisine
cuisine russian node area Russian cuisine.
cuisine scottish node area Scottish cuisine
cuisine shandong node area Chinese Shandong cuisine include Beijing style.
cuisine sichuan node area Chinese regional Sichuan food. Source: (1) (2)
cuisine spanish node area
cuisine swabian node area the regional cuisine of Swabia, a region in south-western Germany see (3)
Schwäbische Maultaschen.JPG
cuisine texan node area The regional cuisine of the US state of Texas, popular international chain restaurants include Texas Roadhouse and Luby's. Source: (1) (2)
cuisine tex-mex node area Tex-Mex, a regional cuisine of the US state of Texas, popular international chain restaurants include Taco Bell and Chili's. Source: (1) (2)
cuisine thai node area
cuisine turkish node area
cuisine vietnamese node area
cuisine western node area western/european cuisine. More specific terms should be used if possible
cuisine westphalian node area westphalian, german regional cuisine
cuisine user defined node area All commonly used values according to Taginfo

This table is a wiki template with a default description in English. Editable here.

Dietary requirements

Vegetarian and vegan food was previously indicated using the cuisine key, but that practice has now been replaced by the more comprehensive diet=* key.

Semantic issues

cuisine=indian;vegetarian - is it place with various vegetarian cuisine and various indian cuisine? Or is it place with vegetarian indian cuisine?

This case can be handled by using diet:vegetarian=*, by making it more clear:

cuisine=seafood;regional - is it place where focused on a regional seafood? Or is it place with regional dishes and various seafood?

cuisine=chinese;japanese - is more clear as this can be interpreted only in one way

See also

  • It was suggested [1] to use culture=* instead of cuisine=* for other ethnic, cultural and/or regional services like hairdresser or clothes.
  • drink=* Describes which kind of beverage is available
  • diet=* Describes dietary options.
  • origin=* Describes the origin for the goods of a shop.