Sometimes, just knowing your friend rated a place four stars isn't enough to make a decision about where to go. That's one reason why reviews, along with ratings, can be so helpful. When you rate a place on Hotpot, Google give you the option to specify that you liked or disliked certain "aspects" of a place, such as food, service, rooms, location and more.
Here's how you rate aspects on google.com/hotpot:
Google's now surfacing this aspect information alongside your ratings and reviews on the Place page for various businesses, on Google Maps, and on your phone.
For instance, here's what some of your friends' reviews will now look like on a Place page:
And on Maps:
The next time you rate and review a place, be sure to specify what you liked and disliked about it so that your friends will know exactly what they're in for when they check our your recommendation.