Google Maps Reviews API

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Our Google Maps Reviews API allows you to scrape reviews from Google Maps. The API is accessed through the following endpoint: /search?engine=google_maps_reviews. A user may query the following: https://serpapi.com/search?engine=google_maps_reviews utilizing a GET request. Head to the playground for a live and interactive demo.

API Parameters

Search Query

place_id

Required

Parameter defines the Google Maps place ID. Find the ID of a place using our Google Maps API.

Localization

hl

Optional

Parameter defines the language to use for the Google Maps Reviews search. It's a two-letter language code, for example, en for English (default), es for Spanish, or fr for French). Head to the Google languages for a full list of supported Google languages.

Advanced Google Maps Reviews Parameters

sort_by

Optional

Parameter is used for sorting and refining results. Available options:

qualityScore - the most relevant reviews.
newestFirst - the most recent reviews.
ratingHigh - the highest rating reviews.
ratingLow - the lowest rating reviews.

topic_id

Optional

Parameter defines the ID of the topic you whant to use for filtering reviews. You can access IDs inside our structured JSON response.

Pagination

start

Optional

Parameter defines the result offset. It skips the given number of results. It's used for pagination. (e.g., 0 (default) is the first page of results, 10 is the 2nd page of results, 20 is the 3rd page of results, etc.).

Serpapi Parameters

engine

Required

Set parameter to google_maps_reviews to use the Google Maps Reviews API engine.

no_cache

Optional

Parameter will force SerpApi to fetch the Google Maps Reviews results even if a cached version is already present. A cache is served only if the query and all parameters are exactly the same. Cache expires after 1h. Cached searches are free, and are not counted towards your searches per month. It can be set to false (default) to allow results from the cache, or true to disallow results from the cache. no_cache and async parameters should not be used together.

async

Optional

Parameter defines the way you want to submit your search to SerpApi. It can be set to false (default) to open an HTTP connection and keep it open until you got your search results, or true to just submit your search to SerpApi and retrieve them later. In this case, you'll need to use our Searches Archive API to retrieve your results. async and no_cache parameters should not be used together. async should not be used on accounts with Ludicrous Speed enabled.

api_key

Required

Parameter defines the SerpApi private key to use.

output

Optional

Parameter defines the final output you want. It can be set to json (default) to get a structured JSON of the results, or html to get the raw html retrieved.

API Results

JSON Results

JSON output includes structured data for place information, topics, and reviews results.
A search status is accessible through search_metadata.status. It flows this way: Processing -> Success || Error. If a search has failed, the error will contain an error message. search_metadata.id is the search ID inside SerpApi.

HTML Results

HTML output is useful to debug JSON results or support features not supported yet by SerpApi.
HTML output gives you the raw HTML results from Google.

Example for "Stumptown Coffee Roasters" reviews

Example for "Stumptown Coffee Roasters" reviews

JSON Example

{
  "search_metadata": {
    "id": "603f8779de9834001c2863f9",
    "status": "Success",
    "json_endpoint": "https://serpapi/searches/ef2ccc3a6df6d71a/603f8779de9834001c2863f9.json",
    "created_at": "2021-03-03 12:56:25 UTC",
    "processed_at": "2021-03-03 12:56:25 UTC",
    "google_maps_reviews_url": "https://www.google.com/async/reviewDialog?hl=en&async=feature_id:0x89c25996d46ccfed:0x3034ad801dc5fcb3,sort_by:,start_index:,associated_topic:,_fmt:pc",
    "raw_html_file": "https://serpapi/searches/ef2ccc3a6df6d71a/603f8779de9834001c2863f9.html",
    "total_time_taken": 1.59
  },
  "search_parameters": {
    "engine": "google_maps_reviews",
    "place_id": "0x89c25996d46ccfed:0x3034ad801dc5fcb3",
    "hl": "en"
  },
  "place_info": {
    "title": "Stumptown Coffee Roasters",
    "address": "30 W 8th St, New York, NY",
    "rating": 4.5,
    "reviews": 1034
  },
  "topics": [
    {
      "keyword": "espresso",
      "mentions": 35,
      "id": "/m/0ctfk"
    },
    {
      "keyword": "atmosphere",
      "mentions": 21,
      "id": "/m/01ctsf"
    },
    {
      "keyword": "nitro cold brew",
      "mentions": 20,
      "id": "/g/11g6jr2tv3"
    },
    {
      "keyword": "beans",
      "mentions": 16,
      "id": "/m/01fp9"
    },
    ...
  ],
  "reviews": [
    {
      "user": {
        "name": "Waylon Bilbrey",
        "link": "https://www.google.com/maps/contrib/107691056156160235121?hl=en-US&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwiUituIlpTvAhVYCc0KHbvTCrgQvvQBegQIARAx",
        "thumbnail": "https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/a-/AOh14GjOj6Wjfk1kSYjhvH7WIBNMdl4nPj6FvUhvYcR6=s40-c0x00000000-cc-rp",
        "reviews": 1
      },
      "rating": 4,
      "date": "a week ago",
      "snippet": "I've been here multiple times. The coffee itself is just average to me. The service is good (the people working are nice). The aesthetic is obviously what brings the place some fame. A little overpriced (even for NY). A very small cup for $6 where I feel like the price comes from the top rainbow foam decor , when I'm going to cover it anyways. If it's for an insta pic then it may be worth it?"
    },
    {
      "user": {
        "name": "Amber Grace Sale",
        "link": "https://www.google.com/maps/contrib/106390058588469541899?hl=en-US&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwiUituIlpTvAhVYCc0KHbvTCrgQvvQBegQIARA7",
        "thumbnail": "https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/a-/AOh14Gj84nHu_9V_0V4yRbZcr-8ZTYAHua6gUBP8fC7W=s40-c0x00000000-cc-rp-ba3",
        "local_guide": true,
        "reviews": 33,
        "photos": 17
      },
      "rating": 5,
      "date": "2 years ago",
      "snippet": "They really take pride in their espresso roast here and the staff is extremely knowledgeable on the subject. It’s also a GREAT place to do work although a table is no guarantee; you might have to wait for a bit. My almond milk cappuccino was very acidic at the end which wasn’t expected but I could still tell the bean was high quality. Their larger lattés they put in a tall glass cup which looks really really cool. Would definitely go again.",
      "likes": 2,
      "images": [
        "https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/p/AF1QipMup24_dHrWtNN4ZD70EPsiRMf_tykcUkPw6A1H=w100-h100-p-n-k-no"
      ]
    },
    {
      "user": {
        "name": "Kelvin Petar",
        "link": "https://www.google.com/maps/contrib/100859090874785206875?hl=en-US&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwiUituIlpTvAhVYCc0KHbvTCrgQvvQBegQIARBG",
        "thumbnail": "https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/a-/AOh14GhdIvUDamzfPqbYIpwhnGJV2XWSi77iVXfEsiKS=s40-c0x00000000-cc-rp",
        "reviews": 3
      },
      "rating": 4,
      "date": "3 months ago",
      "snippet": "Stumptown Cafe is the perfect place to work or catch up with friends. Never too loud, never too dead. Their lattes and deliciously addicting and the toasts are tasty as well. Wifi is always fast, which is a huge plus! The staff are the friendliest, I highly recommend this place!"
    },
    {
      "user": {
        "name": "New York Live with Mickey",
        "link": "https://www.google.com/maps/contrib/101375643357600204352?hl=en-US&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwiUituIlpTvAhVYCc0KHbvTCrgQvvQBegQIARBP",
        "thumbnail": "https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/a-/AOh14GgamUiypczRGCx-fgWONKks4WFPQ_cqOgW_YtHuPw=s40-c0x00000000-cc-rp-ba5",
        "local_guide": true,
        "reviews": 113,
        "photos": 417
      },
      "rating": 4,
      "date": "a year ago",
      "snippet": "Nice coffee place with a seating area outside. They are best known for their nitro cold brew. From my coffee loving friends their coffee got a 8 out of ten. The place is usually pretty busy and the restrooms were not clean during our latest visit. All and all is a good option for coffee near Washington Square Park",
      "images": [
        "https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/p/AF1QipPWePxpLDsh9PyWVxGIcst1WYEbbDqo06rp0rT1=w100-h100-p-n-k-no",
        "https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/p/AF1QipP1XV1cscg3fIZa7BMKLLTPbrCGB5eArv1jafkG=w100-h100-p-n-k-no",
        "https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/p/AF1QipMwlhyQKWCp-7iE_DYLXjyC4xGGRgV3pIgR8618=w100-h100-p-n-k-no",
        "https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/p/AF1QipPoCEvx30EzeXktQDriRrXfcDgXfzSHhX44n0h9=w100-h100-p-n-k-no",
        "https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/p/AF1QipP5n7d8x_5HONfX9K4YJEm1JPTrZ9qLM8b73p37=w100-h100-p-n-k-no"
      ]
    },
    ...
  ],
  "serpapi_pagination": {
    "next": "https://serpapi/search.json?engine=google_maps_reviews&hl=en&place_id=0x89c25996d46ccfed%3A0x3034ad801dc5fcb3&start=10"
  }
}