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Report finds 73% of U.S. counties have at least one Asian restaurant


A new report from the Pew Research Center examining the influence of Asian food on the American culinary scene found that nearly three-quarters of all U.S. counties (73%) have at least one Asian restaurant.

The report examined about 787,000 restaurants in the U.S., disaggregating data about the kinds of Asian restaurants Americans in different parts of the country frequent.

According to the report, a majority of Asian restaurants are concentrated in a handful of states, with 45% of Asian restaurants located in California, New York, Texas, New Jersey and Washington.

The most prominent common Asian restaurants in the United States are Chinese restaurants. The report found that 39% of Asian restaurants serve Chinese food. Japanese cuisine is the second most common with 28% of Asian restaurants serving Japanese food. Thai restaurants account for 11%, Indian restaurants for 7% and Filipino restaurants for one percent.

You can read more about the study here.

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