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Old 02-27-2018, 10:40 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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Not even close.

Pardon me. The largest Vietnamese population on the East Coast. W. a larger population than NYC.

Yes CA. has the largest in the USA. Rightfully noted/corrected.

With that my point holds true. Philadelphia has one of the best Chinatowns in the USA

Tops def. go to both L.A and S.F. I have not been to Seattle but my guess is there's is quite renowned given their West Coast presence.

Then Chicago. NYC.

and well Philadelphia for sure.
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Old 02-28-2018, 11:41 AM
 
Location: DFW
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Have you also considered Honolulu? Yes, it's expensive but not as extreme as SF or LA. It's also more walkable than Portland.
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Old 02-28-2018, 02:40 PM
 
Location: Miami-Jax
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Have you been to Chinatown in Philadelphia?

It is by far one of the most vibrant and in tact chinatowns in the nation. SOOO many amazing food options and such an amazing Chinese culture, as well as some Japanese influences. It is FAR better than D.C chinatown and I will rate it #2 on the East Coast after NYC.
I have been and I do like it. As an authentic neighborhood it is obviously much better than DC but DC is a unique case. DC Chinatown is a cool neighborhood, for what it is. I believe there's only one business left that existed back when it was an actual Chinese neighborhood.

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Have you also considered Honolulu? Yes, it's expensive but not as extreme as SF or LA. It's also more walkable than Portland.
Yes!! I don't know HNL at all (besides very vague memories from a short visit as a very young kid) but I have assumed it will be a quality option once I eventually get around to spending some time there. I'm in no hurry so I figure when the rail system is operating in a decade it'll be ready for me and my family lol.
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Old 10-01-2019, 07:17 PM
 
Location: Seattle
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ttt.
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Old 10-05-2019, 09:16 PM
 
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Perhaps look into college towns with a high Asian percentage. For instance, Ithaca NY is about 17% Asian and it has a walkable Downtown/Commons that has quite a bit going on for its size.
Except that Ithaca has generally terrible Asian food.
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Old 10-06-2019, 10:06 AM
 
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For Asian Food:
Most places do a decent job with Vietnamese and Thai (or perhaps I just don't know since I've never had the authentic stuff).

Japanese?
DC - terrible
Phoenix/Flagstaff - terrible
Denver/Boulder - terrible
LA - Excellent
Seattle - Excellent
Las Vegas - terrible
Dallas - a few "okay" places
Tampa Bay - found a couple of "okay" places

Chinese - don't really eat it very often / I'm fine with P.F. Chang so I don't know for this category
Your rating of Denver is wrong. There is a well-known Japanese restaurant that’s very good, though not my cup of tea (pun—you would have to go there to know why). Denver also used to have a good fast-casual Japanese food place but I don’t know if it still operates.

Denver (the city, not the metro area) has fantastic Chinese and Vietnamese restaurants on a section of Federal Blvd near Alameda. Don’t even think they are like PF Chang, and thank the heavens for that. However, that area is not great for walking, doable but not pleasant due to traffic.
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Old 10-07-2019, 01:22 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis
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I think St Paul is the answer. It is almost 20% Asian. It is affordable. It is relatively walkable, and the greatest concentration of Asian restaurants is along Green Line light rail route so they are easily accessible by transit. People tend to associate it with the Hmong but it also has significant Vietnamese, Lao and Cambodian populations. In general it has lots of really good, cheap southeast Asian restaurants.
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Old 10-07-2019, 07:07 PM
 
Location: Miami-Jax
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Yes!! I don't know HNL at all (besides very vague memories from a short visit as a very young kid) but I have assumed it will be a quality option once I eventually get around to spending some time there. I'm in no hurry so I figure when the rail system is operating in a decade it'll be ready for me and my family lol.
Update on this: HNL's rail system looks like it will be delayed by many years. My wife's cousin spent several weeks there and has convinced me that this is a top choice. She also talked to me about Guam, which is another intriguing option for this thread. Although for me personally it is simply too small. Same with the CNMI.

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I think St Paul is the answer. It is almost 20% Asian. It is affordable. It is relatively walkable, and the greatest concentration of Asian restaurants is along Green Line light rail route so they are easily accessible by transit. People tend to associate it with the Hmong but it also has significant Vietnamese, Lao and Cambodian populations. In general it has lots of really good, cheap southeast Asian restaurants.
Hey I like it! We went to one of the Hmong markets when we were in St Paul and it was very memorable. I definitely like this one as an option.
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Old 10-08-2019, 07:47 PM
 
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Midtown Houston is walkable, urban, and has great Vietnamese food....may not be best in the nation but it's nothing to crap on for sure.....
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Old 10-09-2019, 07:10 AM
 
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Except that Ithaca has generally terrible Asian food.
According to what?
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