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No matter how you say it, you are welcome in Dallas.
Whatever your background and whatever your language, Dallas is big enough and diverse enough to find a slice of the city that speaks to you.
Dallas is much more than boots, cowboy hats and steaks. It's also about bulgogi, pho, spicy big noodles, sinigang and curry. From small Asian-owned eateries to mainstream Asian fusion restaurants, Dallas boasts hundreds of delicious places to choose from.
Explore one-of-a-kind shopping and spas by visiting Sam Moon and the Korean-inspired King Spa in the Asian Trade District - shop till you drop then relax in sauna rooms made from 23 carat gold and heated baths of herbs.
With more than 300,000 Asians living in North Texas, you will find the right spice and flavor to make your stay memorable.
Greater Dallas Asian American Chamber of Commerce: www.gdaacc.com
Dallas Asian American Community Facts
According to the 2010 census, the Asian population in Dallas County increased 35 percent over the decade, from 88,369 to almost 120,000. Tarrant County was up 60 percent, from 52,594 to 84,561. Growth was even more dramatic in the northern suburbs, with Denton County's Asian population increasing almost 150 percent, from 17,444 to 43,478, and Collin County's climbing from 34,047 to 87,752, a jump of almost 160 percent.* *US Census Bureau/Dallas Morning News, July 2011
Collin County: 87,752
Dallas County: 120,000
Denton County: 43,478
Tarrant County: 84,561
Percentage of Asian population in each county:
Collin - 11.2 percent Dallas - 5 percent Denton - 6.6 percent Tarrant - 4.7 percent Dallas Asian
Since 1869, when Chinese railroad workers first arrived in the area, the Asian-American community in Dallas has been a consistent and growing influence on the city. The entrepreneurial spirit of these hard-working immigrants imbued Dallas with enterprising character that can't be found anywhere else.
There's not just one "Dallas Chinatown," but instead a number of unique and vibrant communities
DFW Chinatown is what many people think of when they hear "Dallas Chinatown."
A hub of trade, commerce and culture for Dallas' Asian community located in North Dallas' telecom corridor, this shopping center and its surrounding residential neighborhood has a great section of shopping and Asian food including the notable, home-owned, Gen Roku Japanese Grill.
Dallas Asian Trade District
With an expansive and fast-growing trade district located in North Dallas off Interstate I-35E, you'll find more than 21 shopping centers that comprise over 300 stores and restaurants. The Asian Trade District is home to Dallas' biggest retailer of fine Asian imports, Sam Moon. The Asian Trade District is also the new home to the luxurious King Spa & Sauna, a popular and family-friendly Korean sauna embraced by Dallas' Asian-American community.
On the edge of Dallas proper, this suburb near Lake Ray Hubbard has a thriving Asian American community centered near Jupiter Road and Walnut Hill Lane. This vibrant suburban neighborhood is home to many telecom and IT professionals and their families and is very active in art, culture and community.
Dallas' Little India
Dallas' Little India, located at the intersection of I-75 and Beltline Road, is filled with Indian food markets and gold and sari stores.
Little Pakistan in Carrollton
Dallas-Ft Worth's largest Pakistan community can be found in the neighboring suburb of Carrollton on Trinity Mills. The neighborhood features the Al Markaz, a popular Indo-Pakistani grocer and restaurant with some of the best Samosas in Dallas.
Additional Asian neighborhoods and communities can be found in Dallas-area suburbs Plano, Arlington and Mesquite.
There are a number of Asian American-owned financial institutions in the area:
Dallas Korean American Chamber of Commerce
DFW Philippine American Chamber of Commerce
Greater Dallas Asian American Chamber of Commerce
Greater Dallas Indo-American Chamber of Commerce
Taiwanese Chamber of Commerce
US Chinese Chamber of Commerce
US Pan Asian Chamber of Commerce Southwest
Vietnamese American Chamber of Commerce of North Texas
Note: The Greater Dallas Asian American Chamber of Commerce is the largest Asian American Chamber of Commerce in the United States.