Data confirms that New York is the Grubhub delivery capital of America

1 month ago by James Mattone in Facts, Features

The New York metropolitan area is home to over 20 million people, and they're all hungry.

Many turn to delivery services, such as the ones on offer from Grubhub ($NYSE:GRUB). And, according to Grubhub review data, New Yorkers are putting up more reviews than Americans from any other state, making it the delivery capital of the United States.

Restaurants on the Grubhub platform that are located in New York have over 7.3 million reviews. California, the state with the second most reviews, has "only" 2.3 million across all restaurants in the state.

Only two states — North Dakota and Wyoming — report zero reviews, and the state with the least number reviews is South Dakota with 40.

New Yorkers are so bent on reviewing restaurants — either to recommend it to others or complain about the quality of the food — that eight out of the top 10 most reviewed restaurants are all in New York. Specifically, six are in Brooklyn, including Sakura Tokyo in Bedford-Stuyvesant which has a massive 13,460.

State

Name

City

Street

Delivery Fee

Number of Reviews

NY

Sakura Tokyo

Brooklyn

604 Nostrand Ave

0

13,460

NY

Opai Thai

New York

722 Amsterdam Ave

0

13,160

NY

Sage

Brooklyn

299-301 Graham Ave

0

11,055

IL

Portillo's Hot Dogs & Barnelli's Pasta Bowl

Chicago

100 W Ontario

299

10,539

NY

Geisha Sushi

New York

3470 Broadway

200

9,954

NY

El Paso Mexican Grill

Brooklyn

1610 Newkirk Ave

0

9,132

NY

Paphos Diner

Brooklyn

2501 Fulton St

200

9,031

NY

Good Chinese Restaurant

Brooklyn

663 Knickerbocker Ave

0

8,734

NY

Bombay Kitchen

Brooklyn

733 Knickerbocker Ave

0

8,431

PA

Tres Jalapenos

Philadelphia

901 S 8th St

0

7,942

On this top-10 chart, there are only three restaurants with delivery fees. While restaurants can change their fees at any time, it's definitely interesting to see that, in this snapshot, the majority of these most-reviewed restaurants are places with free delivery.

This data, of course, doesn't come without a huge caveat: there have been previous reports of Grubhub and Seamless reviews being faked. However, the company has made steps several years ago to combat the fake review crisis and prevent restaurants from gaming the system.

James Mattone

James is the Associate Editor at Thinknum Media, and he has an interest in video games, music, and tech news. You can find him on Twitter @TheJamesMattone.

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