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638 Manawagonish Road, Saint John, New Brunswick NB E2M 3W5, Canada
(506) 672-9050
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Hours:
Wed - Mon 11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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  • 12
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Excellent

Delicious food, fresh and great service. Reasonably priced. Disliked nothing, seems to be family run business and everyone enjoyed their meals.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
irock2012
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newbunswick
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36 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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newbunswick
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Delicious food, fresh and great service. Reasonably priced. Disliked nothing, seems to be family run business and everyone enjoyed their meals.

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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Sampan has great Chinese food. The portions are very large and the food tastes great. The prices are very reasonable.

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New Brunswick
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39 reviews 39 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

We ordered some items for takeout and they were delicious. My only complaint would be that we ordered lemon chicken and there was no lemon sauce on it. The portions were very generous. We also ordered steamed rice but received two orders of chicken fried rice instead..which was a shame as there was so much wasted. I would say that... More 

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Saint John, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Take-out order( of various so-called Chinese dishes) for New Year`s Eve Party was beyond horrible. The worst experience ever.

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Moncton, Canada
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74 reviews 74 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014 via mobile

Stopped in over Christmas with the family. We are not huge Chinese food fans, but arrived in town hungry and limited options due to the holiday. We were pleasantly surprised with the portion sizes and quality of the food. Chicken balls were awesome made with real breast meat. Ribs, rice, chow mein, and egg rolls all very good! Restaurant itself... More 

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Restaurant had very large portions for a good price. We had the Sampan chicken and Combo 2. Great for a Canadian Chinese meal. Lots of other items on the menu. Definitely the best Chinese restaurant in Saint John.

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verde valley
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160 reviews 160 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

this place was a bit disappointing. the "family meal" for two seemed to focus more on quantity over quality. but i guess when you are hungry you will eat anything. maybe the family meal is not a good representation of the food there, but at least the wan-ton soup was very good.

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Saint John, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The Sampan restaurant has great food. We usually get one of the combos to go...I think it's #3 and the cost is about $12.00 tax included. You can replace an item in the combo for more of another if you like. We have never been able to eat all of it and we are big eaters. There is always enough... More 

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Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada
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53 reviews 53 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

My wife and I have been here several times. The food is always top quality, and the service is always friendly. My wife usually gets a combo, which she loves, and I often get the Curry Chicken Slice. I love it. If you like your curries on the spicy side, ask them to make it nice and hot. I also... More 

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Saint John, Canada
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

My Husband and I went for a quick meal. Sampan was recommended by a friend, so we tried it out. I loved the Egg Roll and the Spring Roll (We shared). Then we ordered Beef and Broccoli with a chicken chow main. Both were tasty, hot and freshly prepared. We will be back....Oh My Yum!!!!!!!!!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 638 Manawagonish Road, Saint John, New Brunswick NB E2M 3W5, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  New Brunswick  >  Saint John
  • Phone Number: (506) 672-9050

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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