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

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  • 13
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 3
    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
Good food

This is a small simple restaurant. Nothing fancy but the food is very good. Service was good. We ordered the buffet which is not at all a buffet where you go and pick up your food. What it is are several items on the menu which is eat all you can so be prepared NOT to find a large buffet... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
Michael J
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Barrie, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

I read a review on Yelp that said to ask for something from the Chinese menu in the back, so I asked the fellow what Chinese specialties they had and he said No, You don't want that; Canadians eat the things from the front pages of the menu. Only after I told him that we had been to China did... More 

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Barrie, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

This is a small simple restaurant. Nothing fancy but the food is very good. Service was good. We ordered the buffet which is not at all a buffet where you go and pick up your food. What it is are several items on the menu which is eat all you can so be prepared NOT to find a large buffet... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Small restuarant, good food, fast and friendly service. We had the all you can eat buffet and were pleased with the food and the pricing. Would recommend.

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Saint John, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

I ordered out from Sampan. I prepaid. The delivery guy turned up demanding I pay again. Sampan did nothing to help with this situation. I ended up calling my credit card and having the transaction voided. Do Not Do order from them.

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Saint John, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Awesome!!!! Only Chinese food place in Saint John that has consistent good Chinese food. We usually get take out, and we are never disapointed. The Adams Family

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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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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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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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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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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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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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