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15333 Culver Dr. - Suite 720, Irvine, CA 92604
949-262-0688
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Ranked #22 of 544 Restaurants in Irvine
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Chinese
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
California, USA
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565 reviews 565 reviews
318 restaurant reviews
244 helpful votes 244 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

lots of lunch specials $7 and up and dim sum dishes. the place is always packed. for example my personal favorite Walnut shrimp with soup, rice, tea, orange slices and fortune cookie and great service for only $8.95 can't get anything like that in other restaurants in Irvine. try also their BBQ express. recommended MeuterMedia

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Newport Beach, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

We were at Sam woo's in Irvine for a birthday luncheon with about 30 people so we had a chance to test many of the offerings. The spring rolls and wonton soup were okay. The Din Tai Fung Taiwanese restaurant in South Coast Plaza has an outstanding mixed wonton soup which is my favorite. Sam Woo's was no where near... More 

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Irvine, California
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Sam Woo is one of our most favorite asian restaurants in Irvine. We love the Dim Sum at lunch and a great variety of vegetable options also. Though it is recommended to make a reservation it is a Huge place and you can come and wait in the beautiful lobby and soon would be eating their great food. Sometimes you... More 

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Irvine, California
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228 reviews 228 reviews
187 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Still very good BBQ pork over steamed rice. Nice remodel of both sides of restaurants. Still cash only on the causal side.

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Irvine, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I have eaten here many many times with family, with friends, and company lunches! Only problem is this place get crowed all the time! So you might have parking issues. Lunch or Dinner go early. I always go with my Chinese friends so they do the ordering and talking with servers! Food comes to the table quite quickly! Variety is... More 

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San Clemente, California, United States
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113 reviews 113 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

This was our first visit to this place and we enjoyed every thing but the jellyfish. The service was good and we enjoyed all the dumpling dishes . I'm am still shocked at how cheaply one can stuff themselves with high quality food at one of these places. I will go here again and if you get the chance you... More 

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Rolling Hills Estates, California
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95 reviews 95 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Really extensive menu with nice size portions. Food was very good, came quickly to the table. Went for dinner during the week, restaurant was pretty empty. There is plenty of parking. Only drawback is cash only, no credit cards excepted. Decor was pretty standard. Most of the customers were Asian, food was pretty authentic. Would definitely recommend Sam Woo for... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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551 reviews 551 reviews
191 restaurant reviews
281 helpful votes 281 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 via mobile

Even though Sam Woo does not offer the best Dim Sum in the world but it is considered one of the best available in the Southern California area. Hence I do not want to compare it to the best elsewhere. Now it is important to know how to enjoy Dim Sum. First, you need a party of no less than... More 

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Bozeman, Montana
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38 reviews 38 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

A great evening spent among business associates with outstanding service. We had almost everything offered it seemed like. King Crab both steamed and Hong Kong style. Lobster house style, clams and squid as an appetizer but the main killer was Ocean Trout served with ginger and cilantro. Absolutely fantastic.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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108 reviews 108 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Had dim sum here: har cheong (prawn lasagna), kow chee (steamed dumplings), siew loong pau (shanghai steamed dumplings), char siew pau (pork puffs), beef balls and siew mai (pork dumplings). The har cheong was 4* (large prawns but pasta was not that smooth), kow chee was 4*, siew loong pau 2* (too thick skin with little or no soup inside),... More 

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Additional Information about Sam Woo

Address: 15333 Culver Dr. - Suite 720, Irvine, CA 92604
Phone Number: 949-262-0688
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Irvine
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: Chinese

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