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Sam Woo

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15333 Culver Dr. - Suite 720, Irvine, CA 92604
949-262-0688
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 35
    Excellent
  • 58
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Quick place for Chinese food

They have a cash only section, a credit card section and a take-out section. We've tried the cash-only and take-out sections. Typical Cantonese food in the cash-only portion and without the MSG. Lots of variety at the take-out counter. What I really appreciated was that the food was not chop suey... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 7, 2015
lugubres
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Montreal, Canada
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Laguna Hills, United States
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63 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Every dish is good...love the live shrimps, fish and don't forget crab and lobsters. So delicious and reasonably priced.

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Montreal, Canada
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70 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

They have a cash only section, a credit card section and a take-out section. We've tried the cash-only and take-out sections. Typical Cantonese food in the cash-only portion and without the MSG. Lots of variety at the take-out counter. What I really appreciated was that the food was not chop suey style but real Chinese food. Something to be expected... More 

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Mumbai
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64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

You might need to make a reservation to avoid long waiting specially during week-ends, as this joint is very popular. You may order any food right from dim-sum and be assured to get a quality Chinese food. I love their shrimp fried rice the most.

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Hawaii
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233 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

This is the place to go when you want quick but authentic cantonese style chinese food. My favorites are the bbq platter combo to share and the noodles with gravy... my favorite!

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Irvine, California
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

I gave it a 3-star as the combination of food & service. The food are actually very good. But the operation is kind of behind the time. It takes cash only. I live in the area further down south, so I would like to take more traditional food home when I get to that shopping mall; but if I don't... More 

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Aliso Viejo, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

The food is the best in Irvine. Their dim sum is the best by far. Ribs are awesome and the staff is fast and attentive. A+++

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San Jose, California
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17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

good food, service is not great but acceptable. some mama and papa eatery serve similar quality dishes but offer more reasonable price.

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Santa Ana, California
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

The wait times can be a little long during lunch, but well worth it. The food here is impeccable and they give you plenty of it. I usually go with co-workers and I always get the House Special chicken and recommend the Beef French Style. They also have tanks of fish and other seafood in the back of the restaurant.... More 

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42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Sam Woo is an institution. You can always count on ultra fresh seafood-and a wide variety. Ditto for the veggies. Nothing is pre-cooked or frozen. The prep time is always worth the wait and the service is quick, but at the same time, unhurried. My wife and I flew in to Irvine and met an old friend for a multi-course... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Large restaurant. Food impeccable and delightful. Staff helpful. Able to deal with our fairly large group effortlessly. Able to meet varied requests, too, from vegetarian to omnivore. Highly recommended.

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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 15333 Culver Dr. - Suite 720, Irvine, CA 92604
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Irvine
  • Phone Number: 949-262-0688

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese
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

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