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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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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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Visitor rating
  • 27
    Excellent
  • 54
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Delicious Food, Great Service

The servers for the private/VIP rooms are very attentive and friendly (maybe bc my boss is a really big tipper, but we had a great experience here nonetheless.) We ordered a lot of their specialty dishes like the lobster, calms, etc., plus the king crab and a few bottles of wine. The server brought... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
adventures0101
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Los Angeles, California
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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106 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Los Angeles, California
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

The servers for the private/VIP rooms are very attentive and friendly (maybe bc my boss is a really big tipper, but we had a great experience here nonetheless.) We ordered a lot of their specialty dishes like the lobster, calms, etc., plus the king crab and a few bottles of wine. The server brought the live king crab to our... More 

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California, USA
Top Contributor
569 reviews 569 reviews
322 restaurant reviews
257 helpful votes 257 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

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
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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234 reviews 234 reviews
193 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 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
9 helpful votes 9 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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121 reviews 121 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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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98 reviews 98 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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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653 reviews 653 reviews
211 restaurant reviews
333 helpful votes 333 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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46 reviews 46 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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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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