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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night

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  • 28
    Excellent
  • 55
    Very good
  • 14
    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
Duck 3 ways and seafood was great

Went with family, about 16 of us at 2 tables. Had the duck 3 ways which was a duck soup, one with a bao bun and by itself with hoisin sauce. It was great. Had the salt and pepper crab which was messy to eat but worth it. The seafood with noodles had shrimp, fish and scallops, also a great... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 7, 2015
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Laguna Beach, California
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Laguna Beach, California
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216 reviews 216 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Went with family, about 16 of us at 2 tables. Had the duck 3 ways which was a duck soup, one with a bao bun and by itself with hoisin sauce. It was great. Had the salt and pepper crab which was messy to eat but worth it. The seafood with noodles had shrimp, fish and scallops, also a great... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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73 reviews 73 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

This place offers great food and service. We went on March 31 and the place was empty because of the new menu with an increase of $1 per meal, now up to $8-10 per full lunch. Our you kidding me, $1 and you would go someplace else with worse food and service plus the fancy place to eat.

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Los Angeles, California
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21 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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
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568 reviews 568 reviews
321 restaurant reviews
260 helpful votes 260 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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6 restaurant reviews
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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 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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193 restaurant reviews
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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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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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124 reviews 124 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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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37 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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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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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