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15333 Culver Dr. - Suite 720, Irvine, CA 92604
949-262-0688
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Ranked #24 of 534 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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Rolling Hills Estates, California
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76 reviews 76 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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331 reviews 331 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
198 helpful votes 198 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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87 reviews 87 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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Irvine, California
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73 reviews 73 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

There's not much to say about this Chinese restaurant in Irvine - the best one if you want Chinese food. There's also another restaurant next door - this one is more crowded and "cash only" basis - it's faster but the lines are long during the weekends. The main restaurant gets crowded too on the weekends - but it's worth... More

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Irvine, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

The food at the Sam Woo Seafood restaurant (not fast food next door) is really good. This place is always packed every time we go there. In addition to other people, it is crowded with Chinese people which tells you the food is good. The service is fast once seated. The prices are reasonable. They serve with silverware and cloth... More

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Irvine, California
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146 reviews 146 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I just love their sizzling rice soup but everything they serve is just delicious. If we don't feel like dressing up and eating in their beautiful dining room we order take out from their BBQ next door.

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Huntington Beach, California, United States
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89 reviews 89 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Three Sam Woo restaurants attached together. Take out, BBQ Express and Seafood. The Seafood restaurant is the fancier one, whcih I'll review here.Everything is VERY tasty. Make sure you ask for no MSG. Wor WonTon Soup is simply the best around. Large shrimp and won tons in a tasty broth with vegetables. Sizzling Shrimp and Scallops is a favorite of... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 via mobile

Food is very good, price is good too, but service is so so, but what do you expect in a Chinese restaurant .

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Anaheim, California
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97 reviews 97 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

This restaurant offers several 10 course banquet menus. Our group was in a private room with three tables. One table was used as the holding area for food to be served. Conversations were easily heard across the table. The food was good but not exceptional. Today, the sauce chicken was just “O.K.” The fish was hard and might have been... 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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