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Sam Woo Chinese BBQ

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803 N. Broadway, #807, Los Angeles, CA 90012
213-687-7238
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Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch

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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
cheap eats

I had the privilege to visit this Chinese establishment and I have to say their eats are cheap and good. I had their clay pot with seafood, chicken, mushrooms and roast pork and string beans with a side of rice. The meal came quickly and it satisfied our stomachs. Both my guest and I were happy... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 5, 2015
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San Francisco, California
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50 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

I had the privilege to visit this Chinese establishment and I have to say their eats are cheap and good. I had their clay pot with seafood, chicken, mushrooms and roast pork and string beans with a side of rice. The meal came quickly and it satisfied our stomachs. Both my guest and I were happy with our meals. The... More 

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New Smyrna Beach, FL
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17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We were strolling through Los Angeles' Chinatown and were told the food was very good at Sam Woos so we decided to try it. I ordered the Chicken and Cashews and was very pleased with the dish. It was lightly seasoned and very plentiful. Haven't had better anywhere. My wife ordered the Duck dish which consisted of a duck leg... More 

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Boise, ID
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Be sure not to tell everyone about this place or we will never get back in. One of the hole in the wall places with not much decor but who cares with food like this. OMG it was great Chinese food!

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Central City, Nebraska
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46 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

We took the metro to Chinatown for lunch while vacationing in LA. We ordered very unadventurous dishes like Beef & Broccoli and Sweet & Sour Pork. We thought they were excellent.

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Reno, Nevada
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14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

We happened upon this place. It was busy and had a small line at 6 PM. Brightly lit, it was noisy but unusual for a big Chinese cafe. The usual bbq items were good and fresh. Other menu were standard cafe items which were quite extensive. Waiters were very busy, though they seem able to keep up. I have been... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

I used to go to Sam Woo's all the time since I worked close by. Used to love their food and was treated like family when I went in there. Was greeted by name and a big smile. I stopped going for awhile and the last time I went was terrible. We were the only non Asians in the dining... More 

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Fort Myers, Florida
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36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

Ordered several dishes for take out including chow fun, fried rice with chicken and salted fish a fad braised beef lo mein. All three dishes were great. Very reasonably priced. Be prepared to wait as this place is generally packed at meal times.

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Holmdel, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

After a long day of sightseeing in La, we just want a quick bite before heading back to the hotel. Well, this place really nailed. We ordered two $ 7.95 special of steam eggs ( a real home cook dish ), the shrimps with chili paste, and beef chow fun for the side. All three dishes were very good and... More 

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Pittsburgh, PA
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

Basic Chinese restaurant, very little English spoken. Menu is partially in English. Restaurant caters to local Chinese clientele Many different items on menu, which are not found at the typical Chinese restaurant. Cash Only

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

If you want authentic Chinese food, you have to try this restaurant. Everything is fresh with good size portions.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 803 N. Broadway, #807, Los Angeles, CA 90012
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Central L.A
  • Neighborhood: Central L.A
  • Phone Number: 213-687-7238

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese, Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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