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Sam Woo Chinese BBQ

803 N. Broadway, #807, Los Angeles, CA 90012 (Central L.A)
213-687-7238
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Ranked #1,920 of 8,566 Restaurants in Los Angeles
Cuisines: Barbecue, Chinese
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night
Neighborhood: Central L.A
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English first
Los Angeles, California
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58 reviews 58 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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74 reviews 74 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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AV, California
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57 reviews 57 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2012

I have lived in China and have had Chinese food that was supposed to be authentic including Chinese restaurants from San Francisco to St. Louis to New York and DC. Sam Woo is pretty good Hong Kong style Chinese BBQ. We went for lunch on a weekday and had BBQ duck in noodle soup, tangerine chicken, mixed veggies, and moo... More

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Los Angeles
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2012

Sam Woo has the best roast duck in Los Angeles or San Francisco!

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2011

We were in Los Angeles and decided to stop by our favorite restaurant in Chinatown. Sam Woo has been around for a long time. We started going there in 1989 and have either their soy sauce steamed chicken or duck. The food is fresh...it's like they have a supply of fresh chicken coming in from the market down the street.... More

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San Francisco CA
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69 reviews 69 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2011

Although Sam Woo's operates both a sitdown seafood restaurant, it also has next door a "BBQ" mostly takeout place as well. Sam Woo's is a chain in Southern California and even has its own wikipedia article! Over the years, we have tried about 4 or 5 Sam Woo's at different locations. We like the one in Irvine best. All the... More

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Glendale, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2011

I love this place. If you're looking for heaping servings of delicious food and great service.. this is the place to go. Casual dress. Excellent duck, bbq chicken, and pork. Delicious rice dishes and soups also. Priced reasonable. S.D. Glendale, CA

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