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Sam Woo Barbecue Restaurant

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140 W Valley Blvd Ste 107, San Gabriel, CA 91776-3784
(626) 572-8418
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 stars
Quality authentic Chinese food

This is a popular Chinese BBQ restaurant chain in the US. They are usually tied to 99 Range Market. They have good BBQ and noodle dishes. This place is small and is always packed. They have the $2 house soup at dinner time. It is a bargain. Their Chow Fun is excellent. Service is average to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 17, 2014
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Nice place. The price is good. If you don't want to spend too much money and have some basic Chinese food.This is the place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Met up with some friends from the South Bay who were craving some good Chinese food. Plain looking place but, that didn't matter, the food was awesome. There were only four us but, we ordered seven dishes! A half order of roast duck for $7.99, chicken chow mein, sweet and sour pork, baked pork chop with pepper, pepper beef, honey... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Food was ok but service was horrible, the waitress was very impatient not to mention that end of the meal the waitress even dared to ask for additional tip! I mean 1 dollar is not much but how could you have the face to ask for that???

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

This is a popular Chinese BBQ restaurant chain in the US. They are usually tied to 99 Range Market. They have good BBQ and noodle dishes. This place is small and is always packed. They have the $2 house soup at dinner time. It is a bargain. Their Chow Fun is excellent. Service is average to bad. Rice is not... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

This is the most famous Chinese food restaurant in Chinese community, but also good for all people. This is the kind of Chinese food serve mostly Cantonese dishes, historical and keep on serving great.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

This time, I would like to share my dining experience in Sam Woo Barbecue restaurant in San Gabriel, CA, end of last year. This was our 2nd visit in the past two years where the first visit, we noticed the food quality was not as good as it was during early days when they were still very famous and popular.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013

Fast food, good food. Great portions. Service is lacking but Chinese don't have good service Portions were huge! Went to another one in a different area, same set up, Sam Woo knows what he wants!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2009

The barbecue meat such as the cha siu are pretty good. But one thing I realize about typical Chinese food in US is that more quantity than quality. If you come hungry then this is a good place to eat and all the food is authentic. But, sometimes I prefer good quality food and this is not the place. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2008

This is the Chinese Restaurant on Valley & Del Mar near the 99 Ranch Market. It's the one on the 1st floor and it's better than the Sam Woo on the 2nd floor. What's the difference? HUGE difference. Trust me. This Sam Woo has in my opinion the best Chinese food in the city..

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2007

Mmmm... bbq pork and duck.. love it.

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Restaurant Details

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  • Address: 140 W Valley Blvd Ste 107, San Gabriel, CA 91776-3784
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Gabriel
  • Phone Number: (626) 572-8418

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue

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