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Sam Woo BBQ Restaurant

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7330 Clairemont Mesa Blvd Ste 103, San Diego, CA 92111
(858) 505-9888
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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Takeout, Waitstaff

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Decent service

The place was clean and decent when I arrived. The service was fine, but I found The food a bit too greasy. Overall it was Ok.

3 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
San Diego, Texas
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San Diego, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The place was clean and decent when I arrived. The service was fine, but I found The food a bit too greasy. Overall it was Ok.

Thank lmelas
Carlsbad, California
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58 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

We've been going to this Sam Woo for a decade and we knew this is not a service oriented place, but it has gotten worse - and that is saying a lot. Yesterday surpassed all previously bad service lows, after waiting 10 minutes to be seated in a near empty restaurant, waiting another 10 or so minutes to get menus,... More 

Thank khmetalworkdotcom
so cal
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246 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015

The restaurant is in the back of a 99Ranch Market store. The BBQ Pork is great. One order is plenty for2 people but we get 2 orders to take some home. We had seafood fried rice which was tasty but the rice seems not so fried. That order was plenty for 2 also.

Thank xsteves
Phoenix, Arizona
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61 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

All Sam Woo locales are all about the same. You always get fairly average Cantonese cuisine, poor service, crowded sitting and no ambiance. Nothing special to write home about.

Thank 19860802
California, USA
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

Service is hit and miss. Don't expect to be checked on. If you need anything, flag them over. This is pretty typical of asian customer service. I always ask for no MSG or excessive sauce. Emphasis is on Hong Kong style of cooking. Generous portions for the value. Cash only. No outside food including their take-out.

1 Thank sadauphin
San Diego, California
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135 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Typical rude service. Tasty food but very greasy. Tables are always sticky because they use a dirty wet towel to wipe it down. The seats are dirty too. Not a very pleasant dining experience. Take out is fine but they don't pack it well and the food spilled everywhere. Their take out food is good. They give a lot for... More 

Thank Jeanne P
San Diego, California
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150 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Oh boy ! The pork noodle soup is stocked with both. On a chilly& rainy day in San Diego it hits the spot. My server who has seen here before seated me & took my order.There's a reason why I keep coming back along with many others. It's because the food is always prepared fresh & hot & so good.

Thank WoHop132
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54 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 via mobile

When I am in San Diego I always make at least one stop here for lunch and an occasional dinner. Food is alway great and the entertainment of shopping at the Ranch 99 makes this a must! If you have never experienced this you must. Just remember to bring cash for they are a cash only business. If you forget... More 

Thank Charles M
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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167 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Good eats! Beef rice noodle, fried rice, beef chow mein, ong choy, beef braised in clay pot, s...as authentic as you can get it!

Thank b168
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014 via mobile

I guarantee You, you havent seen or experienced the world rudest service in your life, if you havent been to Sam Woo in San Diego. 3rd world service.

2 Thank Chanthasone N

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 7330 Clairemont Mesa Blvd Ste 103, San Diego, CA 92111
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: (858) 505-9888

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese, Barbecue
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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