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Sam Woo BBQ Restaurant

7330 Clairemont Mesa Blvd Ste 103, San Diego, CA 92111
(858) 505-9888
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Ranked #1,746 of 4,041 restaurants in San Diego
Cuisines: Barbecue
Most recent review
- Jan 11, 2014
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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.

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San Diego, California
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53 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

If you like authentic chinese food this is the place for you. Everything on the menu is top notch and there is a lot to choose from. Sam Woo's is located inside the Ranch 99 Market. They offer sit down dining and if you are in a hurry you can buy from the steam line to go. There is a... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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85 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

You can find Sam Woo next to the 99 Ranch March most of the time in California, Vegas ..... They serve authentic Chinese food and the price is reasonable, except the one in Vegas. Please avoid that one. They are famous for their BBQ. I bought a duck this time after I ate there. I ordered the Pork Chow Fun,... More

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San Diego, California
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29 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2013

My better half and I have only been thru the take-out portion side of the restaurant. And let me tell you that if this is just a glimpse of what the sit-down side is, then she & I will have to definitely try that other side. Although the portions are very ample on the take-out, we need to taste and... More

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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30 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

Been visiting Sam Woo since 1997 and my most recent one was in Dec 2012. The place is always packed with people. The place is ordinary Chinese restaurant with just so so service, but the food always taste yummy. Love the BBQ (of course its their specialties), pork chops & salt pepper squid. Portions are huge. Will definitely return.

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So Cal
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128 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

Glad to see that many folks who'd probably end up going to PF Chang's finding this place. Sam Woo has been a staple of the LA area since the immigration of Chinese during the 80s. This is one restaurant that is still in business, and definitely the food is still consistently good, even if this is far away from the... More

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San Diego, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

I've been to most Chinese restaurants in the area and Sam Woo is the best for good quality at low prices. Service is quick and there are many choices. Have been coming here for 15 years.

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Sun City West, AZ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2012

Food was good and portions were plentiful. If you are looking for atmosphere this is not the place. Chow mein was excellent as was the honey walnut shrimp. Highlite was the duck. Service was so-so, but nothing to fret about. No beer - bummer!!! There were five of us and we ordered liberally from the extensive menu. Bill was about... More

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international
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127 reviews 127 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2012

As San Diego natives, my husband and I frequently go to Sam's when we go to the Ranch 99 supermarket, which is hands down the best Chinese supermarket in the city by the way. Sam's is a small, diner type restaurant that has an extensive menu. Most of the foods can be served at various levels from spicy to mild.... More

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Dublin, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2011

Awesome food...ignore the restaurant atmosphere.....cheap and plentiful too

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