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124 S 13th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 (Walnut)
215-732-3501
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11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Tue 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wed - Thu 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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    Very good
  • 22
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Try the small plates so you can try many different dishes

The atmosphere was great. Mostly young and hip crowd. We ordered 5 of the small plates so we could try a lot of different dishes. We ordered the Edamame Dumpling, Pork Pot-stickers, Pork Bao bun, Crab Taco, the Crispy Spicy Shrimp and then a side order of the Shrimp Fried Rice. Everything was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
DebraandMike
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Manassas, Virginia
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Manassas, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

The atmosphere was great. Mostly young and hip crowd. We ordered 5 of the small plates so we could try a lot of different dishes. We ordered the Edamame Dumpling, Pork Pot-stickers, Pork Bao bun, Crab Taco, the Crispy Spicy Shrimp and then a side order of the Shrimp Fried Rice. Everything was very good. My fav was the Crispy... More 

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Philadelphia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

I went to this restaurant with a friend for a birthday dinner. The food, while small portions, is delicious, and there are plenty of options to chose from. The prices may be a little more expensive but you are dining at one of the top Zagat rated restaurants in Philadelphia. The atmosphere is also loud. If you are planning to... More 

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Delray Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We heard Sampan is best known for their happy hour, but we never made it until late night. Everything that was sent out was better than the next. The edamame dumplings were to die for, the beef skewers, cod, scallops and chicken satay were all great and very tasteful, cooked just right. Veggie fried rice was delicious and excitingly different... More 

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Owings Mills, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We were referred here by our concierge to get a drink before a dinner reservation, so we stopped in briefly. The bar area is small but the bartenders are great and took our order for sake right away. The menu offers lots of options for small plates and apps up to entrees, although the portion sizes are on the smaller... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Always start small, then work your way up! I suggest the chicken and pea dumplings (4), the korean kobee beef (2), and the shrimp or chicken skewers (3). For your entrees, the kimchee fried rice and pad thai are amazzzzingggg (split it)! Also the ice creams for dessert are always changing, so ask each week about the new flavor. The... More 

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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

We went for Happy hour but there were no seats so we paid full price. The only ones sitting at a table. It was good but very expensive. $28 for a small portion of duck. Dumplings were good but it was $90 with only one cocktail. If you can get a bar seat go if not go home!

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Ate here for dinner with my family a few weekends ago and everything was spectacular; certainly one of the best meals any of us had in a while. We were able to be seated immediately with no reservations (it was 4th of july weekend) and our server was incredibly helpful the entire meal. They were able to portion all of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

This is the second time we have been and it did not disappoint! They have a whole list of items for $3-5 and all are delicious. Not to be missed are the edamame dumplings and the korean bbq. We also had the fried rice. So, so, so good and the food comes out amazingly fast! Great service and great food!... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Always an excellent choice. Make sure you have reservations. The Korean Fried Chicken and Endamame dumplings were excellent. On time service and friendly knowledgeable wait staff. Never a bad choice. Sidewalk tables available if you enjoy people watching while you dine. You will not be disappointed.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Looks like everyone has been raving about their Happy Hour n guess what it's tricky. They don't tell u that the Happy Hour is only at the bar n not the entire dining room. Their bar is not a huge place, so you can imagine how they make you take a place at the dining tables. A great way to... More 

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Additional Information about Sampan

Address: 124 S 13th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107
Phone Number: 215-732-3501
Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
Cuisine: Asian

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 124 S 13th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107
    (Walnut)
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia
  • Phone Number: 215-732-3501

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
  • Cuisine: Asian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?