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124 S 13th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107
215-732-3501
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Ranked #54 of 3,803 Restaurants in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $50
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
Cuisines: Asian
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Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Walnut
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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44 reviews 44 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

What a great meal! We were here during restaurant week and had the chef's tasting menu. You get to pick 7 items for the table. All 7 were excellent. We especially loved the edamame truffle dumplings, Korean BBQ satay, chicken bao buns, Vietnamese filet, and glazed salmon. The dessert was awesome and adorable - two mini cones of homemade ice... More 

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Newburyport, Massachusetts
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89 reviews 89 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

Food was fantastic in this lively and loud restaurant. The have a regular bar and kitchen side seating. Asian fusion meets tapas would be the best way I could describe it.

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Pennsylvania
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

This is a fun date night restaurant! I went with my husband on a Saturday night. We had a reservation and were seated immediately. The place was packed with couples, groups and even multi-generation families. We ordered 4 items to share. The portions were large, and we took home left-overs. My husband said that the Kung Pao shrimp was the... More 

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Italy
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36 reviews 36 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Very interesting menu, intended to share plates with your companion. Exotic asian fusion. Reservations are higly suggested. Try the duck rice, it's fantastic!

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Denton, Maryland
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Great menu! Lots of small plates to try. Also, many gluten free options are available. The food and service are great. It's a very popular venue, it was bustling on a Thursday night. Make a reservation and enjoy a nice evening!

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Wilmington, Delaware
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29 reviews 29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Went on a Sunday evening and the place was packed so we squeezed into a table for two, both food and service were very very good, it is quite noisy but that did not distract from a great experience. Can't wait to go back and try some other dishes. Drinks were also very very good.

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Chicago, Illinois
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96 reviews 96 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

I really liked the menu and style of food. Very nice quality and service. Try the chefs menu-- great price and quality. Only problem stay away from back bar where food is produced the smell from woks and food being prepared will linger in your clothes for some time after.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

We did a couples nite at this restaurant and really enjoyed the food, the service, the ambiance. A very hip and happening place!

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Holden Beach, North Carolina
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140 reviews 140 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

I think everybody knows that Philadelphia has more steakhouse is per capita than any other city in United States. The same goes for attorneys :) This restaurant is completely different. It works only on small plates that are meant to be shared and cause interaction between the parties involved. It is fun the servers are engaging in the food is... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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388 reviews 388 reviews
241 restaurant reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Your read that right... they have happy hour on a Saturday! Drink specials at $4, and food around that range too until 7pm. It's a total deal to check out this Asian fusion restaurant and experience a little bit of everything. Cantonese spring rolls were good, dumplings were excellent- especially the edamame ones. The pork bahn mi was huge, so... 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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