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Sampan

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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, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 154
    Excellent
  • 84
    Very good
  • 24
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good food, great service!

Came here on a random Saturday night. We were seated promptly. Our first server was fabulous. Helpful, friendly & not overly chatty. Great recommendations! Great small plates.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
Charlie T
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Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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  • Large groups
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Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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118 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Came here on a random Saturday night. We were seated promptly. Our first server was fabulous. Helpful, friendly & not overly chatty. Great recommendations! Great small plates.

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Lantana, Florida
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119 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

A trendy spot with excellent food. Lots of small plates and a few sharing choices. Everything we ordered was delicious, soup dumplings, Brussels sprouts and the tenderly juicy Korean fried chicken. But the standout dish was the Kobe beef skewers. Perfectly seared cubes of meltingly tender steak. A memorable dinner.

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Chester Springs, Pennsylvania, United States
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

So we go to Sampan on a Friday afternoon between a wedding ceremony and the party. Had 2 hours to kill, so we might as well eat and drink. And eat and drink we , did!!! Amazing little menu for happy hour. Had springrolls, dumplings, pork bun something, chow fun and spicy chicken wings. Each dish was better than the... More 

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New York City, New York
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Tasting Menu...best option, stated with the crab tacos, shrimp dumplings, shrimp on a kabob, miso glazed cod, flat iron steak and kimchi fried rice...added the korean fried chicken.....You will not be disappointed...do it!!!! Your mouth and taste buds will love you.

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Framingham, Massachusetts
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015 via mobile

First time here. Chose this place after looking at the menu online. It had a trendy, young atmosphere. The waiter was nice and explained how things work. Basically each dish was designed as a small sampling. This way you get to try many dishes. The flavors were nice and different leaning a bit on the spicy side. The kids loved... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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60 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

I love this restaurant. From the location to menu, everything about this place is executed well. I have been here numerous times and I am impressed by the consistency.

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

The food and service were excellent. Every dish was perfectly made. Getting the small plates is the way to go.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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115 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

The place is pretty good. Tried it twice to be fair – not sure I will be coming back however. Overall experience for me was hit or miss. Service was good, no complains there, our waiter was attentive and had great recommendations. We did have to flag him down a couple of times, but no biggie. He actually recommended the... More 

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Kentucky
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35 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

My family went there just at the beginning of happy hour but of course couldn't really sit together unless we were at the bar. As our kids are teens, we wanted to sit together. BIG MISTAKE! It's apparently way more expensive to sit and eat. That kinda dampened my enjoyment. We ordered 7 dishes and that didn't quite fill us... More 

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Manassas, Virginia
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70 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

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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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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?