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124 S 13th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 (Walnut)
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4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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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: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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    Very good
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Pre-Race Meal

Seated promptly, great service, slightly expensive. Flavorful food. Enjoyable experience even though it was rather loud.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Katie L
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  • Large groups
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Collingswood, New Jersey
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97 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Good Asian fusion food served tapas style. Great service. Would not return. Too loud. Asked hostess three times to turn down music to no avail. Couldn't hear wait staff or friends. Leaning in, shouting. No fun

Thank ellenh63
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Seated promptly, great service, slightly expensive. Flavorful food. Enjoyable experience even though it was rather loud.

Thank Katie L
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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61 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went for dinner on a Fri night. Glad we had a res as wait was long. Strange bar options as I ordered a bloody mary and was told they don;t have tomato juice. I switched to a Gibson and was told they don;t have pickled onions. Very odd. Dining area is very loud - difficult to have a conversation. Service... More 

Thank Familyfr0mPhilly
Fairfield, Connecticut
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127 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I came here for the first time a few weeks ago and really enjoyed myself. We made a reservation about 2 weeks prior to coming and based on the amount of people in the restaurant - make a reservation! There was a lot of people here which I always take as a good sign. We were seated almost immediately and... More 

Thank Shlinds
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Try one thing from each section on the menu. In the dumpling section, you MUST choose the Edamame dumplings... out of this world amazing!!!! Everything we tried from each section melted in your mouth.

Thank Travelling4W0rk
New York City, New York
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158 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

Sampan is tapas style Asian Fusion restaurant. The food is very affordable and tasty. Good luck getting a reservation here!

Thank cardtraveler
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015 via mobile

Went on a Saturday night and even though the restaurant was busy, we didn't have to wait long to be seated. Great menu selection for vegetarians and food is served quickly. Service was excellent.

Thank KimmyAB
The Hague, The Netherlands
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

rendy and noisy, very alive place with nice food. nothing belongs to any particular asian cuisine (imho), it is rather asian direction than actual asian food...lets call it fusion. starters are great to share - try mushroom dumplings and kobe beef..two exceptional little plats, as for my taste. actually i tried everything from other 8 people who were there with... More 

Thank llc_lc
Level Contributor
22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

One of the best Asian fusion restaurants in Philly. Great for business dinners or a night on the town with friends. Try the chef's tasting menu to get introduced to some of Sampan's best dishes.

Thank FDOTR05
Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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128 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

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.

Thank Charlie T

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Large groups


Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am

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