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Sampan

124 S 13th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107
215-732-3501
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Ranked #52 of 3,732 restaurants in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $31 - $50
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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Hamilton, Bermuda
Top Contributor
102 reviews 102 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

We wanted to grabe some Chinese/Asian food and chose this restaurant as recommended in the Google Maps app. What a great choice! Good food and great service!!

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usa
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52 reviews 52 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

The positives- food was unique and the service was excellent. Great vibe in the resturaunt. Downside- just a bit noisy. Would go back again

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Lorton, Virginia, United States
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29 reviews 29 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

I try to make it here every time I'm in Philly. Even drove three hours on New Years Day '13 to get here for a late lunch and go right home after. I've never had a bad meal here, but I have been known to order too much food! The kimchi is house made. The presentations are simple. The food... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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34 reviews 34 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 via mobile

Absolutely enjoyed the tasting menu, and the price is great. Each course was more delicious than the last. I can't wait to go back!

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Bethesda, Maryland
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111 reviews 111 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

enjoyed mushroom dumplings and chicken bao bun but it was fried! no thanks. Price was decent for happy hr.

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NL
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115 reviews 115 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

I recently dined with a colleague at Sampan. While I think the food had some nice flavors, this place just didn't do it for me. First off, it was a too "trendy" - seemed like a place to be seen, which is just not my taste. Second, several of the dishes we ordered were pretty greasy, also not my taste.... More

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Pasco
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

I really enjoyed the food I ordered. It was perfectly seasoned and a good amount of food. Definitely recommend this restaurant.

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Pennsylvania
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34 reviews 34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Had a wonderful meal here this past weekend. Did the tasting menu which was nice the first time around to see what we liked the most. The sea bass was the most amazing dish! Wish I had the recipe! Service was terrific and friendly. The only complaint I would have is that some of the dishes come out much too... More

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Portland, Maine
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15 reviews 15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We had a really memorable meal! Big group, they were very accommodating to us. The food was excellent - family style appetizers, creative menu, excellent presentation and went out of their way, un-asked, to prepare gluten free apps plates for the 1 GF person in the party. The main courses were all fabulous; delicious, creative and well presented. Everyone was... More

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014 via mobile

A bustling restaraunt with wonderful food.. Began with the crispy spicy shrimp. Vegetable fried rice, scallops with cauliflower, and filet with bok choy. Nicely accompanied with a nice white Bordeaux.

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