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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 - 9:00 pm
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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
Good for:
Casual Dining
Large groups

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Visitor rating
  • 138
    Excellent
  • 74
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 1
    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
Tapas with a twist

If you're looking for a place to catch up on the latest news with a friend or are in the mood to share with that special someone--this is the place. Small plates of really creative food meant to share are beautifully delivered to you by helpful wait staff. It's upscale casual and fun. There's... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
hqueeniew
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Reading, Pennsylvania
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Large groups
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Reading, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

If you're looking for a place to catch up on the latest news with a friend or are in the mood to share with that special someone--this is the place. Small plates of really creative food meant to share are beautifully delivered to you by helpful wait staff. It's upscale casual and fun. There's something on the menu for everyone.... More 

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Portland, Maine
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

This is a great spot on 13th St, with a fun outdoor seating area, a bar with a great vibe, and an all around swanky atmosphere. Sampan is a fun place to eat with a small group. I wouldn't consider it ideal for a romantic date or for a large business dinner, which is what I hosted there. The way... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
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21 reviews 21 reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Crowded but not ridiculously slow. Innovative creative variety on the menu. It is a share place so don't invite your friends who protect their entrees like prisoners. If there is a catgory under Asian Fusion Tapas, this is it. Things come out a bit randomly in a good way. Friendly staff reasonable well sort of. Give it a try.

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Cranbury, New Jersey
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212 reviews 212 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We stopped by for an early dinner on a monday night. We made a dinner mostly of small plates. Make sure you make reservations as even on a monday they were busy. Service was excellent. We were seated in a narrow room with seating on each side and none in the middle which cuts down on the noise although it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Had to wait 2 hours because I didn't have a reservation buy it was definitely worth it. The food was delicious.

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Berwyn, Pennsylvania
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39 reviews 39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

The restaurant was hopping at 6pm on a Thursday night, a sign of a good place! We had drinks and 3 dishes - all delicious. The Calamari Salad truly was the best salad I have had in years. The Pad Thai was fabulous and the Short Ribs as advertised. We were told to order 4-6 courses for the 2 of... More 

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Allentown, New Jersey
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Vibrant, great food selection from vegetarian to meat. Soup lover. I don't know if they train their staff to present a quality experience or that they just hire quality staff. Either way you can immediately tell the staff "gets it". You will not be disappointed.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Food tasted amazing. Loved everything that was served. As they put the food on your table, they explain what it is and how it was prepared. Enjoyed the bento box dessert also.

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Vilnius, Lithuania
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Actually Liked everything. First, the Restaurant was crowded but they found for us a very comfortable table when noticed that one of my friends is pregnant, what was really nice. The food is absolutely delicious-we had clams (cooked to perfection), shrimp starter - excellent, Peking duck - again, excellent. Would love to back again

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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31 reviews 31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

The restaurant atmosphere and food was really a perfect pairing and it was a great time. We had the chefs selection special which was 7 selections to share. Everything was very good. But when I try to think back on any one thing that was outstanding I can't name anything. So I guess I would say it was very good... 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?