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124 S 13th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107
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Ranked #47 of 3,758 Restaurants in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $50
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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Mountain Top, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2013

Asian restaurant in the heart of the city. Nice place esthetically. Our server was very energetic, knowledgeable and attentive. She suggested the "Chefs Tasting" which we (a party of 6) felt was a good idea as it allowed us to "sample" 9 different dishes.At a price of $45 dollars it was reasonable for a big city restaurant. None of us... More

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Pennsylvania, United States
15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

I was really looking forward to eating at Sampan on a recent family trip to Philly. We had a table of 6 and made reservations days earlier. We were seated right away with no problems. Our waitress was energetic and cheerful, as well as very informative. We decided to do the chefs tasting and were able to pick 9 choices... More

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Top Contributor
93 reviews 93 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013

The selection of dishes was very interesting, and not typical Asian restaurant fare. Every dish was very well prepared and seasoned, and the meal was excellent. Atmosphere is modern, with changing color walls. Restaurant was not too loud - you actually could have a conversation with your tablemate without yelling. Price was more to the high end - I would... More

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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109 reviews 109 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013 via mobile

I'm not a huge fan of pan-ethnic cuisine and there was also the thumping of a generic beat that made it hard to hear conversation even one person away...Pad Thai was good, a crab taco was great...watch out for spicy which can appear here and there suddenly...If a group was going I'd go back, but not rushing over Open Table... More

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Long Beach, California
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45 reviews 45 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

I love this restaurant! The food is spectacular and the ambiance energetic! The food is meant to be shared and the best way to do this is by ordering their seven course tasting menu where you get one selection from each of their menu sections. They also have a great bar in front of the kitchen where you can eat.... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

I always make a point to stop here when in Philadelphia. The food is wonderful and atmosphere is very welcoming. The food is tapas style so it gets pricey very quickly, if price is a concern they have a lovely happy hour. Always try the cool mini ice cream cones for dessert.

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

We went here for a small (4) business dinner. The decor & atmosphere was great. We ordered way too much food - but it was all very tasty. The seabass is to die for. I would give the szechuan chicken a miss - too battered.

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Newport Beach, California
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260 reviews 260 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
939 helpful votes 939 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

I took several clients and friends together to Sampan, since it was within easy walking distance of our hotel and had great reviews. We all really enjoyed it! The atmosphere is Asian/chic and very trendy, but still comfortable. The food was outstanding. We opted to do the 7 course tasting, and every dish was delicious. Even though it began to... More

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San Juan
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33 reviews 33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

a fairly new rest. great ambiance and decor... food was great tho the portions are really tiny. had the dumplins for appetizer and r really good, on the main course I have the sirloin with french fries, a big comment on this.... I'm not a big fan of fries at all but this was the most amazing and tasting fries... More

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Olney, Maryland
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257 reviews 257 reviews
190 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

OK, I admit, we didn't stay to try the food. And other reviewers seem to like this place and the Graffiti Bar. Here's all I'm going to say. We walked into and sat at the bar and looked at wines by the glass. A Pinot Noir that cost us $10 a bottle a few days ago was $12.50 a glass... 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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