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“Quantity OK, decent quality” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Sam Woo Barbecue Restaurant

Sam Woo Barbecue Restaurant
140 W Valley Blvd Ste 107, San Gabriel, CA 91776-3784
(626) 572-8418
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Ranked #74 of 208 Restaurants in San Gabriel
Cuisines: Barbecue
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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“Quantity OK, decent quality”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2009

The barbecue meat such as the cha siu are pretty good. But one thing I realize about typical Chinese food in US is that more quantity than quality.

If you come hungry then this is a good place to eat and all the food is authentic. But, sometimes I prefer good quality food and this is not the place. The service was also well, typical old Hongkong style, rude which is too bad since that type of attitude is long gone in the real Hongkong culture.

But overall, it's OK and if I am hungry, I will probably come back here.

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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“This is the Chinese Restaurant on Valley & Del Mar near the 99 Ranch Market. It's the one on the 1st floor and...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2008

This is the Chinese Restaurant on Valley & Del Mar near the 99 Ranch Market. It's the one on the 1st floor and it's better than the Sam Woo on the 2nd floor. What's the difference? HUGE difference. Trust me. This Sam Woo has in my opinion the best Chinese food in the city..

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“Mmmm... bbq pork and duck.. love it.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2007

Mmmm... bbq pork and duck.. love it.

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“wonton noodles MMMMM”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2007

wonton noodles MMMMM

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Arcadia, California
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“Authentic Chinese Food!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2007

Located right across the Hilton San Gabriel in a shopping plaza, this restaurant is always pretty busy, packed with many Asians.

Sanitation at this restaurant is not the best ( B rating), but most chinese restaurants are B rated anyways.

Sam Woo is not just serving Chinese BBQ (aka. char siu, roast duck, soy sauce chicken, etc.). It serves many other popular Chinese foods as well, such as REAL chow mein (many kinds as well!), e-mein (a flat, thick, noodle...also plenty of kinds to choose from), chinese soups (beef/egg/parsley, chicken corn egg, etc.), rice dishes (such as fried rice or a mixture (in a sauce) such as minced beef, peas, onions ,etc. on steam rice. And, there is much much more!

All these delicious foods are all at a affordable price. They are also in very big portions.

The thing I think most people would like is the fact that you can say NO to MSG on some dishes upon request. Most Chinese foods have MSG, so the fact that Sam Woo Barbecue Restaurant can subtract some MSG, it's pretty good.

Overall, the Sam Woo Barbecue Restaurant is very good, and I will return in the near future.

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