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638 Manawagonish Road, Saint John, New Brunswick NB E2M 3W5, Canada
(506) 672-9050
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Closed
Hours:
Wed - Mon 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Moriches, New York
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

The pictures show different sorts of dumplings, so I expected a "real" Chinese meal. They no longer serve anything other than one kind of fried dumplings -- in fact, all of the appetizers were fried. The food was average, although I enjoyed the vermicelli noodles. Not a particularly healthy meal though. And the restaurant smelled like someone may have been... More 

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Yarmouth NS
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109 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

This restaurant was just up the street from the motel where I was staying so was convenient. It has a large menu but I chose one of the 6 Special Combo's which was a good move. It came with a nicely crisp egg roll and a larger plate of Chicken Balls, Chow Mein, Spare Ribs and Fried Rice. It arrived... More 

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Thank danearle
Saint John, Canada
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

Always hot and fresh. Great staff and clean restaurant. They are small and tucked away in a small strip mall but work a visit.

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Thank Amy20015
Fredericton
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016 via mobile

It's authentic. Great food good portions. Quick service. Very clean. Pro tip : have the house spicy chicken.

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Thank ksbeckaa
Saint John, Canada
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72 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2016

Love this place! I always order the dumplings steamed or fried...so good! I also enjoy everything else that I have tried, very fresh, very tasty. The staff is very friendly and the prices are reasonable. The have an interesting buffet option, you can order from a set menu, all you can eat!

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1 Thank SJNB-Traveler
Halifax, Canada
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74 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2016

The egg rolls and chop suey were perfect. This restaurant was inexpensive and the meals were very fresh and well prepared.

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1 Thank MsBonitaAalders
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21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2016 via mobile

To date this is the best Chinese restaurant in St. John New Brunswick. Food is well cooked and delicious. The chicken soo gai, chop suey and fried rice were great. Been there 3 times and look forward to more. Finally a Chinese restaurant that cooks food the way it supposed to be cooked. Highly recommended.

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1 Thank B. M
Fredericton, Canada
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89 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2016

When I lived in Saint John a few years ago, I made a trip to the Sampan twice a month. Authentic food and huge portions. The dining room is very clean and colourful. They do a huge takeout business. I visited again last month and it didn't change a bit. Great service, great food.

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2 Thank Dawn W
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

My wife and I go to Sampan at least once a week. If your looking for Canadian style Chinese food you can't do better then this place! Very consistent, excellent won-ton soup and all dishes are fresh and yummy :P

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Thank Shane F
Quispamsis, Canada
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015 via mobile

We wanted Chinese food on our return from vacation so our dinner would be easy and clean . We live in Quispamsis where we typically get it at Orient express , however they were closed the night of our return . As we got close to Saint John we googled " top Chinese take-out s in Saint John ". After... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 638 Manawagonish Road, Saint John, New Brunswick NB E2M 3W5, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  New Brunswick  >  Saint John
  • Phone Number: (506) 672-9050

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?