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Sam Woo

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$$ - $$$
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15333 Culver Dr Ste 720, Irvine, CA 92604-7128
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016 via mobile

Tried this place out while passing through Irvine because its conveniently located next to Ranch 99. Very glad we did so. Awesome moderately prices dim sum. Huge selection of Cantonese BBQ and seafood dishes. Friendly and fast service!

Thank namsiu
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016 via mobile

Good food a little greasy full of MSG. They can do some work on their customer service. You cannot never find your waiter.

Thank MISTY69_10
San Juan Capistrano, California
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235 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016

I got 4 combo orders at the BBQ Express area of Sam Woo. Their portions are huge and you can do half rice half noodles for your carb portion. I got chicken teriyaki, orange chicken, beef with broccoli, salt and pepper pork chop, green beans, and a stir fried fish dish. Everything was excellent. There was so much food we... More 

Thank qhunnyb
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2016 via mobile

When I want some dishes from childhood, I come here. Tonight I'm having Pork with Taro Roots. It's traditionally a hot pot dish but Sam gets it right every time b

Thank Ken L
Athens, Ohio
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160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2016

First, it is important to note that this is a restaurant and not a hotel. It tends to cater to large parties and weddings. If you go for dinner, you will end up in one of the corridor seats. The tables are large but the bench style chairs are a bit uncomfortable. The back of the bench is perpendicular to... More 

Thank Harring10
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70 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2016 via mobile

It seems liking finding good Chinese food in the US outside of major cities is impossible, but this place was pretty good. And amazingly they actually offer good wine by the glass to drink which is even mote difficult to find. The ambiance was fun, the staff solid, the huge live seafood displays entertaining for the kids. I will go... More 

Thank Comeonno
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2016 via mobile

Sam Woo Irvine serves great food real hot and consistently well cooked. We have tried many dishes on the menu. Each one of these is with a special taste. This weekend we tried white fish in black bean sauce, jumbo shrimps in schechwan style, stir fried green beans, chicken wraps, Hot and sour chicken soup etc. The service is extraordinary... More 

Thank Kris K
Pasadena, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

We went here with a group of 8 people for lunch. Many of our party were visiting here from China. We ordered the following: Peking duck, Stir fried crab, seafood hotpot, fish and chicken fried rice, shrimp shu mai, pork shu mai, egg rolls, spinach, tripe, barbecue pork, chicken and turkey, spare ribs, green beans and something made out of... More 

Thank JohnB00007
Irvine, California
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2016

I take my family to this restaurant monthly. Exciting dishes and fun times. We love the moo shu pork and won ton soup to start. other great apps, but we love these. Very good soups. We always mix it up with entrees. There are so many great ones that we don't like to repeat. Always get a shrimp dish. Love... More 

Thank Noah W
San Diego, CA
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2016

Ordered take out food that was delicious. When they found out I was staying at a hotel they nicely packed plates and utensils for us. Try the shrimp fried rice and pork chops! Can't wait to go back nest time I am in Irvine.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 15333 Culver Dr Ste 720, Irvine, CA 92604-7128
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Irvine
  • Phone Number: 949-262-0688

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?