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Sam Woo Chinese BBQ

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803 N. Broadway, #807, Los Angeles, CA 90012
213-687-7238
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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016 via mobile

Come to this place if you are in Los Angeles and really want good Chinese food! The staff here are very nice and attentive. I ordered a beef chow fun and it tasted very authentic. There are a lot of dishes I have ordered here before and they all had a very authentic taste. The staff here also accommodate people... More 

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toronto
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2016 via mobile

Sam Woo BBQ was a household name 20+years ago in Toronto, Canada but had closed since. As we were strolling down LA Chinatown, we spied Sam Woo BBQ, our old time favouite, and decided to try it. The eatery was full and busy. The BBQ ducks, cha sius, siu yeuks hanging on their hooks looked glisteningly tempting. We ordered the... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015 via mobile

All good despite being a chain on the west coast. plenty of Chinese restaurants in Chinatown which meant you have to be good in order to survive. we had lobster noodle, onelette and 1 vegie for $55. Try n you will not regret!

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

I had the privilege to visit this Chinese establishment and I have to say their eats are cheap and good. I had their clay pot with seafood, chicken, mushrooms and roast pork and string beans with a side of rice. The meal came quickly and it satisfied our stomachs. Both my guest and I were happy with our meals. The... More 

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New Smyrna Beach, FL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We were strolling through Los Angeles' Chinatown and were told the food was very good at Sam Woos so we decided to try it. I ordered the Chicken and Cashews and was very pleased with the dish. It was lightly seasoned and very plentiful. Haven't had better anywhere. My wife ordered the Duck dish which consisted of a duck leg... More 

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Boise, ID
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Be sure not to tell everyone about this place or we will never get back in. One of the hole in the wall places with not much decor but who cares with food like this. OMG it was great Chinese food!

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Central City, Nebraska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015 via mobile

We took the metro to Chinatown for lunch while vacationing in LA. We ordered very unadventurous dishes like Beef & Broccoli and Sweet & Sour Pork. We thought they were excellent.

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Reno, Nevada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

We happened upon this place. It was busy and had a small line at 6 PM. Brightly lit, it was noisy but unusual for a big Chinese cafe. The usual bbq items were good and fresh. Other menu were standard cafe items which were quite extensive. Waiters were very busy, though they seem able to keep up. I have been... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

I used to go to Sam Woo's all the time since I worked close by. Used to love their food and was treated like family when I went in there. Was greeted by name and a big smile. I stopped going for awhile and the last time I went was terrible. We were the only non Asians in the dining... More 

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Fort Myers, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

Ordered several dishes for take out including chow fun, fried rice with chicken and salted fish a fad braised beef lo mein. All three dishes were great. Very reasonably priced. Be prepared to wait as this place is generally packed at meal times.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian
Meals
Dinner, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 803 N. Broadway, #807, Los Angeles, CA 90012
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Central L.A
  • Neighborhood: Central L.A
  • Phone Number: 213-687-7238

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