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The Sampan

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356 W Main St, Hillsborough, NH 03244-5241
11:00 am - 9:00 am
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Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 am
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Brattleboro, Vermont
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107 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Well, I can't explain why there are not more great reviews of the Sampan here…. but here I am again singing its praises. Excellent lunch there today. Food still great, service attentive and professional. Prices just fine, and… since my last review menitoned that the men's restroom needed some upgrading, I am pleased to report it has had a complete... More 

Thank Wombat27_11
New Hampshire
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53 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We have had many oriental meals, both Japanese and Chinese. It was a buffet. We were there for dinner and the food was overcooked. The Japanese items were the poorest we had seen. We do not plan to have repeat. The only good items was the service. We noted that most of the people eating were in the senior set.

Thank rovernh
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have eaten many times at Sampan, always find it to be delicious and fresh, and special dishes are just that. Recent visit was just a quick stop for a cocktail and appetizer. Had a friendly bartender, excellent drink and appetizer.

Thank jeff r
Wentworth, New Hampshire
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172 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Met family here to celebrate a new home. We had Mai Tai's, Pina' Colada's & Beer all Very good. We all ordered different Luncheon Specials. Sweet & Sour Chicken, Egg Foo Young, General G. Chicken and an Appetizer Plate. All the food was Very Good. Service was excellent. Prices are so reasonable at lunch. They offer Sushi for lunch also... More 

1 Thank Marjorie C
Hillsborough, New Hampshire
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Have visited this restaurant several times in the past two months. Once again under new ownership they are serving great food and service is excellent. Worth a stop if you are in the area.

1 Thank thetraveler169
Florence, South Carolina
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

While visiting family in New Hampshire, we went out to eat at Sampan. My husband and I liked it so much we actually went back again a couple of days later! After eating here, he finally understood why I complain that there's "no decent Chinese restaurants in the South." Their wonton soup is amazingly flavorful, and full of vegetables and... More 

2 Thank brightdreams
South Windsor, Connecticut
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016

The food was tasty and even have gluten free options. The feel of the general feel of the restaurant was nice as well, very cool place.

1 Thank etklhoover
Wentworth, New Hampshire
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172 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2016

Four of us met for lunch here. They have really nice specials at really reasonable prices. We ordered General G. Chicken w/Lo Mein & Egg roll, Sweet & Sour Chicken w/Fried Rice & Egg Roll, Egg Foo Young w/Lo Mein & Chicken Wings, Chicken Fingers, Teriyaki & Fried Rice. All our meals were very good. Service was great and the... More 

1 Thank Marjorie C
Peterborough, New Hampshire
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016

We've been to Sampan many times, but this was the first buffet night that sushi was included with the regular buffet. So good! A good value too.

1 Thank Lydia B
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2016

We have been going to this place for 10 years and they were always middle of the road. But we had heard that their food got better. Not sure if it's new owners or just a new chef but the rumors are pleasantly true! The food was exceptionally good, large portions, and extra ingredients (fresh veggies) that were not fillers.... More 

2 Thank Heidi V

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Chinese, Asian, Japanese, Sushi
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 am
11:00 am - 9:00 am
11:00 am - 9:00 am
11:00 am - 9:00 am
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 356 W Main St, Hillsborough, NH 03244-5241
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Hillsborough
  • Phone Number: 603-464-3663

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