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124 S 13th St, Philadelphia, PA 19107-4528 (Walnut)
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Closed now
All hours
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Tue 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wed - Thu 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Happy hour is 4-7 Mon-Fri. Get the edamame dumplings. They are exquisite and flavored with truffle oil in a sake broth and is one of the best things I've ever eaten. Or go for the Kim Chee Rice bowl and for $4 bucks this is a big bowl of rice and a cooked eggs on top. Between the two you'll... More 

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Sant Cugat del Valles, Spain
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93 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went for dinner, service was excellent, informal but very efficient. The restaurant is a little bit noisy but acceptable, you can talk without problems. Good atmosphere. We chose the tasting menu, seven dishes that you select from the menu plus desert. Asian food, excellent cooked , dumplings, Pekín duck, sea bass, rice....everything was extraordinary. We had two glasses of... More 

Thank Raimon R
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35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was lucky to hear about Sampan from my hotel door man- what a find! It was just me so they put me at the viewing bar and what a show! These guys put out amazing food - Asian bar food at its best. Make it a place to eat when you go to downtown Philly.

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North Port, Florida
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97 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very interesting place. I have eaten up front many times but never knew there was a bar outback. It appears they converted this space from what was once a storage area and turned it into an outdoor bar. Very cool. Death trap as almost impossible to get in and out. Otherwise it was very cool spot and in that it... More 

Thank Joey M
Newcastle, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place excelled in service, food and atmosphere. Couldn't fault it, Best meal I had all holiday and one of the best in my life. The dumplings are to die for! The menu looks slightly more expensive than a usual place but for the service and quality of food it is worth a few more dollars.

Thank Sara S
Baltimore, Maryland
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71 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place is hopping but they were able to sit me at a bar facing the guys cooking the food. I had 3 small plates: shrimp kimche fried rice (not like chinese fried rice), vietnamese chicken satay and chicken bonbon. I tear up just thinking about how much I miss that meal. If in Philly I would hit El Vez... More 

Thank Outdoorsbuff
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016

My date and I picked this restaurant after having the most versatile offerings for Philadelphia restaurant week. We are so happy we picked this one as both the food, the service and the atmosphere were great! Our food selections were tasty, inventive and unique. It was great having 7 courses for us to share and try different items. Located in... More 

Thank curlyKar24
New York City, New York
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63 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016

Stumbled upon Sampan because the wait for our original choice was almost 2 hours. Actually I am so glad we chose this place. So much fun. The hostess was so nice and really tried to accommodate us without a reservation. Our wait was only 30 minutes, and during that time we had a drink at the bar. Everyone was so... More 

Thank Harlemstyle
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016 via mobile

Went to Sampan for the first night of restaurant week and my bday with my siblings! Had a great time the food all came out as samplers so they were enough to eat we were full! The mini ice cream cones were good also!

Thank Jasmine R
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83 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016 via mobile

The dining experience is great! Get the tasting menu and share with the table! The dumplings were awesome all of them, the beef selections all good, and sea bass to die for! The waitress really helped us out! Btw great service and quick delivery of food. The food is free flowing so when ready it comes out! Only downfall for... More 

Thank Kim K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$31 - $50
Asian, Japanese, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Bar scene
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 124 S 13th St, Philadelphia, PA 19107-4528
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia
  • Phone Number: 215-732-3501

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