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124 S 13th St, Philadelphia, PA 19107-4528 (Walnut)
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great place to visit with a group or a date night. Food is excellent and great variety. We had a group of 5 and did the tastings menu and it was portioned out beautifully and each dish was outstanding. A must is the kimchi fried rice and beef short ribs low mien

Thank Steven M
Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I am a huge fan of variety when it comes to food, and the Chef Sampler at Sampan was like a dream come true for me. You get to try about 7 of their dishes and it comes with 2 baby cones of ice cream. For a lover of Asian food and ice cream, this was a dream come true!

Thank AK_Consulting
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The place was was busy, but we were quickly seated without a reservation. We lucked out with a corner table which afforded a great view of this hip restaurant. The food is phenomenal. I know Asian; I grew up there (Tokyo). Beautiful pan-Asian twist.

Thank William H
Roswell, Georgia
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After a bit of hassle at the front desk we were finally seated and then the fun began. Although the restaurant was quite full the ambiance was very relaxing and the service was great. Every plate was a taste treat. We started with the shrimp dumplings which had fresh plump shrimp. Next was the exceptional chicken bao bun. It was... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were given this recommendation for dinner by a front desk staff, young woman, and when we walked in we realized that her perspective might differ from our a bit older view! It was a young crowd, busy and loud, hardly a place to sit. I admit I almost walked out but I am so happy I stayed to enjoy... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The happy hour menu is sure to please with its generous portions and lower cost. This is a very popular spot so you may wait a bit but worth it!

1 Thank Errick D
Houston, Texas
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43 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to eat here one night with a bunch of friends. The service was great, waiter was very informational on the food and the food was to die for. Worth every penny and its great to share with everyone!

Thank Kennidi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

Everything I had was amazing! The food was tender and delicious. The happy hour prices were terrific!

Thank Denise V
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

Nate the waiter was great at explaining the menu and restaurant. The service was fabulous. The food was tasty and layered with flavor. Highly recommended. I had the fried duck rice. I usually stay away from fried rice but I read that it was a popular dish. It included a very large portion of fresh duck and great flavored. I... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

Downgraded from very good to average due to service. Went for happy hour and was pleased to see the selection of food on that menu. Bao Buns, noodles, dumplings, egg rolls, bahn mi, and the list went on. The beverage selection was a bit limited, but still decent. During happy hour you can only order one beverage at a time.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$31 - $50
Asian, Chinese, Japanese, Pacific Rim, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar scene, Large groups
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?