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124 S 13th St, Philadelphia, PA 19107-4528
+1 215-732-3501
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good29%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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124 S 13th St, Philadelphia, PA 19107-4528
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went there with friends. Food was tasteless and the quantity was not enough. Don’t go hungry ! I had to add salt , pepper and soy sauce for it to be taste good for me to eat. Ever one left feeling they needed more food....More

Thank Ramramoni
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We did the chefs tasting and the food was some of the best I’ve had in Philly.. chicken bao buns, shrimp and crab egg rolls, crab tacos, bbq beef satay, filet,and chicken stir fry.. and at the end you get mini soft serve. Cannot wait...More

Thank Julie K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were in Philly looking at colleges and stepped into Sampan at the last minute. What a find!!! We did the chef’s tasting menu and were not disappointed. The highlights were the General Tso’s soup dumplings and the cheesesteak bao. The chocolate/orange ice cream was...More

Thank GoHeat
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had the best foodie experience with Asian food ever this past week. Ate at Sampan. First, the service to A1. We sat near the "open" kitchen. Runners line up to continually bring you your food the moment it is prepared. Everything comes to your table...More

Thank RalphmL
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Terrific dinner. Beatifully designed resturant. Dishes are tasty and very well presented. Highly recommended.

Thank drzvoov
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The two of us went and had small plates- we weren't that hungry after a long work day but we got into it because everything was so good- we had the Korean short ribs- delicious- and a great Pad Thai- Loved the little ice cream...More

Thank couplessPS
Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

Our first choice restaurants were already booked when we decided to go into philly from the suburbs on this friday night, but boy are we glad! We happened into Sampan while looking for outdoor seating on a beautiful night. The menu is light, Asian fusion....More

Thank Liz G
Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

Great atmosphere, food is prepared to order. Great selection on the chefs tasting, perfectly portioned, reasonable price & very filling. Can’t wait to go back.

Thank mikea168
Reviewed 25 June 2018

When we went into the restaurant for dinner, it was dark and noisy. It was more of a bar atmosphere than a restaurant, but the food was surprisingly good! I haven't seen very many good Modern Asian or Asian Fusion restaurants, but this restaurant totally...More

Reviewed 23 June 2018 via mobile

My wife and I had a very nice early dinner there the other day. Shared a few small dishes. Pretty much everything was very good or better. The wagyu beef was truly outstanding; excellent seafood dumplings. It seems you can't really go wrong. Not exactly...More

Thank ns1991
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 124 S 13th St, Philadelphia, PA 19107-4528
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia
  • Phone Number: +1 215-732-3501
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