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Sam Won Garden Restaurant

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4345 University Blvd S Ste 1, Jacksonville, FL 32216-4901
+1 904-737-3650
11:00 - 22:00
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All hours
Sun 17:00 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As a lover of korean food, I was elated to find this restaurant in a city with a paucity of good asian food. The Galbi, jap chae, and Dol sot bibim bop are all great! If your craving Korean food - go and be happy!

Thank Carolina G
Jacksonville, Florida
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10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We actually go here approximately once a month. Great authentic food, have never been disappointed. Took my daughter, and she started taking her friends. Portions are large. We see a lot of regulars and lots of families. Only thing is gave to ask for extra napkins. I just like more than one napkin.

Thank SaxBer
Jacksonville, FL
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55 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A great sign to me for any Asian restaurant is if when you walk in most of the patrons are Asian, and the night we went here I think we were only one of two tables with non-Asian diners. The food is very good and served both temperature and spice HOT! I had a spicy pork barbecue that had a... More 

Thank Dr_Tom82
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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6 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

My friend ordered a kimchijjigae and it was extremely fishy and stinking that we couldn't give another bite or swallow. Staff was somewhat friendly but the food was a disaster especially given the high price - the kimchjjigae was $13! This place needs major improvements in the food quality.

Thank neti2828
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60 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016

Considering the fact that this is Jacksonville, Sam Won Garden is pretty good. The Galbi and Bulgogi were tasty. Galbi was grilled on the table but Bulgogi was done in the kitchen. Banchan selection could have been better. Good service. Overall pretty good but prices should be a bit lower.

Thank German F
Jacksonville, Florida
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148 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

In Jacksonville it's probably the place to go for Korean food. But the other places don't stand out so it's kind of like the best of the worst. However I've had better in other places. For example the Bulgogi was really watery and not the grilled kind. My wife ordered a seafood soup and it was mostly a noodle soup.... More 

Thank Rob L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2015 via mobile

A friend and I ate here for dinner last night and it was amazing! I lived in South Korea for four years and this food just brought me back! Service was quick and efficient, and the food was delicious! We ordered the bulgogi and galbi (which come with sides) and it came to about $50, which is right about what... More 

Thank Christa P
Saint Augustine, Florida
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46 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2015

We returned to Sam Won Garden after 15 years! It as delicious as we remembered. Spicy Pork, Grilled Korean Shrimp and dumpling appetizers were the headliners of the show. BUT the side dishes served family style were the stars. Seriously good stuff refilled as desired. Piles of delicious food served by friendly staff had me planning our next visit before... More 

Thank bigdom61
Saint Augustine Beach, Florida
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11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2015

I've been to Sam Won Garden twice now since I discovered it two weeks ago. Even though I live an hour away, my husband and I are making it a point to go here at least once every pay period. Their food is just simply amazing. Hot, fresh, authentic Korean yumyums. Their kimchi is a completely different story though... because... More 

Thank Sarah P
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180 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2015

I think lunch is great value if you SHARE Mounds of food, seriously how does 1 person eat it all My wife and i shared the Salmon platter way more than enough All great except SALMON is DEEP FRIED - that wasnt cool but sauce gave it good flavor

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$14 - US$14
Asian, Korean, Japanese
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4345 University Blvd S Ste 1, Jacksonville, FL 32216-4901
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Jacksonville
  • Phone Number: +1 904-737-3650

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?