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Sampan Cafe

6116 Franconia Rd, Ste B, Alexandria, VA 22310-2576
+1 703-971-5404
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good14%
  • Average7%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible44%
29 Apr 2017
“Chow mein has noodles right?”
3 Feb 2016
“Incorrect order and rudeness”
Open Now
11:00 - 23:00All hours
Chinese, Asian
6116 Franconia Rd, Ste B, Alexandria, VA 22310-2576
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Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

When I order chow mein I assume that noodles will be included. Most Chinese places do. I picked my order up and when I got home I was a little surprise at what was in the containers. It was just brown sauce and beef and...More

Thank Jordan W
Reviewed 4 February 2016 via mobile

Do not eat here! I ordered online. The delivery came late and covered in sauce when I specifically requested sauce on the side. I was on a paleo diet (no sauce allowed) but I was starving so I ate some. I called to tell them...More

Thank Tam D
Reviewed 16 December 2015

We ordered two dishes for dinner. One was not what was ordered. The seafood dish looked just like the beef dish. Lots of cheap vegetables (mostly celery and carrots), not much protein and same brown sauce. Disappointing.

Thank dennis2go
Reviewed 5 September 2015 via mobile

Flavorless congee with fatty, gristly minced beef, sizzling steak tastes like it was basted with bad bbq sauce from the supermarket, shu mai and shrimp dumplings were nearly inedibly salty. Very very poor experience. I will not return, and i encourage everyone to avoid this...More

1  Thank 535natep
Reviewed 11 January 2015

I had better dim sum at Sampan twice before today. Today lunch was a big disappointment. The selection was not as nearly many as other dim sum restaurants in DC area. 'Steamed lotus leaf wrapped sweet rice' was not fresh; the chicken in the rice...More

1  Thank gw2010_10
Reviewed 4 August 2014

As a kid, my family used to visit this restaurant once or twice a month. My parents friends lived nearby, so this was the social highlight of the month. 30 years later, my wife and I decided to try this out while we were visiting...More

Thank jnoel68
Reviewed 29 May 2014

We called in an order for pick-up. Went and picked up the order. There was tons of food. Very large servings of very good food. Will go back again.

Thank thetwocsmom
Reviewed 10 February 2014

I often ask myself why I go to these typical Americanized Chinese restaurants, tucked away in strip malls all over the country. Every once in a while I do run into one that has a different or fresh touch to them, but this appears another...More

Thank lookingabout
Reviewed 29 December 2013

Upon a recommendation from a friend, we stopped by there for lunch on a Sunday. Even though the place was half empty, we were seated in a back table close to the kitchen (1st red flag) and it took a while for the waitress to...More

1  Thank girlnomad
Reviewed 15 July 2013

We were in to DC on vacation and were very hungry. It was 11pm and we called them up and ordered. They went the extra mile and delivered to our hotel door, even though it was past their time of delivery. Excellent food and very...More

Thank M A
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Restaurant Details

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Lunch, Dinner
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Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6116 Franconia Rd, Ste B, Alexandria, VA 22310-2576
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Alexandria
  • Phone Number: +1 703-971-5404
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