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124 S 13th St, Philadelphia, PA 19107-4528
+1 215-732-3501
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good30%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“satay” (35 reviews)
“tasting menu” (37 reviews)
“fried rice” (23 reviews)
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Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
124 S 13th St, Philadelphia, PA 19107-4528
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Hubby and I stopped in on a Sunday and they actually do happy hour every day! The bartender, Lamar was so friendly and made our time so fun. We each had two glasses of wine, shared fried rice, kobe sliders, kobe hot dogs (yum!!) and...More

Thank marianne1115
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My visit started with a very informative and friendly waitress, who explained many things about the menu and helped me choose what I wanted. The menu is in sections: Small plates, satays, hot & cold, sides, and meat + fish. I went with the tasting...More

Thank morl8tr
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It got dark about 6:00 and we found this place by accident. The three of us had a saki flight, pork bao bun, crab Rangoon, and the star... Crispy spicy shrimp. Wow wow. Not your average tasting food. Delicious enough to put NYC to shame....More

Thank Carl R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As a multi-generational group of 12 the day before Thanksgiving, we weren’t sure that there was any hope of dinner before 9 pm. Sampan graciously worked with us on our last minute reservation and provided an exceptional meal. Our waitress Ann expertly guided us through...More

Thank Miriam B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We sat at the bar around the kitchen and watched the chefs work and fire out excellent high-quality cuisine all night. Don't miss the Wagyu Satay - seriously the finest beef I've ever had in 51 years of living.

Thank gringofromcanada
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

As usual, very flavorful and unique foods. Try something different every time and always pleased! Great service despite being packed. Sitting at the Chef’s table was a good experience too. Amazing how fast these guys were moving.

Thank Donna W
Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

Ate here with business associates on Sunday night. We did the tasting menu, which gives you the ability to agree on some choices from each category and share. The food was freshly cooked, tasty, and provided a variety of flavors. Next time I think I...More

Thank TimPA1004
Reviewed 30 October 2017

Very popular place - crowded and noisy even on a Monday night - but service was helpful and attentive and food was delivered promptly. We enjoyed some small plates (tasty dumplings, buns, and papaya salad) and shared the Malaysian shrimp entree, which was a standout....More

Thank travelbug61
Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

Very busy, good vibe. Without a booking on a Thursday eve sat at bar with full menu and experienced efficient and attentive service. All fantastic!

Thank Denise L
Reviewed 15 October 2017

This was our second outing to Sampan and, like the first visit, everything we ate was a hit. The four of us had the chef’s tasting menu which is seven items that we selected from the menu and then served family style in appropriate portions....More

Thank WaterlooMarmiton
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16 August 2016|
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Response from Errick D | Reviewed this property |
Yes full bar
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 31 - USD 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
Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
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: +1 215-732-3501
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