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124 S 13th St, Philadelphia, PA 19107-4528 (Walnut)
+1 215-732-3501
16:00 - 23:00
Closed now
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Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Tue 16:00 - 22:00
Wed - Thu 16:00 - 23:00
Fri 16:00 - 00:00
Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2015 via mobile

One of the best Asian fusion restaurants in Philly. Great for business dinners or a night on the town with friends. Try the chef's tasting menu to get introduced to some of Sampan's best dishes.

Thank FDOTR05
Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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131 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2015 via mobile

Came here on a random Saturday night. We were seated promptly. Our first server was fabulous. Helpful, friendly & not overly chatty. Great recommendations! Great small plates.

Thank Charlie T
Lantana, Florida
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134 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2015 via mobile

A trendy spot with excellent food. Lots of small plates and a few sharing choices. Everything we ordered was delicious, soup dumplings, Brussels sprouts and the tenderly juicy Korean fried chicken. But the standout dish was the Kobe beef skewers. Perfectly seared cubes of meltingly tender steak. A memorable dinner.

1 Thank roslynpines
Chester Springs, Pennsylvania
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24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2015

So we go to Sampan on a Friday afternoon between a wedding ceremony and the party. Had 2 hours to kill, so we might as well eat and drink. And eat and drink we , did!!! Amazing little menu for happy hour. Had springrolls, dumplings, pork bun something, chow fun and spicy chicken wings. Each dish was better than the... More 

Thank David F
New York City, New York
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2015

Tasting Menu...best option, stated with the crab tacos, shrimp dumplings, shrimp on a kabob, miso glazed cod, flat iron steak and kimchi fried rice...added the korean fried chicken.....You will not be disappointed...do it!!!! Your mouth and taste buds will love you.

Thank Kevin Luke C
Framingham, Massachusetts
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2015 via mobile

First time here. Chose this place after looking at the menu online. It had a trendy, young atmosphere. The waiter was nice and explained how things work. Basically each dish was designed as a small sampling. This way you get to try many dishes. The flavors were nice and different leaning a bit on the spicy side. The kids loved... More 

Thank Judy E
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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62 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2015

I love this restaurant. From the location to menu, everything about this place is executed well. I have been here numerous times and I am impressed by the consistency.

Thank Ashley L
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 August 2015

The food and service were excellent. Every dish was perfectly made. Getting the small plates is the way to go.

Thank Lee V
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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145 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2015

The place is pretty good. Tried it twice to be fair – not sure I will be coming back however. Overall experience for me was hit or miss. Service was good, no complains there, our waiter was attentive and had great recommendations. We did have to flag him down a couple of times, but no biggie. He actually recommended the... More 

Thank Irina B
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45 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2015

My family went there just at the beginning of happy hour but of course couldn't really sit together unless we were at the bar. As our kids are teens, we wanted to sit together. BIG MISTAKE! It's apparently way more expensive to sit and eat. That kinda dampened my enjoyment. We ordered 7 dishes and that didn't quite fill us... More 

Thank JanieHare

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 31 - USD 50
Asian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?