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Sampan Cafe

₹₹ - ₹₹₹Chinese, Asian
6116 Franconia Rd, Ste B, Alexandria, VA 22310-2576
+1 703-971-5404
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good18%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible39%
20 Sep 2017
“Shark fin soup”
8 Nov 2017
“Pretty Good Food, Nice Atmosphere, Pleasant Service”
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11:00 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
Chinese, Asian
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
6116 Franconia Rd, Ste B, Alexandria, VA 22310-2576
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Reviewed 8 November 2017

Happened by this Chinese restaurant and decided to check it out. The food was good, no real surprises, exactly what you'd expect to find in a Chinese restaurant. The service was good -- welcoming when I walked into the restaurant, attentive, not obnoxious, and the...More

Thank mshapiro99
Reviewed 21 September 2017

Why do they serve shark fin soup...barbaric! Fins are cut off of the shark and they are thrown back into the ocean still alive!

Thank carol3162
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 15 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 3 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

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Restaurant Details

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Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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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