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Sam Woo Barbecue Restaurant

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140 W Valley Blvd Ste 107, San Gabriel, CA 91776-3784
+1 626-572-8418
08:00 - 00:00
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Los Angeles, California
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147 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2016

If you want cheap authentic cantonese comfort food, this is the place. All of their dishes are priced cheaply, but the portions are large. Their dumplings in soup are some of the best in the area. Their beef stew is great as well. My favorite dish might be the pork chop in peking sauce. I would probably skip their bbq... More 

Thank leep116
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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63 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2015

I live in a Midwestern college town, and unfortunately there are no Chinese restaurants with roast ducks and char sui hanging in the window. We stopped here on our way to Palm Springs from LA, then stopped on the way back as well. Service was a little slow but we would definitely return. BBQ pork and duck, shrimp with crispy... More 

Thank GaryMcg
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2015

Nice place. The price is good. If you don't want to spend too much money and have some basic Chinese food.This is the place.

Thank Jenny M
Los Angeles
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189 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2015

Met up with some friends from the South Bay who were craving some good Chinese food. Plain looking place but, that didn't matter, the food was awesome. There were only four us but, we ordered seven dishes! A half order of roast duck for $7.99, chicken chow mein, sweet and sour pork, baked pork chop with pepper, pepper beef, honey... More 

Thank peterlc63
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167 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2014 via mobile

Food was ok but service was horrible, the waitress was very impatient not to mention that end of the meal the waitress even dared to ask for additional tip! I mean 1 dollar is not much but how could you have the face to ask for that???

Thank Billy C
Las Vegas, Nevada
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585 reviews
311 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 223 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2014

This is a popular Chinese BBQ restaurant chain in the US. They are usually tied to 99 Range Market. They have good BBQ and noodle dishes. This place is small and is always packed. They have the $2 house soup at dinner time. It is a bargain. Their Chow Fun is excellent. Service is average to bad. Rice is not... More 

Thank Tom Y
Los Angeles, California, Usa
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299 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2014

This is the most famous Chinese food restaurant in Chinese community, but also good for all people. This is the kind of Chinese food serve mostly Cantonese dishes, historical and keep on serving great.

Thank Mike W
Semarang, Indonesia
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310 reviews
194 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 184 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2014

This time, I would like to share my dining experience in Sam Woo Barbecue restaurant in San Gabriel, CA, end of last year. This was our 2nd visit in the past two years where the first visit, we noticed the food quality was not as good as it was during early days when they were still very famous and popular.... More 

Thank Bambang S
New York City, New York
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2013

Fast food, good food. Great portions. Service is lacking but Chinese don't have good service Portions were huge! Went to another one in a different area, same set up, Sam Woo knows what he wants!

Thank EricaNYC_12
Jakarta, Indonesia
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17 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2009

The barbecue meat such as the cha siu are pretty good. But one thing I realize about typical Chinese food in US is that more quantity than quality. If you come hungry then this is a good place to eat and all the food is authentic. But, sometimes I prefer good quality food and this is not the place. The... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Chinese, Barbecue
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Reservations, Waitstaff
Open Hours
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 140 W Valley Blvd Ste 107, San Gabriel, CA 91776-3784
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Gabriel
  • Phone Number: +1 626-572-8418

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