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124 S 13th St, Philadelphia, PA 19107-4528
+1 215-732-3501
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good29%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“satay” (29 reviews)
“tasting menu” (35 reviews)
“fried rice” (23 reviews)
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Asian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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124 S 13th St, Philadelphia, PA 19107-4528
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We did the chef's tasting of 7 dishes and every item was very good to excellent. Although I guess it's technically Asian fusion it has more Asian flair than anything. They also use a lot of meat (for you vegetarians out there). The atmosphere is...More

Thank John A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ordered the Edamame dumpling, the Vietnamese Chicken Satay, the Scallop satay, and 2 Green Mango Salads. I had 2 draft beers. The salads were delicious. My wife indicated that the scallop satay seemed to be one scallop cut into various piece which made it...More

Thank crkoer
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were in Philly for a convention & tried Sampan because of positive reviews. We got an early reservation on a Saturday Night and decided to try the Chef's Tasting Menu. We had the Pork Potstickers & Spicy Cucumber salad for Small Plates, Scallop Tataki...More

Thank eacerpjm
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were visiting Philli as tourist and returned to Sampan two nights in a row! Food is very good. Restricted choice but creative, well cooked or grilled. Very lively -loud to some extend- atmosphere. Casual It rakes something very special (Chèvre d'Or and the like)...More

Thank pprhh
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were there on a Thursday night. There was a lot of ambiance. We had no reservation. They gave us a place at the chef counter. These chefs are machines. They work hard and what a show to watch. What we had in our plates...More

Thank lecitadin
Reviewed 17 April 2017

We had the chef tasting menu and it was great! Really well made and the price was good. We also had couple of cocktails (Thai mist?) which were delicious!

Thank 206xs
Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

You can't go wrong here! Happy hour is amazing. I love the lounge-y atmosphere and the food is phenomenal. What I ordered: (Don't judge me) Sangria Gimlet Kimchi Fried Rice Shrimp & Lobster Dumplings Roasted Broccoli Hamachi Ceviche Kung Pao Shrimp - my least favorite,...More

Thank Farhana D
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

The food at Sampan is truly wonderful and if it wasn't for the service, this would have been a 5-star rating from me. I am sure our experience isn't the norm for the restaurant. We were a party of two and had the tasting menu....More

Thank Lance E
Reviewed 14 March 2017

What can one say: its just awesome all around. We were there for Happy Hour and the small plate, Vegetarian, gluten-free and soy-free dishes were simply marvelous, as were the deserts and the specialty drinks.

Thank Waterlaw
Reviewed 12 March 2017

Found Sampan via TripAdvisor and place did not disappoint. Excellent choices . Peking duck and crispy brussel sprouts were outstanding and the sea bass may be the best I've ever had

Thank brianbollwage
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Does Sampan serve wine?
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
US$ 31 - US$ 50
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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
  • E-mail