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124 S 13th St, Philadelphia, PA 19107-4528 (Walnut)
+1 215-732-3501
11:00 - 00:00
Closed now
All hours
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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Ashburn, Virginia
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The service is efficient and friendly ( but it gets crowded and noisy very quickly ). Its more of a bar/meeting place and couples hangout -- not really for families. However there are two exceptional dishes which I could order over and over again: The Pork Belly Bao ( crisped perfectly, yet tender and slightly sweet ) and the Bulgogi... More 

Thank cheahcw
New Jersey
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170 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Sampan is an awesome restaurant with fantastic happy hours.. I been there twice in month ..I love their edadame dumplings and the noodles.. they also have curky drinks.. I di love this place I wish I lived closer so I can go more often we had a adorable waiter ( I think his name was frank) he provide outstanding customer... More 

Thank Aida M
Owatonna, Minnesota
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127 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

this is definitely an upscale place, not cheap however food was very good sounds silly but you have to try the brussel sprouts, just super tasty I also liked the korean chicken

Thank retiredguy2014
New York City, New York
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16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fun and trendy restaurant that's still intimate and romantic for a date night while being great for groups too. Urban ambience and the menu is really wonderful--a mix of creative and comforting Asian fusion tapas but also with large plates available. Make a reservation! My husband and I made a reservation for 10pm and it was still crowded with people... More 

Thank lovetravelh8packing
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a really great experience here to celebrate our anniversary. They suggest sharing dishes which was fun - no complaints on any food! Best was edema me dumplings (odd choice for us but I can't stop thinking about it!) and the beef satay. So tender!! Our waitress was amazing and so helpful with menu choices and watching for our... More 

Thank Abbie C
Palmyra, Pennsylvania, USA
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30 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Great food and drinks!. staff very knowledgeable and accommodating to the menu. downfall very crowded so definitely not intimate atmosphere.. but contemporary and fun. Only bad thing.. bathrooms were a bit messy and all but one stall had no TP. I had to inform staff which didn't seem to be a priority- probably reason why there was such a long... More 

Thank kerri w
Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Happy hour is 4-7 Mon-Fri. Get the edamame dumplings. They are exquisite and flavored with truffle oil in a sake broth and is one of the best things I've ever eaten. Or go for the Kim Chee Rice bowl and for $4 bucks this is a big bowl of rice and a cooked eggs on top. Between the two you'll... More 

Thank jxo106
Sant Cugat del Valles, Spain
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93 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

We went for dinner, service was excellent, informal but very efficient. The restaurant is a little bit noisy but acceptable, you can talk without problems. Good atmosphere. We chose the tasting menu, seven dishes that you select from the menu plus desert. Asian food, excellent cooked , dumplings, Pekín duck, sea bass, rice....everything was extraordinary. We had two glasses of... More 

Thank Raimon R
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35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

I was lucky to hear about Sampan from my hotel door man- what a find! It was just me so they put me at the viewing bar and what a show! These guys put out amazing food - Asian bar food at its best. Make it a place to eat when you go to downtown Philly.

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North Port, Florida
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121 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

Very interesting place. I have eaten up front many times but never knew there was a bar outback. It appears they converted this space from what was once a storage area and turned it into an outdoor bar. Very cool. Death trap as almost impossible to get in and out. Otherwise it was very cool spot and in that it... More 

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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
US$ 31 - US$ 50
Asian, Japanese, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?