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638 Manawagonish Rd, Saint John, New Brunswick E2M 3W5, Canada
+1 506-672-9050
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11:30 - 22:00
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Wed - Mon 11:30 - 22:00
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Saint John, Canada
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ordered wonton soup, Shanghai Noodles, and a chicken dish. The noodles were coated in grease but had good flavour. The chicken dish had a big pool of grease under the food and appeared to have had processed chicken in it which tasted pretty bad. Very gummy like and not chicken tasting. The wonton soup was decent, the giant pieces... More 

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Sandpoint, Idaho
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58 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

Given that Canadian Thanksgiving is not an easy time to fine an open restaurant, we were relieved to see Sampan's lights on! I'm glad we did as it was a perfectly adequate meal. My husband had a #4 combo and there was nothing left. I had Szechuan chicken, and it was just fine. It was not outstanding, and not bad.... More 

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Thank Kam M
Saint John, Canada
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107 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

Sampan on Saint John's Westside is a great Chinese food restaurant. Their combos are very large and ready in 10-15 minutes. The Won Ton soup is very good.

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Thank Shawn H
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

We arrived with our friends and practically tasted all the manu. All the dishes were medium to worse. I ordered the crispy noodles with chicken and the dish was just not edible! The nudlles wete glued together in a chunk like they came from a box. I returned the dish and the waitress said she is going to charge me... More 

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Thank Katya D
New Brunswick, Canada
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

We have eaten at all Chinese restaurants in Saint John, and this is consistently the freshest and best! This is our family's favourite restaurant. Visitors from the big cities agree. Definitely offers authentic (mostly Cantonese) Chinese dishes but also the usual Canadian/American-Chinese fare. They used to have amazing dim-sum but stopped offering it a year ago. Family owned, you get... More 

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Thank Eastie2015
Moriches, New York
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2016

The pictures show different sorts of dumplings, so I expected a "real" Chinese meal. They no longer serve anything other than one kind of fried dumplings -- in fact, all of the appetizers were fried. The food was average, although I enjoyed the vermicelli noodles. Not a particularly healthy meal though. And the restaurant smelled like someone may have been... More 

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Yarmouth NS
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109 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2016

This restaurant was just up the street from the motel where I was staying so was convenient. It has a large menu but I chose one of the 6 Special Combo's which was a good move. It came with a nicely crisp egg roll and a larger plate of Chicken Balls, Chow Mein, Spare Ribs and Fried Rice. It arrived... More 

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Thank danearle
Saint John, Canada
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2016

Always hot and fresh. Great staff and clean restaurant. They are small and tucked away in a small strip mall but work a visit.

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Fredericton
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016 via mobile

It's authentic. Great food good portions. Quick service. Very clean. Pro tip : have the house spicy chicken.

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Thank ksbeckaa
Saint John, Canada
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86 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2016

Love this place! I always order the dumplings steamed or fried...so good! I also enjoy everything else that I have tried, very fresh, very tasty. The staff is very friendly and the prices are reasonable. The have an interesting buffet option, you can order from a set menu, all you can eat!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 22:00
Monday
11:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 22:00
Saturday
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 638 Manawagonish Rd, Saint John, New Brunswick E2M 3W5, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  New Brunswick  >  Saint John
  • Phone Number: +1 506-672-9050

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?