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The Sampan

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356 W.Main St, Hillsborough, NH 03244
+1 603-464-3663
11:00 - 09:00
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Sun 11:00 - 09:00
Tue - Thu 11:00 - 09:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:30
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Mount Laurel, New Jersey
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

Mai Tais during Happy Hour were good, strong, and reasonable. Hot & Sour Soup was very good. Egg Rolls were oily. Schezwan Beef was OK, but had way too much celery, and almost no Onion. Service was good. Decor was boring.

Thank davegowell
Henniker, New Hampshire
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30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Fairly run of the mill Chinese restaurant. Food is good but not great. The taste varies with who is the head chef that day. Portions are not overly generous. Ask for Som to wait on you, he is the best. Tuesday is buffet night. It is only a good value if you eat sushi. The buffet table is tiny and... More 

Thank jg518
Brattleboro, Vermont
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122 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

Well, I can't explain why there are not more great reviews of the Sampan here…. but here I am again singing its praises. Excellent lunch there today. Food still great, service attentive and professional. Prices just fine, and… since my last review menitoned that the men's restroom needed some upgrading, I am pleased to report it has had a complete... More 

Thank Wombat27_11
New Hampshire
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59 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

We have had many oriental meals, both Japanese and Chinese. It was a buffet. We were there for dinner and the food was overcooked. The Japanese items were the poorest we had seen. We do not plan to have repeat. The only good items was the service. We noted that most of the people eating were in the senior set.

Thank rovernh
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

We have eaten many times at Sampan, always find it to be delicious and fresh, and special dishes are just that. Recent visit was just a quick stop for a cocktail and appetizer. Had a friendly bartender, excellent drink and appetizer.

Thank jeff r
Wentworth, New Hampshire
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184 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

Met family here to celebrate a new home. We had Mai Tai's, Pina' Colada's & Beer all Very good. We all ordered different Luncheon Specials. Sweet & Sour Chicken, Egg Foo Young, General G. Chicken and an Appetizer Plate. All the food was Very Good. Service was excellent. Prices are so reasonable at lunch. They offer Sushi for lunch also... More 

1 Thank Marjorie C
Hillsborough, New Hampshire
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Have visited this restaurant several times in the past two months. Once again under new ownership they are serving great food and service is excellent. Worth a stop if you are in the area.

1 Thank thetraveler169
Florence, South Carolina
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

While visiting family in New Hampshire, we went out to eat at Sampan. My husband and I liked it so much we actually went back again a couple of days later! After eating here, he finally understood why I complain that there's "no decent Chinese restaurants in the South." Their wonton soup is amazingly flavorful, and full of vegetables and... More 

2 Thank brightdreams
South Windsor, Connecticut
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016

The food was tasty and even have gluten free options. The feel of the general feel of the restaurant was nice as well, very cool place.

1 Thank etklhoover
Wentworth, New Hampshire
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184 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2016

Four of us met for lunch here. They have really nice specials at really reasonable prices. We ordered General G. Chicken w/Lo Mein & Egg roll, Sweet & Sour Chicken w/Fried Rice & Egg Roll, Egg Foo Young w/Lo Mein & Chicken Wings, Chicken Fingers, Teriyaki & Fried Rice. All our meals were very good. Service was great and the... More 

1 Thank Marjorie C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 09:00
11:00 - 09:00
11:00 - 09:00
11:00 - 09:00
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 356 W.Main St, Hillsborough, NH 03244
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Hillsborough
  • Phone Number: +1 603-464-3663

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