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124 S 13th St, Philadelphia, PA 19107-4528
+1 215-732-3501
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good28%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“tasting menu” (38 reviews)
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Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
124 S 13th St, Philadelphia, PA 19107-4528
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Reviewed February 20, 2018

One of my favorite restaurants in the city. The food is delicious, especially their kimchee fried rice... YUM! The service is always great, as is the ambiance.

Thank MFig
Reviewed February 20, 2018 via mobile

We know Sampan is going for cool, moody lighting but unless you’re sitting at specific tables, it’s simply too dark in there. Like, can’t see your food dark. The food itself was all good. The standout was the swordfish satay. The crispy rock shrimp was...More

Thank PuppyFootLife
Reviewed February 17, 2018

It was cold and dark and we didn't want to go far. Sampan popped on a Google search. Thinking we'd slide into a plastic booth for ordinary food, we were blown away (and luckily not by the wind!). The place was hopping on a Monday...More

Thank DesertDweller85745
Reviewed February 17, 2018

We dined here on Valentine;s day. Have been there before but the wait time was an hour so had to leave because we couldn't wait there for an hour. Tried to make reservation on a Saturday but it was fully booked. So we tried for...More

Thank Blueberryandpeach
Reviewed January 27, 2018

A very good environment with great menu options and reasonable price. Located on good neighborhood surround by many others restaurants

Thank Thibassi
Reviewed January 24, 2018 via mobile

very good dinner. excellent atmosphere. the cocktail and service were both amazing. I will certainly be back.

Thank A M
Reviewed January 23, 2018 via mobile

The food here was so delicious it exceeded my expectations. They have a tasting menu for parties as small as two so our party of four decided it would be a great way to try the food since we hadn't been here before. The soup...More

Thank Lauren P
Reviewed January 17, 2018

I really enjoyed this place. I'm docking one star only because it was soooo dark in there. I get the idea of creating a cool ambiance, but when our entire table had their phone flashlights out to read the menu... Anyways, our server was friendly...More

Thank David S
Reviewed January 13, 2018

One of the best executed restaurant experiences. This restaurant is very busy, and bustling with young people. It has two bars, plus various seating. It is dark and the music is very loud, BUT the food is outstanding and the service top notch. After you...More

Thank marcG8460EI
Reviewed January 9, 2018 via mobile

Definitely go with an appetite. You'll want to try everything on the menu. Go with someone else if you can and order lots of options from the menu - you'll get to try more of their amazing dishes! The Brussel sprouts are a must try!

Thank travellife92
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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, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
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
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