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124 S 13th St, Philadelphia, PA 19107-4528
+1 215-732-3501
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good29%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“satay” (38 reviews)
“tasting menu” (39 reviews)
“fried rice” (24 reviews)
Open Now
4:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. Hours
Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
124 S 13th St, Philadelphia, PA 19107-4528
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Reviewed November 8, 2017 via mobile

Ate here with business associates on Sunday night. We did the tasting menu, which gives you the ability to agree on some choices from each category and share. The food was freshly cooked, tasty, and provided a variety of flavors. Next time I think I...More

Thank TimPA1004
Reviewed October 29, 2017

Very popular place - crowded and noisy even on a Monday night - but service was helpful and attentive and food was delivered promptly. We enjoyed some small plates (tasty dumplings, buns, and papaya salad) and shared the Malaysian shrimp entree, which was a standout....More

Thank travelbug61
Reviewed October 26, 2017 via mobile

Very busy, good vibe. Without a booking on a Thursday eve sat at bar with full menu and experienced efficient and attentive service. All fantastic!

Thank Denise L
Reviewed October 14, 2017

This was our second outing to Sampan and, like the first visit, everything we ate was a hit. The four of us had the chef’s tasting menu which is seven items that we selected from the menu and then served family style in appropriate portions....More

Thank WaterlooMarmiton
Reviewed October 13, 2017

I went to Sampan on a Saturday night with no reservation. Luckily, we got seated at the chef's counter immediately - the place was packed! I really enjoyed sitting a the chef's counter, as we got a view of the open kitchen. I loved seeing...More

Thank briannamoira88
Reviewed October 7, 2017 via mobile

Great food, great service in a wonderful location (13th St is Philly foodie heaven) just off the main drag of Market St. A range of simple dishes done very well; would seriously recommend the pork & shrimp spring rolls

Thank LondonMagellan
Reviewed October 4, 2017

I visited this restaurant with my wife to have dinner and it was suggested by our server to try the tasting menu. This was seven different items for $45.00. The explosion of taste coming from the high quality food was super. Our server took the...More

Thank juniorj15
Reviewed October 2, 2017 via mobile

In the continuing global cuisine free-for-all found in many current restaurants, Sampan stands out as a consistent source of familiar and comfortable dishes that have been tweaked just enough to give them interest & flavor without becoming too precious in their offerings. Served family style,...More

Thank pookala
Reviewed October 2, 2017

My wife had a yen for some Chinese food but Sampan sounded like a good option. It was. They have some excellent small plates, which we enjoyed, and followed them with one main and a noodle dish. You can easily enjoy a full meal just...More

Thank PeterAL10
Reviewed September 28, 2017 via mobile

Because the interior was quite dark and the music a bit loud, we enjoyed late afternoon seating on the front sidewalk in the Gayborhood, a real treat. Others chose the back patio approached through a narrow alley to enjoy the Southeast Asian small plates. They...More

1  Thank Time2Travel1979
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August 16, 2016|
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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
Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
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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