Desiree was fantastic. She kept track of our various food allergies effortlessly. She made wonderful recommendations so we could happily share. We’ll be back!
We had amazing service and awesome food at this restaurant went with a group of friends for a fun night out. Very attentive and friendly! Cost was reasonable and worth it!
Horrible! My mom raved about this place. We never received some of our ordered food, while we watched people beside us order after us and receive all of the items ordered. This was my first and last time there.
We went to celebrate group birthdays. Reservation at 9:30 but didn’t get seated until 10 but worth the wait. Food was amazing and Chinese’s dishes was better than food I ate in Beijing. Waitress was very knowledgeable about menu and was able to cater to dairy free request.
What a great night! The food was amazing. The staff was so friendly and engaging. The music was a bit loud for conversation but other than that it was wonderful. We had a big crowd and got seated very quickly.
Excellent ambiance and upscale Asian street food. The $45 tasting menu (featuring 7 small courses) was exceptional. My only critique would be the timing of food delivery. Given the small-plates nature of Sampan, courses arrive as soon as they're available. For us, this meant 5 separate dishes all arrived within 3 minutes of each other - not really allowing us to enjoy everything before is became cold. On request, they did slow down the last two courses but there should be a better overall focus on timing for those who choose the tasting menu. Nonetheless, a wonderful meal; I wouldn't hesitate to return.
I'm not sure why I keep going back, because there is always some issue. Saturday the issues were cold tasteless duck, scallions when I twice requested no scallions and lastly they were out of the bottle of Sake I wanted to order. The edamame dumplings were good. There used to be a time when you'd order a bottle of something and if they were out of it they would offer you something comparable, generally a slightly higher price point for the one you wanted, those days are over, at Sampan it seems.
Our server was amazing! We decided to do the Chef's tasting menu and everything we chose was excellent. We found the food a great value for our money. The cocktails were delicious. Staff stopped by several times to ensure everything was going smoothly. Will definitely return.
Better to just go to china town. You’ll get much better food, at a fraction of the cost.
I took my wife there for her birthday the other night. The food was excellent and our server Kristine was phenomenal. My wife wasn't sure what she would like, so Kristine asked her a few questions and recommended a few choices. She really helped make my wife's experience wonderful. As for me, I'll eat anything! LOL. Thanks for a great dinner!
Great food and still an amazing value. Also great cocktails and helpful pleasant service
I am a repeat visitor to Sampan and I am never disappointed and this evening was no exception! Excellent service and excellent food. The perfect combination!
Always fun. Try the Chefs Counter too. Happy Hour a great value! Staff really nice
Great food, excellent service !!
Great food and even better service. We started with the wonton crab tacos. They were amazing with terrific flavor. The Chilean sea bass was okay but the dessert sushi was the perfect ending. Highly recommend Sampan
Amazing food and fantastic service. We waited a long time for a table, though.
Great place! Enjoy coming here. Service could be a little better.
Amazing! Great service and lots of gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan options!
Our Sun. 715pm reservation was not honored by 7:30pm. As such, we left never planning to return!
Made a reservation at 9. Waited around for 2 hours and they never sat us. Had to leave and go to another restaurant.
I brought a friend visiting from out of town. We were very hungry and seated 30 minutes after our reservation time. We were a bit upset, but without us having to ask, we were offered appetizers for our wait, and the staff was very attentive to our needs. Changed our entire mood. Delicious food too!
Great food and excellent service. Loved the $45 tasting menu - so much food but still fantastic quality.
This was not our first visit to Sampan. Arrived 10 minutes early for our reservation and were seated right away. Hard to get into the booth side of the table as the tables between diners are very close together. Ordered 4 small plates and one larger plate which was definitely enough for 2. Crispy rock shrimp - they look so good in the photo, but taste like absolutely nothing...unseasoned shrimp, zero flavor...so that was a waste of $14. Don't order these. The general tso dumplings were good, Brussels sprouts great, pork and shrimp spring rolls very good as well. We really enjoyed the short rib over lo mein. So why only 3 stars? The rush. We were seated, ordered drinks, ordered dinner and within 5 minutes our first dish was out. Now this is great if you are starving - something to get started until the rest of the meal comes. The problem is everything came out so quickly that by the time we got to some of our dishes they were already cold. The entire experience from the time we walked into the restaurant to the time we paid the check and left was about 45minutes. Talk about a rushed Saturday night dinner date. Sampan you still have great potential, but please SLOW DOWN and stop rushing your dinners just to turn tables faster. This is not an enjoyable experience
The classiest of the classiest. Can’t go wrong with this place. From the food to the service to the drinks. Simply perfect!
Best service ever. Told I was GFDF and the waitress, Liz, was meticulous. And the chef super accommodating. Manager checked on us too. Food excellent, and good drinks. Will def go back!
Friends from out of town came to for a conference and we met here for a reunion dinner. The waitress and staff were great and accomodating. We did a chef's tasting menu which allowed us to enjoy several selections throughout the menu. Highly recommend the Korean BBQ Beef and the Cheesesteak Bao.
Excellent service. Waiter , Patrick, listened and responded.
This was our 2nd visit to Sampan prior to going to the theater. It's now our go-to spot! The food is fantastic, the staff is friendly & knowledgable about the sake and food, and it's just plain fun.
Server was attentive,food came out quick, drinks were great! Over all great experience, would recommend to friends
Great service. Food was very tasty. Small plates to share.
Kristine was excellent. She made great recommendations for a group with a "diverse palate". The food itself is great and all sharable, so it makes for a fun experience. The Korean dishes are great. Can't miss the Edamame Dumplings, and spicy fried chicken Banh Mi.
Check out the Graffiti bar after your meal for a hip outside backalley adventure.
All was great but when I made a reservation, I specifically stated I’m there for happy hour so I wish they would’ve told me they don’t take reservations for happy hour.
Sampan is always a great time. The food is delicious and inventive with a great variety. The atmosphere is cozy and if you are able to get a seat at the kitchen bar, it's fun to watch the chefs preparing the different dishes. A great meal and good time as usual!
The food was delicious as always. We had an awesome time.
The table we sat at was stuck between two other couples. Not very comfortable. The food was good but way overpriced. Server forgot our drinks.
Very nice restaurant with a great vibe! Made me feel like I was in NYC! The food was awesome! The drinks were good as well. My friend and I did the chef 7-course selection which was great as it gives you a chance to try a little bit of everything. I definitely will be returning!
Everything about SAMPAN was amazing. We arrived early for our reservation and it was not a problem at all. The hostess seated us immediately and our waiter greeted us shortly after. The waiter was friendly, enthusiastic, and had great feedback to help us make our selections. The cocktails to start were amazing! My husband and I did the tasting menu for two which we believed would be the best way to sample a few different things since this was our first time dining at SAMPAN. The tasting menu allowed us to select 7 items! It was fantastic. Everything we ate was absolutely fresh and delicious! We were afraid we would not be full from just a tasting menu but we were stuffed! It was the perfect amount of food! We will definitely be returning.
Birthday for 8 18 year olds