Sampan - Philadelphia
Always perfect experience here!! Our favorite place in the city!
Had a great time celebrating my birthday at Sampan! Our waiter did an excellent job explaining the menu and helping us make decisions! Definitely recommend the Satay and the General Tso’s chicken soup dumplings!
We always enjoy Sampan. The food is outstanding and the selection is great.
Always always a great meal, exceptional service and cool vibe. Love it here!
We went for a birthday dinner and had a great time! Our waiter was super nice and accommodating. He even helped us take pictures :)
Food was good but way too noisy for conversation. We had a group of 10 people and could barely hear the person across the table, let alone the person 2 seats away. Everyone agreed we wouldn’t return
Not only was the food outstanding, but the service was extraordinary! The wait staff was informative and helpful.
Outstanding food. Imaginative, varied menu that isn't precious. The small plates are more generous than many served elsewhere. A very impressive dining experience.
Bit too noisy for business dinner. Great for dinner with loud friends.
We had reservations for 9 but they accommodated us when we got there at 930. We sat outside. They bring the food out as it is ready but it’s small plates so it was fine. The food is sooooo good! Great ambiance even with the outdoor seating.
The BEST. In every way. Creative tasty yummie *!!!!!!!!!!!!!**!!!!!!!!!!!
Food was great ! Five stars!
Awesome food, literally everything we ate on the Restaurant Week menu was amazing. Our server, and my server the day prior for happy hour were knowledgeable and super sweet/friendly. Love the decor! I’ll Deff be back alone, or with my bf. 🙌🏽
Excellent food and service
Always a great experience! Food is amazing every time!
The small plates at this restaurant allow you to try many different things and each one is better than the last.
Food was delicious. Drinks are a bit over priced. Either give more substantial drinks or lower the price. Nice ambiance for a date. A bit dark for casual dining with friends. Overall, I enjoyed the experience.
Fabulous! Pork belly bun is a must.
Very nice. Celebrating a birthday and they brought the dessert with a sparkler. Gluten free friendly also.
Great and delicious tasting menu. The food comes out quickly and the service is exceptional.
This Restaurant has tapas portions and the food is very tasty.
We came here on a date night and it was loud and packed, but that was the only slight drawback. The sake flight (4 glasses!) and chef's tasting menu are definitely worth it.
Was awful our waitress sucked she was communicating with my date only she rushed us all night lighting was the worst couldn’t see a damn thing!!! Food was sooo outrageous over rated!!! Plus our waitress forgot the best most anticipated food we ordered.... the filet .
Went second time in one week and the experience was very different. We sat down at 4:20 and had to look for our server after patiently waiting for 10 min. We were told that we got seated at a table where the actual server had but started work yet. So we put in our 7 course order at 435. My husband had to flag down our waiter at 500 to ask about our food. He told us that the wifi must have gone down when he put the order in. We didn’t believe that for one second. The service the week prior was very fast and I had something to compare this weeks service to. Manager came over to apologize but there was no discount offered. Then we were flooded with all our our food at once and had no space on the table. To give an idea of how fast it was we were finished by 5:24!! The food was good but I then felt rushed based on their mistake. The manager could have offered a few bucks off of the meal or something which is customary.
The people were extremely nice, the atmosphere was awesome, and the food was spectacular!!
Sampan was absolutely delicious. Definitely coming back after restaurant week
Loved our server and the food was amazing! Just wish I could have been sat with our party partially arrived so we could've enjoyed more drinks
The food was amazing. The servers were outstanding . Unfortunately, the hostesses were HORRIBLE. I had a reservation at 5:30pm, arrived at 5:45pm, however I called to explain I'd be late (they explained 5:45pm would be okay). I checked-in and the hostess said she only had seating at the chefs bar but there were a ton of tables open. I agreed, 4 separate couples walk in and they all get seated at tables (no reservations). At 6pm, I check in with multiple hostesses regarding our seating and we still needed to wait. More people continue to walk in and get seated. By 6:15pm, I'm frustrated because they have zero communication with me and other people are being seated. Finally, we were seated at 6:20pm at a table with attitudes from the hostesses. Poor communication, poor customer service and poor organizational skills.
Nice ambiance. Nice service. Diverse menu with many choices. Flavors and textures could be better. Also, with a green light difficult t
Great food for restaurant week. Picked 7 dishes to share.
Great service and great food! It was very busy because of restaurant week and that didn’t slow the amazing staff or kitchen down - they were great!
Sampan did not disappoint, as always! The food is always delicious, the atmosphere great, and the drinks top notch. We came here for restaurant week and had the tasting menu and it is the best! Such a great value. Everything on the menu is delicious and keeps your mouth watering. Highly recommend. They always keep us coming back!
My boyfriend got a migraine in the middle of dinner and we had to take the rest of our meal to go. Management was so sweet checking on us and they rushed our orders so we could get out. Delicious food and great service, thank you, Sampan!
Went for restaurant week. Food was incredible. The courses came out really quick and service was very good. It was honestly one of the best meals I've ever had. Five stars.
My boyfriend and me wanted to celebrate our 9 month anniversary somewhere nice. I’ve been to Sampan before, he has not. He loved the food, the atmosphere, the portions for the meal, and did I mention the food? Lol such a nice date spot and good for a night out with girlfriends too. I’ll be back and bring more people with me!! Come for restaurant week you be disappointed as you get 7 courses for $35!
The food was really good and we had excellent service. We came for restaurant week and got so much food! We were all full by the end and couldn't finish it all. The variety and combinations were unique and put together very well. I would definitely recommend it and would come back here again.
Awesome service, delicious for and presentation. Staff very engaging with patrons. I have recommended and will continue. I will return outside of restaurant week..
We lucked out and got kitchen counter seating during restaurant week! We tried the chef's tasting menu, and was blown away by the simple-but-delightful heirloom tomato salad. Our service was excellent, and the food, very, very good. They topped off an incredible experience with a surprise birthday ice cream sushi roll, which was so appreciated. We will absolutely be back.
Our Restaurant Week experience was “OK”, not great, not bad. Service was efficient, we were in and out in an hour, not that we were in a hurry...... Food tasted good, but far from the best Asian Fusion we’ve had in Philadelphia. Glad we tried Sampan at Restaurant Week prices doubt we will return at full fare.