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Kwan's Sampan Restaurant

) #584 of 754 Restaurants in Mesa $$ - $$$ Chinese, Asian
1927 N Gilbert Rd Ste 13, Mesa, AZ 85203-2851
+1 480-962-6655
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good17%
  • Average8%
  • Poor21%
  • Terrible21%
18 Apr 2017
“Love it or hate it...no in-between”
7 Aug 2016
“Don't get me started!”
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Chinese, Asian
$$ - $$$
1927 N Gilbert Rd Ste 13, Mesa, AZ 85203-2851
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Reviewed 18 April 2017

Read the reviews and you won't find any middle ground. If you've lived outside Arizona, this is an authentic old-fashioned Chinese neighborhood joint, and that's why it's so good. No pretense here, just good traditional dishes. The service is fast and the prices are very...More

Thank mesatraveler
Reviewed 7 August 2016

Mushy vegetables. How have they stayed in business so long? The parking lot has cars so you know someone is eating there. I just shake my head in disbelief. Rundown booths and floors. Dark and depressing. definitely not made fresh. They have to make it...More

Thank Dee B
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Great choices on the menu and prepared to order. Bright and pleasant folks own/run the restaurant and waiter staff know their business. Often call in to pick up orders and they get it right each and every time. Coupled with the fact that it's only...More

Reviewed 11 December 2015

Our friends called to invite us out to dinner and suggested Kwan's. I'd never been there, but love Chinese, so said, Sure we'll go! What a nice surprise. The service was great, the waiter was very patient while we all tried to make up our...More

Thank GrammaJo I
Reviewed 15 November 2015

Most Items on their higher price menu, contain MSG additives. Not good if you are allergic, as I am. They are very nice here though, to make a few items to suit you without it. Food can be very good without MSG, but this was...More

Thank BajaBuddies2
Reviewed 14 August 2015

We wanted to like it but the place is run down, the wait staff was busy but not sure with what, the food kind of reminded me of the old Chung King in a can. Now that we tried it we really won't be going...More

Thank terrym413
Reviewed 13 August 2015

We order Kwans for take out and have never actually dined in. There are a few comments about the smell in the restaurant, and yes it is true, there is a smell, but you do have to realize that the bar area was once a...More

Thank ArizonaBigDog
Reviewed 17 July 2015

I work nearby and have for years. I finally saw the reviews on this site and decided to give it a try today when I was looking for something different. First off, the comments about the smell are dead on. I don't know what the...More

Thank Scott C
Reviewed 14 July 2015

Dined here for the first time. The interior is old and smelly, almost to the point I wanted to walk out. However, we were with friends who insisted the food was good. They were right. The food was delicious, plentiful and low priced. We all...More

Thank Melody M
Reviewed 1 July 2015 via mobile

I normally get the Moo Goo Guy Pan here for carryout but also sometimes get the Wor Wonton soup or Mu Shu Pork. I live 2 miles away but well worth the drive and one order feeds two, so you can't beat it. The food...More

Thank Randy S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
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Open Hours
11:30 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1927 N Gilbert Rd Ste 13, Mesa, AZ 85203-2851
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Mesa
  • Phone Number: +1 480-962-6655
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