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Sam Woo

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15333 Culver Dr Ste 720, Irvine, CA 92604-7128
+1 949-262-0688
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11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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31 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Came with someone who kept wanting us to taste this great food. We went at lunch and everyone left disappointed with their dishes, but me. I had the fish with bean sauce, yum. Everything else was unflavorful. Fish in Maggie sauce...odd sauce and not enough. Roasted duck was bland with a side sauce that was OK. Kung Pao chicken was... More 

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Thank Maegan P
Irvine
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109 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We have gotten on the habit of ordering food to go of late. The food is always very good, but I have witnessed a number of times where the staff was rude to customers. I have seen this more so when getting orders to go, so perhaps the dining room is the way to go here. I do find the... More 

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Thank ParentsOfRedheadBoy
Sao Paulo, SP
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109 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Go in the morning for authentic Cantonese dim sum, lovely dishes came steaming hot on a kart. At lunch they have the one, two our three item combo. even the 2 item combo, there is a lot of food! Tofu, beef n broccoli, fried chicken... stir fried shrimp, pork chop... are some of the delicious options To dine in there... More 

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Thank danichoy
Colorado
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334 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

During a recent visit to southern California, our group of three decided to eat dinner at Sam Woo's. Although the food was good, it wasn't great. The prices are very high and the service was mediocre. Overall, it was fine but I have no desire to return anytime soon.

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Thank Maui2014NMR
Murrieta, California
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We are 20+ years customers for Sam Woo Chinese Restaurant in Irvine. Always excellent food and familiar faces greet us like a family. Price went up and more wrinkles on our faces but same wonderful place to get delicious food. I hope they last longer than my life.

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Thank Nancy M
Irvine, California
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food is average nothing to mention. We booked 3 tables for my daughter graduation and they put us in a private room because no room left in the main section. We had to pay extra even though we didn't ask for it. To others their wonton noodles is good but too me the broth is plain.The noodles are pretty... More 

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Thank ndjunke53
Pune, India
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220 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

This restaurant is very good for dim sum which is served during lunch time. And also traditional Chinese offered here are excellent. Service is prompt but may not be great. As we had to ask for hot sauce more than once to get it. A good place for lunch/dinner if you like chinese.

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Thank Royadip
Pahoa, Hawaii
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156 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Our family reserved a table for 10 one night to celebrate my mother’s birthday. This place is palatial, with lavish décor, dramatic lighting, and has wall-to-wall aquariums containing Godzilla-like lobsters, colossal king crabs, and big live fish! We were seated next to an aquarium with 2 huge, spidery crabs which crawled up and down their tank, as if they wanted... More 

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Thank punacoast
VANCOUVER
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58 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Coming from Vancouver where the Chinese food is excellent, this restaurant did not live up to our expectations. The vegetable dish was satisfactory but the vegetarian hot pot and honey garlic wings were a disappointment.

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Thank WEI339
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Tried this place out while passing through Irvine because its conveniently located next to Ranch 99. Very glad we did so. Awesome moderately prices dim sum. Huge selection of Cantonese BBQ and seafood dishes. Friendly and fast service!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Reservations, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 15333 Culver Dr Ste 720, Irvine, CA 92604-7128
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Irvine
  • Phone Number: +1 949-262-0688

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?