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Sam Woo

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$$ - $$$
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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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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Sam Woo is the place to go to if you want Chinese food. There's plenty of meat-based and vegetable dishes to choose from. My favorites are: French-Style Beef, Crispy Chow Mein with veggies and Egg White Seafood Fried Rice. Their duck is really good too. They have an awesome selection of Dim Sum as well. If you have a large... More 

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Thank Iryn S
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Have been dining here for years. Love their dim sum. Especially their shrimp dumplings ( ha gau) and steamed pork buns. Their noodle dishes and fried rice also very yummy. Service can be a bit disjointed at times but definitely great food for great value.

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Thank Rada G
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104 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I ordered the kung pao chicken extra spicy and it was pretty bland. Egg drop soup was not served hot. Service was painfully slow. It took 25 minutes to get the check and pay. Will not be back

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Thank Sally L
Laguna Beach, California
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53 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Decent place located in Irvine area next to the 99 Ranch market, it's convenience to eat & do some grocery shopping. Parking can be hectic special on the weekend The restaurant have 3 parts (1.Seafood formal, Casual dining & the other BBQ take out express) 1.The dining room is nicely decorated. Linen table cloth and napkins. They have several tanks... More 

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Thank KNT5
Irvine, United States
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

If you want REAL Chinese food and enjoy the upscale open atmosphere of a family restaurant, you MUST eat at Sam Woo's. It is the "go to" place for the local community in Irvine/Tustin. You can pick FRESH fish swimming in tanks... "Oh I want that one there..." But the best is getting shrimp. They bring a bag of LIVE... More 

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Thank Thomas P
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31 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 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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114 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 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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115 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016 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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341 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Chinese, Seafood, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
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?