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124 S 13th St, Philadelphia, PA 19107-4528
+1 215-732-3501
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good30%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“satay” (36 reviews)
“tasting menu” (38 reviews)
“fried rice” (25 reviews)
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Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
124 S 13th St, Philadelphia, PA 19107-4528
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I really enjoyed this place. I'm docking one star only because it was soooo dark in there. I get the idea of creating a cool ambiance, but when our entire table had their phone flashlights out to read the menu... Anyways, our server was friendly...More

Thank David S
Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the best executed restaurant experiences. This restaurant is very busy, and bustling with young people. It has two bars, plus various seating. It is dark and the music is very loud, BUT the food is outstanding and the service top notch. After you...More

Thank marcG8460EI
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Definitely go with an appetite. You'll want to try everything on the menu. Go with someone else if you can and order lots of options from the menu - you'll get to try more of their amazing dishes! The Brussel sprouts are a must try!

Thank travellife92
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Imaginative Asian fusion, lots of choice on the menu, nicely done, with a "light" feel to it. If you eat in the var area you can also take advantage of happy hour.

Thank Alexander P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

First let me say that our waitress was amazing and very knowledgeable about the menu. The atmosphere is funky and lively. We had the chef's sampling where we chose 7 dishes and finished with dessert, fun mini ice cream cones! Most of the meal was...More

Thank slp2003
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our tradition to discover new restaurants in new cities every Christmas Eve just got a big boost with Sampan. We started with King Oyster mushroom, chicken satay, Gen Tso soup dumpling and vegetarian dumplings - all delectable and leaving us craving for more. Stir fry...More

Thank Hungryghost7
Reviewed 6 December 2017

Hubby and I stopped in on a Sunday and they actually do happy hour every day! The bartender, Lamar was so friendly and made our time so fun. We each had two glasses of wine, shared fried rice, kobe sliders, kobe hot dogs (yum!!) and...More

Thank marianne1115
Reviewed 4 December 2017

My visit started with a very informative and friendly waitress, who explained many things about the menu and helped me choose what I wanted. The menu is in sections: Small plates, satays, hot & cold, sides, and meat + fish. I went with the tasting...More

Thank morl8tr
Reviewed 27 November 2017 via mobile

It got dark about 6:00 and we found this place by accident. The three of us had a saki flight, pork bao bun, crab Rangoon, and the star... Crispy spicy shrimp. Wow wow. Not your average tasting food. Delicious enough to put NYC to shame....More

Thank Carl R
Reviewed 26 November 2017 via mobile

As a multi-generational group of 12 the day before Thanksgiving, we weren’t sure that there was any hope of dinner before 9 pm. Sampan graciously worked with us on our last minute reservation and provided an exceptional meal. Our waitress Ann expertly guided us through...More

Thank Miriam B
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16 August 2016|
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Response from Errick D | Reviewed this property |
Yes full bar
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 124 S 13th St, Philadelphia, PA 19107-4528
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia
  • Phone Number: +1 215-732-3501
  • E-mail
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