Since this popular restaurant was booked, we ate upstairs in the Double Knot bar off the same menu. Delightful experience.
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We came while Happy Hour was in full swing, but it would have been at least an hour wait to try to get a seat in that section, so opted to just be seated immediately for dinner instead. We ordered the shrimp pad thai, the...More
First I must say that there are very good meals and then there is the total dining experience.Sampan combines the two.Our waitress Amber was outstanding.She explained the menu and truly helped us with our dining experience.To begin our edamame dumplings were tender and quite flavorful...More
I had never had Asian tapas, so wasn't sure what to expect heading into this place. We ate outdoors on a narrow sidewalk with no umbrellas, so the threat of rain put a bit of a damper (no pun intended) on dinner. Food was excellent...More
The ambiance was definitely present. The restaurant is very very small. However, the food wad delish -- a little in the small size. Very busy happy hour.
It was such a beautiful day and my girlfriend and i decided to try Sampan for an early dinner. They have outdoor seating on the sidewalk. We gave our names to the hostesses around 4:30 to get a table outside. We walked across the street...More
Our Server was exceedingly Professional, Personal. & Pleasant. The portion sizes of the apps. & starters were tiny. The flavors were good, but not wow. Too many better CC restaurants to return here.
My SO and I travelled to Philly for a day trip/concert and chose Sampan for dinner, in all honesty, because a different restaurant was booked for the night. In hindsight, I am delighted that this happened— otherwise we would not have experienced the top-notch food,...More
We were recommended this place by a local and she was right. The food was delicious. It was a great blend of authentic Chinese, Thai, and Japanese flavors...or at least that's what I thought. They have an extensive wine, beer, and sake list. Our server...More
Group of seven...we had cocktails, small plates, medium plates, big plates and desserts. All were delicious...pad thai, dumplings, filet mignon, broccoli, spring rolls, pekin duck, stir fry, brussel sprouts, pork bao....it was all nicely presented...the overall service was attentive and fun. Desserts are 5 bucks!...they...More