About Sampan - Philadelphia
Sampan, an intimate new restaurant located in Center City, Philadelphia, serves a fun menu of modern Asian small plates, ideal for mixing, matching and sharing. The comfortable, inviting setting offers guests an intimate, up-close-and-personal experience with Chef Michael Schulson and the acclaimed cuisine that has made him one of the country’s most sought-after chefs. Designed by Philadelphia’s Sparks Design and Urban Space Development, Sampan offers seating for up to 120 guests in a warm, comfortable setting. The restaurant features reclaimed timber, distressed metals and a rustic, natural aesthetic anchored by a custom-crafted, color washed painting that illuminates the room and lends a soft, glowing ambiance to the cozy space.
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Asian, Pan-Asian, Seafood
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Everyday Happy Hour: Everyday
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Hors d' oeuvres packages start at $15 per person per hour and dinner packages start at $40 per person. Open bar packages start at $25 per person for the first two hours and $7 for each additional hour should you be looking to entertain. Bar packages must be combined with either an hors d' oeuvres package or a dinner package and are not offered on their own.
Limited street parking is available, in addition to public parking lots on Sansom Street in between 12th & 13th Streets and 13th & Broad Streets. There is also a parking garage on the corner of 13th Street, in between Chestnut Street & Market Street.
Private Party Facilities:
Sampan was designed with entertaining in mind. Two identical dining rooms flank a central bar to allow for a total of 120 guests to occupy both dining rooms or a cocktail reception in excess of 150. The outdoor Graffiti Bar can host up to 75 additional guests with the same menus offered.
Private Party Contact:
Bridget Baran: (888) 858-6536
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Sampan is the perfect location for entertaining. Two identical dining rooms flank a central bar for a welcoming feeling with great energy. The restaurant can seat up to 120 for a sit down dinner or in excess of 150 for a social gathering. The outdoor Graffiti Bar can host an additional 75 and is fully heated and open 10 months out of the year. Our event coordinator will work with you personally and all menus are fully customizable.
Sampan - Philadelphia Ratings and Reviews
Sampan has incredible food options and e ...
Sampan has incredible food options and everything is delicious! I highly recommend making a reservation before you arrive or expect wait times of over an hour. I love the Pork Bao Buns, the Dan Dan noodles, the Korean BBQ Beef, and the Kim Chee Fried Rice!
For the most part everything was good. S ...
For the most part everything was good. Service and drinks were the best part of the night, but the food was good, not great. It used to be better but the portions were smaller than they once were. Very flavorful dishes and great cocktails overall.
I had a reservation and the hostess REFU ...
I had a reservation and the hostess REFUSED to seat our party until EVERY PERSON WAS THERE. I thought that was absolutely ridiculous that there were 5 out of 7 of us there and we could not be seated. We ultimately went and sat down ourselves at the table we were told would be ours and then we finally received menus. Food was good, portions were small and my shrimp in my fried rice were extremely small and over cooked. The drink prices were expensive as well.
My husband and I LOVE Sampan! We've been ...
My husband and I LOVE Sampan! We've been here multiple times and have never been disappointed. We brought 2 friends of ours and it was their first time. They ate everything and thoroughly enjoyed the dining experience. As always, we'll be back!
The food was good but the service was ho ...
The food was good but the service was horrible. My reservation was at 8:15 we weren't seated until 9. When we got to the table our plates and glasses and forks were dirty. Our steak satay was under cooked and our filet mignon took an hour almost to come out.
Sampan is an energetic, hip restaurant i ...
Sampan is an energetic, hip restaurant in Philly's 13th St district. The food is great and has many great choices for different pallets and preferences. You are certainly paying for the location and ambiance, but it does provide a great experience for a nice night out or a special occasion!
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