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.
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: 8888586536
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
Everything is good at Sampan except the ...
Everything is good at Sampan except the service. The servers don't make eye contact with you. They take your order and leave ..if you need something they blow by you and you'll be waiting for a while before you get anybody's attention to get what you need.
We ordered 8 different small plates and ...
We ordered 8 different small plates and added to them for our party of 4. We enjoyed everything, but the edamame dumplings and the tuna sesame toast are over the top delicious. Our server was very sweet and efficient. We definitely will return.
We read glowing reviews about the place ...
We read glowing reviews about the place and decided to check it out. Stuck in traffic for our reservation, I didn't think we'd make it as we were 30 minutes late. The staff was amazing. Seated right away, treated so well. I ordered the taste option from the menu... my date was not feeling well and ended up not being able to each much, so we wrapped it up early. The manager came over to ask if there was anything she could do, wanted to ensure we would come back again... really.. he just didn't feel well. The food was great, the service amazing.. definitely recommend and definitely would go back again. Cool place.
Amazing restaurant! I went with vegetari ...
Amazing restaurant! I went with vegetarians and was pleased to see they offered a separate vegetarian menu as well as a gluten-free menu. Everything we had was excellent. The mushroom and dumplings were absolutely amazing. We ordered a few of each. The tacos, lettuce wraps, eggplant and fried rice and were all delicious. Nothing disappointed. Even the desserts were excellent. Everything came out VERY quickly so I would recommend ordering a few things at a time to space out your food.
Our reservation was for an early evening ...
Our reservation was for an early evening dinner with my family to celebrate my birthday. I arrived early and were seated right away. I immediately loved the atmosphere. Our waitress was very attentive and explained the menu. We decided to try the tasting menu which was a great choice. All 9 dishes that we ordered were amazing. I will definitely be back.
The food at Sampan is off the charts awe ...
The food at Sampan is off the charts awesome! This is my second time coming and everything I taste gets better and better. I highly recommend the tasting menu where you get to pick from each category. Everything was delicious, especially the Pork buns and the sea bass. I can't wait to return with friends!
The tasting menu was a great option. Th ...
The tasting menu was a great option. There were four of us, so we had a large variety of options. Every choice was flavorful and the food kept on coming out all night. Highly recommended for parties of 4 or more. Enjoy.
We went for my son in laws birthday dinn ...
We went for my son in laws birthday dinner. We did a nice variety of plates and we all shared. The food was over the top. I loved the pork and fish dishes. I would love to go back when we have more time to enjoy desert.
Food pricing was very high considering s ...
Food pricing was very high considering small portions. Our order was brought out in shifts and then after waiting 10 minutes for my entree after my wife was already eating hers, I was told my entree was overcooked and the kitchen was making it again. Waiter was uninformed on what sake actually was and compared it to vodka. Duck fried rice was unbelievably spicy and we enjoy spicy food. Korean fried chicken was dry. Had I known, I would have gone to Chinatown...
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