Sam Wo Restaurant

(Now Closed)
Chinese Restaurant, Noodle House, and Asian Restaurant · Chinatown
813 Washington St (at Grant St), San Francisco, CA 94108, United States
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    Alex J.
    "Only place in china town with authentic rice noodle rolls"(2 Tips)
    Daniel L.
    "2nd the order everything at once she takes 4eva!! Also sit here"(2 Tips)
    Stéphane R.
    "Order BBQ Pork Rolls (first item on the menu, so delicious!)"(2 Tips)
    Sylvain K.
    "Chicken salade in apetizer part is delicious"(2 Tips)
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  • BBQ pork
  • chicken salad
  • wontons
  • good for a late night
  • comfort food
  • fish
  • spring rolls
  • eggs
  • beef
  • chow fun
  • apetizers
  • congee
  • chow mein
  • chefs
  • Leland W.

    Come to the Sam Wo fundraiser at Cameron House September 29th 2012 for Sam Wo comfort foods. $20 advance... $25 at door. Lunch at noon!

    Leland Wong · September 20, 2012
  • Michael V.

    Last day :(

    Michael Villalobos Gomez · April 21, 2012
  • Maybs M.

    Rice noodle rolls if you love cilantro.

    Maybs M · March 24, 2012
  • Christopher W.

    Try the spring rolls!

    Christopher Wood · February 20, 2012
  • Jonathan C.

    Very good everything!!

    Jonathan Cardenas · February 20, 2012
  • Erick W.

    Try the fish salad - a must-have delicacy!

    Erick Watson · February 14, 2012
  • Ryan E.

    You know you are in or a treat when the front door opens up into the kitchen and you have to dodge the chefs to get to your seat! I had a great time.

    Ryan E · February 11, 2012
  • Natasha H.

    Sitting on the 2nd level makes you feel like you are really eating in China

    Natasha Huang · December 30, 2011
  • Leland W.

    Jook! Yau jah gwai!

    Leland Wong · December 23, 2011
  • Nicholaus G.

    Don't forget the Sam Wo promise! Natural light, blocked by flourescent light!

    Nicholaus Guerrero · December 20, 2011
  • Catarina L.

    their mustard sauce with cold BBQ pork/egg rice noodle appetizer) is SUPER!

    Catarina Lai · October 23, 2011
  • Dana

    Pork noodles rolls!

    Dana · October 15, 2011
  • Dan D.

    BYOB for the win.

    Dan Diiulio · October 2, 2011
  • Dan D.

    The stools aren't that comfortable. But you can't beat the ambiance.

    Dan Diiulio · September 25, 2011
  • Keith H.

    Definitely dont allow BYOB anymore. Sign clearly states food and soda only.

    Keith H. · September 19, 2011
  • David L.

    I got food poisoning here. Blech!

    David Lytle · September 10, 2011
  • Amy W.

    Best hole-in-the-wall (literally) Chinese place. Order the tomato beef chow mein & you won't be disappointed.

    Amy Wood · July 29, 2011
  • Lewis C.

    this place sucks. shitty service. dumplings in the won ton were full of gristle. charged us for a can of coke we never all came at weird times. I could go on...

    Lewis Chaplin · July 16, 2011
  • Bevan

    Usually open till 3am #winner !

    Bevan · June 30, 2011
  • Mike C.

    Little second floor restaurant in Chinatown Read more

    Mike Cohen · June 13, 2011
  • Daniel L.

    2nd the order everything at once she takes 4eva!! Also sit here

    Daniel Lannon · April 18, 2011
  • Wenter S.

    Best seat in the house is 2nd floor by the window! The rice plates are all amazing, just don't get the sweet and sour chicken.

    Wenter Shyu · March 20, 2011
  • Chris J.

    Completely disgusting, but in a fascinating and freakish way. Read more

    Chris Jones · January 20, 2011
  • Robert L.

    Love this place, get the chow fun!

    Robert Lizardy · October 30, 2010
  • Jayme R.

    Amazing!! The food was great, weird entrance through the kitchen, but worth it!!

    Jayme Rayne · September 18, 2010
  • Alex J.

    Only place in china town with authentic rice noodle rolls

    Alex Jacobson · August 13, 2010
  • Aaron B.

    Little known. They highly encourage BYOB. Been doing it since High School. Once brought a Keg to dinner.

    Aaron Babbie · June 10, 2010
  • Sylvain K.

    Chicken salade in apetizer part is delicious

    Sylvain Kalache · March 12, 2010
  • Stéphane R.

    Order BBQ Pork Rolls (first item on the menu, so delicious!)

    Stéphane Rangaya · March 12, 2010
  • Catarina L.

    best late night eats ◦ specials: 生魚片皮蛋瘦肉粥 + 腸粉 - congee with choice of 1. raw fish 2. thousand-year-old egg with pork + rice noodle with BBQ pork appetizer

    Catarina Lai · February 28, 2010
  • Phil W.

    order everything at once; waitresses have a lot of schhlepping and stairs to climb.

    Phil Wolff · September 3, 2009
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    Leland Wong · March 1, 2012

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