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Sam Wo Restaurant

(Now Closed)
Chinese Restaurant, Noodle House, and Asian Restaurant$$$$
Chinatown, San Francisco
32 Tips and reviews
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  • Leland W.
    Leland WongSeptember 20, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    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!
  • Michael V.
    Michael Villalobos GomezApril 21, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Last day :(
  • Maybs M.
    Maybs MMarch 24, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Rice noodle rolls if you love cilantro.
  • Christopher W.
    Christopher WoodFebruary 20, 2012
    Try the spring rolls!
  • Jonathan C.
    Jonathan CardenasFebruary 20, 2012
    Very good everything!!
  • Erick W.
    Erick WatsonFebruary 14, 2012
    Try the fish salad - a must-have delicacy!
  • Ryan E.
    Ryan EFebruary 11, 2012
    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.
  • Natasha H.
    Natasha HuangDecember 30, 2011
    Sitting on the 2nd level makes you feel like you are really eating in China
  • Leland W.
    Leland WongDecember 23, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Jook! Yau jah gwai!
  • Nicholaus G.
    Nicholaus GuerreroDecember 20, 2011
    Don't forget the Sam Wo promise! Natural light, blocked by flourescent light!
  • Catarina L.
    Catarina LaiOctober 23, 2011
    their mustard sauce with cold BBQ pork/egg rice noodle appetizer) is SUPER!
  • Dana
    DanaOctober 15, 2011
    Pork noodles rolls!
  • Dan D.
    Dan DiiulioOctober 2, 2011
    BYOB for the win.
  • Dan D.
    Dan DiiulioSeptember 25, 2011
    The stools aren't that comfortable. But you can't beat the ambiance.
  • Keith H.
    Keith H.September 19, 2011
    Definitely dont allow BYOB anymore. Sign clearly states food and soda only.
  • David L.
    David LytleSeptember 10, 2011
    I got food poisoning here. Blech!
  • Amy W.
    Amy WoodJuly 29, 2011
    Best hole-in-the-wall (literally) Chinese place. Order the tomato beef chow mein & you won't be disappointed.
  • Lewis C.
    Lewis ChaplinJuly 16, 2011
    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...
  • Bevan
    BevanJune 30, 2011
    Usually open till 3am #winner !
  • Mike C.
    Mike CohenJune 13, 2011
    Little second floor restaurant in Chinatown Read more
  • Daniel L.
    Daniel LannonApril 18, 2011
    2nd the order everything at once she takes 4eva!! Also sit here
  • Wenter S.
    Wenter ShyuMarch 20, 2011
    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.
  • Chris J.
    Chris JonesJanuary 20, 2011
    Completely disgusting, but in a fascinating and freakish way. Read more
  • Robert L.
    Robert LizardyOctober 30, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Love this place, get the chow fun!
  • Jayme R.
    Jayme RayneSeptember 18, 2010
    Amazing!! The food was great, weird entrance through the kitchen, but worth it!!
  • Alex J.
    Alex JacobsonAugust 13, 2010
    Only place in china town with authentic rice noodle rolls
  • Aaron B.
    Aaron BabbieJune 10, 2010
    Little known. They highly encourage BYOB. Been doing it since High School. Once brought a Keg to dinner.
  • Sylvain K.
    Sylvain KalacheMarch 12, 2010
    Chicken salade in apetizer part is delicious
  • Stéphane R.
    Stéphane RangayaMarch 12, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Order BBQ Pork Rolls (first item on the menu, so delicious!)
  • Catarina L.
    Catarina LaiFebruary 28, 2010
    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
  • Phil W.
    Phil WolffSeptember 3, 2009
    order everything at once; waitresses have a lot of schhlepping and stairs to climb.
  • Leland W.
    Leland WongMarch 1, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
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