Video: Sampan Sneak Peek

Last week, chef Michael Schulson opened his first Philly restaurant, Sampan, on 13th Street. We got some time with the chef before he served his first meal.

 Shot and edited by Kevin M. Waite

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  • shelby

    I braved the cold weather to check out Sampan last night, and I was very pleased. We tried a little bit of everything, and it was all delicious. My recommendations are: Edamame Dumplings, “Philly Cheesesteak”, Short Ribs, Crispy Brussel Sprouts (never in a million years would I have thought that brussel sprouts could be absolutely delicious!).
    The wine list was very decently priced, and I had a great glass of Pinot Noir.
    The service was fabulous, as was the whole atmosphere. Great 80s music, and you MUST check out the bathrooms: you hear movie sound bites…stay in there a while and see if you can name them.
    A fun night, the price was right, and I definitely recommend it to anyone looking for great food.

  • Jill

    I dined with some friends at Sampan last night and could not believe that the restaurant was only a week old. The food, atmosphere and service were all outstanding. This place is going to be a must go to place for the food and to be seen. It has all the elements to make it a hit and I can’t wait to go back soon.