Based on the branch at South Town Mall.... We thought the food was very good and reasonably priced, especially at lunch. Haven't tried the Sugar House branch as yet...
Wow thats Bad Food. Very Disappointed. Everyone says its the best and out of the 4 dishes we ordered not one was edible. It is a lovely restaurant and the service was very good although they weren't concerned that we hadn't eaten much of anything on our plates. I know this is UT and we aren't supposed to expect good Chinese but cold tasteless food seemed worthy of a complaint and this was met with a quiet shrug from the waitstaff.
The tops for Chinese takeout.
This is one of the best Chinese-American restaurants in Utah and there are quite a few. While I would love to have more traditional Mandarin - that is impossible in Utah.
Sampan has the best takeout with the best overall assortment of old favorites as well as some unusual signature dishes. Thumbs up for Cantonese food from the Sampan.
Great Chinese - Reasonable Price. Try their Coconut Shrimp...its slightly sweet with nice size shrimp. It also comes with lots of broccoli.
Always a treat!. I have been going to Sam Pan for years now and the food and service at each location has been consistently very good. Whether you opt for their lunch specials, a dinner, or take out the food is always fresh, hot, and very tasty. The owner seems to spirit himself from location to location taking care of business and making sure everything is wonderful.
Clean and efficient. This is one of the cleanest chinese places I have ever been in. Their kitchen (what I could see) is emaculate. I have picked up an order there several times and it is always hot, fresh and very tasty. My favorite is the shrimp with pea pods, and the ham fried rice. Avoid the hot "red sauce" items - too spicy.
Sampan is a place all should try!. This is the best Chinese food in town! We have tried so many other places; but this is at the top of our list! They have just expanded and have a lot of room at the Jordan landing location. It's nice to have them close by.
You are what you eat...
So be beautiful and fresh! Sampan has the most impeccable well-roundedness of all the Chinese Restaurants in Salt Lake. I read a newpaper clip on how they treat vegetables and it's true - 'with respect'. Crisp and colorful and clean dishes, with a spacious relaxing atmosphere. No doubt about it being as healthy as it can be - even the egg foo young is topped with veggies. And Now, i wouldn't have it any other way. If you love P.F. Chang's Lettuce Wraps, try theirs. Prices jumped a bit steep but the quality is still there.
Fully Customizable dishes..swap veggies or whatever with the computerized system you get what you ask for.
Superior Chinese food served in a contemporary atmosphere that outshines the restaurant's strip-mall exterior..
From the logo to the menu fonts to the black ceiling and blond wood tables, a sense of style makes Sampan a cut above most mall restaurants. In fact, the place has expanded twice, with each room now offering a different type of seating. Couples may prefer the booths in the west room, away from the bustle of the high-tech kitchen, though the tall wooden chairs in the east room make it easy to lean in closer for serious conversation.
It's popular with good reason--the kitchen does a stellar job, despite the steady stream of call-in orders and deliveries. For appetizers, try tangerine chicken or vegetable pot stickers for a change of pace; the hot and sour soup is superior. Curries, barbecue duck and strawberry chicken offer other diversions, and everything arrives fresh from the wok.
Not Fair. I dont know what happened for "Mushbelly", but his or her review is unfair and incorrect. I have known personally the owner of this restaurant since he was a manager at Ho Ho on State Street. (Years ago) Sampan has always been consistent and delicious. Certainly one of the best in the valley. So many people couldnt be mistaken. Maybe "Mushbelly" should look in the mirror!
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