124 S. 13th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147
Nowhere in Philly can you experience the flavors, textures and colors found in Michael Schulson’s latest Center City eatery. Catering to a new generation of diners who go for lusty flavors in relaxed surroundings, Sampan’s innovative approach impresses with the perfect balance of energetic ambience, affable service, and delectable Asian street food inspired delights.
The interior is industrial chic — a rustic, natural aesthetic of reclaimed timber and distressed metals anchored by gentle, color-shifting walls. The backyard Graffiti Bar provides a unique spin on dining alfresco in the city, surrounding dinners with street art accented by plastic, metal, and chain-link fence. The resulting atmosphere is down-to-earth with a distinct urban charm.
By contrast, the eclectic menu of mix and match small plates offers a rich blend of Eastern world influences with a contemporary American twist. Combining masterful attention to detail with only the freshest local ingredients and bold Asian flavors, each of Sampan’s culinary creations leave your mouth watering for more.