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The Sampan

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356 W.Main St, Hillsborough, NH 03244
+1 603-464-3663
11:00 - 09:00
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Sun 11:00 - 09:00
Tue - Thu 11:00 - 09:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:30
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79 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Ever since my daughter got married in 2009, I haven't eaten at Sampan. She and I loved the food, no one else in our family liked Chinese food. Today, I went with a friend, and totally enjoyed the food and service as well as I did years ago! I was happy that nothing had gone downhill.

Thank Shirley W
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64 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

The wonton soup was the best I've ever had, we ordered the PuPu platter which was also very good, but the soup....wow! With super nice staff, that provided us with wonderful service

1 Thank ChrissyD64
Boston, Massachusetts
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136 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2017

Nothing really special about the local Chinese restaurant, but they do provide decent food with decent prices and decent service. They have a small bar and they make decent drinks. All done very decently. If however you try the sushi bar or the weekly buffet -- then you're a better man than I am, Gunga Din.

Thank rmartinmitch
Mount Laurel, New Jersey
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

Mai Tais during Happy Hour were good, strong, and reasonable. Hot & Sour Soup was very good. Egg Rolls were oily. Schezwan Beef was OK, but had way too much celery, and almost no Onion. Service was good. Decor was boring.

Thank davegowell
Henniker, New Hampshire
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30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2016

Fairly run of the mill Chinese restaurant. Food is good but not great. The taste varies with who is the head chef that day. Portions are not overly generous. Ask for Som to wait on you, he is the best. Tuesday is buffet night. It is only a good value if you eat sushi. The buffet table is tiny and... More 

Thank jg518
Brattleboro, Vermont
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127 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2016

Well, I can't explain why there are not more great reviews of the Sampan here…. but here I am again singing its praises. Excellent lunch there today. Food still great, service attentive and professional. Prices just fine, and… since my last review menitoned that the men's restroom needed some upgrading, I am pleased to report it has had a complete... More 

Thank Wombat27_11
New Hampshire
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61 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016

We have had many oriental meals, both Japanese and Chinese. It was a buffet. We were there for dinner and the food was overcooked. The Japanese items were the poorest we had seen. We do not plan to have repeat. The only good items was the service. We noted that most of the people eating were in the senior set.

Thank rovernh
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

We have eaten many times at Sampan, always find it to be delicious and fresh, and special dishes are just that. Recent visit was just a quick stop for a cocktail and appetizer. Had a friendly bartender, excellent drink and appetizer.

Thank jeff r
Wentworth, New Hampshire
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184 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2016

Met family here to celebrate a new home. We had Mai Tai's, Pina' Colada's & Beer all Very good. We all ordered different Luncheon Specials. Sweet & Sour Chicken, Egg Foo Young, General G. Chicken and an Appetizer Plate. All the food was Very Good. Service was excellent. Prices are so reasonable at lunch. They offer Sushi for lunch also... More 

1 Thank Marjorie C
Hillsborough, New Hampshire
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Have visited this restaurant several times in the past two months. Once again under new ownership they are serving great food and service is excellent. Worth a stop if you are in the area.

1 Thank thetraveler169

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Chinese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 09:00
11:00 - 09:00
11:00 - 09:00
11:00 - 09:00
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 356 W.Main St, Hillsborough, NH 03244
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Hillsborough
  • Phone Number: +1 603-464-3663

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?