The Oldest Restaurant in San Francisco Chinatown

415-989-8898

Catering

Good For Kids

Waiter Service

Walk-Ins Welcome

Restaurant Hours

 MONDAY         11:00am – 4:00pm

           TUESDAY                 Closed                    

WEDNESDAY   11:00am – 4:00pm
                         6:00pm – Midnight
THURSDAY      11:00am – 4:00pm
                         6:00pm – Midnight
FRIDAY           11:00am – 4:00pm
                         6:00pm – 3:00am
SATURDAY      11:00am – 4:00pm
                         6:00pm – 3:00am
SUNDAY          11:00am – 4:00pm


 713 Clay Street, San Francisco, CA

Our Family Story

Sam Wo was built shortly after the 1906 earthquake at the original location (813 Washington Street) by three immigrant siblings from the village of Taishan, China, was famous for inexpensive barbecue pork rice noodle rolls and porridge called jook until 3:00AM. Old timers remember when Chinatown generations ago was the destination after a night out for siu yeh, Cantonese for late night meals popular in Hong Kong and South China. For many people, eating at Sam Wo grew into a family tradition. For others, the restaurant came to symbolize an important time in their lives.

Delicious, Quick, Sensible

Testimonials

What Our Customers Are Saying

  • It tastes as if the chef takes pride in these dishes. The chicken jook has an intense flavor, and in the plain wonton soup the deeply flavored chicken broth also stars.

    It tastes as if the chef takes pride in these dishes. The chicken jook has an intense flavor, and in the plain wonton soup the deeply flavored chicken broth also stars.

    ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
    Michael Bauer: Resurrected, Improved Sam Wo Serves Chinatown Again
    Date: December 31, 2015
  • "San Francisco is just better when Sam Wo's is open."

    "San Francisco is just better when Sam Wo's is open."

    ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
    San Francisco Travel: Where to Eat in Chinatown
    Date: January 18, 2017

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Conan O’Brien Visits Sam Wo’s Original Location

Date: May 15, 2007

 Courtesy of NBC Broadcasting

 

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