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Sen Yai Sen Lek

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2422 Central Ave., Minneapolis, MN 55418
612 781 3046
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Takeout

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Fresh and delicious

This cafe is one of our fall back places in N.E. Mpls. Not much to look at, but usually very busy. We dined on a Sat. night that was not particularly busy. We had the fresh spring rolls and both of us an entree. They always have very fresh vegetables for their stir fries and savory seafood and meat... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 11, 2015
Goldfisher132
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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  • Families with children
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

This cafe is one of our fall back places in N.E. Mpls. Not much to look at, but usually very busy. We dined on a Sat. night that was not particularly busy. We had the fresh spring rolls and both of us an entree. They always have very fresh vegetables for their stir fries and savory seafood and meat products.... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

The food and the service were not good. We wanted to order the fresh thai spring rolls but with shrimp instead of the tofu listed in the menu description. We were informed that these were pre-made and could not be customized, total bummer. Instead of the spring rolls, we decided to try the shrimp lettuce wraps. These were actually not... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Sen Yai Sen Lek is one of my favorite places to be. The atmosphere is wonderful, the staff is friendly and helpful, and the food is great. The food is also wonderful. A lot goes into the preparation, and I've never had a bad dish there! The curry specials are particularly great, that and the infamous Khao Soi! I love... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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31 reviews 31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Sure, the décor, along with the beer and wine selection is lacking personality, but that is easily overlooked when the food is great, which I'm sorry to say, it wasn't. I honestly can't even say it was 'good'. The appetizer was the best dish served to us (fish cakes); the relish to pile on the cake was good, but the... More 

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minnetonka. minnesota
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159 reviews 159 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Stylish decor, fantastic food (thoughtfully sourced by first-rate suppliers), excellent service: What a great addition to the Twin Cities restaurant scene. One block up is Holy Land, an excellent spot for lunch, and the surrounding area is loaded with good restaurants. If visiting, it's worth the trip. It's not far from downtown Minneapolis, maybe a 15 minutes by taxi, straight... More 

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St. Paul, MN
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86 reviews 86 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

My husband and I visited this restaurant for the first time tonight and couldn't be more satisfied. It is an attractive, clean, and well-lighted restaurant decorated in bright colors with interesting personal photos on the walls. Our waitress, Caitlin, was stellar, patiently and clearly explaining the unfamiliar dishes. We shared two appetizers: Po Pia Pod and Po Pia Sod. Both... More 

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Rhinelander, Wisconsin
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181 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

I was visiting my daughter in Minneapolis and she suggested going out for Thai. We parked in front of a Thai Restaurant, but it was NOT the one she meant. Sen Yai Sen Lek was across the street. It is basically two store fronts joined together by an interior door. 2 dining rooms with a bar in one. The waitstaff... More 

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Iowa City, Iowa
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104 reviews 104 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

We had dinner at this establishment on a Friday night. I had the Beef Pad Panang that was outstanding. They also provide garnishes that I really liked including tasty but hot thai green chiles. Spring rolls were very good and I had a pale ale on draft that finished it all off. This was the top-rated Thai place close to... More 

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Edina, Minnesota
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

I have had a few lunches with colleagues at Sen Yai Sen Lek and the service wasn't memorably bad and the food was always solidly good and unique among Thai in this area. The attention to flavors and quality of ingredients is obvious. They tout their commitment to sourcing food fresh and locally and it shows. That makes it hard... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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85 reviews 85 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

We went on Saturday night. I got the green curry special for the evening and am just now finishing my leftovers. So good! My only complaint is, this time, our service wasn't so great. The waitress seemed distracted by her friends at the bar. She forgot our spring rolls until I said something when she brought out our entrees. She... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2422 Central Ave., Minneapolis, MN 55418
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Minneapolis
  • Phone Number: 612 781 3046

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
  • Cuisine: Thai

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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