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2422 Central Ave., Minneapolis, MN 55418
612 781 3046
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11:00 am - 10:00 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
Pretty good!

This Thai restaurant had some pretty good food. We asked for a warm place to sit because it was a little chilly outside for the clothes we were wearing and the hostess sat us right in front of a cold air vent so that was annoying. It ended up just fine with all the hot food we ate but it... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
Lydia G
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Bismarck, North Dakota
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  • Families with children
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Bismarck, North Dakota
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16 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

This Thai restaurant had some pretty good food. We asked for a warm place to sit because it was a little chilly outside for the clothes we were wearing and the hostess sat us right in front of a cold air vent so that was annoying. It ended up just fine with all the hot food we ate but it... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 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
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 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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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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 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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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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Additional Information about Sen Yai Sen Lek

Address: 2422 Central Ave., Minneapolis, MN 55418
Phone Number: 612 781 3046
Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Minneapolis
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
Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
Cuisine: Thai

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