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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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Today
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: Reservations, Takeout
Good for:
Families with children

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Visitor rating
  • 12
    Excellent
  • 9
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Failed to meet expectations

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... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed January 27, 2015
Jessica M
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Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
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31 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 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
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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150 reviews 150 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
128 helpful votes 128 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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80 reviews 80 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
119 helpful votes 119 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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213 reviews 213 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 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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83 reviews 83 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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
Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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Minneapolis
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86 reviews 86 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

I want Sen Yai Sen Lek to succeed - a locally owned restaurant in an emerging neighborhood. But the service is very slow and part of the reason is that the host had no expertise in how to seat people. Putting couples at tables that seat four then having no place to seat four-tops is not smart and is Hosting... 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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?