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Sen Yai Sen Lek

2422 Central Ave., Minneapolis, MN 55418
612 781 3046
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Ranked #336 of 1,596 Restaurants in Minneapolis
Price range: $10 - $15
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Thai
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Reservations, Takeout
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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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
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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147 reviews 147 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
127 helpful votes 127 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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76 reviews 76 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
115 helpful votes 115 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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202 reviews 202 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 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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80 reviews 80 reviews
48 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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84 reviews 84 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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28 reviews 28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

Love the flavor and authenticity of the entrees, but may not work for those that expect “Americanized” Thai. Service is good, not great. The atmosphere is OK, not great as a lot of guests in somewhat tight quarters (thus little privacy and lots of traffic walking around your table). Ownership is committed to sustainable and local practices, so you feel... 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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