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“Real Vietnamese Food.....!!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Sen Restaurant

Sen Restaurant
Leipziger Str. 55, 10117 Berlin, Germany (Mitte)
+49 30 8872760
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Ranked #4,296 of 6,046 Restaurants in Berlin
Cuisines: Vietnamese
Neighborhood: Mitte
Restaurant details
Neighborhood: Mitte
Australia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Real Vietnamese Food.....!!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

It was amazing to see the vietnamese restaurant in Berlin - I thought i will never find that.. first we were a bit not sure to have dinner there because normally Asian Restaurant in Europe does not really have asian taste.
The restaurant was pack, with a limited staff... they have done an efficient job.. fast service event with only one waiter.
We were surprise, the food is absolutely great with the authentic vietnamese recipe... very taste and the price is very good...

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“fresh and tasty”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

We had a very good experience with this restaurant. good service and most important: very
tasty fresh ingredients. Try the fried rice and the filet of chicken, crumbed and served on a fantastic authentic peanut sauce. All at very reasonable prices.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Tega Cay
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39 reviews 39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Big let down - do not believe what it says on their website”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013 via mobile

Supposedly this restaurant features great vietnamese chefs, but clearly not in the kitchen as the lunch buffet was mediocre at best. Greasy cold dishes, a barebone pho station and prefab spring rolls will not make me go back. A la carte dishes looked better, but the waitress had discouraged me from ordering them. Cannot recommend Sen!

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Engelhartszell, Austria
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Very pleasant!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

During a visit to Berlin, I took a few friends to this restaurant. As mentioned by other reviewers, the place was quite empty in the early evening, but this is probably more due to its huge size, less to a small number of visitors. The staff was very attentive, explaining the menu in detail. Our meals arrived after a short while and were really special. We will definitely come back when we visit Berlin next time!

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Vancouver, Canada
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Food mediocre, avoid/be careful of the male waiter.”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

We stayed in Berlin for three nights at the Westin Grand and the concierge pointed us to this restaurant. It is a fairly long walk in the cold from the hotel. Upon arrival we noticed the cash desk for the restaurant doubles as a hotel reception desk as well. We spoke English to one of the ladies who just said sit anywhere we pleased. When we were ready to order the restaurant sent over the one person who didn't speak any English at all to take our order! That did not make any sense to us because clearly there were others working who understood English and spoke it fairly well. After much hand gesturing and pointing to the menu we finally got our order in. The food is ok, nothing to write home about. This opinion is coming from someone that has had plenty of viet food in Berlin and basing my opinion by Berlin standards. Not even close to what I have had in Berlin! This is the part we feel we got conned: As we sat down for dinner so did a local German couple that sat next to us. We also finished at around the same time and asked for our bills about the same time from the male server. On our bill in huge ENGLISH words were "Tip is not included!" (Yes he used the exclamation mark as well, as to punctuate the fact) YET on the German couples' bill, nothing was written on it!!! I don't mind leaving a good tip, if service was great. I hate being forced to when in Germany, the locals leave nothing! If that waiter wasn't trying to prey on tourists, I'm the Pope. At my 5 star hotel, we had 50 euros breakfast every morning with great service, and the staff there didn't expect, not once, for us to leave a tip. Please don't tell me a dump like this restaurant expects one!! Go elsewhere for better food, and somewhere where you won't get conned or ripped off.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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