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Sen Yai Sen Lek

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2422 Central Ave., Minneapolis, MN 55418
+1 612-781-3046
11:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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108 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

Great Thai food, never has dissapointed me with the flavors. Staff is familiar with the menu and is good at making recommendations based of your tastes. Small bar but good selection of beer and wine.

Thank curmudgon3216
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

We've never had a bad meal here. They welcome our family- young, crazy kids and all- and manage to make it feel like both a nice night out for us grown ups AND a treat for the kids. We're fans of the noodle dishes, but curries are always changing and always great. Good local beer list and reasonable (and good)... More 

Thank Jen G
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53 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

Went there for late lunch based on a local's recommendation. Had wonderful Thai curry with basmati rice. They have a good selection and most come with your choice of meat. Also have a vegetarian dishes. Reasonable price, great food, fast service.

Thank Shazam-10023
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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225 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2016 via mobile

We went here in a recommendation from a friend. 3 of us had different meals which were all wonderful. Service was top notch. Most dishes around 11 to 16 dollars with a good size serving. We all left full and will definitely be back

Thank JulieBandSteveB
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2016 via mobile

We have eaten here several times and are never disappointed! I don't think I've ever had anything I didn't like here, the soup and appetizers (Gai Satay) are definitely ones to try. The Pad Kee Mao is my staple dish here and they will make it as spicy as you can handle. Great service!

Thank Ian Z
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2016

Sen Yai Sen Lek is our absolute favorite Thai restaurant in the Twin Cities. Located right in the heart of the Northeast Neighborhood it is the perfect place to get your Thai fix. If you are a vegetarian and you are dining in then just ask for the vegetarian menu and they will hook you up. The do Vegetarian, Vegan,... More 

1 Thank philjonesminneapolis
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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95 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2015 via mobile

One obtuse waiter is one thing. But get a bunch together- and watch out. Fill a customers glass with water. Only reason it gets a two is the spring rolls - unfried. Oh- and terrible parking at a busy intersection

Thank Muqtada_Burzynski
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2015

Sen Lek is a great family owned place. Every entree has been fresh and well spiced - but if you really want to get the main deal here is the daily curry specials. Two or three a day include - Jungle, Red, Yellow, Green and a few others - all excellent and if you are curious they are happy to... More 

Thank TomD1234
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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75 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2015

We have been to this restaurant a handful of times over the past ten years for both lunch and dinner. This recent visit in September was on a Saturday early evening, first off the server was very short, not very helpful and once he gave us our water and took our order we didn’t see him again until he gave... More 

Thank RedSoxsFanMan
St. Paul
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66 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2015

I love Thai food and have eaten at many Thai restaurants, but Sen Yai Sen Lek is, hands down, the best Thai restaurant I have ever eaten in. The food is fresh and tasty, and the combination of flavors in all the dishes is unique. Not sure what to order? Ask the waitstaff for recommendations. That's what we did, and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Asian, Thai
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2422 Central Ave., Minneapolis, MN 55418
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Minneapolis
  • Phone Number: +1 612-781-3046

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