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Sen Yai Sen Lek Thai
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2422 Old Central Ave Minneapolis, MN 55418
2422 Old Central AveUSMNMinneapolis55418
(612) 781-3046senyai-senlek.com
$$Thai Restaurant, Asian RestaurantToday Closed
Monday 11:00 am – 9:00 pmTuesday 11:00 am – 9:00 pmWednesday 11:00 am – 9:00 pmThursday 11:00 am – 9:00 pmFriday 11:00 am – 10:00 pmSaturday 11:00 am – 10:00 pmSunday Closed
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Modern interpretations of Bangkok street-food noodle & rice dishes served in a stylish setting.- Google
People talk about rice dishes, lettuce wraps, vegan friendly, pad see iew and glass of wine
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Reed Manke
reviewed 3 months ago
The food was life changing. Food was so good that I don't even care about the terrible service I received-yes, it is that good. It was my first time there, maybe it was just an off night for the server...But I've already told several people to go to this place because, damn, it's incredible. Certainly the best Thai food I've ever had and some of the best food in NE.
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Cory Gloe
reviewed 4 months ago
The feel is very modern and cool, however the food is mediocre at best. If you want some great Thai food, go across the street to Karta Thai.
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Charlie Peltier
reviewed a year ago
I found their food to be absolutely delicious and can't help but keep coming back for more. They have a great authentic and flavorful menu, and as someone who prefers not to eat spicy things, I found their non spicy menu items to go completely beyond any expectations I may have had about the quality of the dish. I'd highly recommend stopping in and trying the Ba-Me-Heng (I think is how its spelled). You won't be disappointed here!
Elle Santo
reviewed 7 months ago
I drove way out of my way to go to this place, which my family loves. My husband and I even took a great class at Kitchen Window with the chef here. Well we went last week to pick up take-out on a weeknight. The place wasn't too crowded, and we had a guest from out if town. When I ordered over the phone, the guy was polite and friendly and repeated my entire order back to me. There was a cacophony of noise in the background, but he repeated every last item to me. Two of my items were ordered gluten free, for my allergic husband. When we arrived, I peeked in the bag to make sure the GF items were labeled, paid and left. When I got home, MY food was not in the bag (one sad pregnant lady) and one item for my husband was there with a giant slice of toasted Wonder Bread on top. Weird, right? I mean, white bread on top of chicken satay. It was odd, but also annoying that he couldn't eat his appetizer. So I called back, and spoke with 3 different people, all of whom were very nice but insisted my entree had never been ordered. Each time, I had to explain the whole story all over again, and finally the female manager said, "Well, what would you like us to do for you?" She really should have come out and offered something for all of the hassle, and instead I talked her into sending me a gift certificate for the entree I never received, but NOT the non-GF item we'd gotten. I hung up, happy with my experience and chalked it up to "they must have been having an off night, but at least they were willing to comp me". Well, the gift certificate arrived in the mail yesterday, and it expires in ONE week. Hilarious. "Here's something to make up for a night of huge inconvenience, but we need you to come back within the month when you won't even be in the mood for Thai again. Also not enough money for more than one item, so it's essentially a BOGO coupon." There are tons of Thai places much closer than Sen Yai Sen Lek which I will go to from now on.
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Peter DeMaio
reviewed 8 months ago
After hearing all the rave reviews about this place, we finally gave it a try when we were in the neighborhood. All we could say was "meh". There are many better Thai places in town. The decor is nice, but you'll be paying for it on your final bill. The menu has all the things you'd expect, but I was unimpressed by the red curry special they had and my girlfriend was unimpressed by her Pad See Ew (it's the national dish of Thailand - if you can't do that, you probably can't make anything). We both ate every bite though, since the portions were pretty small. The veggie spring rolls we had as an appetizer were actually pretty bad. The service was mediocre, and frankly kind of annoying as the waitress kept shouting the entire time to her friends who were at the restaurant and bar. I mean, lady, shut up, we're trying to enjoy our meal here. There's really nothing *bad* to say about the place, but nor is there anything good to say about it. I can think of two That places that have WAY better food, cheaper prices, and bigger portions off the top of my head that leave you very satisfied (On's on University in St. Paul and Krung Thep on Nicollet), plus a few more that are better than this place, so we'll be sticking to those. The fact that they use a lot of high quality local ingredients is a plus, but the lack of quality every where else doesn't make up for it. Again, a solid "meh".
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Jose Fresco
reviewed a year ago
Food is authentic, good and spicy (if you want it). Best Thai food in MN by far. I have tried every dish and I have not found one I didn't like. Service is great and the owners are always there to check on you.

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