News & Press

9 Years!

September 15th, 2017 is our NINTH anniversary at Sen Yai Sen Lek!

It’s amazing to think back to those early days on Central Ave. and how much things have changed.

Thank you to all of our staff, neighbors, friends & guests who have shared this ride with us.

Here’s to at least another 9 more!


Summer Break

Friends!  Sen Yai Sen Lek will be taking a summer respite.  We’ll be closed June 30 – July 9.  But have no fear….we’ll return with your favorite Thai dishes Monday, July 10th @ 11am.  Enjoy July 4th hot dogs while you’re missing your Khao Soi!

The Unusual – March!

Everyone loved meeting Jared & trying his favorite so much that we’re introducing you to another Sen Yai Sen Lek staff member during the month of March!

Meet Wassana….

Wassana 2-2017

Sawatdee, kha!  I am the AM Kitchen Manager.  I speak my mind, I’m loud and I laugh a lot…a whole lot! I think I was Sen Yai Sen Lek’s first hire, even before the doors were open in 2008. I think Happy Kitchen=Happy Food.  If the kitchen door swings open while you’re here, you’ll know I’m working when you hear me laughing.

Miang Pla : Crispy Catfish Lettuce Wrap

Roll up your sleeves, because you have to assemble this one yourself. Crispy catfish, bean thread noodles, mint, green onion, Thai basil, cilantro and lemongrass all wrapped up in a lettuce leaf with a spicy peanut-lime sauce.  Aroy maak maak!

Valentine’s Day Special

Purchase any bottle of wine and receive two complimentary Valentine’s Day dessert specials!

The Unusual

Come in & enjoy February’s Unusual. Brought to us by our very own Jared.  He calls it Sugar, Spice & Everything Rice.  A plate ‘o fried rice, crispy catfish, pineapple….you get the idea!  Don’t forget to create a “Thai-ku” for a chance at a great prize!



Beer Dinner with Fair State

—–  JOIN US  —–

Sen Yai Sen Lek & Fair State Brewery
invite you to join us for a perfectly paired
5 course dining experience

Tuesday, September 13th

6:30pm Social gathering
7:00pm First course

—–  TICKETS  —–

Limited seating!

$70/person inclusive of tax & tip
Available for advance purchase at Sen Yai Sen Lek or on

*vegetarian accommodations possible upon request

—–  MENU  —–

Loog Chin Gai : Grilled Skewered Chicken Meatballs with Sweet Chili Garlic Sauce

Du Pounde Saison

Pla Dook Foo : Crispy Catfish and Green Mango Salad

Roselle Sour

Tom Jeud Moo Sup : Garlic Pepper Pork Soup with Pickled Mustard Greens


Gaeng Taypo : Pork Belly Curry with Morning Glory

Lichtenhainer Smoked Sour

Lawd Chong : Slippery Slimey Tapioca Worms with Sweet Coconut Milk

Oktoberfest Lager

Summer Holiday

Hello Friends~

We will be closed for summer holiday beginning Friday, July 1st and through Sunday, July 10th.

Come visit us beginning Monday, July 11th during our regular business hours.

Happy 4th!!

Call to Artists


A group exhibition in a NE Minneapolis restaurant exhibition space highlighting thoughts, feeling and expressions of community

Work Media: 2-D work only, paintings, prints, photographs

Entry Requirements:
1. Cover letter describing exhibition proposal
2. Five digital images maximum of proposed work
Images should be presented in JPEG format with image size set to 300 dpi
resolution, 4″ x 6″ image size, approximately.
3. Artist Resume including biography, educational background, and exhibition
Timeline: Show runs May 17, 2016 – July 17, 2016
Entries Due: April 25, 2016

Notification to artist: via email
Accepted Artwork: Work must be able to be hung on a wire hanging system
Delivery: work selected must be received by May 15, 2016
Reception: Thursday, May 19, 2016

Sales: 100% of sales go direct to the artist
Contact:  Nicole Pappas Stanoch:


Holiday Hours

During this Holiday Season we are grateful to be a place where you & your family find comfort & community!

Closed: Thursday 12/24 – Sunday 12/27

Open: Monday 12/28 – Wednesday 12/30

Closed: Thursday 12/31 – Sunday 1/3
Open: Monday 1/4/16

Happy Holidays from all of us at Sen Yai Sen Lek!

Cooking Classes with Chef Joe at Kitchen Window

Pad Panang mock duck

Chef Joe Hatch-Surisook invites you to join the personal, relaxed, fun Thai cooking classes! Kitchen Window strives to teach the tools, skills and techniques involved in the cooking process so that the knowledge learned can be applied to cooking as a whole.  Learn about ingredients & techniques needed to make your favorite Thai dishes at home!

These small classes fill fast; plan ahead & sign up early.
Sign Up Here!