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SEN Vietnamese Dining, Edinburgh, Edinburgh

SEN Vietnamese Dining

4.8
4.8
916 Reviews
£26 to £40
Vietnamese
Welcome to SEN. We look forward to your visit and serving you soon!

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2 people

19:00


Booked 10 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Vietnamese, Asian, Vegan
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Fri, Sun 12:00–14:30 Mon–Fri, Sun 16:30–22:30 Sat 12:00–22:30
  • Phone number
    0131 374 4120
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress

What 916 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Edinburgh/Midlothian

    Best Overall

  • Edinburgh/Midlothian

    Best Food

  • Edinburgh/Midlothian

    Best Service

  • Edinburgh/Midlothian

    Best Ambience

  • Edinburgh/Midlothian

    Best Value

  • Edinburgh/Midlothian

    Healthy

  • Edinburgh/Midlothian

    Vegetarian-friendly

  • Edinburgh

    Best Overall

  • Edinburgh

    Best Food

  • Edinburgh

    Best Service

  • Edinburgh

    Best Ambience

  • Edinburgh

    Best Value

  • Edinburgh

    Healthy

  • Edinburgh

    Vegetarian-friendly

916 Reviews
  1. Chico

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a really good time. Service was perfect, food was fantastic. Thanks

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  2. SheeWa

    Edinburgh

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 8 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We came here on recommendation and it didn’t disappoint. Everything we ordered was delicious and the sea bass dish was outstanding!

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  3. JamesL

    Edinburgh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 7 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    While a repeat visit für me, it was a first visit for my brother - who described the meal as "fab"! The starters (fish cakes and crispy spring rolls) got things off to an excellent start (but beware the pieces of red chilli - small, but they pack a powerful punch!). The chicken was much enjoyed - ample portion size, while I returned to the sea-bass, which I'd sampled on a previous visit - the tamarind sauce lifted the dish to a very high level - and the egg-fried rice was particularly tasty. The sorbet (lemon and mango) and panna cotta rounded off the meal very nicely - light and refreshing. No encouragement needed to visit again - very soon!

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  4. nshah

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great little restaurant - amazing food and great staff! Had vegan food and was amazed how good it was.

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  5. Stella

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very authentic Vietnamese food with attentive service and a nice ambience.

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  6. MaureenR

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our 2nd visit and it was excellent. The same quality and cooking. The Prawn rolls were delicious (a cold starter). The deep fried fish was delicious. Overall a good experience. Can’t wait to go back to try other dishes.

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  7. KarenF

    Angus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and service, will be back! Easy to get to and beautiful inside. Food was to die for

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  8. Lisabartlet

    Aberdeen

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 22 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was excellent, so happy we found this hidden gem. We will definitely visit again when in Edinburgh

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  9. MikeM

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 18 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely delicately spiced Vietnamese food. We just had three "street food" starters - spring rolls, salt & pepper squid and tofu in tamarind sauce - as we were going to the theatre afterwards. All were delicious. The service was friendly and prompt.

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  10. LinaT

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food amazing staff and a great atmosphere 👌

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  11. Daniel

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Took my partner as a treat for her birthday. Found the staff very pleasant and welcoming. Enjoyed the food and would happily visit again.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Brighton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    So so lovely, the staff were amazing can’t fault them at all, they were 1000/10. The food was lovely and came out in good timing, the salt and pepper tofu is a must!

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 12 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved dinner at SEN this week. Found it after searching for somewhere near the Festival Theatre. Friendly service, delicious food and lovely atmosphere. I want to go back for more! Definitely 5 star!

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  14. Nina

    Glasgow

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 7 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Amazing food and lovely, friendly service. We had a great time!

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  15. SarahY

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 March 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    A tiny and cozy place. Service is good. But was a little disappointed with their food,especially the crispy spring rolls, which were in very thick skin and were obviously over fried.

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  16. DavidS

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous food and excellent service. Our first visit but will definitely return

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  17. RobbieL

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent staff with an equally amazing atmosphere and food.

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  18. HarryB

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very tasty food. Perfect service. Nice wee place!!

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  19. MaureenR

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 29 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The restaurant is small, about 20 covers, but lovely and well designed/decorated. The quality of the ingredients/food was excellent. The staff very efficient and friendly. My only issue is the one & a half table booking. This isn’t the place to spend a long, relaxing evening. You need to know the area to go for drinks afterwards - I’d recommend 56 North nearby who produce great cocktails. Will definitely go back to eat or get a delivery.

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  20. Silko

    Newcastle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 28 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was just a place I found doing a Google search of the area looking for somwhere to eat and what a find. The food was fantastic and it was a fantastic small restaurant! I would highly recommend it. Well worth a visit.

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  21. Modonnell1432

    Perthshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Staff were very friendly and knowledgable. The food was absolutely incredible, we couldn’t get over how great it was! There was a great choice and it came to the table in great time.

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  22. AlexanderN

    Edinburgh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 28 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was very god and food was excellent. Would recommend Sen Vietnamese dining to everyone.

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  23. simonm

    Edinburgh

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As ever excellent meal and first rate service. Was pre theatre and timings were perfect.

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  24. Scott

    London

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We are regular diners at Sen and always have a great time.

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  25. JamesL

    Edinburgh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very welcoming staff - friendly smile makes a very good impression. When asked, the staff offered clear explanation of the food - helpful. The food (my fifth visit, which says a lot) is all freshly prepared, piping hot and beautifully presented. A feast for the eyes to start with, and a feast for the tastebuds, confirmed by the first mouthful. The portion sizes are generous and all of us (three in the group) were keen to offer a sample taste to each other - making a mental note to choose that for our next visit - which is a given. Make sure you book (the restaurant accommodates less than thirty diners) - you won't be disappointed by the delicious tastes on offer. A first-rate culinary experience.

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  26. LynnP

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 23 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As fabulous as ever. Never disappoints, Incredibly tasty food and superb service.

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  27. scottfree

    Surrey

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on 22 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a find! Delicious and authentic Vietnamese food with service to match. Many menu choices to recommend particularly the papaya said with crispy beef

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  28. Alex

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Really delicious, wonderful food, amazing flavours and lots of choice. Separate Gluten Free menu was great and beyond expectations. The only down side for us was that the door kept having to be open for delivery drivers which made it cold. Everything else was phenomenal

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  29. ViktorH

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Staff was lovely and attentive, food was amazing, great consideration show to dietary requirements. Staff knew the menu well enough to make good recommendations and suggestions that were appropriate, and they were so pleasant.

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  30. Ewan

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was a beautiful restaurant with delicious food and incredible service. I will most definitely be returning.

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  31. PhilD

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Flavoursome and varied menu. Every dish was fresh and well presented. We had the street food sharing plates. Undoubtedly we’ll be returning. Give Sen a try, you’ll like it.

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  32. EleanorJ

    Gloucestershire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best Vietnamese food we have had in ages, served in lovely surroundings by attentive staff.

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  33. M2468

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful staff, fantastic food. Would definitely recommend.

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  34. TrishR

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was outstanding 🌟 Will definitely be back.

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  35. RichardP

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely little restaurant. Fantastic service and great food.

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  36. AlanN

    Hampshire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food and very friendly service. Lovely restaurant

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  37. CaroleH

    Edinburgh

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is delicious (we only tried the vegan options, but based on this there is no reason to believe that the remainder of the menu is any different) and the staff attentive and friendly. This is a lovely place, and fast becoming a favourite.

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  38. Morag

    Inverness

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The service was exemplary and the food fantastic. I would not hesitate to return. Only negative feedback is that the gratuity should be at the customer’s discretion and not added to the bill.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Definitely I come back again. I love this food and drinks

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  40. Maddy

    Edinburgh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food with exciting choices made, executed marvellously.

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FAQs

SEN Vietnamese Dining does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo, Just Eat and Uber Eats.

SEN Vietnamese Dining is rated 4.8 stars by 916 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 10 times today

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Google Map for SEN Vietnamese Dining

41 West Nicolson Street, Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH8 9DB

Additional information

  • Area
    Newington
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Fri, Sun 12:00–14:30 Mon–Fri, Sun 16:30–22:30 Sat 12:00–22:30
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Vietnamese, Asian, Vegan
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Vegan, Wine
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