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SEN Vietnamese Dining, Edinburgh, Edinburgh

SEN Vietnamese Dining

4.8
4.8
895 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 12 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 895 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
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Edinburgh/Midlothian

    Best Overall

  • Edinburgh/Midlothian

    Best Service

  • Edinburgh/Midlothian

    Best Ambience

  • Edinburgh/Midlothian

    Healthy

  • Edinburgh/Midlothian

    Vegetarian-friendly

  • Edinburgh

    Best Overall

  • Edinburgh

    Best Food

  • Edinburgh

    Best Service

  • Edinburgh

    Best Ambience

  • Edinburgh

    Healthy

  • Edinburgh

    Vegetarian-friendly

895 Reviews
  1. simonm

    Edinburgh

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    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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  2. Scott

    London

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    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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  3. JamesL

    Edinburgh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    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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  4. LynnP

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    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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  5. scottfree

    Surrey

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    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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  6. Alex

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    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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  7. ViktorH

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. RobertS

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food, excellent service, excellent ambience.

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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. Maddy

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 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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  20. Verdun

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely brilliant! Food was so delicious, quick and service was great! Food is so well priced and quick to come out! One of my new favourites in town!

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  21. StormI

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious Vietnamese food in lovely relaxed surroundings

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  22. StuartH

    Edinburgh

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The restaurant was very nice and quiet. The service was great and the food was excellent. I will definitely be back.

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  23. CarrieA

    Edinburgh

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Fabulous food, shame about our table being right beside the door as it was so cold. Kept having to close the door when people arrived/left as they left door ajar.

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  24. MikeC

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic meal in a great setting! The staff were friendly and helped out a member of our party who had a shellfish allergy.

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  25. JuliP

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing service and fantastic food. Love bringing friends here and seeing their faces when they try the food, it's the best.

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  26. JohnW

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 26 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    First time and will definitely come back. Service friendly and efficient and food very good

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great little restaurant. Staff were lovely and food was amazing. I’d definitely book as it’s fairly small and round the corner from the Festival Theatre so busy pre show.

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  28. OliverH

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delicious, great value for money and the service was lovely. Only a small number of tables so never too loud.

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  29. StephanieL

    Edinburgh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 20 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely beautiful good, amazing flavours and loads of choice. The staff are always super lovely and knowledgeable about the food and drink they offer. Quite a short time allocated per table of only 90mins, would spend all day here eating though so probably best they have a shorter time!

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  30. DonaldM

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food in a intimate relaxing atmosphere, top notch service , and great value for money.

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  31. CarolineS

    Lancashire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a lovely lunch we had yesterday! Loved the setting, the food, the service and we will definitely be back! Thank you!

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  32. JohnF

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food nice friendly staff good location enjoyed the evening

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  33. BeckyE

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very nice welcome to this delightful restaurant. Great attentive friendly service. The food was fresh and interesting and totally delicious. Thoroughly recommend.

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  34. AlasdairC

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good service and delicious food so different from standard Chinese minus

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  35. NatashaL

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The staff were very welcoming and friendly. The food was excellent. The restaurant is ‘cosy’ in terms of size but that adds to the atmosphere.

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  36. MarghanitaP

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A delight. The service was helpful and friendly, the food delicious, the menu interesting, the portions exactly the right size, and it was wonderful to be able to have conversation around our table at normal levels. A lovely meal.

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  37. DavidB

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely food , good choice , staff pleasant and friendly ambience

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  38. Lyra

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 12 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I love Vietnamese food and Sen is the best I’ve had in Edinburgh. It was a bit noisy last night. Service was a tad slow. It’s a small place and the menu is a bit limited. But what they is done very well. Love the summer rolls!

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  39. TonyK

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This was our third time dining at this lovely little restaurant. It's nicely decorated and has a really nice ambience. The service could not be faulted. A minor criticism of my main course was that too much sugar was used as part of the flavouring. This is admittedly, only a subjective opinion. However, I felt that the dish would have been superior if it had not been so sweet. What was a really nice touch, was the complimentary dessert provided to my wife as she was celebrating her birthday. We'll certainly be back!

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  40. FionaT

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic meal so fresh and flavoursome the staff were very friendly too

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Contact tracing information collected

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 895 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 12 times today

Order delivery or takeout

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, Wine
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