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Asian, Vietnamese
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Lunch, Dinner
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Reviewed 7 August 2023

Hidden gem, off on a side street. Limited seating. Tastiest noodles and rice we have had in quite a long life. It is a vegan restaurant. For Helsinki, this was cheap (each main dish 13 EUR). Best Vietnamese summer rolls I have tasted. so good...that in a short trip we have visited the restaurant twice. As of writing (Aug23) the restaurant sadly shuts at 7pm every day so if you're having dinner, get there by 6pm so it's enough time for them to cook and for you to eat. We're vegetarian and for us it was great.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 24 November 2022

Sen Chay calls itself a Vietnamese restaurant, but the menu incorporates elements from many East Asian cuisines. All is vegetarian and mostly vegan. I had lunch with a friend, and we both were very happy: fried noodles with tofu and mushrooms - strong umami there...– and a tofu curry with distinct notes of lemongrass and curry leaves. This was the first time I tried their lunch specials and was very pleased: their menu is extensive and interesting, but the quality at lunchtime was much better.More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 31 March 2022 via mobile

Small place, good taste. Friendly staff. Very popular by local hipsters. In my opinion this is the best vegan restaurant in Helsinki.

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 14 August 2021 via mobile

Great food, good value for money for an expensive town like Helsinki. Only 4 stars because the location isn't the best, but apart from that I have nothing to complain about!

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 26 January 2020

Place seemed full of potential, my friend good a very good dish, but I got noodles that were badly burnt and the service was not very friendly or fast, it just was. Usually not a problem but coupled with badly prepared food it did not...leave a good taste. I hope that it is usually better prepared.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 4 January 2020 via mobile

We had pho and fried noodles. Both dishes were very tasty and the price was great. A strong recommendation.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 25 July 2019 via mobile

A special little place full of flavours. My favourite restaurant in Helsinki. Lovely staff and great atmosphre. Highly recommended. Will go back again and again. Thanks to the chef.

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed 20 July 2019 via mobile

Very tasty Vietnamese food. Some dishes might be a bit bland if you have just one on your own, but this food is meant to be shared! I think everything is fresh and the price quality ratio is good. The staff don’t speak English and...sometimes very little Finnish, but that has never been a problem for me.More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed 24 May 2019

The whole structure is under construction so I had no idea how to find it, but it turns out, you have to go inside the structure (and up a level). Well, worth it. I have not had pho since becoming vegan (2 years) and this...pho was phenomenal. Price was €9,90 and the portion was fairly large. Note that you grab the menu from the cash register and order there. They don't wait tables. The food comes quick. Small restaurant -- tables are scarce.More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed 15 May 2019 via mobile

My favourite Asian restaurant in Helsinki, possibly even in the world. (and yes, even after visiting Asia I can say this for sure) At Sen Chay they only offer vegan meals and they know how to make it. A must visit in Helsinki!

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed 19 April 2019 via mobile

Very tasty Vietnamise vegetarian food in a small and cosy restaurant, with low prices and fast service.

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed 5 September 2018 via mobile

I ate some noodles and it was delicious. Simple but tasty vegetarian food, I would recommend! The restaurant itself is rather small maybe is a bit challenging for big groups.

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed 28 July 2018

First of all they didn't understand english. Had to repeat myself many times. The food was awful for the price. Tofu was just gross. Everything was dirty. Hated it. Wouldn't come back. The only good thing was that we didn't have to wait long -...around 10 mins only.More

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

Very tasty Vietnamese food. Fresh tofu. Wide list of choice to choose from. Portions are good and filling. Easy to find. But the Neighborhood looks like an abandoned shopping center. Very small place. Few seats if you want to stay. Very professional staff. They speak...good English and understand your needs. Definitely recommended. Reasonably priced.More

Date of visit: March 2018
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Reviewed 16 March 2018 via mobile

Was pleasantly surprised to find this complete veg restaurant right behind our Hotel! Its centrally located and has very tasty vegetarian food. The decor is simple but the food tasty and reasonably priced. Enjoyed a nice hot meal at the end of a cold day

Date of visit: March 2018
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Sen Chay is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 3.5