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Sen Tay Ho (West Lake Lotus)

#140 of 1,755 Restaurants in Hanoi
Certificate of Excellence
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614 Lac Long Quan, Hanoi, Vietnam
Name/address in local language
+84 4 3719 9242
11:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:30
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:30
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

One of the biggest buffet in Vietnam if not the world. Featuring six dining rooms each serving approx 300 people. Imagine that huge number all walking about hundreds of food selections. You will be overwhelmed unsure what to choose and what they are. Choose to avoid rush hours and hollidays if you want to relax and dine leisurely. Sen Ly... More 

Thank Long P
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

They have all the vietnamese food you want to try. From grilled seafood to pho. Sticky rice to vietnamese dessert, turtle soup to bun cha. They also have japanese food and western food, bread and cheese. Better to come early because it gets full fast. A little hard to move around once the place is packed. Try the vip area,... More 

Thank misscaliente16
Ladera Ranch, California
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34 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Service here is very slow to get drinks, and the food ran out frequently when we were there on Christmas Eve. Dishes were only so-so and it was so crowded, it was really hard to enjoy any of the food. I didn't like many of the dishes compared to other buffets in Hanoi. The only highlight were the popsicles which... More 

Thank Starresky
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45 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I give positive on the variety of the food they provide in terms of Vietnamese food. You can simply taste all major savoury dishes in Vietnamese cuisine there, but for Japanese and Western dish they are still on average. The vietnamese dessert is also very good in term of variety and quality , but I question the western sweet treat... More 

Thank changgerman
Jakarta, Indonesia
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128 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We saw there were 2 places of this restaurants, first in the 1st floor (outdoor type) and in the 2-3 floors (indoor using AC). Our group ate in the 2nd floor. This is a buffet restaurant with super complete menu, especially Vietnamese menu. Interesting to explore, to taste and to eat here. Ha ha ha I moved from one counter... More 

Thank Wulan_Dewi
Penang Island, Malaysia
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9 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There is a lot of food to choose from but my visit here left a bad taste in my mouth for me as myself and my father got food poisoning after dinner here. There were vomiting and diarrhea and when I returned to my home country I had to visit the clinic due to the bacteria attacking my muscles causing... More 

Thank jojialin
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118 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

May be I haven't been to that many buffet restaurants, as buffet style is not my favorite dinning style/format, Sen is the biggest buffet restaurant that I have ever visited. We went to Sen for lunch about a month ago when we had a 5-day land tour in Hanoi. The restaurant is big with a large and high-ceiling dinning hall.... More 

Thank NorthAmericaTravel
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Advise to have booking in advance as it was always full with tour group . A very well known restaurant in Hanoi among the tourist . Great food with nice hall and environment , nice live music playing while having our dinner . Thank you Mr Hong ( Restaurant Manager ) for humorous talking , great service and easy to... More 

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Phu Quoc Island, Vietnam
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

We wanted to invite extended family members to farewell party and were recommended this restaurant. Sen is the biggest buffet restaurant chain in Hanoi. They are known with several locations, but we chose the location nearby West Lake because it is the most beautiful restaurant of this chain. It is wise to reserve seat if you come with big group.... More 

Thank Phuongnguyenverra
Phoenix, Arizona
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40 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

I went here on a recommendation. They have amazing architecture and decor. The Vietnamese buffet gave a sampling of many options and they were served in a high end style. I enjoyed my visit very much. They also have an international buffet that I did not have the opportunity to try.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
Seafood, Sushi, Asian, Vietnamese, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Buffet, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 614 Lac Long Quan, Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Location: Asia  >  Vietnam  >  Hanoi
  • Phone Number: +84 4 3719 9242

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?