Adelaide’s SEN has made a name for itself as a top spot along Gouger Street, on the western fringes of Chinatown, for its commitment to authentic Vietnamese cuisine in a relaxed setting. For city centre workers, the lunch menu at SEN is refreshingly concise and on point – spring rolls, chargrilled meat and seafood banh mi, noodle dishes and healthy brown rice topped with roasted duck, pork and more. SEN’s dinner menu takes it up a notch, offering a more gourmet approach to the popular Southeast Asian cuisine. Diners reserving for an evening meal should certainly turn to the chef’ specials – Vietnamese-style sizzling steak and chargrilled prawns and sugar cane, salt and pepper flounder or barramundi at market-fresh prices, or the pork spare ribs with the chef’s special sweet and sour sauce.
The staff were friendly and extremely knowledgeable while the food was delicious and beautifully presented. A thoroughly enjoyable experience and wonderful that we were able to share our experience with visitors from Melbourne.
We had a lovely dinner here. The staff were very friendly, welcoming and helpful, and even saw us off with a smile at the door as we left after our meal. Definitely a kid friendly dining venue too - much to our relief as we were eating out with a 3 year-old and a baby. As for the food - magnificent, delicious and authentic - definitely did not disappoint. If we hadn't been so full, we'd have eagerly tried some more dishes and sampled their desserts. Great value for money for both service and cuisine.
This was my parents' choice for their birthday dinners after eating there in June 2017. We tried a lot of new dishes this time and everything was delicious, particularly the Honey Chicken and the Chef's Special Pork Spare Ribs. The entrees were all huge and everyone enjoyed their meals. We will be back again for sure!