Small vegetarian restaurant located in the Hakaniemi area, behind Aktia bank. Offers mainly Vietnamese cuisine with fried rice, fried noodles, pho, and other choices with tofu and vegetables. Food is available for pre-ordering and takeaway. Price: Moderate more-less
Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Ovo, Take-out, Asian, Vietnamese
Siltasaarenkatu 3-5
Helsinki, Finland 00530
408352253

Mon-Fri 9:00am-8:00pm, Sat-Sun 12:00pm-8:00pm

more-less
  • Outdoor seating
  • Accepts credit cards
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Reviews

First Review by veganpolyglot
kexi
kexi
  • vegan
Contributions
+34

Thumbs up for serving only vegetarian!

3
Posted on 01 / 15 / 2016

This must be one of only two Asian places in Helsinki that don't serve meat. Which is awesome. The food was good, and their menu is just as messy as anywhere.

You need to go through the gate to get in the inner yard of the building. They usually have a sign pointing to the restaurant.


chart94
chart94
  • vegan
Contributions
+55

not vegan, but good

4
Posted on 10 / 10 / 2015

I don't know why the happy cow label says vegan because they do use yogurt and eggs here. Almost everything is vegan though.

I got a mango smoothie and the broccoli peanut tofu and the first was ok, the tofu dish was delicious.

Affordable, hard to find, but a great place to eat in a good location. The people were nice.


MuikkusenMatkassa
MuikkusenMatkassa
  • vegetarian
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+40

All the meals are either vegetarian or vegan

4
Posted on 09 / 12 / 2015

Really good asian vegetarian/vegan food. The restaurant is little bit hidden, so you have to know where to look for it. Nice, friendly service.

Pros: Only vegetarian/vegan food, thumbs up!, Good tastes, Nice service

nafanc
nafanc
  • vegan
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+270

Great flavors

4
Posted on 08 / 10 / 2015

This is a really nice Vietnamese restaurant near Hakaniemi. The dishes are flavorful and the portions are generous.

Pros: Excellent food, Good value
RikeRikea
RikeRikea
  • vegetarian
Contributions
+27

yummi!

5
Posted on 06 / 27 / 2015

This little bit hidden restaurant had pretty good lunch for us. We took filled tomatoes and a noodlesoup and both were delicious. The friendly and nice two ladies cooked after our order (so it needed some time, but worthy!). we had an gingertea (which was ok) and a juice from carrot and pinapple (which we liked).
The prices are for helsinki pretty good. With drinks we payed 24 Euro.
So, we recommend to go there!

Pros: good choice, freshly prepared, inexpensive
Cons: not organic
NadiaQop
NadiaQop
  • vegan
Contributions
+18

Delicious

5
Posted on 01 / 01 / 2015

We were traveling in Helsinki over the Christmas/ NYE holidays and decided to try this place. The food was so delicious we went back for lunch the next day. Highly recommend. The owners are wonderful and make their own hot sauce.


Cons: no alcohol, pretty basic
Sakuru
Sakuru
  • vegan
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+108

Good lunch

3
Posted on 07 / 12 / 2014

Sen chay has reasonable prices on Helsinki-scale. It offers good lunch, so if you are in the neighbourghood, I recommend it. The place is quite small so take-away is also a good choice.

Pros: Nice service, Good basic lunch, Lots of vegan options
Cons: Not solely vegan
Hannah Bananna
Hannah Bananna
  • vegetarian
Contributions
+11

Happy Camper

5
Posted on 06 / 10 / 2014

How lucky am I to be staying in a hotel around the corner from this place? Great food, great prices. Enough said.


ulpu
ulpu
  • vegan
Contributions
+59

The best place for vegans in Helsinki

5
Posted on 06 / 05 / 2014

THE BEST IN TOWN!
Good sized portions, reasonable pricing, friendly service, beautifully served food from fresh ingredients. Great chilli sauce to add! Maybe a little slow, but I'm willing to wait if it's prepared from scratch. Broad menu. The place is a little hidden, didn't find it at all when it was closed, the a-stand during opening hours will help. Venue is not so amazing, but sympathetic.

Pros: Interesting and beautifully served food, Broad selection, mostly vegan, Inexpensive
Cons: Location
bleadof
bleadof
  • vegan
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+29

Delicious vegan food

5
Posted on 04 / 23 / 2014

I've now eaten four different portions with spring rolls and even a avocado smoothie. They've all been super yummy! This restaurant is one of my favourite spots to get vegan Asian food. The Vietnamese dishes, along with Thai and Japanese fusion make their offering quite unique. Taking into account the tasty and quality ingredients with great service make the prices almost a steal, ranging from 7-12 euros for a meal.

Pros: quality, price, service
Tanja*
Tanja*
  • vegan
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+79

Sympathetic little vegetarian restaurant

4
Posted on 04 / 11 / 2014

So many interesting vegan options that it's difficult to choose! Portions also differ from other asian restaurants in Helsinki. Most of the portions are vegan (marked on menu) or vegetarian and available also vegan. They don't use much spices, but you can add some hot chili if you like.


Pitaya
Pitaya
  • vegan
Contributions
+269

Delightful Vietnamese vegetarian restaurant

4
Posted on 02 / 20 / 2014

This small simple place is a lovely addition to the vegetarian restaurant scene in Helsinki. Sen Chay's menu has a nice selection of interesting dishes and vegan options are marked. Flavours are fairly mild - typical to Vietnamese food - but you can add chili and salt to your taste. Service is extremely friendly and nice.

Pros: 1st totally vegetarian Asian restaurant, interesting menu, lovely, friendly service
Cons: small place
tomahola
tomahola
  • vegetarian
Contributions
+78

spacey

4
Posted on 12 / 20 / 2013

This "new" restaurant was a surprise! I would not have known about it without HappyCow. They are located in Hakaniemi by a busy road, but nothing reveals that there is a nice vegetarian (egg in some dish) restaurant with five tables. A very small sign by the road says "Nouto Herkku" (takeaway deli), but really there are tables and it is suitable for dining out. Finding your way around a corner into the backyard you see an open sign and "Sen" on the window. I only visited once sofar. I had the wokked vegetables. I would describe the food as honest. I quite like it that way. No extra aroma intensifiers and chemicals that many Asian wok restaurants might add to the food to gain customers. This was genuine taste from fresh vegetables. If you like spicy food there was soy sauce and chilli sauce on the table to help. The staff was friendly and my dish was prepared reasonably fast.

Pros: honest pure food, good location, space and atmosphere for dining out
Cons: no springroll as side dish available yet
veganpolyglot
veganpolyglot
  • vegan
Contributions
+19

The only Asian vegetarian restaurant in Helsinki

5
Posted on 12 / 06 / 2013

Visited there 3 times recently. They have a pretty long menu with Vietnamese style food. Those that we tried have been very flavourful, certainly the best veg food in Helsinki.

Most of the menu is vegan, the owners promised to mark which ones when we asked yesterday. The menu is in Finnish, but it does have pictures of the dishes. Haven't asked if they speak English or not.

The owners recently turned vegetarian themselves and turned the restaurant along with them.

The ingredients seem very fresh indeed. The cooking takes a while from the menu; if in a hurry, better choose one of the quick lunch options from the board.

Check their Facebook page for their opening times, they may be changing in the beginning.

Pros: A la carte menu with many choices, Very tasty food, Reasonable prices
Cons: They cook relatively slow, Opening times may vary, check facebook, No English menu

 

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