Bali nusa Indah means “Beautiful Island of Bali,” but the cuisine at this welcome Hell’s Kitchen spot, whose dining room is decorated with masks and batiks, comes from across the archipelago, especially Sumatra and Java. The classic rendang padang (beef simmered slowly in coconut milk) is rich and tender, while the sambal goreng udang buncis (spicy shrimp and string beans) is boldly spiced and satisfying. While many of the sauces are overly sweet, lacking enough sourness of shrimp paste or tamarind to balance them, there are two good prix-fixe options: the Nasi Rames and the more complete Rijsttafel, each providing a smorgasbord of menu selections.
Bali Nusa Indah
|Venue name:||Bali Nusa Indah||Contact:|
651 Ninth Ave
|Cross street:||between 45th and 46th Sts|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Thu, Sun noon–10:30pm; Fri, Sat noon–11:30pm|
|Transport:||Subway: A, C, E to 42nd St–Port Authority|
|Price:||Average main course: $15. AmEx, MC, V|