A limo with diplomatic plates idling outside an ethnic restaurant is a good sign—and a common sight here. Indonesian expats head to this dirt-cheap storefront for richly sauced, rice-accompanied dishes redolent with coconut, curry, lemongrass and red chili. A surefire start is gado gado, a warm vegetable concoction in lick-the-plate peanut gravy. Fiery-red rendang padang is an intensely spiced Sumatran pot roast stewed in coconut milk. Creamy curries highlight chicken, beef, squid or shrimp, while banana-leaf-wrapped roasted snapper is delicate and tangy (and often sold-out).
|Venue name:||Upi Jaya||Contact:|
76-04 Woodside Ave
|Cross street:||at 76th St|
|Opening hours:||Sun, Tue–Thu 11:30am–9:30pm; Fri, Sat 11:30am–10:30pm|
|Transport:||Subway: E, F, V, G, R to Jackson Hts–Roosevelt Ave; 7 to 74th St–Broadway|
|Price:||Average main course: $10. Cash only|
|Do you own this business?|