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1540 Ritner St. (S. 16th St.) Send to Phone
Authentic Indonesian flavors in deep South Philly.

Lunch & Dinner Fri.-Wed.

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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Sky Cafe Restaurant Review

: Located in a part of deep South Philly that's better known for its Italian bakeries, pizza joints and hoagie shops, Sky Cafe specializes in authentic and highly affordable Indonesian cuisine. The corner storefront has cheery yellow walls, lacquered tables and an upbeat soundtrack. But it's the food --- at once exotic and familiar --- and the prices (nothing costs more than $7.50) that will keep you coming back. The house Sky Salad is a potent combination of fried tofu, cucumber, bean sprouts, lettuce and shrimp crisps topped with a fierce peanut dressing, while the chicken and pork satay are nicely grilled with a caramelized finish and accompanied by a chunky peanut sauce. For a lighter main course, choose a comforting soup with homemade egg noodles, chicken broth and barbecue pork; more filling options range from the house-fried rice special, stocked with tasty bits of barbecue pork, sausage, fish balls, pickled cucumber and scrambled egg, to the traditional “rijstaffel” platter featuring steamed rice with beef rendang or fried chicken, curried vegetables, anchovy and a spicy hard-boiled egg. Betty, the friendly co-owner, will help you decide whether a dish is too “authentic” or just the right choice for the adventurous eater. Top off everything with the house-made sambal (hot sauce) and you will have a memorable meal. Note: Sky Cafe is BYOB and cash-only.


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