1540 W. Ritner St.
Philadelphia , PA 19145
Neighborhood: South Philadelphia
Parking: On street
Handicap access: Not wheelchair accessible.
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Cuisine type: Indonesian
Meals Served: Lunch - Mon., Tue., Wed., Fri., Sat., Sun. Dinner - Mon., Tue., Wed., Fri., Sat., Sun.
Style: This friendly family-run cafe brings a sambal-spiced authentic taste of Sumatra to South Philly's long-standing Indonesian neighborhood. From the house-made noodle soups to the excellent pork platter, killer satay, and stir-fried rice, Sky delivers bold Medan-style flavors at incredibly affordable prices in a simple but pleasant room that should appeal to adventure eaters and novices alike.
Specialties: Sky salad; soto Medan soup; chicken and beef satay; nasi campur Medan (pork platter); homemade "mie" egg noodle soup (with pork or crab); mie belacan (noodles with shrimp paste); nasi goreng fried rice (special, or with salted mackerel and chicken); nasi lemak special (with stewed beef rendang); spicy chicken rice platter.
Alcohol: Nothing quenches Southeast Asian heat like a cold beer - a crisp pilsner is ideal, but a nice Belgian-style wit beer would also work well.
Weekend noise: A very mellow 76 decibels, if you don't mind the retro-pop soundtrack. (Ideal is 75 decibels or less.)
Hours: Sunday through Wednesday, Friday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Closed Thursday.