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Pondok Jakarta

86-20 Whitney Ave., Queens, NY 11373 40.741849 -73.878358
nr. Broadway  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
718-606-8025 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: Asian: Southeast
  • Price Range: $$

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Nearby Subway Stops

M, R at Elmhurst Ave.

Prices

$6.60 to $12.00

Payment Methods

Cash Only

Special Features

  • Delivery
  • Kid-Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Take-Out

Alcohol

  • No Alcohol

Reservations

Not Accepted

Profile

This venue is closed.

The "mie” in the name of this pint-size restaurant in Elmhurst translates to “noodles,” but Mie Jakarta offers a solid spread of Indonesian comfort food. The restaurant's informal space matches that of other Indonesian restaurants in the neighborhood, but those expecting a noodle niche should go elsewhere. Nasi uduk (white rice laced with coconut milk and pandan) is a standout side that comes with a number of entrees. The best pairing is an aggressively spiced Ayam Goreng Rica: fried chicken with blackened edges and a skin that stays remarkably crisp beneath a particularly chunky layer of housemade sambal (chile sauce). Noodles, offered in three strands, are best taken with Mie Jakarta's excellent chicken broth, which is served on the side for diners to pour or sip as they desire. Desserts are available, but a juice box of Indonesia’s ubiquitous sweet tea, Teh Botol, is enough to complete the meal.

Recommended Dishes

Ayam Goreng Rica, $5.00; Nasi Campur Rendang, $6.50; Mie Komplit, $5.50, Batagor, $5.00

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