• Sun Ky II

  • Asian: Southeast $6.95-$19.95
  • 5918 Eighth Ave.
    Brooklyn, NY 11220
  • Neighborhood: Sunset Park
  • Phone: 718-492-3518
This venue is closed. Sunset Park's clamorous Chinatown is chockablock with inexpensive storefront eateries serving bona fide Southeast Asian and mainland Chinese fare to immigrant locals. Sun Ky II—the original is up the street—is an unadorned, boxy room fitted with round tables claimed by Malaysians of Chinese descent dining family-style, chopsticks in one hand, cell phones in the other. The cafeteria atmosphere is more than made up for by food that's heavy on flavor and light on grease. Like its homeland, Malaysian cuisine fuses Cantonese and Indonesian influences. Sun Ky's fresh ingredients and attentive preparation redeem Cantonese work horses like pork fried rice or cashew chicken in a fried taro bird's nest. The less-familiar Indonesian third of the menu is well worth trying. The Indian rojak is a satisfying, sesame sauce-drenched sampler of shredded jicama, fried tofu, curried boiled eggs, and shrimp-topped rice wafers. Fork-tender squid Malaysian-style, swimming in a vermilion sambal sauce of chilies and shrimp paste, is strewn with incendiary Thai peppers. It's best to bring wine or beer that stands up to these brash tastes, and avoid ordering beef dishes. While much of Sun Ky's menu is indelible, the meat is inedible.
  • Hours

    Daily, 10:30am-10:30pm

  • Prices

    $6.95-$19.95

  • Payment

    Cash Only

  • Special Features

    Good for Groups BYOB Kid-Friendly

  • Alcohol

    BYOB

  • Reservations

    Not Accepted

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