Established in 2001, Ena & Harry Widjojo initially opened Hardena/Warung Surabaya to cater to the abundant Indonesian migrant workers in South Philly. As the years passed by, word spread about a small & humble hole in the wall, cantina style eatery that served a range of foods that changed daily on a steam table accompanied by smiling faces of the whole family. Here people could discover a place and a meal
that wasn't familiar but
felt like home.
Prior to owning Hardena, Ena cooked and sold her dishes in the Indonesian consulate in New York City. There, her food journey in America began, inside the small cantina in the basement of the consulate. From there her talents for cooking were recognized. She has catered to former Indonesian President, Suharto and other Indonesian dignitaries, featured in tv programs back home in Indonesia and even on Anthony Bourdains show, The Layover.
Currently her daughters Diana and Maylia operate and run the restarant. She is now retired and enjoying her retirement with her grand daughter, Jalilah.
Hours of Operation
Comes with 8 items of your choice with one of each satay, sambal and garlic krupuk. $22 per person. Can not be shared.
Sambal Terasi: Hot sauce with shrimp paste & herbs
Sambal Hijau: Green chili Garlic
Sambal Kecap: Sweet Soy sauce chili
Sambal Oelek: Red pepper hot sauce.
Which one is your favorite?