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
Ginger Fried Chicken a special we have only once a month!
This is us with Jonnathan, Summer of 2014 we did a Indonesian Night at Joncarl's restaurant, Noord. We love you guys <3
Weekly dessert special. Ubi cake with coconut cream sauce #noms. For those of you not familiar with Ubi- its a sweet purple yam!
Best of Philly 2012 & 2013! yay!
😍Eat with your hands #noutensilsallowed Comes with 8 items of your choice with one of each satay, sambal and garlic krupuk. $22 per person. Can not be shared.
A special we have two-three times a week, Sautéed Eggplant in a sweet Red Pepper sauce.
Sautéed String Bean and Tofu in Black Bean Sauce.
We have FOUR different types of Indonesian style hot sauces! 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?
Our cake specials vary every week, Jalilah approves of this cake!