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1754 S Hicks St, Philadelphia, PA 19145-2217
+1 215-271-9442
11:30 - 08:30
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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116 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Only my second time at an indonesian restaurant. Excellent, tasty. It's pretty small and tight quarters so hopefully you are lucky to get a seat. Go up and order at the counter and get 2 sides + rice for 8 or 10 dollars, and add more sides if you want. Recommend the beef rendang and the fish curry - so... More 

Thank K T
Cape Coral, Florida
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368 reviews
351 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

Never have had Indonesian food, but glad I checked out this spot. Definitely need to know where you are going. Hidden on a corner in a residential neighborhood, several blocks odd Broad. Parking next to impossible Reviews said hole in the wall, but I found it to ooze charm, it was very clean, and the owner family very friendly. You... More 

Thank Dan B
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32 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

There's lots of good food in Philadelphia- but if you want to get beyond cheese steaks and ham/cheese- Hardena is like eating in an a beloved aunty's kitchen. There is a variety of curry, stews and stir fries to choose from or you can order off a menu. Very tiny place to expect to wait for a table if you... More 

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Providence, Rhode Island
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61 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2014

The food is $7 for a plate of rice and two dishes. There are a lot of vegetarian and vegan options. I usually go for the collard greens and jackfruit (on weekends). I really do wish that they would stop using plastic and styrofoam plates and forks. You are welcome to bring your own plate and fork (or tupperware).

Thank Ellie B
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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140 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2014

The other review titles sum this place up quite well -- hidden gem; diamond in the rough; hole in the wall. It's also incredibly delicious. The menu changes every day, you'll have an option of 6-8 Indonesian entrees. There is something for everyone, including vegetarians and those who don't eat gluten. You get your choice of two entrees and rice... More 

Thank Michele M
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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63 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2014

You would never expect to find a restaurant in the middle of this South Philly neighborhood. But on the corner of a narrow street, you will find one of the best Indonesian food places in Philly. One of the items that I always order is Beef Rendang. Their version did not dissapoint! They have a limited choices of daily items... More 

Thank T W
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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206 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2014

Run by a friendly Indonesian family, this little place in South Philadelphia is a real find. A styrofoam plate of rice piled high with 3 delicious curries will set you back $9. BYOB

Thank Nan D
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442 reviews
228 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2013

We made our way to this gritty neighborhood in South Philly, but were instantly warmed when we stepped inside this small corner café, welcomed by our hostess who invited us up to the buffet table so she could explain everything. We were offered our choices of three saucy medleys to top rice for a pittance price. I opted for lamb... More 

Cherry Hill, NJ
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38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2013

I had read about Hardena previously online and it also was briefly mentioned on Anthony Bourdain's The Layover. We have had Indonesian food in NYC and Malaysian food in South Jersey and the Penang chain. We were anxious to try Hardena. The place is located off of Broad Street, approximately one half way between City Hall and the stadium complex.... More 

Thank rrmambo
Ardmore, Pennsylvania
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96 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2012

I owe my introduction to Indonesian food to Anthony Bourdain. I have something of a love hate regard for Anthony Bourdain. I find it disappointing that a man with such writing skills and with the world’s kitchens at his call must resort to the crass banality of network food television. His recent episode of The Layover which featured Philadelphia offers... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Asian, Indonesian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Open Hours
11:30 - 08:30
11:30 - 08:30
11:30 - 08:30
11:30 - 08:30
11:30 - 08:30
11:30 - 08:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1754 S Hicks St, Philadelphia, PA 19145-2217
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia
  • Phone Number: +1 215-271-9442

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?