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Everything You Wanted To Know About Danku (But Were Afraid To Try)

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I had a couple of stupid titles ready and waiting for my post about Danku, the new Dutch/Indonesian fast food place on 57th btw. 5+6th. I narrowed it down to “Danku But No Danku” and “Danku Shame”, but sadly it looks like I won’t get to use them. Is Danku good? No. But it’s also not so bad that I feel the need to publicly humiliate them on the site. How good or bad it is will also depend on who you ask, and what you order. After my first visit to Danku, on their opening day, yielded pretty terrible results, I decided to step back and give them some breathing room. Let them work out the kinks before returning to give them their full +/-.

Well, 6 weeks is plenty of time and last week I returned with a serious group of Midtown Lunchers, waiting to pass judgement on this new fast food chain: Danny from Food in Mouth, Blondie and Brownie (from the blog of the same name) and Bartender Extraordinaire Don Lee. I was actually surprised Don was willing to come, since he accompanied me on the first trip to Danku- and was less than thrilled with his decision.

We were able to try most of the menu, but with eaters like this Danku would have to bring their A game… and I’m not sure they were up to the challenge.

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Danku Not Just Krokets; New Chain Will Also Serve Indonesian Fast Food


Danku, the new Dutch fast food restaurant coming to Midtown (on 57th btw. 5+6th) is just a few weeks away from opening.  On friday the store was abuzz with employees being trained, and it looks as if everything is pretty much done on the inside.  They also have a full menu posted in the window, and it’s even better than I expected.  In addition to their fried “krokets” they are also going to have “Indonesian specialties” like chicken satay, two stews, MieDan (fried noodles) and PadiDan (fried rice).  I’m a huge fan of Indonesian food, and if their MieDan and PadiDan (stupid names aside) are even halfway decent versions of mie goreng and nasi goreng, I will be a very happy man.

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