What You'll Get
A well-rounded palate is capable of tasting the varied flavors of fusion fare and the subtle differences of 60-watt and 40-watt light bulbs. Train your tongue to be more discerning with today's Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of Indonesian fusion fare and drinks at Kuta Satay House on the Lower East Side. This Groupon is valid on specials and the prix-fixe menu.
An intimate dining space sets the stage for Kuta's wide variety of flavorsome, Indonesian-influenced fusion cuisine. The prix-fixe menu offers one satay, appetizer, entree, and dessert ($25). Initiate your intake by coupling the Indonesian Madura satay (no extra charge prix fixe, $4.25 solo), featuring sweet soy-swabbed chicken or steak skewers with adornments of peanut sauce and crispy shallots, with the curry puff (add $2.25 on prix fixe, $6.95 solo), a succulent combo of chicken, onion, carrots, potato, and peanut sauce. Entrees such as the spicy Kuta burger ($3.95 extra on prix fixe, $12.95 solo), which combines a 10-ounce sirloin slab with onion brioche, grilled pineapple, and savory garlic fries, embody Kuta's skill for blending Old-World tastes with newishness. Cap off a pleasant evening with the crusted coconut fried ice cream (add $1.25 on prix fixe, $4.95 solo), which features pineapple and raspberry sauce adorning a fried scoop of vanilla.
Every weekday features happy-hour specials on an assortment of drinks, such as the refreshing Kuta sangria ($5) and Thailand-imported Singha beer ($4). The restaurant's two rough-hewn wood communal tables line the walls of the cozy, candlelit corridor, allowing for cafeteria-style conversation and more-intimate eating contests. Call ahead for reservations and mention this Groupon.
Kuta Satay House grabs good reviews from Time Out New York and Zagat. Seven TripAdvisors and more than 60 Yelpers give it an average of four stars, Citysearchers give it 4.5, and 76% of Urbanspooners recommend it:
- Kuta, named after a surf town in Bali, proves to be a rarity, thanks to its global take on Southeast Asian fare. Our pleasant waiter brought us both Korean and Indian versions of the namesake starter—the soy-garlic kalbi (a neater way to nosh on Seoul-style short ribs, and surprisingly succulent sans bones) and the yogurt-marinated tandoori chicken, a skewer of extraordinarily tender, chili-accented meat. – Tony, Time Out
- Billing itself as a satay house and wine bar, this trendy LES arrival is already packing ’em in for its skewers and other affordable Pan-Asian dishes (many with an Indonesian accent) paired with vinos and sakes… – Zagat
- We both ordered the prix fixe, 4 courses (2 satay skewers, an appetizer/starter, entree, and dessert) for $25. I was afraid I would get too full and not be able to finish my entree, but everything was portioned perfectly! We got the Indonesian Madura and the Kalbi. The peanut sauce on the chicken wasn't too overwhelming and the Kalbi was so juicy! – Corina L., Yelp
- …rest assured that a stop to this Indonesian Satay house will not disapoint [sic]. Order a glass of Verdecchio to start, it will go perfectly with the chicken or shrimp satays. Don't miss the Curry Puff which is a light, crispy delight. My fav is the Jakarta Mei Go Reng and my friend's is the Cashew Chicken, but whatever you order you will be pleased. – Bethany Leddy, Citysearch
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Jun 16, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 3 per person. Limit 1 per table, 2 for tables of 5 or more. Tax and gratuity not included. Reservations required. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.