Grand Apollo Fast Food & Grocery

472 W. Side Ave.
Jersey City, NJ 07304
201-309-0557
Critics' Pick

Details

  • Sun 7am-5pm, Mon-Fri 7am-7pm, Sat 7am-6pm
  • $
  • Takeout, Wheelchair accessible
  • Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Snack Food
  • No Alcohol
  • Street Parking
  • Reservations Not Accepted
Go on a Saturday or Sunday afternoon when this sunny storefront is hopping with customers, and the steam table is groaning with the full range of Philippine standards. First, grab one of the smoky beef satays, each morsel shaped like the blade of a shovel and annealed with a sweet marinade, then on to kare-kare, a stew of oxtails laced with peanut sauce. Vegetable dishes are delicious and profuse, though many contain fish sauce, which adds a rich and salty depth of flavor. Don't hesitate to request explanations for the dishes, which will be readily be given by the accommodating staff. Behind the large dining room cowers a small grocery, which was probably once the tenant of the entire premises, but has been eclipsed by the restaurant.
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