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Rawon Setan (Devil's Rawon)

Jl. Embong Malang no. 78 I | In front of JW Marriott Hotel, Surabaya, Indonesia
+62 31 70983811
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Overview
  • Excellent13%
  • Very good44%
  • Average36%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“beef soup” (11 reviews)
“ox tongue” (3 reviews)
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CUISINES
Asian, Indonesian, Soups, Halal
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
Jl. Embong Malang no. 78 I | In front of JW Marriott Hotel, Surabaya, Indonesia
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1 - 10 of 139 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The rawon here taste very good. Service was very fast and the staffs are very friendly. Just a bit unfortunate that the resto is not that clean and the room is rather hot. Definitely not the type of resto where you want to spend much...More

Thank CalvinHamit
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Located right across the hotel i stayed in. Went there for dinner. Not long after our rawon came, people started coming in. So delish, i finished two bowls!

Thank Widarton25
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

I dont know what the fuss about this Rawon Setan Soup, it wasnt that great as peoples said but still worth to try tough. The price of this soup is too expensive and the soup's portion too little for an Asian stomach. The location is...More

Thank Obbie A
Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

Rawon. Difficult to find a good one in surabaya. But you should consider this one!! Try it... And you will like it..

Thank budir79
Reviewed 1 July 2017

The best rawon that I ever eat in my life.. How can they made their meat that soft and tender?? Quiet pricey tho, but its definitely worth it!!

1  Thank diahjayantari
Reviewed 1 July 2017

Rawon Setan is so famous and it even got copied in other cities, it is worth knowing what the original is like. Located right across from the Marriott Surabaya, the place is often crowded. Taste wise, it's actually just ordinary. But if you've never tasted...More

1  Thank setyono
Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

A must visit culinary place when you are in Surabaya...the Top Listed of Culinary/Cuisine recommendation ! You are not in Surabaya as well when you have not visited and eat at this small cozy roadside restaurant.... And its just accross the road from J.W. Marriot...More

1  Thank Rachmadi P
Reviewed 15 June 2017

Located in the heart of Surabaya, easy to find neart of Tunjungan Plaza. To be honest, the taste is standard. A bit of under my expectation with the name, rawon setan (satan rawon). Rice with 3 big pieces of beef with bean sprouts and black...More

1  Thank arievo
Reviewed 27 May 2017 via mobile

Nothing special . The taste is standard. There are so many good rawon's place beside this one. Just because it's famous doesn't mean it give you a good and delicious food.

1  Thank mariaangelia
Reviewed 1 May 2017

This rawon is the legendary food in Surabaya thus you need to taste these once in your lifetime. The authentic one located in front of JW Marriot, near Tunjungan Plaza. They had big chunks of beef instead small one and stronger black broth. Albeit pricey...More

1  Thank Argya N
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Restaurant Details

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Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
6:00 PM - 4:00 AM
Monday
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
6:00 PM - 4:00 AM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
6:00 PM - 4:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Jl. Embong Malang no. 78 I | In front of JW Marriott Hotel, Surabaya, Indonesia
  • Location: Asia  >  Indonesia  >  Java  >  East Java  >  Surabaya
  • Phone Number: +62 31 70983811
Description
"Rawon Setan" is a place that many locals call it "durung nang suroboyo nek durung mangan rawon setan" or in English means (not translation) "you can't say you were already travelling around surabaya if you didn't eat rawon setan there". The name of the owner is Endang. You may find the other rawon setan with different owner arround Indonesia, but the original one is here in Embong Malang street. The name 'setan' or devil is given in many different reasons. One say it is because the restaurant only open from 23pm, while the other one say it is because when you eat this rawon along with its chilli your stomach will be "kesetanan" (the translate of 'kesetanan' is possessed by the devil, but in this case, the meaning is suffering from hot spices). Many information are provide now in internet, and even the recent president of Indonesia have already invite the owner of this restaurant to make a serving in 'Istana Negara' along with other unique Indonesian's culinary when celebrated an independence day of Indonesia.
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