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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
  • Excellent14%
  • Very good43%
  • Average36%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“beef soup” (11 reviews)
“crackers” (6 reviews)
“krupuk” (5 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 147 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It is normal in taste, but since I go here many times with friends from outside Surabaya and they feel happy to eat here. If you go above 7pm in weekend, it will be very crowded here.

Thank Travelformillennials
Reviewed 6 December 2017 via mobile

Rawon Setan is definitely one of the most popular local food places in Surabaya. The Rawon is of course very good. What I like about this place is how quick the service is. The staffs were nice. And I love the salty duck eggs they...More

Thank Hingdranata N
Reviewed 2 December 2017 via mobile

This is a very popular rawon in surabaya. Good to bring friends from another city to taste rawon, a speciality dish from east java.

Thank Calvin T
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Reviewed 27 November 2017 via mobile

Good and tasty famous rawon soup, but still have a lot room of improvement in toilet and food preparation hygiene.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 21 November 2017 via mobile

We went there because of the good review and info from some friends, but it was not that Great, the portion is rather small, and very little beef I. The soup itself, taste is not special. Staff's not friendly at all, just not as expected

Thank Steve C
Reviewed 21 November 2017 via mobile

First Rawon that i try. And then i try to the other place around Surabaya. Rawon Setan still the best . I dont know if u will agree with me or not wkwkkw. I just love the taste of their Rawon and their sambal ....More

Thank rhere l
Reviewed 13 November 2017

Delicious... some side dishes also served to make you enjoy the rawon in a rich way... always crowded at night.. come early!

Thank Salomo A
Reviewed 31 October 2017

Rawon in particular is a traditional indonesian dish with beef and sweet soy sauce soup. but in this restaurant, the beef is very soft and the soup is not too sweet so its great for me. the price was kinda expensive for me but with...More

Thank ValentinoEdward
Reviewed 2 October 2017

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 30 September 2017

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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 04:00
Monday
08:00 - 10:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 22:00
Thursday
08:00 - 22:00
Friday
08:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 04:00
Saturday
08:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 04:00
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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