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Rawon Setan (Devil's Rawon)

Jalan Embong Malang No. 78 I (In front of JW Marriott Hotel), Surabaya, Indonesia
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Ranked #37 of 733 restaurants in Surabaya
Cuisines: Indonesian
Dining options: Late Night
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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Dining options: Late Night
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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Singapore, Singapore
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

Popular spot that serves one of the best Rawon (Black soup) that I have tasted. You can order your rice separately with a bowl of rawon soup or all added to your rice plate. The rice dish goes well with the side condiments like 'tempe' (fermented soyabean), bergedil (mashed spiced potato cutlet), telor asin (salted egg), krupuk (cracker) and sambal... More

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Kuta, Indonesia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

one of the best rawon i ever tasted over my life. The salted egg is the most adorable one, their spices are extremely beautiful melted in that soup. But it's still pricey however it's still ok for one of the most delicious food in Surabaya

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Gresik, Indonesia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

located near tunjungan plaza, good food, but abit pricy. Rp. 30.000 per serving of rawon setan, just a place to eat not hang out

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Tangerang
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

You must try this Rawon. Rawon is a traditional food from Java. I really like this rawon with slices of meat is very smooth.

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Surabaya, Indonesia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

I alrdy eat rawon many @indonesia Rawon setans now is so salty And the price was so sucks its so expensive I eat 5 portion with my friend And some xtra paru paru , rice and drink its cost 275.000 IDR It was maybee 1-2months ago-.- Its better rawon gajah mada @sidoarjo the price and the taste its better

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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52 reviews 52 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

We got this info from many local people here in Surabaya. We saw a lot of photos of Indonesian artist who has come to eat rawon here. We try both rawon, meat and oxtail rawon, but we like the oxtail rawon more than meat rawon. The rawon itself is delicious especially when you eat it with crackers and fritters.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

the food here was better than average. The side dishes were good. Try the cow's tongue. you should try.

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Florida, Massachusetts
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

So many people talk about this place and encourage me to pop by and the result was BIG disappointment! none of the staff was able to communicate with me luckily my friend was there..couldnt imagine if I was there by my self. food was ok nothing special all I tasted was just spicy soup with rice and piece of meat.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

heard so many things about this place from friends and family and finally i've tried. portion size was not bad but taste wise you will find better rawon around surabaya city.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

Having heard rave reviews from friends , i thought to give this place a shot when i went to visit surabaya. I was a lil disappointed with the broth. I was expecting it to be somewhat special, however , the instant package "munik" tasted better than the broth. The small amount of meat they served was mostly fats than meat.... More

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