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Ambengan, Surabaya, Indonesia
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch

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  • 7
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  • 31
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  • 16
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
One of the highly recommended establishments to enjoy local food in Surabaya...

I would like to share my recent experience dining at one of my favorite establishment when I was still in my junior high : Soto Ambengan. I still remembered the first time I ate at the same exact establishment was over 30+ years ago when my family took me to this place. Ever since, I had visited it... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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Semarang, Indonesia
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Semarang, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

I would like to share my recent experience dining at one of my favorite establishment when I was still in my junior high : Soto Ambengan. I still remembered the first time I ate at the same exact establishment was over 30+ years ago when my family took me to this place. Ever since, I had visited it many times... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

The consistency of the taste of this chicken broth soup everywhere (be it in Jakarta or Surabaya where I have tasted them) is unbeatable, they will taste the same everywhere. A simple and nice soup, you can choose to mix or separate the rice with the soup served ( my advice is make is separated for the first time)

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Surabaya, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

The consistency of taste and the rich ingredient are the standard of the soup. I think the creator put really a lot of effort to make the taste consistence, even in any branches, the taste was standardized.

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Surabaya, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Its afforable and nice. Quick Lunch worthy. Famous for many years. they have a few branches all around surabaya

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 via mobile

when i was childhood time, my parents always eat the legend soto ayam in ambengan. Until now, the taste still authentic, unique, and still legend for me. A bowl of chicken soup with chicken fillet and koya (a ruin of shrimp crackers) make a joyful and feeling memories.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

If you want to try the Surabaya's legendary coto (or you can call it soup), you must try this one. The seasoning is really great. The place is clean, and the staff is very quick. Just wait for 3 minutes after your order and voila, it is on your table. But fot the price I think is a little overprice.... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 via mobile

This chicken soup is full of flavour, I had 2 bowls it was that good. They specialize in chicken soup only and is always busy. Must try

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Soto Ambengan or some people called it Soto Pak Sadi, is a famous chicken soup in Surabaya. The restaurant served only Soto Ayam, this place is always full of crowd at lunch so prepare to get here earlier.

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Surabaya, Indonesia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

If you are the kind of traveler or foodist that need to try local dish or restaurant that is well known or an icon in a certain city or place, then you can try soto ambengan in Jl. Ambengan Surabaya. The taste is good, yeah, just good... :)

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Jakarta
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Always the first choice since my teenage back in 80's. This chicken soto gives unforgettable taste, with thick and creamy yellow soup, blended with your own content, plain sliced chicken meat, or skin chicken. Located at Jalan Ambengan, this place is a must stop for lover traditional food. Very crowded at lunch time, since the place is not really big.... More 

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Restaurant Details

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  • Address: Ambengan, Surabaya, Indonesia
  • Location: Asia  >  Indonesia  >  Java  >  East Java  >  Surabaya

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  • Cuisine: Sushi

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