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Rawon Setan (Devil's Rawon)

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Jl. Embong Malang no. 78 I | In front of JW Marriott Hotel, Surabaya, Indonesia
+62 31 7098 3811
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
6:00 pm - 4:00 am
Closed now
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Mon 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Tue - Thu 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sun 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
6:00 pm - 4:00 am
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28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

インドネシア料理が好きな方にオススメ。牛肉を煮込んだ黒スープ。ここのラウゥンスープは他の店と比較して臭みが無く美味しかった。 Surabaya's famous beef black soup. Good choice of dinner if you like Indonesian food.

Thank Inaoka
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Must try! + No question for taste + Price Good + Place, didnt try at day, but at night its awesome, nice view - Parking, seriously? - Beggar at the front? ! try to add salty egg, its a good mix ;-)

Thank iamrioo
Malang, Indonesia
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53 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Basically it is a tasty beef soup, darkened by spices, thus creating a thick sense in the first contact and leaves us with umami as an after sense. This restaurant has been visited by important people and celebrities.

Thank Raymond V
Surabaya, Jawa Timur, Indonesia
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16 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A must try Indonesian food while you are in Surabaya city. They serve 'nasi rawon' with rich taste of tender beef soup. The only thing that necessarily need to improve, is their interior.

Thank Johanes L
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Got this information from taxi from airport. The "Rawon" is must try local food. I went to Rawon setan for my lunch. Great soup! with reasonable price ~35,000 rupiah

Thank sambengt
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Rawon is a culinary food that you should take while in East Java (and Surabaya is the capital city) so it's just right to visit considering its location is just nearby hotel. The place itself is like the normal street food - but was surprised upon receiving the bill (it's restaurant price, hehe). As a native, I could actually find... More 

Thank Luthfi S
New Orleans, Louisiana
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Rawon is a specific dish (google it). This restaurant specialize in it. I was taken by my friend Imam with my driver. The Rawon taste similar to beef stew. It is a black liquid with pieces of beef. I enjoyed it with the addition of sambal (it was not spicy without the sambal) and of course nasi putah. My friend... More 

Thank JimDell
Jakarta, Indonesia
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15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When we had time to visit Surabaya of course we couldn't miss Rawon Setan! What I love the most about this place is that it has 2 types of dining room; with and without aircon. Since I brought my baby son it was kind of hard to eat in a non-aircon room so we were so relieved for this. The... More 

Thank qisthiadila
Jakarta, Indonesia
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you go to Surabaya do not forget to try the RAWON SETAN. Do not be mistaken entrance to the restaurant, because there are two restaurany. The original Rawon Setan is the second restaurant and located in the right way. Taste of Rawon is very delicious and the meat is very soft. Usually when I'm eating rice mixed with Rawon.... More 

Thank sasmito
Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good Local food. Taken late at night as supper is an excellent way to close off the day. The soup is almost black in color thus the Devil name. The soup taste excellent with ingredients from cow to add body to the soup, choose the type of beef . If not daring , just ask for beef meat though more... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
Indonesian, Halal, Asian, Soups
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
6:00 pm - 4:00 am
8:00 am - 10:00 am
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
6:00 pm - 4:00 am
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 7098 3811
"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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