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Soto Ambengan

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Ambengan, Surabaya, Indonesia
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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81 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2016

Legendary Soto (a spiced chicken soup).It's my favorite from childhood and still. Small place but decent one, decent price too. They had many branches in the city and other cities too but still the original place is the best.

Thank Donny H
Surabaya, Indonesia
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141 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

This is the mother of all Soto ayam in Surabaya. But sadly it only offers consistency. It could have been more creative, like how about offering side dishes?

Thank World_of_JT
Denpasar, Bali
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193 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2016 via mobile

This used to be one of the top, top culinary outlet in Surabaya. No more!! Was extremely disappointed when I visited last Sunday. The soto is so watery that it was barely edible. No wonder there's hardly any other guests, years ago the place would have been jam packed on a Sunday morning. Sad that they cannot manage to maintain... More 

Thank RoniWDenpasar_Bali
Tangerang, Indonesia
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67 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 20, 2015

Love their soto so much. With unlimited koya (condiment made from shrip crackers and garlic) and choice of chicken topping (meat, skin or even jeroan), this resto never disappoint me.

Thank lovadlina
Jakarta, Indonesia
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82 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2015

This restaurant is famous in Surabaya. Their famous food is Soto Ambengan, a thick soup with chiken meat etc. Taste good.... In the lunch time it's so crowded and very hard to park your car. The price is reasonable......the place is hot....

Thank Karmatrendz
Semarang, Indonesia
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294 reviews
194 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 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 

Thank Bambang S
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85 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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)

Thank Helen A
Surabaya, Indonesia
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37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank Yuliana_Yunus
Surabaya, Indonesia
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2014

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

Thank Enah_Hafid
Jakarta, Indonesia
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65 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank DanielSusilo

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Indonesian, Soups, Halal
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ambengan, Surabaya, Indonesia
  • Location: Asia  >  Indonesia  >  Java  >  East Java  >  Surabaya
  • Phone Number: 62315323998

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?