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“The best museum in town”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of House of Sampoerna

House of Sampoerna
Ranked #13 of 1,528 Restaurants in Surabaya
Price range: $20 - $25
Cuisines: Asian, Indonesian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children
Dining options: Drinks, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Free Wifi, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Surabaya, Indonesia
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87 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“The best museum in town”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 30, 2013

It is truly the best museum in town ! totally free of charge with a very well maintained displays and facilities.

You will see history of a century old cigarette manufacturer which is currently the biggest cigarette manufacturer in Indonesia. Lots of rare high quality antique items being displayed and you can also experienced the process of making the famoust handrolled kretek cigarette with exactly the same way it was being made 100 years ago (during work hours only).

It also has a merchandise shop, an art gallery with frequent art exhibition and also a very nice vintage themed restaurant serving mix of Indonesian and European cuisines.

It also provide a scheduled bus tour around Surabaya city to visit some places considered as Surabaya heritage. It is also free of charge but you need to book a seat in advance.

  • Visited April 2013
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“nice”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 27, 2013 via mobile

Well, first time here... green place, cozy. Free entering the museum, and there is a bus to take you around in surabaya. It takes 1.5 hour. Well, when you first time in surabaya, maybe you should try this bus. ^^

Visited April 2013
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Surabaya, Indonesia
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70 reviews
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“One Unique Tourist Spot in Surabaya”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 14, 2013

I think this is one of the unique places in Surabaya for a tourist to visit.

The museum is very well maintained in my opinion an therefore it's worth a visit.

The food is OK and the restaurant offers fusion foods including Western foods and also Indonesian foods.

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank Cyclopps
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Melbourne, Australia
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“THE EMPTY HOUSE”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 22, 2013

We went there on a monday expecting to see hundreds of women hand rolling cigarets , but it was a day of work , as i was later to find out even on a work day there is only nine women working there , long gone are the days when this factory was more than just a museum , this said still worth the visit just to see the fabulous building and museum .

Visited March 2013
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Bali, Indonesia
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24 reviews
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“Unique! I like it ! I was there in 2010, was with a good friend...and enjoyed it.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 6, 2013

The Food is so-so....but the ambience..the architecture is what I like...
I cant remember what I eat, so it should be just so-so, or I was to occupied talking with my old buddy... :-)
It is next to MUseum Sampoerna. I think it is somewhere, on the Northern part of Surabaya......

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