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Rawon Setan (Devil's Rawon)
Ranked #59 of 1,937 Restaurants in Surabaya
Cuisines: Indonesian
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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.
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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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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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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Reviewed April 18, 2014 via mobile

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. Sigh....what a disappointment. However, the drink es sinom was pretty interesting and good!

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Reviewed March 26, 2014

Good food, big and tender meat. I went there with friends starving at midnight after hanging out. We hardly found places to have midnight supper but those junkie food stalls. Thank God, we found this! Overall, nice :)

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