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Rawon Setan (Devil's Rawon)

Jl. Embong Malang no. 78 I | In front of JW Marriott Hotel, Surabaya, Indonesia
+62 813-3111-8190
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  • Excellent15%
  • Very good42%
  • Average36%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“beef soup” (11 reviews)
“crackers” (6 reviews)
“kerupuk” (3 reviews)
Open Now
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. Hours
Asian, Indonesian, Soups, Halal
$$ - $$$
Jl. Embong Malang no. 78 I | In front of JW Marriott Hotel, Surabaya, Indonesia
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1 - 10 of 149 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So youre in Surabaya for vacation, odd place for a vacation, but we (or atleast just me) always welcome tourist that want to visit Surabaya. If youre looking for the true experience of local Indonesian food, this is definetly the place for you. Not only...More

Thank Andrew W
Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

Soup not warm, soup not as tasty. Very unhygienic. Was craving for some good rawon that I had in Surabaya and Jakarta years ago. Disappointed

Thank myvanwest
Reviewed 25 February 2018

Interesting concept for a meal. The server as if i wanted campur(Mixed) or hidangan( dishes). So we ordered the campur and i was surprised. The rawon souped is mixed with the rice and served with salted egg, paru and sliced beef. It is very very...More

Thank Firdaus K
Reviewed 25 January 2018 via mobile

It is normal in taste, but since I go here many times with friends from outside Surabaya and they feel happy to eat here. If you go above 7pm in weekend, it will be very crowded here.

Thank Travelformillennials
Reviewed 6 December 2017 via mobile

Rawon Setan is definitely one of the most popular local food places in Surabaya. The Rawon is of course very good. What I like about this place is how quick the service is. The staffs were nice. And I love the salty duck eggs they...More

Thank Hingdranata N
Reviewed 2 December 2017 via mobile

This is a very popular rawon in surabaya. Good to bring friends from another city to taste rawon, a speciality dish from east java.

Thank Calvin T
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Reviewed 27 November 2017 via mobile

Good and tasty famous rawon soup, but still have a lot room of improvement in toilet and food preparation hygiene.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 21 November 2017 via mobile

We went there because of the good review and info from some friends, but it was not that Great, the portion is rather small, and very little beef I. The soup itself, taste is not special. Staff's not friendly at all, just not as expected

Thank Steve C
Reviewed 21 November 2017 via mobile

First Rawon that i try. And then i try to the other place around Surabaya. Rawon Setan still the best . I dont know if u will agree with me or not wkwkkw. I just love the taste of their Rawon and their sambal ....More

Thank rhere l
Reviewed 13 November 2017

Delicious... some side dishes also served to make you enjoy the rawon in a rich way... always crowded at night.. come early!

Thank Salomo A
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 4:00 a.m.
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 4:00 a.m.
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 4:00 a.m.
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: +62 813-3111-8190
"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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