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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 70983811
08:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 04:00
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Mon 08:00 - 10:00
Tue - Thu 08:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sun 08:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 04:00
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Surabaya, Indonesia
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Rawon is the unique food from Surabaya. When you visit Surabaya, you will see many restaurant sell food with Rawon as the main Menu. Rawon Setan is the One famous Rawon Restaurant. Many people from out of City make should be when visit in Surabaya. The taste,, yes, delicious enough. And the location in the Center of the city, you... More 

Thank Sujatno T
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Famously known by its rawon soup. Located across JW Marriot Hotel. Usually fill up during nite time. The setan is equal of devil...reason was that it opens till after mid nite. Some local jokes that its the time the devil had the meal..

Thank adi h
Solo, Indonesia
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57 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I went here when I'm having business trip in Surabaya, it's a small restaurant just in front of JW Marriott Hotel, the place divided to Non AC and AC for non smoker, the rawon just delicious, the best I ever had

Thank Alfonso K
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A tasty rawon with melt in your mouth beef and nicely cooked salted egg. ...since i dont really eat hot food I'd probably missed out the "setan" part.

Thank ilyana h
Jakarta, Indonesia
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1,234 reviews
348 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 606 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Rawon is one of the popular local cuisine in Surabaya and East Java. It is basically the beef soup with dark colour. The place was small and simple, no air-condition. The rawon taste was very good.

Thank Darnel-HDI
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 February 2017

Went there around 11pm for supper. The place looked small and there were a lot of people. But managed to find an empty spot. Never been here before and orderd the Rawon campur which the waiter said a good choice for beginners. It didn't disappoint.

Thank EndieShazlie
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82 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Rawon being one of the more popular culinary dishes of Indonesia is being served at many places in Jakarta. However, the rawon is Surabaya is a delight to sink you teeth into. The flavours are so rich and fragrant and when coupled with warm rice is to die for.

Thank wee w
Surabaya, Indonesia
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 13 February 2017

The price is too expensive, the taste is okay, the meat is soft, easy to chew, but the service is bad, the waiter only less than 5 with lots of table, and there's only payment cash, no Debit

Thank fibellinda16
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2017

Rawon Setan is not the best rawon I've eaten so far. It's good but not the best. the service is very fast and open very late at night so if you are really hungry you can eat here.

Thank Jane S
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

If you go to Surabaya you have to eat here. It is traditional food 🥘 contain meat with distinctive flavor Indonesia. Taste so good, Highly recommended 👍🏼👍🏼GOD blessed.

Thank Willma O

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Indonesian, Soups, Halal
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
08:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 04:00
08:00 - 10:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 04:00
08:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 04:00
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 70983811
"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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