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Rawon Setan (Devil's Rawon)

Jl. Embong Malang no. 78 I | In front of JW Marriott Hotel, Surabaya, Indonesia
+62 31 70983811
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  • Excellent13%
  • Very good44%
  • Average36%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“bean soup” (10 reviews)
“beef” (20 reviews)
“crackers” (7 reviews)
Open Now
08:00 - 22:00All 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 135 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The best rawon that I ever eat in my life.. How can they made their meat that soft and tender?? Quiet pricey tho, but its definitely worth it!!

Thank diahjayantari
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Rawon Setan is so famous and it even got copied in other cities, it is worth knowing what the original is like. Located right across from the Marriott Surabaya, the place is often crowded. Taste wise, it's actually just ordinary. But if you've never tasted...More

Thank setyono
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A must visit culinary place when you are in Surabaya...the Top Listed of Culinary/Cuisine recommendation ! You are not in Surabaya as well when you have not visited and eat at this small cozy roadside restaurant.... And its just accross the road from J.W. Marriot...More

Thank Rachmadi P
Reviewed 15 June 2017

Located in the heart of Surabaya, easy to find neart of Tunjungan Plaza. To be honest, the taste is standard. A bit of under my expectation with the name, rawon setan (satan rawon). Rice with 3 big pieces of beef with bean sprouts and black...More

Thank arievo
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

Nothing special . The taste is standard. There are so many good rawon's place beside this one. Just because it's famous doesn't mean it give you a good and delicious food.

Thank mariaangelia
Reviewed 1 May 2017

This rawon is the legendary food in Surabaya thus you need to taste these once in your lifetime. The authentic one located in front of JW Marriot, near Tunjungan Plaza. They had big chunks of beef instead small one and stronger black broth. Albeit pricey...More

Thank Argya N
Reviewed 27 April 2017

It feels normal, just a bit more black broth. At a time when the message should be constantly reminded not to be preceded by other buyers

Thank Hendra U
Reviewed 25 April 2017 via mobile

Well all I can say this place one of food legend in surabaya The taste of rawon just ok to delicious. But I think it's too much over price. I got better go somewhere else to enjoy rawon

Thank kakek_ganas
Reviewed 14 April 2017

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....More

Thank Sujatno T
Reviewed 5 April 2017 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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Local cuisine, 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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