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Soto Ambengan

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Ambengan, Surabaya, Indonesia
+62 623 15323998
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

is exquisite. I ate the whole bowl and went home (or more like going somewhere because it was for breakfast) happily and with full belly.

Thank indahpe
Melbourne, Australia
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140 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

Soto is a kind of Javanese traditional chicken soup, usually enjoyed with jasmine rice, a squeeze of lime, (sweet) soy sauce and some chilli. Soto Ambengan is a legendary culinary spot in Surabaya, serving a distinguished taste of chicken soto. This eatery is located in Jalan Ambengan, near the city center. Soto Ambengan's soup is very tasty and authentic. In... More 

Thank jingga18
Surabaya, Indonesia
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 25 October 2016

traditional food and verry nice at soto ambengan Surabaya. but taste really perfect. breakfast, lunch, dinner is verry good

Thank Emerald H
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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89 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2016

Legendary Soto (a spiced chicken soup).It's my favorite from childhood and still. Small place but decent one, decent price too. They had many branches in the city and other cities too but still the original place is the best.

Thank Donny H
Surabaya, Indonesia
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227 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

This is the mother of all Soto ayam in Surabaya. But sadly it only offers consistency. It could have been more creative, like how about offering side dishes?

Thank World_of_JT
Denpasar, Bali
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197 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2016 via mobile

This used to be one of the top, top culinary outlet in Surabaya. No more!! Was extremely disappointed when I visited last Sunday. The soto is so watery that it was barely edible. No wonder there's hardly any other guests, years ago the place would have been jam packed on a Sunday morning. Sad that they cannot manage to maintain... More 

Thank RoniWDenpasar_Bali
Tangerang, Indonesia
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67 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 December 2015

Love their soto so much. With unlimited koya (condiment made from shrip crackers and garlic) and choice of chicken topping (meat, skin or even jeroan), this resto never disappoint me.

Thank lovadlina
Jakarta, Indonesia
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101 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2015

This restaurant is famous in Surabaya. Their famous food is Soto Ambengan, a thick soup with chiken meat etc. Taste good.... In the lunch time it's so crowded and very hard to park your car. The price is reasonable......the place is hot....

Thank Karmatrendz
Semarang, Indonesia
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382 reviews
250 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 187 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2015

I would like to share my recent experience dining at one of my favorite establishment when I was still in my junior high : Soto Ambengan. I still remembered the first time I ate at the same exact establishment was over 30+ years ago when my family took me to this place. Ever since, I had visited it many times... More 

Thank Bambang S
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107 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 May 2015

The consistency of the taste of this chicken broth soup everywhere (be it in Jakarta or Surabaya where I have tasted them) is unbeatable, they will taste the same everywhere. A simple and nice soup, you can choose to mix or separate the rice with the soup served ( my advice is make is separated for the first time)

Thank Helen A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Indonesian, Soups, Halal
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ambengan, Surabaya, Indonesia
  • Location: Asia  >  Indonesia  >  Java  >  East Java  >  Surabaya
  • Phone Number: +62 623 15323998

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?