5 Dining Spots Worth Visiting on Your Staycation in Surabaya

January 20, 2021

Happy New Year! How were you spending the long weekend around new year? We are hoping that, despite of this unprecedented situation, we’re still able to spend a quality time with our loved ones. Whether it is for a road trip, nice family dinner, or perhaps a small gathering at your house – every activity will become ten times more exciting if we spend it with the right crowd.

Since the transitional period of the large-scale social restrictions (PSBB) begun around mid 2020, there is an increasing number of people who choose hotels and restaurants as their go-to ‘holiday’ destination. Weekend staycation or lavish fine dining are chosen, due to the fact that people feel much safer to be in a place where the environment can be easily controlled.

For those of you who are looking forward to take your loved ones on the next unforgettable staycation or culinary adventures, we have five recommendations that you can pick!

1. Arumanis Restaurant


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Located in Genteng Districts, Bumi Surabaya City Resort is one of the most well-known staying destination around the city. Not only offers exquisite accommodations for business and leisure, this hotel also known for its authentic traditional dining experience through one of their restaurants; Arumanis.

According to pergikuliner.com, Arumanis Restaurant offers an “all-you-can-eat” buffet style which consist with a wide variety of Indonesia’s most beloved cuisines. Starting from IDR 272,000++, guests can enjoy their signature main course such as Rujak Cingur, Soto Ayam, Soto Padang, Nasi Goreng, Bakso, and so on. For those of you who are in the mood for a Japanese style cuisine, Sushi, Sashimi, Tempura, and Teppanyaki are also available!

2. Amandaru Restaurant


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On September 18th 2019, Singgasana Hotel Surabaya were officially reopened its legendary Amandaru Restaurant after undergoing some renovations. The initial concept of this once outdoor restaurant was changed as an indoor dining spot, as means to ensure guest’s comfort during Surabaya’s hottest days. Despite this major change, the wide variety of dishes offered by Amandaru Restaurant are still remained the same.

With the capacity up to 150 people, Amandaru Restaurant offers not only Indonesia’s traditional cuisine, but also some unique menus you wouldn’t find elsewhere. For example, there are a few selections of Mongolian menu for those of you who are looking for a tasty yet eccentric dining experience. With the harmonious combination of good food and serene atmosphere by the pool, this will definitely be that one guest experience you will never forget.

3. Indigo Restaurant


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Calling all of our Vegetarian readers, because this restaurant dedicates a section of menu for you! Located in Genteng Districts, Indigo Restaurant is known as the ‘it’ dining spot in Hotel Majapahit Surabaya. As an homage to the hotel’s historical and classic ambience, Indigo Restaurant offers a wide variety of Indonesia’s traditional cuisine such as Nasi Goreng Majapahit, Mie Goreng Jawa, Balinese Ayam Betutu, and international cuisine like Tom Yam, Australian Beef Burger, Teriyaki Chicken Burger, and so on.

What makes Indigo restaurant unique, is that they offer an exclusive Vegetarian menus which can be tricky to find. Guests can enjoy a tasty Vegan Risotto, Thai Vegetable Curry, Penne Pasta Podomoro, or perhaps Green Lasagna. As for the price, Indigo Restaurant charge their meal from IDR 65,000 for each person.

4. Pasar Rakyat

Pasar Rakyat

In the mood for a light meal over dinner? Singgasana Hotel Surabaya has something great to offer! Amongst its three dining spots, Pasar Rakyat is the most suitable place for those of you who want to have a little taste of Indonesia’s traditional ‘Jajanan Pasar’ and of course different kinds of main course, starting from IDR 100,000.

Terang Bulan, Aneka Gorengan, Tahu Tek, and Tahu Campur are some of the most popular light meal amongst Pasar Rakyat’s visitors. As for the main course, there is Nasi Goreng Kambing, Tongseng, Gulai, Penyetan, Bakso, and other tasty meals which can instantly light up your day! Before visiting this restaurant, make sure to check its availability by contacting Singgasana Hotel Surabaya.

5. The Avenue


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The Avenue from Java Paragon Hotel and Residences is the perfect dining spot for those of you who are craving European styled cuisines. Located in Dukuh Pakis Districts, The Avenue offers varieties of light and healthy meals such as Chicken Avocado Salad, Sukhumvit Salad, Herb Chicken Vegetable, Mushroom Chicken Soup, and many more.

As for the main course, there are Dendeng Balado, Black Cod Fillet with Miso Honey, Baby Black Ribs, Thai Spaghetti, etc. Dessert lovers can order their signature Trip to Tokyo which offers a unique combination between Meringue Cookie, Matcha Ice Cream, Black Sesame Sponge Cake, and Red Bean Paste. Needless to say, you will this restaurant offers a unique fine dining experience you wouldn’t find else where.