Today I want to tell you about my journey last Sunday when I went out with two of my friends. The plan was to watch the Jazz Traffic Festival together at Grand City Mall, but we took off quite early from home, so we decided to munch some lunch first.
On our way there, I was trying to discuss where should we have our lunch, but since I was known as a food blogger, I kind of have this privilege (or burden) to be the captain who’s fully in charge of pointing our dining place, haha..
Usually, “Where do you want to eat?” was the hardest question ever for me, but now I got so many places in mind to try! And at that time, I remembered Holycow! Steakhouse is in the center of Surabaya and I’ve been longing to try it.
By Chef Afit
By Chef Afit
Ah, I’m so glad I finally could try the famous Holycow! Steakhouse in Surabaya.. :)) But wait, here’s a little twist! :
Before this Holycow! Steakhouse by Chef Afit opened in Pregolan, there was also Holycow! Steakhotel and it has opened months before in Graha Family. Me personally haven't tried the Holycow! Steakhotel in Graha Family, but most of my friends who had tried were all telling me unpleasant feedback about that place. And honestly, it made me afraid. I don't want to risk hundred thousand rupiah for something that most of people said bad.. But since the Holycow! Steakhouse by Chef Afit has opened in Pregolan, people said that this one tasted better.. So without further ado, let's strike in! :)
Talking about the place and the interior design :
When the waiter opened the door for me, the first thing that was on my mind was, “Whoa, this place is really big!” If you saw the place from outside, you would think that it was a home restaurant that could only contain less than a hundred people. But no, I guessed it all wrong. This place could even accommodate more than 200 people on board!
Besides the indoor dining room, they also got the outdoor dining area which is placed in the rear garden. And that’s just not all yet, they too have a private room that could be filled with around twenty-ish people. The private room could be used for special reservations according to the customer’s need (meeting room, social gathering, family dinner, etc), or if there were no reservations at the private room, the walk-in customers could also use this room for their casual dining. 🙂
This is the outdoor dining area.. A nice place to dine in the evening.. 🙂
The shades that Holycow! Steakhouse by Chef Afit Pregolan Surabaya offered did not have much difference from the rest of the other camp (branch). They used a lot of red and white colors on each and every single interior inside, just like their logo, every dining table used was all made of wood.
And one thing I like about the interior of this place was the tree in front of the kitchen at the main dining hall and all the plants in the rear garden. It’s just undeniably soothing whenever I see the color of green on the foliage at one restaurant and I could feel two times more comfortable there 🙂
Talking about the other facilities :
For such place with a big capacity like this, Holycow! Steakhouse by chef Afit is quite perceptive by providing two restrooms; one in the indoor area and the other one in the outdoor area, complete with a sink and a mirror. Another facility that is no less important which they also provide was a Musholla. Now, what else do you need?
Talking about the menu and the price :
According to its name, which is Steakhouse, obviously, Steak is the main menu in this place. The price for one portion of steak is starting from Rp. 86.500,- to Rp. 560.000,- depends on what kind of meat you choose to eat. Those listed prices are not only for the meat, but also included the selection of sauce, potato, vegetables, and also boiled corn as the side dishes.
For the drink, you can choose ice tea as you can get free refills for as many as you want, pretty economical, hahaha.. For the tax, you’ll be charged 2,5% of service tax and 10% for government tax. Quite low for such a great service system. Usually, the other restaurants would charge you 5%.
Talking about what we ate :
This wasn’t my dish, my friend ate this. When I asked him about how was the taste and everything, he said nothing bad, it was delicious.. (I just knew him that day, it would be shameless if I tried his food for the sake of being a food blogger, LOL.. Let’s just trust his taste, shall we? :))
Well, this was the one I ate. How was the taste? Hmm.. The ripeness level that I was asking for was : medium well, the meat that came to me was : a well-cooked meat with a slight redness inside, it was tender and easy to cut, and the taste was SO DELICIOUS! It was almost perfect. The mushroom sauce is a total recommend! The french fries were tubby and long and soft, just yummy, as well as the vegetables, it was all fresh and nice. I definitely give it five stars.. Too bad it was quite thin when I compared mine to my friend’s, she ordered the same dish but her steak was so thick..
Overall, I really love the dining experience at Holycow! Steakhouse By Chef Afit. The place is really big, the wide parking lot made it easy to park the car, the whole dining area was clean, the ambiance was nice, the service was great and the most important thing, they serve yummy steak! :9 Will I come back? Definitely! Oh.. One more thing.. Thank you for the treat today, you’ll be blessed all the way! Amen.. 🙂
- Holycow! STEAKHOUSE By Chef Afit
- Jl. Pregolan No. 6 (Next to Le Cafe Gourmand, BonCafe)
- Every day
- 11.00 AM – 10.00 PM
- Walk in or Reservations : Both are allowed
- Range Price :
- Steak : Rp. 86.500,- to Rp. 560.000,-
- Drinks : Rp. 10.000,- to Rp. 17.000,-
- Wi-fi : Not yet
- Smoking : Outside only
- Pay with cards : available