What typical restaurants, food delivery services, and/or takeout options are popular among expatriates?

There are a handful of high-end Western restaurants in Surabaya, and that number is growing. Mid-range options are plentiful, as are a number of American Fast Food joints. Indonesian food is spicy and delicious, and available at all price points from street-peddler to clothe napkin. Thanks to large expat communities there are several good Japanese and Korean restaurants. Good Chinese restaurants are plentiful. - Nov 2018


enough. very expensive by local standards. slightly more expensive than in the U.S. Family of four can usually get out of a McDonald's for about $30. - Oct 2015


McDonald's, KFC, A & W, Texas Fried Chicken, Dunkin' Donuts, Starbuck, and CARL'S JR. The Carl's Jr. is a nice addition to the fast food fray. Prices are comparable to U.S. prices. Menu selections vary. - Apr 2015


McDonald's, Wendy's, Pizza Hut, Starbucks, and KFC are all here at reasonable prices. Italian, Chinese, and some good Korean restaurants are near Citraland. For a western breakfast buffet, head to the Sheraton. Street food at the G-walk and other areas are also good. Lontar street has a good Padang food restaurant and a good Bakso restarant called Manchester. Good Padang-style mud crabs and other seafood items are available at a restaurant on a small lake in Citraland. Street food can be excellent in Indonesia. - Oct 2012


McDonalds, Starbucks, Wendy's, Pizza Hut, KFC for fast food. - May 2012


Most Indonesians eat at street side warungs (semi-permanent vendors) or 'kaki lima' carts that are pushed around the city. You can have a filling meal for less than one dollar! Or, go to the malls for restaurants with most meals ranging between $5 and $10 dollars, including well-known western chains. There are a few high-end restaurants, but they don't even come close to justifying their cost. - Oct 2010


Almost everything for much less than in the U.S.An ice cream cone at MacDonald's is 15 cents!Other fast food items are probably half of U.S. costs or less. Indonesian food is also very tasty and even cheaper! - Aug 2009


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