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Kedai Tua Baru Surabaya (Review)

There's a new opening restaurant in the center of Surabaya. And it's surprisingly a nice place! lol.. When I first got the invitation, I saw the name of the place, and I told my friends, "I think I'm going to pass this one.." Because I thought it was literally a 'Kedai' or just a small restaurant without anything special in it. Besides, coming to a newly opening restaurant is not as exciting as it was anymore (tell you guys later). But then a friend of mine sent me the picture of this place, and it was way much more than I've had expected. So what is it? Where is it? How is it? Curious much? Hihi.. Let's get down to the R-E-V-I-E-W!

KEDAI TUA BARU
Fresh Market & Kitchen
Place Overview & Location :
As I said before, Kedai Tua Baru is located in the center of Surabaya. If you know Eat & Eat, Kedai Tua Baru is in front of Eat & Eat's Exit Road. If you still don't understand, I hope the map that I attached on the bottom of the post will help. You can click on the "MAP" sign on top of the map, because I always redirect it to one particular link so that you can open the map on your phone's application just with one click.

Though I've seen some of the pretty pictures of the place that surprised me before, I got another surprise when I actually got there. This place is turned out to be huge! LOL. Even my 16mm lens still couldn't cover their board sign (top picture) haha.. I know I've been telling myself to not judge a book from its cover, but some places just got me like this.

Front Section :
When you first enter Kedai Tua Baru, you will see the cashier on your right, and on your left, there's a section where you can take your OOTD pictures (top left pic). The decoration was nice, also Instagram-Friendly. And along with that section, there was their open kitchen where you can have your order right away (bottom left pic). Just read the instruction board (top right pic), and you're good to go. 
Anyways, can you see how pretty the gradation of the tiles from ceramics to the wood on the top left picture? <3 So artsy! I could sense that they really wanted to bring the Market Atmosphere into the restaurant, and actually, this reminds me of the food court in Kota Kasablanka Mall, Jakarta, it's quite similar. Does anyone of you notices?


Right Section :
On the right side or the restaurant, there's a small outdoor section, with colorful pavement and lots of bird cages hanging around for the decoration, Not to many tables in here, but I guess it can be a good smoking area for the customers who can't smoke inside.





Middle Section :
On the middle section of Kedai Tua Baru, there's a stair to the second floor (top left pic), but it was still closed for public. Then, there's also the Soup Bowl Station (top right pic) and the Drink Station (bottom right pic). Not only that, there's also a door that connected to their backyard, which was another of their outdoor section, but way much bigger than their right one.







Back Section :
First and foremost, those lamps and those tiles were the two things that captured my heart on the back section of Kedai Tua Baru. Everything else? History! lol.. Kidding. I feel like the outdoor section here was the most alive section, because it's bright, and colorful! I love how they put a lot of plants all around, and though it's an outdoor area, they still have many air conditioners for us, so we won't feel hot or humid there.

Foods & Beverages

Sambal Tua Baru Seafood Kombinasi 32.8k

Buntut Rempah 35.8k

Rujak Cingur 19.8k 
Kombinasi 5 Macam + Mie 18.8k
 Char Kwe Tiaw 25.8k
Sup Buntut 38.8k
Bali Hai (Snowy Beer) 25.8k

Foods & Drinks Recommendation :
My MOST FAVORITE dish in here (all of my friends said that too!) is the Buntut Rempah! It's basically Oxtail with very rich spices! Kind of like Rendang. The runner up for my favorite dish in here was the Sambal Tua Baru Seafood Kombinasi. It's a plate filled with fried seafood combination and a sunny side up egg, but what raised the taste in this dish was their Sambal! I really liked it. My third favorite dish in here goes to the Rujak Cingur & the Sop Buntut. Because it's simply my fave food in general. 
For the drink, Lychee Tea was the most favorite drink that day I guess, because I noticed that my friend ordered this three times, lol. While for myself, I ordered Dawet, but I wasn't satisfied with it. So then I saw people ordering the Bali Hai, and I kinda interested to try. They called it Snowy Beer, because they freeze the beer in -4 to -7 degree temperature and when they are going to serve it, they will knock the bottom of the beer bottle with the beer opener, and it will crack the frozen beer inside the bottle and create a 'snow' inside. So when it's served, it's like a Slurpee Beer. Pretty cool!

Overall and Other Details :
The place is big, enough to welcome more than a hundred customers, which has its own ups and down. Parking lot is pretty big, but I recommend you to take the Valet instead for easier access. Toilet is pretty clean, but for such capacity, I'm afraid you'll need more. Foods are good, still needs that special one to get people keep coming back again though. Price are unbelievably affordable for a very modern and comfortable place with a nice ambiance like this. And if you have kids, there's a special room for them to play in the back section. I think, overall, this place is suitable for lunch meeting, families, workers, and everyone who likes to eat Indonesian-Malaysian foods with a little modern touch inside the restaurants.
From 1 to 10, I would rate this as 8.

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Summary
Kedai Tua Baru
Jl. Tegalsari No. 25
031-5310584
Opens Everyday
Prepare around 50-70/person
Walk in and reserved customers allowed
Smoking & Non Smoking Area Available
Wi-Fi & EDC Machine Available




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7 comments:

  1. Jarang ngafe, hehe, mau nanya, kira-kira kalo tempat serupa di Surabaya, selain Kedai Tua Baru ada apa lagi ya Laura?
    Maksudnya yang harga terjangkau, interior bagus & cozy, serta bisa menampung orang banyak..

    Thanks..

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    1. Ada yang baru di sebelah Sinapi, namanya Kano, bisa di cek.. :)

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  2. Totally not recommended... nasi goreng tidak enak, tempatnya biasa saja, pelayan judes judes. The first and last for me and my family.

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    1. Too bad it happened to you and your family.. :(

      Hopefully that won't happen again in the future

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  3. yup...pelayannya judes2..saay saya datang ada customer yg mau reservasi tetapi CANCEL karena di CUEKI si org pelaytan cowok yg agak tinggi besar dan ada di dekat komputer...judesnya membuat saya juga tidak jadi.mukanya gak enak diliat...klo dah bosan kerja di kedai tua baru mending di PHK aja tuch org drpd merusak kedai tua baru

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  4. Kedai Tua Baru is located on a busy street but somehow still nice location. Restaurant ambience is cozy, also the smoking area. This place is "instagrammable", so I say

    but FOOD is not recommended , from the authentic theme of kedai peranakan I sense that this restaurant vary some menus to nice fusion food, but .... MOST OF THE FOOD TASTE ARE SWEET, JUST TOO SWEET, Rendang manis, Buntut manis, Curry sauce untuk Roti Canai manis, Kwee Tiauw manis, Sayur Asem manis ......

    Overall, tempatnya okay banget, makanan ngga banget!! Sorry

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  5. Kedai Tua Baru is located on a busy street but somehow still nice location. Restaurant ambience is cozy, also the smoking area. This place is "instagrammable", so I say

    but FOOD is not recommended , from the authentic theme of kedai peranakan I sense that this restaurant vary some menus to nice fusion food, but .... MOST OF THE FOOD TASTE ARE SWEET, JUST TOO SWEET, Rendang manis, Buntut manis, Curry sauce untuk Roti Canai manis, Kwee Tiauw manis, Sayur Asem manis ......

    Overall, tempatnya okay banget, makanan ngga banget!! Sorry

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