My title was voluntarily misleading. I don't believe there are true differences between both brands as they operate with the same concept. Both are chains of affordable steak restaurants which are lively, colorful and with a viral marketing all about Twitter and Facebook. They offer decent steaks, but it isn't the best imports or the best cooking you will find (except if you take their most expensive cuts).

Holycow! was opened by self-trained Chef Afit Dwi Purwanto (who worked previously as a manager on RCTI channel) and his wife Lucy Wiryono, a TV host. So far, they have 6 branches in Jakarta, 1 in Bali and 1 in Yogyakarta. Their menu is short and features Sirloin, Ribeye and Tenderloin steaks from Australia and US. They also serve Wagyu beef.

I visited the Bali branch which was very busy in the evening. Most of the customers were Indonesians, seemingly from Jakarta. I had the prime Tenderloin steak (imported from Australia) (91k +12,5% tax and service). It is the cheapest cut and it was just acceptable. I enjoyed it but I don't think it was worth more than its price.
Steak Hotel by Holycow! used to be part of the same group, but it is now owned and management by Wynda Mardio. There are as many differences between Steak Hotel by Holycow! and Holycow! that there is between each restaurants of each brands themselves.

Overall: Holycow! and Steak Hotel by Holycow! are recommended if you want a good value steak. You can alternatively try the following places that I enjoyed as well: Super Steak, Abuba Steak and Carnivor.
Branches of Holycow! Steakhouse by Chef Afit:

Holycow! Senopati
Jalan Bakti No.15
Kebayoran Baru, Senopati, South Jakarta
Phone number :+62 (0) 878 8656 0639

Holycow! Kebon Jeruk
Jl. Arteri Kelapa Dua (Jalan Panjang 18)
West Jakarta
Phone number: +62-21 5366 2815

Holycow! Kelapa Gading
Jalan Raya Boulevard Kelapa Gading
Blok WB2 16, North Jakarta
Phone number: +62-21 450 8413

Holycow! Kebayoran Baru
Jalan Wolter Monginsidi, Ruko De Monginsidi 12E
Kebayoran Baru, South Jakarta
Phone number: +62-21 53662815 

Holycow! Bintaro
Jalan Menteng Raya Blok FG1/6, Sektor 5
Bintaro Jaya, Tangerang
Phone number: +62-21 53662815

Holycow! Serpong Alam Sutera
Jalan Jalur Sutera 25BC
Kompleks Ruko The Element B18
Alam Sutera, Serpong
Phone number: +62-21 53662815

Holycow! Jogjakarta
Grand Aston Garden
Jalan Urip Sumoharjo 37
Phone number: +62-21 53662815

Holycow! Kuta Bali
Jalan Dewi Sri
Gedung BTC no.7. Kuta, Bali
Phone number: +62-21 53662815

Twitter : @steakholycow 
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Holycow! is also the owner of HolyGyu, Looobie Lobsters, Misu

Branches of Steak Hotel by Holycow!:

Steak Hotel by Holycow! Radio Dalam
Jalan Radio Dalam Raya No. 15, South Jakarta
Phone number: +62-21 7202 776

Steak Hotel by Holycow! Kemang
Jl. Kemang Raya No. 95E, South Jakarta
Phone number: +62-21 7181 949

Steak Hotel by Holycow! Sabang
Lantai 5 Gedung Seremanis
Jl. KH. Agus Salim No. 16, Central Jakarta
Phone number: +62-21 3190 6420

Steak Hotel by Holycow! Sudirman
Lantai 1 Gedung Teras Benhil
Jl. Bendungan Hilir Raya no. 34 Central Jakarta
Phone number: +62-21 2901 7373

Steak Hotel by Holycow! Tangerang
Ruko Bidex 2B no. 2
Jl. Pahlawan Seribu
BSD City, Tangerang
Phone number: +62-21 5316 4418

Delivery Service: +62-21 7202776 or +62-21 7087 7380

4 comments to '' Holycow! Steakhouse And Steak Hotel by Holycow! What Differences? "

  1. Meat Me is the best Steakhouse in Jakarta now in my opinion, they have a huge range of imported steaks u can choose your own to. Holy cow good also but in the lower end steaks.

  2. yang ini memang maknyus gan. hanya kalau ramai, parkirnya susah.

  3. I have tried both holycow by chef afit and steakhotel...for me holycow by chef afit is much more better... at first i thought it was the same but when i looked again at their brand slightly different...i think better the steak hotel use different concept...dont use the same color and the same name "holycow" it's very confusing ..even in the past they were in the same group or management...

  4. Masalah enak atau tidak enak itu masalah selera sih sebenernya. Saya sendiri lebih suka sama Holycow yang asli :)