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INDO Restaurant & Lounge
INDO Restaurant & Lounge

INDO Restaurant & Lounge Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.indorestaurant.com
  • Phone: (650) 494-9184
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:00pm;
    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm;
    Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Asian, Southeast Asian, Indonesian
  • Executive Chef: Tommy Charoen
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wine
  • Catering: We offer outside catering. Please give us a call or email with the details!

  • Private Party Facilities: Our semi private room can accomodate up to 35 guests. Patio is available for any large parties of up to 150. Please give us a call or email with your event details!
  • Private Party Contact: Bryan Lew (650) 494-7168
  • Entertainment: Stay tuned, we will be your nightlife destination.
  • Special Events & Promotions: INDO Restaurant offers private dining to create the perfect setting for your special events. Our two private rooms can accommodate 20 to 80 guests, and our patio is perfect for cocktail receptions for up to 150.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Lambert
  • Public Transit: Caltrain, VTA.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Free Parking Lot is located through Lambert Street.

A word from INDO Restaurant & Lounge
INDO Restaurant & Lounge is conveniently located in the heart of Silicon Valley. Our culinary vision is of two goals to introduce authentic Indonesian dishes lead by Indonesian native Chef DeCuisine Deanna and offer interpretations of California/French cooking methods via a collaboration between Executive Chef Tommy & Chef Deanna. Our lounge offers craft cocktails made with fresh juices and premium spirits while also showcasing a unique international wine list. Continued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerAsian
Diner Reviews
  • "We're definitely into Indo. The duck kapitan and lobster padthai had rich flavors that we especially loved. The crab fried rice and chicken rendang were very good, if less impressive. The fired calamari and snap peas were good, but paled in comparison to the other dishes. The dining room has a modern Asian feel, upscale, but comfortable. The trellised outdoor area looked inviting on a 90 degree day. Overall a great experience for our family of 5."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "There were many different kinds of diners - families with children, couples, groups without kids. Food was excellent (meat was a little salty for our tastes but we generally prefer low-sodium foods and to be fair, we didn't ask our food to be prepared low-sodium). Lovely outdoor seating, by the time we left the outdoor seating area was full but it never felt loud. Water is refilled without asking. Gracious service, we didn't feel at all rushed. And our kids ate happily, which is a big plus. We enjoyed everything we ordered. We will be back!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Great server, awesome attitude and great recommendation. Highly recommend. Awesome food."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Not sure it it's under new management, but this restaurant used to be much better. The service was nice but forgetful of our requests. The food was definitely blah and the drinks were a disappointment - mine cost $10 and I drank a few sips and did not finish the rest.i don't think we'll be coming back."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "The food was good. I only had one dish that I would run back for, and it was the Tuna Tatar. They staff was very attentive to the table maybe too much. I attribute this to it being a Tuesday evening and there not being much foot traffic. However, I do hear they have a great happy hour."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "Our whole family loves this restaurant. We always order the roti, ginger salad, chicken curry, and steak to share. The service is friendly and professional."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "This a cute little place for Asian food. They had good variety of food ranging from Thai, Malaysian and Indonesian. The service was very slow and they mixed up our food orders. The server came back twice to let know that they did not have the food we were ordering from the menu. The food tasted good nothing exceptional but above average. Good place for groups and easy on the wallets too. "
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "We had reservations for lunch 11:30 for a party of 11 and got there right on time. Aside from a couple, we were the only people in the restaurant at that time. We placed our order about 10 minutes after that and didn't get our food until 12:40 which seems way too long. By 12:30 we talked to the manager because the room had filled up with people and most people were eating by 12:15 and we still had not received our food. Then at 12:40 half the table received their food and another 10 minutes later the other half received their food. Since we had to be back to work 1:00 we had to get to go plates. The food was great, but the service we terrible. The manager did come and apologize. "
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "Fabulous food & service. Friendly staff. Parking may be difficult, the back lot is usually full. Street parking available."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "The Good was great as the service. Everythong was perfect"
    Dined on 5/6/2014
  • "We were surprised with the food; mango salad was bland, as well as the noodle dish. We asked to have more veggies in lieu of the crab. It was shocking when the bill came and they charged us extra for the veggies. "
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Delicious, wonderful food and good, attentive service, but so loud we had trouble talking at our table."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "I have been to Indo a few times for lunch and dinner, and I have had drinks at the bar. The portions are reasonable, the food is consistently excellent, and the menu seems to have something for everyone. The servers are attentive and they can accommodate groups if you make a reservation. The place can get pretty crowded, and the parking can be tight during peak times, so you should plan ahead."
    Dined on 4/22/2014
  • "I have been here twice for business lunches both inside and on the covered outdoor patio. The fountain is a lovely backdrop to the conversation. It is always barely filled which is surprising since the location on El Camino in Palo Alto is close to many businesses. But it seems out of the way. Nice environment. The food is quite good and it is easy to get into and out of despite the EL Camino location. Try it for lunch. "
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "We were a large group of indecisive people. Some wanted indoors, some wanted outdoors, and some wanted to sit in the bar/lounge. The staff was accommodating to our group, who changed their minds twice on where to sit. We truly appreciated their patience and flexibility. Menu is extensive and offered many delicious choices. The drink menu was refreshing and catered to everyone's desires. Overall experience was wonderful. Looking forward to a return visit."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "Food was excellent. I was expecting maybe a little fancier cocktails but they were good."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "From 2 visits.... don't expect they honor the time of the reservation. We had to wait 15 minutes to get seated. The mung bean pudding dessert was heavenly. The roti was served fresh and hot= yummy. However for a lamb shank enthusiast like me, theirs was a disappointment. Very small especially consider the price they charge for it. The cucumber was so overpowering that I wouldn't order the tuna tartar since I can't tell the taste of it. The spring roll was just a filler with salty sauce. The chicken satay was still moist and tender but the sauce was mediocre not at all peanut-ty. I do like the samosa with curry ground beef inside. That was memorable."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Love this place! Nice for those working in the Page Mill area and don't want to fight parking on California Street or University Ave. Quickly becoming a Happy Hour favorite - long happy hour 5-8pm, and then even longer happy hour on Fridays, 4-8 pm! Great $5 drink selection for happy hour :-)"
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "The food was really great, the drinks are excellent and the staff was great. They were clearly down a waiter but managed to make up for it. Only real knock is that some of the tables are placed oddly in narrow throughways so there can be a fair amount of foot traffic. Still, deserves its 4 stars overall."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "We went there for our 10th Wedding Anniversary and loved it. They had a unique take on "standard" dishes like ribs and seabass. The fried rice was fantastic and for dessert, a very interesting pistachio crème brulee was a great finish. Absolutely LOVED the freshly squeezed mango & lemonade as well. A great find. It is a little bit loud and outside is great, but being on El Camino Real is a bit of downer (certainly not their fault)."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "A friend and I went when they opened on Sunday at 5:00 pm and practically had the place to ourselves. It was quiet, and the staff was very attentive then. Don't know how it would be when it's busier. The food was outstanding. Would go next time with a larger group and order more varied menu items for sampling family style. I am very allergic to shellfish, and they made sure that the cook staff was alerted and I had no problems."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "Waiter had really bad breath, Crab meat stuck to inside of shell, which is indicative of being frozen before cooking. Drinks were watered down Other food was very good but it was too loud to have a decent conversation"
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "We came here for dinner before a show, and was seated promptly as the place was mostly empty. However, the bar was pretty full and the noise level was very high. It was hard to hear each other in that mostly empty dining area. It's probably due to the lack of noise buffer in their decor--everything is hard surface. The lighting was dimm so it could be a nice and romantic ambience, yet the noise ruined it all. The food was very good and tasty, but everything is a la cart in addition to the steep price. We probably won't go back."
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "We've been coming here since the restaurant was called "Straits". In fact we held our wedding rehearsal dinner at Straits. Ownership changed--it is now called Indo. The chef and food remained as pleasant as ever. The menu has shifted more toward Indonesian style, as the name indicates; however, there are other South East Asian influences. We often take out-of-town guests to this place and have never been disappointed. The staff are generally friendly; although they can get rather busy; the atmosphere is pleasant, and the food is very tasty. My wife grew up in Indonesia and she is happy that this place strikes a good balance between maintaining some authentic flavors, while adapting others to the local pallet. Highly recommended."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "The staff were friendly upon arrival, and though we were some of te last guests, we werent rushed or hurried. The food was amazing, the drinks were splendid, and i'll ve back soon!"
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "I ordered a fish plate that costs 30 bucks but was disappointed when they brought me the plate with such a small portion. Same reaction from my friends with their fish plates. If the fish portions were bigger I would definitely recommend this restaurant."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "We ate here on a Thursday night and the food was really hit or miss. The Roti Prata was really great though they don't provide enough sauce but the basil chicken was mediocre at best and was more of a curry than a true basil chicken."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "are handled nicely. I noted on res. that we were celebrating both a birthday and an anniversary, and requested a special dessert, no nuts. Then I just left it in their hands. They brought us some unexpected sparkling wine, and then a wonderful cake dessert that was warm, delicious and even had a candle. Attentive service but not intrusive. The only problem was that the noise level was very high, but we had a great time anyway. We'll go back again."
    Dined on 2/6/2014
  • "Excellent happy hour and ambience. The food is great here, both on the happy hour menu and the regular menu. The staff is friendly as well."
    Dined on 7/11/2013
  • "I really liked the good here. The ambience is also very good, with low noise and dimly lit it calls for special occasions when you want a romatic dinner or just a nice dinner with friends."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "Thumbs up for the sea bass, garlic noodles, & all the veggie dishes. My friends enjoyed several of the specialty cocktails. I love that they have fresh squeezed lemonade."
    Dined on 1/21/2014
  • "This used to be a trendy intimate place but it's very much groups now. Lots of big tables, noisy vibe. Great for parties and groups. Definitely a good place for a birthday. The food never fails."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "Newly renovated with cool bar, gorgeous outdoor area and cool indoor interior. Food is fabulous south east asian fare - touches of Indonesia, Singapore and other wonderful cuisines. Really excellent food with fabulous flavors and great cocktails such as the cucumber basil gimlet. Excellent and attentive servers too. Not at all pricey either which makes it a great venue to go with a group or with the family. Love it!"
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "We have dined at this new restaurant for a few times and were very happy every time we came back. The food is very flavorful. Drinks are good. The seabass was my favorite. Happy hour foods are also very good. The manager paid good attention to returned customer and even brought us a free chocolate dessert. That customer service always draw customers back. Definitely a recommendation and will come back."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "Wonderful pear cocktail and both entrees (Asian noodle) and short rib... We're terrific"
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "I enjoyed a Friday evening with three of my best girlfriends here recently. We shared combinations of small plates (notable the papaya salad and one of the noodle dishes), salads and entrees and enjoyed everything. I had a jalapeno margarita which was absolutely addictive. We sat outside on the El Camino side of the restaurant, but the tent (felt like we were at a wedding) and the heat lamps made it pleasant and we didn't hear any car traffic but for one emergency vehicle that went by. The service was really swift and the dishes came out in a well-timed way so that we felt like we were eating forever. Desserts were great too. This place would be great for large group lunches, I'd think, but could get a bit boisterous for a 'working lunch'"
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "Excellent Southeast Asian cuisine, served in a energetic atmosphere. Service is reasonably good. If you like food from Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore etc., then INDO is a must."
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "Indo is a great choice for business lunches, company happy hours and romantic dinners, inside and outside in the patio. The service has been excellent each time I went, the bartenders and waiting staff are very friendly and the food is excellent, even for foodies. The ambiance is great for casual, professional and romantic dining. The combination of the open space from bar to indoor dining to patio seating makes this place very versatile. Indo is a place for all occasions, sure to please your professional colleagues, casual friends, and dates. It's the kind of place everyone you bring leaves impressed with, and is sure to get you compliments as a hip foodie who knows your spots!"
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "This is a great place. I have been here 3 times and have always enjoyed the food. I recommend eating family style so you can try more dishes."
    Dined on 1/8/2014
  • "The staff was amazing! Very accommodating (we changed our reservations 3 times as our party size decreased) and attentive to our requests. Despite several large parties and a DJ playing music, the noise level was not an issue and you could still hold a conversation without having to yell. The food was outstanding! We ordered the Tuna Tartare (they were more than happy to replenish our shrimp chips when we ran out), Gado Gado, Poh Pia, and my favorite, the Bihun Goreng (which was still tasty the next day as leftovers!). I'm looking forward to coming back!!!"
    Dined on 12/20/2013