INDO Restaurant & Lounge
INDO Restaurant & Lounge

INDO Restaurant & Lounge

  • 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: Indonesian, Southeast Asian, Asian
  • 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 6504947168x
  • Entertainment: Stay tuned, we will be your nightlife destination.
  • Special Events: 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.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAsian
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
INDO Restaurant & Lounge reviews from OpenTable diners
76 reviews since July 31, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.1
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelEnergetic
89% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (51)good for groups (39)fit for foodies (36)special occasion (24)neighborhood gem (21)vibrant bar scene (14)romantic (13)hot spot (12)great for lunch (11)kid-friendly (8)great for brunch (4)notable wine list (3)late-night find (3)Show More
  • Delicious, but LOUD
    harpoVIP
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Delicious, wonderful food and good, attentive service, but so loud we had trouble talking at our table.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Surprised
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    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.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I'll be back!
    DougB
    Dined on 4/22/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great for business lunches
    SCDMF
    Dined on 4/16/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We were a large group of indecisive
    LoriM
    Dined on 4/9/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good
    Dara
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    Food was excellent. I was expecting maybe a little fancier cocktails but they were good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hit and miss
    TwinsMomVIP
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great happy hour!
    PAPharm
    Dined on 3/19/2014
    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 :-)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great staff, great (unique) food
    JDThreeVIP
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    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).
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quiet Sunday Early Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 3/9/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Could have been better
    Biocathy
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very noisy
    PlayGoer
    Dined on 3/4/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Another good meal at Indo.
    Salmon
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellence!
    one2hook
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • small portions
    mulan
    Dined on 2/13/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hit or miss
    ItalianSnobVIP
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    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.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Special occasions
    lexalpha
    Dined on 2/6/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food and ambience.
    foodie
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Experience
    jimu
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Asian Fusion Delight
    LadyDy
    Dined on 1/21/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Group central
    BrunchDinerVIP
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great new restaurant
    SJgirlVIP
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Indo gets it right!
    travelkat
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 1/17/2014
    Wonderful pear cocktail and both entrees (Asian noodle) and short rib... We're terrific
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The Go-To Place for All Occasions
    GigiVIP
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • INDO a Must...
    HLC1VIP
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • place was busy but service was fast
    mirellab
    Dined on 1/10/2014
    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'
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • worth a try
    techtn
    Dined on 1/8/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Definitely coming back!
    hayley
    Dined on 12/20/2013
    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!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, very attentive
    imdeg
    Dined on 12/7/2013
    Great food, very attentive and considerate waitstaff. Will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great spot for business dinner.
    lunchtimeVIP
    Dined on 12/4/2013
    The food and the service is excellent. I had not been here since it changed from Straits to INDO - and we were pleasantly surprised. the sea bass melts in your mouth and the eggplant alone is worth a repeat visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Trendy and Tasty
    Katrina
    Dined on 11/27/2013
    Indo is a hip and trendy restaurant. The service was very nice, although a bit hyper-efficient clean up. I sat outside on the really nice patio. The hostess was really nice to make sure we were near a heat lamp so the seniors in my group wouldn't get cold (and they probably don't have a ton of seniors visiting). Great food. The Mie Goreng and the Lamb Curry were great. I recommend ordering more rice because the sauces for the dishes tend to be on the heavy side, but would be excellent over rice (ex. papaya curried beef) Overall, nice and trendy place for fusion asian food and hangout with friends.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I would go back, but not regularly
    ileftmyheartinsanjose
    Dined on 11/23/2013
    Pros: Staff are all friendly, professional, and prompt the patio seating is pleasant the restaurant is well decorated The food is good, but over-priced Cons: Not family-friendly I was disappointed that the online-menu didn't match the menu when we arrived
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyable evening
    SamGrausz
    Dined on 11/22/2013
    Dinner at INDO was very tasty and enjoyable. Enclosed patio area is particularly pleasant. Lounge in back has loud DJ music, so make sure you get a table on the patio if you want to be able to talk to others at your table.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Live in the area and first
    BayAreaCat
    Dined on 11/19/2013
    Live in the area and first time to new restaurant Indo. Met a friend for lunch and the food was EXCELLENT! Very flavorful and satisfying. Can't wait to back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our first time to the restaurant.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 11/15/2013
    Our first time to the restaurant. Went based on Open Table reviews. Good food and service. Only complaints was bar music was too noisy and lighting too dim making it hard to read the menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Will definitely be back to Indo
    TEGOVIP
    Dined on 11/13/2013
    The service and food were very good. You would have no idea by driving by the restaurant that is was such a quality establishment. However, once inside you realize this is a popular spot. The service was great as was the food. Also, the drinks were unusual (I had a jalapeno-cilantro margarita) and very good. My only complaint was that it was too loud to easily carry on a conversation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food & awesome service
    Brad
    Dined on 11/9/2013
    This place has all the best things on the menu! We tried the Roti Prata, Black Pepper Mussles, Chilean Seabass, Lemongrass Rib-eye, Garlic Noodles, and Coconut Rice. It was such an amazing dinner and we can't wait to go back. Definitely stands out from all the other restaurants in Palo Alto.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    Devs
    Dined on 11/9/2013
    The food was awesome! Everything we had was tasty and the cocktails were great too!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Charged for refills of iced
    Alvinstella1
    Dined on 11/8/2013
    Charged for refills of iced tea without informing us. Overall place is not desirable and too expensive for what they have to offer. Will not go back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic