INDO Restaurant & Lounge
INDO Restaurant & Lounge

INDO Restaurant & Lounge

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.indorestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 650-494-9184x
  • 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
70 reviews since June 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.2
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (46)good for groups (39)fit for foodies (30)special occasion (22)neighborhood gem (20)romantic (16)great for lunch (15)vibrant bar scene (13)kid-friendly (9)hot spot (8)great for brunch (5)late-night find (3)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • The food doesn't seem as innovative
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 5/19/2008
    The food doesn't seem as innovative as it once did. The desert in particular weren' t good enough. The food is good, but I used to look forward to going there and now I think it's just okay.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Palo Alto Straits got older,
    smileVIP
    Dined on 5/16/2008
    Palo Alto Straits got older, it is not as popular as used to be.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • I really enjoyed the food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2000VIP
    Dined on 5/14/2008
    I really enjoyed the food and the variety presented on the menu. This is a quality restaurant and very interesting in terms of food options and prepartations. I would recommend it and I would go back again (if I am in town). The waiter could have talked about the food, made recommendations or add value in some manner other than delivering. To say this place is loud is an understatement - it is very loud so plan on raising your voice a bit or sit outside where it appeared more sedate. Just to reiterate: I would recommend it and I would go back again (if I am in town). Go for the food and the energy, just be prepared to raise your voice and strain the ears a bit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We enjoyed our evening there,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/13/2008
    We enjoyed our evening there, although it was somewhat empty. When I tried to book with you, I originally sought seating for 10, and was told that would not be available. So I retyped 6, and immediately got a table. Upon entering the restaurant, it was evident our original request could have been honored.(even though we ended up needing only 7 seats). I mention this just so your firm and Straits can coordinate the larger groups more effecively. The food was superb, the waitstaff was flexible and accommodating (separate checks for booze,etc.) and they did place us away from others, so the noise level was very acceptable for our book discussion. Price/value is definitely spot-on!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food was good, but what was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 5/11/2008
    Food was good, but what was irritating, is we felt ignored and had to flag down a waiter to take our drink/food order. Once the order was taken, food was served in a timely manner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food is always well prepared,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 5/11/2008
    The food is always well prepared, tasty, and has a slight kick. We have found the service to be above average. A nice twist on Asian cuisine.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Not one of our better experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 5/9/2008
    Not one of our better experience at Straits - restaurant wasn't very full when we got there - but they were "out of menus" - so we got one about 5 minutes after sitting down - and then the hostess brought one by about 15 minutes later! - Food came out "as it was ready" - so one of us was finishing a salad - while the other sat there - then it was the other way around. - With our entree, the waiter suggested that we order a side of garlic noodles to go with a dish - well the noodles came out like 10 minutes after we completely finished eating everything! - Lastly - I was sort of interested in a lobster dish - but only if I didn't have to crack it, etc - wasn't interested in getting messy. The waiter assured me that the selection I choos
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Pretty disappointing - fish
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 5/9/2008
    Pretty disappointing - fish was fishy, the servers made multiple mistakes, and our bill was incorrect. Very disappointing.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I was disappointed with e
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 5/9/2008
    I was disappointed with e slow service. I took far too long to get our entrees after appetizers. Worse yet, they were delivered almost 10 minutes apart. Also rice was not served with my meal. I had to ask for it after receiving my entree. Based on my previous visits, I have higher expectations for service and cuisine at Straits. They need to pay more attention to detaails as noted above.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Used to be great, but disappointing
    DonHVIP
    Dined on 5/5/2008
    Used to be great, but disappointing this trip. Service was slow, as only one fellow was taking orders, while 3 or 4 runners were doing other things. The sauces were wonderful, but calamari was rubbery. My mashed potatoes were served cold. I've been here at least 4 times before, while out here on business travel. This time my wife is with me, and I'd really built Straits up for her, but it was too bad this is what we got. It used to be my favorite Palo Alto restaurant, reminding me of a trip to Singapore.
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  • there was a group and we weren't
    Ryan
    Dined on 4/30/2008
    there was a group and we weren't part of that. our fault for asking to sit outside, i guess. we got fair/good service and it was noisy. the patio was not well appointed -- looked like were in back of someone's garage with all the junk around and the fans and stuff. they should try harder to make it nice. certainly charged enough to make me want it to be more nice.
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  • Food was very good, as usual.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 4/29/2008
    Food was very good, as usual. There was one hicup: we ordered a half-bottle of champagne, which was warm but an ice bucket came with it. Unfortunately, the server filled two glasses right away, instead of either waiting or serving just a little bit so the champagne would chill.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We enjoy the food at Straits
    love2dyne
    Dined on 4/26/2008
    We enjoy the food at Straits although we've noticed that the prices are going up and the serving sizes are smaller. The tables inside are too close together and the restaurant is noisy. It is a good but not great dining experience.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I have eaten at the Straits
    NancyleeVIP
    Dined on 4/25/2008
    I have eaten at the Straits in San Francisco in the Westfield Center. The food was delicious---beautiful, vibrant colors and clean flavors. I was looking foward to taking some friends from the peninsula to the Palo Alto lovation. It was REALLY disappointing. We had many dishes, and none were all that great. We got delivered the "fresh" spring rools by accident (we'd ordered the fried ones), and they were dried out and kind of cardboard-ish. Calimari greasy with no soggy breading. The waiter brought us the ones that we ordered after we told him of the mistake, but they were quite greasy. The halibut dish was just awful, dried out, and with a very eggy wash on it. Ugh. Anyway, after trying maybe 6 or 7 dishes we left, and I apologized.
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  • The food was very good and
    CLGCA
    Dined on 4/25/2008
    The food was very good and our service was excellent. Very knowledgeable about the different dishes and helped one of our guests find something without peanuts due to an allergy. My only comment would be to add some tableware that is more ethnic so that it doesn't feel so "generic" as the tables have plain cutlery, glassware, etc. Investing in just a few of these items would add more ambiance and make the overall experience more differentiated.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The food was excellent, especially
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 4/24/2008
    The food was excellent, especially the mussels. Our waiter was very attentive and pleasant, which made the meal even better.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Waiter took forever to get
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 4/19/2008
    Waiter took forever to get drink order. When drink order comes it is wrong. A busboy finally comes to correct it. The rice orders were wrong (3 coconut rice vs. 2 Jasmine rice and 1 coconut rice). The chicken in the Hainan Chicken Rice isn't flavorful enough (I've had the ones in Singapore, the one at Strait's doesn't come close).
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I goes to Strait all the time.
    lkao
    Dined on 4/13/2008
    I goes to Strait all the time. This is very fine restaurant. Yesterday's meal is another good one I had.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • This was our first time at
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/12/2008
    This was our first time at Straits Cafe in Palo Alto but it will definitely not be our last. Service was exceptional and food was teriffic. A-Plus!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We did have a lovely meal,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/7/2008
    We did have a lovely meal, and a most enjoyable experience overall (we were celebrating my husband's birthday). However, the evening was marred somewhat by a man at the next table talking on his cellphone. A restaurant of this quality should have an enforced policy about such a lack of courtesy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I usually love straits restaurant,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/2/2008
    I usually love straits restaurant, but the service this time was wanting. OUr waiter tried too hard, was irritating, pushy and annoying. He needs to learn the art of being helpful and attending and friendly instead. As long as our waiter left us alone, we had a great time and great meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very good food...great service....w
    TonyDVIP
    Dined on 4/2/2008
    Very good food...great service....will be back and bring friends!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Even though the place wasn't
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 3/27/2008
    Even though the place wasn't crowded at all, I definitely got the feeling they wanted us out, which was a little off-putting. We'd had a fairly large meal with drinks and it seemed the wait staff was really in a rush for us to give up the table, despite seeing many empty ones around us.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • I have been to this restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 3/17/2008
    I have been to this restaurant several times. This last time, the place was almost empty, the service was quick but filled with errors (wrong drinks, twice), and the food was over-cooked (e.g., tough, dry shrimp). We took a job candidate here, because it used to be good. I will not go here again until I hear that it has substantially improved.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • i didn"t feel the food or
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 3/15/2008
    i didn"t feel the food or ambiance was as good as the Burlingame or Santana Row Straits. Usually I really love the food.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food, wide variety of
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 3/14/2008
    Great food, wide variety of flavors at a good price
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We've been to Straits before
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 3/8/2008
    We've been to Straits before and have enjoyed it; enough to go back now and then. However, this time we all agreed that the stars aligned. The food was fantastic (we all over ate). The service was superb: fast, courteous, engaging, and accommodating. The drinks hit the spot. Normally we order wine, but when a bar infuses their own booze, it's always worth trying. We will certainly go back a little more often.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I proposed to my wife here
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003
    Dined on 2/14/2008
    I proposed to my wife here several years ago so this place has a special spot in my heart! If you want a romantic place with excellent food this is it! No special request has ever been denied here and the service is impeccable, I like to call ahead and have a bottle of champagne waiting at the table!!! The Origami Sea Bass is the best I've ever had in my life and I've travelled the world extensively!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food is fantastic. We
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 12/7/2007
    The food is fantastic. We especially enjoyed the wok roasted muscles. The outdoor covered patio is great for a romantic dinner for two. The waiters are very attentive and accomodating.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food is always ok at this
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 5/25/2007
    The food is always ok at this restaurant. However, the last time I went with a large party, the waiter added over 6 extra dishes to our bill which we never ordered or received. He was trying to cheat us, hoping that in a large party, no one would notice. When we realized that no one ordered dessert, and yet there were 3 on the bill, we confronted the waiter and manager. We received no apology... I haven't been back. They've probably cheated me in the past, and I just never knew it...
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  • Eat. Here. Now.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 10/15/2005
    Eat. Here. Now. Straits is a favorite for me and all my friends and co-workers. WHAT a treat to eat the Sea Bass or the Roti appetizer. Also the tuna appetizer. *** we love Straits ***
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate