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 WinnerAsian
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
INDO Restaurant & Lounge reviews from OpenTable diners
73 reviews since June 3, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.1
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
89% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (47)good for groups (40)fit for foodies (26)special occasion (21)neighborhood gem (20)romantic (18)great for lunch (15)vibrant bar scene (14)kid-friendly (10)hot spot (7)great for brunch (4)late-night find (3)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • great for special occasion
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/29/2013
    we went there for a birthday and the service was really good
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yummy - loud fun DJ music
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/24/2013
    We had a great meal here on a Saturday night, just our family - husband daughter and self. There is a DJ. The DJ music was fun but meant we could not really have a conversation. We sat inside, I don't know if it would have been easier to hear each other talk if we sat in the heated patio. The tables are quite wide, so you can hear the person sitting next to you, but not the person sitting opposite. The food was yummy - very similar to Straits Cafe which was at the same location for years, many of the same dishes. The Roti Prata was very very good - maybe the best ever. The Laksa was not authentic (no tauhu, no special laksa chilli sauce, prawns too large), it was very coconutty and absolutely delicious. We ate every bit of every dish.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • As always - a great experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 8/23/2013
    We love coming to Indo. The food is always excellent and the atmosphere is lovely. The service is great, and we always leave happy and full.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous Restaurant! Wow!
    JulzJrny
    Dined on 8/14/2013
    Wow! I was blown away. Ambiance, service, drinks and food were impeccable. We were there for our anniversary and we sat outside at a nice table on the patio. There were heat lamps so it was lovely. Good music and ambiance. The waitress brought us 2 free glasses of champagne for our anniversary to start off. The specialty cocktails were great, my favorites were the basil cucumber gimlet, and the cilantro jalapeno margarita. The Murtabak appetizer blew our mind with the preparation and the sauce and spices. My husband enjoyed the lamb and I had the Sambal Goreng Tofu which had a fantastic sauce, fresh cilantro and a few red peppers over the top with coconut rice.Yum! We are going back as soon as we can! Highly recommend this place!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic place for flavor
    THarrisVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2013
    Great food - amazing flavors! This is a great place for a client lunch an happy hour get together.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First timers
    FabFriends
    Dined on 8/3/2013
    The service and food was great. Highly recommend for friends, work, or family gathering.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Indonesian fusion & great happy hr!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 7/31/2013
    1st visit since it morphed from Straits to Indo. Quite loud in open entryway and bar, but very pleasant ambiance on patio conducive to conversation. We had the pepper mussels (yum!) and the fesh po piah (good, but not nearly as good as the mussels), and due to a couple of cocktails and glases of wine, ended up splitting the salmon. This was delectable with a mango chutney in a mild but flavorfull red curry sauce, along with a seving of brown rice. Ended up being plenty of food for the two of us. The service was truly excellent - Very attentive. Would definitely go back (and maybe try the $5 cocktails and appetizers at their extended 5-8 PM happy hour!).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, kid-friendly, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • good choice for palo alto
    sloguy
    Dined on 7/29/2013
    a good choice for palo alto. a good foodie choice at a reasonable price.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I was a big fan of Straits
    lovethaifoodVIP
    Dined on 7/29/2013
    I was a big fan of Straits and miss it in Palo Alto. The INDO food is quite similar and quite good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food and very energetic!
    Cristieats
    Dined on 7/27/2013
    The ambience was very nice, young and energic, it had nice music at a level that you could continue the conversation, but still it felt like you were in a night club. The food was very nice, it is an Asian fusion. We had the crab among one of the plates. I would definitely come back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Dinning but improvement needed
    Blue
    Dined on 7/27/2013
    We had an excellent meal and the servers are nice but need an improvement , they are lacking food experience and some servers do not how to pronounce the name of the food correctly. Hopefully it will improve soon.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tastes extrordinaire!
    Mangia
    Dined on 7/25/2013
    Indo delivers wonders for the palate. I t was reccomended by a friend-I was told to order the mussels and the rib-eye. The mussels contained a super-delicious sauce and we gobbled them up. The rib-eye was full of flavor-as rib-eyes are wont to be.. Desserts were lovely. A lovely meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Service and Good Food
    hungryperson
    Dined on 7/24/2013
    We enjoyed this restaurant when it was Straits and we enjoyed even more as INDO. The INDO menu is similar, with some of the same items, yet it seems more focused now. All the food had great flavor to it - different, vibrant spices that you could really taste. The snap peas were excellent. We really liked the spicy basil chicken, too. Our waitress Alexa was very attentive yet didn't overwhelm us. She let us enjoy our food and our experience.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I read a lot of good reviews
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/23/2013
    I read a lot of good reviews about this restaurant..but was a little disappointed with the dish I ordered. I had yellow curry and there was still fat on the chicken pieces which was quite unpleasant. No enough gravy to go with rice hence a bit dry. Would go back to try something else...
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Find
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/20/2013
    We enjoyed our appetizers, and small plates. The food was unique and special. The service great. Would definitely come back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Felt Rushed!
    Rushed
    Dined on 7/19/2013
    The food was great and it was so nice to sit outside in the covered patio. We were seated promptly...almost too promptly as we had been sitting in the bar. They closed us out real quick and seated us. Wait staff kept coming by and taking empty dishes. I took the last lumpia and the guy took the platter while my lumpia was mid-air trying to get to the dipping sauce! When we were seated, we wanted to enjoy appetizers and drinks but the waitress kept coming by trying to get us to order our dinner. The whole experience was too rushed! We still had a great time and enjoyed our food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yellow curry is a must!
    BrunchDinerVIP
    Dined on 7/18/2013
    Fantastic food, great service and cool music. Looking forward to going back already!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice enough but not a favorite
    shin
    Dined on 7/18/2013
    I used to go to this location. It was the Strait's Cafe. Somehow it was closed down and replaced by this restaurant. I went there from my curiosity. One thing I did not like lighting. It was uneven lighting so that we sit down in a dark. But I would be fine in other part of the restaurant. We've ordered a bunch of things. Most of food was reasonably good, but not the best. The bar was attracting people drinking quite a bit. That led to much noisier ambience. I guess I did not particularly enjoy that. Over all, it was ok. Nothing really wrong. But I would not go back to the place.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent
    michael
    Dined on 7/11/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun!
    Mdith77
    Dined on 7/11/2013
    Had a wonderful time catching up with old friends here. We had dinner on a Thursday-- food was delicious, beautifully presented. Drinks were well prepared. Service was thoughtful and excellent. Will likely return soon. Highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoy the open air
    ktolay
    Dined on 7/11/2013
    INDO has a terrific covered patio for an outdoor dining experience without the inconvenience of getting wet in the rain or the glaring brightness of direct sunlight. You get great food in a great environment year round.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • first time, def coming back
    Vandaman
    Dined on 7/10/2013
    loved it so much, i'll definitely come back with my friends
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First time there. Service
    jamieVIP
    Dined on 7/5/2013
    First time there. Service and food top notch. Enjoyed sampling the various items - each very well prepared.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good food, beautiful setting
    prymnumberVIP
    Dined on 6/25/2013
    INDO's food is meant for sharing. Every dish we ordered was so good and we were glad to have tried several. The restaurant itself is beautiful but parking was a little tricky. (If you drive around, you'll eventually come across the "free parking" sign tucked towards the back of the restaurant patio.) And the noise level was definitely loud enough to make private conversations difficult. But if you're going with a group, then the place is perfect.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Malaysian-based cuisine
    Swineshead
    Dined on 6/25/2013
    The Malaysian-based cuisine is excellent, and the menu small but focused. I had salmon pangang with coconut rice and it was fantastic!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A Delicious As Always
    Happy
    Dined on 6/18/2013
    Indo is one of my favorite places for lunch in Palo Alto. The food is delicious and they understand how to keep things moving for those of us who have to go back to the office. The prices are great - frankly, I'm surprised they don't charge more for such good food and large portions. I hear they make rijsttafel on Mother's Day and one other holiday. Have to get back for that. I haven't had it since Amsterdam and Indo's is supposed to be as good or better. Get there early though b/c the parking lot is small and tight.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome roti, chicken satays!
    yum123VIP
    Dined on 6/17/2013
    Awesome roti, chicken satays! We went right as they opened for dinner, so it was quite. Outdoor patio looked lovely! The only negative was multiple gnats/bugs flying around us/food; understandable since outdoor patio opened inside, but still annoying to be shooing them away mid-bite.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Slow start but great finish!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 6/16/2013
    We were on our own for about 10 minutes or more before our server greeted us and began to wonder if anybody would wait on us. But after the initial slow start, we had good service from that point on. We thoroughly enjoyed the meal -- great flavors, lots of spices, delicious combinations. The salmon was to die for!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointing
    tati
    Dined on 6/15/2013
    I made a reservation for five people a week prior to our meal. When we showed up, we had to wait about 20 minutes to be seated. The whole place was so dark that everyone had trouble not only reading the menu but actually seeing what they were eating. Once we were seated, it took 30 minutes to get a server to take our drink orders. Took another 30 minutes to get our food orders. And finally finally, a good 40 minutes to get our food. By the time we got our food, the place was closing and everyone had left except for our table. Disappointing experience. The food was the only positive note during the night.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great update
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 6/12/2013
    We enjoyed this place when it was the Straits, and hadn't been back since the remodel. We're glad we returned, because the food is just as good, and the interior is fresher and more modern.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Flavorful food, comfortable room
    JohorVIP
    Dined on 6/10/2013
    Flavorful cooking and subtle variations on familiar SE Asian dishes. Warm and friendly service. Roti hot and tasty. Curries rich, well spiced with depth of flavor. Duck well-prepared (but over cooked for those who expect a rare breast). Service warm, patient, unintrusive. Look forward to a chance to return soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic restaurant tucked
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 6/5/2013
    Fantastic restaurant tucked away off of Page Mill. Great ambiance and the food is terrific. A lot of flavors and a lot of new twists/pairings. I will definitely return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best Happy Hour in town!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/29/2013
    The Happy Hour goes on till 8pm and all the $5 appetizers are delicious!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Really nice.....
    RafaelVIP
    Dined on 5/14/2013
    Had a great time, but the chicken was spicier than described. Minor point since the service was excellent and the calamari to die for.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Experience
    LoveFood
    Dined on 5/12/2013
    All members of our family liked the Mother's day brunch. The choices were great. I liked the shrimp, roti prata and short ribs the best. Amongst the desserts, I liked the coconut pudding best, but the others were very good too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, great for lunch, special occasion, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • They did a good job for Mother's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 5/12/2013
    They did a good job for Mother's day Brunch. They had a good choice of American and Indonesian cuisine, eggs Benedict, Potatoes, short ribs, salmom, shrimp, noodles, gado gado, parata, Tofu and great desetrt and Bottomless Mimosa. All for a very reasonable prices. This might have been their first Mother's day brunch so it wasn't crowded at all - great. They were a little late to start but no biggie - they made it up with excellent service.
    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, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I miss Straits Cafe
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/9/2013
    While the menu is similar to the old Straits Cafe the food and presentation isn't up to the same standard. Our waitress was a gem and she added the spice lacking in the food. I might try Straits Restaurant in Santana Row but wouldn't go back to INDO for dinner.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious!
    Happy
    Dined on 5/2/2013
    Indo serves wonderful Indonesian cuisine in a relaxed and friendly environment. The mango lemonade is very refreshing. Everyone at my table ate everything on their plates except the garnish. They even give you the option of brown rice so you can hold onto your sense of healthy eating after downing a mai tai. The only disappointment is that they serve rijstaffel only on Easter and Mothers Day. I would bring a group just to have it! It will be a favored lunch spot for me.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Only one complaint
    ajhorse21
    Dined on 4/30/2013
    GREAT food and a super nice ambience. You barely remember you're on one of the busiest stretches of El Camino. They have an unparalleled happy hour. It goes til 8 pm, $5 beer, wine, and COCKTAILS-- try the gin fizz and the paloma! The food is really great. My fiance and I split the mie goreng, which was pretty spicy, and the sambal tofu, which was surprisingly less so. We loved both of them! My one complaint is because my friend asked which dishes could be made vegan, told them which ingredients she was worried about, and not only did her dish take twice as long as ours to come out (they did apologize!), it had egg on it when it finally did come out! Look out, vegans!! Everyone else, get INDO here as soon as you can!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent service, "me too Chinese"
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 4/8/2013
    Nice restaurant, excellent service, mediocre food (far from being fusion over traditional Indonesian cuisine - seems more like another Chinese restaurant...)
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    • Noise LevelModerate