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About 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 Diana Anwar 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.

3295 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA 94306
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Asian, Southeast Asian, Indonesian

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:00pm;
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm;
Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Brunch : Saturday - Sunday: Open at 11:00 am

Cross Street:
Lambert

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(650) 494-9184

Website:
http://www.indorestaurant.com/

Entertainment:
Stay tuned, we will be your nightlife destination.

Catering:
We offer outside catering. Please give us a call or email with the details!

Parking Details:
Free Parking Lot is located through Lambert Street.

Public Transit:
Caltrain, VTA.

Executive Chef:
Tommy Charoen

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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.

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INDO Restaurant & Lounge Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

service

4.3

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4.2

value

4.0

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Moderate

98% would recommend it to a friend

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Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
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Happy Hour (7)
Neighborhood Gem (7)
Bar Seating (7)
Business Meals (6)
Casual (6)
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 15, 2011

This is a wonderful, hospitable place to experience Singaporean food. The roti with minced beef and the papaya salad were excellent, along with a Pad Thai lobster that was a succulent, exotically seasoned feast in itself. It all went perfectly with a nice. moderately priced New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc on the wine list. The service was welcoming and friendly. It was good to see a waiter smiling.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 4, 2011

Food was delicious and the staff was friendly and accomodating.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 24, 2011

A well kept secret of Palo Alto. If you are looking for something different in Palo Alto try Straits. A good sample of Singapore cuisine at a reasonable price.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 21, 2011

Not much choice, too many shrimp dishes, out the many dishes we ordered only Roti parata and the ginger cake was good.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 17, 2011

Asparagus tempura and chicken satay were big hits. Delicious drinks. Great place for a group.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 28, 2011

Great food and setting! Delicious.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 21, 2011

Overall a very enjoyable , and positive experience.
Papaya Salad is excellent.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 13, 2011

Why is this one different than the ones in Burlingame or SF? The food just wasn't very tasty. Not awful.. just very average. Also had some problems with service... while friendly they were not attentive or generally engaged. Some specific issues: we overordered by a long shot (would have been nice to be advised of this by the waiter), no advisement of included 18% gratuity (I saw it on the bill but think it's common courtesy to advise that this charge has been included), and no kid friendly cups (a cup with a top that closed would have been nice). With so many good options, we won't be coming back.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 10, 2011

I have been to Straits a number of times. I am never disappointed with their food. It is always fresh, tasty and interesting. You can't go wrong at Straits.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 9, 2011

One of our very favorites. It's all about the food. The roti appetizer is fantastic. Everything on the menu is delicious and service is very friendly. Presentation of meals is beautiful. They have both an indoor area and a patio - indoor is very nice, patio is OK but could use some visual upgrades.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 1, 2011

It's been several years since we were at Straits in PA. The Mee Goreng was heavy with sauce that tasted like it came out of one of those cans of thick sweet & sour sauce - overwhelming tanginess and not flavorful taste. The Randang beef was of decent quality meat, but the meat itself was totally tasteless and the did not go with the curry sauce they had on the plate.

At these prices this in totally unacceptable. We won't be back.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 26, 2011

Upscale South East Asian cuisine. Presentation is always artistic. I love the roti. Service is great and always a pleasant experience.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 19, 2011

From the moment I walked in I was treated with hospitality. I was waiting for someone and the bartender/manager helped me and was very nice. I will definitely dine here again. Customer service is a big deal for my job and family, we definitely will come back JUST because of the service.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 14, 2011

We went there for a business lunch and will return. The food was excellent and the settings perfect for our French/US group.
We sat near the door to the patio which was a little drafty on that day. The food called spicy was not really spicy, other than that we all enjoyed the lunch.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 11, 2011

entertained a group of young developers...we let our servers pick and had a blast. totally recommend the restaurant.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 21, 2011

Straits is good but it has lost something along the way, as the food isn't what it once was and the place is a bit shabby.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 19, 2011

The food is so delicious, so tasty!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 15, 2011

The Straits in Santa Clara and San Francisco is way better.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 11, 2011

We loved the tropical ambience of the outdoor seating area. We started off with cocktails and the ahi tuna tower which was delicious. We both ordered a salmon dish. Mine was steamed in banana leaves and had a sauce with red chili paste and lemongrass. I thought it was incredibly good. We also tried the chocolate truffle cake with gelato for dessert. The cake was warm with melted chocolate pieces and it was divine and beautifully presented. All in all, it was a lovely dinner and I'm sure we will go to Straits again.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 11, 2011

Our waiter(s) mixed up half of our entry orders. The overall srevice is not satisfactory. This is not the Straits Cafe I used to dine. What happened?

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on June 8, 2011

Food and service were excellent. Could not be better.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 5, 2011

This was my first time at this Strait's Resturant. WE arrived a bit earlier thanour reservations with no problem being seated. We had a view of the outside seating/dining area and were in awe at the size of the resturant. From the outside,not very appealing to look at. Inside is amazing. Furniture, atomsphere all calming and relaxing. Food was well prepared, the special Rib Eye Steak was cooked just as ordered. Wait staff very attentive and engaged in conversation easily with us. Will be going back if in the area again.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on May 29, 2011

All food was delicious and well priced for the portions!

Tags: Late-night Find, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 28, 2011

This was our first trip to Staits and we really enjoyed the food. The asian menu has a good variety of foods for any foodie looking for something different fro typical asian restaurants.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 17, 2011

Straits has always been good, but they seem to have changed their menu a bit, and I think they're even better than they used to be. Try the coconut risotto with seafood. Wow!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 13, 2011

Having enjoyed our dining experience at Straits in Burlingame, we were excited about trying the Palo Alto location. However, the food and service were a disappointment. We had ordered drinks and a selection of small plates to share. Our server did not return promptly with our drink orders. Then suddenly, our drinks and all of our dishes arrived at the same time, to the extent that the entire table was covered in dishes with a couple of plates partially hanging over the table edge. Unfortunately, the quality of the food did not make up for it since all of our dishes were essentially bland. The bar area seemed very popular and crowded, so perhaps this is place is a better after-work bar.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 11, 2011

Everything was great about the experience but I wouldn't rate the cost of the restaraunt two $$. I would definately say at least three $$$. Other than that, it was great and consistant with what I had expected based on what I saw on OpenTable.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Central Coast)·Dined on May 5, 2011

good basic pan asia you can't go wrong

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 2, 2011

I brought my team from work there for lunch. Both the service and the food were excellent. I have been to Straits Palo Alto on a few occasions and always have enjoyed the experience.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 29, 2011

Always steady Straits did not disappoint. The dishes we ordered were all distinctive, tasty, served at the proper temperature, and overall excellent.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 24, 2011

This is the place we go to for family celebrations. Great food and great service.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 15, 2011

Food was decent. Curry chicken was dry with little sauce. Papaya salad was too thick. Cuts of papaya and mango were so thick they took away the refreshing feeling of a typical papaya salad. After we got our food, I wished we had ordered something else as a popular dish exited the kitchen.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 25, 2011

We were six for a surprise lunch and the restaurant accommodated us very easily and well. We had wonderful food which we shared family style.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 24, 2011

The food and service were good, but the setting was uncomfortable. It was a very rainy and stormy day and the room was cold (there seemed to be a draft) and the roof was leaking onto the upholstered seat next to our table. I've been to Straits on Santana Row and the setting is lovely, but this one was very run down. There was a large party in the middle section so perhaps they had moved the regular dining room to a little used room, but it was uncomfortable and embarrassing since I had made the reservation to meet with a client.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 22, 2011

Food and service were great. We loved the asparagus tempura, which was plenty for the three of us to share. It was a bit pricey, in keeping with the nicer restaurants in the area.

Tags: Romantic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on March 15, 2011

Had dinner there after our daughter rec'd her PhD from Stanford. It is one of her favorite restaurants. She celebrated there after her Master's degree as well.

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 7, 2011

we ate early, by the time we were finished and ready for the bill, the place got busy and took a long time to get our bill

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 4, 2011

Great food, if slightly modified for US tastes and available ingredients; broken espresso machine the day I was there

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 1, 2011

Sraits Cafe has had its ups and downs, especially the Palo Alto branch. Now it is on the up side. The food is great and the service is surprisingly good too. My favorites are the roti appetizer and the origami sea bass as the main course. I was here this week on a late February 2011 on a business dinner of four people and everyone was pleased. I have notices couples and even large groups in other tables. The ambience in the Palo Alto restaurant is quite plain, although there is outdoor option for the summer. It cannot compete with the santana Row branch in term of charm, but the food and service are jst as good - I ahve been in both locations within a week's difference.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 24, 2011

Straits is a nice alternative to all the Japanese, Chinese, and Thai restaurants in the area. They have their own private parking lot, so parking is seldom an issue. Great meeting place for lunch or dinner.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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