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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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Overall Rating

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food

4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.2

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Birthdays (11)
Creative Cuisine (9)
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Neighborhood Gem (8)
Great for Outdoor Dining (8)
Good Vegetarian Options (8)
Good for a Date (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Bar Seating (7)
Business Meals (7)
Casual (7)
Authentic (6)
Happy Hour (6)
Great for Lunch (6)
Special Occasion (6)
Fit for Foodies (6)
Good for Anniversaries (5)
Healthy (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Spicy (4)
Fun (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Vegan (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Waterfront (1)
Cozy (1)
Disabled Access (1)
People Watching (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 11, 2017

I heard good things about this place and the garlic noodles sounded delicious so I was looking forward to visiting. Noodles were incredibly overcooked, the short ribs were dry, and one of the Martabak was spoiled (the other two were tasty though). We got the food MINUTES after ordering, which, combined with the overcooked texture of all plates, makes me think that these dishes were just leftovers hanging around.

The hosts and bartender were nice enough but everyone looked confused and harried, even though the restaurant was nowhere near capacity. We sat at the bar because even though I booked on opentable there were apparently no tables available, even though the restaurant was at 50% capacity. Not a problem, since there were seats at the bar and communal table. After sitting at the communal table for 15 minutes with not one server acknowledging us, we moved to the bar. I'm not sure what was going on-maybe it was just an off night but it seemed like the whole front of house needed a reset.

As I said, maybe an off night and I would be willing to try again (happy hour until 7 and looks like a great deal) but I hope things are together by then.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 11, 2017

My aunt's birthday

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Cozy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 6, 2017

Great service, great food. Our 1st time but we'll be back ! Oh and the free anniversary desert and aperizer for our 1st visit was that cherry on top of it.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 2, 2017

One of the best restaurants in the Bay Area. LOVE THIS PLACE!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 23, 2016

Our annual Christmas party, we tend to get a little loud with our white elephant 🐘 exchange. We got to sit in the lounge with the Warriors game in the background. Great service, my staff's first time - they loved it.

Tags: People Watching, Quick Bite, Disabled Access, Late-night Find, Spicy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 23, 2016

Great lunch specials and a parking lot so we didn't have far to traipse in the rain. Fantastic service and ambiance made it a wonderful day. Will definitely come back and highly recommend it to others. Very close the community center theater for a nice bite pre or post show!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 20, 2016

Excellent food, drinks, and service!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 15, 2016

I tend to visit Indo quite often, but tonight I had a terrible experience. When seated myself and another dinner guest discreetly requested to avoid a certain waitress as she has been rude on several occasions for no apparent reason. The hostess made it clear that she understood our request. We were given a different waiter and he did a fine job, however the waitress we wanted to avoid brought our food to the table and sat it down. Upon doing this, she very loudly greeted up and causes quite a scene as people at other tables stated look at her and our table with great confusion. Then she said that the kitchen/she had put something 'special' in our meals. Our whole table of people almost sent every meal back. This was a very very uncomfortable experience. We spoke to one of managers who seemed to understand the uniqueness of our experience but it will probably be a while until I visit this restaurant again. No one should have that experience after racking up a bill worth hundreds of dollars. (Note: every guest ordered a beverage and the black pepper lobster)

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on December 2, 2016

We had a great experience at INDO! Quality service, amazing food! Great for vegetarians! The staff was very helpful and pleasant. We sat outdoors under the canopy and it was a beautiful dinner. They even brought me a birthday dessert with a candle. The ginger chocolate cake was FABULOUS!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 1, 2016

Popular lunch spot during the week. Great service. Been there for dinner as well. Can eat inside or covered outside. Food is great and Indo regional.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 23, 2016

This place's overrated. Got short rib, basil chicken, papaya mango salad and garlic peas. All of them were mediocre at best n food is pricey.
However,the hostess was nice and the ambience is decent

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 18, 2016

Took my mom here for her birthday and we had a great time! We started with the tuna tartare and roti prata. For the main course we got Chicken Bumbu Rujak and Garlic Noodles w/ Chicken. Everything was delicious - my favorite was the Bumbu Rujak. Their birthday cake is a ginger chocolate cake with mango sauce. Weird combo, but was awesome! Would highly recommend INDO and I'm sure we'll be coming back.

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for a Date
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 15, 2016

When I arrived at the restaurant, I told them that I had a reservation. They quickly lead me to a table and never asked me my name. I ordered two appetizers as my meal and the server never asked me when I wanted those. The food was very delicious, I was disappointed by the service. Then I got a message from open table saying that I didn't make my reservation.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 13, 2016

I came INDO with my family and different friends several times. All of them loved all the foods and enjoyed a variety of East Asian foods. They have enough varieties to choose the appetizer, main dish, noodle, rice, and deserts. It's always hard to select the foods from a lot of selections. I recommend you to look at pictures posted in Yelp before you see the menu. This restaurant has inside and outside place to select. Inside is a little dark and not a good place to take a photo. Light on the table does not help much to show the face of your friend. Outside is a bit noisy and you can hear the voices from other tables.

Tags: Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 5, 2016

Food was great, nice ambience and really good service!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 5, 2016

My parents are from Indonesia. They really enjoyed the food. The whole family did.. Everything was extremely delicious, and authentic. We sat out on the patio for dinner. It seemed a bit quieter than the inside of the restaurant. Regardless the whole restaurant had a really lovely ambience. Outside on the patio there were heaters that kept us very warm. I also have to mention that the service was excellent. Our server, Andrew, was extremely professional and personable and observant. He was especially respectful and friendly towards my parents, which I really appreciate. We cannot wait to go there again.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on October 31, 2016

Really good green curry and roti. Nice food! We'll come back.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 25, 2016

Recommendations: Start with the Roti Prata and the sweet savory accompanying sauce. For a main course, the Bihun Goreng, Seafood Green Curry, and Lamb Korma are all fantastic options for a strong palate. If you desire something lighter, you cannot find better than the Pan-Seared Chilean Seabass. The Sugar Snap Peas are a great accompaniment to your dinner if you also desire something just a bit more. For the finish, I recommend one of their cocktails. You're free to choose here, but my favorite is the Dark and Stormy.

INDO's unassuming store front hides a vibrant atmosphere within. Anything you eat will exceed your expectations, anything you drink will only leave you thirsty for more, and any company you bring will be all the more enjoyable. Come to INDO - and have a ravishing good time.

Tags: Good for Groups, Spicy, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Cozy
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 21, 2016

Food was good, but too many service lapses for me to return. There were long waits between courses. We wanted to order dessert but the kitchen had closed, no one ever came around to tell us the kitchen was closing and do a last call for food.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 18, 2016

Delicious food and nice ambiance ! very interesting taste

Tags: Healthy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 8, 2016

An interesting menu, unusual variations on Indonesian and Thai dishes. Some of them quite tasty. We sat outside which is a nice area but much too close to El Camino Real and continuous traffic passing by, this traffic noise was bothersome to me. Lighting was too dark, had to get out my flashlight to be able to read the bill (it was still daylight when we were reading the menu).
I checked off Live Sports and Bar Seating on your list of reasons to recommend this restaurant for, I noticed two large TVs I didn't watch them and I noticed a long bar with barstools, I did not use them, others might find these items enhance their experience.

Tags: Authentic, Bar Seating, Good Vegetarian Options, Live Sports
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 2, 2016

we went to the restaurant to celebrate my husbands bday and it was just OK. The girl servicing our table was i suppose not having a good day and was forgetting whatever we asked for. Food was really good but they can definitely do MUCH better on service.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Spicy
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 1, 2016

Love love this place😊 food is delicious , service is always great.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 27, 2016

Delectable food, gracious welcoming service, and perfectly extra dry martinis. We managed to almost tip over the table, and new tablecloth was whisked on without embarrassing us to death.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Spicy, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 24, 2016

This was a fantastic treat. The food was fresh and tasty and arrived in a timely manner. The wait staff were efficient and polite. I didn't like being called a "girl" (those days have long passed) but the young "boy" waiter had good intentions. The beginning cocktails and ending dessert were good bookends to this delicious meal.

Tags: Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Healthy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 23, 2016

I was looking forward to dinner with friends at INDO last Friday. But sorry to report, however, that this was one of the most unpleasant dinners all four of us have ever had.

Lots of problems, but the worst part was the noise – we couldn’t hear each other and we couldn’t hear the wait staff. As the noise grew louder everyone in the restaurant had to yell to be heard, further raising the noise level. We were seated inside; it appeared that the table outside didn’t have this problem.

Other issues: Chicken Satays that were raw on the inside. This was pointed out the wait staff who didn’t seem to care.

Three of us ordered gin and tonics. When they drinks arrived we all took a sip and realized that something was wrong. Clearly gin and something, just not tonic. We also pointed this out to our waitress who came back and told us that something was wrong with the soda gun and we’d have to wait a while until they fixed it.

The other food we ordered was OK, but nothing special. This included the roti parata, the green papaya mango salad, the sea bass, eggplant, garlic noodles with crab, and spicy basil chicken (which wasn’t at all spicy).

With so many obvious problems and issues pointed out to our waitress I would have expected some relief on the bill. But, not surprisingly, there wasn’t.

I can’t think of a single reason why I’d go back to INDO.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 17, 2016

One of the better dining experience we have had in many years. All started with the cocktails - excellent. Appetizers/salad - excellent. Dinner - excellent. And it all ended with a desert that we quickly finished. One of the few times where there was no leftovers to take home.

Tags: Authentic, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 16, 2016

We had really good food recommendations from the staff and enjoyed every dish we ordered. The roti prata we had was extremely crispy and one of the best we've had. The starter sampler was great, as were the Lamb Korma, Bali Ribs and Duck Kapitan.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Spicy, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 10, 2016

INDO is overpriced and unauthentic. This food is likely okay by Palo Alto standards, however it is mediocre Indonesian/South East Asian food. This food is simply unauthentic and poor attempts and Indonesian dishes. As a Singaporean, I would not recommend it unless you're looking for overpriced, unauthentic food. Moreover the restaurant service was... awkward.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 9, 2016

Fantastic food, really enjoyed the dishes we ordered. Excellent salads, and glad to have several options to order that were vegetarian. A couple service glitches (waters removed and never returned to the table when it was the only thing being drank, etc), but attentive so we could ask for them back not too long afterwards. We did note on our reservation that we were celebrating a 40th b-day, wish that was acknowledged (it wasn't) and perhaps not sat right next to the very noisy bar as we were, but what can you do. Food was good, that was the main thing.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Happy Hour, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 9, 2016

Great food, great location, great service. A bit to noisy inside.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Late-night Find, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 3, 2016

Very interesting evening dinner. The waiter was personable and also knew about the country that we were interested in---food from Indonesia. My only complaint was that the food was more sweet than was necessary. If you use fresh ingredients as Indo does, it is not necessary to make the dish too sweet. I think we all expect things to be sweet---but if the flavors of the ingredients are delicious, let's not lose them by adding unnecessary sugars or syrups.
It was a lovely restaurant to share food with friends!

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 22, 2016

Love this place. Food's amazing, with great flavors. Both indoor and outdoor seating is comfortable and elegant.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 21, 2016

Nice surprise ! Food was absolutely delicious, service was amazing and ambiance was very lively. We would definitely return.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 15, 2016

A great spot for a business lunch. We love the Roti!

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 13, 2016

Average food, hit or miss depending on what you order. Cocktails are watery and sugary, barely any flavor. Service is reasonably good, but food and drinks are no good

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 2, 2016

I think this location used to be the sight of Strait's, a similar Asian restaurant serving Singaporean-Malaysian-Indian cuisine. I recognized the entrance and the lovely large patio dining area. Indo is a very suitable replacement: great food selections, including small and large plates, wonderful flavors, and nice presentation.
I wasn't very impressed with the service; though friendly and easy going, I found our server to be a bit too easy going. By not writing down our order, one dish served to us turned out to be the wrong type of curry. Then, this extra dish was not removed from our bill. This is simple carelessness.
I am so impressed with the atmosphere and menu, however, that I'd like to come back with my family. We are always interested in pan-Asian-inspired food, especially seafood, and I believe they will like this place.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 29, 2016

First time to this restaurant, excellent layout comfortable options for indoor or outdoor.
Server is efficient and knowledgeable. Food is great had the lamb shank and short rib both are very tasty and tender and excellent value. The Roti was especially good, the sampler plate is ok.
Would like to have 4 people so we can try more things easy to have family style sharing of food.
This is a new find for us and we will definitely be back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 19, 2016

Four of us went to Indo not quite knowing what to expect. However, the food turned out to be really good, as was the service. And at the end we were surprised at how reasonable the meal was.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 11, 2016

Food, service, and ambiance were all very good. I'll definitely come back again.

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