We are excited and pleased to introduce INDO Restaurant & Lounge to the Palo Alto community. Proudly located in the old Straits Cafe location shifting focus to Indonesian food with an international wine list and craft cocktails. Our passion is your satisfaction, and our success will be in creating a new magical dining experience with every visit. Welcome to INDO Restaurant & Lounge, a place to entertain one's palate with Indonesian flavors and spirit.
INDO Restaurant & Lounge brings together traditional Indonesian flavor profiles with Western cooking methods to create a brand new culinary experience. Utilizing the native recipes of Chef DeCusine, Diana Anwar, Executive Chef and Owner Thomas Charoen's ever changing offerings of small plates and entrees are encouraged to be shared in the tradition of family style. Enjoy craft cocktails in the bar, lounge or patio from the cultivated palate of owner and restaurateur Bryan Lew or sample wines from our approachably eclectic wine list. Our promise to our guests is exceptional quality, great food, uniquely paired cocktails or wine with genuine hospitality that will make you feel right at home.
Born and raised in San Francisco, Bryan Lew has worked in restaurants since the age of 15. With humble beginnings as a Chinese food delivery boy, he climbed his way up one position at a time, honing his own vision for the guest experience. Before opening INDO Restaurant & Lounge he was a member of the Straits Restaurant Management Group, opening restaurants in Houston, Atlanta, and around the Bay Area.
A University of Hawaii graduate, Bryan Lew conceived INDO Restaurant & Lounge, with a "tip of the hat" to the past history of South East Asian food that once occupied its location. With his flare of style, Bryan wants INDO to showcase his team's talents. His philosophy is simple: serve quality food and drinks with genuine hospitality and great atmosphere. What is certain from his past achievements is his ability to recognize individual talent and create a successful team.
"Deanna" began working at just five years old in her sister's restaurant in Surabaya, Indonesia. It did not take long for her to discover her life's passion as she quickly made a career of working in her family's restaurant. Having constantly honed her palate with family and friend's recipes she defined her style with new flavor combinations. She is the curator of our flavor experience here at INDO Restaurant & Lounge. To her friends and family she is the best at Indonesian home style cooking and here she is the heart of our dining experience. We are proud to showcase her over 27 years of authentic Indonesian home style cooking and invite you to join us and experience the same.
We offer several options for groups wishing to hold special events at our restaurant. If you wish to inquire about availability and other details, please read through the following information and submit a request (See information below). All requests are answered as they are received, on a first-come, first-served basis, and always as promptly as possible.
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