The elite meet to eat at this smart, stylish Indonesian restaurant in the heart of Palo Alto, where deals are done over lunch and tech tycoons (including a big name or two) slip in unnoticed for a quiet, pretension-free family meal. At early-evening happy hours, single minglers hit the sizable bar and lounge for cocktails and industry gossip. This kitchen's fare is best described as boldly flavored comfort food, whether that includes crunchy calamari with Makrut lime aïoli and galangal cocktail sauce, or sticky-sweet Indonesian-style ribs so tender, they're practically falling off the bone. Be sure to request a seat on the airy brick patio, where a trickling fountain, trellis, and heat lamps create a relaxing space to savor coconut fried rice or green vegetable curry.
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