Can you see food in cluster D?
Tried & Tested: Indo Indo Seafood & Grill
One thing that the team at JLT Dining has in common is a mutual love of everything seafood, which is what brought us to Indo Indo Seafood & Grill for a laid-back lunch on a sunny Friday in August 2017. Run by the team behind Dubai stalwart Betawi Café (Karama and JLT), Indo Indo is located by the lake in Cluster D.
The restaurant is small and has a rustic interior with warm colours. There’s also an al fresco dining area with a nice view over the lake for the cooler months.
Indo Indo offers an extensive selection of Indonesian seafood dishes and grills. The stress, as the restaurant’s name suggests is on seafood, but the menu also features a number of non-seafood dishes. Vegetarians and vegans have a choice of several starters, but will need to ask for off-menu main courses. When we visited, the chef was happy to provide the token vegetarian in our group with a vegetarian Nasi Goreng.
We started our Indo Indo journey with two starters, Tempe Mendoan (soya beans with spring onions, battered and fried) and Martabak (egg and vegetable wrapped in a crispy lumpia with a sweet and sour sauce) – both arrived quickly, tasted great, and could easily be shared among three people.
For our main courses, we ordered the Ikan Kukus (steamed fish), which was served whole with sliced ginger and steamed rice. We also got the Udang Baladao, chilli prawns with vegetables, and a portion of vegetable Nasi Goreng. All food was beautifully presented and tasted great.
Indo Indo is one of JLT’s hidden gems – great seafood and very wallet-friendly. We paid approximately AED 50 pp. including a bottle of water and a coffee. Our top tip: Try the seafood platter for sharing – it looked fabulous!
Indo Indo Seafood & Grill is open daily from 12 noon – 10 p.m. (Fridays from 1 p.m. – 10 p.m.). The restaurant is located by the lake below the Lake Terrace Tower and also delivers.