Atmosphere: Indochine is located above the Burrito Gallery on E. Adams Street. I would describe the place as having a tasteful yet simple Asian flair with exposed brick, wood beams, Asian artifacts. This is not a huge space but is large enough to accomodate a steady stream of regulars and lunch patrons. There is a small bar area but no one really sits there as people come for the food. Because of its size and the noise level during lunch can be a little loud, so don't plan a long lunch meeting there! besides, they need the tables and you will not be able to hear clearly...
Menu: (View Lunch Menu) The menu is predominantly Thai/Vietnamese cuisine. Other popular disihes from South East Asia are missing. I've every noodle dish at Indochine. Before ordering, you waiter will give you a spicyness scale - I love spicy foods (makes you have a better appetite lol) so I normally order a 4. The last time I was there I got the most spicy and I was sweating from the spice :) Back to the noodles - all are quite good and the flavors pretty authentic to the street stalls in S.E. Asia. Of all, I get the Pad See Ew most of the time and is the best I've had in Jax. The appetizers I've had there are good as well. They have Crab Rangoons - I always find this interesting since you see them on so many Asian restaurants - Crab Rangoon is actually a Chinese-American invention which made its way to Thai-like restaurants - apparently its an adaptation of a Burmese appetizer. But do you see these in Asia? I never have. Doesn't matter - they are good here. I've also had all the curries - all are flavorful and pretty rich in flavor.
Service: Service here is very good. The wait staff are very knowlegeable of the menu and take their time expaining the flavors to newcomers. Even at the height of the lunch crowd, they are attentive and ready to accomodate requests (whenever i go there I ask for tofu in the summer rolls.) Recommended.
21 E Adams Street Ste 200
Jacksonville, FL 32202
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