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Meet the Chef

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Anand Ramakrishna

Anand Ramakrishna (AK) brings a unique perspective to Malay and South East Asian cuisine driven by a passion for method, process and provenance that is part of the DNA of XO. Opening XO in 2015, AK is passionate about exploring the potential of Canberra region produce, creating dishes with his now well-recognised XO signature.

1174 Verified Diner Reviews

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Total Score

8.9
1174 reviews
Recommended
(9.4)
Food
(8.9)
Service
(9.2)
Value for money
(8.2)
Atmosphere
(8.7)

dined on Sat, 17 Aug 2019

(8)
We had a great night,the food and service were excellent,will return.
Kath Ziesing

dined on Fri, 9 Aug 2019

(10)
Bloody brilliant. 15 people booked, then 19 - ended up with 17. Banquet menu with 5 people with either lactose free or vegetarian. Tom our waiter was superb. A really great lunch with waaaaaay too much food. Didn’t even get to dessert so they knocked off a few bucks per person. AND were happy to split bill. Perfect 3-hour lunch ;)

dined on Tue, 6 Aug 2019

(10)
We brought a VIP from the United States Air Force for dinner and he was absolutely impressed with the flavours and service and atmosphere. We were able to enjoy a healthy conversation and engagement about Australia and our country and culture which was excellently backed up by the high standard displayed by XO restaurant and staff.

dined on Thu, 18 Jul 2019

(7)
Food was very good. Service could have been quicker. Maybe more staff are needed.

dined on Sat, 25 May 2019

(10)
Just a fantastic place for a night out or special occasion! Delicious food :)
Maria

dined on Sat, 4 May 2019

(9)
It is the first time we had dinner at XO and we loved it from the moment we arrived! Food, atmosphere and service and we could not believe that this gem was at our door step!!
Robyn Packard

dined on Fri, 12 Apr 2019

(10)
Great atmosphere. Fun music and staff. Awesome food.

dined on Mon, 8 Apr 2019

(9)
the curry was a little bit salty but still tasty. will definitely go back ❤

dined on Thu, 28 Mar 2019

(9)
Chendu snow dessert is a roller coaster ride for the taste buds. A lot going on with textures and experiences that make the dessert very exciting!
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Specials

Father's Day Menu - 6 course + dessert $90pp

Join us this Father's Day 6 courses + Dessert $90 per head Please arrive at 11.45am for a 12.00pm start
When
01 Sep 2019
Sun 12:00 PM - 12:00 PM
When
01 Sep 2019
Sun 2:15 PM - 2:15 PM
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MORKS x XO Collaboration Dinner $88pp

MORKS x XO Collaboration Dinner $88pp
When
16 Sep 2019
Mon 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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About XO

Love you like XO Quirky, modern and oh-so-cool, XO Restaurant is breathing new life into the sleepy suburb of Narrabundah. This cracking new eatery has been created by four Canberra boys with a passion for food and drink, and they have created something really special. The menu features upmarket Asian street food with a playful twist… start with some fresh and tangy cured kingfish, and follow this up with the Malaysian style Prawn Kapitan. And you can’t leave without trying their signature ‘Asian Bolognaise’ which features stir fried udon in XO chicken ragout with a 60/60 egg - it's super delicious! The decor is stunning and the food is beautifully presented - you’ll be gramming all night! Best dish: crispy lamb ribs

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