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Meet the Chef

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.

Restaurant menu

Average price $75 Special request

Chef Anand Ramakrishna recommends…


Dressed w jaew som, nectarine and plum (gf,df)

Sexy squid (gf/df)

Fried baby squid with sweet chilli salt

Ga roti

Charred spatchcock with a chilli & ginger relish (gf/df)

Valentine's Day 6 Course Menu $90pp

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MENU Valentine's Day 6 Course Menu $90pp 90AUD

Drinks not included. Available on the booked timeslot.
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Ratings & Reviews

based on 749 reviews
Only customers who have dined at the restaurant after making a booking on TheFork can leave a review.
Quality of food :9/10
Service :9.3/10
Setting :8.8/10
  1. Michael B.
    Michael B.
    • 3 reviews

    Food was very tasty and Service was very good

  2. Gabrielle L.
    Gabrielle L.
    • one review

    We had one of.the best dining experiences of our life - exceptional! Staff friendly and knowledgeable, food amazing and the ambirnce warm and friendly. A great night out!

  3. Jocelyn P.
    Jocelyn P.
    • one review

    Warm greeting, extra effort to seat us in a place suitable to out requirements, food superb and service attentive - will definitely visit again

  4. Andrew W.
    Andrew W.
    • one review

    Loved the food, just perfect the staff and attention exceptional. Can not wait to return. A perfect evening. Lighting seating great..............

  5. Sally K.
    Sally K.
    • 2 reviews

    Great food served by helpful and efficient staff. The only negative was that the food came out pretty quickly but we were an early booking and it didn’t detract from the overall experience.

  6. Sim A.
    Sim A.
    • one review

    Service and food was excellent as usual! Bought friends along with us and they left with a happy tummy and smile on their face! Would definitely recommend to everyone!

  7. Ian M.
    Ian M.
    • 27 reviews

    Interesting food and a good selection of wines by the glass

  8. Robyn  S.
    Robyn S.
    • one review

    The food is lovely and I was particularly impressed with the number of gluten free meals. However the venues’ signage was poor and we found it particularly difficult to hear each other during conversation. I also couldn’t understand the different chair height of seating arrangement and once seated felt like I couldn’t move especially as people sitting behind me were so close. Not sure I would return to the venue which I’m sorry about as the food was very good.

  9. Carinna T.
    Carinna T.
    • 3 reviews

    Great way to dine - shared entrées and small plates. Wonderful dishes.

  10. Vanessa F.
    Vanessa F.
    • one review

    Delicious food, good service

  11. Samantha K.
    Samantha K.
    • one review

    Great service and amazing food. The lime ice cream is to die for.

  12. Rav P.
    Rav P.
    • one review

    Interesting flavours, unexpected at times especially the nasi goreng, but really enjoyable! The milk tea ice cream was amazing :) The service was good, even after they become quite busy for a Tuesday night.

  13. Beth  K.
    Beth K.
    • 4 reviews

    Great food and phenomenal service!

  14. Liz F.
    Liz F.
    • one review

    We've eaten here many times and never been disappointed. The dishes are great combinations of spices and flavours, fresh and delicious. Highly recommend this little place in Canberra

  15. Lisa R.
    Lisa R.
    • one review

    My son & his partner had dinner here for his birthday. They were late for the booking (no excuses) but the staff were very good about it. He reported the meal was fantastic, the wine menu superb & the staff so kind & helpful. 10 stars from us!

  16. Emily C.
    Emily C.
    • 6 reviews

    We really enjoyed our meal! The service, food and atmosphere were all excellent. Particular highlight was the Nasi Goreng.

  17. Maria C.
    Maria C.
    • one review

    This place is a must for anyone visiting Canberra... if you can get in! The food is amazing with favours Ive never tasted put together and the wait staff knew great wine selections to match our brief of tastes :)

  18. Nikki K.
    Nikki K.
    • one review

    The food was tasty and inventive. The staff were very welcoming, attentive and the complimentary birthday dessert was delicious. Will definitely be returning..

  19. Kyeelee D.
    Kyeelee D.
    • one review

    Loved our dinner at XO; great food - eclectic and beautifully served. Staff were friendly and engaging. Nothing was 'to much trouble'. We will definitely return to XO for our next family celebration.

  20. Roland H.
    Roland H.
    • one review

    First time to this restaurant but certainly not our last. Interesting dishes and great service and staff. Wine list also very good! I would highly recommend.

More information

How to get to the restaurant

16 Iluka Street, 2604, Narrabundah, Australia

Directions to get there

About the restaurant

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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