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XO

9.2/10
779 reviews

Average price $75

Set Menu (Sample Menu, Changes Weekly) 70AUD

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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.

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Chef Anand Ramakrishna
  • Average price $75 Special request
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Bonito
$20

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

Sexy squid (gf/df)
$18

Fried baby squid with sweet chilli salt

Ga roti
$22

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

Set Menu (Sample Menu, Changes Weekly)
$70
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Ratings & Reviews

Excellent
9.2/10
based on 779 reviews
Only customers who have dined at the restaurant after making a booking on TheFork can leave a review.
Quality of food :9.2/10
Service :9.4/10
Setting :9/10
  1. David K.
    David K.
    • one review
    9.5/10

    The man who served us most of the evening was great. He had a great knowledge of the wine list and menu. We enjoyed our experience here a lot and are saving our pennies to come back.

  2. Ben C.
    Ben C.
    • one review
    10/10

    Creative cocktails, awesome food and caters well for foodtards, service and atmosphere also awesome. AND I got laid amazingly well for it, so great date all round! Definitely go here!????

  3. Adrian M.
    Adrian M.
    • one review
    10/10

    Fantastic restaurant! Everyone should have an experience at XO. Wonderful staff, Excellent food, very good selection of beer and a really good selection of local and non-local wine

  4. Mark O.
    Mark O.
    • one review
    10/10

    This is a wonderful taste experience in a causal setting with excellent service and very competent wine advice. Such a wonderful way to spend a few or more hours indulging in a relaxed place.

  5. Angie D.
    Angie D.
    • 8 reviews
    9/10

    Lovely dinner just a little noisy with the music / and we were really looking forward to having the ribs! We will be back again and look forward to the ribs lol

  6. Lauren I.
    Lauren I.
    • one review
    10/10

    We had Another great night at XO and already looking forward to coming back. Staff are so accommodating, helpful and knowledgeable. The food was scrumptious.

  7. Mick A.
    Mick A.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    A stunning complete dining and food experience complimented by outstanding service - genuine value for money. The investment of time of time by those designing and preparing the menu is extreme - and is reflected in what is served. Always consistent in their-standards and humble in what they achieve. An outstanding restaurant.

  8. Marina S.
    Marina S.
    • one review
    10/10

    We drove down from Sydney and were able to get a last minute booking. The menu was set, as it was the last weekend celebrating Chinese New Year. The food, atmosphere and the service ( especially our waitress Georgia) were outstanding. The menu was fresh, tangy, spicy and crunchy all at once- amazing flavours! Definitely worthy of the one hat!

  9. Michael B.
    Michael B.
    • 4 reviews
    8.5/10

    Food was very tasty and Service was very good

  10. Gabrielle L.
    Gabrielle L.
    • one review
    10/10

    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!

  11. Jocelyn P.
    Jocelyn P.
    • one review
    10/10

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

  12. Andrew W.
    Andrew W.
    • 2 reviews
    9.5/10

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

  13. Sally K.
    Sally K.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    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.

  14. Sim A.
    Sim A.
    • one review
    10/10

    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!

  15. Ian M.
    Ian M.
    • 31 reviews
    8/10

    Interesting food and a good selection of wines by the glass

  16. Robyn  S.
    Robyn S.
    • one review
    8/10

    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.

  17. Carinna T.
    Carinna T.
    • 4 reviews
    8/10

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

  18. Vanessa F.
    Vanessa F.
    • one review
    10/10

    Delicious food, good service

  19. Samantha K.
    Samantha K.
    • one review
    10/10

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

  20. Rav P.
    Rav P.
    • one review
    8/10

    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.

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How to get to the restaurant

16 Iluka Street, 2604, Narrabundah (ACT), Australia

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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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