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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

Chef’s recommendations Anand Ramakrishna

Average price $75 Special request

Scores & Reviews

Excellent
9/10
based on 703 reviews
Only customers who have dined at the restaurant after booking on TheFork can leave a review.
Food :9/10
Service :9.2/10
Setting :8.7/10
  1. Kyeelee D.
    • one review
    9.5/10

    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.

  2. Roland H.
    • one review
    9.5/10

    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.

  3. Joanna E.
    • 3 reviews
    10/10

    The staff were very welcoming and made the selection of dishes very easy. The dishes were excellent and so delicious. I love the flavours and options of share plates for more variety. Coming back for sure

  4. John S.
    • one review
    9.5/10

    Great flavours and very good service.

  5. Amanda c.
    • 7 reviews
    10/10

    XO atmosphere is perfect for all occasions and the food and service was impeccable. Highly recommended. You won’t be disappointed. Canberra is the place for neighbourhood gems

  6. Sarah M.
    • one review
    8.25/10

    Atmosphere was great and the taste of the food was amazing. I was unsure if I would like it but I loved it.

  7. Greg F.
    • 2 reviews
    9.25/10

    Great food and service as always

  8. Janet W.
    • 2 reviews
    6/10

    We have dined at XO several times before, but not recently until last month. The menu was limited and had few dishes that appealed to us. The raw fish “small” dish lacked zing and flavour and my husband thinks I cook better lamb curry and stir fried vegetable dishes. It was, as usual, expensive and just a little disappointing. We skipped dessert. Staff were friendly but turned sour when we left without tipping.

  9. Peter S.
    • one review
    10/10

    XO is such a wonderful restaurant. Great service, wonderful staff, amazing food and relaxed atmosphere. Highly recommend! We had the banquet for 6 and it was AMAZING.

  10. A A.
    • 276 reviews
    10/10

    Always amazing food, drinks and service!

  11. Nicole W.
    • one review
    10/10

    Great atmosphere and service. Food is amazing and great value for money.

  12. Gavin S.
    • one review
    10/10

    Hands down THE best restaurant in Canberra, amazingly consistent food EVERY time we go there...can't wait for our next time

  13. A A.
    • 259 reviews
    9.75/10

    Fantastic food and great friendly service

  14. A A.
    • 259 reviews
    9.75/10

    Food was amazing and service was outstanding! Definitely try the sexy squid!!

  15. Anita S.
    • 7 reviews
    10/10

    Always amazing food and their cocktails are just fabulous too!

  16. A A.
    • 262 reviews
    9.25/10

    We loved it, but we’re surprised to be turned away when we arrived a few minutes early. It would have been preferable to have known in advance or to have been ushered in and invited to wait at the bar. The food and the service made you for the initial irritation

  17. A A.
    • 282 reviews
    8/10

    The food was delicious and unusual. Service was very attentive although they did forget one item on our order. The atmosphere is funky but a bit noisy.

  18. Karen C.
    • one review
    9.75/10

    Chef changes the menu seasonly but there are a few dishes that a must to remain on the menu... what they are you going to have to go and find out yourself... stand out dish for me was the Whipped Tofu OMG so good ??

  19. David J.
    • 6 reviews
    8.25/10

    Deliciously original food beautifully presented. Service is a little haphazard with some staff willing but under trained for a restaurant of Xo's quality.

  20. Sarah G.
    • 4 reviews
    9/10

    Great food, the cocktails were delicious!

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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