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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.

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dined on Thu, 18 Jul 2019

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

dined on Sat, 25 May 2019

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

dined on Sat, 4 May 2019

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

Great atmosphere. Fun music and staff. Awesome food.

dined on Mon, 8 Apr 2019

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

dined on Thu, 28 Mar 2019

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!

dined on Tue, 26 Mar 2019

Amazing!! So so so good. Must try the feed me menu! Brilliant restaurant for a special occasion!
Hannah Dawes

dined on Fri, 22 Mar 2019

We love XO, it’s our go to dining option for the beat meals in Canberra. Food, service and playlist are always spot on.

dined on Sat, 9 Feb 2019

This restaurant serves great South East Asian favourites with an imaginative twist. Great wine and bar menu, well-presented and thoughtful food, great service. An absolute winner.
Steve Monahan

dined on Fri, 8 Feb 2019

We went for the Chinese New Year dinner @ $88 per head. It was eight courses. One was disgusting, one was average, two were excellent the rest were good. So it was a mixed night really.
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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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