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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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Hannah Dawes

dined on Mon, 16 Sep 2019

Always fantastic!

dined on Mon, 16 Sep 2019

I've been to XO every year since it opened and I can always expect good service and delicious food. The team there are friendly and take care of you like family. The Collab event was also amazing! Different combinations of taste that works. Can't wait to see what else is to come from the team!

dined on Sat, 17 Aug 2019

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

dined on Fri, 9 Aug 2019

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

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

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.
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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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