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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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1196 reviews
Value for money
Damien Hall

dined on Wed, 4 Sep 2019

Still one of Canberra’s best restaurants - the food that comes out of the kitchen is brilliant matched by equally skilled and friendly staff - if you’re looking for the best Asian Bolognese, some superb sexy squid or a remarkable dumpling then XO is the place to dine - well done Kent and the team - XO is a Canberra institution (already)

dined on Tue, 3 Sep 2019

nothing specific to mention, great service, great setting,

dined on Mon, 2 Sep 2019

Excellent food and service

dined on Sun, 1 Sep 2019

We love XO. The staff make us feel very welcome, they are knowledgeable about the food & wine they serve and the food is delicious. It's consistently very good.

dined on Sun, 1 Sep 2019

Great degustation menu!
Peter Dickson

dined on Sun, 1 Sep 2019

Unfortunately for us it was a hit and miss Fathers Day Lunch. Some of the dishes were lovely others were average and not what we have experienced on previous visits. However we could not complain about the service it was up to its usual high standard.

dined on Sat, 31 Aug 2019

Especially like BYO and innovative menu. Thanks 👍

dined on Fri, 30 Aug 2019

Great service, lovely decor. Wine a bit limited and expensive but we did choose a nice one. Most dishes on the banquet were delicious.

dined on Fri, 30 Aug 2019

Great vegetarian options

dined on Fri, 30 Aug 2019

Classy - and I'm looking forward to coming back soon
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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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