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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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Value for money

dined on Sat, 17 Aug 2019

We had high expectations but the food didn’t live up to it. They were tasty but portion is small for the price. Service is great.

dined on Sat, 17 Aug 2019

Seating not comfortable. People packed in a little bit too tight.

dined on Tue, 13 Aug 2019

Great venue and really good attentive service

dined on Sat, 10 Aug 2019

As usual everything was fantastic, including our waitress May.
Brian Langton

dined on Sat, 10 Aug 2019

Excellent food and service
Pela Skrzeczek

dined on Fri, 9 Aug 2019

Can’t beat this place.

dined on Wed, 7 Aug 2019

Wonderful and innovative cuisine

dined on Tue, 6 Aug 2019

Great service. Very noisy and even though we booked a table we ended up at a bar/high table which wasn’t very comfortable.

dined on Tue, 6 Aug 2019

Thank you also to the beautiful May our waitress who made the experience extra special

dined on Sat, 27 Jul 2019

Consistently great and innovative food and changing wine list with local wines. The atmosphere has a real buzz about it and the service is always impeccable but not intrusive. We are proud to bring interstate friends and family to our neighbourhood gem!
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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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