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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 Tue, 16 Apr 2019

Always wonderful food and service here!

dined on Mon, 15 Apr 2019

XO continues to excellent in imaginative food and attentive and helpful service. The menu is a delight!

dined on Mon, 15 Apr 2019

First time and I was thoroughly impressed

dined on Sat, 13 Apr 2019

A wonderful food experience

dined on Sat, 13 Apr 2019

Great night. Good food, good wine.

dined on Tue, 9 Apr 2019

Delicious and innovative

dined on Mon, 8 Apr 2019

Group booking and all guests were impressed by this restaurant.

dined on Sat, 6 Apr 2019

Fabulous restaurant, would absolutely recommend to anyone. Awesome food with fantastic, attentive staff. Great food and great value.

dined on Thu, 4 Apr 2019

Starters were good, but the staff need to explain that if you order a meal ( I ordered the crispy chicken) that the only thing coming is a plate with chicken on it, and some soy sauce. This took be by surprise, for the price I was expecting a meal, not part of a meal. The pumpkin curry needed more sauce (it was too dry) Was expecting a great meal going off the reviews, but left disappointed. The staff were very friendly though 👍

dined on Thu, 4 Apr 2019

love your restaurant, I only have a couple of favourites and you are one of them :)
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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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