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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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1197 reviews
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dined on Tue, 18 Jun 2019

Creative honest food outstanding service

dined on Sat, 15 Jun 2019

The food was divine. Taste experience along with exceptional service makes this place a definite destination for future visits. The amount spent included higher end aperitifs and spirits. We loved it.

dined on Sat, 15 Jun 2019

Really tasty asian food with a difference

dined on Sat, 8 Jun 2019

Small portions but really tasty food.

dined on Wed, 5 Jun 2019

Seriously delicious food - even the person amongst our group who is usually sceptical about 'modern' Asian food and the prices that go with it, thought it was lovely. Service and ambience /lighting of the restaurant was great too. Even though the restaurant was full (on a Wednesday night in Canberra ! good sign), service was very attentive and the noise level, because of the appropriate floor covering, was fine. We could actually hold a conversation without yelling. Most enjoyable celebratory evening.

dined on Wed, 5 Jun 2019

Quality of the food excellent Quantity practically non existent

dined on Tue, 4 Jun 2019

Great food with great services, the casual dining environment for fine dining, very unique!

dined on Fri, 31 May 2019

Great atmosphere, fantastic service and good food.
Leonard Blazeby

dined on Wed, 29 May 2019

Friendly and very knowledgeable staff who remember return customers - good knowledge of wine list

dined on Wed, 29 May 2019

The food was innovative and exciting. Staff worked beautifully with a bunch of old ducks amongst the trendy. They dealt capably with allergies and provided most helpful advice when sought.
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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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