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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 Fri, 29 Mar 2019

Have been here several times and never disappoints. Great food , wine and importantly service. Great work all.

dined on Tue, 26 Mar 2019

Another great evening at XO. A wonderfully stylish place, buzzing with conversation and fun music, but not overly loud. Delicious food served with friendly efficiency. Great cocktails and a good selection of wines, saki and even whisky. What more could you ask for?

dined on Mon, 25 Mar 2019

XO is our favourite restaurant in Canberra. The food is always very good and very interesting. The Chef and Owners take a lot of pride in serving high quality and interesting dishes. The staff are very friendly and helpful.

dined on Sat, 23 Mar 2019

Food was nice. Service let down the experience.

dined on Sat, 23 Mar 2019

Service was fantastic and amazing food. Would highly recommend to family and friends. I go at least once a year for my birthday.

dined on Thu, 21 Mar 2019

Great way to catch up with friends.

dined on Sat, 16 Mar 2019

We found it to be a little on the noisy side, but aside from that it was excellent with great staff.
Peter Dickson

dined on Sat, 16 Mar 2019

Excellent Night great food and great Cocktails and Beer on Tap. Very Busy. Good Music and Good Atmosphere.

dined on Fri, 15 Mar 2019

Calamari dish was a bit lame while the Chengdu Snow desert was fantastic
Graham Cannon

dined on Fri, 15 Mar 2019

Great wine list , menu somewhat limited but delicious
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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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