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XO

9.1/10
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16 Iluka Street, 2604 Narrabundah (ACT)See map

Average price A$75

Set Menu (Sample Menu, Changes Weekly) A$80

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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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Chef Anand Ramakrishna
  • Average price A$75
  • American express Welcome
Set Menu (Sample Menu, Changes Weekly) A$80
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Reviews

9.1/10
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  • Vivian L.

    May 20, 202116 reviews

    10/10

    Great food and service. Will definitely go back.

  • Jason W.

    May 15, 202118 reviews

    9/10

    Well worth a visit. The food was interesting with some excellent flavours, and the tasting menu meant we tried some different food, which was good for a change.

  • Malcolm R.

    May 11, 20211 review

    8/10

    A lovely evening out - thanks so much. We enjoyed the food and the service, not so much the seating, but that's life. Keep up the good work. Gaye and Malcolm

  • Patrick L.

    May 3, 20211 review

    10/10
  • Robyn W.

    April 27, 20215 reviews

    8/10

    Really interesting menu, with delightful staff who made us feel very welcome. Buzzy on a Tuesday evening. The dessert capped off a delicious meal

  • David H.

    April 21, 20211 review

    9.5/10

    Great service and food with some interesting flavours. Accompanied by a good wine list where white sparkling or beer better suits the chilli undertones.Highly recommend a visit.

  • Sally M.

    April 17, 20215 reviews

    10/10

    Absolutely excellent. So much better than we’d even expected after reading other reviews. The flavours were fabulous and great wines (chosen with excellent support)

  • Lauren C.

    February 11, 20211 review

    9.5/10

    Delicious food, great wine, fantastic service. Loved it!

  • Kathryn R.

    January 23, 20214 reviews

    6/10
  • Tony G.

    January 15, 20212 reviews

    10/10
  • Nicola E.

    January 7, 20212 reviews

    7/10
  • Meiks F.

    December 18, 20207 reviews

    9/10

    No need for rice & potato on the same dish - that’s my only constructive comment - everything else was perfect !!

  • Bruce M.

    December 16, 20201 review

    10/10

    All was fine but our table was under an air conditioning vent and was unpleasant. The staff were aware but could not respond as the restaurant was full.

  • Mary C.

    December 16, 20202 reviews

    9.5/10
  • Debra H.

    December 14, 20209 reviews

    10/10

    Superb dinner. Very accommodating with dietary requirements.

  • Rose O.

    December 11, 20202 reviews

    10/10

    XO my local - & feel blessed to have such a brilliant restaurant within walking distance of home. Great menu selections & wine list love the ambience & service ! Thanks Kent

  • Louise B.

    December 11, 20202 reviews

    6/10

    The raised chairs were super uncomfortable. A low upholstered chair would have fitted just as well and been nicer to sit in for a long period of time.

  • Paul C.

    December 7, 20204 reviews

    9/10

    Really good food and good service. Highly recommended if you want to try Asian food with creativity and flair but without an arrogant, show-off factor.

  • Chris S.

    December 4, 20204 reviews

    10/10

    Lovely meal, tasty dishes. Small portions but the flavours were amazing. Very pricey - definitely somewhere special and not your everyday kind of place

  • Georgia U.

    November 11, 20201 review

    10/10

    Omg the food was so good !! And the staff were so kind and accommodating. 10/10 can’t wait to go back !!

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16 Iluka Street, 2604, Narrabundah (ACT), Australia

About the restaurant

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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