XO
Asian
  • 16 Iluka St,
    Narrabundah,
    Canberra, ACT
  • (02) 6295 9696,
    www.xo-restaurant.com.au/
  • Lunch Tue-Fri noon-3pm

    Dinner Mon-Sat 6pm-11pm 

XO
-35.332783,149.153871

XO moves to its own beat, the kitchen riffing on modern pan-Asian classics, the staff informal and enthusiastic. The spruced-up Asian diner decor and fun soundtrack complete the deal. No surprises that millennials and gen-Xers alike keep flocking here. Salt-and-pepper squid, twice-cooked pork belly bao, and minced prawn and pork dumplings tick the boxes. An Asian 'Bolognese' of udon noodles turned through chicken ragu and topped with soft-yolk egg is far from formulaic, though. Kingfish is likewise reimagined with a miso cure, wasabi nori and freeze-dried raspberry. And XO differentiates itself from the fried-banana brigade with desserts that range from a chrysanthemum soft-serve to a standout black rice pudding with coconut ice-cream. Bar offerings keep things rocking, with local craft beers, sake, whiskey and whisky, and a sharp wine list that features funky options from Canberra and the Adelaide Hills.


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At a glance

  • Wine:
  • One glass
  • Price:
  • E $10-$18

    M $28-$34

    D $14-$16 

  • Feature:
  • BYO
    Licensed
    Bar
    Vegetarian
    Wheelchair Access
    Outdoor dining
    Impressive Wine List
  • Cards:
  • American Express
    Eftpos
    MasterCard
    Visa
  • Bookings:
  • Bookings essential
  • Chef:
  • AK Ramakrishna & Jeffrey Shim

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