Lunch Tue-Fri noon-3pm
Dinner Mon-Sat 6pm-11pm
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.