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Review of XO

XO
Ranked #12 of 1,535 Restaurants in Canberra
Certificate of Excellence
Description: Committed to sharing our passion for food and the communal share plate culture of Asian dining, XO delivers an innovative, modern approach to traditional South East Asian cuisine that is grounded by an unwavering commitment to unpretentious, honest food and the highest standards of service.
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Description: Committed to sharing our passion for food and the communal share plate culture of Asian dining, XO delivers an innovative, modern approach to traditional South East Asian cuisine that is grounded by an unwavering commitment to unpretentious, honest food and the highest standards of service.
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

If you are a foodie, and you do NOTHING else in Canberra - eat at XO
Without doubt - the best food and wine experience in the last year. Chose your food - and give yourself a gift - let them chose matching wine by the glass. Simply spectacular!!!

Thank Stephanie G
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Reviewed 15 March 2018 via mobile

What great dishes. They even make lettuce into a great meal. Wonderful staff, relaxed atmosphere with 5 star food. Easy to see why it is always hard to get a booking.

Thank Glenn F
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Reviewed 15 March 2018 via mobile

Great service and excellent meal selection in a wonderful atmosphere. Thanks for an excellent night!

Thank worldlydelights
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Reviewed 12 March 2018

My wife and I were so impressed with our previous dinners at XO that she made a point of booking ahead for our recent Canberra visit. Unfortunately this place has really changed and is missing the generous professionalism it had. First dish was the dumplings, which were just as good as we remembered them but at 4 for $18 they don't come cheap. Next was Sexy Squid, which we had also tried previously but this time they got it way wrong and it was so sweet they could've served it for dessert! It was inedible and I complained. The waiter was polite and said they would replace it, which they did but this time it was not cooked well and was of the quality I'd expect from a cheap Chinese takeaway. We moved onto the pork neck curry which was great and I ordered rice and a side dish. A request for a little extra rice appeared on the bill for $3 - really?? Dining out is about the experience and all the little things reflect the attitude of the management. Last but not least the wines by the glass are not of the same quality that they were originally offering for the price. I'd have to be convinced they haven't 'dropped the ball' before going back again.

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2  Thank Mick H
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Reviewed 7 February 2018 via mobile

Fantastic restaurant tucked away at the nondescript Narrabundah shops. Lovely ambiance along with very friendly and efficient staff. The shantung bao and crispy lamb ribs were standouts for us on this evening. Every mouthful was a taste explosion. We also had the steamed dumplings, sexy squid and cauliflower nuggets. Dessert was a delightful pandan panna cotta with gula melaka and sesame tuile. Yum! Great restaurant - can't wait to come back to explore the rest of the menu.

Thank g_otani
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