Head here for bold Asian-inspired dishes and, thanks to it being set menu only, zero decision making.
Jasmine Crittenden
Published on March 06, 2020
Updated on November 26, 2021


If you think you know Southeast Asian food, you're in for a ride at XO Restaurant. Here, Malaysian-born head chef AK Ramakrishna gives traditional dishes a whole new life. The venue used to offer an a la carte menu, with the likes of the Asian Bolognese, where stir-fried udon noodles meet Ramakrishna's signature XO chicken ragout and come topped with a 60-degree egg; steamed dumplings; pork katsu banh mi; and XO's spin on nasi goreng with squid ink fried rice, spanner crab and 'fluffy egg floss'. But now, it's moved to set menu only — and you can bet the same inventive (and downright delicious) approach to food is celebrated, perhaps even more so.

The banquet menu costs $85 per person and includes nine dishes, including sides and dessert. XO scored its first Chef's Hat in 2020, so things have been busy — we recommend booking ahead.


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