Head here for bold Asian-inspired dishes and, thanks to it being set menu only, zero decision making.
March 06, 2020
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.