XO Restaurant & Cocktail Bar
Time Out says
It's amazing there hasn’t been anything like this in the city before. Pan-Asian cuisine is such a crowd-pleaser. Whether it’s Wagamama in a Heathrow terminal or food on the streets of Thailand, there’s something everyone will like. XO has steamed into Accra to fill this gap, and it’s done it with great panache. It is located in One Airport Square, also home to the excellent Cafe Kwae, an area already known for its high-end dining. It’s a low-lit, intimate place, think calming wood and stone tones, that looks mostly to Japan for influence. The menu casts its eye across the Far East, however. Starters alone include Chinese tofu with an Asian sauce, a Vietnamese shrimp crispy roll and calamari with Thai sweet chilli sauce. The sumptuously-presented mains include Thai green curry and a fantastic baked sole fillet with black beans and ginger. The cocktails are easily among the best in Ghana, no surprise with Chris Beaney behind them. Journey to the West, a lapsang souchong-infused vodka with creme de peche, ginseng, honey and lemon, is beautifully presented in a tea pot. It is such a welcome addition to dining in Accra. Good food, brilliantly- executed.