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Critic Reviews

TimeOut Sydney - the 50 best restaurants in Surry HillsThe best restaurants in Surry Hills - TimeOut

"This streetside Vietnamese joint does huge trade thanks to incredibly cheap prices for super tasty food. " The best restaurants in Surry Hills, TimeOut Sydney, August 2017

TimeOut Sydney - the best cheap eats in SydneyThe best cheap eats in Sydney, TImeOut

"This usually busy Viet joint is BYO so come prepared." The best cheap eats in Sydney, TimeOut Sydney, July 2017

Good Food under 30 Guide 2014 smhGood Food Under 30 Guide, 2014

Xage has mastered the art of balancing herbs and spices to give you that kick of punchy freshness the cuisine is so loved for... ** (highly recommended)"

Review - Good Food under 30 Guide 2013 smhGood Food Under 30 Guide, 2013

""... truly satisfying Vietnamese food, generously portioned, great value and served with a smile by busy-busy waitstaff... ** (highly recommended)"

Everyday Eats 2012 guide reviewEveryday Eats 2012

"Consistently good and with all the attractions of casual street-side dining, Xage is the local Vietnamese people yearn for. Prompt service, fresh flavours and easy-to-share dishes... ** (highly recommended)" - Everyday Eats 2012

Eating and Drinking Sydney 2012Eating & Drinking Sydney 2012

"Xage is a time-efficient and wallet-friendly Crown Street dining option for those who love Vietnamese and don't mind the obligatory Sydney table-wait."

review twothousand xageTwoThousand (Sydney)

"The prices are right. The fit out is functional (if a little slick) and the menu - guys it's good. Real good." 1/8/10 Read TwoThousand

Everyday Eats 2011Everyday Eats 2011

"It's nearly always chock-a-block at this casual Crown St hole-in-the-wall... Feast on some great, reasonably-priced, home-style Vietnamese food, served with a smile." 23/2/11. Read Everyday Eats review

Good Food Guide 2011Good Food Guide 2011

"Global Gems -
Wildly popular and keenly priced, Xage [dishes] up down-to-earth, home-style cooking, from summer rolls to swampy, caramelised Berkshire pork shoulder." 7/9/10

xage review - good living - sydney morning heraldSydney Morning Herald

"When I first saw this relatively new and modern Surry Hills Vietnamese heaving with a young, lively crowd, I immediately wanted to have what they were having." - Terry Durack, Sydney Morning Herald, Good Living, 13/4/10. Read SMH review

Review - Xage - Restaurant - Surry Hills - Daily TelegraphDaily Telegraph

"The [summer] rolls, served cold with a slick of hoisin/peanut sauce, were good, but not as brilliant as the red chicken ... three pieces of the most flavoursome, tender chicken imaginable." - Jeff Collerson, Daily Telegraph, BestWeekend, 13/3/10. Read Daily Telegraph review

Review - Restaurant - Xage - Surry Hills - Time OutTimeOut Sydney

"Hankering for decent Vietnamese and don’t want to schlep to Cabramatta? Make your way to Xage. This streetside Vietnamese joint ... is cheap, it's run by a friendly crew and best of all, is super casual." - Myffy Rigby, TimeOut Sydney, February 2010. TimeOut Sydney

Blog Reviews

City of Sydney guide to Surry Hills

"Xage - There’s something to please all palates and dietary requirements" A local's guide to Surry Hills

I wasn't disappointed

I'd heard such good things about this Vietnamese restaurant, and I wasn't disappointed. Sydney Food Lovers

Mouth-watering Food

"Xage restaurant delivered deliciously mouth-watering food, with good atmosphere and quick & delighful service" Jem's Gourmet, Aug 2013

Amazing food, good times

"It's just f****** amazing. Go for the curries, fresh rolls and good times." Two Brothers Eating, 5/13

Decidedly fuss-free Vietnamese

"The food at Xage arrives swiftly – beautifully presented dishes, each one a colourful tumble of ingredients. ... Overall, the dishes taste fresh, light, and not too oily." Ctrl Alt Eat, 27/11/12

Ideal dining spot

"I have often walked past Xage and been amazed at how full and lively it always is, so it became part of my must try list, and it turned out to be the ideal pre-Peter Combe concert dining spot."

Champagne Duchess, 30/9/12

Hit the spot

"I quite like the little twists and combined with the chic, beautifully lit surroundings with open-plan walls, this is a really nice place to be." The Screaming Artichoke 10/11/11

Veggie friendly perfection

"I've often driven past Xage ... and thought I must check it out. Now I'm kicking myself for not sampling it earlier!" VegOz, 13/6/11

Buzzing, viet-style street action

"Restauranteur and chef Minh Nguyen's fairly comprehensive menu reads like a vietnamese hit parade... but with a refreshing honesty of flavours worthy of the best Mekong riverbank restaurants." surryhills2010, 15/1/11

Refreshingly good, simple food

If you are up for some refreshingly good, simple Vietnamese food in Surry Hills, Xage is a definite recommend!" Food Belly 3/7/10

Xage brings flavour to Surry Hills

"Upon our last visit, we literally stuffed ourselves to the brim, all for the excellent price of $25 including tip. Who would have thought? The food is delicious, modern Vietnamese, incorporating all the favourites ..." Lucinda Rose Constable, Pagesdigital, 1/7/10

There's a real buzz...

"When you see a restaurant that’s packed out on a Monday night, it either means there’s a buzz about it, or it’s simply bloody good. Both could be said about Xage." James O'Brien, 22/2/10

Refreshingly unpretentious

"Xage is refreshingly unpretentious. The service is efficient, friendly and very attentive." Tasted by Two, 18/2/10

Fresh, fabulous, affordable

"Xage Vietnamese is that sought after combination of quality eats, good prices, and a smart yet casual atmosphere." Kashmir Brummel - Aol Travel

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