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)"
""... truly satisfying Vietnamese food, generously portioned, great value and served with a smile by busy-busy waitstaff... ** (highly recommended)"
"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
"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."
"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
"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
"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
"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
"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
"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. Read TimeOut review
I'd heard such good things about this Vietnamese restaurant, and I wasn't disappointed. Sydney Food Lovers
"Xage restaurant delivered deliciously mouth-watering food, with good atmosphere and quick & delighful service" Jem's Gourmet, Aug 2013
"It's just f****** amazing. Go for the curries, fresh rolls and good times." Two Brothers Eating, 5/13
"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
"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."
"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
"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
"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
If you are up for some refreshingly good, simple Vietnamese food in Surry Hills, Xage is a definite recommend!" Food Belly 3/7/10
"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
"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
"Xage is refreshingly unpretentious. The service is efficient, friendly and very attentive." Tasted by Two, 18/2/10
"Xage Vietnamese is that sought after combination of quality eats, good prices, and a smart yet casual atmosphere." Kashmir Brummel - Aol Travel