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The Crane Japanese Restaurant

20 Jetty Rd, Glenelg, South Australia 5045, Australia
+61 8 8376 7590
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good18%
  • Average14%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible11%
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Fusion
$$ - $$$
20 Jetty Rd, Glenelg, South Australia 5045, Australia
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Reviewed September 11, 2018

We came down on a Monday in September and found out The Crane had a new name and new menu. We decided to give it a go and were not disappointed. The chef is formerly of Yakumi (which is now closed) so knows his Japanese...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Tess C
Reviewed May 29, 2018

Popped in for dinner with the wife and found the place almost empty- however we were welcomed and given a good table- service was super attentive ensuring we got what we ordered from a menu that is a little bit difficult to understand. The food...More

Date of visit: May 2018
1  Thank Willo209
Reviewed December 30, 2017 via mobile

This not a real Japanese restaurant like they claim it is to be. We were in the resto actually to get something hot for dinner. We didn't want the cold sushi especially for my parents. We had a discussion with the waiter (I don't think...More

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank gregoryp133
Reviewed December 12, 2017

As people who read my reviews will note I love Japanese and this restaurant was up there with others I have reviewed. I went early so it was quite quiet but i can imagine it would get busy. The waiting staff were attentive and my...More

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank d0nt50
Reviewed November 6, 2017 via mobile

We have been here before and enjoyed it (not as amazing as tempenyaki at Benihaurnas)! We went back again as we felt like Japanese food but was told the grill was broken, very disappointing. However we ended up sitting in the booths of the sushi...More

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank Sarah B
Reviewed June 2, 2017

The Teppenyaki seafood meal was good, but ,,,, - The menu was poorly explained - when you order the $68 package it is actually for 2 people - I have eaten Teppenyaki all over the world and prawn heads and legs are invariably flattened and...More

Date of visit: June 2017
Thank croftonMelbourne
Reviewed May 1, 2017

Seeking some clean, fresh flavours, instead got bland glug. Battered and deep fried yakatori...are you kidding?

Date of visit: April 2017
1  Thank Ben S
Reviewed April 7, 2017

Special dinner for our 20th wedding anniversary. At least 15 minutes before our drink order was taken. 45 minutes before entrees arrived which I'm pretty sure the waiting staff prepared. 90 before the teppanyaki chef actually arrived at the restaurant and started to cook our...More

Date of visit: April 2017
1  Thank Trish A
Reviewed March 19, 2017

My partner and i wanted Japanese so we tried The Crane.Great choice it was fantastic we had Teppenyaki it was so fresh and the chef was brilliant he served us as if we were VIP'S we felt great but more importantly the food tasted magnificent...More

Date of visit: March 2017
Thank Hugom1954
Reviewed January 28, 2017 via mobile

New owner and much improved. This well run restaurant is consistently good with quick service. Unlike other restaurants they don't keep you waiting while they make Uber Eats orders! It's all fresh and well made

Date of visit: January 2017
Thank briantT6737MF
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
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12:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
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12:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 20 Jetty Rd, Glenelg, South Australia 5045, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  South Australia  >  Greater Adelaide  >  Glenelg
  • Phone Number: +61 8 8376 7590
  • E-mail
Welcome to The Crane Japanese Restaurant, the fantastic Japanese Restaurant on Jetty Road Glenelg Situated alongside the breathtaking heart of Glenelg, The Crane Japanese Restaurant offer hot food available on the a la carte menu, teppanyaki and also have a sushi train and a bar at the front of the restaurant. We offer a great range of tapas as well as sushi which go best on a hot summer day. If you're looking to entertain or just looking to impress, our teppanyaki is the best greatest idea for special occasions. Also all dishes are accompanied by an extensive & selected wine and unique sake menu designed to enhance flavours and ensure your dining experience is unforgettable. If you're just after a drink, we also have a bar with various local and imported beers, wine and sake. You can indulge in the unforgettable fresh, modern cuisine, served up by our friendly and dynamic team in the premier Adelaide Japanese Restaurant located right in the heart of the Glenelg Holdfast Bay.
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